Pagudpud | Ready for a Wet Summer

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  • Vhincci Subia
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  • Rain or shine, it is still summer!


    They don't have the scorching fire and the stars; only the humble wind and the native Ilocanos. They don't have the grandest resorts and hotels; only their refreshing coconut unders and nipa cottages.
    Yes, that was depicting an unblemished picture of Pagudpud. And to complete the perfect frame are fancy white sands and bumpy rock formations. Maybe a sketch of disadvantages for others, but I say, these are honest flaws that will direct its way to development. It may not parallel the already mural name of Boracay or the wonder title of Palawan at present. But enlivening a new Da Vinci to paint a masterpiece Pagudpud is a sure thing my friend.

    Now, Pagudpud is calm and poised. Bottomless and boundless. Shot and ready to be printed. But how will it face the new wet summer this 2011. Will it just soften like a tissue paper?

    I heard the issue first in the last days of March [here]. Hmmm... So it will not be the hottest summer? It's alright, I said. But it will be a conflict to the schedule of vacationers. Right?

    Then I, at a corner... thinking how to spend my summer. If it will really be a pouring experience. Where to throw away the fun? Where to see majestic views? Where to take good photographic shots. But why stressed my mind if we already have neighboring Pagudpud.

    As I reminisced the time we had here, in a quirky conversation of the sun, the clouds, the rain, the waves, and the wind, I came into conclusion. Wet summer cannot get Pagudpud in trouble.

    Here we go!

    We really missed high school. Everyone of us. Those days. Isn't it? So when we, our batch, had the time for a reunion, a beyond summer get-away, we grabbed it. That clover chance! 

    The day started just fine. We cooked for our lunch. After everything was up, we rode in a jeep to reach few kilometers Pagudpud. We were halfway when it drizzled. Then stronger. Bigger fall. Then it tuned... Now finer. Still, we sang, screamed, shouted, talked a lot. Until we arrived. All smile.

    Because our poor tums were already begging for their coins, we took immediately our lunch. One hour later, we strolled the area. The weather. Dark. Bright. Wind. Rain. Unpredictable! Where's the fun here? Sorry, but we will start it right away! We'll be defining pleasure close to outrage! Wooooh!



    First, we hit the waves! They were so cute. Like babies teasing and giggling. Blue! I was convincing a friend for a sexy pictorial. One did the demonstration. But my friend rejected the offer. Too shy, huh!

    From small and shy to enormous and despicable splashes! These thrilled us.




    We were shocked. Enthralled!

    To keep the fun... we jumped and ran in the shoreline. Still with the chasing waves! They were irresistable!

    Ok, this is not a family picture. But one in no-discrimination. Girl. Boy. Homo. Fat. Thin. Curly. Straight. We love our batch!

    Then I found myself following two buddies. Before them are two foreigners, two surfers.


    Having some nice shots. My friend - who refused to do some poses earlier. The surfer. And this flower in my soaked hands, shaking!




    Then they asked me to join them in a group picture. Because I was taking pictures all along. At last, the tripod was used. They seemed excited! I thanked them for the smiles and the hug.


    Finally, the sun came up and gave us this wonderful scene. What a perfect picture to close this another album of memories!


    Click photos to enlarge and view in a slideshow.
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    30 comments:

    Pepe said...

    Gusto ko rin pumunta dito Vhincci!

    Vhincci Subia said...

    It was beautiful, right Pepe? 'Pag pumunta na kau, sali nyo 'ko! hehe!

    Robert Cascayan said...

    Nakakainis ka naman. Pinapainggit mo ang puso ko jan sa mga pictures at writings na yan. Wala ako diyan eh. Hahaha.

    Im excited to go home this May. All set. Money, may na ipon na ako for our grand batch picnic. See yah!

    LV said...

    Thank you for taking this old lady along with you through your lens this summer,fun filled occasion. I do believe all of you had a very happy outing. Be glad you have a girl friend that still cares about herself instead of so many here are so daring in their actions.

    Vhincci Subia said...

    @Rob - Haha! Sige, sige! Gusto ko 'yan! Grand batch picnic huh! Pero dapat aayon yan sa schedule namin nina Christine for the review! Hehe!

    Vhincci Subia said...

    @LV - Just a friend. Lol! Yes, we enjoyed a lot! :)

    Robert Cascayan said...

    Ayts. Oo nga pala ano. One day lang naman un. :))

    Vhincci Subia said...

    So sa weekend... saturday siguro...

    Diamond R said...

    b-a-u-t-i-f-u-l lahat nag enjoy sino naman ang hindi sa gandang yan.

    Vhincci Subia said...

    @Diamond - tama! enjoy na enjoy! :D

    SmilingSally said...

    It looks like fun. Thanks for sharing your blues.

    Happy 1st Blue Monday, Vhincci.

    Vhincci Subia said...

    Welcome! :) I hope I can join in a regular basis...

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    veroniz said...

    OMG! Ang ganda naman nito! Look how blue the dagat is! :D And I really like your blog :)

    Vhincci Subia said...

    @BNP - Thank you too! :)

    Vhincci Subia said...

    @Veroniz -Wow! Thank you so much! :D

    John said...

    Beautiful photos!

    Come see my blues, have a great week ahead.

    I am now your follower, would you mind following mine? Thanks!

    One Fly said...

    The girls are way too pretty.

    youth_in_asia said...

    Fantastic shots. I always like seeing people have fun no matter what the weather conditions may be. The portrait shots are gorgeous as are the shots of water splashing up on the rocks.

    chubskulit said...

    Gorgeous and so much fun!

    Please come take a look at my entry, thank you!

    I am now your follower dearest.

    Vhincci Subia said...

    @John - Thanks! I'll go and see your blues now! :D

    Vhincci Subia said...

    @Fly - Exactly! :)

    Vhincci Subia said...

    @Jon - Thanks! I love the splashes of water too... :)

    Vhincci Subia said...

    @Chubskulit - Thanks! :) I think your a Filipino... I've seen your blog before... I'll visit again and see your entry...

    Kim, USA said...

    Ganda nang lugar at ganda nang mga models mo hehe.

    Blue Monday

    Vhincci Subia said...

    @Kim - Salamat Ate! :)

    bulakbolero.sg said...

    ganda dito sa ilokos. kakamiss. sana isang paguwe ko pinas makabalik ako dito.

    Vhincci Subia said...

    @Bulakbolero - Isa nga namang maipagmamalaki! Sige, sali nyo 'ko minsan! Just contact me here... Hehe!

    Christian | Lakad Pilipinas said...

    nice! pagudpud!

    Vhincci Subia said...

    @Christian - Yup! :)

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