Jomalig Island: May You Always

Sunrise at Salibungot Beach

Sunrise at Salibungot Beach

May good fortune find your doorway
May the bluebird sing your song
May no trouble travel your way
May no worry stay too long…

The golden sands of Jomalig Island, punctuated only by a set of footprints that abruptly disappeared as the waves reclaimed its real estate...

The golden sands of Jomalig Island, punctuated only by a set of footprints that abruptly disappeared as the waves reclaimed its real estate…

So goes the song. I dunno why this tune, which actually was one of my high school graduation songs, floated into my consciousness as I was walking along the far corner of Salibungot Beach in Jomalig Island, Quezon.

Maybe, it’s the serenity of the place which transported me to my most favorite phase in my life: adolescence.

It was a time of discovery. Of adventure. Of learning.

A time where innocence gave way to rude awakenings. Restraint to carelessness. Fortitude to self-doubt.

Ah! The purity of youth… a time long gone. Forgotten. Abandoned. Something I would never wish upon this virgin paradise.

Jomalig…

May your sands remain unsoiled,
Your waters untapped,
Your pine trees unbent,
And your people unencumbered and good-hearted.

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About Seeing with Brahmin eyes
My sense of humor can be keen, sarcastic, silly or corny -- sometimes all at once. I enjoy meeting new people with no preconceived ideas about what or what is not possible. You get much more out of life by being open minded and willing. I'm an easy going, good-natured person who loves life and loves people. I'm both optimistic and realistic and pretty objective when it comes to assessing situations, events, etc. In general I am a very positive person and you'll usually find we with a smile on my face.

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