A Letter for Future Self

 

Dear Future Self,

You emerge a victor

All this ups and downs

ebb and flows

rising and falling.

 

Of mountains and valleys

Of search for  richness

and a better version of you.

 

In this journey,

Five decades hence

Your body may not be

The youthful body you had once

You did not shed all the pounds

But you shed

Those inhibitions

Those fears and confusions.

 

Self criticisms

Bullying by others out of their

own insecurities

Your unease

Were gone.

 

Grace and fortitude

Tall as a tree

Planted in original ground

Bearing fruits suited to the soil

where you were planted.

 

The physical scars are no longer there

Your physical body  emerged

A more confident you.

 

In the crease of your forehead

Lies the wisdom of your

unending search for truth

Written in every pages of your life.

 

Love much,

Your present Self.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mambukal Resort: A haven outside of the City Scape

 

My favorite escapade outside of Bacolod City is the Mambukal Resort in Brgy. Minoyan, Murcia, Negros Occidental. The first time I went here, I said to myself, I was in paradise. As I see the domesticated bats flying while I was basking in the hot spring, I could not help to be in awe as I watched how balanced the ecosystem is in this place.

The travel time from Bacolod City would be about 30 minutes by bus.

The only thing that makes me sad is that the entrance was P50.00 making it difficult for ordinary people to enjoy the beauties of nature considering that this should be enjoyed by common people.

 

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Activities include, swimming in the hot spring, swimming in the  swimming pool, boating, mountain hiking, camping, butterfly watching, zip line, wall climbing among others. The hot spring is what I enjoy the most, because it is not only good for my skin, but also for my nerves. There is also spa available inside the Resort.

The water comes from the foot of Mt. Kanlaon. There is place cold Sulfur spring, where you can get some water with high sulfuric content. The temperature is quite high. Also the soil is sulfuric which could be good as mask for your skin.

You can go picnic either in the cottage, or along the banks. What is interesting, are the trees which are old have been retained thus shade is abundant and what makes it so ecologically balanced.

There is a Seven Falls which you could explore up but you have to do this at your own risk. I havent gone there, but plans to do this next time . To do mountain trekking.

There is more to explore in this beautiful nature getaway. If you want to stay there for few days, there are available cottages at a reasonable price. You can temporarily find some quite and serenity outside of the city in this Nature Resort.

 

 

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Sunkissed

No matter how religiously you bleached your skin You remain Daughters of the Sun Your sun kissed skin The beauty exotic to others Perfectly baked by the Gods Shining like gold.   They have t…

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Sunkissed

 

No matter how religiously

you bleached your skin

You remain

Daughetrs of the Sun

Your sun kissed skin

The beauty exotic to others

Perfectly baked by the Gods

Shining like gold.

 

They have taught us to use skin whiteners

To wear sun glasses even inside a scaffolds

When our skin are made to be protected

From the rays of the sun

Our eyes, black and brown

Beautiful as the fruit of the duhat tree

Our hair, our skin

Choco like from the cacao tree.

 

Fit for our climate’s concoction.

We were born in the land

where the sun is abundant,

hospitable and magnanimous.

 

Flaunt thy color

Savor its malt flavored goodness

Embrace the complexion you were endowed with

Embrace your own spirit

 

Hail thy Motherland

The sacred space you were gifted.