love this shot!
Out of 6 people that have agreed to join on this trip, only 4 turned up. :) Not bad at all. ;) But the thing is, the one who suggested this place was one of those persons who didn't make it. Nice! ;) Anyway, we carried on. Packed our bags and headed out. Alright, I wasn't carrying anything because I stuffed all my "essentials" in my brother's bag...even my IDs, ATM cards, my phone, all of it! :) So if I got lost, abducted, murdered or whatever...there's no way to identify me but with the camera I have tied around my wrist. Haha! ;)
We arrived at around 3:30pm in Daet
and took a tricycle to Bagasbas
about 5km away. :) We got off all sweaty and hungry (or maybe it was just me.
they found their new buddy! lol!
I know I just ate a full meal 2 hours ago, but hey!) but of course our first inclination was to look for a place to stay which didn't prove to be so hard since there's only one at the end of the road. :P It costs 500php/night among the 4 of us. For a rural place, it's good enough. You have water running down the faucet (upon request), twin beds with clean sheets, lights are put on until morning and the place is quiet - too peaceful, even - because there's no one there but us. It is creepy, I should say. You'd hear the sounds cows and sheeps make instead of irritating criquets. If you want karaoke and a beer, you can go to one of those pubs that locals frequent. Most people there when drunk don't just look for some crazy fun, they look for trouble. There have been a few times where my brothers get silly comments from these losers at each store we go to (which is usually attached to a mini-bar).
what am I doing? :)
So if you want to stay out of it, you better have your beer in your room and settle with the mp3s saved on your mobile phone. ;) That's what we did. ;) My brothers just told us to avoid those places because they didn't want to get into any fight because of me..err, us - girls! hahaha! :P
In the morning, we went for a swim! :) And my brothers, who still can't get enough of skimboarding, practiced some more. :) The kid named John Paul from the day before who taught them how to do it was there again asking us where we're going to have lunch - that's because we bought him dinner last night. ;) I have also tried skimboarding and it was fun - it just hurts when you fall. I twisted my ankle in one of those several attempts of getting on the board. :P But you will never learn if you don't keep on trying.
Well, my efforts didn't end in vain because I was able to do it. Yay! I should just pick up the right speed (to chase the board) at the right time...next time! 5 hours after 6am and by this time, everyone's already starving so we went back to our place to get some shower, fix our stuff and check out before eating. We have developed a certain fondness for the kid so we took him out to lunch with us. The people at the restaurant wanted to shoo him away (because of his tattered clothes) but when we said he was with us, they left him alone. Before we left, my brother also gave him some shirts and stuff and he was so grateful for it. Such a sweet kid.:)