One way to identify a human race is in terms of skin color. There is white, black, brown, red and yellow. I for one is classified under the Brown Race. But yesterday during sunset here in Manila, I turned so orange. Actually, everything became and looked so orange for a few minutes I started to wondered if I have turned into an Orange Race.
Reason for my turning to a different skin color and be of a rare human race was because of this stunning phenomenon!
After spending the whole afternoon at the mall with Nengkoy and family – watched a Filipino movie and have an early dinner treat – me and my nephew Luis decided to walk the three-and-a-half-kilometer distance from the Mall of Asia to our respective condo units in Vito Cruz. I was actually in some way thankful that there was a traffic gridlock in our place and that taxi drivers refused to have us as passengers. It is because on our way to our respective units, we instinctively slowed down, took photos and enjoyed this…
Captivating Manila Bay Sunset!
While walking the surprisingly breezy streets and intently listening to Luis about his school research/thesis, at the back of my mind I am realizing that appreciation for the beauty of nature is something that is innate and spontaneous. Since it is instinctual, it is but a natural tendency for a person to stop, stare and be captivated. It gives human beings a break from fretting over the past and a pause from worrying about the future. Captivating beauty of nature makes you feel refreshed, relieved and revitalized at that very moment.
And for those who have been overridden by the acquired imperative of the need to be urgent, of the feeling to hurry up and of the thought to get things done immediately, I simply wish that you would someday take it easy and be swooned and captivated by the natural beauty of the sunset.
I am not a professional photographer and I may not shoot the best photo in the world but today’s beautiful weather in the Philippines just egged me on to take a shot of today’s magnificent sunset.
manila bay sunset (jan 21, 2012)
manila sunset (a shot from my unit)
The afternoon today is so orange and the rays of light that touched my skin made me look so radiant. The sun today is superbly amber it made me feel light and happy. How I wish this beautiful weather is the same weather we have at all times. I also wish that a magnificent sunset – may it be 50% or 98% amber – can at all times invoke a person’s light and positive feeling. Too bad a good feeling is just like the colors of the sunset. It fades in the night. It is not like a photograph that you can keep in a box.