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And the Journey Begins #11


It can’t get any more inviting than this bench where I wish I’m seated on right now with a friend, spending lazy days and quiet moments, taking in the afternoon sunset, or sharing hundreds of stories, even nonsense ones. Ahh, but life today seems to be getting more complicated. We get too caught up in our lives and in our responsibilities that we sometimes don’t notice there might just be a friend who needs a warm hug and a few silent but meaningful moments with us.

I’ll sit on a bench like that one of these days. I’ll wait for you. You don’t have to bring anything, just your old self.

Posted 6 years, 8 months ago at 7:17 pm.

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  1. another beautiful capture and entry!

    I hope to meet with you at such a place someday, somehow, sis. πŸ™‚

  2. nortehanon Jan 26th 2011

    Ate Becca! Hello there!
    Thank you for the kind words. Yes, I, too, wish to meet you at such a place. Pagbalik mo ng Pinas, perhaps..hehehe

  3. ang sarap sa pakiramdam umupo at makipagkwentuhan sa mga kabigan lao na kung matagal mo ng di nakita..=)

  4. nortehanon Jan 26th 2011

    Hi Jaid!
    Iha, na-miss kita! Tama ka, ang simpleng pakikipagkwentuhan at pag-upo sa tabi ng isang kaibigan ay sadyang masarap sa pakiramdam. Take care at God bless, Jaid.

  5. ang ganda naman nung picture.

    i wish na sana, i could sit there too with a friend then let the time pass while we silently share some same dreams and fears. as usual, the pic and your words stirs my imagination again.

    take care at magandang araw, miss N!

  6. nortehanon Jan 26th 2011

    Maraming salamat, Duking. Nabasa ko kanina ang tungkol sa kamay ni Cain at tumawa ako πŸ™‚ Kay agang pampangiti πŸ˜‰

    Take care at magandang araw rin sa iyo, kapatid!

  7. very beautiful. i felt calm while looking at the photo and reading your entry. i, too, wish for days when i can just unwind and think about nothing.

  8. nortehanon Jan 26th 2011

    I was just at your blog and I was so awed by your being a stroller in Ephesus. Ang galing naman ng trip mo na yan! Parang time travel lang papunta sa past hehehe. I’m hoping you’ll have more of this kind of trip…para ma-share mo uli sa amin ang stories and pics!

  9. that does look inviting miss n! at ang sarap naman tumambay dyan! the place looks nice!

    i missedyou miss n! may bago na pala ako site [the old one is gone]: kumarenggrace.com. please update your link ha! see you there!

  10. nortehanon Jan 26th 2011

    Inviting, indeed! And yes, it’s a nice place, somewhere in the south of Manila.

    I missed you, too, Kg. Congratulations on the new site. Ang cute-cute, halatang girl ang may-ari πŸ™‚

  11. Having the moment on that bench should not be neglected though with this fast-paced world we are in, it’s really hard to have special memories like that. But great moments will always come, just wait. =)

  12. nortehanon Jan 26th 2011

    They always come by, Pao πŸ˜‰ Thanks!

  13. “We get too caught up in our lives and in our responsibilities that we sometimes don’t notice there might just be a friend who needs a warm hug and a few silent but meaningful moments with us.”

    ay Ms. N! sapul na sapul. na-guilty tuloy ako at gusto kong puntahan ang isang friendship ko at yakapin at magkwentuhan tungkol sa boys! hihi πŸ˜€

    kumusta Ms. N? πŸ˜€

  14. nortehanon Jan 26th 2011

    At talagang boys ang pag-uusapan ninyo ha. Interesting topic ahahaha! Sige, gora na sa fwend mo πŸ™‚

  15. Ms. N!!! nagpunta ka sa 400th anniv ng UST? hihi πŸ˜€

  16. nortehanon Feb 8th 2011

    Hi Jayvie,
    Yes, rumampage ang beauty ko dun hihihi. Ang dami nang bago. Medyo sushalan na ang dating niya dahil sa airconditioned rooms hehehe. samantalang kami dati ay nanggigitata sa init hihihi. But I really enjoyed the years I spent there. Mas enjoy ko nga college ko kesa elementary eh.

