Slow Monday

I slept late last night, spending 2 hours trying to recover my 2 blogs,  Imagineering and Laging Gutom to no avail.

I think I was able to get a good sleep, about 6 hours or so, but I just cant seem to force myself to be excited for work.  I was awake around 8:00 am but decided to give myself another 45 minutes.  When the alarm went on, I texted my staff that I'll be coming late.  It was only after I had a breakfast of Lucky Me Pansit Canton that I was able to send myself to the shower and prepare for work.  I left the house around 10:30 and arrived at work 11:00 am.

As I was approaching the driveway, my superiors are inspecting the delivery van's new  graphics, so I joined in to give my comments, and it wasn't very good.  I needs to be changed immediately. 

After that, I went to my table and checked on emails, I found out that the word for today was Boracay, so instead of going ahead with the creative writing exercise, I decided to do this blog post first.  That way I can include my Word for the Day with the Same entry.

Here goes:

Boracay
by Omar

I still remember my first visit.  It was ati-atihan season and we decided to go to Boracay on the weekday leading to the fiesta which will be spent in Kalibo.  That time, boats were still allowed to dock on the beach front.  The reason why there's three stations to date, its where guest registers and docks in the early days.  That time, boatman will literally carry you over their shoulders to reach the dry sand.  It was the first time that I have seen beach sand so fine. 
We stayed on the beach front to what was now D'Mall.  The beach then was very rustic and less crowded. 
As I go back, new establishments have sprung up, and resort hotels are getting bigger and bigger.
Its taking its toll on the island.  I've seen the shoreline littered with moss.
Recently, Its good that the island officials are implementing strict rules on eco-tourism.  The entire beach front is a no-smoking zone.  Smoking is allowed on the beach alley but not beyond the coconut trees fronting the beach.  Even restaurants are not allowed to extend their tables and chairs to areas where the rising tides would still reach.
I've seen Boracay in all weather conditions, in the heat of the summer, and the rainy monsoon months.
I spent a new year there alone once.
What keeps me coming back, would be the morning run on the beach followed by a dip in the ocean, and watching the sunset every afternoon.  I was there a few weeks back, and I have a feeling I'll be back again this year!

Ok, that was first on my list, now I need to prepare for a Departmental Meeting and the GM of UAP Manila Corinthian Chapter!

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