Despite the fact I wanted to be a tourist in the city where I was born and spent almost half of my life, I never really got the chance to do it. It was mostly spent catching up with family, old friends and former classmates. Our excursions were squeezed between family visits, lunch or dinner get-togethers. Nevertheless, it was really lovely to see them again after all these years.
Emergency Rescue Unit Foundation (ERUF)
Around 2002, I was trained as a firefighter/paramedic and worked with this noble organisation called Emergency Rescue Unit Foundation or ERUF. I stayed there for over a year before I quit to go back to school. After all these years, the organisation is still in my thoughts and it was nice to pay them a visit when we were in Cebu. I was also there to deliver a donation from Bergens Tidende Grafisk Klubb – a club for designers, graphic artists and the likes at work in which I’m also a member. You can read more about ERUF here or follow them on Facebook.
Inside Base 1 where we were trained way back and also the main base of ERUF. I have fond memories in this place.
The ERUF Training Center, which was opened last 2015.
Family and friends
Meet, eat and repeat. Since most of our get-togethers were in a restaurant or a dinner party, I felt like I gained more than a couple of kilos as we wolfed on the food between reminiscence and laughter. To be honest, I could eat my way in the city, but I had to control myself or else I’m back to being a cow again.
For Odd and I, it’s a matter of reacquaintance, but for my father, it’s his first time to get to know the city of Cebu. I wished I took a lot of photos as I normally would when we travel, but this time it was just, meh.
This concludes the series of our fabulous summer vacation in Cebu! I’ll end this post with this quote: