Nang Dahil Sa COVID-19, Nawala Ang Spark; Nakipag-Break Up!

Araw ng Biyernes noon, pero hindi Friday the 13th. Sinabi ni John sa akin through the phone text messaging na makipag-usap daw siya. Excited ako, kasi baka may surprisa siya sa akin. Hindi ugali ni John na makipag-text, kaya lalo akong na-excite. Sa isip ko, baka tungkol ito sa plano namin na pumunta sa Samal Island. Nakita kasi namin ang mga posts sa Misamis Oriental Journal.

“Bakit? May surprisa ka ba?” Iyon ang mga tanong ko na may kasamang saya sa mukha noong makipag-usap ako sa video chat sa Messenger. Excited na nako.

“Sa palagay ko kailangan na nating maghiwalay.” Iyon din ang diretsuhang bigkas sa bibig niya. Sa isip ko na nagbibiro lang siya. Pero ang mukha niya ay nagsasabi ng totoo.

“Ano? Nagbibiro ka ba?” Ang seryosong tanong ko.

Bigla siyang tumahimik. Napagtanto ko na hindi siya nagbibiro. Siya ang tao na nagsabi at nagtanong sa akin kung ano ba ang gusto kong wedding. Ipinagpakilala pa ako niya sa family niya. Niregaluhan pa niya ako ng aso na gustong-gusto ko. Sabi niya mahal daw niya ako. Kahit COVID-19, pumunta pa siya sa bahay at nagdala sa akin ng cake from Goldilocks.  

“Bakit?” Tanong ko ulit na may luha sa aking mga mata.

“Walang ibang babae. Wala ka ring ginawang mali. Parang nawala lang ang chemistry natin.” Iyon ang sabi niya. Para akong nabilaukan. Gumaralgal ang boses ko. Para akong nagkaroon ng cerebovascular disease sandali.

“Sige na. Puntahan mo na mga kaibigan mo. Alam ko na strong woman ka. Kaya mo yan. May pupunta pa akong trabaho.” Parang okay lang siya. Hindi man lang niya alam na nasaktan ako.

“Wat da pak!” Iyon na lang ang naisip ko. Naiinis ako. Ang dating excitement ko ay napalitan ng inis.

Parang pinatay niya rin ako. Namatay na nga ang mother ko a week ago, tapos nakipaghiwalay pa siya sa akin. Parang gumuho ang mundo ko. Hayon, natulala ako na nakahiga at nakatingin na lang sa kawalan. Si John kasi ang sandigan ko. In fact, siya ang emergency contact ko kung may emergency ako. Noong namatay si Mama at halos ako mabaliw, siya iyong nag-comfort sa akin. Pero isang linggo pa ang nakalipas, nakipag-break up pa siya sa akin ngayon. Sa panahon pa ng COVID-19 and Christmas, ginawa niyang masaklap ang lovelife story ko. Ang sakit!

Dahil ba sa nawala iyong chemistry, break up na? Kailangan pa ba ito? Alam natin na, sooner or later, mawawala ang chemistry. Hindi na man naghiwalay ang iba. Pero bakit si John nakipahiwalay sa akin? Nang dahil ba sa COVID-19 at wala kaming constant bonding, nawala ang chemistry?

“Wat da pak!”

Dusit Thani Lubi Plantation Resort: Visit today

Haven’t you visited Dusit Thani Lubi Plantation Resort yet? Well, you can visit the place as early as now. As long as you all have the travel documents, you can spend your holidays at Barangay Pindasan Municipality of Mabini, Davao City, Mindanao 8807 Philippines. That’s right. You exactly get the accurate location and probably pack your things up!

At Dusit Thani Lubi Plantation, you can spend your holidays at the beachfront infinity pool; a fitness center; a villa spa; a fully-equipped dive center with facilities for snorkeling, diving, jet-skiing, and kayaking; a tennis court; The Mill, an entertainment center with fun indoor activities; Tarictic Grill, an all-day dining poolside restaurant; Burger Bar, a western restaurant and bar; The Warehouse, luxurious locker rooms for day experience guests. You can check the trip advisor website for details.

Again, Here’s the address to remember.

    • Barangay Pindasan Municipality of Mabini, Davao City, Mindanao 8807 Philippines

Club Asiano Resort: A must-see paradise to visit

Haven’t you visited Club Asiano Resort yet? Please do. It isn’t far away. You can visit the place as early as now. As long as you have the travel documents, you can spend your holidays at Babak, Island Garden City of Samal, 8119 Davao del Norte. That’s right. You get exactly right.

Here’s the Number to Call

    • 8118 Brgy. Camudmud, Babak District, Igacos
    • M: (+63) 922 866 5881
    • Please check its website by clicking the link.

How to Get There

Here’s what you need to do. From Babak Warf, turn left and follow the road to Camudmud. It is only around 7 kilometers from the port. Next, you’ll be passing by Babak Market and Monfort Batcave. Once you see the signage of Barangay Camudmud, you can look at the left side and search for the Club Asiano signage. Then, you turn to the left. All, you have to do is to trace the steep path down. Upon reaching the bottom, you need to turn right and find the second signage that points to Club Asiano.