  17. .. namiss ko tuloy ang kaibigan ko sa manila. there are just people in our lives that we rarely see or talk with, pero once you meet again, it’s just like you’ve never really been away from each other. πŸ˜‰

  18. nortehanon Feb 2nd 2011

    I agree, Rob. Sarap ng feeling pagkatapos ninyong matagal na di magkita. Tapos, pag nagsimula na kayong magkwentuhan, those few minutes pa lang ay sapat na para punan ang mga panahon na hindi kayo nagkasama.

    Salamat, Rob.

  19. awww! may namimiss akong tao ms. N.. ang tagal ko na syang di nakakausap. pag-uwi ko sisigoraduhin kong may panahon ulit kaming magkwentuhan doon sa upuang kawayan sa labas ng bahay nila na malapit sa dagat.

    napahiling tuloy ako na sana bumalik ang panahong yon.

    πŸ™‚ ang ganda ms. N.

  20. nortehanon Feb 2nd 2011

    Hi Ms. Ani!
    Natutuwa naman ako at itong post na ito ay nakapagpaalala sa iyo ng isang taong gusto mo uling maka-kwentuhan. Sana nga ay muli mo siyang makasama at makapagkwentuhan kayo sa kanilang bahay sa susunod mong pag-uwi. Sadyang ang mga puso natin ay nakatali sa mga masasayang alaala πŸ˜‰

    Salamat, Ms. Ani!

  21. need ko din po niyan Ms. N, kausap, kaibigan, bench, awts lang kahapon habang pinabibili ako ng boss ko ng tissue sa grocery sa loob ng ospital, umiiyak na lang ako bigla di ko din wari bakit ang nasambit ko lang, i need a pat on my shoulder, kausap at naibulong while singing, “When I look into your holiness, when I gaze into your loveliness, when all things that surround me becomes shadow in the light of you, when i found the joy of reaching your heart… (worship song po yan nakalimutan ko title)” He’s been a friend of mine from the beginning but why am feeling I need a friend who can sit beside me this very moment. sorry naman dito pa ako nagdrama. be blessed po Ms. N!

  22. nortehanon Feb 2nd 2011

    Hi Pong, I sent tou an email pero di ko alam kung nakuha mo.

    Hope all is well. Basta, tulad ng sinasabi ko sa yo, wag ka lang bibitaw sa Kanya πŸ™‚ Kahit ano, kakayanin mo pag kakampi mo Siya.

    May mga pagkakataon lang kasi siguro sa buhay natin na talagang kailangan nating ng makakausap na kaibigan at mahihingahan ng ating mga saloobin. Yana siguro ang dahil kung bakit you need someone to sit beside you.

    Be blessed, too, Pong.

  23. ur always into something, miss n! i know it gets redundant but i wanted to reiterate even more…ur one of my inspirations in photography. uv got an eye for a good concept and ur photos tell a thousand stories. ur so-called work of art really defy the word “art”

    hihi. uy, nikikilegs. but dats oh-so-true! πŸ˜›

  24. nortehanon Feb 2nd 2011

    O siya, siya, aaminin ko, lumalaki na ang ulo ko dahil sa mga papuri mo hahaha! Ikaw ang may kasalanan nito, ikaw! ahahaha! Uy, seryoso, maraming salamat sa iyong encouraging words. Lalo tuloy ako na-inspire hihihi

  25. in life we just need a bench to sit and feel the graciousness of God. πŸ˜€

    i would want to sit on a bench like that having Him seated next to me. that would probably be the best and the most wonderful conversation i’d ever have. πŸ˜€

    nice ms. n! now it made me miss my friends as well. πŸ™‚

    God bless.

  26. nortehanon Feb 2nd 2011

    I would give up everything para la maglingkod ak dida ngan maka-istorya Siya bisan la pira ka segundo πŸ˜‰

    How are you now? I hope you’re okay na. *hugs* ^-^

    God bless, too.

  27. i’m better na ms. n. πŸ˜€ i’m in manila now na pala. you asked sa blog ko kasi kun hain ak yana. πŸ™‚

  28. nortehanon Feb 8th 2011

    glad to know you’re better na, Pam. So, you’re in Manila na pala. Enjoy dida, ok? Ingat lagi. Ayaw pagkinadto sa Quiapo, Baclaran o Cubao kun diri importante hehehe

  29. oo nga parang ang sarap tumambay dyan at magmuni-muni. nakakarelax!

