Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Overnight Swimming At The Living Water Private Resort

This blog is long overdue and for some lame reasons, it was only today that I decided to write about this overnight escapade I had with high school friends. Funny 'cause we normally do this thing once a year, only when Adrian comes home from Spain 'cause usually, he's up for planning trips. After days of planning, finally, they decided to settle for a private resort located in Pansol, Laguna. Pansol is very famous in my work place 'cause usually teams go here for their occasional team building, also famous for the affordable for-rent resorts and accessibility to commuters.

Last April 15, 2018, we drove to The Living Water Resort after making an over-the-phone booking.  It was a two and a half hour drive away from the north and good thing we had rented a car to accommodate all 13 of us. We were asked a down payment of at least a half of the original rent before hand. We had troubles finding an available private resort on weekends so when they found out about this, we had to lock it in immediately. This annual trip should happen at least.

We were there at about 8:00 PM. We surveyed the place, quite huge and nice for group escapades. There were two pools, one is about 4-6 feet (for grown ups) and one intended for kids and kids at heart. There's one slide which I didn't have the opportunity to utilize and I regret it just right now. The pool was about 5 feet on the part where the slide is located so I could've drowned if I swam alone.

There was also the karaoke hub part where we have limited access to songs all night. This is where girls spent most of their time. I envy Olive because she got such a nice voice!!!

There was a small kitchen for cooking. Adrian packed uncooked food back in Valenzuela and he was tasked to cook for us. I helped a bit, of course. :P

The air-conditioned sleeping quarters were something I forgot to take a picture of because they were full of back packs and seem to be in complete disarray by the time I thought of it. Nonetheless, I appreciate that there were three of them, with about 3-8 bunk beds if my Math is correct. After Adrian and the boys cooked all the food, we had a boodle fight at about 9:00 or 10:00 PM, I guess. We had hotdogs, longganisa, steamed eggplants, okra (ladies' fingers), kangkong, tilapia and milk fish.

After eating, we just spent the night doing anything we could think of. Some just kept on playing songs, others were swimming in the cold water, and I, together with other girls, enjoyed learning how to play billiards the most though I kept losing! We also played cards with a different twist! It was seriously fun because we have to be alert while playing the game. Sir Vigo would distribute 4 cards each and the first one to get all four similar cards should place his hand in the center the table. The last person to tap loses. The losing person should choose between the famous truth or dare. And there the fun began!

To be honest, billiards took much of my night hahahah! It probably my greatest take away!

Now for the moment of truth, we had to go back to Valenzuela and pack up at 6:00 AM the next day. It took us less than 2 hours to drive back safely because the traffic was moderate. I really enjoyed this day and it was like a reunion for all of us after not being able to see each other for quite a year. I just wish Mawu and Coleen will be there the next time!


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