Travel is a must for survival. It refreshes the soul.
It gives us a grasp of what lies at the other side. I never had it so good than when I’m out of sight. Being away gives me the joy of solitude, a rare experience in the hustle and bustle of life in the big city. Even when I’m away from loved ones, the human and furry kind, I am reminded that we all see the same moon and the stars from all sides. The James Ingram ditty says it best “…. and even though I know how very far apart we are, it helps to think we might be wishing on the same bright star. And when the night wind starts to sing a lonesome lullaby, it helps to think we’re sleeping underneath the same big sky”
This page is a collection of the best local adventures I had away from home. Come and enjoy the sights and sounds of beautiful Philippine destinations. It’s more fun in the Philippines, right;) Imagine, 7,107 options, more with low tide (as immortalized by Miss Philippines Charlene Gonzales during the Q & A portion of the 1994 Miss Universe Pageant held in Manila).
One of the things that changed in me considerably is that my desire for material things have been dampened for a number of reasons…. change in priorities, needs and perspective. I realized that what they, who changed their ways before me, are saying is true. It is better to collect memories rather than things. Things lose their value once we obtain them. Then, we desire better and more things. It’s a never ending quest.
Memories, on the other hand, are for keeps. Unlike things, the emotions of experience, whether happy or sad, linger long after the reason for such happened. These emotions can be triggered unexpectedly at some point and gives unbridled gratification or our life’s lessons when we draw out these experiences stored in our memory mine.
I traveled near and far. I still have more places to explore and enjoy. Back then, I wasn’t quite the wanderlust that I am now. I’m a writer by heart but yesteryears’ technology didn’t give me the leverage to easily document these travels. Writing in the privacy of a journal didn’t give that much motivation for me to write about these places since I have no one to share the experiences with.