Malapascua! Paradise! It is nothing like Bantayan Island. It has its raw beauty.
We were just there last week. I had the best time of my life with people I hold close to me. It was also the first time in a very long time that I had a real conversation by the beach. Talking to someone without that someone glued to the phone was indeed refreshing. I forgot how it is to share ideas, laugh at the silliest jokes, make fun of ourselves, and enjoy a meal with an abundance of laughter.
In the last eight years, I was in a hole and I didn’t know how to get out of it. I knew something was wrong but shrugged it off until the abnormality of it all became normal.
I realized many things while I was there. I learned that I can make new memories and experiences. That betrayal cannot stop me from being happy. I learned that no matter how much it hurts, it will never hurt the same way it did yesterday. That words are cheap and actions are expensive. Healing takes time and so does forgiveness. The latter will be hard to come by. But it will!
For the past two months, I’ve asked my many whys. Slowly, I found my answers. Some of my questions remain unanswered. One day soon when it’s time, I am sure it will be presented to me unexpectedly. Because that’s how the universe work, right?
Where we stayed: D’ Avila’s Horizons Malapascua
If you’re a scuba diver and want to meet the timid sharks, look for Malapascua Thresher Divers
Best place to eat there (vegetarian & vegan options): Kokay’s Maldito Malapascua