Sunday, May 14, 2006

Galera Daze / I Love Typhoons

Two weeks ago I went to Puerto Galera with 7 of my officemates. (Ben, BJ, Daisie, Jan, Jyue, Mia, and Mike)

Mia has a very nice set of pictures from our trip
over here. Mike meanwhile, has the rants of the trip going on right here.

Of course, if you want my short version of the story, then here it is. We arrived in Galera some minutes after 1 in the afternoon, 5 hours off our intended arrival time. Once we got there, our first task was to find a place to stay in, since we didn't reserve any room (despite the long May 1 weekend and kids on summer break from school, hey, we were feeling adventurous!)

Short story of it was that we failed in task#1 (we even tried renting a tent from this Italian guy but he said (in straight Tagalog) that he was out of tents as well), and as we were hungry and dead tired, we just decided to cut our losses and go to another beach where we thought there would be less people. That desperation move took us two
barangays away from our original destination (White Beach) to the more obscure, less populous Talipanan Beach (It's the beach beside Aninuan Beach, which is the beach on the left of White Beach if you're facing the sea.) What I like about Talipanan is that it offers you basically the same beautiful beach (arguably better), but without all the noise and business of White Beach. (Another nice beach in Puerto Galera is the one in Big La Laguna. From what I remember, beach there is finer and whiter than in White Beach)

One word about Talipanan and Aninuan: Awesome!

The next day, we went back to White Beach to experience the Galera summer. And oh man, did we ever experience it! Galera with 4 pitchers of Mindoro Sling whacks you in the head pretty damn hard, I tell you.

The only thing I didn't like about this trip was that Galera was way too damn crowded. Literally filled to the brim.

The next day, we were on our way back to Manila when Joseph called us up and invited us to meet up with him in Makati for lunch and some other things. We obliged of course and met up with him at the Ayala malls, despite still being in our beach clothes. It was his 28th birthday, after all. Haha.

Over all, it was a fun, not perfect but great nonetheless, weekend.

Now I'm back in Manila, working on weekends in front of my laptop. Life is a balancing act, agree?

One thing that perks me up however is that it's finally the start of the rainy season. I love it when it rains. Temperature is moderately cool, and come on admit it, walking on the streets with the slight pouring of rain on your head, sun hiding behind gray clouds, is always fun. At least that's how I feel.

The rainy season made a big entrance this year with a pretty mad typhoon (Named Caloy by the local weather bureau.) I love typhoons and the huge amount of rain and nasty wind they bring. The only thing I hate about them is sometimes, they come with a death toll.

Which brings me to another point. If you are still reading this blog up to here, please donate to charity. (Wala lang, just thought I'd say it.)


Oh, and it's Mother's Day today right? Happy Mother's day to my mom (who doesn't read this), and to all the mom's out there (who do read this.) You rawk.

6 complaints:

strandedsoul said...

wala naman nakipag-flirt na bading sayo sa galera whehe...

lateralus said...

fallen trees blocked our way home from sorsogon. hehe

you have 28 year old friends?! wow.

peejay said...

^ i think that's better than having 16 year-old friends ;)

monsterboy said...

Catfight!! Hehehe.

Uy, daming tao sa galera, parang Baclaran. Hehehe.

Joseph R. Avisa said...

hey alvin! it's just now that i got the chance to visit your blog! hay naku! kung anu-ano na pala pinagsasabi mo dito! apihin ba ako sa blog mo?! 23 years old pa lang po ako no!!!

hellgod said...

Benj, you're friends with PJ and Ron... That's a double wow right there. :)))

Peace Ron and PJ :D