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Summer

Summer is here! For many, this season is almost synonymous to vacations, blue skies, and splashing waves. It’s the perfect time to go on a trip. Being a hikikomori, I’m not the type of person to brave the scorching heat and to socialize with lots of people. I usually decline invitations because I’ve always been too lazy to go out. But last year, Loon said she felt like seeing the ocean so hey, why not? This trip was actually long overdue. It was supposed to be last year, but due to the rainy season and being busy mostly, we only got to go last week.

Subic/Olongapo is one of everyone’s go-to destinations when it comes to resorts, which is a great advantage for me since I live here. (And is also ironic because I rarely go to the beach. lol) Loon felt like renting a room even though my place is literally close to the area. She said she wanted to go on a full vacation mode. lol

(All photos were taken through my cp because I was too lazy to bring my camera. My cp cam’s palm trigger mode is a blessing. We can now take pictures together.)

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So here’s our outfit on Day 1.

We rarely go swimming, so why not grab a pretty swimsuit to go with it? I was so happy to find something that is suitable for my body type. We wanted to wear something light but not too revealing. We wanted the final outcome to still look sophisticated despite showing a little bit of skin.

I was supposed to get plain black ones but these prints are beautiful and I wanted something that feels more like summer. People may always see me wearing black, but I always try to wear something colorful whenever I can. Black feels natural for me, but incorporating colors while still keeping my style feels like a bit of a challenge. As soon as I saw this fabric, I thought that it’s something Yuuko might also pick. (She’s my #fashiongoal because she can still look dark and mysterious while wearing colorful outfits.) I also like Loon’s swimwear print because it somehow reminds me of cheongsam fabrics.

I rolled and tied up my hair because it’s too long and keeping it down would make it look hideous in the water. I’ve also read horror stories about loose braids.

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I wasn’t supposed to post this outfit shot anymore, but Loon loves it so here it is. lol

We arrived at the hotel in the afternoon. We grabbed a bite before taking a dip.

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The pasta was a little bland and they didn’t serve condiments. The bread and drinks were great though. I love the fresh watermelon shake. ❤
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Loon pretending to be dead. lol

After chilling out at the pool area, we went down to check the beach. Compared to the ones I went to with my family way back, the beach area was tiny, but it’s understandable as the place is mainly a hotel. On the brighter side, the place isn’t as crowded as the family-friendly beaches on the other side. And it’s mostly filled with tourists minding their own business. We almost had it all to ourselves.

The shore is surrounded with rocks covered with shells, which are more visible when the water level is shallow in the morning, and gets submerged later in the day.

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Top: A snapshot of the place. ; Bottom: Up close. They’re alive and moving!
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Check out the clean and clear water.
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The previous photo may look romantic but here’s the harsh reality. lol; Comic drawn by Loon. ❤
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Loon was here. lol

After playing around the shore, we went back to our room to have a short rest before going out again.

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This skirt from earth music&ecology feels like it’s made for the beach. The sea green shirt was something inexpensive I bought from a tiangge. I’m not entirely happy with this coordinate but for something I didn’t put a lot of thought on, it turned out okay, I guess.

When the evening came, we had a nice dinner and some cocktail at the hotel’s restaurant by the sea. I heard loud music and spotted people partying at the other side. I felt glad we didn’t go there.

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Loon had an extra-mild glass of Midori Splice. I used to be a heavy-drinker in my younger days, and I didn’t really drink cocktails back then. I rarely drink alcohol nowadays so something as mild and sweet as Midori is a pleasant treat.

Next morning, we strolled around the beach to watch fishes before having breakfast.

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Left photo was taken by Loon.💖 My hairstyle from the previous day gave me loose waves which remained even after shower. And I finally got to wear the beach dress I bought on a whim from ACDC Rag 7 years ago.
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Loon topped her casual outfit with this light and airy sheer dress.

The serene ambiance was perfect for breakfast.

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Too many eggs.

Loon wanted to go back to the beach as soon as we got back home. lol Next time, definitely!

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