9102 Counting Down

I did not walk out right after the typhoon… to witness the total destruction caused by the nature disaster happened on the Christmas Day

I did hear branches breaking left and right with loud noises surrounded, and watched trunk of trees falling/dropping from the sky

Strong north wind blew fiercely from the beginning… we were pretty safe in the house due to higher neighborhood house besides; while the eye was upon us, wind was down significantly and bright sun lit up the entire house, created one moment of delusion that all was calming down and over; about 15minutes later, the wind started from south and we were exposed in the air without much protection but old forest with hundred years old tree families in the backyard

…deep roots out, muscles freshly cut, and troops are hurt seriously; bleeding/crying in the heart, with unbearable pain, if that can ever describe the true feeling/emotion one lay on an eye on the site at that moment

I walked out days later after path/roads recovered from the mess of the trees scattered chaotically… main road looks decent and even the racket of electronic saws continued going on everywhere, the worst is behind and people at Boracay are moving on already; everyone is patiently waiting for the signal of the mobile, the internet, and electricity back on the island, to reach family/friends to say we are safe, to resume daily life back in normal simplicity, also to greet each other for a new year shining ahead

And yes, we are ready… so 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Happyy New Yyear my friend

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Holidays back at Boracay

It was in late August, still summertime in Shanghai by then, so I packed light and thought a maximum of 10days stay and now… after 3months’ slow healing process, I am luckily back at Boracay for continued recovery from a severe winter just started in late November

Enjoyed my favorite autumn season in the city, while pampered with nutrition meals from mom’s master cooking daily… I learnt to get along better with parents in old age, cherished the unusual blessed family time I missed while study overseas in Switzerland when young

More than being a daughter, I am also a wife married an American for 16years… if refusing visits from my husband during my hospitalization in Shanghai at the very beginning, was to prevent him in an awkward situation of hopeless and helpless due to the language barrier, I know it is the time now that we see each other crying on each other’s shoulder for support in my city

Smile after tears, big hug and kisses, hand in hand strolling in our familiar neighborhood of French Concession area… nothing beats the love after suffering

There is still a long way ahead… I am happy back home by his side at Boracay however; the belonging and commitment to each other as a couple, facing up to either good or bad, every aspect of life together, is the final meaning of marriage I figured

P.S. the unexpected trauma happened all in a sudden in the past few months seemed endless by then… sooner or later, it passes – let’s cheer up, my friend, for the wonderful holiday season right around the corner

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Good News Finally

Oct 22, Tuesday… it is the 2nd time I am back in the hospital for scheduled periodical checkup; still found fluid in chest, yet less than last check of two weeks before – how cheerful hearing from the doctor that the pills I have been taking daily finally worked and my body started to bounce back for recovery

Looking back, it is barely two months since I flew in Shanghai… experiencing all unexpected however, I did feel like years have passed away

People strong like us, normally plan well and thought we have prepared for the worst… when facing a critical moment of the second of life ticking away yet can do nothing but waiting for professionals to help, I realized how ridiculous by then I was joking about the panic those oldies suffered from the approaching of the last stage of their life, for real

Human being would/could not ever be ready for that particular moment… life is precious, ultimately

Do cherish and embrace it, be grateful that we still have it… and love more in the rest of our life, unconditionally

P. S. all things considered, I sincerely appreciate these days and nights staying/company with parents… seemed back in the times of youth, youngster, and childhood; also had the great pleasure watching the marvelous national holiday parade with parents for my country’s 70th anniversary at the beginning of the month – last time was 10 years ago when my husband and I both were still living in Shanghai and invited them to house for the big screen we projected on the wall; time, amazing time, proved everything is within

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What Happened

I left Boracay on Aug 26 (Monday), arriving in Shanghai the next day… thought time to check upon my getting old/more fragile parents once again and in the meantime, to bid farewell to my brother before his family of 3 moving to Canada this September

Turned out… I am stuck in my city Shanghai right now, due to my sickness

It started from the sharp pain woke me up around the midnight of Jul 24 (Wednesday)… foodie as I simply believed it was because I have overdosed the delicious cheese cake my husband freshly made me that afternoon; by Jul 31 (Wednesday) we went to Kalibo MMG for whole abdomen ultrasound and everything seems fine

I do feel chest pain whenever bending down however, so I went to hospital for chest CT scan while in Shanghai… by Aug 30 (Friday) I got the report, it showed large amount of pleural effusions with atelectasis in my right lung and hospitalization is required asap

…it is not even one month in reality by today (Sep 24, Tuesday), yet I have been through so many and felt like over centuries

Health is obviously important as you and me, everyone knows about it… but things happened, sometimes we get sick – and it is at that particular moment, even I felt myself like a robot full of needles, tubes, and pills, I still consider myself lucky because of the love around, not only from the family members, but also from strangers now became friends in my life

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Maybe Crazy

Very little is needed to make a happy life

Yes, we are back at Boracay… continuing the only Luxury MAHAL Sailing with genuine hospitality as for the authentic cruising lifestyle we have been sharing with people from all over the world since 2010

And finally, I have pleasure sipping coffee at white beach again… relaxing while watching international crowds walking by, recall there is indeed paradise on earth with true beauty, happiness, and joy such as Boracay

I know you might say I am crazy, but even have been already living on this small tropical island for over 9 and half years, the stunning scenery on the white beach, in the ever-changing color of the ocean, and the vibrant energy overflowing in the air, still keep me wowed with every glance I have cast, while touched my heart and soul deeply… not to mention the sincere warmth, inherent kindness, and typical laid-back attitude from the people surrounded me, little by little making me a better person with time

It is magic… and yes, I do love Boracay

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Hello July… the Beginning of the Second Half Year

Celebrated my birthday while in Shanghai, together with family for Dragon Boat Festival, Father’s Day, and reunion of longtime no see and now all grown up cousins… I flew in Cebu by the end of June, joining in my husband for the final stage of MAHAL maintenance and upgrade at dry dock after checking out Shangri-La’s Mactan resort with an overnight stay for the early celebration of the Independence Day

Beaming with the quality time we spent with each other, also the pride of new styles added onboard MAHAL… we are looking forward to sharing an even Better cruising lifestyle with unbeatable value whenever back at Boracay; see you all this July

   

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BEST Goodbye to April

By the end of the cruise, the couple wants more pics to be taken… erm sure, why not?

We all followed, walking on the deck front, joking that ‘finally, you two get used to MAHAL and feel the love’ then all of a sudden, the guy kneeled down, oh my

Seriously…? The 29th Proposal is happening right now, in front of me without any notice, I still cannot believe it

Once really happened, congrats with sweetness and a bit rush of joy filled in the air… especially we now need hurry off after the sunset due to 6pm drop off rule since the re-opening of Boracay

Everyone but the guy is still a bit in shock… until my husband pointed out that ‘what a great way to say good bye to Apr’ and yes, indeed, this gonna be the blog I write to you, my friend, not only to make up the occupied March with missed blog due to back and forth visiting my parents in Shanghai, but also to share the genuine happiness we just received from the couple with continued blessing from Boracay

Good bye April… would be a much Better May ahead we know

the only Luxury MAHAL Sailing at Boracay
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