’twas a summer bonding of friends who loves adventures and cherished memories. so we decided to travel to the beach, but not just an ordinary one, to a beach with friendly giants. Here’s our first summer fun watching the famous whale shark in a place not so far from the city.
It was a 2 to 3 hour drive from the heart of cebu city, we took the public bus called ceres liner , for less than 5 usd you’ll enjoy the travel in an airconditioned bus. We were greeted with this nice lady called gailey at BCD resort. The place is good, the people are even better, the staff as well as the owner were very accommodating, what’s lacking is the accessibility of the food they don’t have a 24 hour food service, so if you want to take your lunch or dinner you have to go to a near tiangge or the market or just simply look for another place to eat, they can also cook for you but you have to arrange it with them in advance, the moment we arrived, off we go to the seaside little market to ease the hunger of a traveler, after that we explore the place, what’s good in the place is that the beach is not yet commercialized so you’ll enjoy the touch of nature in a very natural way, the beach is not sandy, it’s actually so rocky but the waves .. oh the waves is so enticing you can’t help but swim.
The following day was when the fun begins, whale shark watching was both unforgettable and breath taking. You only have to pay about 12 usd for a 30 minute fun with the whale, that amount includes the snorkel gear that you can use if you decide to dip in the water and have a closer look of the whale, but if you only stay in the boat and just do the viewing you’ll have pay less than 10 usd. It was a 30 minute fun that you will cherish forever. Although we decided to not explore the place but there are other places to go to after whale watching like a falls that is a 5 minute ride from where we are , but we decided to just enjoy the beauty of the sea and the fun in the sand, we decided to just swim and visit other attractions next time. As we prepare to go home this gentle giants sure had put a smile in our face and happiness in our hearts. It is indeed more fun in the Philippines.
Here’s a some pieces of memories we had in Oslob Whaleshark watching. enjoy watching our summer fun with the sea the sand and the shark.
this is how we celebrate new year in our subdivision ..we call it fireworks ,,, food,,, and friends … we reconnect .. rekindle and renew our friendship … hoping that as we celebrate and embrace together the coming year it will strengthen our connections and make our friendship stronger … way to go 2012 …
after all the Christmas rush and panic shopping, here’s another special occasions a lot of people are anticipating some wants it to arrive, and for some, they want the time clock to just stop for a moment so new year’s eve will not come yet , as for me , I’m starting to kiss 2011 goodbye.. just like the previous years I’m going to leave all the pain behind .. all the shattered dreams and hopelessness … I’ll try to embrace the coming year with open heart .. open mind.. hoping against hope that somehow the happiness that I’ve been looking for in the last few years of my life will finally find its way to my heart … it’s not gonna be easy but i think I will survive just like in the past, however even if in this state of hopelessness I’m taking my chances in any way I can to finally arrive to that place where I feel completely happy. As i kiss this year goodbye .. I’m gonna bring with me the memories of happy times though not that much but it helps me a lot .. i’m gonna look forward to a brighter 2012 with new friends around and some few old friends to keep. So here we go some few days before we finally shout HAPPY NEW YEAR one and all !!!!
been trying hard to write the thoughts in my mind that i’ve been collecting after i celebrated my birthday… now as i’m recollecting all the memories of that day, ’twas not that bad after all … people who used to celebrate with were not around, old friends but new faces was laughing and singing the happy birthday song for me, it was not a happy one as it used to be but it was worth remembering because in spite of the fact that we are not that close they celebrated that occasion with thoughtfulness and care, i never had a birthday full of cakes , it’s been a long time since the last time i personally cook for my birthday, i never expected some friends will forgot that day , i never expected some people will try to reach out just to greet me, in some instances i was grateful,l in some i was saddened that those pople i thought was my friends are those that didn’t even bother to find ways to reach me. Now as i look back , it doesn’t matter anymore, as i move forward i realize that sometimes no matter how hard, you have to take the journey all by yourself. Today, here i am as i continue with this constantly changing course of life, trying so hard to make it on my own , with nothing left except the thought that i’m alive but not living .. i dunno where i’m going .. i dunno if i will ever reach to the place where i want to be, i dunno if happiness will ever find me again ..maybe just maybe in my next birthday just like all the maybes in the last years that i somehow will arrive to a place i’ve always wanted to be.
a year ago i never thought my birthday would be extra ordinarily memorable celebrating it with people who was never related to me or close to my heart but welcomed me in their place without hesitation… i was amazed and surprised on how they treated me like their own .. the memories still lingers like it was just last night when i arrived in Maasin … lonely .. confused .. bothered of my decision in celebrating my birthday with the Manceras’ .. however the moment i stepped in their doorstep when i saw the genuine smile of their faces i was relieved, i said this is gonna be ok .. and yes it was not just alright it was worth all the travel .. the cake Ainah bought for me .. the happy birthday song they sang with all their might .. i never had such a happy day the way i celebrated it in Maasin .. I’ve been to places ..been to people close, closer and closest but that day was the greatest of them all … the Canigao island adventure trip .. the motorcycling in the city … the singing in the street … ’twas all memories i’m going to keep forever … from that day on a bond that binds us was created … friendship that i will keep no matter what happen .. today another birthday is here to come .. unfortunately … this year it’s all frustrations and depressions .. paranoia and broken dreams .. hopelessness and impossible goals … i wonder what 2nd of July will bring for me this year … i’m done with hoping or praying or wishing or dreaming .. I’ve come to a point where i’m exhausted with life itself.. sometimes i wish i never existed .. sometimes thinking or saying a word is long enough to survive .. right now i’m basically dead at heart and soul … i’m just going with the flow … wherever this life brings .. i guess i’ve got nothing to lose since I’ve got nothing left … all these i will hide in my smile .. so shall i say .. birthday hope this year you’ll find the map for happiness for me …<end>
they call you in different ways .. daddy .. dad .. abba .. father.. tatay … in so many ways you are described .. in so many ways you were appreciated … today everybody is celebrating you’re day .. my memories of you is clear and simple you might not be the best ..there are a lot of things that i think you haven’t done for me or i wish you did.. but then the time i spent with you was worth remembering .. those times when i am sick or i get hurt, i can’t remember any moment that you weren’t there .. those times that we don’t agree at some point but then, you never stop to make me feel that even if other people are part of your life i was the most important of them all.. you are the one who taught me that rules are not so important for a girl like me, all i need is just love .. that no matter how everybody don’t understand who really i am, or even if you will never understand the me in me .. I’m still your daughter and that is the only thing that matter .. and no matter how many times i fail or stumble … you will always be there ready to pick me up and carry me. now that another fathers day passed … even if you’re not here anymore and the next fathers day to come .. even if you’re not watching me anymore the way you did before … i will always be grateful that i am your daughter and yes i call you PAPA .. cause i will forever be a PAPA’S girl. Happy fathers day papa from my heart here on earth to your beautiful soul there in heaven.
I was looking for a place to hibernate because time and circumstances are playing so hard i can’t take it anymore i just want to stop for awhile go for a slow ride and breath, i end up with this place called AGUJO located at the end part of Daanbantayan in the province of Cebu a 4 hour drive from the city, you can either take a bus at northbound terminal near SM or v-hire for a round trip fare of less than 300 php you will reach this amazingly beautiful place. The sand is sugary fine and the shore line when it’s low tide extends like until it reaches the horizon the water is so clear you can see the starfish crawling all over and if you want to talk about fresh air i can guarantee anybody you’ll get the freshest air you could ever imagine, though it’s along the highway the sea breeze is so tempting you can’t help but swim.