Friday, May 3, 2013

San yun Tingloy na yun?

It's the first time I ever heard of it. I'm sure most of you e ganun din. I didn't know such place exist. Buti na lang marami akong blogger friends. Iminulat nila ako sa nagkukubling misteryo. Charot! 

Tingloy.. Nung una ko siya narinig parang pangalan ng batang kulang sa nutrisyon. Yung laging nabubully. Parang ka-level ni nobita sa doraemon. Yung ganun. "Oy Tingloy! Play dead ka dali! Ayaw mo? Tadyakan kita sige!" Hay! Anyway, I was invited by Marx and friends last...uhmm.. kelan nga yun.. Oh well hindi na mahalaga.

Summer's not over yet. Kaya sa mga friends kong walang ibang alam na beach na malapit sa metro kundi Puerto Galera, e dito na lang kayo mag punta. Eto talaga ang tinatawag na beach! Bueno? simulan ko na?

Marx and friends organized everything. Mula sa mga dadalhing tent, sa kalan, sa pagkain, sa boat na susundo samin. Lahat talaga as in. Sarili ko na lang ang dadalhin ko. Kung pwede ko nga lang ipaubaya pati budget na kailangan ipunin e bakit ba hindi? Abusado lang.

Sabi niya meet up daw sa Jam Liner Buendia ng 3:45am. My father drove me there. Confident pa kong hindi ako male-late. hahaah! E kaya lang may nangyari sa daan. Apat na katao. Nakahandusay. Patay (Abante? Remate? Bulgar? Pili na.). What a view! Ang aga ng mga karumal dumal na pangyayaring yun. Sabi nila mga lasing daw. O e moving on..

Alam mo yung madaling araw na wala gaanong sasakyan at ang sarap sarap ibeat lahat ng red lights pero maaalala mong nasa Makati ka nga pala? Ganun! Nahiya ako kasi ako na lang inaantay nila. hahaha! Sawry! kasalanan ng mga humandusay yan. Bakit kasi kailangan pa nilang mamatay sa araw na yun. Pwede naman kinabukasan na lang sila umeksena.

I was introduced by Marx to his HS friends. Shy ako kuno. May balik bayan e. Buti marunong mag tagalog. Kundi.. ikamamatay ng katabi ko ang bibig ko. lol! We left at around 4am bound to Batangas Pier. Badtrip lang sa bus kasi may mga maiingay na foreigner. Kung korean yun matatanggap ko pa e. Kaso hindi. Malay ko kung ano ang nationality ng mga hilaw na yun. Sana pala inalam ko. Hinding hindi ako mag-bo-boypren ng ganun. Presko kasi e. (HB? hahah!)

We alight at diversion road. Waited for Paula and Chie until the next day. hahaha! Joke. Mga 1 hour lang. Naka-quota tuloy ang lamok. Pang buong araw na supply na ng dugo ang nahithit niya sakin. AB pa naman ako. Chos! Ang haba na naman ng intro ko. We rode a jeepney going to Talaga, Mabini port. Mga 20-32 minutes din yun. Tapos namalengke na ang Marx and friends chaka kami sumakay sa boat he arranged prior to this trip. Swabe.

After 45 mins, we were already at the port of Tingloy. Lucky us because Marx bestfriend, Vane, has a cousin living within the area. Sakto no? What we forgot to bring, she supplied it to us. She even cooked our dinner. From the port to her house is just a tricycle away. Be ready with your camera as you can see perfect view of Masasa beach at the top.



Few meters away from Ate Gemma's house, eto na ang tumambad sa amin.

Masasa Beach at Tingloy
Ang swerte ng locals hindi ba?

Umeemote si Epay. Hanapin siya!
The water is so clear.. and it's swimmable. The view? fantastic! And what makes it so special? despite it being a public beach, we owned it that time. No other campers.


