I am fond of city life so much -- the lights, the noise and everything that builds its name. But today, I have realized that a different world is better for my mind, heart and soul. Someday, I would love to wake up in the sound of waves, under the heat of the sun, with the taste of the sea and with the texture of the sand. Someday, if the heavens above will not allow my dreams to grow in my hands, all I want is to have my own space in an island and live in the simplest way that I know. It is totally different from my main goal in life but I know, happiness will find its own way to stay in the place that I consider as my new home.🌴🌊🌞🏊
My first dream adventure in Macau was the last thing I did -- and achieved -- before I flew back to the Philippines. Ever since I saw this Macau-Taipa Bridge, every cell that I own immediately fell in love with it. I was thinking if it is impossible for a person to go to the island of Taipa from the island of Macau Peninsula through walking on its side roads because people are not allowed to walk on the two other bridges from its right and left side. By the time I confirmed that it is possible, the adrenaline started to rush through my veins and did not stop commanding my neurons to force me to do it. However, I was busy doing other activities, visiting other places and happily wasting my time with nothing (hahaha). Furthermore, I was also waiting for the right time -- and perhaps, the best time -- for me to do it. Until before the day of my return in the Philippines came -- and I left with no choice but to turn that dream into reality. I prepared myself -- I was equipped with one liter of bottled water, a Chinese bread, a handkerchief, an extra shirt and a set of strength, passion and love for this. At 5:30 in the afternoon, I was already at the mouth of the bridge, ready to begin my walk but I did not start until exactly 6 pm. It was a sunny day; the wind was mild; the temperature was 31 degree Celcius. Step after step; photo after photo. Thought after thought; song after song. Finally, I was victorious with my goal to walk on this three-minute drive bridge. I could take it for 30 minutes but due to many extra-curricular activities, I made it in an hour -- with the skies were already dark and the city light were already on. More than being tired, what I felt were satisfaction and happiness. It is because once again, I gave life to another dream trip of mine. And in another chance, I proved to myself that I can do things on my own -- with the guidance of the Lord from above.
So another dream adventure of mine in Macau just turned into reality three days ago -- when I reached this red pagoda that is standing at the feet of a mountain along the lips of the sea. It took me almost an hour to finish this trail that started from the part of Cheoc Van Beach to Hac Sa Beach. It was a very hot day but I endured that heat for a goal that was always lingering in my mind. And thank God, I did it all by myself. PS. Now I know I am stronger than ever.