Twenty-three. Wow. It’s seems like yesterday when I was a troubled fifteen year-old. I’m pretty sure it was this morning that I was a struggling nineteen year old college student. An hour ago when I was a lost twenty one year old woman. Time flies so fast and it is up to us to make the most out of it.
Life as a teenager wasn’t easy, it’s like the story of a modern Cinderella minus the evil mother in-law and stepsisters. Instead, I was sleeping in a crampy old room with chickens to tend to and college is like a palace and diploma is my prince charming.
Fast forward to 2016, I decided to celebrate my natal day with the success that I have achieved in life. It was supposed to happen last year, however, I got a serious backpain which in the end used my birthday money to pay for the therapy. Now, I have no idea how to celebrate my 23rd birthday, but it all came to the point that I decided to spend it at Paradise Island Park and Beach Resort, Samal Island.
I’ve never been there, there wasn’t a time nor a reason to be there even if the place is just a boat ride away. The resort is known to have numerous guests enjoying the best hospitality service from the island. Tourists and locals alike are lured to the simple yet accommodating facilities of the establishment. Then on, I planned our itinerary, invitations and menu for my birthday celebration.
Fortunately, majority of my guests arrived which are the best of my friends whom I long to bond with. Because of our hectic schedules, we decided to celebrate it sunday after my birthday since everyone of us are not engaged in work. I prepared grilled meat and fish the night before, also brought necessary items for our lunch. Little did I know that my friends surprised me a birthday cake!
After lunch, we enjoyed playing simple games and had a short tour around the resort. When high tide came, we enjoyed swimming and having a little girl talk!
Even little successes in life are best celebrated with friends. I am forever grateful to have them in my journey. As we get enough sunshine in our hearts, we slowly go back to the city we called home.
Check out Paradise Island Park and Beach Resort by visiting their website.