Monday, July 16, 2012

summer never ends

Oweeem. Backloooogs. So many things to write about. I've been really busy lately - o yeah, the usual excuse of bloggers who went on hiatus. Haha! For one, I just moved to my Eastwood Condooow. I am renting though, it's not mine. :P More on that when I find time. Next, I've been busy with work. It's getting the life of me, really. I just moved up with my role. So far, so good. You know me, kina-career ko lahat! Choz! Sooo.. I'm done with my excuses. Let's move on to my 'summer never ends' story. Shall we? :)

Last June {oo June pa toh! So?}, I went to Pamarta Bali in Bataan along with my forever travel buddies, Dwin and Sheena. We were supposed to meet in Genesis Terminal in Taft at 6am but Sheena and I woke up late. Not really sure if Dwin made it that early but we're pretty sure he waited long because we arrived there at 10am. 4 hours difference with the scheduled meet up time. Now who wants to be friends with me? Hahaha! 

We took the bus going to Balanga, Bataan. It left the terminal at around 11am  and we reached Balanga at around 3pm. It was butt-numbing but nothing compares to our 13-hr travel to Sagada. So keri lang ang inip at antok this time. By the way fare is around 200php. 210 ata? Hehe. Here goes my short term memory again. From Balanga, we took a mini bus going to Morong. Fare is 70php. And can I just emphasize how uncomfortable the ride was? I was seated in the left side, the one which according to them is good for three persons. Lokohan ata yun. I can't count how many times I almost fell since I was seating beside the aisle. When we arrived in Morong, I found out Sheena has the same story. Oh yeah, we were not seated next to each other. Kanya-kanyang hirap in that mini bus for around 1 and a half hours.

From where the mini-bus dropped us off, we still had to ride a tricycle to Pamarta Bali. But since we were already hungry and tired {and pissed off too?} we took our snack {or early dinner, whateves} in Lhine's Burger and Snack Haus. We also bought our supplies from the market.  

finally, in Morong :)

Then finally we took the tryc going to Pamarta Bali. It was worth 50php for the three of us. They only had few guests that night, probably because of the bad weather. We had the place all for ourselves most of the time. What's sulit mama? Hehe. :)

let the endless photo-ops begin

And indeed, it started with an endless photo-ops. I had my dear pana-pana while Dwin had his SLR too. We may had good cameras but we lack in photography skills. Aminin mo Dwin, ikaw rin. :D

our so called photography skillzz :P

I just love this stolen shot :')

When it's about to turn dark, Dwin left us to begin cooking our dinner. Sheena and I were lucky like that. As we continue to enjoy our infinity pool dream, hayun si Dwin nagluluto. :P

Sheena and Apple, unstoppable

Dwin just called us for dinner. He prepared steak daw pero mukhang adobo lang naman. Idk, I know nothing 'bout cooking. Haha! The dinner was good enough but what's better is that we got to catch-up with each other - work, love life and everything else under the sun. I came to realize {only now though} that we're lucky enough to have built such friendship considering I only got to be with them for a month in our office bench. The magic of friendship and Lord's blessing. Nagreflect na ang birthday girl, aysus. :)

dinner time, thanks Dwin :)

The next morning, Sheena and I continued with our endless photo-ops. Endless nga kasi. :) And guess what Dwin was doing while we were enjoying? Cooking our breakfast! Haha! Now, who wants Dwin for a friend? 

more infinity pool shots

my fave, taken by the great photog Sheena :P

Then it was time for brekky. Hotdog, egg and sinangag. We felt really at home. If we can only stay longer. 


After breakfast, we rushed to OUR pool again for more swim. Kasi nga dba, marunong na kong lumangoy? Choz! :P

 by OUR pool :P

Then Sheena and I headed to the beach for more photo-ops. It was drizzling then and Dwin didn't want to bring out his DSLR. Sariling sikap kame ni Sheena using my cam. You know us, mailipit lang ang gusto. :P We also had cray-cray moments in the shore while jumping over the waves. We were laughing and screaming like cuhhhrazy.

not so impressive shore

By 12 noon we had to check out from the resort. We decided to drop by the Pawikan Conservation Center. We paid 20php for the entrance fee. Too bad they don't have eggs and baby turtles. I want to see baby turtle so baaaadd. :( We only got to see Leatherback, Olive Ridley and Green Turtle. Ohmigad, this is so educational. Haha!


We took the same way going back to Manila. It was a more comfortable ride going home. We were back at around 7pm. Happier Kids with a shorter list of goals. :D :D

Goal #19. Luxurious infinity pool experience. CHECK!!



Orange Pulps ♥ said...

huwaw naman. you definitely have a great time ^_^

anney said...

Ganda namn ng resort na yan! Mapuntahan nga din sa summer! Ay baka maraming tao! Sige bukas pupunta na ako. hahaha! I love the idea that you can cook your own food. Sila na ba nag provide ng mga kitchen utensils?

Superjaid said...

ang ganda naman dyan. inggit ako sa infinity pool.

Sey said...

Photo-ops unlimited??? hehehe. I miss you Apple. Where have you been and where was I. HMMM, busy din, ang walang kasawaang excuse ng hiatus blogger. hahaha.

I want Dwin for a friend. Hihihi.

P.S. Will wait for the condo story :)

Apple Borbon said...

@orange pulps. yep yep. definitely. :)

@anney. yep! we borrowed everything. plus there's this mini sari-sari store where you can buy paper plates, spoon and fork. no hassle.

@superjaid. try to visit too. you'll surely love it there.

@sey. i missed you and your comments. haha! 'twas nice exchanging tweets with you again. ;)

Tsina said...

Yung isa pa nating goal, teh. :) Calaguas!! :P

Apple Borbon said...

@tsina. yes teh! next month :D