Batangas is a travel destination jam-packed with white beaches, gorgeous mountains, coves, and diving spots that are only a few hours away from the buzzing streets of Manila. As a Batangueno, I take pride in my native province, and it just so happen that one of my favorite vacation places is found in its vicinity. Fortune Island, according to Wikipedia, is a 27-hectare of land mass which lies 14km away from the shoreline of Nasugbu, Batangas. So what could you expect from an Island fortuned with the gifts of nature? A surreal holiday experience that will keep you coming back!
Love is a language we all speak. It is universal. It is visceral. It gives us a sense of significance. But a love misunderstood with ego destroys a life of purpose. I was once a boy. I was once in love. And I was attached to the feelings. It was addictive. It was self-centered. It was unquenching. It was a zig and zag road. My entire existence I have mistaken it for truly loving. It was painful. It was dull. And it was unnecessary.
Happiness is dancing in the rhythm of your soul. That is why I encourage you to fill your life with experiences that will nourish your inner being. I urge you to be whole in the love of God. I know life may throw a different game at you, and I am sorry for not being there (yet). But take heart and grow in faith. Let us find our path towards maturity that we may never rely on each other for validation. Neither you nor I can complete each other for in the love of Christ; We are already made whole.
Recently I've been on an emotional downhill. For several months, my mind was a battlefield of conflicting thoughts. I was depressed and my productivity at work is a testament to that. Sleeping had become a struggle and daily waking up had become a tiring routine. I always wanted to go out and I became an impulsive buyer (the very thing I denounce). I tried to cope up by stress eating. Playing badminton had been a sigh of relief. A bit of jog makes me forget, at least for a while.