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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Enjoying Solitude in Boracay

Of the thousand and one travel plans I envisioned as I went home, only the trip to Boracay came true.

I went there alone, and remained alone the entire time. It may sound strange, but honestly, I had fun.

It was fun taking pictures of the beach, the sunset, the night scene and yes.. the people.

It was fun reading a book under the ample shade of coconut trees.


It was fun walking the kilometric stretch of powdery sand, with no one in tow but my fake crocs.

It was fun taking a boat ride with raucous strangers, who made sure they show everyone that life is best lived with buddies.


It was fun having a sumptuous dinner with only a candlelight to converse with and listening to a MYMP-sounding gal while enjoying intimate moments with a gang of San Mig lights.


And it was fun retiring to the resort cottage where once again I had the pleasure of meeting old idols in Pinoy Box Office movies.

I tell you, am going back there.

56 comments:

Anonymous said...

DIY sa Boracay ka kung ganun... he he. d2 ako ngayon Tokyo, pa-burger ka naman attorney!

Mariale said...

Nag emote ka siguro?

totomai said...

pasama sa sunod. haha pero kanya kanya tayong gimik dun.

nice pics attorney. pero how about yung mga solo shots mo? sino kumuha? hehe

The Gasoline Dude said...

Hindi pa ko nakapunta ng Boracay. Ahuhuhu. =_ C

Lawstude said...

ganda talaga doon panyero. i went in there alone and got out of it alone too but not in between lol. sama ko next time.

r-yo said...

anonymous: he he. DIY talaga. tara berger tayo. tawag ka na lang. :-)

r-yo said...

mariale: kasama na syempre ang emote emote. he he

r-yo said...

totomai: syempre marunong naman magpicture ang mga tao doon. winning smile lang ang katapat. at nagpaliwanag talaga he he

r-yo said...

gasdude: pag bakasyon mo, feeling ko hahataw ka dun. ngayon pa lng, inggit na ko. :-)

r-yo said...

lawstude: pano ba dun kumuha ng in-between? he he. wala naman kasi ako ng agimat mo kaya solo ako all through out.

Bryan Anthony the First said...

ganda ng dede ni kuya ha

r-yo said...

bryan: he he. talagang ang dede ang napansin. kaya ko kinunan e akala ko sasabihin na kamukha ni pacquiao. :-)

BlogusVox said...

Andun ka pala sa Boracay, sana dumaan ka ng Kalibo and attend the Ati-atihan. Mas masaya yun kaysa Sinulog!

KRIS JASPER said...

Beautiful fotos! Just like in postcards

carlotta said...

kakaiba rin pag solo no, lalo na sa beach. sarap!

nga pala, parang may mukha yung hawak nung diver ah. ano yun? :D

punky said...

ganda!

Abou said...

di ka man lang nagpasabi.

ako sana naging tour guide mo hehe

at tama si blogusvox, dumaan ka dapat dito sa bayan namin, masaya ang ati-atihan.

no wonder na enjoy mo ang boracay, january is one of the best time to go there. hindi karamihan ang turista, at maganda ang panahon. di maulan o mainit.

Abou said...

ako sana tour guide mo hehe.

no wonder na enjoy mo ang boracay. january is one of the best time to go there. katam taman ang turista. di maulan, di mainit.

at tama si blogusvox, dumaan ka dapat sa bayan namin. masaya ang kalibo ati atihan.

r-yo said...

kris: thanks! :-)

r-yo said...

carlotta: di ko alam pangalan e. yan yata yung pacquiao fish hehehe

r-yo said...

punky: ei! thanks for the visit!

r-yo said...

abou: taga kalibo ka pala. saya naman dun sa inyo. next time samahan mo ko ha. :-)

kosa said...

napadaan lang din...

ang lufeeeet ng mga pics!!!
paradise!!!

Tami said...

masarap nga magspend ng 'alone time.' Ultimate relaxation - walang pressure at kahit wala kang ipinagmu-munimuni, sobrang peaceful ng feeling mag nature/peoplewatch =D

teka ano yung white blob na hawak ni manny? hahah kamukha nga ni Pacquiao =D

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

mukhang enjoy ang pagbabalik pinas natin ha..ayos!

