Since I was blogging about my Cebu Travel, the recent one was when I realized I can't get enough of Cebu! Not yet! Why Can't I Get Enough of You! Cebu! was really my cry. I also shared my Canyoning/Canyoneering Experience in Cebu here. And well, back in 2014, I've shared my encounter with the gentle giants in Oslob here. What I haven't written was our trip back in 2012 when we visited Sta. Fe, Bantayan Island, Cebu! So here, I am making this throwback (not thursday), post for Bantayan! Another destination in Cebu!

I've always been in love with nature. And beach is part of nature, I have an inclination with beaches. I just love stayin on it, playing and just witness sunrise or sunset! Bantayan was my first Cebu trip!

We stayed in a cottage (one room) with comfort room and a terrace. It's in a resort in Sta. Fe, I forgot the name of the resort, but it was a good place to stay. Internet wasn't that strong, but at least there is an internet. 

Beach is also one of Bantayan's tourist attraction. It's undeniable that we've enjoyed the view and the beach!

Of course, it's a small island and we can't let our days in Bantayan be wasted without going around the Island. 

We visited old church, mangrove plantation, a some places where we could just connect to nature. We even took a picture in one of the great scenes in their street. Where green trees formed an arc of the street, and it feels like we were entering an enchanted place. 

Bantayan is a one great haven for relaxation and getting connected with the universe once again. I am blessed to have experienced it before Typhoon Haiyan (not sure with the spelling) came and destroyed some parts of it. 

I am sure though Bantayan right now has recovered. It would be fantastic to revisit the place. 🙂

Our Bantayan Island trip was supposedly just for 1 and a half day then we wanted to go to Camotes, but because of a storm that time, we were stranded/stuck in Bantayan. Still we were thankful we were safe. And was still able to go home on time. Camotes! Wait for me. You've been so elusive since then. I'll have some time to visit you soon. 🙂

A man made an appointment to see his doctor. "Doctor," he complained, "everywhere I touch seems to hurt lately. Am I getting old or just senile? If I push on my knees here, I hurt. I push on my stomach and I hurt! I press on my head right here by my temple and that hurts too! What's going on?"

The doctor called for a full body X ray.

An hour passed and after evaluating the X rays carefully, the doctor returned. Stroking his chin, the doctor slowly began, "I think I've found the reason why everything you touch hurts."

"Well, tell me!" the man anxiously replied.

The doctor pointed to the X ray. "Your body is fine, but your finger is broken."

Our attitude is like that finger. If our attitude stinks, everything around us stinks. If our attitude is good, everything will seem fragrant!

How is your attitude? Is it like a bad odor that follows you more pleasant? Take some time right now to evaluate yourself!

Evaluating My Attitude

1. Am I a lifelong learner? Or have I allowed my position in life to determine that I no longer need to learn?

  • Do I value learning?
  • Am I teachable? Humble?
2. What is my attitude toward problems, authority, family, and money?
3. Generally, how do I respond to what happens to me? With worry or calm? With a good attitude or a bad attitude?
  • Do I view setbacks as stepping-stones or excuses?
  • How do I react when the odds are against me?
  • How would I rate myself in stress/worry?
  • Do I suffer from ailments (e.g., stomach upset, headaches, tiredness or broken relationships) that indicate critical attitude, stress or worry?