Hi everyone! It's been a while since I last updated you with my thoughts. I'm here now to relate to you some of my thoughts out of nowhere.
October 2010, I had a privileged to watch the film version of my favorite book. It's Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love. I've been dying to see the movie since the day it was advertised. I was even more ecstatic that Julia Roberts will be the one playing the lead role with James Franco on the line-up. I had all positive reviews of the book, I read it when I was still in college when a friend lend me her copy. I fell in love with it. I imagined that if ever Hollywood would come up with a movie version I will definitely not miss it. And alas! Early 2010, I got a news from my friend (the same friend who lend me the book) that there will be a film version. I was really excited. It was shown in the US, August 2010 if I'm not mistaken. I tried downloading torrents so I will be able to watch it first before it began its showing here in the Philippines. But unfortunately, I can't find a good copy. So I just waited for October 6, 2010 (the release date of the movie). I asked my cousin to come with me in watching the film and she obliged. Yey!! We watched, and after watching, I felt that the book version is way better. There are moments in the book that were not captured in the film. But I have to give credits to Julia Roberts for acting so well. What can I say? She's Julia Roberts. After watching the film, I told my cousin that I want to do something like what Liz Gilbert did. I want to have my own version of Eat, Pray, Love.
After watching the film, I told my cousin that I want my own version of Eat, Pray, Love. I want to have my own version of soul searching. And now, 2011, I'm making it come true. February 27, 2011 I went to Tagaytay, supposedly by myself alone. But my mom thought I am still a kid that I can't go on my own. So she and my uncle came with me. It's fine. I got little time though to think things over since it's just a sunday getaway. Somehow, I was able to think things over. I went to People's Park in the Sky, watched couples flirting, families having fun, while my mom and uncle's waiting for me at Pink Sisters. It's quite relaxing for me. I love Tagaytay so much, even if people think that it's becoming overrated. It's "bitin" for me since it's just a 1-day getaway. I need more. Tagaytay would be my Pray part on Eat, Pray, Love.
This coming March 26, I'll be going to Zambales, I'm going Island hopping, go to zoobic safari, watch people surf in Zambales' amazing waves and just have fun. And unfortunately, my mom asked my cousin to accompany me. Ha! She still can't believe that I can do things on my own. Maybe it'll be my Love part in Eat, Pray, Love. Haha, I don't know. Come what may. :) No drama for me on this trip, I hope. Hehe.
Come April, I'm heading to Quezon province, our real province. I love it there. It's so serene. People are really accommodating. I never get tired of going to Quezon. It's one of my favorite places. If you are familiar with Polillo Island, the island that's on the news everytime we have a really strong storm, yes. That's where I am going this April. I just love my mom's hometown. I love the people, their deep Tagalog accent that I can barely understand, their foods, the beaches, shoreline, everything about the Island is so amazing! I love how my granny cooks food. She can still cook, go to the market, walk fast, do house chores and a lot more even if she's already 82. She's our own wonderwoman. And that will be my Eat part on Eat, Pray, Love.
On May, I will be in Cebu, my mom and I will have our mother's day date there. :) Come June, I will be heading to Baguio. I still don't know what to do there. Come what may again. :)
So there. I'll update you again after every trip that I'll have. Let's all have a good spirit! C'mon people! ♥