It sucks to be you if you’re Harold Camping because everyone likes to give you the real beating that you deserve for failed math. And you even did it twice! May 21 confirms only one thing, you’re an idiot.
My results were never untrue (forgive the double negative, that’s all I can say).
Your view on yourself:
You are down-to-earth and people like you because you are so straightforward. You are an efficient problem solver because you will listen to both sides of an argument before making a decision that usually appeals to both parties.
The type of girlfriend/boyfriend you are looking for:
You are not looking merely for a girl/boyfriend - you are looking for your life partner. Perhaps you should be more open-minded about who you spend time with. The person you are looking for might hide their charm under their exterior.
Your readiness to commit to a relationship:
You are ready to commit as soon as you meet the right person. And you believe you will pretty much know as soon as you might that person.
The seriousness of your love:
You like to flirt and behave seductively. The opposite sex finds this very attractive, and that’s why you’ll always have admirers hanging off your arms. But how serious are you about choosing someone to be in a relationship with?
Your views on education
You may not like to study but you have many practical ideas. You listen to your own instincts and tend to follow your heart, so you will probably end up with an unusual job.
The right job for you:
You’re a practical person and will choose a secure job with a steady income. Knowing what you like to do is important. Find a regular job doing just that and you’ll be set for life.
How do you view success:
Success in your career is not the most important thing in life. You are content with what you have and think that being with someone you love is more than spending all of your precious time just working.
What are you most afraid of:
You are afraid of having no one to rely on in times of trouble. You don’t ever want to be unable to take care of yourself. Independence is important to you.
Who is your true self:
You are full of energy and confidence. You are unpredictable, with moods changing as quickly as an ocean. You might occasionally be calm and still, but never for long.
The next day after our falls escapade, it was all rainy and muddy at mainland but we braved the sea and crossed it for something equally awe-inspiring scene.
From mainland, the San Miguel Island is just a 30 minute motor boat ride away. That is, if the boat you boarded is as slow as the one we had. It was just 5.6 km away (so says the GPS).
10:05 We left the port. There were 13 adults and 3 kids. Four out of the six of us (myself included) were all new to the place. The motor was loud but I was glad it wasn’t my mother asking me to do something for her, or to clean everything in front of her. That noise was going to take us to an unspoiled paradise (you heard that phrase a million times before, but trust me I’m not using that phrase when I don’t mean it).
From the Tabaco City port, the water is gray. Then you will soon see it change to green, then blue, then back to green. But you won’t see it change back to gray.
You can see Mount Mayon from the shore. 800 meters from the shore where we landed, we occupied a small cottage. From there, we had a clear view of the mainland even though it was raining. (It wasn’t a rain rain. It was just a drizzle.) It was fun that I didn’t get a tan but I sure missed the sun during our stay there. We left the island at 15:00.
Yep, that majestic thing behind me is Mount Mayon. I see it everyday, from San Miguel is a different candy.
I may look like I’m not hurting, but…
Everyone (Lorenz behind the lens). That’s me flashing the NatGeo sign. Fan forever.
You may think this is all fiction and make believe, but this stairway appeared to me in a dream. Oh, wait. It appeared twice.
But I’m not writing this to write something paranormal, I’m writing this to tell how my summer started.
The first time I heard about Vera Falls, I wasn’t interested. It was two years ago.
This year, I had the chance to be there. The whole trip was unplanned. I was just right there at Urie’s place, browsing my Tumblr dashboard when Lorenz came and asked us if we wanted to go somewhere. And this somewhere just happened to be the first thing I’d want to happen in my summer. Nope, it wasn’t Tokyo, it was Vera Falls, and it’s really hard to get there so I was expecting there would be less people there (which means there would be enough water for everybody! YEY!). Does Vera Falls ring a bell? If it does, then you probably know how august the place is. Colossal rocks wait to meet you once you get there. And once there, your jaws will suddenly become heavier and attracted to the ground. I was thinking, “Maybe if I were interested enough two years ago, I would have learned that it was, though it didn’t sound like it was, really awe-inspiring.”
I’m not exaggerating. Don’t let me exaggerate because I really don’t need to.
When we got there, my expectations were realized. And it was even better. We were the only ones there. Translation: More water for everybody!
That’s me on the right side of the photo, yep, that skinny dude that’s the last thing you’ll notice in the picture is me! That body of water at my back, uh, well, that’s where you want to go. Clean and clear water will invite you like you’ve never bathed in any other place before (Wait, that doesn’t make sense. If you haven’t been to any place like this, let me ask you one thing: Why the heck are you still alive? Really. WHY?)
13:45 We left Urie’s place aboard a Ford pickup. There were six of us: Urie, Lorenz, Jeffry, ate Marisce and ate Nina. Lo was on the steering wheel. From the base land, it was an 8 kilometer ride to the top. It took us more than thirty minutes to get there.
14:15 There were endless camera flashes and the water never calmed down because we were all over the place. Trust me, I have never seen a clearer body of water before that day. We were alone in the place. Just us and the screaming water. Yep, the whole place was loud because of the water. I had the chance to see how deep the water was and it made me jump out of there. I’m guessing it was three persons deep. That may be an understatement, even.
16:30 We all left while still all drenched out. We were at the back of the pickup, me, Jeffry and Urie.
18:20 We were homebound after planning the next trip for the next day over halo-halo.
Did some wacky pose at the mini falls. It may not show in the pictures but I was actually trembling from the cold. The water was freezing. Summer-perfect hangout.
Rested at the middle of the way up. While it’s all fun going down before you take a splash at the water, the way up when you’re going home is going to feel like you’re carrying a cross. Everything would feel heavy. But hey, it doesn’t show. Look, I’m still smiling.
That’s the easy part I’m talking about, walking the steps down to the location of the falls. And five minutes after that, the fun part takes place and you want everyone to leave you there so you can build a house near the falls and admire it forever.
I know what you’re thinking: I’ve created yet another post that doesn’t have anything to do with being a Filipino. And you know what? You’re wrong, ‘cause for the second time, the Walt Disney franchise Pirates of the Caribbean features two Filipinos.
Yep. Just like the third film At World’s End, where Filipino Reggie Lee had a supporting lead role, PoTC cast Filipinos in the pirates film.
Daphne Joy plays a mermaid in the fourth film while Michael Rosales plays a pirate in the ship captained by the newest and (they say) most evil villain in the series, Edward Teach (more popularly known as Blackbeard).