Professionalism or Magic

Nature itself is the BEST physician

Welcomed lots of people onboard, and it does not matter where they are from, how nervous/uneasy they were at the very beginning, after sailing for a while, MAHAL (our 42ft Cruising Catamaran means LOVE) can always calm down people somehow… by the moment we say goodbye, each of them always expressed how grateful/thankful they are, for us as owners’ great company and genuine hospitality they felt all the way, and what a wonderful/great/memorable/fantastic/peaceful/surreal sailing experience in a lifetime they have indulged on their vacation at Boracay

Such a complimentary always makes me happy… that realized each of them finally have relaxed, unwired from the crazy/hectic/noisy/crowded outside world was upon/around them, connecting with the nature, felt the wind, the wave, and the surroundings around them, started to appreciate how beautiful the whole world is

then to be continued…. here is the April Chapter I promised

Blessed April
Good Things Take Time

Lucky me… willfully visiting parents on Good Friday of Apr 14, finally unexpectedly joined in the Philippines Product Presentation organized by the Tourism Promotions Board on Apr 19, meeting old and new media, airline, and agent friends in the travel trade industry, owner and executive sales teams of different resort/hotels, and travel and tours companies from various regions including Boracay, besides attended reception/farewell party after the sales presentation event, hugging old tourist attaché friend to say goodbye meanwhile shaking hands with the new appointed attaché, welcoming him to my city Shanghai and sending my best regards in person

Accordingly, I dropped by the Philippines Booth at the very first trade day of the World Travel Fair held in Shanghai Exhibition Center, networking with more field people while promo Boracay in the next day

Foodie like me, certainly would not miss the golden opportunity to explore more gourmet dining experiences in Shanghai… encountered the open terrace Calypso in Jing An Shangri-La after the show, companied parents for their desired Yunnan cuisine at Yunhaiyao(云海肴), later indulged both my husband and I in the new tiffany blue MAURYA for its authentically numbing and spicy Sichuan cuisine, not mentioning more exotic taste buds for XiangXi(湘西), and LouLan(楼兰)cuisine in South China while  I joined my husband on his business trip after Shanghai

Life is full of so much pleasant surprises… and I enjoy it

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Happy Energy

Travelling to Manila for couple days… while arrived at Caticlan airport, the security guy recognized me and greeted me warmly, ‘mam, see you again’, even by then he was busy with a big family group there; oh wow, Boracay energy has spread far to Caticlan now

Found the new gate & put myself through the security routine check… saw the green fresh Starbucks sign waving me with both tails; at my immediate approach I heard a group shouting, ‘Lilyan, mam Lilyan, lady L’, who? Where? And then, I found the whole team of Starbucks staffs behind counter at airport was happily seeing me there instead of greeting me at Boracay branch with their professionalism as before

Wow, what a small world… and how genuine hospitality and sincerity from human being could bring a Bright day right in front of you and yes, at that moment standing right there, I knew it gonna be a good trip even just for a quick break in Manila

Did all city chaos including shopping, dining, and entertaining in the middle of Makati… even no more InterContinental with familiar faces calling both my husband and me by names there; sad, yet it does start a new page for us to check out the rest brand hotels around my favorite Greenbelt area

At the last day after supper with my husband at German brotzeit, we are ready to be back Boracay for our simple and easy island lifestyle… quietly avoided a huge group chattering at the entrance of the Peninsula, the moment we stepped in the lobby, ‘Lilyan’, no way, I saw my long time no see friend from one of the luxury travel companies was there, because of the crowds waiting through security door checking outside

Such happy, and vivid energy all around… as I always believe, people to meet each other, whenever the time is right

 

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February Reality

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean)
Boracay Cup Regatta on Feb 21-24

Asean Summit was here… local, and national police/security forces everywhere; walking out on the main road where all traffics of motorcycle/tricycle/e-trike/car/van/trucks and people are, it was obviously more organized and I do appreciate the Decent/Proper way Boracay occasionally like that, but it is Not real Boracay

Sipping coffee in my favorite spot on the White Beach… the green Algae is back yet, ocean stretching further offshore is still stunning, impressively beautiful/gorgeous as always – clear water with green-blue shades shining/blinking under the sun and then, couple Regatta yachts sail by with full sails up, sliding along the coastline smoothly while create an even more elegant background and I did enjoy, but it is Not real Boracay

