Tuesday, November 25, 2008

we are not meant to live life alone - boracay island

of the four days that i was in Boracay, i woke up between 5:00 to 5:30am everyday. just as what i did when i was in Bantayan island, i wanted to see the fishermen doing their daily routine.on one morning around 7:10am, i was lucky enough to have captured them while they bring the boat offshore at station one of white beach. there were around 10 people pushing this big fishing boat.
they place a rounded wooden log below the boats base to move it. one man transfers the wooden log from the back to the front while others push it.you know that it's not easy because they have to rest for a while before they start pushing it again. just imagine the weight of this boat. yet doing it with the help of the many, task will definitely be easier.in life, we to ought to help each other. some of life's trials cannot be solved by a single person because in the first place God gave us companions. we have our family, our relatives, friends, and even officemates.as much as they share their life for us, we too ought to share our life to them. because everything that we do to others, we do it to God."If we say we love God, but hate others, we are liars. For we cannot love God, whom we have not seen, if we do not love others whom we have seen." - 1 John 4 : 20

54 comments:

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Just lovely. Beautiful shots!

Lawstude said...

bayanihan is alive in this part of the world and in most rural areas in our country. yan ang pagtulong na walang hinihinging kapalit. great post dom - both the photos and the words.

Aracir said...

thanks for sharing. that was a nice technique for moving the boat.

Blue Rose said...

very well said! buhay pa rin ang bayanihan. besides, likas naman talagang matulungin ang mga pilipino, ryt?

great shots!

the donG said...

>philip, thanks!

>oman, exactly. makikita pa rin ang bayanihan sa mga probinsya. kahit sa dingalan nakita natin yung kabaitan ng tao at ang tulong na walang iniisip na kapalit. salamat bro.

>aracir, thanks too for dropping by.

>hi blue rose, thanks. likas nga talaga sa atin ang tumulong. sana'y makikita pa natin ito sa bagong henerasyon.

Share my point of view... said...

It's very nice of you to share this! I always learn something new each day through my blog networks. ;)

sheng said...

I love your shots of bora, although i did not enjoy it that much because of the kids, and i hate crowd... i miss bora now... true, we were never meant to live life alone in this world. We had good days when we were there too, i might just get back when the kids are bigger, so we could hang out fine...

REDLAN said...

call me a liar then. joke. gagas na pero no man is an island talaga.

you captured every scene, every movement and it's worth! keep up up dong ho!

Vic said...

yes, amen! :)
very interesting and quite inspirational post you have today! :)

Raft3r said...

thesis topic ko yan: bayanihan

beero said...

i like the way you presented this post kuya dong. may sequence kasi at smooth yung transition ng pics. it's good to see people helping each other. gaya nga ng sinabi ni kuya oman, "bayanihan is still alive".

EM said...

Amen, Dong! It's always a team effort. I thinks that is the modern version of Bayanihan. It's those filipino values that boasts about teamwork and unity.

Lovely shots, inspiring words!

the donG said...

>hi share, thanks a lot. sharing important values is as important as sharing travel experiences.

>hi sheng, thanks! with small kids, you'll definitely not enjoy the beach full time but im sure the kids enjoyed it the other way around. thanks for sharing a bit of that experience.

>redlan, hehehe... dinamdam mo talaga yung parteng yon. sa kabaitan na pinakita mo sa amin, siguradong tugmang tugma sa sinasabi dito.

>hi vic, thanks! it's nice to know that you find it inspiring.

>raft3r, astig ah!

>beero, maraming salamat. natutuwa naman ako at nagustuhan mo ang sequence. buti nga at sa iba ibang paraan ay nakikita pa rin ang bayanihan.

>hi em, thanks! yes the philippines can be a powerful country only if we work as one. let's hope that more and more symbols of unity will be more visible in our country.

Mys Lyke Meeh said...

Wow!

I wish I can go there!

tutubi said...

gumagaan talaga kung magtutulungan...how's your NV trip, btw?

Dylan Dimaubusan said...

I love that verse, naalala ko toh pag nagagalit ako sa bahay, kino-corner ako ng conscience ko, haha.

yeh, couldn't agree more to what you've said..

I thought you're post was the one what i was thinking, but then i saw you great shots of boats and poeple helping together.. bayanihan.

very nice!

Photo Cache said...

Lovely post, just in time for advent.

Four days, is that enough? If one doesn't go for beaches that much, or shopping, how long is it advisable to stay there?

