Meeting in Mactan.

With only three hours’ sleep, I rushed to the airport to be on time for my 9:00 am flight to Cebu, where we were to stay at the Shangri-la Mactan for the weekend.

This is a huge resort, where the artless sprawl of palms belies the expert and extensive landscaping that included trucking over the white sand that lines the beach. Aside from ourselves, there are many Korean families and the Solvay Pharma group from Kazakhstan. (I kid you not.)

I’ve had too much shrimp. Is that possible?

The Moleskine reporter notebook has this to say: