From the Midwest redneck author of "The Rooster Crows at 4am!," "Lizard Poop!," and "The Philippines Expat Advisor"
Gorgeous Girls in Guimaras at Raymen Beach Resort
What better way to spend a sunny Sunday than at a Philippines beach? White sand, cold bottles of San Miguel Pale Pilsen and gorgeous girls all around makes for a very enjoyable day of relaxation. Fortunately, I have a very patient and understanding asawa, who is the chief staff photographer at PhilippinesPlus, and relinquished her duties for the day to me.
The Sainted Patient Wife (seen in the next photo) loves to swim. I can't even float. Since lola was positioned at our nipa hut located near the beach resort, I didn't have to worry about staying there and standing sentry over all of our stuff. It left me a lot of time to take the following pictures.
For P500 a day, around 12 US Dollars, you can rent one of these shelters (see following picture) that sits right along the white sandy shore. They have picnic huts available ranging from P400-P500.
We arrived at the Philippine beach resort, Raymen, around 8:30 am. We were there to celebrate the recent birthdays of our twin nieces, April and Michelle. I had gotten everyone up at 5 am as I wanted to leave our house in Iloilo around 6:15. Weekends at the resort are usually quite busy with lots of visitors and I wanted to make sure we had a hut close to the beach.
Surprisingly we were out the door at 5:55 am! That had to be some sort of Olympian world record! Three teenaged girls and one teenaged boy AND my asawa ready in less than one hour? Amazing what a great motivator a trip to the beach can be.
After downing a cold bottle of San Miguel Pale Pilsen (it had been two weeks since I've had a brew) I walked around this Philippines resort and took the following pictures. First up is a trio of cute Filipinas. I always explain upfront that I have an asawa (and point at her direction) and ask if they would mind if I could take their picture.
What's unusual about this photo is that you'll see two-piece outfits on the girls. This is my sixth or seventh trip to Raymen and I've rarely seen anyone wear swim attire like this. You'll find many of the ladies wearing t-shirts over their swimsuits and even wearing blue jeans sometimes and swimming in jeans.
I wandered down the white sandy beach. I had spied a young lady in a very large yellow hat. I suspected she was Korean and decided to chat with her. I have never spoken to a Korean girl the entire three years we have been in the Philippines. There are a multitude of Korean students in Iloilo who come here to learn English.
She was indeed, Korean, 31 years of age, and visiting the Philippines on vacation. Lisa gladly let me take her picture and asked if she could take mine also. Sorry for spoiling that shot for you by getting in the photo. The next photo is Lisa again, with some Filipina friends of hers. By the way, the Korean's English was very good.
Next up is a group of young Filipinas that are working as volunteers in the Iloilo area. They have been here two months and have a year of service to perform. The pinays are from various locations throughout the Philippines. Extremely friendly group of young ladies and a pleasure to talk to.
The pinay on the left is from Mindanao and the young lady fourth from the left is from Iloilo. One volunteers as a teacher, one works with the the blind, and the others perform various community services. Again, if you single guys out there have never been to the Philippines, what in the world are you waiting for?
I ran into Lisa again and she had a Korean friend with her in a bikini. But my hands were evidently shaking too much as the shot was too blurry to publish. So instead I'll post the next picture. The young Filipina on the left has a great smile, don't you agree? Nice girl, very friendly and even understood my English "slang."
Here is a picture of our niece, April. She's been chatting away with guys on CherryBlossoms. I don't ask for any details.
And finally I leave you with a bunch of guys that were located next to the volunteer group of cute Filipinas. Yes, I know they're not gorgeous girls, but they were a friendly bunch. The young man flashing the "peace sign" was quite talkative and kept calling me "Sir Dave." A great day at the beach proving once again "it's more fun in the Philippines."