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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Green Light

Last month, I went to Bohol with a few friends and it was a blast! Armed with sunblock lotions with SPF 48 and 45, I enjoyed every single bonding moment under the sun. However, when I went back to Manila, I was dismayed to know that the lotions I generously smothered on my body were no match to the mighty sun. I still got sunburns and they hurt for a while that I swore not to do it again.

When I was getting ready for work earlier, I was delightfully surprised to receive a message from one of my friends from that Bohol escapade. We exchanged a few messages which went a little something like this.



J: Pssst.

JM: Hey, What’s up?

J: Nothing really. I just miss you. :) I am just looking at the pictures of us two. We had fun, right?

JM: Yeah. Sure, we did.



With a sweet message like that plus remembering all the fun we had, I will surely do it again without thinking twice. If and when we will have another getaway with maximum sun exposure, I will not hesitate to go. I will just need to find me another sunblock lotion with higher SPF though.

27 comments:

wanderingcommuter said...

naku naman kahit maging negro ako habambuhay...okay lang yun. sa ngalan ng pag ibig. hahaha!

dabo said...

huh? bakit ganun ang tono ni ewiikk.. hahaha! i knew it!

dabo said...

@joaqui: wow.. bakasyon..ganun yata talaga ang araw, regardless ng tapang ng anti-uv lotion, we can't escape the heat.. hehehe

joaqui_miguel said...

@wanderingcommuter: Hmmm... Seems likes someone is loving the sun while having fun with someone. Hmmmm...

Yikes, why does it rhyme? lol

@dabo: Somehow I am not surprised. :) lol

Yeah, true. Sunburn sucks though. It was painful, really painful. :(

the geek said...

ahhh..the power of love, heightened by the power of the sun...lol

joaqui_miguel said...

@the geek: hehehe I'm happy if it's like that even it is platonic. :)

Mugen said...

I wouldn't mind getting sunburned. Gusto ko magka-tan. Haha.

joaqui_miguel said...

@mugen: Yeah. Tan is sexy. :)

Sunburn is painful. :(

Bryan Anthony the First said...

or wear long-sleeved shirts

or bring a payong

lols

woof!

RainB said...

Try Semen2008, the ultimate skin protection. It might stink after some time, but at least your skin is safe.

RONeiluke, RN said...

that means global warming is happening. ahehehe!

ang sakit magkasunburn. hehe! i'd rather ko to the beach without the sun than suffer in blisters and peeling skin... ahehe!

that means i'm not a beach-type of person :)

joelmcvie said...

A higher SPF does not mean that it is more "powerful" in blocking off the sun. A higher SPF simply means a longer period in between re-applying sunblock on your skin. Ergo, smaller SPF means you re-apply sunblock more often; higher SPF means you re-apply less often.

What you want to make sure is that the sunblock protects you against both UVA and UVB rays. =)

Lance said...

the exchange of texts messages was giving me some sort of a weird connotation..haha

anyway, where in bohol had you been?
panglao?
loboc?
bohol beach club?

joaqui_miguel said...

@bryan anthony the first: Yeah, that could work. :)

@rainb: Hmmm... interesting. I'll think abuot it. hehehe

@roneiluke,rn: It's painful. Same here. :)

@joelmcvie: Now I understand why I still got sunburns after massively applying those lotions. Urgh. Had I known better, those could have been avoided. Thanks for educating me on that matter. :)

@lance: We went to the usual tourist attractions in Bohol. We stayed in one of the resorts along Alona Beach.

KRIS JASPER said...

traffic lights?

lol.

Anyway, I hope to see Bohol's pics in here.

~Kinesics said...

awww...how sweet :) I love gettin text messages :)

Btw, thanks for your comment. And I stopped looking...it will find me eventually. :)

Hope things go well for you and whoever that is! :)

~kinesics

joaqui_miguel said...

@kris jasper: You got it! hehehe

Yeah, I just might. I am still thinking about it though. hehehe

How are you?

joaqui_miguel said...

@~kinesics: No worries.

Yeah it will sure find you. I hope, it will find me too. lol

Thanks. Yeah, everything is doing well between us. Just platonic really.

RONeiluke, RN said...

i agree. but i think violins will just be a nuisance to students already busy on their studies...

i don't feel any better... i'm going crazy T_T

Chyng said...

i feel for you, ang hapdi ng sunburn na yun. KASO NDE KO PINAGSISISIHAN ang disneyland!

payong is mightier than sunblock lotions!

i also want to visit bohol. ano itinerary nio?

joaqui_miguel said...

@chyng: I agree, umbrella is mightier than sunblock however it would have been weird to carry an umbrella while snorkling. hehehe

When we arrived we went to the usual tourist attractions ----> Chocoloate Hills, Loboc River (floating restaurant), Tarsier Sanctuary, oldest Church (i forgot the name), Sandugo Alliance spot, some cave somwhere then we retreated to the resort.
The next day, we went dolphin watching, then snorkling (that's where I got the sunburn) then to this virgin island that was totally awesome.

Hmmm... Maybe I'll post some pictures. hehehe

joelmcvie said...

The oldest church in Bohol is the Baclayon Church (mnemonic device: "bakla yun!"). Somewhere behind the church (supposedly, though I've not seen it yet) is the house of one Cesar Manhilot, more popularly known as Cesar Montano.

Snorkling after dolphin watching? Either you went to Pamilacan Island or to Balicasag Island.

Aris said...

off-topic ito but i just can't contain myself. i have read the raves about you at blogpest. i am sooo proud of you, joaqui! ang galing-galing mo! :)

joaqui_miguel said...

@joelmcvie: Thanks. Thanks.

Now, I remember Balicasag and Baclayon. hehehe

@aris: Thanks so much!!! :)

KRIS JASPER said...

WIDE AWAKE AT 330am.. My eyes (small and fragile) have been working for the last 22 hours... I need to lessen my cofee intake!

KRIS JASPER said...

i cant believe youre not in my blogroll.

Im adding you now.

joaqui_miguel said...

@krisjasper: Thanks, I appreciate it! ;)