Earlier this month, I was able to take a break from the unbearable heat in the metro and visit Nasugbu, Batangas. I personally see the white sand beach resorts this place was proud of.
Together with my dad, grandmum & uncle, we left Bulacan around 7 o’clock in the morning. It was a long drive indeed. We reached our destination around noon. We’re on the road for almost five boring hours! But upon reaching the place, we realized how this trip was really worth it! I swear I could live in Nasugbu!
Checked in at Canyon Cove Beach Resort. The resort’s ambiance lets us enjoy the perfect blend of recreation and relaxation.
Our hotel room was situated at the 5th floor, and here’s a view of the place from there.
Since it’s too hot to go for a swim, we decided to just chill by our room. And suddenly it is sunset already! I really love the view of it.. it reminds me of romantic couples, holding hands, sweet kisses. Aahhhh why?
Went for a night swimming instead. They have one extremely large pool, I could call it an infinity pool already. It was very chilly at night, but enjoyed the water all the same.
Forgive me for the same places of the photos, I have numerous shots taken from the balcony of our room. And this, was the next morning.
The obligatory picture by the place’s name or whatever. My pretty grandmum wasn’t smiling uuhhh
Breakfast buffet was included.
Left the place around noon. I’ll see you again Nasugbu!
Had lunch at Leslie’s I in Tagaytay. We were told that house specialty was the Bulalo, it’s a must-try! We ordered one plus Patatim and Pinakbet with Lechon. Since one serving is already enough to feed up to four persons, we have a lot of left overs! But the food was really good.. if only there are Leslie’s branches nearer.
This was a view from Leslie’s I. It was situated just at the right place so people will have a view of the Taal Volcano, which is known as the smallest volcano in the world.
Last stop was at the People’s Park in the Sky. We just kinda checked out if the place was improved, but only to disappoint us. But we still liked the place because since it’s on a higher location, the wind is just so cool.. gives me enough chills.
We actually passed by that road to reach People’s Park. The place is really high and it was overlooking Tagaytay.
There you have it! I hope my post does justice to Nasugbu & Tagaytay. I hope I can see this places again, paradise!
This is a tagalog post
The title is a warning, you may or may not understand what am I going to put in here. It’s been a while since I last updated my blog, and it is only now that I feel like ranting and typing. Please forgive me, I just need to let some things out.
Hindi ko talaga maintindihan ang sarili ko. Sarili ko to, pero miski ako gulong-gulo. Hindi ko alam kung bakit kailangan kong magpanggap… magpanggap na matapang ako, na malakas ako, na kayang-kaya ko lahat. Pero deep inside… mahina talaga ako, duwag, at lalong iyakin. Sabi nila, yung taong pinakikitang malakas siya kahit na halos sasabog na yung kaloob-looban nya.. sila daw talaga yung taong malakas at buo ang loob. Kasi kaya nilang pagtakpan yung tunay nilang nararamdaman, kahit napakasakit na. Ganoon nga kaya ako? Sa napakaraming pagkakataon, kinaya kong humarap sa problema ng nag-iisa. Yung mga taong akala ko tutulungan ako, hanggang akala ko lang pala. Yung mga taong inaasahan ko sa mga oras na yun, hanggang asa din lang pala. Gustong-gustong kong umiyak sa harap ninyo, pero hindi ko alam kung bakit hindi ko magawa. Ayaw ko kasing kaawaan ako, kaya pagtalikod ninyo.. pag alam kong mag-isa na lang ako, tsaka ko lang ilalabas lahat. Na kahit walang nakakarinig sa akin, ayos lang.. Kaya ko namang ako lang. Lagi ko namang kinakaya.
Wag nyo din sana akong i-judge ng base lang sa mga nakikita ninyo, sa mga naririnig ninyo, o sa kung ano mang balita na basta nyo lang nakukuha sa bibig ng kung sinong hindi nyo din naman talaga kilala. Hindi ninyo ako kilala, kahit nga siguro parents ko hindi ako kilalang-kilala. Ni hindi nyo naman ako nasubaybayan sa paglaki ko, ni hindi nyo naman alam kung paano ako pinalaki.. kung ano lahat ng pinagdaanan ko para maging eto ako, kung sino ako ngayon. Kaya wag kayong mag-assume na alam nyo lahat ng tungkol sa akin, dahil pupusta ako.. wala pa sa sampung porsyento ng buhay ko ang alam nyo. Walang nakakakilala sa tunay na ako, tanging si Lord lang at sarili ko mismo.
