February 10, 2014

Morong, Bataan: Dream Teams are Made of This

As I sit in the veranda, watching the strong waves of  Baler, I reminisce the beach where I went with my office mates, May of last year, at Padi sa Morong, Bataan.


As soon as our biggest event, Binibining Pilipinas (Ms. Philippines) Pageant, has ended, our department decided to take a break from work, and veered away from the hustle and bustle of Cubao.  It was the peak of summer and the crowded shores of Batangas and Zambales were all packed. Upon days of researching for the perfect getaway, our Admin Manager, Marj, discovered this rest house called the White House Padi by the sea, and immediately booked before we run out of slots. It was a 5-hr long drive from Manila, passing Subic, Zambales.

We were lucky enough to score this beautiful house!
Overlooking the sea

The rest house was big enough for our group. (We were 20.) Packed with 4 large rooms good enough for 3-4 persons/room, 2 dining areas, a living room, a clean and a dirty kitchen, a pool, and an outdoor picnic table for the price of P15k. 

The sound of the waves were so strong as if the sea was yelling at us, so we finally gave in.
This is the type of beach where you'd enjoy with a large group. It is not for surfing because the shore is full of rocks. It is the total opposite of powder-white sand. It does not have the beach strip for partying. This place is just perfect for families and friends who would just want a private getaway to spend quality time with each other. 

Sunset at Morong
But nonetheless, we still had a great time. We had fun jumping on the big waves, scooping and pushing us back and forth to the shore; and the drinking games my office mate, Cor aka our Game master, prepared for us. Did it break barriers? Maybe. But one thing's for sure, it forged stronger bonds and mutual trusts were created within our group.

The Araneta Center - Marketing Department :)
We didn't do what corporate team buildings usually do, but this was one of our activities where our camaraderie grew stronger. We only had a night to enjoy this rare opportunity so as soon as we got back, we sure did face and delivered successful (not to mention last minute) events, not as individuals... but as a team. 

Thank you Maia for sharing your amazing photos!! :)

How to commute: Take the Victory Liner or  Bataan Transit Bus to Olongapo City. From there, you can ask a jeepney/bus driver to take you to Morong, Bataan.

For more info about the beach house, visit their website here.