It was in my Grade 10 year when we had our Economic subject. The discussion of Economics was about plantation and businesses on a market place. To relate the discussion in our activity, our teacher conducted a field trip called Eco Trip and made it as our performance task.
Our Eco Trip was scheduled during weekend Saturday, the meeting place was at the crossing of Regs Resort. I came according to the time given and go with my “barkada” in one jeepney which was being “Pakyaw” by our teacher. The jeepneys was from Ditucalan lane. We drove when we are already complete.
The Eco Trip was not just for 1 class but for all Grade 10 students and our class was with other two sections. We are so excited since we are complete I mean it’s like bonding with my barkada in a jeepney travelling to other places since most of my close friends were my classmates. The places we travelled was Agus/ Dam station, Maria Cristina Falls and other hydroelectric plant that can be found only in the border of Iligan City. I can say that Iligan City is gifted with water resources, but it questioned me somehow why Iligan City experienced black-out and reason out the city experienced lack of water energy.
Maria Cristina falls describe as a crying lady because of the heavy waterfall falling in the left and right side which interpret as Maria Cristina’s tears. After visiting Hydroelectric plantations and an Eco park we go to our last destination, the Hill Top. It is located in a highland area, it is like a peak wherein you can view the beautiful surroundings below, the houses, establishments and the ocean with the sun rises and coming down while you at the top watching like you own a mansion in the hill.
The time when we go there I braced myself because the road we take was going up the hill and good thing the jeepney we rode was critically assured by our teacher that it is a strong as a carabao. We arrived there with amusement, the road tells us that we are going to heaven. The place feels overwhelming or relaxing. It is surrounded with nature and it has a good taste of food too where you can dine in with a date. The place is a good place also for wedding reception because of its area and the romantic surrounding. The heavenly feeling from the Hill Top ends right away when we decided to go home and enjoyed the remaining time while going down the hill.
We go back to the city proper and when I arrived at home, I packed other things again with my parents because we are going to my relative’s home in Linamon, Samburon to visit. I can’t deny that I missed them since it’s been a long time I didn’t able to see their presence. We drove directly to our province. Compare to Ditucalan the road for Linamon is a normal flat and straight road to travel in. I love the cool feeling from the sea breeze when we travel. My roadtrip will not be complete without an earphone that connects to the music playlist in my phone. The best feeling is when the music suits the surrounding.
When we arrived in our relative’s place, I sweetly embraced them and excitedly go to their neighbor, the seashore. I missed the sea which we don’t have in our living area since we are only near to mountains. I remembered the first and last time I visited, I can’t stop visiting the seashore at night and watch the stars and moon above. The waves of the sea sounds like it calls me and seduce to drive in but unfortunately, I don’t know how to swim yet, I only know back and front floating but not to swim in a deeper area I love to observe the sea in a high tide then goes low tide, low tide then high tide. When it became low tide, big rocks from the sea came out with clams, seashells, and starfish which I enjoyed since I was a kid until now I grown up. I realized awfully that I want this kind of place, my paradise. Obviously when I stayed at my province I became more tanned, I don’t care, sea is the apple of my eye.