Last Labor Day, I went on an out of town trip. While the rest of the world was celebrating a rest day from work, I went with a couple of friends to a place where it is away from civilization. I joined a group of friends and took a bus to a province north of Manila called San Antonio,Zambales. Getting to Anawangin is either of two choices. You have the choice of either taking a trek over the mountains surrounding the area or take a boat from Pundaquit. So, onwards to Anawangin.
The beach cove is an area where time has stood still. There are no resorts. There is no cell site, nor electricity, no modern technology. (my flashlight conked out on me after two uses) Its communing with nature at its rawest. For a person like me who was born to modern amenities, it can be quite a test for survival. First is that everyone had to settle in with their tents. While everyone had a tent for shelter, I had to settle with my sleeping bag. At first, the night was quite hot with practically no wind but when around two in the morning came in. Wow! The cold sea breeze came in like nature’s airconditioner. I woke up with the sun shining on my face amid the trees near the beach. So, with all of that happening to me, did I survive it? Guees what? I just did.