knowing the rustic island more

have not packed my stuff and im still out in rockwell with my grad school friends at 3am. got a 530 flight but i was in no hurry. until i received a call from S, asking if i’m already up. d-oh?! i haven’t even slept yet! what is she talkin’ about? had more bevy until H, sms, ‘asan ka na? tuloy pa ba tayo?” geeez! it made sense to my head…in the next hour, i’m taking the first flight to cdo, i’m not ready worse i’m a bit piss.

headed home packed my stuff (i wasn’t sure what i put inside my bag) and took a super quicky shower. 10minutes to 5am, was on queue for the terminal fee. wooopee! i made it! that’s another adreanalin rush for me!:p sure i can hear banggigay reprimanding herself again and as she mkes another promise never to repeat the last minute run for her flight.

we’re all seven, minus S and M. waaah we miss M! he is now in oz, and we miss his OCness! now we know his value to our group (peace M!)…he does all our itineraries and does all the bookings whenever chalahs would go for a trip.

so there, we hit the balingoan pier 8ish, but ferry trips were limited due to the low pressure disturbance thus we got onboard 10ish.. haaay. please give us sunshine this weekend was all i uttered.

It took us more than an hour and a half to reach benoni wharf, where the resort’s driver would pick us up. we’re booked not in paras, but in a resort in mambajao (actually i forgot its name :p it was S who did M’s work to prepare itinerary and do bookings). it’s a so so resort i must say but i have no real complaints :p clean restrooms, clean beddings, cabanas with AC, beach front…to me it’s already sweeet!:-)

we just dropped our stuff and headed to our first stop, the underground cemetery (sunken cemetery). unfortunately, there was a landslide the day before thus passing-thru the shortest route to the cemetery was impossible. loose earth and boulders are blocking the highway. arrrg!

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next stop, phivolcs. hmmm. ok, it’s a geeky attempt at first to see volcanoes activity, seismic movement etc etc..but when we explored the area, woah! the office is just atop the hill and overlooking the entire camiguin. the skies is grey and the afternoon breeze that brushes your face signals an unfriendly weather…but the sight of the sea and the very green island is enough to claim a promise of a better afternoon sky.

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couple of minutes, we’re at katibawasan falls. woah! the falls reminded me of the man-made falls at jurong bird park at singapore. it’s not as majestic as that of tappiya at batad, mt.province or as mystical as that of magdapio falls (pagsanjan falls) of cavinti, but its 250 ft water cascade would make its visitors admire its unpretentious beauty. too bad we don’t have a wide angle camera to have a nice shot of the falls. (hop here instead for far better shots)

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clock’s inching to 6pm already but we requested the driver to take us to enigmata. if baguio has tam-awan, camiguin has enigmata. inside this resort around a tree (locally called a tree house), from the interiors to the furniture even to the ambient music playing whilst we’re there, everything is an expression of a true blue bohemian. i was so impressed with the place that i said to J, “we should have booked here for the night instead“. i would always choose a homey and cosy place over a grand yet alienating resort.

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stopped near camiguin’s famous bakeshop, to try local sinugbang lapu lapu and tingol (?). and guess who we saw there inside vjandep??? angel aquino :p locals said she visits the place frequently. hehehee. ok that’s showbiz of me :p

10ish we called it a night. was all knackered i failed to do a 5k dash. (resort is right beside a local airport runway. i thought of jogging there cos i saw earlier there were peeps who jog there too. i later found out, there are only MWF flights. inbetween that runway is use as an ordinary highway. haha!)

day 2, it’s the white island and second attempt to see the sunken cemetery. two places S and i have been (last year), but i must admit its novelty has not lessen a bit. i’m a real beach bum and i particularly luv the white island :-)

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6 Responses to “knowing the rustic island more”


  1. 1 sardonicnell 11 July, 2007 at 9:07 am

    mukhang ang saya hah! buti nalang at nakahabol ka sa flight mo. kelan pa umalis si M? God bless!

  2. 2 fathertime 11 July, 2007 at 12:10 pm

    wooot woot.. hmmpppp ang bahoooo nasa airplane pa naman! hahahahaha

    yehey, up na ulit ang site ko.. :)

  3. 3 banggigay 12 July, 2007 at 7:16 am

    nel, M left 02.07.07 for oz, then on 09.07 they flew to nz, where he’d be left by his mum for good. he’ll try to live independently (a first attempt) after 28 yrs. hahah!

    kiddo, that thing should be kept in the pandora’s box. ok? haha!

  4. 4 e-rod 13 July, 2007 at 4:05 am

    hey, jogging on a runway, that might be fun with a bit of adventure.

    enigmata resort–i almost stopped there for a visit when i was in iligan last year. it does look soooo bohemian, doesn’t it?

    nice waterfalls. didn’t look like you guys went in for a dip though, did you?

  5. 5 bullrunner 13 July, 2007 at 10:01 am

    What, running on the runway?! How cool is that?! Let’s take a trip there if only to try it out hahaha :)

  6. 6 banggigay 13 July, 2007 at 11:17 am

    eric, the place is an art itself. i like! oh and did we dip? guys plunged whilst i dipped my feet only :-) water is freezing i swear! haha!

    jaymie, i’m game for that! tara?! :-)


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