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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

WOW Mati!

Going out of town has always been what I wanted to do. I love to explore scenic places, breath-taking experiences, hours of road trip and of course, the fun of going out with happy people. Nothing compares to the joy of hearing your friends laughing out loud over some crazy little thing. Well anyway, I was supposed to post  another wrathful item but I chose to be an ambassadress of tourism for this blog =) Yes you read it right. Judging from the title, I hope you can tell that I am going to share my Mati experience!

It was November 2011 when I first got to Mati. I was so lucky to be invited by my high school friend Victoriano to come with him and 3 other friends for a short getaway. With no preparations, we went to Masao,Mati -- headfirst and excited! We arrived at night time so we opted to eat first and just drink shots of tequila. But the water was so inviting so you know what happened next... Unfortunately, I don't have any picture of our night swimming skemadoo. I never thought I'd enjoy blogging. Because if I did, I should have taken pictures of every details of my trip. Grrrr.  And just to let you know, you can't dive without a life jacket. Hallelujah! It was a ticket for me to swim!

with Victoriano and Regine after body shots (echus lang!)
On my very first "Good Morning sunshine! Good Morning Mati!" ritual, I was enchanted by the I-forgot-the-name beach resort. The water was so still and so clear. They grow dolphins (or was it a shark?) and the cottages are in the middle of the sea. I even caught starfishes bigger than my head. (damn I lost the picture) 
Good Morning sunshine! Good Morning Mati!
Boss Darwin, our very dear friend and the very generous sponsor of the trip, took us to a neighboring island and I swear, it was oh so WOW! By the way, for island hopping, a neighboring island is a 30 minutes or more boat ride.

the boat trip with Regine and Kurt

 YES! that crystal-clear water was so breath taking! Who would not want to get wet?

with  Boss Darwin, Regine and Kurt

Don't mind the girl, just look what's behind her.

It was just so sad to leave the place right away. We had to go back to Davao right away because we still have shitloads of work to do. Yet it was indeed a memory to behold. Looking back, I had no idea that 2 months after, I'll be back to explore this wonderful place again.

Fast forward, hello January 2012! So many things have already  happened and I'm still looking forward for many more good days to come. God is so amazing that He placed me in Team Jaguar after Team Ultima was dissolved. And thank God even more, the transfer was just right in time for Jaguar's team building. I was jumping all around when I was informed that we were going to Mati. Hurray! I enjoyed the clear and still waters of Masao, but this time the attack was different. Hello waves! Wooooh! 

And since I am so sleepy, I think I cannot think of anymore melons. Let the pictures speak for me. I'll try to put captions though. Here we gooooo...

Turistas on the GO!

the departure. mga artista sa Damosa

stop over. pa-picture muna sa sleeping dinosaur. (with QA Jessica Galeon)

the sleeping dinosaur

arrival @Botona Beach Resort

with TC Ray Marie Ilustre and QA Jessica. vanity fair!

dinner inato!
bonfire para emo (//_-)
Tanduay Ice -- pampatulog!
good morning sunshine! good morning Mati!

the cottage

At Mayo Beach Park and skemi...

the waves of Mati at Mayo Beach Resort

with team mate Rodesa. tapos na sunog kilay eh. sunog balat naman.

the lagoon

ang diwata sa lagoon

miniature waterfall

tres musketeras!

hala ka diha! lingaw!

let the waves sweep your sorrows away (//_-) LOL!

At Botona Beach Resort...

Sa lakas ng waves at dahil sa sobrang likot, tumambling na lang ako so eto tuloy...

arisgada + merese = tagam!
It's not yet so obvious here but my forehead still aches as of this writing. And I realized I got bruises in the chest as well. Poor girl. poor skinetics.

damaged na cover-up ko =(
Like a hailed beauty queen, I should stand up and pretend that nothing happened. (Parang walang tumbling lang na nangyari!. haha)

MAJOR FUN IN THE SUN! I don't care if I got sunburned, the hell with the bruises and my lost beloved hair brush, my damaged cover up and the misadventures -- these things even made the experience more than spectacular! Yet all things must come to an end, we had to say Goodbye to Mati. It was around 1:30 in the afternoon when we have to go back to Botona and fix our things. Rodesa and I were so cam whores so we took pictures of ourselves in the shore while everybody was busy packing their things. Last part? We ended up time-constrained and panicky gathering our baggage. Instant banlaw with no sabon-sabon, punas, bihis and Leggo!

Last minute pictures on our way home...

I'll try to provide better pictures next time so you can see the beauty of whatever it is I'm talking about. Next month will be a Cebu trip with my best friends. I'll be a better narrator, promise! So I guess that's a wrap. I'm so sleepy and my head is aching. KBye!  


  1. I love the cool...

  2. beautiful pics, is an amzing place!

    I really like your blog, I follow you :D
    ... maybe if you have time, you could visit my blog too, and if you like it, follow me back ;)

    1. i'd love to! however your page is in a different language..

  3. Nice pictures!!

    have a nice day!