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Monday, November 28, 2016

CLAG Women's Officers' Weekend Retreat


After our successful CLAG women’s fellowship, we, officers, finally had the chance to retreat and have fun before another fellowship comes – the Kid’s Camp, which we’ll also help organize. Unfortunately, our PIO and secretary didn’t make it due to schedule conflicts so it was just us: pres, v-pres, secretary and treasurer that made it.

There were 7 of us altogether, plus 3 little kiddos during this time. And for all the joy ride and chuckles we had during the trip, I am super thankful to God (most of all) for the experience, and to our president for their generosity. :)


Behold, the photos… 

wonderful...just wonderful!
Who's in the car? :D me and Melisa with ZD and Nate. Mark, Jade and Dex at the back.  
Afternoon dip (immediately upon arrival, lol): Me, Secretary, Melisa (vp) and Pres with the kids who can't stop for a group photo! lol. 
Sunday morning view. 
The sunrise, the shovel, the sea and the little giant ♥
Isn't this a lovely place? 
Our retreat was supposed to be in Subic but they later decided to stay in Morong instead. Morong (or the Municipality of Morong), is a municipality in the province of Bataan in the Central Luzon of the Philippines. This is about 175 kms away from Metro Manila. It’s one of the near places to go for a quick escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Facing the calm waters of the South China Sea, most Morong beaches may not have an awesome white sand but you don’t have to worry about going for a dip barefoot. Besides, the kids didn't care if the place has white sand or not, all the want is the water and the waves! And I bet Jade, one of the kids, can agree to that!


Sunday morning, around 9 AM, we left the place to go to Bagac, Bataan to meet with the bible students for the preparation of our upcoming Kid’s Camp. Travel time from Morong to Bagac, Bataan was only about 45 mins away. Our bible school in Bagac, Bataan is located in Binukawan. This was where I spent 2 years of my studies in Theology. :)

Quick meeting before we head home 
The plan was that we’re supposed to also visit Mt. Samat. However, since we left the bible school a little late, around 3 PM, to be exact, we decided to just set Mt. Samat aside so we won’t be too late going home. Nate and I arrived home at around 7PM. It was exhausting and tiresome but it was a fun, quick weekend getaway. ♥

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18 comments:

  1. Surely it was a needed break from the busy preparations and stressful meetings. Im glad the kids made it as well; your sponsors are really generous.

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    1. Definitely generous ever since! It was our pres. :) And speaking of meeting, another one's happening today! haha.

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  2. Wow, it's so nice to go on a retreat. Haven't attended one in years. Nice that you were able to go. The beach pictures are great! Nakaka-miss mag beach.

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    1. Sobrang nakakamiss mag beach! The last time we were at the beach before this was in May! Lol.

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  3. I've been to Morong, Bataan and it is really far from where I live kaya pagod sa biyahe. I agree with you, hindi white ang sand nila pero ok naman kahit anong color. hehehe! Though I haven't enjoyed our stay because we're busy with seminar, ni hindi man lang ko nakaligo sa beach. :)

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    1. Ay sayang un sis! Pero still just the look at the nature, nakakapawi na ng stress!

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  4. Can't wait to have my vacation in the Philippines. =) The place is so beautiful. This is what I miss about the Philippines. Everything is green (outside Manila). =) I thought Bataan was too far from Manila. It's really not that far when you said 100+ Km away only. =) I think it's closer to our place.

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    1. It is one of the closest places in the North from MM. I'm not sure when your vacation will be but I'm sure you guys will have fun, fun, fun! :)

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  5. Oh that was fun! I inagine an entire day with my long time girl friends, unfortunately we are all so busy. Where did you stay in Bataan? Is the beach clean?

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    1. We were in Morong, not on a famous resort but yes, the beach is clean. They said it's cleaner than Subic's.

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  6. The beach looks nice. Not white sand but still clean, no? I wish we could travel to Bataan too and bring my little boy there.

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    1. Yes, definitely clean! At di maputik. Sand talaga sya. :) Who knows maybe one day you'll be able to take him there, sis. :)

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  7. Growing up, we were always in grey sandy beaches. Never seen a white beach until I was 18, I think, haha. So yes, kids don't care about the color of the sand.

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    1. Ang sarap siguro ng buhay malapit sa dagat. Kami, we're like 3 hrs away from the nearest beach when we were young (mas lalo naman ngayon, haha).

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  8. Wow, looks like fun! It is a good break from the busy city life. I'm sure the kiddos had loads of fun! Water and sand are always fun for them! :)

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  9. Ang saya naman ng outing nyo gaw. Bataan is very memorable samin ni Enteng, kasi after Christmas 2012 nag away kami, sumugod ako sa bataan without his knowledge, stow away ika nga hahaha. Nung nalaman niya, sumunod ang lolo mo hehehe. Nakapasyal tuloy kami sa Mt. Samat heheheh.

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    1. Haha! Minsan talaga blessing in disguise ang LQ. lol. Ayan, saya tuloy ng Mt. Samat nyo! hehe.

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