During the summer we took a 10 hour road trip to the very tip of Aurora province, Casiguran, where my grandmother grew up as a little girl before fleeing to Manila during the war.
We just recently learned that Casapsapan Bay in Casiguran is stunning and deserted. We would look out to the farthest point, as far as the white sand stretches, and find no one else but ourselves.
In the town proper there's a bakeshop with delicious fresh pan de sal, a blue Church on top of a hill, and no 7-elevens.
Most of its areas are untouched, uncharted. Everything is a rough journey.
But the whole of it gets the seal of approval from my brother, while the 6 of us squeeze in one tricycle.
We spent the nights singing karaoke and standing under the rain trying to catch thunderstorms or the falling stars, making secret wishes and pretending we were walking on the sky.
I guess there are lots of pictures of space because I was quite amazed at how much there was.
It's a secret paradise. As of the moment, no other beach quite compares.