Sunday, January 6

Lakas Atenista Goes To Samal Island!

December 2012 was a busy month for everyone in Ateneo de Davao College of Law. The students were experiencing sleepless nights because of the first exams from different subjects. We were excited for the holidays but before we can enjoy the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, we needed to get through the mind-cracking and jaw-breaking tests prepared by our professors. To keep calm before the storm, the Lakas Atenista, a law school organization which I'm a part of, decided to take a break and visit the beautiful island of Samal. On December 16, 2012, we all took a break from the busy lives we have at school.

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It was such a relief to finally have a time to unwind and visit the beach. For all you know, it's been six months since I last had a chance to enjoy a relaxing vacation at Samal Island. So, the Saturday date I spent with my fellow L.A. members was so fulfilling. Unfortunately, only few residents made it because some of them had their exams while others were required to attend seminars.

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The first stop of our Samal adventure was Camp Holiday. It's the first resort that every visitor would see in the island. Since it's the most convenient place for our party, we chose to hold the event there. We arrived at the place at around 10AM. Right after our lunch and fun games, we decided to leave the resort and go to Hagimit falls. The island takes pride in the beauty of the said falls which made all of us interested to visit it.

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Extreme happiness - what I felt after spending a wonderful time with Lakas Atenista. I'm glad that we don't only treat each other as co-members but also as friends and family member. It's great to know that we don't only focus on our academe but also on building long-lasting friendships.

Well, I have nothing more to say right now but "Thank you to my Lakas Atensita family for the Samal memories worth remembering."

18 comments:

  1. Wow! traveling with friends, its really fun and relaxing, the location becomes secondary.

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  2. I'm pretty certain that law is really a pain in the ass difficult subject to study to. It's good to know that despite all that you have been going through, you found and really came into fulfilling a relaxing time away from school. To top it off, you went to Samal. Such a beautiful place it is.

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  3. Those smiles on your faces show how you are enjoying the place. I wish you have more photos of the Samal Island for us to see its beauty.

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  4. I haven't been to Samal Island but would love to be there as well. Hopefully, I could schedule one this 2013.

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  5. You had a great time with colleagues and nature, I envy your journey. Samal Island is indeed intriguing.

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  6. You really enjoyed your trip with your comrades in Ateneo at Samal. I hope to see more if your posts soon.

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  7. I've been to Davao, years ago and it was really a very nice island with the fine beach and attraction.

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  8. great memories with great people is indeed unforgettable!! More to come this 2013! xx

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  9. Camaraderie, indeed! :) Glad that you had a fun time in Samal Island with your colleagues.. anyhoo, I'm actually planning on visiting Davao for Kadayawan.. and Samal's already on my list of places to visit. :)

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  10. Such a wonderful bonding time! Happy 2013!

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  11. To the future lawyers, have fun while the sun rises. After exams,panibagong challenge na naman sa inyo. And what a way to unwind in a seemingly nice getaway island. The phots speak...Talagang nag-enjoy ka.

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  12. this post is loaded with happy and smiling photos of your Samal Island trip.

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  13. Good to know that you and your classmates were able to spend time together away from all the stress and the buzz of stress due to school. I so miss Samal Island a lot. The last time I was there was in 1999, it I still remember it right. Never heard of Camp Holiday though. Might check it out later.

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  14. Traveling with colleagues are still the best bonding experience ever. I'm sure those memories will last a lifetime. ^_^

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  15. Even though I am a "lantsa" away from Camp Holiday, I've never been there, and I love to go there

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  16. Congrats on a quite fun and successful travel. For sure, more events and gatherings will follow up this one.

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  17. Its really a wonderful experience travelling with friends most especially if a big group..

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  18. Yay, Algene! :) Just found this post today- Raia

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