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Sacha Guitry once said, "You can pretend to be serious, but you can't pretend to be witty." Oh yes, I'm the great pretender.
(pilot episode: 20 January 2004)

Monday, March 09, 2009

Waiting For A Tsunami To Take Me

Posing for Leigh at Boracay.

Being born under a water sign (Pisces) might explain why I love the beach. I like it for the sheer spectacle that the Lord has created for us, especially the sunset extravaganza. Sometimes I just want to wander off into the sunset. Boracay is wonderful but I still prefer Bohol though—I like my beaches to be a little less hectic and a lot more serene.

I guess that’s what bothered me with Bora. On the one hand, I actually like having the creature comforts that I’m used to right there on the beach too—wifi, familiar fastfood restos, ATMs, a freakin’ mall at the beach, a very lively nightlife that jams Quezon City, Makati and Malate in one long strip of sand.

But on the other hand I see the beach as a reminder that there is a Higher Power, and whenever I stand at the shore with the waves lapping at my feet, I feel so insignificant yet so connected to the cosmos and to Him. And having all these commercial establishments crowding the beach is like Man trying to assert himself with such hubris.

Still carrying a torch for someone?


MkSurf8 said...

"... reminder that there is a Higher Power ..."
a sunset beach experience is always a humbling one for me. also one of the rarest moments i can collect my thoughts in a simple, clear manner.

Anonymous said...

topman ba ang ating official sponsor? dami ko na atang variation ng shirt na yan. pag napadpad ka sa singapore, feeling mo national costume ang shirt na yan. kasi next to the num tanktop, yan ata ang most-worn shirt ng pretty much a lot of guys.

planning my bora trip as well. sana matuloy.