I’ve looked forward to this trip ever since we booked our ticket early this year. And even when we didn’t have a ticket yet, I’ve always wanted to come back to Guimaras. Though I can’t understand Ilonggo very well, Guimaras felt like home. People even speak to me in Ilonggo, which I pretend to fully understand. Makaintiende ako, pero gamay lang po. But maybe because I loved it here since… it feels like home away from home.
Thank you to our bosses for giving us some time off after three tiring days in Negros. After the successful inaugurations of our solar power plants in Bais City, La Carlota City and Manapla, we were priviledged enough to visit Lakawon Island in Barangay Viejo in Cadiz.
Cadiz City is an hour and a half bus ride from the north bus terminal in Bacolod City. One way ticket costs Php 95 and the trip will take you through the beautiful towns of Silay, Talisay, Victorias and then Manapla. The bus left the terminal at 9:30AM and reached Cadiz by 10:45AM. It took another 15-20 minute ride past scenic sugarcane plantations and rice fields before we got to the port.
*January 16 – 17, 2016: late post*
Five hours away from Quezon City is the beautiful town of Sta. Cruz, one of two jump-off points to Potipot Island, our destination for the weekend.
Potipot is a small island surrounded by clear waters and almost tingly fine sand. One can go around the island in around twenty or thirty minutes – this without the picture taking involved.
I haven’t slept much this weekend. I’m afraid I might miss too much of my birthday so I decided to spend it wide awake, aware of every single good thing that has been happening. I’ve never been one to express my feelings personally because I prefer to always write it down. I feel so overwhelmed and so happy that earlier today at 5am, I was just looking at pictures, and was just wide-eyed. I can’t help but say thank you, and tear up a little bit. I really am a cry-baby when I’m alone. It’s been a great year, where I came from my saddest to my happiest. My heart is filled with so much emotions and I don’t know if I can even handle it right now but I’m handling it the best way I could. Thank you so so so so much for a great weekend, and a wonderful year. It’s been a year of answered prayers, and I know that You will continue to answer my prayers because I believe. I know You will make people stay when they should, You will give me problems because I can handle it and You will offer me the best that this life can give.
To everyone, cheesy as it may seem, but I just had the most wonderful birthday ever. Thank you for allowing me to spend it with you, and for making me feel special.
Happy Valentine’s Day!