This is my first time that I document my trip by sketching.
And I can tell you that it is a rewarding experience — to view the places you’ve been to and translate it into art. We have our own individual way of interpreting things. You look closely to the things you sketched, spend time with it, and eventually that thing you’ve sketched becomes a part of your memory.
I carry my camera every time I travel. This time I added a sketchbook and a small lightweight watercolor.
The image above shows my setup before the trip.
On the right, there’s a camera and a tripod. And beside it is my bag containing my shirts, charger, and many other things.
The T-shirt on top of my bag is placed outside because that’s what I will wear going to the island.
On the boat, they run a movie so the passengers won’t get bored.
The orange girl is not watching the movie. He is talking the guy beside him (not included in my sketch).
There are two LED displays on the boat. We are on the left side. The other LED was on the right side.
I was surprised that they are showing different movies on the two. So people watch the LED where they are near at.
The movie displayed on our side is a Hercules movie. I don’t know the exact title, but I know it was a Hercules movie. But on the other side, their movie seems funny or something like a thriller or action because people are shouting and laughing. Maybe it was a Jackie Chan movie? We want watch that movie too.
It’s not everyday that we see a media personnel on the boat 1-2 meters from us.
That blue-shirt guy in my sketch watching the movie was actually a news reporter. And along with him is a camera man bringing this huge camera mounted on that robot-like tripod.
The room where we stayed has a veranda.
Sitting on those table and chairs is so relaxing because of the see breeze. We are staying on what they call “Garden View”, so there are plants near our room. But aside from that, this is also placed in front of our room:
A children’s playground.
This is the front view of our room.
It actually extends more to the left, but I did not include it in my sketch.
Breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner. Their restaurant offers variety of food, and I can’t help notice the huge chandelier hanging on the vertex of the roof.
And this is the portion of the restaurant:
The boat we ride going home is not as comfortable as before. It’s a different boat. This one is smaller.
It’s hot and my sweat’s dripping. We transferred to the side of the boat where we can view the sea and hopefully refreshes us with a cold air.
I stood up and as I turn to the right, the duffle bag I’m carrying hits a kid.
I touched the kid and apologizes. Good thing he’s okay.
This is the view when we transfer:
It’s still hot, but at least we got a nice view of the sea.