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Life on Repeat


So much can happen in a matter of minutes.

It happened while I stood at Sunset Boulevard in Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte, trying to get away from life and work and work and life. I stood there sharing the whole stretch of the beach with two, no, three persons who later left the beach to myself.

The sky was trying to cheer me up by putting up a show. Very, very slowly, as if giving me time to catch a breath, it changed hues. The colors grabbed my attention. It was pure magic. I was witnessing a beginning of an end, an end of a beginning.

Summer has its own way of tugging at my heart the most. Perhaps because it brings back memories swirling around me like happy shadows. It has its own way of reminding me of truths that I already knew but have somehow forgotten. It has its own way of teaching me to embrace the place, the space, where I exactly need to be.

And so it happened there, right at the moment when life slowed down to the most perfect pace, I fell in love again—with life, with new beginnings…

Posted 4 years, 9 months ago at 9:45 am.

40 comments

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  1. Yay to new beginnings πŸ™‚

  2. I welcome them with open arms, Vera haha!

  3. melancholic…

  4. nag-emote lang hahaha! kumustamos, babaeng brains and beauty? haha!

  5. Magical. I love sunset.. Reminds me of the true essence of life , of challenges, of hopes.. of freedom, of silence and of God’s presence..

  6. Same thing with me, Gracie. There is only one word I can think of when witnessing a sunset: magic πŸ™‚

  7. that place is where i want to be right now.

  8. And how I wish I could take you there nang ganun-ganun na lang, Ms. Kayni. Pag-uwi mo, punta hang Dapitan πŸ™‚

  9. there really are things when we need to be reminded of the things that we already knew but we somewhat forgotten. im glad that beautiful sunset lifts your spirit ms n. =D

  10. Sunsets never fail me, iha πŸ˜‰ So, what’s next after your OJT?

  11. I can relate! πŸ™‚ Sunset has the same effect on me. πŸ™‚ It never failed to bring me down on memory lane. Maybe because the fond memories I had in my childhood always starts after siesta. Mga 3pm onwards was playtime to us. Bahay-bahayan, tumbang preso, sikyo, luksong tinik then when it’s dark outside, Patintero is on!

    Like you, I also have a magical place ( which is Mindoro) and a magical moment ( which is sunset/sunrise ) I keep in my magical world (which is myself).

    More of this magical stuff!

  12. Wow, pareho tayo, 3pm onwards ang playtime. Right after lunch kasi, required kami matulog. Nalaro ko lahat ng games na binanggit mo except young sikyo. Parang di ko yata alam yun hehe.

    Wow, taga-Mindoro ka rin pala. Nadaanan ko lang yan while on my way to Boracay via bus and RoRo, and hopefully someday maexplore naming yan ni Guyito πŸ˜‰ I have a very good friend who also hails from Mindoro. Minsan siguro magpapasama ako.

    Maraming salamat!

  13. RoRo Bus po ba? Sa Nautical highway ang daan nyo? Kung ganun po, nakarating ka na sa amin! Although ang bahay namin ay hindi along national h-way, mga 20-30 meters pa. Doon dumadaan ang mga bus papunta sa roxas port. And then from Roxas port to Caticlan.

    Ngaun kasi may other option na. From Batangas port may 2GO na Roro na, deretso na sa boracay.

    I would love to see Guyito explore the shores and mountains of Mindoro. There is so much in store for you there!
    Excited!!!

  14. Yep, sa Nautical Hiway, Karen, via Roxas nga. Siguro nakita mo akong dumaan dun sakay ako ng Alps na bus hahahaha!

    I didn’t know na meron na palang Batangas to Boracay na Roro. Hmn, masubukan nga ‘yan πŸ™‚

    Busy pa sa buhay niya ang friend ko, pag di na siya busy magpapapasyal kami dyan ni Guyito sa kaniya πŸ™‚

  15. So beautiful Ms. N! Perfect! God indeed has a lot of amazing creations and you luckily witnessed one of those πŸ™‚

  16. Hi Ana!
    Na-miss kita! Indeed, super lucky ako, lagi akong lucky pagdating sa sunsets πŸ˜‰ Maraming salamat sa muling pagdalaw, Ana.

  17. i love the title of this post. sunrise or sunset? i couldn’t tell the difference. anyway, did you use a special lens in taking this picture?

  18. Hello po! How’s the European escapade? πŸ™‚

    It’s sunset po. Dapitan has incredible sunsets!

