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Where I Left a Piece of Myself


I was thereβ€”in the right place at the right time. I was there when the sun started to paint the horizon in a blaze of crimson light. I watched silently, smiling, as everything around me overflowed with beauty, as the last whisper of the shining sun slowly made way for the stars to hold court.

Now as I remember that late afternoon in the port of the town of Biri, I feel joyful and blessed for having had the chance to witness a slice of God’s handiwork that capped one of my most memorable days. That moment, that golden hour which lasted for just few minutes, was a gentle reminder for me yet again that life is so exquisitely beautiful and is so much worthy of living and celebrating.

Posted 6 years ago at 5:43 pm.

48 comments

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  1. nakakarelaks talaga tumambay dito sa blog mo. The pictures and words just go well together. Sana ang buhay parang nortehanon.com, nakakarelaks. :))

  2. nortehanon May 19th 2011

    Visyel!!!!! Nakaka-miss ka! Where have you been, iha? πŸ™‚ Musta na?

    Naku, salamat naman sa iyong kind words. You know, masyado na kumplikado ang life nating sa araw-araw. Kaya ako ay humahanap na lang mga magagandang bagay sa paligid para mapagbalingan hehehe

  3. Miss N. thanks for reading my post. ang ganda ganda naman yun sunset jan sa Biri! napahinga ako ng malaliiim. God bless!

  4. nortehanon May 20th 2011

    Hi Laser,
    You are welcome. It’s a pleasure to have bumped into another good blog in the blogosphere. Will try to visit your blog as often as I can.
    Yes, maganda nga ang sunset na inabutan ko sa Biri. I hope lahat ng magiging sunset doon ay ganito lagi kaganda. God bless din!

  5. what a great shot of the sunset! ang ganda ganda ganda!

  6. nortehanon May 20th 2011

    πŸ™‚ Napangiti mo ako, Ms. Grace πŸ™‚

  7. Nakakainggit talaga ang mga encounter mo sa nature N. I hope I’ll have the chance to experience what you’re experiencing now πŸ™‚

  8. nortehanon May 20th 2011

    Hi Enjoy! Bakit naman hindi? Every day is an adventure for me, and every day is also an adventure for you. So you are already living your adventure πŸ˜‰

  9. ang saya ng blog mo πŸ™‚ sana pwede ako pumasok sa monitor at paglabas ko, nasa places na ako sa pics! kaya lang very Sadako naman ako pag ganun. anyways, nice blog πŸ™‚ add kita sa links ko ha? πŸ™‚

  10. nortehanon May 20th 2011

    Hi Zai! Salamat. Natawa naman ako dun sa Sadako part ng comment mo. Bigla ko tuloy na-imagine na lumalabas ka ng monitor ala-Sadako hehehe.

    Salamat sa pag-add. Sige, i-add din kita.

  11. i can’t stop looking at this sunset. beautiful!

  12. nortehanon May 20th 2011

    πŸ™ Thank you, Kayni.

  13. Wow Ms. N that is a great picture. I so love it. Ang ganda. You’re lucky to have witnessed that scene. It’s God’s gift.

    For sure you’ll enjoy Batangas as well but if you’ll have the chance, please visit Anawangin po.

  14. nortehanon May 20th 2011

    Salamat, Sey. Indeed, it was God’s gift. And you know what, it is all the more a surprise for me because my friend and I went to that port not to catch the sunset but to buy some eggs for breakfast the next day πŸ˜‰

    I’m traveling to Batangas this weekend because I’m joining a family affair at the beach. My relatives (mother side) have chosen Batangas because most of them are coming from Manila. I would love to visit Anawangin. Pero di ba sa Zambales siya? πŸ™‚

  15. Ganda Ms. N!

    Namiss ko na rin kumuha kapag sunset.

  16. nortehanon May 20th 2011

    Saalamat, Marco. Para hindi mo ma-miss, go na, take na uli ng pictures ng sunset πŸ˜‰

  17. napakaganda naman ng sunset. sarap pagmasdan

  18. nortehanon May 20th 2011

    Hi Khanto! Salamat sa pagbisita.

    Sadyang maganda ang eksena sa langit kapag sunset. Kung puwede nga lang na mag-abang na lang bawat hapon sa paglubog ng araw πŸ™‚

    Kita-kits around πŸ˜‰

  19. ang ganda Ms.N, kailan kaya makapasyal jan? πŸ˜€

  20. nortehanon May 20th 2011

    Akala ko’y sino ang kumakatok sa pinto ng blog ko, ikaw pala haha! Naka-datkom ka na kasi kaya hindi ka nakilala ng blog ko πŸ™‚

    Salamat, CM. Madali lang namang pumasyal dito eh. Pero kelangang uuwi ka muna ng Pinas hehehe

  21. Grabe. Ang ganda po Ms. N

  22. nortehanon May 20th 2011

    Maraming salamat, Ginoong Kulisap.

