A few months back, I thought I was going to have to be holed up in my apartment and just watch the world online. Not only it racked up more pesoses of Veco bills with the A/C in 24-hour mode and the desktop (sorry, I’m Jurassic like that!) turned on all the time, but I’ve been living my life vicariously through others. Their Facebook albums and blogs account for all the adventures they have had from traveling, to discovering new watering holes and getting new relationships. There is nothing in the world that I love doing besides blogging – shopping comes to mind, too – but the best part about blogging is to turn off your desktops, gain material and festoon the streets with your presence.

With Cebu so thriving and alive all the time, it is hard to turn down everything that comes your way and I try to make it rudimentary to not miss anything. Until the Earth Hour 2011. Before you think that I am not making any sense (I’m getting there so sit back down), Earth Hour is an annual event that encourages the world to turn off their lights for an hour and just conserve energy. It sounds so globally noble to achieve something as efficacious as utilizing resources that does not use so much energy. For an hour, the entire world was conserving (again) energy to take action on climate change. For an hour, my friends and I were at Cowrie Cove Shangri-la to watch the sky lanterns, drown ourselves in bespoke cocktails and lounged at the patio while Dj Bong Durano entertained us with chill house music.

Earth Hour 2011 Cowrie Cove

Cowrie Cove Earth Hour

I had material to last me for two months but after Earth Hour, I suddenly wished the lights are not the only ones that need recharging. My tired weary soul also needs to rest for a while – hence, the reclusivity. Sometimes I think that Earth Hour shouldn’t be just for lights alone. We ourselves are sources of energy and to stretch it so much can make a person declare a burnout! After the lights were back on, some people stayed behind for the free flowing shmocktails, others came home with prizes given away by Sony, etc, and the group trooped to the Penthouse Cebu to catch their second anniversary party. Read about the full feature here.

Penthouse Anniversary

DJ Dankann, the genius who did the remix of At The Edge of This Mountain and Shine was spinning and I spotted Jericho Rosales’ gwapo head. Ah, welcome to Cebu. Thank you Shangri-la Mactan, A-List Events, and the Penthouse Cebu.  My article on the Earth Hour 2011 has been published at the Freeman News last March. Please read full text here. I guess you could say that I’m back, recharged and perhaps ready to take on my next cheap holidays! Ha. Posting them soon. Toodles!