Apr 29, 2017

First Holy Week Getaway

I've never been away for vacation during holy week but we found cheap flight tickets to Ilo-Ilo and Boracay so I said yes right away although it was okay for me not to go since I have been in Boracay last 2014. It turns out, this was a different experience or should I say, a more memorable one.

It was almost a week long vacation, departing on Thursday and getting back on Tuesday. We first spent a day in Ilo-Ilo where we had island hopping in Isla de Gigantes. The waves were crazy but the beautiful islands were worth it. 

Here are some photos during the Isla de Gigantes island hopping:

The next day, we drove for four hours to Boracay island where we stayed until Tuesday. The travel was a breeze despite of many visitors especially foreigners. We stayed in a front beach hostel. The weather was gloomy during Easter Sunday but we continued to do our water activities like banana boat and boat sailing. At night, the owner of the hostel where we stayed had a free booze party at the rooftop where we socialized with other hostel guests. I got really dizzy but I can still remember everything.

The next day, I woke up late but I still managed to eat brunch and do the most heart racing activity, the flyfish.

Anyway, here are some photos during our Boracay activities:

boat sailing with the gang

Puka beach

enjoying the beach even with algae

Boracay sunset
This was such an enjoyable trip. I never get tired of Boracay. Until my next trip adventure! ;)

Apr 10, 2017

Power Of Hugs

Today, I attended a recollection in celebration of the Lent season. The priest had a very simple teaching: to hug your love ones. As we feed our bodies by eating meals three times a day, we also need to feed our emotional needs and hugging is the best way to fill the void in our hearts. It is with hug that our heart is closest to the heart of our love ones, so close that no evil can get in. Then I realized, yes of course, now I know the reason why hugs will always be my favorite form of affection. I never really thought about why I really like hugs. I just feel safe and loved every time I hug or I'm hugged by somebody but my experience with the recollection has made it clear why hugs have become my favorite. Hugs bring happiness to one's heart and when there is happiness, there is nothing more you could ask for.

Now I share this to everyone; when you go home, hug your love ones. Hug your parents, your wife or husband, your children, your siblings, your grandparents, your cousins, your grandchildren, and your dog. Hug the people you know you love and who loves you. Hug them as often as you can.