It may have been a stormy Saturday and Sunday and the sun only graced us for a few seconds but decided to hide himself during the entire weekend, still, it was one of the sunniest vacation, and surprisingly, cheapest. The waves in Pundaquit beach in Zambales (Philippines) were powerful, intense, relentless but awesomely fun. Despite looking so ominous, the sea was actually with us for the merriment, splashing water on us, knocking us on our feet, and pushing us away and then dragging us to the sea. The sea even pulled a hilarious joke and surprised us with a mini-tsunami and knocking most of us off our feet, falling like we were comedians in a beach slapstick comedy. Luckily, the funny mishap was all captured on video.
|Photos by Julius Mendoza |
[July 30, 2011]All Rights Reserved
I wish we could all smile through the storms and see the best in people. Let go and learn to respect our individual choices. Go through all the ups and downs, stand up when we are knocked over, and learn to laugh when life give us unexpected, amusing and sometimes annoying surprises. Wouldn’t it be nice if we bring the sunshine wherever we are? No storm can withstand a happy disposition and the right kind of determination. I wish I had this attitude before but again, it is never too late. As the waves of Pundaquit taught me, if the last one knocked you over, the next wave will surely be fun, different but the undulating rolling of the waves will never stop. One wave is always followed by another and that is a good thing. It means life is never greedy in churning up possibilities; you just have to open your eyes, ride the wave and bring in the sunshine. Now, it is time to learn surfing.