Women of Negros Island were always known to handle the finances of the family. When difficult times arrive, they are at the vanguard – creating and inspiring others to follow them through crisis after crisis. Now, with the Covid19 pandemic, they’re rolling up their sleeves again and leading with new and innovative businesses.
Punta Bulata Empress Royale Miren Zayco downsized her 70th birthday from 150 guests to 5 due to the quarantine lockdown! It took her almost a year planning on celebrating this milestone year with family and friends jetting in from everywhere and bringing them to Punta Bulata Resort in Cauayan, Negros Occidental.
After a week into the cruise, I was enjoying our suite more than ever. There was the 24 hour room service that could serve an American style club sandwich or a juicy steak in the comfort of my bed watching the frightening numbers of Covid-19 rising globally or the spacious and airy verandah looking at the grandeur of nature while listening to the splash of the waves meditating on God’s mercy and protection.
How I wish that our provincial and city tourism offices would take notice of these columns I’m writing during this pandemic so that they can learn a thing or two and plan ahead for the reopening of Negros Island to tourism when this purge that started from China is over.
Suddenly, we woke up to hand sanitizers greeting us on our way to the elevators. Also, every entrance and exit to all restaurants on board the MS NOORDAM was blocked by smiling staff all holding hand sanitizers. There were crew members nonstop wiping the door handles, elevator buttons, toilets and rails leading to the food area with decontaminants.
“Personal Unconscious” ponders on the indivisible wholeness of beings and is the first solo exhibition of Faye Abantao which features an interesting mixed media collection and art installation. The basis for the title is Carl Jung’s personal unconscious that states that “everything of which I know, but of which I am not at the moment thinking”.
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