Philippines: Somewhere in Capiz, Panay Island

By Tin Gallemaso - 1:00:00 PM



I learned a new word today: Travitude - when you start to get grumpy and sassy because you miss travelling. 

Kapag adik ka sa isang bagay, normal lang magkaroon ng withdrawal syndrome. Pero k lang, we're worth more than our travels. Don't let the lack of it suck away our soul. Dinamay pa kita e noh? Ako lang naman may withdrawal. HAHAHA! Wag ganon. Nawawala naman dapat as we recover eventually pero paano kung 'yung isang bagay na nagpapakalma sa'yo at na-realize mong gusto mo talagang ginagawa kapag walang pressure (pagsusulat) e pinapaalala naman 'yung mga kaadikan na tinalikuran mo? HAHAHAHA. Gets? Gets? Hindi ko alam kung saan ba ako dapat eh. Tiisin ko na lang. Pusang gala. Napaka-OA.

Hindi lang naman ito 'yung mag limang buwan na akong di umaalis ng bahay, ah? Jooooooooke. Ito lang. First time ko. There's always a first time for everything. Masaya naman. Nakakabaliw lang. Daming sinabi. HAHAHA!


"She was the tide, always drifting in and out of the lives of those who loved her, eternally indecisive, unable to discern whether she desired the solidity of land or the wild freedom of the ocean." - Beau Taplin


Kung alam ko na ito na pala 'yung huling #PinasMuna gala para sa 2020, hindi lang ako nag tali ng buhok sa beach - nag swimming talaga ko. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!


Haha! Jk. This is a "fishing village" and it was always low tide during the morning so we just went out to gather shells and crustaceans. They call this area baybay - it's a sandbar with mangrove. The house we stayed at is located on the base of the mountain across. I was looking forward to climbing the mountain but a typhoon ravaged this area a few days before our trip so there were a lot of toppled and uprooted trees there.




Ang saya, diba? Nag tali lang talaga ko ng buhok. HAHAHAHAHA! Sobrang ikli pa kasi nung buhok ko nito kaya laging natatanggal. 


Fishing village.

Oyster and mussel farming.

One morning, doon kami kumain ng grilled fishes sa floater na may gulong. Nalimutan ko pangalan pero ginagamit nila 'yon panghuli.


We transferred to another coast and this is where the residents go to swim. Nag swimming naman ako, syempre andyan na eh. 


This is the star of the beach trip day though. Kung alam ko lang rin na ito na 'yung huling seafood foodtrip for 2020 (PERO JOKE WAG NAMAN SANA), kumain na ko ng marami.... though hindi ko naman sinabi na hindi ako kumain ng marami. HAHAHAHA! Saya kaya ng fresh seafoods. HAAAAAAY. 


Bagong huling krill. Shemay, ano nga 'to sa Tagalog? 'Yang krill? Alamang? Basta 'yung maliliit na hipon na ginagamit kapag gumagawa ng bagoong. 

Dahil sa krill... 
Butanding Watching in Oslob, Cebu



My new dog friends.
Fed them and they wouldn't leave me alone when we were at the beach. Not saying I hate it though. 


Spaghetti with chicken. HAAAAAAY. Forever Jollibee favorite! Wala nga thigh part pero g lang. :))


This is kinda a dream come true for me. 

Gusto ko talaga ma-try magpa-grocery ng iba? HAHAHAHA! Weird? These are for my god daughter and her friend. I told them to get whatever they want... sagot ni Ninang. HAHAHA! Muntanga eh. I was thinking of gifting her cash but I figured doing this will be better and I'd have another item crossed off my bucket list. Wala lang. Masaya rin naman to be on the giving end. 


This is how mussels are farmed. Low tide kasi kaya nakita 'yung bamboo. 


Hindi ako 'yung nanghuli nito ah. Nakihawak lang ako para sa photo pero ang sarap. HAHAHAHA. 


The food we took for granted talaga. Besh, mag apat na buwan na ata akong walang hipon at crabs.

Pero K lang, babalik, babalik balik ka rin. HAHAHA


I was asked by these boys to accompany them at the shore while they search for something to eat. Sumama naman ako. Syempre. Gusto ko rin naman and they were excited to look for the shells to feed me kaya syempre, hiya ko lang kung di ako sasama, diba?


After gathering, they cooked the small shells here. They cooked it outside to show me that they did the cooking as well. Kilig si Ate. HAHAHA. Kinain ko kahit hindi ko kilala kung ano 'yan. May nagsabi sa'kin ng pangalan pero nalimutan ko ulit.

That night, they also took me out to a night boat ride. Diba ang gaan ko tas sila taga-sagwan? HAHAHA! We saw a lot of bioluminescent plankton while boating and it was soooooooo amazing. I have a video pero sigaw ako ng sigaw sa sobrang amazement so nevermind. 


While waiting for them to cook the shells, I decided to go up the hill for a while to view the sunset. HAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY. :))))  Ayoko na lang mag sabi. Basta buhay in this pandemic. Thank you, universe! I know you can see the big picture. Magtiwala na lang ako, noh. HAHAHAHAHA. 




HAAAAAAAY ULIT.
Woke up like this.

Miss the days when my skin wasn't breaking out yet. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Maskne is real. Napansin ko talaga dami ko whiteheads and pimples since wearing facemask. Pero gagaling naman sila at mawawala naman ang marks eventually. Phase lang din ng mukha ko. Ang imbalance kasi ng buhay. 

Bilis ng araw.

We're already on the 7th month of 2020. 

Ang saya, diba? :)))

Pakaraming HAAAAAAAAAAAY ng may withdrawal. HAHAHAHA!


Let's get our power and control back. 😉😉😉
Here's to closing cycles and welcoming new beginnings. 
God bless us. 

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