Tuesday, March 22, 2005

I Want to Ride My Bicycle

It's been over three months now and I'm well on my way to my transformation to a full-time bum. I'm not nearly as settled in one place as I would like to be, but I guess that's what happens with me hoping around from place to place.

After Davao, I was in Dumaguete briefly, then in Manila, then back to Dumaguete. I spent a week in Cebu, and now I'm back once more in Dumaguete. And I may have to go back to Davao again.... Not exactly what I bargained for, but hey, one rolls with the punches.

I finally bought a bicycle, a nice little number from KHS. It's a hybrid mountain bike and country bike. Twenty-one-speed, and the seat is very comfortable. I only bought it last Saturday, and I've been using it every day since. It was a tad more expensive than the other models the dealer was selling, but I think it was well worth the money.

Buying the bike is symbolic. I'm sort of going over a hump, in a manner of speaking.

I guess what I'm really looking for is some sort of routine. That's what I'm still trying to establish. Riding my bike is one part of that routine. I'm hoping to fall into some pattern. I don't know why. I guess my mind takes comfort in that.

This morning, I rode up to Silliman beach to take a dip. Unfortunately, it was low tide and about 30 meters out, and the water was only calf-deep. I'll try my luck out again tomorrow.

Beaches in the morning. Not a bad routine to get into.


  1. I love strolling through parks and riding bicycles under the trees. Manila is not a city conducive to these things, but I hope someday to find a place where I can have fun working and relaxing.

    Although you haven't settled down yet, I'm glad you've found some breathing space and are finding yourself again.

  2. Mornings on the beach are not bad indeed.

    Buying the bike is symbolic. I'm sort of going over a hump, in a manner of speaking.

    Ah... I am reminded of our conversation over Y!IM one time. It is a season for most of us I guess. *shrugs*

    by the way, we missed you at yesterday's watermelon party!