Brave Heart

For the past five days, I’ve been constantly seeking for peace of mind. I figured I needed a breather. Last night, I decided to go somewhere really far. To a place where nothing reminds me of anything. I originally planned to go to Sumilon Island to swim with the whale sharks but the place is just too memorable for me.

Failed to wake up earlier than necessary. Woke up at 6 in the morning. Took a 4 hour bus ride to Hagnaya.

Watched Behind Enemy Lines on board. Decided to take a bus instead of driving myself to death! It’s just crazy! I can’t do looong drives like that D:

Pardon the lack of sleep face and them eye bags. Or shall I say, EYE MALETA! Stroller pa! HAHA!

Took a ferry boat to…

Bantayan Island! HAHAHA! I can’t believe I made it alone there D:

I asked Kuya Jimboy, a boat man to take a photo of me. HAHA!

I wanted to go to a remote place so Kuya Jimboy took me to Virgin Island. Had to ride on this banca to get there.

Meet kuya Jimboy! My photographer slash tour guide! HAHA! It was so kind of him to accompany me to Virgin Island. I’m so thankful to have him around. If not, I won’t have pictures to share! HAHA!

Here I cooome! I can’t wait to get tan again! Well, I’m still tan before that but I just needed to get darker inorder to maintain it. HAHA!

Soaked myself in the water. I just love being in the beach! I can’t live in a place without a beach.

While I was busy getting my tan and swimming in the cool blue waters, Peter (right) approached me and introduced himself. He is a videographer working in Taiwan, born in Zimababwe and lived in South Africa. He has a Canon 5D. After few more talks, he called his son who was looking for a girlfriend that’s why he introduced him to me. HAHAHA! His name was Shawn. It was so nice to meet both of them. They haven’t seen each other for two years. He asked what I do. I told him I used to be a hotelier and now I’m just doing freelance photography. He said I could be a model instead! HAHAHA! I laughed harder. When he knew that I graduated with a degree in HRM, he assumed I’m a sociable person. I asked, "can you tell?" "At first, I couldn’t." He responded. LOL. They lend me their goggles and flippers or however you call them but I’m good with just swimming. I didn’t want to go snorkle. He wondered why I was alone and I told him the reason why. "Ah. Sorry to hear that. The feeling when you’re free on the outside but inside you still feel that you’re supposed to be with someone somewhere, could be in here. But life’s like that. We all need to learn how to be on our own. Because in the end we will just be on our own. I hope you’ll find the right one for you. Well, that was a touching line. Let’s get back to the beach!" He said. Oh well.

Kuya Jimboy took a picture of the three of us using Peter’s Canon 5D with a superb fish eye lens. I wonder how I looked like D: So might as well, took a photo with my camera too. I said, “for my blog”. LOL I look so short and so dark. But they adored my skin. HAHA! They said I’m lucky to have a beautiful skin. "It’s not beautiful for Filipinos."  I replied. “You’re actually tall for a Filipina.” Shawn added. HAHA!

Then they had to leave and I went on my own.

Enjoying the beach! I love how cold it feels under the water while the heat strikes on your skin!

Your heart is free. Have the courage to follow it.- Malcom Wallace.


Thanks to Kuya Jimboy for these photos. HAHA!

Of all the beaches I’ve been to, Bantayan is the only one I don’t wanna go back to. I left all my heartaches there. I don’t want to get them again. Maybe in the future.

Look at the man behind me! This is the problem when you travel alone. You hardly get decent photos of yourself. :))

It was already 9 in the evening when I got back here in Cebu City. And I was welcomed by fear and uncertainty. Why must you show concern after everything? I thought I’d be able to forget you even just for a day. Le sigh.

Til the next island guys! I hope to find another bikini for the next one! You see, as much as possible I try to wear a different pair of bikini in every memorable travel I have so I can remember the place through my bikini! HAHA! I hope I can still save for the next bikini! Goodnight. Off to slumber now!

  1. beaucyphre said: This journal - like all the others you made before - is so beautiful! It takes me on a trip, lets me make a journey right by your side, and though it’s very cold and stormy here in Germany I can feel…
  2. pancit-anton said: awesome pics!
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