Almost Paradise: Paul, Me and the Sea :)
Today, Paul and I celebrated our 47th month as a couple with a trip to Samal. We spent the day with his granduncle and his wife, his mom and his brother and our friends (who also happen to be a couple). I don’t really have pictures of everyone, it was more of me, Paul and the sea :)) I just used my phone to snap some shots to commemorate a great day. This is probably the most fun we’ve had in a really long time. So thank you Lolo Pet, Lola Alice and Tita Reccy and of course, Samsung for creating cheap phones that can take nice pictures!
Getting to the property wasn’t easy. The road leading to it was narrow and covered with grass and trees. The land stood on a big cliff that looked like a giant coral (maybe it really was a giant coral, someone please enlighten me) and it had coconuts and the path leading down towards the shore was rather steep but the place had a toilet so it was all good :)
Despite the scorching heat of the sun and the sticky residue on my face (sunblock FTW), the experience was worthwhile. I actually didn’t realize until now that I missed his parents and his brother too, they’ve always been so nice to me. Even his extended family is nice to me. Maybe this is what my lola feels every time she asks me: “Saan na si Paul? Miss ko na yun! (Where’s Paul? I miss him!).”
The sun was out, the tide was low and there were creatures down below!
Burying his feet in the sand like a little kid, he stopped swimming because he was itching all over :))
Washing the sand off my feet.
Paul pointing at the uber tiny crab. I had to specific because I don’t want anyone to think that these man fingers are mine :))
We also found these interesting fishes!
Anybody out here who can tell us what they are? They look like they have front legs.
Star fish were meant to fly! Reach out and touch the sky! Okay, it’s corny and grammatically incorrect :))
Oh, we took pictures of ourselves too!
Artista smile daw.
“Bagay ka pala maging zoologist Bee noh?” Comment due to the fisherman’s hat! LOL. He made me pose this way and I happily agreed :))
I wore his hat the entire time we were out in the sun. Selfish girlfriend, sorry Bee :)
With my favorite person :)
To me, it was paradise. Well, almost.
“Gwapo mag prenup (photo shoot) diri. (It would be nice to have prenuptial photo shoot here)” said Paul. Not a bad idea actually, a silhouette would make it look romantic.
BUT! It has to be tidied up :(
Plastic bags were stuck on the tree’s branches :(
Whoever threw a medal out in the sea does NOT deserve one!
Drinking responsibly also means cleaning up after ourselves. Washing puke out of your hair does not count. Glass and plastic bottles are recyclable!
Junk food isn’t just bad for the body, it’s also bad news for the sea :(
The day would have been perfect had it not been for these unsightly finds. Garbage doesn’t just ruin romance, it ruins life. If the stars align and the universe conspires for us, I’m hoping we can go back and conduct a coastal clean up. It’s such a shame for such beauty to be spoiled so easily.
Each one of us should remember this rule (by the way, whoever came up with this is a genius):
Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints.
Let’s do that while celebrating love and happiness.LOL, segue! I don’t want to end this blog post with bad vibes so here’s a shout out to one of my favorite couples, Bingbong and Dienne who have been through so much together. 9 years and counting, wow!!! I wish them a lifetime of love, happiness and prosperity ;)
Aargghh! This is a whole new level of environmental impact to consider. I’d always considered the internet fairly harmless, as it exists in a different dimension (Cyberspace).
Nothing is sacred. Everything has an impact.
I am painfully aware of the irony of reblogging this.
Wait, so nail art has a featured tag, but Conservation/ Green/ Environment/ Sustainability doesn’t?
Whatever ‘it’ is…we’re doing it wrong. I’m setting a collective Tumblr 2012 goal: get an environmental awareness featured tag.
I’d like to see it called Conservation…but at the end of the day, who cares? As long as the message is getting out there. Spread the word!
MORE PEOPLE= MORE POLLUTION, LESS FOOD AND WATER FOR EVERYONE
If our rising population is a threat to food security and the earth’s natural resources maybe it’s time for us to tell people who have nine children (they can’t even feed) to stop popping babies out. Just saying :\
Our Blue by The Tank Bangers
It’s practically a love song for the sea :)