(Kayaking is fun. The colorful roofs you see are those on the cavanas/cottage, which names/labels are based on the towns in Laguna and Rizal.)
One of the occasions wherein I am green with envy due to not working in the Philippines is the (frequent) long weekend there. Holiday economics, come to UAE! Ours are primarily attributable to a couple of Eids. In celebration of Al Fitr Eid, 21st of September was declared as a special holiday in the Philippines. Where were you during the long break?
If you happened to be in Club Manila East that day, we probably saw each other. For my whirlwind trip, we thought this kind of outing would be one of the easier means to gather and bond. I really appreciate that though it was such a short notice, they all came. Especially this cousin whom we’ve not seen for a long time. Before my flight, I learned through her status update in Facebook that she was in Cebu for a work-related activity. I had to precondition her scheduling that she should be Manila during the weekend, without giving her/anybody a hint that I was coming.
(It took me ages to finish sliding. I didn’t get the proper position for a smooth slide.)
I exchanged a few emails with Jeanny, too, as I had to validate how strict is CME’s swimwear requirement (as disclosed in the website) as she went there recently. She sensed that I was vacationing, but denied it and claimed that I was inquiring for relatives. Well, we successfully persuaded the grannies, errr, elders to wear proper swimswear (though we later noticed that a few were wearing non-cotton shirts and shorts, but too few that they looked like they do not belong. Lol.)
We really were glad that we pushed through with trying CME for the first time. To test new waters aside from the resorts in Los Banos and Calamba. We absolutely enjoyed kayaking (me, especially who tried it several times) and the wave pool (better than 8 Waves Water Park, compared with my 2006 visit).
In the afternoon, I spent a considerable amount of time letting the waves splashed me. It felt like being massaged. To the extent that I was already playing with and chasing it.
When I woke up the next day, my body felt like it was ran over by a heavy truck. No wonder, consider the kayaking that I did, too.
Club Manila East
Km. 24 Manila East Road Taytay, Rizal
Tel.: (632) 660-2801 to 02; 284-4740 to 41; 284-4736
284-4754; 284-4758; 284-4768 to 69
Fax: (632) 286-6139 or 660-2806
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