Burning with Passion - and of course the Heat of the Sun
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Start of Day : Sunrise of Marinduque
We caught a stray Moriones
If smiles are worth a dollar each, Marinduque will be a rich province
Living Life La Vida Loca But With Passion
To the Island and Back
There are places that feel so familiar from the moment you step into its bosom and be welcomed by its open arms. I felt the same with Paris and Montreux when I was flying in and out more than 10x in a span of 30 months.
I had the same feeling coming to Marinduque.
Although this time this was not because of towering love edifices or white capped mountains, but the smiles of the people of Marinduque. Disarmingly different compared to other places in the Philippines, the smiles are so genuine, you know you will be safe in its arms.
So when we started the GK Youth Build program last Monday, after waking up at 5 in the morning and travelling from Ortigas to Dalahican in Lucena , Quezon for 2.5 hrs, and to Balanacan, Marinduque for another 2 hrs, all the rigors of the road trip and the unfamiliar movement of the ferry, were all swept away as soon as we saw the giant statue of Mama Mary at the mouth of the port of the heart shaped island.
So today kicks off the first day of the rest of our lives. We are all excited at the prospects of what is in store. Excited, anxious, and just happy to just be there. We are just letting go, loosely opening our stance, and just ready to be cradled in the arms of Marinduque.