A Dream Come True
A place where love is in the air, where peace and beauty pervade the atmosphere, where nature's perfect fusion of the sun, the sea, and the sands can be seen. Where can we find a place like this in our country currently rocked by confusion, economic crisis, and natural calamities? Being just somebody from the southern part of the country, it is really very easy for me to imagine many wonderful places in our fatherland yet very hard of finding ways of realizing it. Yes, before, I just kept on daydreaming about the places wherein at first, I thought is very impossible for me to reach. But I was wrong. It is because unexpectedly, a one of a kind opportunity comes my way-to be able to have a trip to one of the places where I longed to visit-the island paradise of Boracay through the National Schools Press Conference to be held at Kalibo, Aklan. Upon meeting this opportunity, I never hesitated of grabbing it. By February, I went to Aklan together with my fellow student-delegate by a ship. The ship anchored at the pier of Ilo-ilo. From Ilo-ilo, I rode on an airconditioned bus for almost six hours and finally, I reached Aklan. I'm very excited for the activities that I will be doing there. And my excitement was added when the regional delegation head announced that together with my co-delegates, I will be going to Boracay the following day. During that night, I can hardly sleep.
I can't forget that date-February 18,2006, when I took my first step on one of the most wonderful tourist spots and the country,s pride-the Boracay Island. It was also when I had my most wonderful experience as a student. From Kalibo, Aklan, I rode on a van for an hour until I reached Caticlan. From Caticlan, I rode on a boat for fifteen minutes going to Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan. I was immediately fascinated with its white sand, its beaches, and its people. Together with my other student-delegates, I had my shopping at the "Tiangge" and I also had my picture-taking at...
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