Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Chasing the Boracay Sunset

I really love sunsets. I do, I do!

boracay sunset


It was such an opportunity to witness a beautiful sunset in one of the country's best beaches - Boracay!

We left Iloilo at around 8 in the morning and hopped on a bus bound for Caticlan. It was a 6-hour journey with a few stops in Capiz and Kalibo. It was tiring since I only had 5 hrs of sleep prior the trip. Finally, at around 2PM - TOUCHDOWN BORACAY ISLAND!

*insert party music here*

I wasn't surprised to see a lot of people in this island because it is one of the most famous summer destinations of the Philippines. It was our first time to be in Boracay and we were all excited. It was a vacation as well as a family affair - my cousin's beach wedding.

After we checked in at Casa Pilar, we hurriedly went to the beach. Ate and mama were all excited to feel the Boracay sand. Unlike other beaches that we've visited here in the Philippines, the sand in Boracay was powdery white.

(L-R) Ate, Me and Mom

While walking along the shoreline, a lady from Asturias Hotel approached us.

"Are you Filipino?", the lady asked with a heavy Filipino accent.

The three of us got caught off guard by her query. There was silence.

Again, she asked, "Uhm... are you Filipino?"

"Siyempre naman!", mom exclaimed.

The four of us bursted to laughter. The lady might have mistaken us as foreginers - me as a Middle-eastern dude (blame it on my beard) and my cousin as a sossy Koreana. LOL. Then, the lady offered us a free dinner to the newly opened Asturias Hotel which was highly endorsed by Boy Abunda. Too bad we can't avail their free dinner because we were going to have a family dinner later.

Pizza madness.

Ate and mom

Basking under the sun made us hungry. Good thing, Yellow Cab answered our gastronomic needs.

More photos of ate and mama:


Happy feet

Yep, so many people in Boracay... but I loved it!


And now, the moment that I've been waiting for a long time: the Boracay sunset!

I really loved sunsets, how the sky changes its colors from sparkling yellow to molten red as the sun sinks to the western horizon. Whenever I gaze at a sunset, I always have these strange feelings in me - a deep sense of wellbeing washing up with the last of the fading beams, yet on the other hand, a sense of missing potential as though life was meant for something more than what I've yet lived.



As I watch the sun slowly descend upon the world, I am always struck by a strange and timeless thinking that the world is still full of possibilities. I feel a connection to the grand, elusive scheme intertwining to all of humankind, and I am struck by something undefined. Even though I can't define that thing, it still compels me to do better with my life than what I have done so far.

I am confident that I am not the only one who feels this odd emotion while gazing at a sunset. It's definitely not a feeling of remorse or regret, but rather reminiscing those things that we've lost in life, and all the mistakes that led them to that place. 

This is, in fact, something different, something full of potential and something hopeful.

And the sun... will set for you.

Dramatero.com

38 comments:

  1. Panalo talaga sunset dyan sa Boracay no need to adjust settings sa camera maganda pa rin kalalabasan.

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    1. I know right! No need to edit the photos talaga!

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  2. ganda ng sunset! yellow cab pala yun, parang ang sarap!

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  3. Akala ko ba na solve na ni shaver ang terrorista-ish look mo? lelz.

    Beautiful sunsets! Na excite tuloy ako for our bora trip later this year. :-)

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  4. Boracay sunset is love <3 Dream ko na mag-Boracay with my mom and brother. Soon :D

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    1. ok pala ang Bora for a family trip! :D

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  5. Nice! astig ng sunset.. :)

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  6. I missed a lot of place in Philippines especially Boracay .i hope to go there one day with my family to see the beautiful sunset,white sand and eat pizza.

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  7. S0oo Love the Pizza! And what more? Boracay.. gahd. perfect summer escapade!

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  8. I experienced it while having Paraw Sailing, unprecedentedly the best experienced I had while in Boracay the sunset is just priceless :)

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  9. I love Boracay's sunset especially in the area at Willy's Island.

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  10. The sunset is beautiful! Havent been here yet, haven't felt a deep urge to go here. I am a Palawan girl at heart. Maybe someday and when that time comes, I will definitely watch the sunset.:)

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  11. Wow.. Ganda ng Mga pics...
    The best talaga ang Boracay...
    Dilang Pang Barkada. Pang Pamilya pa.. hehehe..:)

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  12. Great photography!
    Great place!
    Great fun!
    Great post!
    What else?
    Great shades you have!
    LOL!!!!!

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  13. I love seeing the sunset from Boracay's view. It spells something amazing which could be beyond imagination.

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  14. boracay, kelan kaya ako makakapunta dito? time and money, sinong pwede magpahiram... hahaha. nice pics, bro. Yahweh bless.

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  15. ang ganda ng sunset photos mo, kuya renz.
    btw, your mom looks so young :)

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    1. Mom looks young but she's already 45. Hehe. Thanks!

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  16. I love your reflection.. full of hope! I feel with you.. I believe it's God compelling us to do better with our lives.. thank God for Boracay!

    P.S. I've never been there! love your photos :)

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  17. Love your photos of the beautiful Boracay sunset! :D I haven't been to Boracay yet, but I'll make sure to catch the sunset too when I do. And Athena's right, you're mom looks so young! :D

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  18. The pizza looks good! Now I'm craving. And I love how the first sunset shot :D

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  19. great photos! the pizza is mouthwatering, love it!

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  20. Hi Renz! You make me more excited to see Boracay!

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    1. Hey Kim! Boracay is a beautiful place, albeit overrated. Gah who cares. I'm missin' Boracay already. :)

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  21. Love the sunset photos! Funny coz I stayed there For a week last November and almost every afternoon it's raining. Haha I think I was able to see the sunset only 1 day out of the 1 week stay.. ;))

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  22. wow! so this is where you were after Iloilo! nice photos. I always love sunset photos-dramatic! your mom looks like your younger sister haha!!

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  23. Lovely sunset pics! great shots! Boracay is really a lovely place to spend time with family!

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  24. Lovely pictures. Kelan kaya ako makakapunta diyan? Puro Davao, Manila or Gensan lang naaabutan kong trip eh. haha.

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  25. I've been there twice and still I could never get enough of the spectacular Boracay sunset.

    Love your photos Renz! Make me want to hit the beach before the summer ends. :)

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  26. I hope that I can go to Boracay this year. Haven't made plans yet but I think I finally want to go there. Hehehe!

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  27. "As I watch the sun slowly descend upon the world, I am always struck by a strange and timeless thinking that the world is still full of possibilities."

    -drama lang. but gets. I wish makaBora din ako one day! (along with bora bod!!) :)

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  28. Believe it or not, haven't been to Boracay. It's sad that some parts of the island are very dirty na raw...

    Great sunset shots. I wonder if the Boracay sunrise is equally beautiful... :)

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  29. waaaa.....Boracayyyyyy.... nice shots here bud... going to Boracay is definitely on my wish list...

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  30. I also have to say, one of the best sunsets I've witnessed in my life is the ones in BORACAY! :)

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  31. Love the sunset photos and your insights about the sunset -- that ended with Dramatero.com! lol.

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  32. the amazing sunset view in boracay is completely stunning! eto yung isa sa mga pinakamagandang gawin kapag walang budget :D - ang panoorin ang sunset! (priceless)

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