It’s totally out of context to talk about museums and history in these daunting times. Of traditional drama and biopics. But when my mind becomes a battlefield of existential pandemic anxiety, I always try to look further and deviate. I try to imagine how the future would look back on this trying time of history – the lockdowns, community quarantine, social distancing, and frontliners. I know were no longer the same people after this.
At this time and age, when everything must be driven by logic and common sense, it is rather difficult to fathom Jeong-ho and his decisions. You’ll never understand passion unless you have. How many Jeong-ho’s have been forsaken by society just because they don’t adhere to the constrained standards of success? Artists. Musicians. Poets. Writers. Performers. Even professionals who are having a hard time growing because their ideas are rather off than the rest. Visionaries. People who do otherwise of the bandwagon.
We have all been made to believe in that adage that ‘if we are meant to stay we’ve grown roots instead of feet’ yet here we are, stuck in our homes, waiting for the better days to come.
But if the mountains have taught us to keep moving, it also taught us to persevere and do all means to survive through unprecedented times. And it these moments when we are susceptible to anxieties, let us all remember how we have been honed by the mountains to be able to get through these tough times.
Ask anyone who had been with us on that day we went to Binuthan Cave and they’ll tell you the many times that they could have died from that so called adventure. This is their ‘second life’ they claim. I couldn’t blame them. None of us thought it would be that risky to locate and explore such cave located in Bonbon, Cebu.
I am certain that we all agreed to join that major hike to Mt. Mandalagan not only to witness the unfolding of its beauty, but also to seek rest from everything that have been drowning us – work, responsibilities, personal crisis. Despite the fact that not all mountains can promise some fleeing moments of calm and peace, we bet all our aces in hopes that we’d feel a little better.
What’s with Kawasan Falls? It’s just one of those multi-tiered cascades in Cebu specifically located in Barangay Matutinao in Badian. Yes, it’s known for its mesmerizing turquoise water and natural pool which is ideal for swimming. But why romanticize it? Why such fascination?
But challenge is what makes Calasa Falls beautiful. It takes numerous unfolding before it showcases its splendor. It’s not as mighty and grand like the rest of the other cascades, as it’s unique of its own.
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Everything has its timeline. For how long, that we do not know. But rest assured that nothing can last indefinitely. This too will pass. Give it a week or two, believe me, the issue eventually follows a natural death as it gets trampled with another burning issue. So don’t take everything to the heart (most especially if it does not concern you). Learn the art of kebs.