Aloha by Joel F

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“Hawaii is paradise. It sounds cheesy to say it, but there’s music in the air there.”. –Bruno Mars.

Yes, there’s music, a melody that springs from your heart and a rhythm that springs from your hope.  Hawaii is such a beautiful place, some say it’s a paradise, others say it is heaven.

No matter how you call it, one thing is sure, you can’t get enough of it especially when you’re about to leave.  It’s a mini California: countless beaches . only bigger waves for surfers, endless branded boutiques and countless hollywood celebrities.

Should I say a a mini vegas too? So many hotels, exotic and world class shows.  A mini Jamaica because reggae is everywhere.  So many Japanese, Asians, Europeans; domestic and international tourists.

History, Culture, Shopping, Nature, for such a small state, there’s so much things to do and so many places to see. You walk , bike, drive, swim, surf or dive, or just simply do nothing,  lay on the beach and watch the sunset and the changing colors of the sky.

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I’d love to post all my pictures here,  Hawaii is such a paradise i believe it needs a whole website for it.

I remember walking by the beach  and  witnessing a beach wedding and a funeral simultaneously happening, reminding me of life  itself  where falling in love is like experiencing the joys of wedding and break ups giving you the feel of  attending your own funeral.  Life is a bitch really. Ooops, I mean Life is a Beach.  🙂

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Aloha – https://joysofjoel.wordpress.com — Beautiful scenery that inspires poetry. Photos will never do justice to the beauty of this wonderful island.

 

 

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The Beauty of The Philippines

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Just a passing thought,  i  wonder why i seldom feature my own country in this blog.

Colonial mentality? Nope, not really, i just don’t have enough beautiful photos of my past escapades.

All right i have beautiful photos, too much alibis. The truth is you don’t really appreciate everything you have while you still have it.  You know that feeling?  That you can always return to that beach , that beach , just a few minutes from your place.

The mentality of not rushing because you have all the time to visit your country’s scenic spots.  After all , they’re just within reach.   Until a foreign friend of yours showed all his beautiful photos from his recent vacations and proudly tell you all his beautiful memories in that place.

You gasp in disbelief asking yourself why you can see a a sparkle in his eyes and yet you barely see the beauties that surround you.

I remember that time in Bangkok when i excitedly ask my friends to have my photo taken while i’m inside the tuk tuk (thailand’s version of  tricycle) yet i never had a single photo of myself riding our local tricycles or jeepneys.

I thought i’m different until i talked to a thai tourist.  She told me she’d been to more than 15 beaches in the Philippines and yet she’d never been to pattaya or phuket.  Wow! Reminds me of myself.

This is taking too long so i better cut this short.  So to appease my guilt in not advertising my beautiful country, (i know it’s not too late to post something about The Philppines), this time i’ll show you photos of a beautiful beach in Kalanggaman Island Leyte , photos courtesy of my friend Kevin Rodriguez.

Just like you, i hope someday i’ll visit this place.   Who knows we might visit it together?  Just give me a wink and i can be your beautiful travel guide.

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