Tag: boat

Courage to Keep on Trying

The future unveils itself at each passing second. The present becomes the past and every second before the future becomes our present. Whatever decisions we do in the present affects the outcome of the coming future. Situations, circumstances, and unexpected events throw themselves to us at any given point in time. We choose a path, we see the results, and we learn from it. That’s life. Read more →

How to Spend 12 Grueling Hours via Sea?

You hop on board, find your deck, put down your things, get some blankets, and then it has been only 15 minutes. What happens for the rest of the 11 hours and 45 minutes on a 12-hour boat ride to somewhere amazing? Iloilo to Cebu takes exactly that long to travel via sea. 😀 Read more →

Day 222: Say Hello to Squat Toilets

It was 3am and the boat vibrations were still lulling me to sleep. My bladder was really full and I had an urge to urinate. So, I stood up with pride, walking pass the sleeping room mates of mine, battling with the inertia and my dwindling half-asleep-half-awake mode, I managed to enter the men’s – oops!!! No, I managed to enter the women’s bathroom with such drunken grace. Read more →

Day 221: Dealing with Strangers

He was literally breathing down my neck! 🙁

I was on my way to Cebu City for the Young Life Oktober Kamp 2012 event via sea. Of course, there are a number of things to do on the vessel within that span of time so I decided to stay in the canteen to do some literary work, mock-ups, and doodles. I felt like a princess! lol! Read more →

Cebu Seaport Sea Gypsies aka Badjao

Seven in the morning and the ferry was about to dock at the Cebu Seaport – I was wondering why the people were flocking on the far side of the vessel. I asked my friends from California as to why and they simply shrugged their shoulders with no clue at all. I went to check and asked what was the commotion about and one guy with a white V-neck shirt pointed his finger to the little ships below… That was the first time I laid my eyes on the “Badjaos.” Read more →