Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Anawangin Cove Part 2

Anawangin Cove
Pundaquit, Zambales
April 24-25, 2010

"Love is sweeter the second time around."

...and so is the revisiting of anawangin beach. This time a much better weather and we now took the boat instead of trekking Mt Pundaquit's mountain trails.

Looking at the almost empty river, i recalled the first time we got here and what happened to us that day...we have trekked for 5 hrs to reach the other side and we ended up being trapped in an islet sorrounded by a swollen river. Heavy rains dripping all over us, lightning and thunder made us pray for our dear life...and we feared that it might be the last day of our young lives. But we survived! thanks to those who have helped us get through it. It is a miracle!

(RELATED POST: Mt Pundaquit first climb)

One thing that made this trip a special one is that, its our friend's birthday...

the birthday girl =)

we set-up our tents underneath the pine trees...the beach is crowded, its sunny and humid but i had fun with my girlfriends... swimming, exploring and taking pictures.

The next day, we visit a nearby island, The Capones Island but we're not able to reach the lighthouse because of strong waves.

And we got the chance to take a bath at the traditional water pump we call POSO!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Fun Day at the Splash!

MSI-ECS Teambuilding 2010
Splash Island, Laguna
April 17, 2010

Fun-filled activities awaits all of us at the Splash
Island Resort to beat the summer heat...

4 Teams will be competing in a physically challenging ground and water games...its fun, fun, fun under the sun!


6:00 AM
Breakfast, registration..then 6 buses bounds south!

7:30 AM
Stretching, Snacks...then ground games!

Series of games simutaneously took place: wall climbing, zipline and ground relay:
Bubble Walk

11:30 AM
Early Lunch Break and more picture-taking!
1:00 PM
Cheering Squads of each team gets wet and wild in a splashing cheering competition!

battle of the titans resumes in exciting water games!
Water Takeshi

Zorb Ball Boat Race
2:30 pm
Announcing of Winners..we, the SAGADA ORANGE team bagged the Best Female Summer Look, Best Team Leader and Best Team! although we're not victorious on games standing, we're very much proud of our team...for giving support to each player, for showing sportsmanship and for simply having a great time!

After all the's our free time!
We tried every water ride that is available: Tausug trails, , King Pilipit(and this one too!), Magellan's Drop and had a relaxing salbabida swim at the Balsa River to end it all..

Big Bam Boo (everybody should try this!) The Balsa River
ahh...what a day! =)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Biyaheng Norte 2010

This year's PS & MIS' much anticipated destination is up north...
First stop is where the Hundred Islands are. City of Alaminos, Pangasinan.

We depart from QC at about 9:00PM of April 8 with our rented Mini-bus and arrived at Ferrer's resort at 2:00AM. By 9:00AM, a bright, sunny day... the adventure begins...
We had a 200-step trek at Governor's, the highest peak among the Islas, to view its neighboring islands. After that we went on to visit Children's.
We jumped off 10-15ft high and took a plunge into Imelda Cave's deep water. There are bats hanging from the cave's ceiling and the water is cold. You have to swim out of the cave, get pass through some blankets of seaweeds and climb up if you want to try jumping again. After the challenging jump at Marcos Island, others went on to Quezon Island to prepare our lunch... grilled Pork Liempo and Tilapia! Others had set up camp at Romulo Island. Swimming after eating!

By 4:30PM our boats came to fetch us. After dinner, the usual activities forum, welcoming of newbies and the highlight, announcing the winners of PS & MIS "ang PINAKA...."
lights out....

On Saturday, our next stop: Bolinao, Pangasinan.
We took a 30-minute bangka ride to take a look at the giant clams, sea urchins, coral reef and star fish at UP Marine Science Institute's protected area near Silaki Island.
We geared up our snorkelling gears and enjoyed the underwater view.
By noon, we went on to what Brgy Patar is boasting for, its long, white sand beach. Only paying P200 for cottage and P50 for parking, we have enjoyed the beauty of the beach, the white powdery sand, the calm, sparkling sea water and the fresh air. SULIT NA SULIT!!!

Before going home, we stopped by at the lighthouse overlooking the south china sea and Brgy Patar's long beach and bought some local delicacies at pasalubong store.
Tired and exhausted, everybody fell asleep the rest of the roadtrip... 4 hours later we're back in QC...
I will definitely bring some more friends here.... =D
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