A slice of kiwi. A cup of hot chocolate. A gummy bear. A piece of doughnut or cupcake.
A bright sunny day. A melodic sound. A soft drizzle. A lovely splash of colors.
An encouraging word. A pleasant smile. A kind hand. A soft kiss. A warm hug.
Then & Now
Before the online world, it wasn’t like this. We take photos, have the film developed, and then store them in photo albums. When friends, family, or visitors drop by, we show them the albums and reminisce about those days. There were no concepts of likes and hearts. People just went through the albums, commenting at times and just browsing through others. We just showed our pictures to a limited number of people.
Now in this world of instant everything, we post photos as soon as they are taken, for everyone to see. I guess that’s where people started having issues about how those who project the archetype of the “Online Cool Girl” (or Boy) can be shallow or pretentious because not everybody can maintain that. Reality also means responsibilities, adulting, and not always picture-perfect days. Thus, when others always seem to see a curated gallery of someone, they would either appreciate it or feel a bit inadequate and annoyed at that other or perhaps feel both. Not everybody would admit to the latter though.
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Somewhere off the beaten path, you find bits and pieces of yourself.
As the year comes to an end, which path will you choose to take next?
We love our bread. We love our butter. But most of all, we love each other.
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Allow these pictures tell you a story of their own.
A beautiful rock formation
The view every morning
Where the land and sea meet
At the bottom of a cliff
Fresh and delightful
The way to a beautiful sanctuary
Saying hello to Nemo and Marlin
A Sea Cucumber
From island to island
Overlooking Las Cabañas Beach
Fresh coconut by the beach
Las Cabañas Beach
Then again, there is truly nothing better than to see it for one’s self.
The next day, we were off to another early start as we availed another island hopping tour, Tour C. This time around, we had a more private boat as there were only three of us together with a Filipino couple who arrived the day before. I must say that though the first tour had such amazing snorkelling sites, this second tour had wonderful beaches that I could never forget.
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It was 7:30 am the next day when my friend and I headed down for breakfast without waiting for our French friend who was still sound asleep. A Badjao man approached us while we were eating, offering us pearls and pretty stones. I bought a pair of pearl earrings even if I knew I could buy one in the city as well. The charm of the beach worked on me and it would be my personal souvenir for this trip. The three of us finished eating on time as the tours always began at 9 am. We paid for our Eco-Tourism Development Fee and joined the rest of the tourists in the boat.
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