Past week was like a purgatory to me. Of course I am exaggerating but it was not really nice at all. I have deadlines to beat for my children’s book illustration project and surely I won’t be able to meet the deadline.
To break the tension and all that, I decided to join my dear friend Ate Neth and her family to a day trip in Corregidor, that historical island which was battered by wars our great grandparents might have witnessed.
We are to meet at the port in Manila Bay by 7AM. I don’t if I was too excited or hype because of lack of sleep the previous days that I was there by 6AM. Waited for them to arrive and had breakfast in Starbucks.
So we rode this small ferry that I am quite impressed because it was air conditioned. Yup! It was. Though it started sailing quite late than scheduled, the travel was smooth. For almost an hour and 15 minutes, I dozed off to neverland and unable to catch up on some historical and geographical infos the tour guide was stating.
Facts that I remember from the trip:
• Corregidor from my recall of history classes has always been referred to be part of Bataan. BUT it is part of CAVITE. (To hell with Zaide… ARGH!)
• It was a non-residential island, I think since 1950’s.
• The difference between a mortal and a gun: well, aside from the size (mortal is HUGE, it’s those barrels we see in books that depicts Corregidor), a gun shoots straight, but a mortal shoots in trajectory
Ok. Since this happened a few weeks ago, I can’t remember some details anymore. But as any tourist is, I took pictures to preserve some moments and memories to any place I’ve been to.