It’s been a year since I first visited the island of Malapascua in Cebu. Up to now, I haven’t written a good blog entry about it sans for the time when I was able to jump off a 50-foot cliff – read article here.
I don’t think I’ll be able to write a better account any time soon so let me just share one of the good things that happened when I spent a day on this island. On a December, I witnessed a beautiful sunrise.
getting ready to steer the boat
Woke up at dawn as I worked on some freelance tasks to beat a deadline my employer imposed. After finishing the job, I stepped out and decided to take a dip. However, I ran back to our room and grabbed my camera when I saw a stream of light surfacing behind mountains from afar.
Seeing the sun rise, I saw students already boarding a boat that would take them to the mainland. How many days are there in a school year for them to get up, prepare and commute using a boat? Not that I felt sorry but it made me reflect on things I should’ve been thankful for.
boats to mainland Cebu
All the times I complained about commuting made me shut up when I saw this scene. The feeling of guilt turned into admiration for these children who had to wake up unusually early just to get to school on time.
waiting for the boat to fill up, it’s all in a day’s work.
Observing a beautiful play as colors switched to orange from plum, I continued my affair with the sun as it had slowly risen to bring forth light to a new day.
If I could just pick you up. Unfortunately, you’re not my nose.
Malapascua, it was a year when I met you. A year, when you captivated me and I felt at peace. I long for you. I said I’ll come back, I said I’ll return. How long must you wait? I promise you; just not now.
Malapascua Island is located 4 hours North of Cebu.
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