30-Ft Under

I did it! I’ve gone scuba diving with Christian in Lemlunay Diving Resort in Saranggani. This happened during our Gen San vacation last May. This 5-day vacation is currently on top of my favorite out-of-town trips for this year. One, because it’s my first solo trip with Christian and meeting his extended family has been wonderful. And two, I’ve done so many things that I wouldn’t have done in my waking hours here in Manila.

It was scary since it was my first time and I really don’t know how to swim. But it’s true what they say — being underwater for several feet is just surreal.  After a minute or two of heavily breathing through my scuba gear, I was able to relax and enjoy it more. I wasn’t able to contain my excitement when I saw the interesting species underwater. I was pointing here and there and my instructor was kind and game enough to take me where I wanted to go. I had fun playing around with the clown fishes thinking that they were Nemo’s relatives. There was also this sea anemone-looking plant that I loved. It was so velvety to the touch I wanted to pluck one and take it home with me. 😀

The only downside was the crew’s underwater camera is not working properly so we weren’t able to take some pictures. But I, still, am thankful because I was able to concentrate more on exploring  the diverse marine life that Saranggani has to offer. In my next dive, I will make sure to bring one and concentrate then on capturing the amazing view from down under.

Based on my instructor’s diver’s watch, I was able to go at around 32 feet underwater but Christian prolly has been around 40-ft or more. I will try to act braver next time and maybe do the flip-from-the-boat thing (if you know what I mean).

Going Adele for a Night

In one of the nights of our Gen San vacation, Christian’s aunts took us to Saranggani Highlands for a few bottle of beers and some hours of chillin. The place is so nice at night.  With the antique-ish upholstery and nature friendly ambiance, it’s like a fusion of Sonya’s Garden (Tagaytay) and Bohol Bee Farm. I was not too crazy with the food, though. It was just blah.

Le Pollypocket Pose

We mostly took some pictures and breathed in the beauty of the place but the highlight of the evening for me would be my jam with the band. Christian’s aunts were so insistent on me coming up the stage and belt out some songs. I sang Rolling in the Deep and Someone Like You because I’m thick-faced like that. Haha!

I would like to post the videos that Christian took but I’m not ready to humiliate myself over the internet yet. Maybe next time. :p