Racism needs no explanation. Once you are branded as one, you are doomed. In a twitter comment, a certain Canadian named JAX COTE bravely remarked that the recent super typhoon YOLANDA that hit Central Philippines Friday was a divine plan to eradicate Philippinos [FILIPINOS] from the planet! She is now being pummeled online and may she survive the consequences just like Devina!
I must be very blessed this time around. Having had the chance [not just a ghost-of!] to visit one of Cebu‘s [and perhaps of this country , too] high-end resort/hotel where I celebrated my birthday is definitely one sweet episode of my fifty-seven lovely years in this planet. Totally expensive and quaint, BLUE WATER MARIBAGO Resort links you up effortlessly to nature without the usual frenzy and tacky crowd available to lesser mortals. As you are ushered in, you suddenly imbibe a classy air where an almost invisible [but cordial] crew make sure that your stay will be as heavenly as possible. Settling by the pool and a slightly late lunch, I felt a serene breeze shoot right through my snout which lingered until the second I hesitantly had to bid adieu to rejoin the nastier part of where I came from. I won’t give details as to pricing and amenities among other etceteras since I am NOT a travel blogger. If you feel that these limited snapshots are good enough to entice your itchy heels to hail the next plane to Cebu then visit their website by clicking this link : BLUEWATER MARIBAGO
I am quite sure that vacations are basically [moments] away from one’s self. It is that simple time when there isn’t really anything important [or basic] and that oblivion is where you should be. I have been literally having the best days of August here in Cebu and would love to do a replay in my mind once I get back to Los Baños next week! There is a fat chance of visiting nearby Bohol if and when the weather permits ; I will not risk my beauty to the nasty ways of the sea! Of course my Mindanao trip last April was a blast, but that was a visit to a distant past and to the place where I was born ; this trip now is all about re-immersing myself into the Visayan air! Come November [or sometime before Christmas] I just might stop traffic in HK … so that’ll wrap up my Asian affair? I am not big in qoutes or fables of that sort, but from FB’s FactBook I find the following Lovely Logics redundantly Logical! I realize that indeed there are thoughts that direly need to be shared so here it is :
1. Make Peace with your Past.. so it doesn’t spoil your Present. 2. What others Think of you is None of your Business. 3. Time Heals Almost Everything, Give the Time, Some Time. 4. No one is the Reason of your Happiness… Except You yourself. 5. Don’t compare your Life with others, You have No Idea what their journey is all about. 6. Stop Thinking too much, It’s alright not to know all the Answers. 7. Smile, you don’t own all the Problems in the World.
Yesterday I visited Lilo-an town , a 15 minute ride north of Cebu City. The town is best known to be the home of Lola Titay Fuentes, now long gone but her baked goodies are still tops in your pasalubong list. It is also where the fabulous Pilar Pilapil grew up to be the queen and star that she is. But then the focal point of the town’s totality is the parola or watch tower that beams through the night to guide seafarers on their watery tracks. Here’s a quick wikinote : One of the best known landmarks in Lilo-an is its historic lighthouse at Bagacay Point. The original lighthouse was built in 1857 by the Spanish. However, the current tower was constructed in 1904 by order of William Howard Taft, the first Governor-General of the Philippines and later the President of the United States. The tower is 72 feet tall and remains in active use today using solar energy. The lighthouse has been declared a National Historical Landmark on August 13, 2004 by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (formerly known as National Historical Institute).
By the way LILO-AN literally means ‘whirlpool’ … yes, lots of tiny whirlpools at the delta of the suba. Visit Lilo-an sometime…
An Accidental Pose @ SandBar Resort in Cordova, Cebu
I am now enjoying the salient charm of the Queen City of the South. Just a short two week vacation to celebrate my birthday on August 30. I am totally oblivious to what is happening beyond my realm and that is fine. This is what a lot of people my age should do, shut off a world and slip into another for better reasons. It is such a great joy to mess around with my five year old grandchild Adie and blindly walk the streets of this historic city while pretending to be naive above it all. Basking in the sun, frolicking in the sand and breathing the Visayan air is a breather I will always cherish and not mind doing again next year…