After a few months of cramming, stress-eating and sleepless nights, it’s time for sembreak! But as a lot of us know, this means no baon. Here are a few ideas for you to make the most out of your sembreak within your baon’s worth!
Another idea: shell out 200 pesos each, head to the nearest grocery or market, buy whatever you think will work, and experiment! It’s a good time to hone your cooking skills. It’s a great way to have fun with friends!
What better way to make use of your sembreak than getting to know new people? Bring the barkada along and find ways you can help others. Contact Gawad Kalinga, Habitat for Humanity or Red Cross for ways you can volunteer. Hands on Manila also gives you a list of beneficiaries and lists different volunteer programs that you can be a part of.
You can ask one of your friends to teach you how to drive (don’t forget to get a student permit first!) or if that’s too much, start with bike lessons. You can always thank them with food. If you’re feeling artistic, ask an artsy friend to teach you how to paint or use Photoshop. For a little fitness, why not grab a soccer ball and learn the basics with your barkada?
Aside from a field trip or two, a lot of us haven’t been able to appreciate our Manila as one of the centers of our country’s history. Take the day to go around Intramuros with your friends, and go to Binondo for a quick food trip.
Buses to Pampanga are available 24/7 and take around a couple of hours from Metro Manila. Take a bus to Dau Terminal in Mabalacat, Pampanga. From Dau, take a jeepney to SM Clark. At SM Clark Jeepney terminal, take a jeep bound to Porac and tell the driver to drop you off at Alviera.
Bring a guitar, sit back, and relax with friends.
The obvious recommendation would be to surf but don’t be limited by that! If you’re tired from surfing, you can bike (bring your own bike though) or hike around the Liw-Liwa forest trail. You can also play volleyball, football and ultimate Frisbee along the beach! If you’re strapped for cash, visit the local market for cheap and fresh food.
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