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Thursday, March 22, 2012
Closer Look: KAWA-KAWA Falls, Marinduque
It's SUMMER! Where's your destination?
Let us take a closer look at a paradise undiscovered by many, the KAWA-KAWA Falls. From the name itself, it is a water falls with a kawa-shaped basin (Kawa is a cooking utensil that looks like but is bigger than a typical frying pan). The falls is located in the mountainous part of Barangay Bangcuangan, Santa Cruz, Marinduque.
This place is very close to my heart because I grew up spending almost every summer vacation here. This is where I learned my first freestyle and back strokes with the help of two tied floating coconuts that served as my life support. And whenever my high school classmates decide not to attend classes, this becomes the party venue.
Whenever I have visitors (college friends, etc.), I always make sure that they will experience the very cold water from the cascade. It is really refreshing and you will feel how nature take charge of your whole body relaxation. You will hear the chorale of chirping birds, buzzing insects, whispering wind, and falling water. Even for a short time, you can get away from the stressful ambiance of the metro.
Last 2009, my parents treated me for passing the board examination and they hosted a short vacation for some of my college friends. Kawa-kawa Falls was part of our itinerary and half of the day was allotted for our bonding activities. We did picnic, swimming, drinking, and the memorable picture taking under the rain.
It would take time if I'll share all my Kawa-kawa memories. I hope that you could as well get the chance to discover the beauty of the place. It's more fun in the Philippines, it's more fun in Marinduque, as they say.
Kahit saan ako magpunta, palagi kong ipagmamalaki ang mahal kong Kawa-kawa Falls, at ang pinagmulan kong lalawigan ng Marinduque.