Working is almost always synonymous to stress. This is a fact of life. This is also why every now and then, an employee must take quick getaways and vacations; partly to relieve the body of stress, but mostly to restore the ‘work tank’. And this is exactly what we did this weekend — we packed our bags and headed up north on a day trip to Mati, Davao Oriental. I’ve only been to Mati once before (and that was way, way back), but I’ve heard, read and saw a lot of great things about its beaches. We chose to stay at the Dahican Surf Resort, and it definitely did not disappoint. It was the perfect place to relax and unwind, eat grilled food and drink cold beers. It was a place to marvel at the blues of the skies meeting almost seamlessly with the greens of the sea. Most of all, it was a welcome diversion from the hustle and bustle of the city and all its intricacies. It would have been nice to stay a night, but alas, work beckons.