I went to… wait for it, my Friendster account, and saw a lot of photos there that had me going through my old folders and files, looking at photos. I love looking at my photos from the year that I spent living in El Nido. It was the happiest times in my life, I suppose. Life was simple. We went to work everyday, went out island hopping, taraw-climbing, trekking to waterfalls, visiting inner baranggays on weekends. Work was light, so we had time to go out at night to hang out at Balay Tubay Bistro and have long talks over coffee at restaurants by the beach, read books and watch movies we had not time to read and watch. We ate six times a day! I was, I suppose, at my best there. Weight-wise at least. 😉
On my way back to Manila in April of 2006, instead of flying out directly out of the Lio Airport via ITI, I took the bus going to Puerto Princesa and dropped by Casa Rosa in Taytay, then-owned by the Blasselle family, whose three kids were then my students.
And finally a photo at Ka Lui in Puerto Princesa, my all-time favorite restaurant in that city.