    No special lens for this photo as I don’t have funds yet to buy fancy lenses. I’m just using the cheap kit lens I got as a camera freebie. At the moment I’m dreaming of owning a wide lens πŸ˜‰

  19. That photo is so romantic. Cheers to new beginnings and new chapters of life!

  20. Yay! Cheers po! πŸ™‚ Thanks for visiting again.

  21. jayvie Jun 6th 2012

    huy Ms. N! nosebleed much! hahaha πŸ˜‰

  22. Jayvie!!!!! Nosebleed ka dyan. Hanu ba, eh simpleng thoughts lang naman yan galing sa isang simple heart πŸ˜‰

  23. You have beautiful beautiful breathtaking photos here in your blog especially this one of Dapitan’s Sunset. πŸ™‚ Truly glorious. πŸ™‚ Sarap pagmasadn ang sunset. πŸ™‚ pag malungkot ako, nag aabang ako ng sunset – kahit papano, naiisabsan lungkot ko. πŸ™‚ there are so many things in SUNSETS that can make us feel delighted… Sabi nga, sunsets are windows to heavens. πŸ™‚

  24. Hi Olan, maraming salamat for your kind words. Coming from you, na-flatter naman ako haha.

    Pareho pala tayo, laging refuge ang sunset. Nakakawala kasi ng mga alalahanin sa buhay.

  25. ang ganda ng picture, as in… at andoon ka, bahagi ka ng transformationg ‘yon… ang ganda rin ng sentiments ng post. πŸ˜‰

    ay bakit sa life lang na in love? sa person, hindi? hihi… hello! πŸ˜‰

  26. San, lagi naman akong in love sa life….at sa person…ay sa people pala hahaha!

  27. Life has every beginnings. πŸ™‚

    Ganda ng sunset. Naalala ko tuloy yung panonood namin ng fiancee ko ng sunset sa Manila Bay.

  28. Naks, ang romantic naman ng moment ninyo na jun at ng fiancee mo. You know, I admire guys na nakakasakay sa trip naming mga girls sa mga romantic moment eklavu hahaha. Siguro talagang may mga guys lang talaga na tulad mo ay ganun din ka-romantic kaya sakay na sakay sa trip naming mga girlalu πŸ™‚

  29. you never fail me with your pics…

    embrace the new beginnings! much love to you miss n πŸ˜€

  30. Yhen! *hugs!* Na-miss kita, iha. Mukhang busy ka ah, at halatang-halatang makulay ang iyong lablayp. Ipagpatuloy yan hihihi.

  31. What a beautiful entry!

  32. Maraming salamat, Iya. Kita-kits around πŸ˜‰

  33. awww i love this post… i love how you shared your experience. moments like that…. ahhhh…

    cheers to new beginnings and for you witnessing the magic of nature unfolding…. when we open our eyes…

  34. Little Sis! Thanks! Sometimes we really just need to open our eyes for miracles like this πŸ˜‰

  35. naalala ko nung hinintay ko din ang sunset sa dapitan. Andun ako naka-upo sa may seawall kumakain ng tempura. haha! Buti na lang mabait si manong driver hinayaan akong mgstay kahit gagabihin na kami pabalik ng Dipolog. Iniisip ko na lang nung time na yon na ang dagat na yon ay dagat din sa surigao para kung sakali nakauwi ako. πŸ™‚

  36. ah, mabait nga si Manong driver. Sabagay, malapit lang naman kasi ang Dipolog sa Dapitan eh. Alam niya sigurong mahalaga sa iyo ang mag-emote nung moment na yun kaya pinabayaan ka na lang niya hehehe
    .
    Mismo, yan ang pakiramdam ko, yung tipo bang yung bawat dagat na nakikita ko ay karugtong din ng dagat sa lugar na pinagmulan ko.

  37. Such a gorgeous sunset! WoW! =)

    and I’ve read your interesting post above as well.. many happy smiling faces among the pupils! πŸ™‚

    Have a wonderful summer, I’m behind on my blog visits, not so much time to stay by the coumputer, that’s why..

    Best wishes, Viola πŸ™‚

  38. Hi Viola! Thanks! I’m behind on my visits, too. I’m now trying to make up for my absence. Thanks!

  39. ang cool. parang napakascenic nung sunset. gusto ko minsan maranasan to, yong nag-aagaw ng liwanag at dilim, nasa dalampasigan. barefooted. habang palakad lakad. haaay.

  40. ay, na-imagine ko ang gusto mo. tama ka, masarap talagang gawin yung ganun. tapos yung naririnig mo lang ay yung hampas ng alon sa dalampasigan πŸ˜‰


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