While the other half of the world is busy preparing for their trip the beach or to their vacation, we here have already experienced the warmth of the sun and are now preparing for the coming rainy season. Days of traffic, getting stranded, crossing through floods and feeling the chilly wind are yet to come. But before that comes, let me look back at the summer days that passed.
My summer is much memorable this time than last year. Thanks to new places that I visited and first time experiences that I never thought I’d be doing. Here are the things I did this summer, ranked from least to most memorable experiences.
Laiya, Batangas Trip. It was only half a day visit to the nearest and most accessible beach from the metro. After experiencing few issues about our incoming company summer outing, we thought of visiting the place for an ocular. Nothing much happened in the place but it was memorable because we were only four. It was the first time that I enjoyed the company of only four people by spending hours of sleeping in the bus, ranting about things, long walk on the beach and of course swimming.
Tagaytay Trip/ Taal Hike. Believe it or not I haven’t been to Tagaytay until the moment my office mates and I went there last March. It was an overnight trip. The night was spent eating at Rotonda, where a lot of nice restaurants line up. Tagaytay was really cold especially that night because we ate on the roof with plants and dim lights to make for a cozy ambiance. The next morning, some of the group went to Tagaytay. Again, this was my first time going there and it is a lot more fun to be able to climb the famous volcano along with my friends. It was a dusty trip up, not to mention smelly because of the horse dung lying around the path. We climbed crater for only 30-40 minutes. It was the hot weather that made the trip difficult so if ever you want to visit the place, go there early too avoid the harsh heat of the sun. The crater was deep green, much like the pictures I’ve seen in the postcards. But seeing Taal volcano personally is an experience to remember. Of course we won’t let the opportunity to take some crazy shots pass by.
Photos by Jane Galvez
Camp-tipolo Team Building. After a few issues on our departmental summer outing we end up taking a team building venue in Antipolo. Camptipolo is like an adventure camp that caters companies and groups that would like to establish camaraderie and cooperation while having some friendly competition with each other. After dividing the group to two, we eventually compete at obstacles like Tarzan jump, tight rope and balancing log. The first activity did not show mercy on my competitive inner spirit. I fail to cross the water and feel on my back. I was eager not to dive into the water again that is why I did my best in the next few activities and successfully walk through the tight rope and balancing log. In the end, our team did not win, but I took the male MVP awards which was shocking. It was a tiring day but it was a memory filled with laughter, trash talking and joy- definitely a memory to remember. Continue reading