1 Summer in Fairmount Hills | 2 A trip with the girls to Bantayan Island | 3 My office regularization (yay!) | 4 Room spring cleaning! | 5 Breakfasts | 6 Family milestones | 7 Parting with Beast | 8 Surprises! | 9 Traded shopping for new book acquisitions (?!?) | 10 Happy Reunions :)
Thank you, April!
The girls and I conquered Bantayan island last weekend. To say that I was not properly psyched for this trip would be a complete 100% understatement; that I was to spend three days in a remote island with my girls — miles away from Manila and my workstation in the office — didn’t really sink in until I felt the sand in between my toes. Not to mention the sudden deflation of my ATM, lol.
They planned it all, lodging, bookings, etc. All I had to do was to say yes, show up for our 5:30am Saturday flight, and pay up. Since I’m not really big on leisure trips, it felt a little surreal to me that I was actually allotting time and effort for some fun. But I did, and surreal as all of it was, I can’t deny the fact that I had the time of my life with these girls!
We stayed at Anika Resort in the island. Well, place is definitely pretty. Let’s just say it will suffice if you’re particular only with a clean bed to sleep in and an air-conditioned room. Oh and if you can live without Wi-fi, deal with consistently mixed up orders, in-house food that could use more salt and pepper or sauce (or at least some form of art), and difficult masseuses. Hah!
At least we all understood that the accommodation situation wasn’t a problem to make a big deal of. The rooms still were nice and air-conditioned. Ha ha! We had our fun, in our own ways. Obviously. A day trip to Virgin Island, delectable seafood meals by locals, a day trip around Cebu, and chilling out like I’ve never had in a looong time, I have to say the trip actually went beyond expectations. :)
I have to thank my girls one of these days. :)
Tom Robbins is right.
Perfection is subjective, oftentimes a cause of useless argument between two people. Perfection is one of the words with the most freedom and flexibility towards a person’s beliefs and preferences. Perfection is what we make it, perfection is how we make it. Love can be perfect. And it is between two people — who have the same understanding of this — where love’s perfection is recognized and embraced amidst adversities.