Sibulan, Dumaguete, Younger me
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SIBULAN, now I remember that place where I spent my summers as a kid. One of my most favorite places in the world. It is where I learned to swim (at the age of 5 in the ocean because its 5 mins away from my granparents' place). Back in Manila, I usually remember Sibulan everytime I smell twigs burning and every time you can almost taste the wind in your tongue through your nose. I just cannot put into words how nostalgic the smell is. hehe. But anyways some of the memories that I remember from Sibulan is having poop in my undies (i was still young at that time) and my cousin was really laughing because I smelled like poop the whole time that we were in the park. Well ok fine.
This was where I also honed my Visayan speaking skills.. but unfortunately I can only understand the language but I cannot speak it.
Those childhood memories will always be a part of me. There's no definite time as to when I can visit Sibulan again.
I was not aware of it before, but Dumaguete is a place where locals are aware of their carbon footprints. Siliman University Students and teacher have been educating the locals for over aperiod of time. The result of their hard work is Apo Island. Apo Island has one of the most diverse marine life and one of the most beautiful reefs in the world. Years ago, with the help of the locals, Siliman students and professors proposed that fishing around Apo island should be prohibited. A lot of mountaineers also frequent the province because of the rich and beautiful mountains that surround Dumaguete.
things to do in Dumaguete:
1. eat suman/puto/budbod
2. listen to my Grandpa's chickeNs
3. Drink some recreational alcholic drinks..
4. go to apo island for a colorful snorkeldoodles
6. eat @ joe's inatok (im not sure if its inatok or inasal)
7. drink some SI @ coco amigos(their nachos..hmm yumm are the best!)
8. go to bahura resort in Dauin.. for a private time with nature..
9. visit the twin lake at lake balinsasayao.. ahhhh "splendid mountains"
10. visit the dolphins in Bais and have a picnic @ the sandbar.
11. on your way home from Bais.. be sure to drop by Tanjay for their famous Budbod (sticky rice)
12. hangout at mike's dive shop and be swept away by his friendly staff.
13. did i say that the tempura in rizal boulevard.. ayyy the best...
14.. plus don't for get to go to HAYAHAY.. for affordable seafood must-haves, cheap booze and visit the local retail store.
15. i can go on and on and on but you have to go there yourself.