Nagbabadya na naman ang aking karaniwang sakit. Inisip ko lang kanina na baka pagod lang ako kasi puro meetings ako sa halos buong shift ko. pero hanggang ngayon, mabigat ang pakiramdam ko. Ganito lagi nararamdaman ko pag nagkakasakit ako ng todo at para akong lantang gulay. Masakit ang muscles ko. Feeling ko kanina sa office pa lang parang namamaga ang mukha ko. Pagdating ko sa bahay, salamin agad hinarap ko. Buti na lang normal naman. Pakiramdam ko lang yun. At hanggang ngayon nahihirapan akong makatulog. Mas lalo ko tuloy nararamdaman
Ano ba naman ‘to. Totoo bang kung ano ang nangyari sa unang araw ng Bagong Taon, ganon na the whole year? Huwag naman sana pero naman kasi, first day of the year, may sakit ako at umulit na ng kung ilang beses at nagpapang-abot pa ang mga ito. Hindi pa ako gumagaling sa una, nagkakasakit na naman ako. Nakapagpacheck-up na nga eh. Binigyan na rin ng gamot. Pero wala pa rin. Anong gagawin ko?
Teka, anong sakit nga ba? Sa ngayon, symptoms ng lagnat nararamdaman ko. Mainit na katawan ko kanina pa. Kakairita nga eh. It’s all in the mind lang ba? Sa akin hindi. Ganito talaga pakiramdam ko pag magkakasakit ako.
Ayaw ko pa naman maggamot. Feeling ko kasi, sa kung ilang beses na akong nagkasakit mula last year, sobra-sobra na yung mga nainom kong gamot. Ayaw ko nang dagdagan pa. Kaya iwas gamot muna. Pero nasaan na ba ang mga gamot ko? Just in case lang hindi ko na talaga kaya. 😀
Last May 1, my family (together with some relavites) went for swimming in Itogon. Itogon is one of the municipalities of Benguet province and the swimming pool area is almost 2 hours away from Baguio. It’s amazing that aside from Asin Hotspring, and La Union (where the nearest beach is), there’s another option for swimming hehehe. The place is not sophisticated actually. Below are some details that I remember.
The pools aren’t tiled. But they have a Jacuzzi. Oha!
Entrance fee is Php 20.00 per person.
Hut rental is around 300-500.
There are a lot of nipa huts in various sizes so it can accommodate small to big groups.
No electricity yet in the huts so night swimming is not an option at the moment.
There are CRs and shower rooms.
The pools are drained every 5 PM.
There are stalls that sell swimming gears from swimwear to floaters.
Only a few stores (or none at all) sell food and if there are any, it’s expensive so the best option is to bring your own baon.
They accept reservations for the nipa huts but it’s more expensive than when you just rent it upon arrival. Good thing for us, my cousin’s BF is from the area so we just asked him to reserve for us hihihi.
The pools are constructed in the base of a mountain so while nearing the area, you wouldn’t expect that there are pools because what you’ll only see is the towering mountain. Amazing.
Of course we had a great time, especially the kids who were in the pool practically the whole time we were there. They were only out of the pool during meal times. As for me, I stayed in the pool for only 2 hours. It was so hot I didn’t like to get sun-burned hehehe (but I still did anyway). The rest of the time, I was sleeping, reading, or eating, while consciously waiting for any ring from my Blackberry (because if it did, it just means one thing – there’s an issue in the office that needs my attention – this is another story). We left the place at around 4 PM.
The only downside was that it was a holiday and it’s summer so there were SO many people.
Err…I haven’t downloaded the pictures from my camera still, so no pictures to share hehehe.
My cousins are requesting me to sponsor a trip to Riverview in Asin this time. We’ll see about that. It’s more expensive there. It may be twice (or more than) the expenses in Itogon. But nevertheless, I also want to try it there so maybe next year. 😀
Before this day ends, I’d just like to note that this marks my first year anniversary in my QC apartment. I can’t believe I’ve been living alone for a year now…and loving it hehehe. It’s just sad that due to my busy schedule, I don’t have any energy left to clean it so err…it’s a mess at the moment wahahaha.
Anyway, I’m looking forward to another year in that place. 🙂
This is still from the book Suzzane’s Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson.
“ Imagine life is a game in which you are juggling five balls. The balls are called work, family, health, friends and integrity. And you’re keeping all of them in the air. But one day, you come to understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls – family, health, friends, integrity – are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered. And once you truly understand the lesson of the five balls, you will have the beginnings of the balance in your life.”
Though finding the balance in life can also become challenging sometimes, depending on the circumstances. But during these moments, I’ll just content myself with the thought that yes, we can balance everything. It may become unbalanced at some point but we can always bounce back to a balanced life.