Thursday, May 31, 2012

Boracay - a bittersweet affair with the island of my youth

My cousins from New York came home and some of them havent been to Boracay yet. Here are some of our pictures. We didnt take a lot of photos since we were too busy having a blast.

with my favorite niece Sophia

Roro my cousin's hubby

wicked flying fish ride --always a favorite

a night out in d'mall

cousin Champ and tita Manay in the background

Funnyily enough, This is kind of my first decent photo on Willy's rock

The handsome Morgan

And the super adorable Wyee
Aunts and cousins. Diday is never in the picture. T_T

I have a bittersweet relationship with this island. I have fallen inlove and broken my heart here. Made friends and lost friends. I have laughed, cried, gone crazy, had accidents and all sorts of things in this island. I have spent many holidays here including birthdays and christmases and new years.

It saddens me that it's now super commercialized and it seems like the government does not care at all about the health of the island. But no matter how much the island changes --it will still feel like home. sort of. 

It always makes me happy to reunite with friends here and just have a blast --like I'm once again young and carefree. I was not able to go diving as I was busy entertaining and playing tour guide for the expats but I had an awesome time.

Will see you again soon!

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