I’ve had several topics in mind to share with you which have stayed on the backlog list for months now, so today, I am unloading off one to free up my list and just to say I completed one good thing today– talking about being productive on a weekend. Aha!
I am going to take you again to the neighboring island of Bohol,
as I promised I’m going to write in my previous post. I guess none of us here dislikes seeing beautiful places, even if it’s just through shared images.
The sight of seeing sunrises has been one driving force that motivates me to jump out of bed, wherever in the planet I may happen to be at. Sometimes I got lucky if I got a company to share the moment, but it is equally wonderful to be alone in your own element, immersing yourself in the magic that is called, sunrise. All by yourself.
At times, I wish to paint them as beautiful as how I see them with my own eyes but I am a lame artist struggling to get my art better. So instead, I use my phone to capture these moments and document them whenever possible.
Our trip to Bohol was generally cold and windy. It was a rainy weekend as a storm was about to hit the Visayas region.
Interestingly enough as Kim and I were strolling, we didn’t find any gold. But we did found one which is waaayyy better.
Kim and I found, Pepper.
We saw her playing fetch on the beach. I guess, she loves the beach as much as I do, swimming in the water on an early morning.
I’ve had dogs before so I know how to pet and tame them. To say that I am super excited to hold Pepper is an understatement. All the dogs I’ve had– Pesh, Gosh and Powter just came to life upon seeing Pepper. She’s different though and naturally sweet because she is a girlie. My male dogs were super sweet and cuddly too but not to strangers. Pepper is such a sweetie.
Anyway, enough about Pepper because I might just get myself a new pet and that is something I am fighting hard not to do because I am not yet ready to become a mother, again. 🙂
The reason we were in Bohol was for the yearly general team building which is to be attended by all regular employees of Woven. It ran for 3 days with fun activities in between the day.
On the first day upon arriving at the port from Cebu, we went straight to CHAP (Chocolate Hills Adventure Park) to try some adventure activities. After lunch, we headed off to Panglao. The team stayed in Panglao’s Bohol Divers Resort where most of the team activities and games were done on the course of 2 days.
Bohol is a huge piece of an island. Before my trip there in May of this year, my perception of the island was that it is more like my Cebu. Apparently, it is far from it in many ways. I love the somehow “Puerto Princesa- El Nido road vibe” once you travel in its outskirts because you will be literally crossing on vast forests, like we did in May. Of course for first- timers, it is safer to stay on more familiar roads to avoid getting yourself in trouble, which I believe is appropriate if you are not familiar with the place.
As with our team building, we have a few colleagues who are from Bohol so the route was never an issue. We saved enough time to explore and get ourselves in more trouble.
So here I was, a scaredy-cat attempting another spine-tingling activity because, why not?
I now had a scar in my leg which will remind me of how scared I was to finish this ride and not collapse in mid-air.
It was super windy so for someone who weighs just 41 kgs, it’s hard to find your balance and kept the bike in its track. I got almost blown away from my bike.
Had the wind succeeded, I would have looked like a spider dangling from its web…. only problem is that, I cannot use my saliva to save myself.
And here’s me training myself to become Tarzan’s new Jane. 😀
When I am in a new place like this one, I always make it a point to explore. I can’t be contented with just waiting for directions as to where to go–staying in your room to nap when you could go talk to a local, find an exclusive place to snap photos (even if you got chased down by five hangry labradors) or anything that is out of the itinerary. I have this desire to get lost in a place, in a moment. I’ve always believed that you learn better in life if you opt to explore the unfamiliar territories, bearing in mind how to still safeguard yourself.
I’ve done this before. And I will do it no matter where in the world I am.
PS. All activity images are courtesy of Woven Furniture Designs, Inc.