There are also mangrove tracts and seaweed plantations nearby, for those who are interested in such plant specimens.

The developer had his credit card set to end upon his passing, meaning all items currently subscribed to his card would become invalid. Soon, we will have this world in our grip…” He walked out of the conference room as giant banners hung from the walls.

The Philippines, being a country archipelago of islands and seas, have naturally wonderful beaches, some of which are famous the world over.

James played the game once, but thought nothing of it.

But one day, in searching for a remake of the game in higher detail, he came across the site “Ariane 2: Dateless wonder”. The story was almost a complete copy, but Ariane looked so real. He would no longer pleasure himself to the game, but rather treat Ariane as though she was real, talking to her, stroking the screen and even passing it over some of his food.

Windows were smashed out and the door had weird symbols carved into it, of a child holding a knife behind their back and a head in the other. James even had his own photo, framed above the computer saying in Latin “Ad nostram numerus unus fan, sit ille Requiescant in pace ...” It looked as though it was an epitaph, almost like a reef hung by a coffin. He stared at the monitor as he found an animation program running as well as a few others, including a strange one with the symbol as an icon called “Insania Resurgens”.

James clicked onto the animation program as he deleted all the work on the update, re-uploading Ariane as she slowly rose from the dead.

He began nicknaming her, never going to work, never watching, not even eating.

He just sat there, in his filth, with a beard forming around him as his baggy eyes grew bloodshot. For some reason, however, Google maps only pointed to a small shed just on the outskirts of where James lived.

Beaches like Puerto Galera, Boracay, and the various beaches in Cebu rake in tourists from around the world all year round because of their pristine and cool blue waters and fine, white-sand shores.