No matter where I’ve been, there is something about this place that tugs at me.
Somehow watching the sunshine and the children playing on the beach with not a care… brings happy memories.
It’s nothing much to look at, just a simple fishing village on an island.
But it’s one that says “this place is yours” every time I visit.
I carry within me anywhere I go. Nice to know there’s a corner in the world waiting for you anytime.
Place in the World
“Smile through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You’ll see the sun come shining through for you.”
– from the song “Smile” composed by Charlie Chaplin
“This man God raised on the third day that He may be visible…”
– from the Acts of the Apostles
Church of Christ The King, Quezon City, Philippines
“Life is getting up an hour early to live an hour more.”
– Author unknown
Whoever said this was up to something.
I am not normally a morning person (specially on weekdays!). But when the weekend comes, there is nothing like getting a head start on the sun.
It is an hour’s drive, but it’s worth it!
(At the crack of dawn in the province of Laguna in the Philippines.)
Panglao Island, province of Bohol in the Philippines.
Everybody knows a little place like Kokomo
Now if you want to go and get away from it all
Go down to Kokomo
– The Beach Boys, “Kokomo”
(Alona Beach, on the island of Panglao, province of Bohol in the Philippines)
“There are two seasons in the country, the wet season and the dry season, based upon the amount of rainfall. The warmest months of the year are March through October.” (Wikipedia)
For locals, “summer” means March to May when temperatures are highest, the sky is bluest and the water is clearest… the best time to cool down on the beach.
The day closes on a fishing village on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines.
It’s peaceful, calm, and I’m far away from worries.