Contemplating on Life's Purpose at Q-Park


Roman Catholics celebrates the Holy Week every year. It is a depiction of the life of Jesus Christ's discipleship, death and his resurrection. During this week, devotees spend time to reflect and repent on their sins. They even travel to distant places for Via Crucis - following the journey of Jesus to Mt. Calvary.
 
"It was a worthy uphill climb for this sight."

An immaculate place in the northern part of Cebu is a portrayal of such faith. Q-Park in is a place where Catholics can spend their Holy Week. Located in Buluang, Compostela, Q-Park's accessibility is convenient enough even for the city-dwellers.
"First Station of the Via Crucis"

Purpose and Destiny in Q-Park
How did I find my purpose and destiny? I rediscover my fate in Q-Park during my Senior High School Recollection. It was an allusion that came to me in a very ordinary form.

Way back 2005, I became a facilitator in a certain university. I could pretty remember my strict mentor. She was a strong woman with conviction. Being trained under her supervision was a delight for me. I was so meek and silent before. Nonetheless, being under her guideship, I became a replica of her - strong and independent.

After 13 years, destiny allowed me to meet a significant person.  She became an instrument for me  to reconnect myself with my purpose. She reminded me about my mentor before. She was a strong woman who values life and education. She stood in front of me with conviction. Her name was Sister Sandra.

Senior High Recollection at Q-Park
I could still not contain my disbelief when I finally talked to her. We shared the same sentiments of students' values and attitudes. By fate, I found out that she was the mentor of my mentor.

Right there and then, I was able to connect these intangible strings. Sister Sandra reminded me of my life's blueprint. My purpose is to pass on the values and attitude that can make the world a better place to live. The simple recollection reawakened my desire to serve and be a good example to others.

On Servant Leadership
For me, the goal of a leader is to serve with the right heart. A heart that is never selfish and unkind. A leader is someone who knows how to govern oneself and ready to serve others. Being an educator for 13 years, I become a servant leader. Sister Sandra reminded me how a heart of a servant leader overflows with love. She saw in me that I have the heart of a volunteer who is willing to serve.

Facts and the How to's on Q-Park:
1. The "Q" in Q-Park means Quisumbing. A prominent family in Cebu owns this park.
2. It is in Brgy. Buluang, Compostela. If you are from the Cebu City,  take the bus or jeepney with Compostela signboard. Ask the driver to drop you off at the Q-Park junction. It has a blue sign to the left side of the road near the waiting shed. The fare is 25 pesos.
3. From junction, you need to take a motorbike ride going to Q-Park. Its fare is 30 pesos. A private vehicle is much preferable because it's an uphill and downhill ride.
4. It doesn't have any entrance fee and people can come and go as they please.
5. Bring extra clothes, food and water if you wish to do the station of the cross and climb up the stairs going to Mama Mary.
6. If one wishes to stay overnight, they have cottages and a campsite. A cottage could accommodate 4 people. It is air-conditioned and has a great overview of the hills.
7. Q-Park is a good place for retreat and "alone" time. It is a perfect place to reconnect with your spirituality.
8. It a preferable venue for recollection. It doesn't ask too much for a fee. A simple donation will do.
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