I am at a place where the sky meets the sea, and more. And while it has been raining hard when I got here, I would like to believe that the universe must have heard of my heart’s desires that when it was time for me to explore and be in action, the rain stopped. It was gloomy still but I couldn’t be any happier.
I cannot divulge yet where I am at this point and why I am here but know that Juanderkid is having an extremely good time and is actually very excited about the things to come. You see, this opportunity to travel and experience this kind of indulgence is a blessing that I will carry with me for the many years to come. It’s timing is just perfect.
I count this as an early birthday gift since I am that kind of person who likes celebrating his birthday weeks before, and even after, the big day. I am particularly excited this year since I will be turning thirty 29 days from now (don’t forget to greet me on my birthday! :D) and the journey to this milestone in my life has been one gigantic roller-coaster ride.
Speaking of roller coaster, my birthday celebration last year also started exactly a month before my big day when my friend D, who was based then in Singapore, took me on a date at the Universal Studios there. That day is momentous in my life since it was my first time to ride a roller coaster, something that I previously didn’t have the guts to try because of a minor heart complications. I am glad I survived the ordeal and had to thank D for tricking me to try the ride.
Anyway, I woke up really early for my 6:00 am flight. I was up late the night before since I went with my friends and colleagues from the academe to watch The Phantom of the Opera (the experience was surreal and the production was just superb beyond words).
Service at the airport was fast and efficient – people didn’t have to fall in line to pay for the terminal fee since this has already been incorporated on the ticket. This is a wise move on the end of the airline companies and a great relief, indeed, to passengers. My flight went smoothly and we reached the airport ten minutes earlier than the estimated time of arrival.
By 9:00 am, I have reached my destination and while it was raining hard outside (which made sleeping on the car very irresistible), teenagers garbed in colorful costume and dancing to a lively beat welcomed me to what will be my temporary home for the next three nights.
I have actually been here eight years ago and I can tell how the place has developed rapidly and impressively. I think this is the only resort of its kind in the region and I can tell from anyone who works at this place that they take pride in that. All the staff members are polite and courteous, service is efficient and reliable, and I am really well taken care of. 🙂
When I had enough rest and the weather had improved, it was time to bring out my “sporty” version. I am not really a very athletic individual. In fact I am not in a very good condition to be sporty at this time of the year. I used to box, tried capoeira for a little while, and jogged leisurely, but these engagements weren’t long enough to help me improve my stamina and endurance.
That is why I was surprised to know that I actually enjoyed all the water sports that I tried this afternoon. I know I will have a good time playing around on a jet ski, in fact, I was so at it that I maneuvered it for almost an hour! Come on, I don’t think I will ever get to try this expensive hobby again for that length of time so might as well indulge, right? 😀
I also tried kneeboarding (I find this water sports cool and exciting), wakeboarding (there’s no cable here, just a rope attached to the jet ski – it’s tiring and challenging), and stand up paddle surfing (highly relaxing).
I am dead tired now but I need to be up very early tomorrow for some more water adventure.
Love and light, everyone. Go, juanderlust! 😀
Can you guess where is Juanderkid this time? 😀
- Photograph taken with a Canon 550d today.