Friday, December 22, 2006

Anchors Away!

We're going on a Disney Cruise! My mom, my two sisters and I! This is a vacation 365 days in the making! It's a seven-night Western Carribean cruise taking off at Port Canaveral in Florida. We'll be stopping by Key West, Britain's Grand Cayman, Cozumel in Mexico, and Castaway Cay in the Bahamas - Disney's private island resort!

The three of us kids-at-heart are eagerly looking forward to a week of wide-eyed wonder and endless fun. We all grew up on Disney, each of us assuming a character since childhood. Our eldest had always been Snow White because of her love of animals and "little ones" (she happens to be a pediatric nurse). She's also a romantic, dreaming of a Prince Charming that will one day bring life to what she perceives as her dull existence with a kiss without her knowing. Hahaha! (,")

Our youngest instantly identified with Mulan after we saw the movie because it's a groundbreaking Disney character being the first Asian lead and a defiance to the conventional female protagonist with golden hair, an endowed chest and a damsel-in-distress syndrome where the boy saves the girl. She also digs philosophical ideas and words of wisdom, and the film is replete with it being about an ancient Chinese legend.

As for me, my character is the one who whimsically chased his shadow one foggy London night and then flew to the second star to the right with the Darlings. Yup, Peter Pan. Aside from namesake, there's also a little boy in me who refuses to grow up. Voltes V, Transformers and Thundercats still excite me. I enjoy rap music until now. And I can never get enough of the ecstacy getting lost in theme parks.

On this cruise, the four of us will surely have a ball with all the Disney characters in tow! But most important, this holiday cruise is a celebration of Mama's birthday on the 31st. Yes, we'll be out at sea to celebrate her 60th and usher in the New Year!

Aye! Aye! Aye!

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