CHOOSECLUSIVE: Angel Locsin Recounts Solo Birthday Trip to Batanes
Duey Guison | April 24, 2015
Angel Locsin has just turned 30 this week, and she decided to celebrate it differently: by travelling alone to Batanes.
Though Angel did travel alone in trips abroad, this is her first time ever to travel alone on a local destination. “Wala akong PA, wala akong kakilala doon, nag-book ako doon na lang,” said Angel in describing the extent of her solo birthday adventure to Batanes.
“Kasi naghahanap ako ng something majestic, at nababalitaan ko na maganda sa Batanes, at matagal ko na gusto ko pumunta sa Batanes, hindi ko lang magawa before,” Angel said during an ambush interview with her after her presscon for the upcoming Maalaala Mo Kaya tribute episode for the SAF 44.
“Gusto ko mas lumawak yun knowledge ko sa ibang tao,” she added.
Angel added that one of the families even opened their doors for her, and even prepared a birthday meal for her. “Nakakatuwa kasi napagaaralan mo yun kultura ng ibang tao, at napakabait nila, honest at medyo mahiyain sila,” said Angel as she describes the Ivatan locals in Batanes.
“Gusto ko may sense yun pagbibirthday ko,” she added.
What else she discovered in Batanes? For Angel, sweets is the international language in Batanes. “Kasi yun mga bata na nahihiya makipagusap sa akin, nun naglabas ako ng mga matatamis, mga candy, ayan barkadahan na kami,” she recounts on her experience with the kids in Batanes.
Her important learning with the whole experience? “Mas maapreciate mo yun mga simpleng bagay na nate-take for granted natin sa araw-araw ng buhay natin,” she adds.
With her experience, she is considering going back to Batanes, this time with boyfriend Luis Manzano since Luis loves the beach, and that she loves the greenery. “Parang may common ground kami,” Angel added on her and Luis’ interests.