    Galing ako sa bahay ni Mommy Kaye. At parang nahagip yata ng camera ang mukha mo πŸ˜‰

  23. parang may naalala akong old treasure dahil sa pic yung manunggul.

    mahusay, madamdamin ang iyong kuha.

  24. nortehanon May 20th 2011

    haha! Hoshi, mukha bang nakalagay sa ibabaw ng manunggul jar yung mga taong nagbabangka? Hmn, oo nga ‘no? hihihi

    Maraming salamat, Hoshi. Talagang madamdamin ha? hehehe

  25. .. huling bugso ng liwanag ng paglubog ng araw, kahit ako miss n mapapatigil kung ganyan ang masasaksihan ko. πŸ™‚

  26. i’ve seen many sunsets but this is the most beautiful of all. i wish i was there.

  27. where was this taken? pag ako, hindi lang piece of myself iiwanan ko pag ganito ang scenery. hehe. ^_^

  28. nortehanon May 26th 2011

    Hi there, Ginoong Ka Bute πŸ™‚ Welcome po dito sa blog ko, maraming salamat sa pagdalaw at pagkomento.

    I took this photo in the town of Biri. Hmn, napaisip ako kung ako pa ang iiwanan mo dyan bukod sa piece of yourself πŸ™‚

    Kita-kits po around.

  29. super like!!!

  30. nortehanon May 26th 2011

    πŸ™‚ parang sa facebook lang πŸ™‚ sana nga may super like sa fb hehe

    Thanks, Kikit!

  31. Wow naman. Ang ganda. πŸ™‚

  32. nortehanon May 26th 2011

    Salamat, Ginoong Ahab πŸ™‚

  33. Ganda! napupuno ang puso ko ng paghanga sa ganda ng kalikasan. Salamat sa mga kamera dahil nagkakaroon tayo ng alaala kung gaano kaganda ang paligid.

    Parang pag umaakyat din ako sa sand dunes para hintayin ang paglubog ng araw, ganyan din ang nararamdaman ko.

  34. nortehanon May 26th 2011

    Salamat talaga sa camera. Hindi ko alam kung kelan uli ako makakakita nang ganitong sunset. Meantime na hindi pa ako nakakakita uli, itong picture lang muna na ito ang titingn ko πŸ™‚

    Sana, isang araw, Lyn, yung sunset naman sa sand dunes na inaakyatan mo ang makita ko πŸ˜‰

  35. How romantic! I have never seen this kind of phenomenon. Parang ibinuhos ang isang galon na pintura! The colors are reflected all over the ocean.

    I could feel the joy!

  36. nortehanon May 25th 2011

    Mommy Ebie, oo nga, nakakatuwa yung color. Tama ka, parang pintura lang na ibinuhos, a ixture of red and orange.

  37. it’s very beautiful and breathtaking. Is Biri still in the Philippines? I miss our sunsets there, they are beautiful almost year round. You always make me want to visit our homeland.

  38. nortehanon May 25th 2011

    Hi Ms. Betchai. Yes, Biri is in Philippines. It’s one of the towns in my province. I’m sure you’d love it there πŸ˜‰

    Halika na, uwi ka na sa Pinas! πŸ˜€

  39. wow.. such nice view!~

  40. nortehanon May 25th 2011

    Thanks, Tim!

  41. hello Ms. N, ang gusto ko dito napakagaan dalhin ng mga sinusulat nyo, para akong bumalik sa bahay namin, relax at masaya. πŸ™‚

  42. nortehanon May 25th 2011

    Hi Ms. Ani, naks naman, gusto ko yang mga salitang yan “Para akong bumalik sa bahay namin, relaxed at masaya.” At natutuwa akong you liken my blog to your home. Salamat. Feel at home ka lang lagi dito, okay? πŸ™‚ Ano gusto mo: juice, coffee, tea?

  43. What a beautiful sunset! The fiery red sunset seems like kissing the horizon!

  44. nortehanon May 31st 2011

    Hi Sheng!
    Salamat. Sana nga araw-araw ay maging witness ako ng ganyan klaseng sunset πŸ™‚ Wishful thinking lang hehehe

  45. Spectacular view, the image in itself is a “poem” matched with your poetic description.. Amazing!

  46. nortehanon Jun 9th 2011

    Kuya Ronnie,
    Welcome po dito sa blog ko at maraming salamat sa iyong pagdalaw at pag-iwan ng comment. Maraming salamat din po for your kind words na talagang super appreciated ko πŸ™‚

  47. ahh, sunset,
    just give me a glimpse of it and all will be well.
    it’s one of the reasons why I travel.
    thanks for sharing your deep thoughts…
    I can instantly feel the sincerity and honesty on every line…which I find really rare on the blogosphere nowadays.
    Keep it up!

  48. Hi yodz,
    You are kind and generous with your words. Thank you so much.
    Pareho pala tayo, a beautiful sunset (or sunrise) can make everything feel alright πŸ˜‰


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