Fjordan Allego said...

bayanihan! hehehe.. nag eenjoy ako sa blog mo dahil sa mga pics.. parang gusto ko rin maggagaganyan kaya lang gusto ko laging andun ako sa pic hahaha

http://fjordz-hiraya.blogspot.com

Joy said...

Wonderful photos, Dong! Great capture of the fishing folk on that white bright sand.

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chezza said...

Inggit ako! I miss the sun and the beach so much! Dito kc kahit maglakad ka sa dagat di mo magawa, magkaka-frostbite ka...Life is so unfair! :)

Chyng said...

Effort no? Pero mas madali pag madameng damay sa work.

Anyway, i like the 1st and 2nd shots!

tr3nta said...

must be stupendous to travel in one of this...

the spool artist said...

great series of pics... boracay has not only given you a great break, but also taught you life's most valuable lessons... thanks for sharing them!

cheers!

Borneo Falcon said...

Similar method of transporting fishing vessel can also be found on the east coast of peninsular Malaysia. I read it when I was in school

Carver said...

These are great shots of the fisherman.

alicesg said...

Very beautiful photo of the sea and boat. It is a magnificient task to move the boat back to sea. My answer is out on who lived in the shell. :)

Hilda said...

They don't do this everyday, do they? Baka naman nasa shore dahil kinailangan ng repairs.

Sidney said...

That is hard work... nice how you captured it all!

luna miranda said...

what a lovely thought, dong, and beautiful photos to go with it. i read somewhere that if all the rich people would help the poor ones, there would be no shortage of wealth. imagine that!:D

Rio said...

"because everything that we do to others, we do it to God."
--tama.

kakabilib ka tlaga dong dahil hindi lang ganda ng pilipinas ang na i-shashare mo sa ibang tao pati good values at tradition ng mga pinoy ...

Dakilang Islander said...

is that their daily ritual? bayanihan spirit is still alive!

Nanaybelen said...

no man is an island talaga. lalo na sa probinsya grabe ang bayanihan

r-yo said...

those pics remind me of the people in my place - where everyone would help to push boats to the sea.

Tink *~*~* said...

They must be so grateful once they get into a little water and get some buoyancy. Pretty boat!

Tink *~*~*
My Mobile Adventures *~*~*

Victor Kiu said...

You're right!! We need to help each other and love each other!!

aquamarine said...

wow,that's is so nice of you to give regards on to this virtue among Filipinos--good job!
one of the best posts i've read..

PUSANG-gala said...

I call it Bayanihan sa BORA....really is a very good thing about PINOYS......

...and the boat looks better in water, seeing it shore makes me feel like seeing a fish on land.lol

Emily said...

beautiful.

Aisha said...

I always love watching fishermen in the morning! They work so hard just to catch fish for us to buy and eat!

K.C. said...

Your patience paid off well. I like the actions portrayed here. :)

SandyCarlson said...

That's a beautiful tribute to teamwork. Wonderful stuff!

Dennis Villegas said...

Excellent travelogue, thanks for sharing!

~~m$. DoNNA~~ said...

salamat sa pagbisita mo :)
have a nice day!!!

my gulch said...

Dom, i like the progression of actions in the shots. the very analogy of it all is true, we're not alone in this world and we cannot live on our own. Ayn Rand calls it altruism, here in the Philippines it's simply "bayanihan" lending a helping hand to accomplish a task. thanks for sharing.

Layrayski said...

I had a similar post in my blog. The first time I saw this bayanihan happening I was so excited. =)

Pietro said...

Wonderful photographs, Dong!
A really interesting post, and it's so true the quote at the end.

bwzone said...

they say the same technique was used by the Egyptians to move the blocks of limestone from the Nile river to construct the great pyramids :)

Nice post... I love the colors of the boats :)

Aethen said...

may older brother is living in terminal 3. they [his family] have a souvenir store there.

i might celebrate xmas at caticlan. i might. plaese pray. hehe.

ayo-ayo kuya dong.

Heart of Rachel said...

Great series of shots. I love how you equated the photos with life. Helping one another makes tasks easier and burdens lighter.

Rintjez said...

awesome shots!
Make me wants to go back to Boracay again...

Joops said...

we always ride a bot like that when we go to my wife's place in Sorsogon.. Am not very good with balancing though lol..

misty said...

Namimiss ko tuloy back home hehehe...

chubskulit said...

Bangka, sarap maglayag....

annaybutakal said...

whoa. it's effing nice! i gotta go there soon~
thanks for posting! keep it up.

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