Except Surfing: A Retreat to La Union

On a typhoon season, I wasn’t worried about the rain or about not being able to surf on the waves of La Union.

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2 Broke Girls: Sassy in Nagsasa

Exactly one year ago, in the same month of April, I was in probably the most stressful job I’ve ever been in – in the field that is in fact notorious for high demands and long hours of work. Sleeping in at the office was the norm. We often went home past midnight or past … Continue reading 2 Broke Girls: Sassy in Nagsasa

Baler, Aurora: No photos. Just the sound of the waves.

I thought two days and one night wouldn’t be enough, but our trip was prime. Baler, Aurora felt so bucolic. The bus station was small and rocky with tricycles on the side waiting for tourist passengers who would go for a ride around the town. The streets were small but not congested. Houses and establishments … Continue reading Baler, Aurora: No photos. Just the sound of the waves.

BICOL Summer Spree: DAY 2 – Whale Shark Interaction

Read first about DAY 1 here. There had been much anticipation of the beach that morning. What I hadn't anticipated was the surge of butterflies that increasingly brushed my stomach as I road the boat, held back and waited, and finally jumped and glanced at the gentle giant swimmer of under the sea. We registered … Continue reading BICOL Summer Spree: DAY 2 – Whale Shark Interaction

BICOL Summer Spree: DAY 1 – Donsol, Sorsogon

It was a fun jeepney ride with the townsfolk—women with large bayongs, parents with children on their lap, men hanging on outside the back. There were vendors, too, from whom we bought local sweet treats as snack during the long ride to Donsol beach.   We’d made a reservation in advance to make sure we … Continue reading BICOL Summer Spree: DAY 1 – Donsol, Sorsogon