I want to wake up to the sound of the crashing waves.
I want to walk feeling the sand between my toes.
I want to feel the sea breeze tickle my skin.
l want to lounge around with my book in hand.
I want to spend hours under the sun.
Then at the end of the day,
I want to watch the sun disappear below the horizon.
Traveling is something that I find great pleasure in. Something that I tend to crave for every once in a while.
I’m a Filipino, but unfortunately I’m quite a stranger to my homeland. I’ve visited more tourist spots all over the world (USA, Europe, Asia) than in my own country. It’s not that I chose to ignore the many wonderful places in the Philippines, I was generally just too young to choose and control the destinations of my previous travels. Now that I’m older and have my own money to spend (very little of it, might I add! LOL!), I’ve been indulging myself to the beautiful sceneries of the Philippines.
Last Sunday, I came back from a place that re-ignited my love and desire for traveling and getting to know my homeland. It was a five-day getaway that overflowed with adventures, laughter and dozens of breathtaking backdrops.
Here’s a sneak peek of it:
Travelled to our destination by plane, car, boat and motorcycles.
Majestic beauty was seen, even on board the plane!
Beaches. No rivers, lakes, ponds (or pond supplies), just a whole lot of beaches. :)
A more detailed description will follow soon, I promise.
Books are generally quite pricey, but being the bookworm that I am, they are the things that I simply cannot live without. I find pleasure in flipping through pages and pages of the different experiences the characters encounter in the stories: may it be sickness in the family, romantic love affairs, adventure rv camping or excessive shopping sprees. Getting hooked and anticipating every turn of the page is something that I enjoy, even if it means getting a little less sleep.
In order to be able to regularly indulge myself with the luxury of buying books, I often go into used bookstores to check out titles that may tickle my fancy.
Over the weekend, I spent some time in Books for Less in Mall of Asia and managed to take home these two books:
Rebecca Wells’ Divine Secrets of the Yaya-Sisterhood, and Ya-Yas in Bloom.
The former was P98 (around $2.95SGD), while the latter was only P75 (around $2.26SGD). Such a steal considering they are both in perfect condition! The second book even looks brand new!
Now I have these to keep me busy for the next couple of days. I just love used bookstores! :)
From ten thirty in the morning, we waited for almost nine hours before the convoy arrived in Sucat. Six of those hours were spent lounging around in Starbucks, while the rest of it was spent outside with the crowd. It would have been a total bore waiting that long, but armed with our laptops and netbooks, we occupied ourselves with updates of the funeral march thru twitter and live stream videos online.
By the time the convoy reached Sucat, it was already dark. And because my digicam couldn’t take any decent shots in the dark, I opted to video the march instead.
Here’s a short clip of the convoy when they passed by us:
What an uplifting experience it was being there. Seeing the big crowd who left their homes just to be able to take a glimpse of President Cory for one last time, showed how much she was truly loved. Again, just the way she did during the 1986 People Power Revolution, she successfully united the Filipinos together: young and old, rich and poor.
The outpouring love was overwhelming as people patiently waited for hours amidst the strong rains. To us out in the streets, the exhaustion was simply a small sacrifice to be able to honor the woman who brought back democracy in the country.