Thursday, January 27, 2011

On why Apo island is a wondrous place

Traversing open seas to get there make you feel like the sea explorers of yore.

There’s nothing like the sound of the waves to wash all that city-bred fatigue away

Massive rock formations in the middle of the ocean demonstrate what happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object

Rooms with a view in a place where electricity comes for but few hours every evening and no running water make you think about those things that you often take for granted

Stunning coves make you believe that you’re truly on a secret island

Grounded ships that make you feel happy to be marooned

Happy dogs that tell the tales of truly everlasting friendship

Sunsets that show you what those writers meant by sun-kissed waters

And colours that no photo-editing software can improve on

And the people who are just happy to be with themselves and stare at the restless sea