Went to Bataan last APEC week because our team badly needed to unwind and recharge before December kicks in and our operations go ballistic (if it isn't already.)
Trip was extremely exhausting being a day trip only (from 4am until around 12 midnight; Roundtrip Manila-Bataan-Manila,) but I enjoyed it a lot.
On Montemar Beach Club
- Clean amenities
- Food was expensive
- Some staff were not that pleasant and were all about the rules (eg "we cannot accept walk ins, please call head office first - head office being unreachable since the day before our trip," "those who are still wet can't come inside the restaurant, please dry yourselves outside")
- Mixed shower areas
- Kayaking, boating, and cliff diving was fun!
|Still can't look at the sun directly, but very much attracted to it.|
|Still find the sea hypnotic - reminds me of things I know (deep inside) I want and need to let go|
|Still bad at kayaking, but enjoys it nonetheless|
|Still shit scared of jumping/falling, but does it anyway.|
Overall it is a nice and quiet place to relax and put some perspective back into our lives. Nature is always humbling. It's a shame we do not listen to it more often. Perhaps such practice will make us grow more as human beings than any technology can accomplish.
If I have to fall and fail, please let me do so quickly and learn. Patience and grit, Arlet. Please.