Eventful Weekend

This weekend was one for the books. It was definitely tiring but it was also a great way to bring myself back on track.

Korean Class

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.

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Taken at: Sto. Nino National High School Gym in Marikina City, Philippines

We had our first game of the off-season. It was also unfortunate that out of the 11 players, only 6 were available. Since it was high intensity volleyball game, it was hella tiring! And although we lost, it was still a good fight – extending the match to three sets and overcoming a deficit of 8 points to force a deuce!

Let’s win the next!

Playa Laiya Resort

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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But what is the use of exerting effort to go here if I’m just going to sleep?

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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?

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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.

Connected

I have got to tell you that I am not friendly. I have a hard time putting my guard down and I make sure that I filter all of the people that come into my life.

Having said that, I never had many friends – only a few close ones. They say that high school was the best part of your life. I never had that thought. I was not a part of a group of friends who constantly hung out.

Around 6 years after we graduated high school, a classmate of mine invited me to a volleyball game that involved different personalities from our class. I was hesitant at first but since it was a volleyball game, I decided to join.

That decision turned my life around. From being someone who is isolated, I became connected. I suddenly couldn’t imagine going through life without these amazing people. I wonder how I would turn out had I been with them all along.

But, as we all know it, life is all about timing. That deciding moment was the time when I was about to graduate from college. I would not want to go into the world without a single friend who will be with me.

Now, they are an essential part of my life and a constant source of sanity. They make my life easier and funnier. It’s like being back in high school.