Bed Peace @ Bolabog Beach
“Sail Out basically means being free. Go with the wind… you know.. like a sail boat. And I think that’s really important when it comes to peace… inner pece specially. You can’t help anyone else if you don’t have it together for yoursel.” – Jhene Aiko
When I was in Boracay, my good friend/cousin introduced me to Jhene Aiko and her albums which I love since then, because her lyrics and her “slow down movement” which she talks about in the below video, speaks so much about a lot of intangible things and her personality too. and she talked about peace in her Bed Peace single with THE Childish Gambino. I know that it doesn’t speak so much about what she said above, but since I heard her music and songs, i’ve really thought about the kind of peace that I wanted.
Rightfully, I was really able to slow down during this trip. We all know Boracay to be a bit chaotic, crowded and noisy, but there’s this secret hotel and beach in the island that allowed me to think about a lot of things other than the bikini and outfit I’ll be wearing on a night out, or the waterproof makeup that I have to prepare.
A friend that I met in Boracay, Andy, allowed us to hang around outside his hotel room, where there were beds and pillows and all. i stayed there for quite a while, watched the sun rise which was an amazing view after a night of rave. My room at Manila is closed (I don’t have windows LOL) so this was such a great feeling.
I got that sense and thinking of what really matters to me, settling with that, but pushing for it despite the so many things and battles in my mind. I’ll sail for sure, but I need to have peace.