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A Zambales Weekend Getaway: An Experience Close to Pre-Pandemic Days
A Zambales Weekend Getaway: An Experience Close to Pre-Pandemic Days
Weddings | December 3, 2020
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As Christmas time draws nearer, I get sentimental most days, missing a lot of family and friends. I am always the type who would organize the Christmas parties for all our barkadas, and meticulously plan the noche buena for the family. Needless to say, I truly love parties and hosting them. I like bringing people together and creating memories with people I love.

So now that it’s one month before Christmas, it makes me think how Christmas would be like for all of us in the midst of the still ongoing pandemic.

As I ponder on these, I just had a most relaxing weekend in our beach house. Surrounded by immediate and extended family, I once again got to experience how it is to bond and reconnect, just like in pre-pandemic days. The beach and outdoor space allowed us to relax, loosen up a bit, and go about our days without the mask and the usual face shields. I spent days cooking my special dishes for the family, creating pretty table settings inside the beach home or al fresco, swimming in the sea, and looking at the splendor of the Zambales sunset.

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The pool is a relaxing space that can be for fun and frolic too.
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Nighttime at the beach house.

Life is tougher these days—it is harder to reconnect or have gatherings. But it is doable. And truly, due to our current circumstances, we will never take for granted again all the simple joys in life—human touch, laughter, and bonding moments.

We have all been changed. For the better, for sure. 🙂

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Grilled fish and meats are great dishes for beach house gatherings.
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A well-dressed table prepared especially for the family.
Preparing lemon and herbed chicken.
…Served.
A full-grown palm by the house.
The sun graces another day with its rays.
A majestic Zambales sunset over the horizon.

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