Everybody deserves a break, especially those who work so hard. I don’t know the degree of stress that we have at work but there were times that we’ll just knock down at bed like a dead person from a 8 hours of work, 3 hours travel plus the unpaid overtime that we can’t even afford to dream about our prince to be. This maybe the reason a lot of us do other things like photography, one is into make-up, others is into sports and a lot of us is into travel. We always makes time to unwind, we always makes time to break away from Laboratory works and meet other people other than patients. This time, people from Clinical Microscopy section (the one that handles stool, urine and other body fluids exams) escape to Batangas!!!
Marela and yours truly handled the main part of the planning, budgeting and marketing but of course with the help of each one of us. We are 29 and down to 26 before the day of the event, it was not easy but it was very fulfilling. There are a lot of things to consider-division of labor, the type of food that they eat and a lot more. Plus, that there will be hassles and last-minute unexpected decision, so brainstorming is very important when you are travelling with a big group, you have to consult all the moves you will be doing. Another thing is you have to confirm all the transaction before the day of the event, the group, the place and the transportation or else everything will be ruined. Thanks goodness to Shelly’s friend for saving us from distress about the Van.
After looking and vigorously researching for the place we finally find the right place;
✓ Cost : 12,500php for 15 persons plus 500php for the exceeding person
✓ Location: just one and a half hours from Ortigas
(Purok 5, Barangay Gonzales, Tanauan, Batangas, Philippines)
✓ Facilities: It was a rest house kind of place, very homey, the Taal lake is overlooking and all the cooking needs are all available-utensils, cooking ware, stove etc. You won’t have the hassle of bringing plates, glasses and the like.
For more information you can call the owner at this number: 0917 832 8472
This is how we enjoyed the one day escape from work
The pool is so beautiful especially at night with its color and it is only 3 feet, 4 feet and 5 feet high. The size is just right to have bond with each other and enjoy the whole day.
Some of us were from night duty and went straight to unwind, so some need to sleep to energize their spirit. Some are just addicted to what else videoke, who will not sing when there is a microphone, no one especially on our group. This is what we love most among the facilities-unlimited videoke for the our long list of songs. Yipee!
You can also be sporty, sporty and play volleyball or stretch your arms and kayak away from the resort and enjoy the mountainous scenery.
Its been years since the last time I touch a volleyball and it was my first time to kayak, it was awesome.
My favorite thing to do when in vacation is drink coffee while staring at the nature, listening to my favorite songs and thinking things through.
I am so thankful that all went well despite the hassles and last minute changes. Thankful also that we came back to work safe and happy. It was also great to see them do things for the first time like see them cook, prepare and wash dishes. I am very thankful that I got to know them more than being a colleague. I am happy that we had great pictures and memories to laugh out at when work become stressful.
Until the next outing guys!!!!
photo credit: Boh Daniel photography