It was 12 midnight but everyone’s eyes was still wide open; the usual busy night street had yet become busier, flooded with excited people preparing and midnight almost felt like noon although the sun was constantly kept hidden. I along with my mom, boyfriend and friend were the few of those who planned to join the whole barangay’s outing where every person was invited to join. It sounds awkward at first to join hundreds of people whom not everyone was a close friend but I insisted to come, it will be a once in a lifetime experience, a unique one, another different journey—One part of exploring the adventurous world and it was my first time to join a barangay outing.
1 a.m.: assembly time
2:30 a.m.: departure
6 a.m.: arrival at Olongapo, Subic- Philippines.
Bus ExperienceDays before the outing, I eavesdropped. I heard that the bus we will be using to reach Subic will be the ordinary bus, imagine a 36 degrees celcius temperature combined with no-aircon bus,. After seeing the bus with my naked eyes, I had proven the hearsay was right, it was ordinary, it looks old and I assumed that we might be like sardines inside placed in an oven to be toasted. People assembled outside at 1 a.m., everyone hurried as they wanted to be the first to ride. There’s a seating capacity and a seat number for everyone however the seat was not enough for all the passengers making the vehicle very crowded because many people decided to join almost the last-minute, and include one of my friend, Melissa and my boyfriend, Jonas to that.
Beside me were my boyfriend, Jonas, then my friend, Melissa and my mom
Our crowded situation, but we’re settled
It was after sunrise– The air was crisp, fresh and the heat was good when we arrived in Subic.
After reaching the place, I and my friend Melisa were disappointed because people were disorder, we can’t even find the cottage where we should stay. People had their own faction and for a minute, we were like an outcast and marginalized but not after we found our own cottage. The first hour was boring until we decided to explore and walk until we reached the isolated end, it was peaceful, awesome and fantastic. The water was clear, place was clean, It made us happy. We took pictures of ourselves, we have had our own photo shoot.
Drink till’ you drop
After the photo shoot, it’s another time for session and alcohol. one Mojitos Tequila partnered with calamansi juice and three bottle of gin mixed with brown coffee and melon juice. Before all the bottles were finished, we just can’t stop laughing and that was an indication of the alcohol’s effect. It was a fun-filled moment, I almost don’t want that to end.
While Drinking (Somehow sober):
Alcohol started to influence us: We started to made fun of other people
More photos to be uploaded in my next blog! 🙂