Kung friend kita, classmate or schoolmate.. alam kong curious ka kung ano ba tong pinagsasabi ko. Pero dahil public blog to, at pinili mo ding basahin.. isa lang wish ko, wag mo ng ipagsabi kung ano man yung nabasa mo. Hayaan mong mabasa na lang din nila to. Wag mo na akong tanungin kung sino o ano ba yung tinutukoy ko, wala kang makukuhang magandang sagot mula sa akin. Sapat na ito, para kahit papano.. may malaman ka. Mabasa sana to ng mga taong dapat makabasa.
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Relationships have stages
STAGE 1(1-3 Months): The Honeymoon Stage
Everything seems perfect, both are happy and feeling “in love.” You share moments, dates and just having fun with each other, sharing laughs and giggles. It’s like nothing could stop you. Your feelings are infinite, and for once you’re thinking, “This may work out….” and it seems like nothing could go wrong. You spend hours getting ready before going out with this person.
*If your relationship ended in this stage — Most likely, both rushed into the relationship too quickly. Being together was all too sudden and just for the moment. When one starts noticing the flaws, one gets a choice to move foward, or back away. Being friends has a high percentage of working out, but nothing to stress over. Both may just need the time to get to know one another better.
STAGE 2 (4-6 months): The Bumpy Road
Things are going okay now. The relationship is calm and settled; both are still mostly happy. Had a couple arguments and disagreements here and there, nothing huge. Start to notice some of each other’s flaws and aspects of their personalities not seen before, but still truly care for one another.
*If your relationship ended in this stage — You truly cared about this person. You had the energy to fight for this person, yet you feel as if something was lacking, something was missing. It doesn’t feel right, one isn’t happy. When one isn’t happy, one tends to walk away to seek their new happiness. Being friends is still a possibility.
STAGE 3 (7-12 months): The Rocky Mountain
You start to realize who your partner really is. A few more arguments may occur. Problems with jealously, overprotectiveness may arise. Other people may come in the picture. The “in love” moments start to decrease, but you feel as if you’ve “fallen in love.” You tend to have this energy inside to strive and “make it work,” and you feel more comfortable being around this person, feeling more of yourself.
*If your relationship ends in this stage — You feel as if you’re hurt, depending on the circumstances. You were so sure that that person was “The One.” You were so SURE that he/she was different. But like a cancer, a problem that may have happened, a small issue, grew into something larger that took over what was made between two people. You still miss this person from time to time. You still remember the memories. Being friends may be difficult right away, but over time, you slowly mature up, and learn the reality of it.
STAGE 4 (1 year or more): The Long Road
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 years, huh? This person truly means something to you. You are “in love” with this person. He/she made a difference in your life. No one else knows you more than this person. You guys have been through the good, the bad, and the ugly, and still strive to make it last.
*If your relationship ends in this stage — You feel heartbroken; it’s tough. You can’t sleep, can’t eat, you miss him/her, you try to move on, you try meeting new people, but seems like nothing works. For whatever reason the split occured, it must’ve been something important, or something must have been so wrong that it took over. Being “just friends” is impossible, because if you tried to be friends, you wouldn’t be able to thing of them in any other way besides the one you once “loved”.
Tears for a film
The reasons why I cry over a film is mainly because the story is touching, it is about dogs or when an animal dies on the story. But most of the time, I cry because I can relate to a certain scene or even to the whole story itself.
Just this afternoon, I found myself crying over some parts of the old tagalog film “Mila”, starring Maricel Soriano. No, it’s not that those kinds are my taste on movies. I watched it because I needed to, I am making a film analysis of it as a requirement for my Filipino subject. And I am thankful to my teacher for letting us watch such film.
You need to watch the whole film for you to understand it well, I’m just sharing you small parts where my tears came running down my face. There was this scene when Mila came back to her mom, her mom who gave her away when she was little. Maybe it was the excitement of a mother to see her daughter again, so even though Mila is already on her thirties.. her mom asked Mila to lay on her lap as she caressed Mila’s hair. And on that scene, I cried. I may be shallow, but mother-daughter scenes are one of my tear-jerker. You see, I’m living far from my mom.. and seeing those kind of scenes make me wanna go straight to France and hug my mommy. Next tear-jerker was when Mila’s students stated all their appreciations for her. When the students stood in front, thanking her for all the patience on teaching them and for the lessons and knowledge she had shared to them. I cried over that scene because faces of my then and now teachers flashed before me, they all have a great impact on my life. I am this person now, because of them. We all became students, we all experience being with teachers.. may we not forget everything our teachers did for and to us.
I actually love how one film can touch hundreds of lives. I salute the directors, producers, script writers, actors and all the people behind a film for giving the viewers an opportunity to watch amazing movies. This is not the first time I cried over a film, and I believe you shed tears for a movie too?