Baler on my mind.

Just this past weekend I found myself getting on a bus with a bunch of friends going to Baler. A town in Aurora, Philippines famous for being the hometown of Manuel L. Quezon, the first president under the Commonwealth Constitution and well for locals and tourists alike, famous spot for surfing as well. If you’re not into surfing, there are other places you can explore too. They have beautiful beaches, falls and one of the oldest balete tree (which is claimed to be one of the largest in Asia).

Here’s my version of this adventure.

Soft breeze. Waves crashing. The yellow full moon. Embers glow. Surfers dance. Fine sands. History breathes. Colors mixing. Still life. Cool waters. Energy flows. Slippery rocks. A challenge offered. Paradise found. Morning mist. Fear conquered. Amazing gift. Fortress stands majestic. A labyrinth of time. Little children’s curiosity. A knowledge passed. Witnessing the passage of time. A slow ascent. Cold pavement. Overlooking the island. The hill awaits. Little sun sparkles. A hopping dance. Jagged edges. Images suspended. Beyond the eyes can see. Kindness of strangers. New friends. 

These were Baler for me…and more.

Asking for another day to return.


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