The Awesome Sipalay Sunset


It was one of those times, when you thought you lost everything when suddenly you drop everything and realize you have everything.

It had just been a couple of weeks when I had arrived from Germany from the very inspiring multimedia and online journalism course of the defunct International Institute for Journalism. Right away, I was busy as the rest, trying to make sense of the month late deadline due to the fact, I had left for the course.

In the confusion of things, we noticed a day later that my laptop – where I stored all work, was gone. Now one every know where it had went but an evidence of people using my beloved device captured by the anti-burglar software I had installed. Those precious Germany photos gone. 🙁

No matter how many sighs or whine can ever bring it back so we in the office had a bright idea of just taking a road-trip – even though Sophia (the car) had some trouble earlier.

The plan was just to really take a dip and watch the whale sharks in Oslob. When all of a sudden, nobody wanted to go home but stay in this posh island resort just close by.

But then again, that didn’t stop us from driving some more. Initially to drive our good friend Noi to his port, but when we asked the ro-ro company how much it cost for Sophia to get to the other island, we were in luck. It cost only about Php1200 and the return is free!

We spent the night in Dumaguete and decided to take the scenic route the next day to Bacolod City.

It was a very long drive, this scenic route, and we were sure we will arrive in the city late at night so we decided to stop by Sipalay Town in Negros Occidental.

There is a beach in this town named, Sugar Beach (Negros is mostly sugar plantation maybe they also want the beach to be sugar). This particular beach was hidden from view. We had to take a banca to find this resort.

As we grabbed our sumptuous dinner, sun showed us how much we are truly blessed.

To this point, Sipalay has one of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever saw.