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Celebrating Birthday @ Pinamungahan, Cebu


…because everything is FREE! Transportation, accomodation and FOODS! I could not ask for more. Thanks to birthday boy, Andrew Tabanag for the FEAST.

“What happens in Pinamungajan stays in Pinamungajan!”

Along with work friends, we went to Tajao, Pinamungajan to attend our friend’s birthday celebration on November 06, 2010. It was a rush decision, if Migo hadn’t Ot-ed(making me overstay in the office until 9:30 PM), then I wouldn’t have that unforgettable experience.

Below are the reasons why it is unforgettable:
1. I saw falling star (twice) and made my wish. It’s my first time to see a falling star.
2. My first time to see sparkling thing in the water, Shaggy (Andrew’s wife’s friend) called it “Sea Plankton”. It was amazing, swimming with them made me feel like a sea goddess.
3. My first weekend getaway without Migo. It made me realized I should go out more without him. I didn’t even micro-text him. I really enjoyed the company a lot.
4. I had a long chat with someone. It was fun and amazing. Talking with her made me feel like talking to myself. Haha! (Thanks for the wonderful chat, mam!) We started swimming at 4 PM then swam out of water at 7 PM, a 3-hour memchathlon! Wow! But that didn’t end there, we had the 2nd part during our night swimming. Simply unforgettable. I wish we have more of it in the future.
5. Finally erased the uneasiness between friends. Hahaha!

The list of reasons above were only tidbits. There’s a lot more that no longer need to be blog because I’m sure my auto-erase memory cannot do something about it.

We rendezvouz at E-mall, 10 AM last Saturday. I arrived there earlier since I need to buy some travel must-haves stuffs (shampoo, soap, toothpaste and deodorant). While Andrew and Junmar were off for some crammed up shopping, the display of sun glassess enamored me that it made me bought one. Tsk! Migo will surely nagged me if he knew. When I finally saw them, I already spent PHP 500 for some lousy stuffs. Tsk! The shopaholic me is annoying.

After some meet up delays, we finally left through SRP at around 11 AM, aboard Andrew’s car with Junmar and Francis (picked him up at Minglanilla) at the back seat, convoy with JM’s car with passengers Ralf, Jill, Raymond and Angeli (picked her at Talisay).We were chatting through the entire almost 2 hour trip. We arrived at Calvo-Tabanag’s lodge at around 1 PM where lechon and yummy foods awaited us.

We were so hungry that we get foods immediately but that didn’t stop us from chattering over lunch. Teasings painted each one of us a smile. Angeli, Ralf, Jill, Raymond and me ate at a table on the terrace overlooking the seashore. Junmar and Francis opt to ate alone but in the terrace also. After lunch, Andrew put 2 bottle of Tequila’s on the table. I gulped, as remembered the last time I had tequila (Gurla’s hurot-dagat galore) and told them about it.

It was not my plan to drink but I hate to be a party pauper so I joined the drinking besides Angeli was kind enough to give me less amount compared to them, so I feel at ease. JM had his DLSR camera capture every moment of our drinking session. The pictures were very nice. I can’t wait to see it tomorrow. We were having fun at teasings,picture takings and drinking when I remembered about Jeshell. I texted her if she’s in Toledo.When she replied, I told Ralf about it and he called her. Jeshell decided to come. Andrew told us he would fetched Jeshell after getting the videoke. When Andrew, Junmar and Francis left, we decided to take more pictures and mellow the drinkings, still we emptied the bottle. I was not sure if it’s the 1st bottle or the 2nd bottle though.

When Andrew arrived, we were excited as we saw the videoke. Then the singing began. Jill and I decded to swim at 3:30 PM but decided to moved it at a time when Jeshell arrived. Jill and I were swimming from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. We were actually talking more than swimming. It was fun.

When we went out of water,dinner was ready and it seems everyone was busy drinking while we’re swimming that they looked drunk already. After dinner, Jeshell left. Another videoke session followed while waiting for Kai and Shaggy get into their swimming gear.

Around 10 PM, everyone geared up for the night swimming. Francis brought 1 bottle of Tequila.It was cool to drink Tequila in the sea water, no need of salt anymore. I just dipped the lemon unto the water(haha! Gross me! But I like it). We were swimming while drinking then suddenly, I felt weird and decided to stay ashore with Francis and Jill. When the bottle was emptied, we’re back at swimming, it was then that I saw the falling star. I made my first falling star wish ever. Then Jill and I had our 2nd chat session.

I haven’t checked the time we went out of water. I took a bath at 12:30 AM, changed into dry clothes and went back to the terrace. Videoke session again. The others retired early. Jill, Ralf, Francis, Junmar and me remained. Jill and I decided to sleep at 2:30 AM. The others survived until 4 AM.

I woke up late the next day, almost 10 AM. After brunch, I decided to take pictures around the place. Andrew’s kids(Andrea, Anika and Angela) were nice enough to follow me in my quest. I had fun having them around. Then Andrew announced lunch. I didn’t eat again despite the invitation.

Videoke session again until 4:00 PM. It was raining so our departure was delayed. It was OK since I had fun singing the songs I didn’t have the chance to sing again. The breakup and moving on songs that comforted me before. They actually teased me about it. Just fine cause it doesn’t sting anymore. Hehe!

We left at Andrew’s at 4 PM. I arrived at my boarding house at exactly 6 PM. Started writing this while waiting for Migo,had dinner with Migo and then he left. I proceeded to mass alone. Back at boarding house at 9 PM, feeling sad so write about the “feeling ill” entry, then continue writing this. Time check now, 10:45 PM. It’s movie time.Weeee! And I feel OK now. Thanks to writing 😀

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The place. 1 Terrace. 2 Dining area. 3 Videoke area. 4 Sala. 5 seashore.
Jill and I’s room
Attendees. More pics from John Michael
Playing with Andrew’s kids
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