30 March 13. I went to my bespren Jewel’s house early that evening in preparation for our 2am call time for our Potipot, Zambales trip that day! After 4 years, I got to spend my Good Friday in Morong, Rizal again. I love spending Good Fridays in Morong, Rizal because they still have rich culture and tradition regarding prusisyon and senakulo. I enjoyed the night especially with the company of super kulit Dixie (Jewel’s cousin) and of course, our gay friend Miguel.
Kym, Aaron, Carla & Kristian, Jewel, Miguel and I got to leave Morong at around 3am. We arrived at Potipot Zambales around 8am. Yes it was a looong ride and we spent most of the time story telling, talking, sleeping, and eating Aaron’s famous kamaron (fried crispy taba ng baboy).
We had breakfast in Jollibee Olonggapo. I felt thrilled seeing Gapo knowing that my BFF Camille Arigo grew up around there and in SBMA. I also got amazed with its vintage, “Old Manila” look.
After a few hours, we finally arrived in Candelaria, Zambales where Potipot Island is located. We checked in at Potipot Gateway Resort where my balikbayan friend Kym Golla made our day trip reservation.
The resort was beautiful! We spent the first few hours of our day trip by taking photos and enjoying the good food and wonderful views.
We then traveled to Potipot Island at around 930am. The boat ride was shorter than expected… but really exciting! Yipeee!
Potipot Island is beautiful. It has crystal blue waters and rich white sand! We spent our morning appreciating the sound of the ocean while dipping in the waves and enjoying the sun. The island is pegged to be “A Virgin Island” but with our experience, I think the island needs more monitoring from the government of Candelaria. A lot of people visit the island and it’s kinda getting polluted. There should be a more organized process in visiting the island and in handling the tourists.
We headed back to the resort at around 12nn and chowed down on a yummy lunch! We had sinigang na hipon, liempo and mango shake! It was sooo good! We also enjoyed the company of our friend Ronnie Pascual through FaceTime. We had him on the phone the whole lunchtime since he was not able to join the trip. It was fun!
After playing around and swimming in the resort’s nice pool, we already cleaned ourselves up for departure. We left the resort at 4pm and arrived in Rizal at around 11pm. The ride was so long we needed to stop by at McDonald’s! Hihi.
All of us were tired so we spent most of the way back’s time sleeping. I also got a phone call from Jam and he accompanied me until I got home safely.
Our friends Ronnie and Joryl were not able to join this trip. Next time we hope we’d be complete! The more the merrier!
Thank you Kym Golla, U.S. R.N. for this awesome summer beach trip! Ingat pagbalik ng States!
High School friends forever!!! I’m quite sure about this!
P.S. I will add more photos soon!