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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