May 24, 2008. My parents picked me up from the Manila Domestic Airport, fresh from my 5 AM flight from Cebu City after the KASAMA sa UP National Council Meet. We were to proceed to my father’s office outing at Laiya Beach in San Juan, Batangas that day. Because I was largely sleepless, I was asleep for most of the four-hour drive from Manila to San Juan, Batangas, only to be awaken when we were to eat breakfast at a fastfood restaurant.
We arrived at San Juan, Batangas at more or less an hour before noon. Since I felt really tired and sleepy, I immediately looked around to find the nearest couch to take a nap on. I only woke up for lunch. After lunch, I went around the beach to take a few pictures.
The heat that afternoon was intense. After satisfying my click-happy fingers I went back to the cottage and took refuge in the shade. I eventually slept the rest of the afternoon, without caring much about not being able to enjoy the beach. An afternoon siesta was just what I really needed anyway. We headed back to Manila late that afternoon.