During a loll here on the beaches of Cagbalete, I watched some bodies wade into the shallow waters of Lamon bay, all headed for the BONSAI REEF — a protruding strip of rock just short of a kilometer from the beach. The locals call it as such perhaps due to the bonsai-like mangroves flourishing the atoll. What is so inviting about this barrier that would make me drop my bottle of lambanog (the local brew that is so much sweeter than a Mauban señorita’s lips) and join the wading party? OK. If it’s not the contours, it must be the ‘curvatures’.
Anyway, we hit the shallow waters for Bonsai reef before sundown. One hand on the camera, the other on the booze. Now this is lambanog “on the rocks.”