One of the best things that happened with my summer – travelling with friends, and enjoying the ambiance at Burot Beach in Calatagan, Batangas.

The long travel hours were really worth it when you get to see these clean waters, very fine (well, almost) white sand, and clear blue skies. I can still feel how those salty waters caressed my sun-dyed skin… it was really blissful! And enjoying it with my closest friends simply made it one of my happiest days of 2013.

This is just an update that co.lab will be closed from Thursday, April 5th until Monday, April 9th in observation of Holy Week and Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor). We will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday, April 10th.

Wishing you all a safe, enriching and fun vacation!

November 22-23, 2014
Burot Beach, Calatagan, Batangas
(a super late post)

After months of stressful life, I finally had a chance to take a break from everything that hurts. The trip was not perfect but it was a blessing for me. It was my first time to have overcome my fear of the ocean—its sheer depth and vastness. It was such a nice feeling to let go and just let my guards down while swimming in the deep part of the ocean without a vest on. Best feeling ever. I’ve also learned how to set up tents which was amazingly easy. Camping requires a lot of work but it was fun.

This was also my first trip with my workmates. It was really tiring since we didn’t get to sleep at all, plus the weather was just so hot all throughout our stay. But that didn’t stop us from having fun. I still enjoyed every part of it, well except for that moment where I got a splinter in my foot. All in all, I loved it, especially the star gazing moment where we were just there lying on the sand, pointing with joy and delight at every shooting star we get to see. “And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.” It was pure bliss. 

Burot Beach is a nice place to unwind and to have fun with your friends and loved ones. Just don’t expect too much because there’s no electricity in the area and the bathrooms are limited. But other than that, all is well. Just bring all the things you need with you when you go camping and you’ll survive. :)


Beach Campsite

I’m back from our out of town trip to Calatagan, Batangas this weekend. I had a blast with the family and cousins plus I got to shoot seascapes again! This was our campsite at 6:40pm at night as we were eating dinner. It seems brighter in the picture than it did in real life. Hope everyone had a great weekend as well! I’ll try and get to answering the messages in my inbox as soon as I can. 

Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil

"Calatagan Experience & Sunsets." by Lemuel Paule

So, we had this adventurous experience last 2 days at Burot Beach in Calatagan, Batangas together with my family and relatives. A wondrous heat yet heart warming escapade towards the appreciation of nature and and bloodline. So here’s a photoset for that day and how I express that excitement of summer *feels* and sunsets. Enjoy~

My 12 favorite landscape photos of 2012

No. 8

Another early morning, long exposure photo shot before the sun is even up. It would’ve been nice to have just stayed in bed in our cool, comfortable room but there I was, offering myself to vicious mosquitoes, fighting off the urge to crawl back to bed, just to get a photo. In the end, all the bite marks were worth it.


The moon glows orange as it rises over the shore of Calatagan, Batangas. I was focused on the sunset in the opposite direction and I was very much surprised to see this sight behind me. I hope I caught it while it was still lower on the horizon but I definitely can’t complain! 

Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil