the last time i spent the Holy Week outside Manila was way back in 2006 when we went to Pangasinan. so this year, as early as January, i already decided to spend it in the island of Marinduque.it was Wednesday afternoon when we traveled to the port of Dalahican in Lucena from Alabang. a three hour bus ride from Metro Manila. upon arriving at the port, people were already lined up to buy tickets for the trip to the island. we expected the crowd since it was peak season. there are three major ports in the island of Marinduque. one in Cawit, one in Buyabod and another in Balanacan. since we are going to the capital town of Boac, we chose to take the trip via Balanacan port since it has the shortest travel time by boat.we took the 11:45pm schedule RORO (roll on roll off boat) M/V Torrijos. we chose the airconditioned accomodation as we were planning to take a good rest. surprisingly, upon reaching the room, it was already full. some were already sitting on top of the cabinets inside the room.we learned that some of the people inside the room has the non-aircon accommodation but decided to take the aircon accommodation instead. making it full. we then asked that ship inspectors that we should have a decent seat since we bought our tickets for that accommodation. but according to them, they cannot do anything. they will just ask the people with a non-aircon ticket to pay an additional payment and it's up for us to just sit anywhere.it was really disappointing as it made no sense of buying an aircon accommodation since in the end anyone can occupy the aircon accommodation seats even without a ticket. so we didn't slept during the three-hour trip. good that the person infront of us chose to talk to us and cheered us up. he said that this problem was already raised several times against the ship's management but problem still reccurs.we arrived at the Balanacan port around 2:30am and took a 40-minute jeepney to the capital town of Boac. Nadz and i decided to do the topload ride and it was one of the best jeepney ride because of the beautiful nightscape of the island as displayed by the beautiful moonlight.