Weekend Story: Swimming in the Rain

Last weekend was a rainy weekend. There was no typhoon but the heavy rains that kept pouring on the ground felt like one. There was nothing more safe and convenient to do but to stay at home. We, however, was out early on Saturday to go swimming in Pansol for a cousin’s son’s birthday party. Family comes first, you know. Haha.

In fairness, nung nasa SLEX kami, wala masyadong ulan. Tapos nung nasa resort na kami, umulan ng ilang beses (na di kalakasan at humihinto rin ng matagal bago bumuhos ulit) kaya tuluy-tuloy pa rin ang swimming namin! Buti na lang, may ordinary swimming pool at may hot spring pool din dun sa resort. Kapag giniginaw na kami, lumilipat kami sa hot spring pool para magpainit. Para kaming mga bata, inenjoy lang namin ang swimming party hanggang sa nagdecide na kami umuwi by 4PM.


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arrival pic

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the birthday boy

Swimming at a public resort during off-peak season like this month means less crowd and more fun. It’s way more affordable, too, than when you rent a private pool for a big group. Batis ng Makiling Resort in Pansol, Calamba City, Laguna is an old resort but the owners have recently thought of rehabilitating the place as evidenced by the newly-repaired and painted rooms, nipa cottages, and shaded tables. Entrance fee is PHP120 per head. I just had a little issue with their shower rooms which had no roof and seemed quite exposed. It’s safe to take a bath there wearing your swimwear, or just undies if you prefer so, but please NOT naked.

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the huge swimming pool of Batis ng Makiling Resort

I can imagine the resort getting so crowded during summer. It was a good thing we went there during the rainy season already. During our visit, there were only three more cottages occupied aside from ours. The main swimming pool was huge; it’s probably the biggest pool I’ve ever dipped into! Because of its size, we never felt like we had other company to deal with. All in all, it was a fun swimming party and we were grateful to Baguio-Mende family for having us.

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happy swimmers

By us, I meant the hubby, Mame, my PILs, my SIL, and I. We drove to Bacoor on Friday night for a shorter ride going to Laguna the next day. We also passed through a short cut (Bucal Bypass Road) to get to Pansol faster. It was our first time to do this and it proved to be a smart move.

Our Sunday was spent at home. My PILs and Mame cleaned the house while us young ones stayed in bed longer than expected. Haha. We had breakfast and lunch together at our veranda.

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our Sunday breakfast lovingly prepared by my MIL

We then drove back to Manila at past 4PM. We event got to visit the niches of the Legarda couple (former bosses of my PILs) housed inside the columbarium located within the Magallanes Church complex. We also dropped by SM Manila for dinner and some errands like bills payment and lotto.

In other news, have you heard about the tornado that hit Manila (Tondo area, specifically) last night? Boy, was it scary! And based from the news, there’s going to be more rains this week so please stay safe and dry, friends! 🙂

May you choose happiness always,

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12 Replies to “Weekend Story: Swimming in the Rain”

  1. Sis, iniisip ko pa lang ‘yung swimming niyo last weekend, giniginaw na ako. Tamad na tamad nga akong maligo nung weekend. Hahaha!

    P.S. Ang sarap nung suman na brekky mo! 🙂

    1. Maginaw nga sis, lalo kapag umahon, kaya mas okay kung magbabad na lang sa tubig. Yung suman kasama pa yan sa take-out namin galing sa swimming, hahaha. 🙂

  2. Huh, Manila had a tornado? Is this the first time that this happened?

    I’m so hungry looking at your breakfast.

    Kahit umuulan, gusto ko pa rin magswimming. Mas masaya.

    1. Yes, first time ever. One of the effects of climate change in this side of the world. Haha, every weekend lang ako nakakain ng ganyang breakfast. Tama ka, masarap magswim kahit umuulan! 🙂

  3. hehe natawa ako dun sa shower rooms without roof 🙂 there are public hot springs here in taipei where you pay less than 100 for an hour of use, some require you to be totally naked like the onsens in japan… tapos mostly matatanda pa yung nandun 🙂

    1. Hahaha, mabilisan nga ang ligo namin nun! I heard about the onsens in Japan, puro matatanda at kadalasan mga lalaki sila, diba? I only went naked in a hot bath once and I was with the girls in our family, nagbubungisngisan pa kami kasi may ilang kasabay kami na ibang girls. First time kasi, eh, hahaha. Nagpa full body massage kami sa Wensha Spa sa Pasay, tapos included na sa package yung shabu-shabu dinner saka paggamit ng facilities nila like sauna, hot jacuzzi, shower, etc. 🙂

  4. Cool ang swimming in the rain! At least di pa prone to sunburn hehehe.

    Lunch by the veranda! Makauwi nga rin this weekend at makapag-lunch by the veranda sa aking bahay-kubo hehehe. Thanks for the idea!

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