under the same sky

Joleen. Filipina. Ninja by day, rockstar by night. I'm a professional masochist, because I love pain. It makes me stronger.

august is almost over and ber months are coming sooooooon

and u still don’t know how to use you’re and your

// sad


VERY INSULTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Corregidor Island: A Travel to Remember

It’s wonderful that I went to Corregidor to see and to know the historical facts there and to have fun with my fellow block mates and other blocks last August 18. This was my first time to ride on a ferry. Believe me or not, I have this fear of riding on any kind of water transportation. However, when I landed on Corregidor, I was attracted by its view and realized that I was able to conquer my fear.

Corregidor is one of the places I’ve wanted to visit for the longest time. I’ve seen amazing photos from few travel bloggers, watched different travel documentaries about how alluring the Corregidor was. I was stunned by remains of historical places and ruins that behold how beautiful and rich our country’s history is.

Corregidor is an island in the entrance of Manila Bay in the Philippines. This served as a focal point for the naval defenses of the capital city, Manila. This island is also known as “The Rock” because of its rocky landscape and the fortification of Fort Mills. Also, the island is part of the municipality of Cavite City. It shaped like a tad pole and partially blocks the entrance of Manila Bay. Therefore, this island is a fortified place to remember the heroism, bravery and valor of its Filipino and American defenders during World War II.

The tourism students of Far Eastern University got the opportunity to visit the island. It was a tour package for Php 3,500. Kind of expensive but it was all worth it! The whole trip was lively, thanks to Mr. Armando, the tour guide assigned in the first tranvia. He’s an amusing tour guide who admittedly spent months memorizing historical lines. He’s also an expert in cracking jokes at that time.

 In the tour proper, I was surprised because there are lots of places to go and activities to do. I was able to visit Malinta Tunnel, Batteries, Filipino Heroes Memorial, Mile Long Barracks, Spanish Light House, Pacific War Memorial, Eternal Flame, Parade Ground and a lot more. The activities available in Corregidor are biking, easy hike, sunset experience, sunrise viewing, night lateral tunnel visit, island runabout, hiking, camp adventure, bird watching, zip line and rock balancing. Since it’s just a day tour, I was not able to do all of these. Though it lacks time, I was able to enjoy the nature and historical sightseeing.

 It was indeed a great tour! I have met new people. I have experienced something new. I did enjoy this educational tour and it was not boring at all. Just like Gen. Douglas McArthur said, “I shall return!”