Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Staring at the sun


Jesus Christ, I went away for two weeks and Trollop started posting pics of men who are really Nordic wildcat fairies, or a woman who’s really a big-butted mountain goat—or an old tranny dressed as the Bride of Frankenstein. Gah!

Well, I was at Lagen in El Nido, Palawan. It’s an hour and a half plane ride away from Manila and I gotta say, until Raoul build me my own pritti castle with a huge pool, Lagen is the closest thing I deem as a piece of heaven on SE Asia. Aye, truly, truly! It costs $300 per person per night but surely heaven costs more, right? In any case, it’s all worth it.

Usually when I hit the beach, I don’t do “beachy” stuff. Ya know: kayaking, snorkeling, diving with the fishes, lovin’ on the sand *wink* (though I always wear the outfit no matter what, hee, with beachy bracelet and anklet and beachy cutie hat—verra important as I can’t stand the sun)... But at Lagen, even I was surprised that I’d spent my every waking moment enjoying the water as I feast and I frolic and I flirt (occasionally :P) mostly with a gorgeous Turkish dude named Cenk. (Er, I think that’s how it’s spelled; I can barely understand his English. :/)

Ohhh, how I loved it there. I dunno if it’s because of those warm, hospitable locals and the peaceful environment. Perhaps it’s simply because, for someone who don’t sleep, I went to bed every night at 10 p.m.—without fail—AND SLEPT DEEPLY FOR 8-9 HOURS. Yep. Straight. I kid you not! And, sure, I had no internet access (connection was wacky) and I had no telly and I had no cellphone (only certain places/islands have cell sites) (and here I thought I’d diiiie without those!) but I also had no bleeding worries, no bastards with emotional range of a teaspoon and no cranky/bitchy Harlot who had, lately, been trying to overpower me. One thing I was sure of: for the first time in months, I was happy.

I had such a wonderful, WONDERFUL time I didn’t want to leave particularly when nothing is calling me back. If only I could stay forever... but can anyone really stay forever in Paradise? Hmmm, perhaps someday I could... hopefully... with my Matt Farrell, that is. *sigh*

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9 comment(s):

Blogger Midas said...

So glad to hear you're back. I didn't know that El Nido was that great...post some pictures will you?

What about the mosquito? Are they bad over there? That's the only reason I never go there...malaria.

10/24/2007 01:45:00 AM  

Blogger Harlot said...

Midas, of all the complains. :P But seriously, never heard of anyone complaining about mosquitos nor did i even see one near me.

I love Lagen. I think i've been to most of the best beaches here: Bora, Pagudpud, Camiguin, Puerto Galera, Cebu, Catanduanes, Bohol... Lagen (for me) is the best.

Even Amazing Race agree. Not sure if you saw it but when AR went here, Lagen was where they stayed. Of all the beaches, they went there. :)

10/24/2007 02:21:00 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

LMAO at the Kim Kardashian and goat picture!!

Harlot, glad to hear you had fun on your vacay :)

10/24/2007 02:26:00 AM  

Blogger Aggie said...

Yummy picture. Glad you had a ball. Sounds lovely.

10/24/2007 05:58:00 AM  

Blogger Jordis Juice said...

I thought it was too cold to hit the beach :P but glad you had fun.

10/24/2007 08:43:00 AM  

Anonymous Di said...

I was wondering where you were.

Glad to hear you had fun. We missed you.

10/24/2007 11:45:00 AM  

Blogger Menchie said...

So that's where you were! Lucky you! Two whole weeks in Palawan? No wonder you didn't want to go back.

10/24/2007 08:02:00 PM  

Blogger Jolie said...

I knew SJP resembled someone with that costume. LOL

Glad you had a blast.

10/25/2007 01:00:00 AM  

Blogger Lorelei said...

Sounds fantastic. Which season of Amazing Race are we talking about here? I love that show by the way. :) Glad to hear you're back.

10/27/2007 12:44:00 AM