Casual, Leisure, and Easy… those are the words to indeed describe the true Boracay; Genuine, Warm, and Open-minded… it is the people/community on the small tropical island living in a daily life, whenever face up to a situation whether good or bad, still smile, full of faith, knowing the Best is yet to come, that is real Boracay

White Beach_Boracay

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Happy 2017 – the Year of the Rooster

Jan 28, Saturday… it is the first day of the Chinese New Year of the Rooster, and I set myself back White Beach sipping coffee while relaxing

Beautiful ocean right in front… international crowds walking by and occasionally, there’s eye candy popped up randomly; with coconut trees spreading out in blue sky vividly as the background, and soothing lounge music from the restaurant I sit behind, it is always a pleasure for me to observe the unique scene, a true Paradise under Sun in such a casual way with leisure time

Especially it has indeed been a while… non-stop greeting people from all over the world aboard our 42ft Cruising Catamaran MAHAL since last holiday season, then willfully took a short break back in my city Shanghai, indulging myself in dining/entertaining/shopping for couple days meanwhile celebrated my mom’s birthday with parents in my favorite Lost Heaven; finally I have bounced back from the hectic schedule and now with more energy retained for an ongoing genuine Cruising Lifestyle sharing at Boracay

Day by day, year by year… people come and go; meeting up or missed each other, after all I learn to handle in a graceful way with the best flow

Too busy to write a blog last December, so here is the additional tip for 2017, the CNY of the Rooster

2017 is the Year of the Rooster according to Chinese zodiac, and it starts from Jan 28 until next Feb 15. It implies luxury, beauty, and wealth, and people shall have joyful time while enjoying the fruit after diligence in the year

May the year of rooster bring Good Fortune, Good Health, Good Luck, and light up life with Great Success and Prosperous all year through

Sunset at Boracay on Jan

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Best of My LOVE

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered
Forgive them anyway
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives
Be kind anyway
If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies
Succeed anyway
If you are honest and sincere, people may deceive you
Be honest and sincere anyway
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight
Create anyway
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous
Be happy anyway
The good you do today, will often be forgotten
Do good anyway
Give the best you have, and it will never be enough
Give your best anyway
In the final analysis, it is between you and God
It was never between you and them anyway

I was born in a strict family and since I was a child, my parents especially my father, wants me the BEST… not only in neighborhood, school, but also in company, society. Anywhere

To be Outstanding is kind of built-in my gene with my grow up, I am trying my Best to be the BEST… all the time

It is the moment I realize life is Not all about being the ultimately successful, it is also a process, a process to enjoy every tiny bit pleasure, such as do ordinary things with extraordinary love… Happiness is then little by little found in my daily life

If LOVE is the ultimate in life… following my heart, I am the Best of my LOVE

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Boo… Happy Halloween

Considering myself lucky… because this Halloween, even my husband is Not around due to his business trip in Korea, yet there are two couples from Tokyo chartered MAHAL for a customized Sunset Cruise between 4-6pm, and kept company with me sailing along the White Beach coastline; not mentioning one of the girls is half Chinese half Japanese, so we indeed communicated well and by the end of the cruise, Not say goodbye but to see each other next time at Boracay 😉

Happy Halloween

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Now and Then

It is the last day of the September… raining days are finally over, and the sun is shining brightly

I walked out of the house, sipping coffee at White Beach… just want to double check how unusual quietness/emptiness Boracay is ever, since we are back on the island early this month

Seems there are more cars, tricycles, and people on the main road… also more people and occasionally, tour groups back and forth on the beach road

Still few people comparing with previous crowds at almost every corner though… remind me the scene when we first time travelled at Boracay around seven years ago – quite a number of restaurant/resorts were closed down due to less business during the low season, and majority of the business owners on the island were indeed happy, enjoying those precious off time while partying hard day by day; still remember the saying by then was ‘the most difficult thing is to decide Which Party I want to go today

Well, people working on this island nowadays are so used to non-stop business at all four seasons… I am curious whether they might even forget how leisurely life was by then or could be

Boracay Sunset on September

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