It’s been awhile since I posted on my website. Let’s just say, I was busy living my life, trying to get a hand of it and living in the real world. 😉 Now, I am back in the blogging world and ready to share my travel adventures. It’s a tad late but I like this challenge.
Living in the real world can turn you into a robot. You live by routines/schedules to a point that it gets monotonous. The solution? Escape. Escaping from reality can be as simple as doing a staycation and staying IN bed the whole weekend or it could mean doing something fun. My idea of escape is going to the beach to chill out and zone out. The photo above is from a recent escape to Chaweng Beach in Koh Samui. It is the famous beach in Koh Samui but I was able to find a peaceful spot to just lie down and enjoy the sun.
I was on the lovely island of Batanes when I saw this animal grazing at the edge of the slope. I was so amazed that he wasn’t scared at all and was just too happy to eat all the grass. The buffalo even tilted his head and was observing me as I was taking his picture. How cute is that?
It was my first time to visit Cambodia and the tour guide on the boat suggested to watch the sunset on the floating restaurant at the floating village. I, together with the other tourists, waited for the sunset on the viewing deck while sipping beer. I was surprise at how big the sun looks on the sky. I was even more surprise when the huge sun was setting in the middle of the sky! Whoa! Talk about surprises! 🙂
Delicate. Something that requires careful handling. It can also be marked by daintiness of color, lines, or proportions. A flower is something that comes to my mind when the word delicate is mentioned. The photo above shows a picture of a water lily growing in a pond. It shows how delicate and stunning it looks against the backdrop of leaves and water in the pond.
Summer heat fizzles. Green leaves turn brown. Leaves fall. Temperature drops. Raindrops turn to snow. Snow melts and temperature rise. Flower blooms and leaves appear. These are the things that marks the changing of the seasons. The photo above shows the sun setting and illuminating the leafless trees scattered around the park. I stopped to take this photo to remind me of how amazing our world is and how lucky we are to witness miracles like the changing seasons.
To photographers, dusk and dawn are referred to as the time of magic. It is the time when everything ordinary looks magical because of the changing colors of the sky. In that short span of time, the naked eye can see different shades of color from yellow to pink to purple. The photo above was taken at dusk when the sun was hidden partially by the clouds and mountains. After a few minutes, the sky turned dark but the magic of sunset still lingers in my mind and in my heart.
A flower bloom is a sign of hope, of new beginning and of renewed life. It is a sign that we are given another chance, a clean slate, to start a chapter. Forget the past mistakes and failures but never forget the lessons learned. Everybody is given the chance to rise every time we fall. But it is your choice to stay on the ground or when to rise from the fall. You are the master of your destiny. Don’t ever forget that.