My girlfriend grew up near the bay and her childhood was spent biking her way to the shore with her father and sister on weekends. Her default answer to my questions on where to spend the weekend is “Let’s go to the bay…”. Her heart belongs to the sea.
She hugged me tight when I told her I booked a night cruise at the bay. That was a year ago.
It was a lovely night with full moon glimmering the sky and glittering the sea, not to mention the changing lights of the city buildings. I silently wished that moment when she whispered I LOVE YOU that I own a yacht so that we could do this together every night.
One Sunday, weeks ago, I showed her our tickets for Manila Ocean Park (http://www.manilaoceanpark.com/). When we got there, the always beautiful Manila sunset greeted us. She turned into a mermaid named Ariel when we entered the oceanarium (maybe I turned into Prince Eric. Hahaha). Magical place. She mouthed I LOVE YOU like a mermaid while pointing at the school of fish passing above our heads.
I felt like I was Prince Eric!!!
We spent the night til dawn at the WHITEMOON bar (located also at the Manila Ocean Park overlooking the bay) staring at the most visible star in the sky talking about our dreams and our childhood. Those days when she biked her way to the bay laughing loudly and non-stop with her father and sister.