Sunday, November 23, 2008


I am an accidental tourist. Never did I dream of becoming one. Of course we would love to do some touring on the side, while having break from work. But it is my work that has brought me to cross the sea channels of Bohol and Cebu City two to three times a week.

But today is different. I am staying at home. At least for today, I get to rest my nerves from travelling and give them a break from the subtle roar of the sea fastcraft engine.

Today, I get to watch shows on television as much as I want until my eyes droop. I get to stare all day long at the television without worrying of ward calls or of answering the phone for inquiries which are not for me. Today, I get to lie on my bed all I want, without worrying of being awakened by the nurse for a new admission. Today I can be what I want to be and do what I have been thinking and wanting to do while I am at the confines of hospital duty. Today will be just for myself.

But that won't be for long. Because tomorrow awaits, and I take on my role again of being the doctor-turned-accidental-tourist. But I ain't complaining.

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