Beginning and the End

Jul 4, Independence Day of USA… married to an American almost 15years ago, it is for sure an excuse to get out and celebrate at beach front of Boracay

Unfortunately, my husband was busy that day morning… yet I did get inspiration from our small conversation and made my mind to support local American’s business and drink coffee at a different location at White Beach that day

Stepping out, and jumping into a tricycle… observing continued progresses made on the main road by those days and nights’ hard-working construction workers in the past couple days; walking towards white beach after the ride, passing by blocks and blocks of demolished/empty/locked down building/structures, I felt myself stepping into surreal movie sets which normally existed in sci-fi movie about future only

Visiting my parents in Shanghai meanwhile stuffing myself with all kinds of gourmet and the freshest fruits such as big juicy peaches in season… I came back to Boracay around the end of the month

More raining at nights and on off on off weather comparing before… when the sun is out however, it is still warm and the whole island is back in full color, refreshed with brightness and vividness and Boracay remains beautiful

Sometimes I wonder, whether the nature does not change after all and the only part changed, is the heart, personal feeling/sense attached to it?

Then one night I walked out for sunset after return… realizing lots of constructions are even on the white beach walking path; taking tricycle from D’ Mall after dinner, the main road in the dark became surprisingly strange with huge pipes, and left right ditches all over the places; my heart was sinking at that moment and for the first time ever I felt the pain, how much the small tropical island has been suffering from, for the tourist business of the future

But I do understand if there is no struggle, there is no progress… just because the process hurts, does not mean the results won’t be promising and as long as Boracay is getting better, I send my Best regards to its future, with unshakable faith

P.S. today is Jul 26, Thursday… 3months shutdown for now and serious construction works are spreading all over the island and fortunately, locals are adapting well with peace and their inherent primitive strength and easy-going attitude; all in all, it is a simple island lifestyle we have chosen from the very beginning and with fewer people and abundant nature around for these days, it is ultimately a precious life stage blessed unexpectedly

About Lilyan

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