Ang photogenic lang diba? Elibs ako sa mga lugar na hindi na kailangan pang SLR ang camera. Yung walang ka-edit edit pero ang ganda ng output. After we settled our things, we preferred to hide away from the sun. Kaso matinik si haring araw. Wala siyang awa. Dumating yung point na halos wala ka ng mataguan. hahah! Masunog na ang masusunog. Hala sige kanya kanyang tambog na sa dagat.

♫ Row Row Row your boat.. ♫
Nung una nageenjoy pa sila. Inaaya ako ni marx pero naawa ako sa bangka. Baka maging dahilan pa ito ng pagkalunod naming tatlo. Ang pangit lang. Ayokong iburol ng bloated.

wagas makatawa marx? ^_^

Marx(kunsumido): Hay naku bes, paikot ikot lang tayo.

yan na ang pinakamalayo nila. lol!


Shet baka makalas... yung braso ni marx. wahahahah!

kaya pala hirap na hirap yung dalawa. ^_^

At sa pangengealam nila sa boat ng may boat, ikinabutas niya ito. Paki-suplong nga ang dalawang yan.

I highly recommend the use of aqua shoes while swimming. The shallow part is torture for us. Bato kung bato. Pag medyo bewang level na, remove your shoes and feel the fine sand. There are some parts with corals but I was so scared to explore it alone. I had a few clicks but it's not worth posting.

Few hours have past, some locals arrived and setup for picnic. 



The shore is not well maintained though. Locals pa ang pasaway. I remember when we're about to leave, they saw me carrying a bag of garbage, then they told me "neh! iwan mo na lang yan dyan!". Pano ba hindi dadami ang basurang yan. Tutal panahon ng election, they might as well seek for the help of local government to clean this secret gem. Sayang e. Sila rin. Turismo din yan. Paula said she would campaign for a clean up drive to save Tingloy. Hopefully maraming sumali.

The people who have setup their picnic tables left at the end of the day.  Lights off. The heat is on. Chos! hahaha! Ang daming tsismis na nasagap. Well, what happened in Tingloy stays in Tingloy. Baka hindi na ko isama nila Marx ulit pag binuking ko siya dito. hahaha! Seeing happy faces, friendship, new people, what else should I ask for.. I had fun being with these guys. 



midnight sessions. (photo grabbed from marx)


photo grabbed from Chie ^_^ (From L to R: Natsy, Kim, Epay, Vane, Marx, Chie, Paula at ang Dyosa. lol!)
Please refer to Marx and Paula's blog as well. They have a complete guide on how to get there and the estimated expenses breakdown. sila na! Lahat ng nakalimutan kong sabihin, nasa mga blogs nila. hihihi! Basta ang naubos ko, sakto 1500.00 promise. Fare from Buendia to Diversion is 135.00 each. From the Diversion to Talaga port is 30.00 each naman. This is the contact number of Kuya Jessie, the boatman Marx hired 0999-7872200. According to him, the boat can accommodate 10-15 pax. We paid 2,500 for a two way fare from Talaga or Anilao port (depending on the waves. hihi!) to Tingloy. We just divided it into 8. But if you can't afford to hire a boat, public boat from Anilao leaves at 10:30 AM and from Tingloy at 9:00 AM at 70.00 per head. From the port to Masasa beach, we just paid 30.00 each. yun na!





7 comments:

blissfulguro said...

eek! nakakita na naman ako ng post sa tingloy nyo ni marx. haaay. estudyante ko kaya nag introduce nito samin ni marx! haha. bitter ocampo?!

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Nice seeing you back again !! Kakamiss mga post mo

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Gladys Serafines said...

Infairness ang lapit lang nito at ok yung place...Si Tingloy tlga oh, binully muna bago purihin... hahaha!

melvin said...

kakatawa ka naman mag kwento...may napuntahan na rin akong magandang beach na dami nga lang basura na siguro if i had the time e namulot sana ako nga basura dun ng mahiya naman ang locals sa pinaggagawa nila

Kathleen said...

bet ko yung camping with bonfire! saya nito

Christian | Lakad Pilipinas said...

haha wala ka pa ring kupas magkwento! :)