Early Summer in Liwliwa

Had a few free days at the start of the week, so we headed off to Zambales on a Monday. It's so groundbreaking going out of town on a Monday. I feel blessed and a bit privileged since i get to do this while everyone else is grinding for work. Don't get me wrong, i work like a horse on zombie mode most of the days (even Sundays/ holidays) but i just want to brag that I am going to the beach on a Monday because it's a feat! 

This is our second coming to Liwliwa in San Rafael, Zambales. It's a place I discovered because of lingering around Facebook and seeing a common friend being there every other week. The name of the place caught my fancy, Liwliwa, it sounds like a name i would have given my third child. It feels like a wild abandon of some sort. Liwliwa's name could be a kin of Filipino word liwaliw which means to wander. I love the vibe just by it's name and i'm not too disappointed when i got here the first time.  It's not a relatively unknown surf spot with the nice pine trees dotting the silver/ black sand. There are no proper hotels, just inns, kubo rentals and tent spots manned by very humble and kind local people. I just love people who live far away in Manila,  they're so nice, helpful and honest.  

facing the beach

pine trees

flowers crawling the sand
We came during a cold windy spell and around Valentine's day. A few checklists were in order, which is to fly a kite on the beach. No effort to do this because it  was really windy that time. My son here is feeling like a kite master, thanks to the Siberian winds. I love flying kites and i discovered a new philosophy about it or a hugot to it--- when the kite is about to go down you just have to pull it harder against strong winds and then it flies back up higher again.  It's so like life in the middle of struggle and hardships, pull pa more when you're about to break apart and you will soar higher. De ba mamst?

Another checklist is myself in a bikini amidst a dry spell in the exercise department. Mid 30's brings you so much blind confidence eh? But i do have to exercise to make it past 60. Here's my pwet in all it's 30-ish glory.The front part is still under repair and guidance but heck... who cares.

The tanning is in order but I'm worried about skin cancer. But then again, who cares. Ooops. i hope i don't sound irresponsible. Ah sunscreen and virgin coconut oil is best.

The Manila people come pouring in over at weekends. And sometimes i wish they just don't.Not that much, i guess. Because most people from the city destroy peaceful places like these. Irresponsible shitheads who think they're entitled to everything just because they're paying and having a good time.  Please, if you're coming here, don't litter, don't play too loud music that only your group can appreciate.

Sorry, I had kubo neighbors who blasts Pantera the whole afternoon as if it was the pulp summer slam, drinks, shouts and swear each other's mothers every thirty minutes like the motherfuckers that they are.  I don't mind the drinking but 'm a fucking mother here and a tita in the making. Let's get on some beach vibes. Don't kill the vibe my dears. These kids talaga.. kids daw o? or maybe it was valentine's day and they had to go through it? Don't care, don't kill the vibe.


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