Monday, April 17, 2006

Spidey and the Trisikad

Bantayan Island...

The Trisikad driver and his trisikad...

It's been several days since the Bantayan Island trip with the Beeyatches, but still I couldn't quite fathom one thing about "Spidey"... Why in the world did he, the trisikad driver, leave it behind and jumped on top of the motorela (and I mean literally) and go with us to Poblacion Bantayan?

Okay, for those who don't know, a trisikad is a bicycle with a one-wheel sidecar. It's quite common in rural areas and it seemed pretty common in Bantayan Island, that's for sure. But if my definition is wrong, well, sorry! I'm not Webster!

Going back, I have been looking back to that time and my mind still keeps on wondering what went through Spidey's mind when he decided to join us and leave just everything behind, even his livelihood (the trisikad)... Back then, we were wondering if it was some kind of eccentric Bantayan culture towards tourists that the locals would go out of their way to be very hospitable. But then it was JUST TOO HOSPITABLE. Maybe it was just me... Maybe it was just us... I don't know...

Anyway, I won't even try to dig deeper into it anymore and I won't even dare. Too sleepy to do that. But one thing does bug me until now though... DID SPIDEY EVER GET HIS TRISIKAD BACK?


(2006.04.16 - 01:57 AM)

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Board shorts and Bantayan

"Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's doors..."

Hmmm. The past couple of days was BUM HEAVEN for me! I was in PARADISE! Talk about practically getting whisked away in an island paradise with nothing but a pair of board shorts, a swim suit, some clothes and a bunch of your friends?!? I can't tell you how indescribable the feeling was to lie on a lounge chair by the shore, and feel the sea breeze lull you to sleep...

But of course, I wasn't able to sleep... There were too many things on my mind! One of which was the memory of having fun on the pristine white sand beach of the VIRGIN ISLAND... Its serene beauty untouched by commercialization and development and is situated right smack in the middle of nowhere... Natural white sand, had it been edible, I would have eaten it already!

But enough talk... I have to organize my mind... Need to sleep... Sleep more I mean... hehe The travel was back to civilization was hell, literally, but going there and getting back from Bantayan in my board shorts was worth the trip any day in my book! And I still have to thank a few people to thank for taking me on that FUNTASTIC trip!

(2006.04.02 - 09:45 PM)

Dead dog walkin'

Just this afternoon, Puppy sent me an SMS message telling me how much he wants us to be together at that moment... I replied, telling him that he wasn't the only one feeling that way...

He told me that there might be three things that I might go for, especially since I'm not with him: A COLD SHOWER, CO-WORKERS, or CUTE STUDENTS... He then added the phrase "Dead dog walking..." I know what that means, and it hurt a lot reading those words from him... Why did he say those things? Was he testing me? I am now depressed that he wouldn't reply... For the first time in my life, I'm scared about being in a relationship... This relationship with the Puppy...

(03.30.2006 - sometime around 4-5 PM)