Taken at: Balanga Wetland Park in Balanga, Bataan, Philippines
Today we went to the Balanga Wetlands to plant mangrove seedlings as part of our company’s social corporate responsibility.
We were a little late and the tide was already high. People were a little hesitant in going to the water. Plus, we were warned that we’ll be stepping on mud instead of sand.
Since we were already there, I decided to just go for it especially when I brought extra clothes.
Mangroves are essential to any seaside community because they (1) provide a safe breeding habitat for some species, (2) filter pollutants from run-off, and (3) prevent seaside erosion.
I’m glad to have been part of this activity!
This weekend was one for the books. It was definitely tiring but it was also a great way to bring myself back on track.
We didn’t have class last time. The teacher had to attend to something. Without the class, it seemed like a part of me was missing. This weekend, we learned about asking where something is and some activities like (to go and to do). I am actually learning a lot and watching Korean dramas have become easier.
Hoping that I will get good grades so I can continue on to the next module.
Volleyball at Home Court Gym
My teammates and I scheduled a reunion game. It was 2 years since we all played together and the company one-day league prompted us to want to play with each other again. It was full of fun and I was actually more tired from laughing rather than from the play itself.
It was a (sort of) goodbye game for one of our teammates who’s going to Canade for post-grad studies. I hope that she will be successful in this endeavor.
MMVL Off-Season Tournament
Although we lost, it was still a good game for us. The scores were 26-24 and 26-24. If only we had more fight in us, we could have ended the first set easily. It was a learning experience, definitely. It was also the first time played together so it was like testing the waters.
I am hoping that we will fare better, and win the game, the next time around.
With all that’s happened this weekend, am I ready for Monday? The first order of business tomorrow is to write down everything that I have to do for the week.
AJA. AJA. Fighting.
Not the cute ones though.
Okay, I’ll let you into a little secret.
I loved tonight. I only wanted to try it but it sucked me further and further when I felt that I had power.
Then it came to me, why didn’t I do it before? Why did I discover the excitement I am getting from it just now?
I wish I knew it sooner because the satisfaction was amazing.
Trolling. On social media. Not the bad one.
I was actually going for a sensitive topic on efficiency and airport management. Somehow, others were thinking on a shallow perspective and that was where the disconnect started.
Then it turned ugly for them since they launched personal attacks which I was able to avoid but not without having to control my own feelings. I still got affected but not in the way that I could resort to using ad hominem attacks too.
In the end, I felt like it was a success. I was able to bury 3 people in the mud made out of their own logical fallacies.
Although it was enjoyable. It was also exhausting.
Would I do it again? Definitely. But not in the near future.
Taken at: ADB Avenue in Mandaluyong City, Philippines
It has been a busy first two months of the year and people needed to de-stress. My colleagues and I decided to go to the beach and just unwind.
The plan was to stay in our friend’s hometown in Lipa and drive down to Laiya for some much-needed R&R.
We went to Playa Laiya. Playa Laiya, based on their website, is an exclusive seaside residential community in Laiya, San Juan, Batangas. Built on a 128-hectare leisure-tourism estate, it showcases an extensive beachfront that offers the perfect setting for seaside living.
Before you decide on visiting, make sure that you or someone you know owns a lot within the community. If not, you won’t be able to enjoy the amenities.
I was actually looking forward to just taking a nap, by the sea, with the sun touching my skin, and the soft summer breeze lulling me to sleep.
But what is the use of exerting effort to go here if I’m just going to sleep?
They have a nice infinity pool. The water is warmer than that of the ocean. Plus, the sand was a bit uncomfortable for the feet. It’s like quicksand, not that I have experienced quicksand before.
There was also a beach volleyball court. Of course, would we let the opportunity pass?
All in all, it was nice place. Too bad, there weren’t places you could really sleep in. The cabana by the beach is good for day tours but during overnights, you’d want a real bed for the complete relaxing experience.
Taken at: Playa Laiya in San Juan, Batangas, Philippines
Taken at: Nami Island at Gapyeong, South Korea
Nami Island is like my heart right now, frozen and desolate.