My short but eventful vacation has left me speechless. Am once again struck in awe at all the natural splendor I’ve witnessed. Am oozing with such positive aura from this trip that here’s no room for even an ounce of irritation even if our Cebu Pacific flight to Manila was delayed for an hour and a half (talk about the new Filipino time) ; even if it was a tad cumbersome to be lugging my luggage from one port to the next after what seemed like an eternity of boat rides. Luckily, there were porters to do most of the work for us!
The islands we went to in Guimaras were simply breathtakingly adoringly beautiful, as I will post in the next few days. You will not really have an inkling if you just go to the town proper with its commercial billboards, pesky tricycles and plethora of sari-sari stores. The real thrill lies in riding these uniquely Filipino outrigger boats and discovering secluded beaches; just letting the combined power of the sun and wind caress your face, then just letting ’em tan your face because you know there’s no friggin’ cellphone signal and internet connection, much more WiFi or broadband. You’re cut off from the rest of the world and surprisingly you love it, even if I was worried stiff about the writing deadline I had to meet.
Here are some of my semi-philosophical ramblings from this trip:
I do feel that am overdosing on my vacations but I can never overdose on nature, that much is true. How can I ever migrate with my family to New Zealand if I keep on doing this? hehe.I really appreciate the Philippines on these trips. We are blessed with wonderful weather, majestic mountains and sun-kissed beaches. I guess these are things that no First World Superpower can ever take away from us or claim dominance over us.
It is terrible to be gorging on all the buffet food and then reasoning out “di bale, seafood naman.” 😛
Definitely, I don’t want to be like some people who go on junkets, food fests and all-expense paid vacations then have the bilbil/beer belly to show for it.
But sadly, it is beginning to happen to me. If a genie were to appear today and I was given a free lipo session with Dr. Vicky Belo, I don’t know which would go first, the legs or the tummy. One of these days, I’d inevitably have to choose between my love for food and the desire to keep fit.
In between trodding the great outdoors, I actually still had time to contemplate my Brazilian in the shower. It really feels like something’s lacking and after all’s said and done, I sometimes miss my hair!!:P
Vacations are a great time to have a crush on somebody even if it’s shameful to admit when you’re in your mid-30s. I did. 😛
Having a vacation and not thinking about sex is a mean feat for somebody who’s actually a little devil in sheep’s clothing, my unspoken hobby being mentally dressing and undressing interesting people I meet.
Drinking a lethal mix of Black Russian and Long Island Iced Tea makes me croon all those mushy Carpenters songs on the karaoke.