Sunsets, Hope, and Reflections

Today is the 100th day of Philippine lockdown. Though some restrictions were eased already, I still lock myself in the four corners of my house where I feel safe, secure and happy. Okay, let’s be honest here, there was a time I felt sad or maybe even depressed because I am not used to seeing walls 24/7.  I miss seeing my friends, dining out, going to the beach and swim. I long for the outdoors.

I was supposed to be in Italy right now to study and travel at the same time. But last March, my flight to Rome was cancelled because it was the first day of PH Lockdown. I don’t know if I will laugh or cry. I chose to laugh anyway and thank God because PH was safer that time.

I realized that there’s a lot of things to be thankful for and I am glad that my sadness turned into joy. I tried to think about positive things, which helped me a lot. The lockdown gave me lots of opportunities to learn new things, focus on my studies and do some artsy fartsy stuffs. I was able to spend more time with my mom before going to the other side of the world.

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“When we feel stuck, look at the sky. The clouds remind us that everything changes.”

So, the world might be a mess now, but in the right time, all things will fall into its perfect place. Safe and healthy again. For now, let’s choose to be happy, resilient and hopeful.

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One of my favorite subjects to shoot is sunset. The colourful palette in the sky makes me calm and gives me peace.

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Sunsets bring a sense of hope that there’s another day to look forward to.

Here are some shots I took in the Philippines with sunset quotes, I hope it can give you  some inspiration in these trying times.

 

Every sunset brings a promise of a new dawn. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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San Antonio, Zambales

Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer the goal. – Elbert Hubbard

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Apo Reef, Occidental Mindoro

Sunset is a wonderful opportunity for us to appreciate all the great things the sun gives us. – Mehmet Murat Ildan

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Taytay, Palawan

Every sunset is an opportunity to reset. – Richie Norton

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El Nido, Palawan

Sunset shows that life is too beautiful to hold on to the past so move on to the present. – Jennifer Aquillo

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Subic Bay

One day, all your worries will set like the sun does and deserved happiness will come gushing like waves at the beach do. All you need to make sure is that your trips to beach never end. – Jasleen Kaur Gumber

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Anguib Beach, Cagayan

With every sunset, a new hope is born, an old expectation dies. – Noor Unnahar

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Gigantes, Iloilo

Each sunset is the beginning of a very, very bright and powerful sunrise – Sri Chinmoy

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Boracay

When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator. – Mahatma Gandhi

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Bolinao, Pangasinan

Let me end with a verse:

Romans 12:12

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

 

Stay safe and healthy everyone!

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