Digyo and Kalanggaman: Two islands to explore

Looking for matchless tourist charms these days seems enticing. You cannot get rid of the cerulean-blue and turquoise-blue beach and pool waters in your mind because you are into them. You just think of the beach activities going on, as well as camping by the beach. Who else doesn’t like that? So, you know how to build fires in the sand at night time and you then chat with your friends while holding bottles of beer in your hands. As you love to see the stars during nighttime while watching those night-birds fly, you get lost in time as you begin to unwind and recall those good moments down to your memory lane. If you think about that, then you probably are romantic.

Maybe, you want to go to Kalanggaman Island in Polompon, Leyte. It sounds overwhelming to check the place and the thrill. Kalanggaman Island is a well-known destination in Leyte. You can call it the most stunning island in the entire Philippines if you like. Because of its expanded powdery white sandbars on both ends of the island, you see wonders on an island. The cool and unblemished waters on Kalanggaman Island makes it very welcoming to go reeling and diving. Well, you cannot find any private resorts or any accommodations on the island. However, you can go camping. Now, the next time to visit a paradise, you need to consider Kalanggaman Island as a weekend getaway. Most people visit here just to enjoy the beautiful beach, stunning sandbar, and amazing views.

Or, perhaps, you want to check Digyo Island in Cuatro Islas, Inopacan, Leyte. It can be an interesting destination for holidaymakers and tourists. You can be one of the visitors who visit the tourist spots in Leyte. You notice that this island is called “Cuatro Islas.” It is because you can find other islands in the area, namely Mahaba, Apid, and Himokilan Islands. You can get mesmerized by the long sandbar on Digyo Island. You also get fascinated by the crystal clear waters which can be picture-perfect for swimming. However, there are cottages available on the island. Well, are you hungry? You can order some kinds of seafood on the menu.

Well, searching for a must-see stop in the country is easy. Various websites, such as Big Seven Travel, Out Of Town Blog, and Tourist Spots Finder offer some exciting tourist locations for reasonably priced adventures. You only need to Google it and register or sign-up for something.

Llagas Beach Resort: A fascinating resort to visit

Going to Llagas Beach Resort is a good decision. Llagas Beach Resort is located at Barangay Hermano, Balingasag, Misamis Oriental. Its ocean-blue waters fascinate beach-goers who love to dive and swim. The small shingles and stones will require us to wear beach sandals or slippers. Now, if we want to go to the beach in Misamis Oriental, Llagas Beach Resort awaits us.

A moment to enjoy the cold, refreshing ocean-blue waters at Llagas Beach Resort in Baliwagan, Misamis Oriental

The Place

Llagas Beach Resort has been here for years. It is in Balingasag, Misamis Oriental. The beauty of Llagas Beach Resort catches everyone’s attention. Beach-goers like us can cook our meals. We can grill fish or bring our food. The resort does not have a cafeteria. In this case, we can bring chicken or pork Lechon. We can, also, bring cooked root crops and bowls of rice with grilled bangus, tamban, or tulingan fish. Additionally, we do not have to pay any corkage fee. We just need some food to prepare and bring. Well, the good thing is that we have a karaoke bar there.

A place to take a picture for social media posts…

The Perks

The beach resort is plain and simple. It is just a picture-perfect resort for pictorials. We get to stand on and against the rocks. We need to see the video to see what I am talking about. By the way, the entrance fee of the resort very affordable. Please check the photo below.

How to Get There

From Cagayan de Oro, we take a public utility jeepney (PUJ) or a bus to Balingasag. We just take a PUJ with a signboard Cagayan de Oro to Balingasag or Lagonglong or a bus going to Lagonglong, Misamis Oriental. From Cagayan de Oro, you can tell the bus or jeepney driver to drop you off in Balingasag, Misamis Oriental. As well, we need to talk to the driver to drop us off at LLagas Beach Resort. From the main road, we only need ten steps to get to the beach. It is as simple as that. Please watch the video…

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We need to bring food, water, and other beach paraphernalia. Though we can buy some food products somewhere nearer, it would be wise to cook for our meals, right? We tell you this, Llagas Beach Resort is a perfect beach for you and me. So, what are we waiting for?

3 Best Tourist Spots In The Philippines To Visit

The year 2020 appears to be the COVID-19 pandemic and the critical period in human history. Most people during this time hope to end the crisis before the end of 2020. The number is perfect to consider since the double twenty on a calendar appears no more than a coincidence. It is a time of something worth remembering. It is quite remarkable to imagine if we can revel life before this year ends.

Now, choosing the best places to visit is challenging. We have to consider the distance from the hand-picked beach resorts on the list plus the considerable financial resources that, somehow, hamper us to go. And yet, we have the best destinations to stopover if we just decide which one to spend for the paramount vacation ever.

