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Post-summer Beach: Never too late to unwind

A little bit of rambling…

In the Philippines where it’s scorching hot almost throughout the year, April and May are the popular time for some summer escapades. Tourists from overseas and from other regions in the country come flying over to the many beaches around the country. Students are no exception to those who seek temporary break in the clear blue tranquility of waters and get away from real-life stresses in order to face again these monsters of reality with renewed vitality.

Welp. The situation has changed for some of us. To those who had to go through the first attempted college academic year shift, this year has been quite the challenge. One, the holidays are messed up. The previously separate semester and Christmas breaks are now combined into one semester break. Two, there’s literally no “summer break”. By the time the year ends the hot months of April and May are already over.

Students from other schools may pity us for not getting proper tan lines or sun-kissed hair. And even when May was approaching its end, there already were occasional nightly rains. So it is quite a matter of luck to catch up on the beach episodes of our post-stressful finals life. And, thank goodness, we live in a city where going to the beach is practically not impossible.

Living in Davao City sure is a bliss. The city’s official slogan, “Life is here.”, is almost true (only almost, for various reasons I will not divulge here for they are not the point). As for why it’s true, one of the reasons to that is it is an ideal location from where you can go to the beaches (among many other trip-worthy destinations) in all directions.

Thus, it really was never too late to play with my friends and stay overnight on a beach resort! Pictures of our trip included below! Continue reading Post-summer Beach: Never too late to unwind

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Summer before it ends: Beach outing with friends Pt2

《 Part 1 

BF#1’s arrival
Yay! He finally arrived! There’s no time to waste anymore, so we positioned ourselves for a candid group shot.

BF#1, GF#2, yours truly, BF#2, and GF#1. Still 5/6. We will be complete in the future, for sure. 🙂
 Lunch time

Continue reading Summer before it ends: Beach outing with friends Pt2

Summer before it ends: Beach outing with friends Pt1

Yesterday was a very memorable day for me and high school friends! June 7, 2014. It was because our plan to have a beach outing has finally been realized for the first time after our high school graduation. It took us more than 3 years to see this dream come true right in front of our eyes. But there was just this one problem we have been having for more than 3 years. One member hasn’t been going home from his distant university and we still haven’t been together since the dawn of our college days. We didn’t let this bother us since we all know we still have many chances to get together. Continue reading Summer before it ends: Beach outing with friends Pt1