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The Weekend at Lobo, Batangas

My friends and I ended up in Lobo, Batangas again for the weekend. The weather was terrible, on account of it being the storm season. The waves were always too strong to get in the water for some snorkeling, so we mostly spent our days hanging out, swimming in the pool, cooking, and just basically spending time together as friends. I also had the chance to spend some time by myself, to kind of regroup, just be alone with nothing but the morning sun, the sea, the wind, my thoughts — all while I had Rip Tide by Beirut on repeat. It was honestly one of the best mornings I’ve had in a while, even though a part of the reason I wanted to be alone was because I was highly emotional about something. But let’s not go there. Haha.

Hope you guys will enjoy my photo diary from this short trip!

Untitled Gab, my trusty photographer snapped this photo of me just floating in the pool. I got my swimsuit from Romwe for those who might be interested!

 From our last morning, I think Gab was talking to me about the water… I don’t even remember anymore. Haha

  Dead leaves & a live boy. I’ll be the first to admit, this photo is so damn ~hipster~ but I love it.
Also, Gab has such nice hands? What the f.
 My morning alone. I wrote and wrote, listened to music, and would once in a while just let myself be in the moment. I can’t even begin to describe how this morning was for me. I had a good cry (you know, when you listen to music and you just have to cry?), and then I just sat there for an hour just feeling the sun touching my back, the wind tousling my hair, watching the waves crash every few seconds, I even went in the water for a while (until I remembered that time I got stung by a jellyfish in Coron so I noped the fuck out of the water in seconds) — complete serenity the entire time! 10/10 would recommend you guys to experience something like this!
UntitledI’m so proud that my friends and I are slowly transitioning into actual healthy food. For the first half of our trips, majority of the food was always either processed or fattening. It was a very good lunch! I said we were transitioning, not fully transitioned yet. Who can say no to Liempo anyway? We got one slab each. I finished my entire slab. No regrets. Liempo is king. Barako Coffee beans from the local market. Just looking at this already makes me feel like the air around me smells like coffee. So intoxicating. The breach front of Gab’s family’s property. I actually prefer rocks over sand, I always find interesting rocks, dead corals and such to collect and display around my place!
2014-08-02 09.57.10 1 Gab just brooding, this was one of those chill moments with friends. We did a lot of sitting around and talking.
 Instant photos, I should really start investing on instax film for my Instax 210 Wide. I havent taken photos with it in ages. The far end of the beach, where sea snakes apparently frequent. I love this spot but I avoid going here alone lest I get attacked by some creature or slip on the rocks and bash my head unconscious and float away into the sea whilst I bleed and become a shark buffet…

Clearly, I have a very imaginative mind — but we all know this could happen. lol Our last morning, Gab and Miggey decided to get in the water while the rest of us just watched them. It was freezing, and honestly they just stood there. We weren’t missing out on much.UntitledColorful rocks, corals and shells I collected from the shore. Look at all those colors, textures and shapes! I have major heart eyes for these. Man, you just gotta love mother nature, huh? :-)

Our next trip will hopefully be in Baguio, but that’s in November. I’m glad I was able to make the most of my free time while working freelance, because should I ever get the Forever 21 job that I applied for, I’ll be so busy with my work schedule that I’ll probably only have time for my two jobs, family and Gab/friends. It’s a challenge and change I’m willing to accept and move with.

Here’s to more adventures! :-)

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  • Reply Louisa Trinidad 8 August 2014 at 8:27 pm

    This post had me craving for the beach which still manages to look absolutely calming, despite the fact that weather was bad! And those rocks/corals look absolutely gorgeous – I don’t think I’ve ever come across anything near as interesting/pretty during my visits to beaches!

  • Reply Cindy (peeintothewind) 9 August 2014 at 1:45 am

    These photos are gorgeous, I love the colors! Also, your healthy food looks super yummy, and I almost never feel that way about healthy food.

    • Reply Camie Juan 11 August 2014 at 2:17 pm

      HAHAHA! I used to be like you, but I’m slowly starting to appreciate good healthy food! :P

  • Reply Krista Clor 9 August 2014 at 8:34 am

    Your photos are so relaxing to see. Glad you had fun at your trip! :)

    • Reply Camie Juan 11 August 2014 at 2:17 pm

      Thanks Krista! I’m savoring every moment before the real world hits me in the face. HAHA

  • Reply Daria 9 August 2014 at 3:47 pm

    I love this post, the photographs are so beautiful. If that Forever21 job ever fails, I know you can be an astonishing photographer Camie! :) Also love the bit about spending time by yourself, I love to do it to ‘recharge’ myself from the craziness of social/work things ;) x

    • Reply Camie Juan 11 August 2014 at 2:19 pm

      I can never be a real photographer though, it’s just something I do for fun ;) Just today the magazine I’m doing a feature for asked if I was interested in applying with them, so if I don’t get the job (although I’m certain I will), I have other options. I’m always hopeful. And if none of that works out, I guess workign extra hard on my blog will just have to do! Haha

  • Reply Jia Achacruz 11 August 2014 at 7:11 am

    I love how gloomy these photos are in contrast to the usual sunny beach photos.. And you`re right, rocks are much more interesting than sand! Love your photo diary, Ate Camie! :D

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    • Reply Camie Juan 11 August 2014 at 2:14 pm

      I get tired of sunny beaches easily! Haha I can only take so much sun sometimes… And thank you Im glad you like it! :)

  • Reply Jamie 11 August 2014 at 6:46 pm

    I love the photos! Your blog is really amazing. I’ve been a follower for quite a long time now! ^_^

    ♡, Jamie of Spotlight on Jamie

  • Reply Hazel Ann Asoy 13 August 2014 at 9:50 am

    Hi Ms. Camie :) The view was mesmerizing! Hope you can also share the whereabouts of this place :)

  • Reply Malen 11 September 2014 at 9:20 pm

    I know that rocky spot! My friend’s family also has a property somewhere near (not beachside, though!) and I think we went there and she mentioned that Gab’s family has a property there. I miss that place.

  • Reply Sari 5 October 2014 at 7:25 am

    Hi Camie! I use VSCOcam to edit my photos but I can’t seem to find the filters you used for these photos. Help!

    • Reply Camie Juan 5 October 2014 at 10:41 pm

      I bought all the presets :) I dont remember what I used here but I think I used A’s and E’s! :)

  • Reply dlysen 27 March 2016 at 8:25 pm

    I love to read something about Lobo. It’s my hometown and I love to watching the sunsets before dark. Please enjoy more next time.

  • Reply Jade Pangan 2 February 2017 at 1:25 am

    I was smiling the entire time reading this page. Photos are nice too. :)

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