Camiguin Island

We can explore some of the famous sites in Camiguin. Of course, we know it as an island province in the Philippines. We also know its location to be located in the Bohol Sea, about 10 kilometers off the northern shoreline of Mindanao. As history unfolds, Camiguin is geographically part of the Northern Mindanao Region in Region 10 as a former part of the Misamis Oriental province.

El Nido, Palawan

Well, we can visit this high-end beach resort in the country. Most foreign tourists choose to visit El Nido because of its amazing place, beach, and people. To ask where El Nido is, we will surely take our time to check where El Nido in the Philippines. As mentioned, El Nido is a Philippine municipality on Palawan island. Most tourists know this place in the country because of its white-sand beaches and coral reefs to reach you to the gateway to the Bacuit archipelago.  

Zamboanga City

We just discovered this one yet. Zamboanga City, officially known as the City of Zamboanga, is classy and highly urbanized. Local and foreign tourists can see it in the city, particularly the Zamboanga Peninsula of the Philippines. According to the researched data, this figure to claim that Zamboanga City has been the sixth-most densely inhabited and third-largest city by land area in the Philippines.

For Tours:

Please visit the Facebook Pages, such as The_Philippines and Guide to the Philippines for more details and updates.

Kawayan Cliff Resort: A new tourist site to visit

Are we done planning for our next adventure? If we do, we must travel now. We can’t just wait any longer. Since the pandemic, we lose touch with nature. Perhaps, this time, we can unwind and explore the beauty of Initao, Misamis Oriental. We know it still is the best time to travel these days regardless of the situation. We know we need to go. Our bags are ready; our financial resources are fine; our swimming gears are all set. So, what are we waiting for? We must go now before others do. Despite the pandemic, we can still visit some places where we love to explore. We can have a dry or wet picnic if we choose to do it. Somehow, we love to go to the beach. When we do, why not we just go to Kawayan Cliff Resort.

The Place

The management of Kawayan Cliff Resort offers us its impressive tourist site. Some tourists, local or foreign, often say positive things about the resort, and so should we. To tell everyone, we just need to enjoy as we spend our time looking at the panorama, the aura, the landscape, and the vibe. As we do, we know it’s true. It’s because the management succeeds in doing its craft and skill to the landscape. The management, as well, even flourishes as it provides us such remarkable scenery. The cottage, as well as the clean resort, gives us nothing but excitement, joy, and privacy.

Well, we can take a walk on the sand for strolling. We can also take our time throwing pebbles on the cerulean-blue beach waters. The sounds of the stones that touch the waters create an inviting melody. The pebbles that splish-splash on the waters create this magnificent sound to let us wear our swimming suits and trunks to plunge. As we dive, we feel the cool and refreshing waters. We cannot ignore that. We just love the waters that touch our skin. This time, we are hungry. Well, we do not feel worried about that since can order food from the management or we can have our food.

The Perks

We can, surely, enjoy our stay at Kawayan Cliff Resort. The ambiance, the food, the landscape, the cottage, the overlooking scenery, and the beach water make us feel like home or even paradise. We must visit the place today or we need to call the number below for reservations.

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Oh, here’s the address of the resort. It is in Pagahan, Initao, Misamis Oriental. You can simply call the management if we want…

    • Pagahan, Initao, Misamis Oriental
    • Business Hours: 8 AM – 9:30 PM
    • 0917 750 8864

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris: A powerful tandem

The game will change!

We don’t exactly know what will happen. However, we only make predictions as we wait for the next agenda and propaganda to occur after the election. As we welcome the new president Joe Biden and vice-president Kamala Harris, we, also, welcome their very powerful tandem as they have to face tremendous challenges to heal the United States from moral and political damage from the previous administration according to President Donald J. Trump’s critics. The new-elect political figures – Biden and Harris – will make plans to heal and restore America and the people, as well as their American faith and morale.

We now fear what may materialize after the election. We just don’t know how President Donald J. Trump responds. In the losing election battle, some people think that President Donald J. Trump cannot accept the truth – his failure to win. Some think that he will do everything in his power to delay the time of the presidential proclamation of the newly elected officials. Well, we only guess. We just don’t know yet. What we know is that President Donald J. Trump has years of fame. However, he may face shame if he fails to get the seat at the end of 2020. What will happen? The simple answer is that we just don’t know. We just guess that the American people have had enough of Former President Donald J. Trump’s radical actions and series of political drama as they say.

However, we can also check and compare the political slogan of the two political figures. Who has the best slogan? Recalling Former President Donald J. Trump’s Make America Great Again compared to the New-Elect President Biden’s Battle for the Soul of the Nation, Our Best Days Still Lie Ahead No Malarkey! Build Back Better Unite for a Better America, we know who tells lies. And yet, the author does not want to comment on that. However, we know the latter wins.

Moreover, the new President-elect Joe Biden says, “We must restore the soul of America.” For Americans, this powerful speech made him win the election regardless of the odds. Supported by Kamala Harris, the American people chose Biden as she said, “You chose truth.”

Of course, Trump’s lost battle and rivalry served as an opportunity for Biden to regain the hearts of the American people and to heal the country and the allies, as well as the international community. This time, as the game changes, new sets of rules emerge.