My favorite number 5 led me to my favorite color. It was a billiard game that had 5 as the luckiest ball and its orange color was like a rolling sunshine. From then on, …T-shirt, slippers, toothbrush, a keyholder… everything orange invaded my room.
And SUMMER is the time to have them out with me as I go on island hop.
Here is more of my Take 5…
5 on-my-backpack Holy Week journey:
· Get to where Magellan had the first mass in Magallanes, Agusan del Norte to the Easter Sunday celebration in
· Visit the oldest churches in the Visayas and the nearby beaches: Boljoon in
· Away from the un-Holy Boracay is the country’s Holy Week Island: Guimaras
· Discover the tranquility islands near
and back to the magic of Siquijor!
5 best listeners for PEACE-OF-MIND sessions :
· Keiko Shimada of L’Arche Punla, situated some 3000 km further South in the city of
· Marvin Flores, Class of 2009 Valedictorian of
· Gentle and kind Sanda Fuentes of Orientwind will inspire you to go an adventure underwater or over mountains or on a lake.
· Fashionista spirit with budget care! This is what you will discover when you go on “ukay-ukay” shopping with Rona Valente of Veronica’s Closet.
· Beyond the academia, Dr. Marge Udarbe Alvarez of
5 places to have the best Lenten season diet:
· Sonya’s Garden in Tagaytay
· Green Haven in Cagayan de Oro
· And if you can only afford a pedicab ride from home, try the vegetable kebab of Boston Café in Dumaguete – an echo of
5 secrets to uncover:
· The stories of the last of the Pastor sisters in Dumaguete’s Casa Blanca
· The angel-witch power orientation by Kitty Taniguchi of Mariyah Gallery
· The history behind every part of the house of Karl Aguila in Andulay overlooking
· The old house without stairways somewhere up-there in Siquijor
· And a bit of the “Taj Mahal” parallelism in the story of Sariland in
5 moments of nostalgia within Oriental Negros:
· Experience the sunset in Basay
· Go inside
· It’s simply spiritual when on a blue boat around the
· With a friend at Café Binfico at Silliman Hall
· And a wish of truth at the mountain slope of Canlaon after chasing all the five waterfalls…
Or simply take 5 minutes every morning of your life and define it with the way of your heart.