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Our Summers


One look at this picture and I see my self walking down familiar footpaths on summer days— that footpath going to a nearby hill where I used to listen to the grass on early mornings or that footpath going to the nearest seashore where I used to sink my feet into the wet sands and watch the playful waves wash them away.

Ahhh….summertime!

I smell pinipig in the air and hear the merriment of the whole neighborhood celebrating a fruitful harvest…

I smell barbecue in humble beach huts…

I smell good food from overfilled pots…

I hear children laughing, playing bahay-bahayan….

I hear chaotic households, reverberating with pulsating laughter of family members celebrating reunions…

I hear chants, cheers, and drumbeats in basketball courts…

I see children taking naps in front porches…

I see children gleefully enjoying hammocks under the trees….

I see families picnicking and laying in the grass…

I see grandparents lazying around on lawn chairs…

I feel warmth from hugs of visiting cousins, uncles, aunts, friends…

These and many more are my summers and your summers, too. And within them we find solace…and comfort…and love.

(Feel free to add some more.)

Posted 7 years, 7 months ago at 5:49 pm.

15 comments

15 Replies

  1. ganyan po ba talaga kaganda ang beach sa inyo ms n?

  2. nortehanon Mar 4th 2010

    Iha! Namiss kita dito 🙂 Maraming ganyan kagandang beach sa amin pero ‘yan ay kuha ko sa Palawan.

  3. Si RP ba kasama mo sa summer trip mong ganyan? Hihi.. 😉

  4. nortehanon Mar 4th 2010

    ay sus, 48 years kong pinag-isipan kung sino ba itetch na RP na tinutukoy mo. di ko na-gets agad! ahehehe. ang una kong naisip ay Republic of the Philippines! hahaha!

    No, si RP ay di ko isinasama sa beach. Kapag sa beach, si Jack Johnson minsan ang kasama ko hehehe

  5. Ano ba yan teh, pati ba naman kay Jack Johnson kahati pa rin kita??? Wahahaha. 😆

    Kumakanta pa naman ako ngayon…

    ….Not so many things we got to do
    or places we got to be
    We’ll sit beneath the mango tree, now.. 😀

  6. summer is just around the corner
    sending glistening rays of the sun
    over playing waves across the shore
    leaving smiles on burnt faces
    and memories to cherish for the rest of our lives

  7. nortehanon Mar 4th 2010

    huwaw! napaka-poetic naman. Salamat, salamat sa dagdag. Ikaw, I’m sure kahit walang glistening rays of the sun ay smile na smile ka talaga lalo na sa mga araw a ito 😉

  8. hindi naman masyadong inspired eh noh?! haha 😀

  9. ahhh, cheers to summer lovin’…ang ganda ng photo!

    stay cool as always, dear sis N! 🙂 TC
    *HUGS*

  10. ang ganda ng picture!
    nakakaexcite magsummer.
    nakakatamad na tuloy mag-aral! gusto ko na magbeachhhhhh! yeah!

  11. Hay summer. Nakakalungkot na pag summer. Dahil ngayon na nagtatrabaho na, di lang basta basta pwedeng sumama sa lakad ng pamilya. Hay.

    🙂

  12. hi ms. n! namiss ko dito. haha.
    mas gusto ko talaga ang summer kesa sa rainy season. maliban sa sandamakmak ang available na prutas at yummy halo-halo e may kakaibang positive vibes talaga para sakin ang sikat ng araw. wuhaa! summer na! 🙂

  13. Hayyy…miss ko na naman Pinas. Someday dyan na lang talaga ko…ang aking sinilangan. Ummmm summer na…sarap mag halo-halo sa tabing daan.

  14. grrrrr!!! weakness ko talaga ang mga ganyang views kaya parang gusto ko na namang maligo sa dagat sa buong maghapon. lagi kasi brownout dito eh. grrrr!

  15. ang sarap jan sigurado kiber si haring araw kung ganyan kaganda ang view… kahit magbilad ako maghapon!


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