  30. nortehanon Feb 2nd 2011

    Hi Eds!
    Naku, sinabi mo pa, tama kaβ€”masarap magmuni-muni dyan πŸ˜‰

  31. “You don’t have to bring anything, just your old self.” ka touch nman to :)) karelax ung post nato πŸ™‚

  32. nortehanon Feb 2nd 2011

    Hi Kayedee!
    Natutuwa naman ako at na-relax ka. So, kumusta ka? Kumusta ang lovelife? Ayiiiiii!!!!

  33. Ang ganda ganda ganda ng eksena πŸ™‚ Very inviting indeed. Specially on a cool day like today.

  34. nortehanon Feb 2nd 2011

    Hi Vera! Salamat! Na-miss kita πŸ™‚

  35. the pict struck me the mo i saw it. may something na d ko masabe. basta super like ko yan. me gustong iconvey kc. and super glossy. i prefer panoramic and macro but this is great…honestly ;D

  36. nortehanon Feb 2nd 2011

    Hello there, MommyCool! (I have to agree with you being a cool mommy:) )
    Maraming salamat for your kind words. Yes, ako rin gusto ko nang panoramic na orientation. But for this one, gusto ko po kasing makuha pati yung lighted bulb sa itaas so I opted for a portrait orientation.

  37. Hello! πŸ™‚ What a wonderful photo! And a charming bench. So are your words.. We could have sat there both of us, sharing stories.. πŸ˜‰ I like old houses like the one you’ve got here.. And the green plants..

    Here at my place it’s cold outside.. (but it could have been worse..) about 8 C grades..minus, of course..
    Even if you might not have liked the cold, I’m sure you’ll like a warm greeting and– here comes one right away from me! πŸ™‚

  38. nortehanon Feb 2nd 2011

    Thank you, Viola, for your compliments and for the warm greetings. Yes, perhaps someday, if fate will allow, we might see each other in person and enjoy a chat on that bench. Who knows? πŸ˜‰

  39. supergirl Jan 29th 2011

    this bench seems familiar…. πŸ™‚ nice to finally have time to blog hop again…i missed such place… away from stress …

  40. nortehanon Feb 2nd 2011

    Hi Rona!
    You could have been to that place already since it’s just in Batangas πŸ™‚

    Glad to see you here again.

  41. Another wonderful post Ms. N.

    I hope one day, u will invite me sit beside you. So that we can share stories.

    Takecare!!!

    napadaan lang ako….

    mwahs…and…hugs….

  42. nortehanon Feb 2nd 2011

    Hi to you, khyshelle!

    Hmn, yes, perhaps someday..who knows? πŸ˜‰ Remember I’m fond of giving surprises hahaha!

    Salamat sa muling pagdaan. Take care, too!

  43. Sarap ngang tumambay jan…magandang tingnan sa umaga nakakatakot sa gabi hehehe…saan to?

  44. nortehanon Feb 2nd 2011

    Uy, Jag! Na-miss kita dito πŸ™‚ Pasensya na’t nagpapahinga madalas ang blogging life ko hehehe. Don’t worry, hindi ito nakakatakot sa gabi kasi maraming ilaw dyan hehehe. I took this photo somewhere in Batangas.

  45. given the chance, gusto ko rin ng resthouse sa province tapos ganyan yung aura ng bahay. wag lang sana may mumu. hehehe.

  46. nortehanon Feb 2nd 2011

    Uy, may bisita uli akong keso! πŸ™‚
    Ah, siguro naman walang mumu dyan hehehe. Yes, sarap nga ng may resthouse sa province. Pero, ang gusto kong resthouse ay hindi in the thick of trees kundi sa gilid ng dagat πŸ˜‰

    Salamat sa muling pagbisita!

  47. super busy kasi. walang time mag hop xD

    matanong ko lang teh. ikaw gumawa ng theme mo?

  48. nortehanon Feb 8th 2011

    haha! oks lang.
    Ah, itong theme ko ay bunga ng malikot na pag-iisip ng isang blog designer haha!

  49. malikot din isip ko kaso busy sa ngayon walang oras magedit ng css/php.

  50. nortehanon Feb 8th 2011

    haha! sige lang, ok lang yang malikot ang isip, basta productive πŸ˜‰

  51. cute ng pic at touching naman ang text mo.

    yes, sarap magkwentuhan habang nakaupo sa komportableng upuan na may mahusay na ambiance.