The Scud said...

yan ang pinakagusto kong gawin. go to a place, preferably a beach, alone with just my books, camera, mp3 player to accompany me. :-)

enrico said...

nung makita ko yung pics ng sand & water at lalo na yung sunset, naramdaman ko tuloy ang pagnanais na magbakasyon uli. gusto ko yung sunset sa bora. pero parang hindi ko yata kaya mag-isa. hehe. baka magpagulong-gulong ako sa buhangin pag nainip ako.

punta kami panglao sa march, sana maganda rin dun. :9

Chyng said...

Hi R-yo!

I love it, someday punta din ako Bora alone... Lakad lakad at fiktyur fiktyur!

Nice set of photos! Good job! (--,)

sexymoi said...

muni muni moment it hahaha. nice photos naman... favorite ko yung last na photo yung sunset, i don;t really know why pero yung mga pics ng sunset iba ang effect sa akin :)

r-yo said...

kosa: salamat sa pagpasyal!

r-yo said...

tami: minsan kasi, mas masarap yung wala kang iniisip na ibang tao. yung buntot mo lang hila mo he he. o di ba, kamukha nga ni manny p!

r-yo said...

ever: hehe. ayoko na nga bumalik e.

r-yo said...

scud: try mo. anyway naman, pag na bore ka, pwede ka rin naman magwala dun. heheh

r-yo said...

enrico: pag pagpagulong gulong ka, sasaya na rin yun. sigurado me sasabay pa sa yo. hehehe

r-yo said...

chyng: sige, alone ka tpos alone din ako. pag na bore, sama na tayong humataw he he. magwala sa beach!

r-yo said...

sexymoi: thanks! malungkot ba effect ng sunset? :-)

Keitaro Hanazawa said...

Love, love, love the sunset!!! Someday makakapagbora din ako.:)

r-yo said...

keitaro: pwede nman simulan mo muna sa manila bay, he he. actually, dapat naman talaga makapasyal tayong mga pinoy kahit once in our lifetime lang sa bora.

the geek said...

oh my...i miss bora...was gonna go there last friday but naiwan ako ng bus...hehehe

thank you for visiting my blog.....

r-yo said...

geek: sayang. sana nag eroplano ka na lang. he he. thnks for the visit too!

poging (ilo)CANO said...

ganda talaga ng bora! makapunta nga jan pagdating ko..

salamat nga pala panyero sa pagdaan mo sa bahay ko..makiki x-link na rin..selemet your horror este honor!..toinkzzz..

the donG said...

boracay can really be so lovely. sometimes you just cant resist to plan immediately the time that youll be going back there just when you leave the island.

how is it compared to the islands where you work?

olan said...

What i like about traveling alone is the that you own every hour of your time, no pressures, nothing to worry about. Lalo na pag nasa Boracay! ALONE BUT NOT LONELY! hahaha!

backpacking philippines said...

not so crowded day there, eh?

Marco said...

I love Bora!

r-yo said...

poging (ilo) cano: sure, ex links! he he. salamat po sa pagdalaw.

r-yo said...

Dong: Bora has really become commercialized. Everything is available - like a city by the beach. Minsan mas ok din yung medyo di pa masyadong developed gaya ng aming isla. :-)

r-yo said...

olan: tama ka dun. alone but not lonely! he he

r-yo said...

backpacking phils: actually marami din tao. for some reason, nawawala silang lahat nung magpicture-picture ako. he he

Lantaw said...

walang kamatayang boracay :). Thanks for sharing the photos bro.

madbong said...

parekoy,gusto ko yung nighttime shot mo. bakit nagiisa ka lang? sana sinama mo ako ahehe

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r-yo said...

lantaw: he he. oo nga. walang kamatayang bora. lahat na lang yata me post na on bora.

r-yo said...

madbong: sayang! sana sinabi mo. twin beds pa naman kinuha ko. heheheh

Elyong said...

I had fun looking at the coconut trees wearing skirts.. hahaha! I have been to many parts of the country but never been to boracay.. maybe one day..

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