RETURN TO ORIENTAL MINDORO - (MARCH 29 | DAY 2 of 4)

(You should know upfront that some of my photos in this travelogue was taken from my cam phone and were taken by Ran Umbao (@randoomed) who’s with us the entire Pola trip. The rest, from my cam. haha wala lang.)

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Day 2. This is going to be a looooooong day. Nagpaalam ako sa ninang ko na pupunta ako sa Pola. It’s a long native town in Mindoro, medyo malayo sa kabayanan. Bibisita ako sa classmate ko na dun nakatira. Matagal na naming magkakaklase na planong pumunta dun, pero di matuloy tuloy. I’m grabbing this chance to get there. Ang hometown nina Ej falcon, Charo Santos, Kabayan Noli De Castro, at Ina Alegre. hahaha. Exactly 8am nang sunduin ako ng tatay ng classmate ko. And yeah, libre ako sa pamasahe coz we’re riding a motorcycle. looooove

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MOTORCYCLE DIARIES. First time ko on a long road trip riding a motorcycle. It was dope fun. As you can see, puro bukirin at mga liblib na lugar dinaanan namin. So promdi. haha. But it was one of the highlights ng Mindoro trip ko. The road to Barangay Calima, Pola, Oriental Mindoro. I feel like, i fulfilled a thing on my bucket list. 

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When we got there, nasa labas pala mga bibisitahin ko. haha. They’re on a walkathon for the station of the cross. So i was there waiting for them.Then they arrived and we had lunch. Crabs, ginataang langka, fresh kamatis, my favorite galunggong at nakalimutan ko kuhanan ng larawan…yung kambing na di ko alam kung adobo or what…basta masarap :D

It was a bright and sunny day…no…it was a hell-like hot and sunny day. Perfect timing para mag siesta. Natulog muna kami then pagkagising…we head off to the sea. Boating time.

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First time ko sumakay ng bangka in my entire life. And to be honest…mas nahilo ako sa bangka kaysa sa barko, coz probably, mas ramdam mo yung alon plus yung paghilamos sayo ng dagat bilang may tumatalsik na tubig sa mukha mo sa bilis ng andar hahaha. We are going to a virgin island…no resort, no fees, no Puerto Galera-like crowd. Hello Isla Lambanog!

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Sun. Sea. Sand. Blue hue. Isla Lambanog is a beautiful, almost an isolated paradise hidden in Pola. 

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I told you guys…nahilo ako sa bangka. hahahahaha. Di ko kinaya eh. 

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Who needs Puerto Galera, when you’ve got them white sand on your pocket. Sulit!!! Di pa crowded :D

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At my back, Ran Umbao, co tumblogger (at his back, a boat load of photo bombers hahaha), in front of me, Maru, ang balbon na si Maru hahaha.

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Photographed by Jayvee, my classmate, on my right, his sister, Ate Joanne, on my left, Ran, at the back (from right) I forgot his name but he’s Jayvee’s brother. In the middle, I forgot his name too hahaha (shet) but he’s Ate Joanne’s husband, and next to him is Maru, Jayvee’s world. ayiiiieee. haha

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I never prepared for the Summer season. nawalan na ako ng gana magpapayat. At wala naman talaga ako balak magpapayat. Mas maeenjoy ko ang bakasyo nna ito kung makakain ko lahat ng pwede kong kainin. Having fun. Yun naman talaga ang tunay na diwa ng bakasyon eh. Hindi naman ako aattend ng bikini open or fashion show sa beach hahahaha. So my middle finger salutes all the judgmental bitches :D

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FOROSHOOT!!!! hahaha —-Well it’s a must that you invest on good photographs. Eh yun yung magreremind sayo how much fun you had during long weekends like this. :D

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And just when we thought, we’ll be spending the entire day swimming, nakita namin ang isang mala remote na talampas over there. hahaha "Parang ang ganda dun! lakas maka Heidi…anak pawis ng kabundukan. Tara dun!" -yours truly.

Little did we know na ang inaakala naming madaling daan paakyat ay parusa pala. hahahaha 

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Kung bakit kasi hindi kami nag tsinelas man lang that moment. hahaha excited lang siguro kami makita ang 360 degrees na view mula sa tuktok ng talampas. Inisip na lamang namin na sa bawat halaman, makating talahib, matinik na halaman ng makahiya, tuyong talahib, bato at corals sa daan….eh penitensya ko na sa sarili ko bilang nakalimutan ko mag station of the cross.

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And na mention ko ba na ang init init sa tuktok. hahaha. Pero worth it naman….

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Napapakanta pa ako ng “I’m on the…top of the world…looking, down on creation and the only explanation i can find…is the love that i found…eversince you’ve been around. Your love puts me on the top of the world.” hahaha. Di ko sure kung tama lyrics ko, pero ang sarap ng feeling na despite ng malubak na daan at makailang beses kaming matinik at nagmatapang habang nagdadasal na sana walang ahas beneath the talahiban or liyon sa likod ng mga damo hahaha. Nag aabang na kami ay lapain. 

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Of course, uso bumaba ng talampas. hahaha. Matapos namin maka quota sa picture, bumaba na kami at baka may hillbilly na deformed ang mukha na humabol sa amin ng taga. hahaha. 

Sa picture lang yan maganda. pero ubod ng banas jan haha. Gubat kasi :D

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At pagbaba namin, sila ang tumambad sa amin. Mga bata na taga isla na nanghuhuli ng isda on a fine afternoon. Cutie :D 

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My classmate Jayvee doing the Standard YFC pose for happiness hahaha. Cartwheel sa buhanginan. 

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Behind the scene. Ran umbao…pumo-photography hahaha

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One of my favorite part din nung araw na yun…yung pag uwi. Though medyo nahilo ako sa byahe…sumadsad sa ilang corals hahaha, nakakita ng sea urchin…pero panalo ang paglubog ng araw right on the magic hour. Konting emote na lang at makikita ko nang palutang lutang si Pi Patel at Richard Parker sa ganda. hahahaha

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So much for my second day in oriental Mindoro. Pola is such a beautiful place. 

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to be continued…

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