We all need one crazy friend who will give a resounding yes
to an out-of-the-blue invitation to an adventure you’ve both been dreaming of.
Luckily, for me, I don’t just have that friend who says yes without thinking
twice. I actually have the friend who, out of nowhere, offers THAT invitation,
which has brought so much kilig in my life these past days!
Our #ladyadventures options revolved around La Union,
Zambales, Mt. Pinatubo and Baler. One day after laying down those plans, we
found ourselves booked for Bali!!! We are a beach lover/yogi/clean-eating
(we’re trying!) pair, so Bali is truly the prefect destination for both of us!
Now, putting all that ‘we’re going to Bali!!!’
excitement on the side, I want to let you in on a little secret:
Going on trips a couple of times a year is not a new thing
for me. It excites me, every time like it’s the first time: from packing my
stuff to waiting at the airport, riding the plane, exploring and coming home. My
parents sometimes say I’m too brave for my own good. But, the truth is, I am
just fortunate to have been blessed with friends and a boyfriend who are the best
travel partners. I would go anywhere in the world, as long as I’m with them,
especially the boyfriend. He’s my security blanket. I swear, I can spend a
weekend on a remote beach with the worst accommodation and still call it
romantic because we’re together. Somewhat, every experience goes through a
filter that automatically makes every memory a happy one. And that is a great
thing! Although, sometimes, I wonder how it’s like if I’m stripped off that comfort.
I wonder how it would truly feel to wander in an
unfamiliar road without a hand to hold. And I recognize, how truly fortunate I
am that my favorite pair of hands to hold and cling to allows me to run wild on
Since this is the part where it gets cheesy, it’s the
perfect time to throw a fitting “Eat, pray, love” quote out there:
“Everyone should have a love affair in Bali.”
Before this year ends, I will fly to one of my dream
destinations with one of my favorite friends to argue with. We can talk all day
effortlessly because we can’t agree on most issues of our society. We spent an entire afternoon arguing on the 50% Filipino ad by Bayo. There's no chance that 4-hour flight will be
boring. One week we’ll spend away from our patient, pseudo yaya boyfriends and life-saver,
street smart usual gang and wander on our own. I’m seeing mornings on a bike,
afternoons at the beach and lots of interesting conversations with strangers.
No holding hands, please. ;)
Every minute of that Bali trip will surely be filled with
‘wish you were here’ sentiments. But deep in my heart, I will also feel so
giddy being in a foreign place, having the time of my life knowing that, after
soaking in new sights and experiences, I have a love like yours to come
Bawi na ko, pre? ;) ily. <3 font="">3>