The moon was in full when my family and I went off to conquer Nasugbu, Batangas. It was the last hirit of a summer getaway before I finally go to Singapore and Malaysia. I have always loved Philippine beaches. And I loved every moment I was there.
Everything in the whole trip mesmerized me. Here's a list to the things I have done and conquered (that you people in China would be so dead-jealous of)... :P
1. The beach has it's own unique and friendly waves. Local people told me that unlike in La Union that beaches have big and dangerous waves, Batangas waters have "friendly waves." Just enough to learn amatuer surfing. *wink*
2. I met a rasta-slash-henna-slash-surfer guy! Just imagine this dear reader. My cousin and I were strolling the beach while we saw this astig reggae place that says "HENNA TATTOO." On this shop were surf boards that were designed. and mind you, people, can be rented at a cheaper price. With FREE surfing lessons. (Or maybe that case was just for me. hehe) My cousin wanted to have her henna done so we stayed there and saw that guy. He was in his aviator shades and with dreadlocks done in his hair. The only rasta guy I know who doesn't drink liquor nor smoke. Before he started doing the Henna tattoo on my cousin, he played reggae music. big mountain that is. Everything I love was right there in front of me. I love that rasta guy. :)
3. After the Henna done on my cousin, it's my turn. I was a liitle bit scared but who would have thought that I can take lessons on surfing not in siargao, or even in la union, but just right here in this uncommercialized place. I had my first ever surfing lessons! With only one session, I was able to ride the surf board and stand up. I just need "trimming," that was what the rasta guy said. But hey! I'm starting to love this dream sport that became a reality. I conquered SURFING! yeah!
4. I also learned the basics of skimboarding. Skimboarding (or skimming) by the way, as defined by wikipedia is a sport which involves riding a board on wet sand or shallow water. I tried that too. The nicest thing about this is that when I fall, I get to stand up and try again, just like surfing. No matter how much saltwater got into my ears and nose, I need to get up, and try to be with the waves again.
5. This place got a bunch of the nicest people in the world. We were treated VIP! woohoo!
6. I missed that bulalo in Tagaytay. Before we went off to Batangas, we stopped at a Bulaluhan in Tagaytay to eat lunch.
7. Though I've been a Starbucks addict, it was still different to stop by Tagaytay on our way home and grab our favorite frapuccinos. And oh, Hannah got that strawberry lollipop, too. Priced at 30PHP. (Di ba piso lang ang lolipop?)
8. I finally got to be with my family before leaving Philippines again. I missed them and I have loved every single moment I was with them. It was something. Everything was almost perfect.
I loved Nasugbu, Batangas. I need to go back there. Anyone coming with me? :)