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Bye, Shangri-la Mactan.

I am enjoying a last few minutes on the balcony before ceding its ownership to the next guest. We’re near enough the airport so we’re not screaming at one another to board the shuttle now now now.

This has been a relaxing break for me, regardless that we’re here for work. There’s something about staring at the slow sway of tree tops and the procession of waves to and back again from the horizon that makes meetings more palatable, and in truth just a little less urgent.

We’ll be back in Manila by lunch.

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As seen in Cebu.

Jesus is my jeepney driver:

CnT lechon (roasted pig), “The Taste of Cebuanos:”

A cloudy day in Cebu still manages, with little effort, to soothe the spirits:

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Meeting in Mactan.

With only three hours’ sleep, I rushed to the airport to be on time for my 9:00 am flight to Cebu, where we were to stay at the Shangri-la Mactan for the weekend.

This is a huge resort, where the artless sprawl of palms belies the expert and extensive landscaping that included trucking over the white sand that lines the beach. Aside from ourselves, there are many Korean families and the Solvay Pharma group from Kazakhstan. (I kid you not.)

I’ve had too much shrimp. Is that possible?

The Moleskine reporter notebook has this to say:

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