  52. nortehanon Feb 2nd 2011

    Hi Hoshi!
    Thanks!
    Ewan ko lang kung komportable nga ang upuan na yan kasi solid na wood talaga at walang foam hihihihi
    Belated happy birthday pala ha..err..advance happy birthday na lang pala hehe

  53. salamat sa advance greetings mo! hehehe

    hindi mo mapapansin yun basta okay ang kausap mo at talagang nasa kawalan ang iniisip mo.

    heheheh

  54. nortehanon Feb 8th 2011

    You’re welcome, Hoshi πŸ˜€
    Hehehe oo nga, pero hindi kaya wala kang maisagot sa kausap mo kung nasa kawalan ang isip mo? hehehe

  55. you will wait for me?? πŸ˜‰ hehehe. sige.. ill bring my old self. tama nga naman amidst all the busy-ness… we might not know na we have a friend out there.. who needs a hug.. or our unconditional love found in silence or by just being together. πŸ˜‰

  56. uy,salamat sa pagdalaw,nakiusyoso din sayo..you’re from northern samar? mister ko dyan probinsya nila sa catarman. i lived also in tacloban….
    hoping to sit with you sometime on that bench…

  57. nortehanon Feb 8th 2011

    Oh, hi iya!
    Yes, I’m from Northern Samar. Taga-Catarman pala mister mo. Catarman is the capital town. Have you been there already? Marunong ka na mag-Waray? hehehe

    Yes, perhaps, we can sit on that bench someday πŸ˜‰

  58. -ssf- Feb 3rd 2011

    ganda ng kuha πŸ™‚

    oo nga minsan kahit di kayo magsalita basta magkatabi lang kayo, ayos na

  59. nortehanon Feb 8th 2011

    Salamat, beautiful ssf. Oha, may adjective pa talaga yan hihihi

    “Kahit di kayo magsalita basta magkatabi lang kayo, ayos na”>>Korekness!

  60. medyo na busy kc ako hehe cnxa din hehe…mram tlgang interesting plces sa batngas…kung hei fat choi!

  61. nortehanon Feb 8th 2011

    Haha! Okay lang, Jag. Natutuwa nga ako at naisipan mong dumalaw eh.

  62. Tama! ang sarap nga maupo sa ganyang bench… magkwentuhan ng kahit ano, magrelax kasama ang kaibigan or pamilya… siguro mas masarap pang magpaduyan duyan, at damhin ang preskong hangin… πŸ˜€

    Rejuvinate, relax and revive lalo na sa mga stress moment…

  63. nortehanon Feb 8th 2011

    “Rejuvinate, relax and revive”>>I like this, parang patalastas lang ng shampoo hehehe

  64. Don’t worry, I’ll be there. Hahahah! *hugs*

  65. nortehanon Feb 8th 2011

    Haha! Thanks, AC!

  66. isa itong paraiso

  67. nortehanon Feb 12th 2011

    Yes, Carla, isa ngang paraiso lalo na sa mga taong mahilig sa nature.

  68. nice! ang galing ng kwento ng picture.

  69. Napadaan lang po, sa kapa follow ng link. Ang ganda ng site nyo. Inspiring. Hidden Valley na ang susunod kong destination. Kelangan lang ng makakasama hehe. Tnx at nalaman kong may Hidden Valley pala…nagustuhan ko din ang The Girl and the Guy:)

  70. nortehanon Feb 21st 2011

    Hi eseem!
    Welcome dito sa blog ko. Natutuwa ako at dinala ka dito nung mga link na ini-stalk pina-follow mo aheheh πŸ™‚

    Maraming salamat sa iyong encouraging words tungkol sa blog ko. Na-appreciate ko talaga. Sana’y samahan mo ako nang madalas dito πŸ˜‰

    Balitaan mo ako kapag nahanap mo rin ang Nakatagong Valley hahaha!

  71. Hahaha…hindi ako stalker, slight lang hehe.
    …well mapapadalas aq. You’ve got a fan.
    Katuwa, parang hidden treasure din ‘to;)

  72. nortehanon Feb 22nd 2011

    Haha! Thanks, eseem πŸ™‚

  73. cool place to see .. i hope one day i will visit this place looks like i will relax my self here πŸ™‚

  74. nortehanon Feb 22nd 2011

    Hi Mona, a cool place, indeed;) Thanks for the visit.

  75. 10 years ago na yata nakalipas nung huli ako napunta dito. dami na siguro pinagbago.

  76. nortehanon Mar 1st 2011

    Balikan mo uli, Anney! πŸ™‚

    Salamat sa pagdalaw at pagkomento. See yah around!


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