After posting Perks, I knew right away what topic I wanted to take on next. There was just one minor hitch. Writer’s block. On my second post. Yey. Haha. So I thought, what to do when words fail?.. Pictures! Yep! This post will be made up mostly of pictures. A visual diary. Problem solved! Lol.
We’ve known each other since the start of college. By 2007 our brotherhood took on the name Busy Boys, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Fast foward 2014, and here we were on a short breather from our day jobs going on a road trip up north, so begins our out of town adventure.
Turns out our rented ride had issues. That was discovered on our stop over in Subic. We were at Pier One, looking for a public rest room but sadly we did not find one. Lol. On our way back, we found the boys pushing the car to make it start. The attempt was sucessful so we did not think much of it and went on our way. Guided by GPS, (thank God for technology!) the adventure continued.
After a quick photo op at the town of San Marcelino, we picked up a couple of supplies.
A good way to experience a place’s culture is to visit its public market. You get to meet and interact with the locals. We even met a vendor who was also a Kapampangan. One important tip though. Do not forget to pay for what you buy. I did. It was embarassing. Haha.
Seafoods. Seafoods, and Seafoods!
Once done, we left the public market with heavy loads and lighter pockets. We were now ready for the beach, but apparently our ride had other plans. It would not start. Again.
When the situation seems to play with you, play with it! Have fun!
Eat ice cream.
Take groupies. (group selfies. Haha.)
After an hour and half we were finally on our way to the beach. To be honest our expectations were quite low since we were informed that the place was fully booked. We were expecting a crowded resort. Oh boy were we surprised.
Pine trees on the beach! It was like Anawangin but with cell reception and electricity. Hehe. The place was huge! Far from being crowded. We were stoked.
House of Ezra
Crystal Beach Resort offers nipa huts, like the one we stayed in, and other traditonal Filipino houses to its guests. I find this set up very refreshing since most resorts now have hotel type accomodations. It brings you back to the simple way of living.
We also had a tent. No one really used it though. Hehe.
Once settled, we all fell into our roles. One cooked, the others helped and I took pictures. Haha.
Seafood grilling by the beach. Sarap! Our fresh water source is that old school deep well on the far right. How cool is this set up?!
The resident Chef in action. Girls, single pa yan!
Now for the best part.
Galit galit muna. Mangan tana!
Eating good food in the company of good friends while the sea breeze keeps you cool. It was one of the best dining experiences I’ve had so far. Hunger satisfied. It was still quite hot to go out to the beach so..
Then they played cards. Me? I took pictures. Haha.
After that, we played with the camera.
Sessions by the beach. This is the life. Lol.
Then it was swimming time! Leggo!
We played games. Its was like being a kid all over again.
3)Ride the barrel.
That ends our first day in Zambales. What happened during the night is for us to know, and for you to think about. Right boys?! Lol.
Day two started with this spread which was included in our accomodations.
After breakfast it was time to explore and of course take pictures! This time we tried the photo app Retrica. Here are the results.
Then it was time to leave. Or so we thought. Of course the car would not start. Again. Haha. Good thing one of our fellow guest helped us out and was able to get our very reliable ride to start. Now it was time to go.
All was well until we reached the exit to Subic. The car stopped. Haha. We weren’t really suprised about that, we just thought we’d reach Pampanga before this happens. This is very frustrating since one of us still has to go to work, one needs to shop for an anniversary present and all of us wanted to go home and rest.
When placed on a situation which you do not like but have little control on, instead of wasting energy on negativity, try to make the most out of it. “Mayli ka man o magbusit ka ala namang magbayu, edi mayli naka mo. Pogi ka pang akakit”. That’s exactly what we did.
Trip to Holy Land.
We kept seeing these signs around so we decided to do some exploring. The place was nice and creepy at the same time.
These three were walking ahead of us. Then suddenly they started running back like they were being chased by something. Instinct took over and I ran too. Without really knowing why I was running. Haha. I stopped when I realized I was the only one running and all of them were laughing really hard. Then I laughed too. Ang lagay ba eh sila lang ang masaya? Haha.
After that episode we walked backed to the gas station to wait for our replacement vehicle.
By 8:00 pm we were finally on our way home.
In the roadtrip called Life we get to experience a lot of things and meet a lot of people. Im glad I was able to meet these kolokoys whom I now consider my brothers from other mothers.
Overall, even with the car troubles, this road trip will go down as one of the great adventures I’ve taken so far. Looking forward to the next one. Boracay ba tayo next boys? Hehe.
Crystal Beach Resort is located at Brgy La Paz, San Narciso, Zambales. For more details visit their website http://www.crystalbeach.com.ph
For the complete photo gallery the Zambales adventure of the Busy Boys, click this link http://www.facebook.com/KingofWrongmistakes.