Wednesday, May 15, 2013

I am Definitely (Maybe) Not a Beach Person

Mags hat and maxi dress
Charles and Keith sandals

I really don't get gung-ho about going to the beach -- unless if I really need to, say my and my friend's birthday "celebration" (we chowed down so much carcinogenic meat, I feel like I'm not going to make it to my next birthday). Here's why I am not and will never be a beach girl:

1. Most despised mode of transportation = anything that involves water. I don't know about you but I'm deathly scared of the open sea. It all stemmed from a trip to Brunei a few years back. We came from a Malaysian island, rode a crowded fast craft to Bandar Seri Begawan for a grueling 6 hours. I closed my eyes the entire time, chanting my favorites from the Hillsong while pretending to be in a plane. The waves bordering to tsunamis, slammed unto my window side a couple of hours before our arrival. After that, I knew that I will never ever get on a cruise. 

2. Sea Creatures. And after all that has been said, what if the boat really does sink? Yes, you have your life jackets but then, do we really have full awareness of what's underneath? Brushing up against our legs? Am I getting you jumpy? Sorry. Again, I know for a fact that there's a substantial percentage of sea creatures that hasn't been discovered yet. And I don't want to be the one to. Let's save it for the biologists or oceanographers or Charles Darwin.

3. The People. I can not deal with overcrowded places -- except for The Killers concerts, I really won't mind sweat and beer breath (me, still hoping to go to their concert this September). Here in Davao, we're lucky enough to have a lot of beaches (case in point: Island Garden City of Samal to be exact), some still virgin, some are pretty banged up ( case in point: all the others in Davao's shoreline). Blame it on the massive beer house extensions -- what the hell happened? 

I remember being in Boracay during my 18th birthday. Never did I enjoy basking under the heat of the sun, all because of the "businessmen" disturbing you to buy their products/ or for you to try their services (massage and others.. ). I detested 40% of my stay in there -- 60% of the things I loved was because of the beautiful scenery, sunset, great food and most of all, I was with my family.

4. Public Bath. Unless if you're really on vacation. But when you're from Davao, we usually go for a day trip to our favorite Samal resort. I shiver at the mind's eye of someone peeking through the thatched roof -- all the more if it's a hybrid manananggal totally immune to the sun. Oh there goes my imagination.

5. Beach as the motivation to have THE BODY. It's a win-win situation for me. If I don't work myself out to have the beach body, then I have an excuse not to go to the beach. If I do however, then I'll be fit again and HAVE to go to the beach ( don't try to defend yourselves, I know everybody thinks this way. It's summer and it's the only time we can show off our bodies in the internet without looking too slutty) - which brings us to square one -- I am not a beach person.

The only place I can think of as the perfect beach right now is El Nido in Palawan. My father recently went there for a meeting/ seminar ( he gets to choose where - lucky him) and he has been saying of how majestic and serene the place is. 

Otherwise, if you know any other beach close by, that will specifically pass my coward standards, please do tell me. Make me change my mind! On the other hand, I think Maldives is not too far from here...

With my girl fraaands. haha Wore a Dorothy Perkins bikini and a random skirt I got from Seoul. 

Enjoy the rest of the summer while it's still here! :)



  1. Hi. Are you using a 50mm lens? Anong aperture? 1.4 or 1.8? Thanks. Nice outfit btw :)

    1. Hi! Nope. I rarely use the 50mm lens. I used a 70-300mm lens here, aperture of 4.5 and fast shutter. :) Thank you!

  2. Ooh that's too bad. I agree on what you've said about the mode of transportation. I prefer airplanes than cruise or ferry.

    Miss Cielo

    1. I know! Yes, yes. I'm glad I'm not the only one! haha :)

  3. Totes relate. I am actually in Boracay right now, as in now haha and I'm like 'meh'

    1. tell me about it! Are you enjoying the night life though? :)

  4. First of all, nakakaganda talaga yung 70mm lens mo! Yan yung ginamit mo kina Dawn and Rien, right? Aaaand I totally relate about not loving the beach. Mostly because of le body factor (sexy mo btw. there's totally nothing to be insecure about kung ako ikaw huhu) but also because I dont like it when I get wet and sand sticks everywhere!! haha sucha hassle