Awe-Stuffed Afternoon at La Union

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    Strolling the San Fernando stretch…

    Laid-Back: The still and quiet San Fernando stretch in a mind-numbing afternoon.

    A relief for some, a respite for many – that was how the NLE thing stirred us after its windup. But at the end of the day, this only means, suggests, and calls… party, party!

    The swimming pool seemed like a rice field partied by rumbling giant frogs while the grubby beach looked as if a canal reveled by young indiscriminate children. Pretty much, they were all enjoying the scene and I was just watching here – envious – of the fun brimming over the picture.

    So what can I do now? I knew I cannot jump over the crowded pool and plunge in the dirty beach!

    I, tired and impatient, encouraged my friend then – who belittled the shoreline too on our first day at the resort – to go with me for a stroll. She stared me with disgust, saying, “That beach! What’s with that beach?”

    “I don’t know. But we’ll see. Come on, it’s our fourth day here and we haven’t seen the San Fernando sunset,” I answered.

    Clockwise from Top Left: The calm shoreline of San Fernando. Huge and colorful clams collected by the folks. On our way to the grotto.

    At first, we were disappointed - the muddy shore, the wastes and the smell. But later, we were mesmerized - the clams, the grotto and the magnificent sunset.

    Last Surprise: The dull moment was followed with a powerful orange-radiating sky scene.

    In life, it is ok to say something as long as it is not fabricated, it does not involve character humiliation and most importantly, it will not keep the arrogance in you (just in case you realize you're wrong) later.


    tina said...

    I love the last photo! :)

    Vhincci Subia said...

    Tina | Thanks! =)

    Kim, USA said...

    This is very beautiful! At bakit ka nga pala nag nursing eh you are excellent in journalism ^_^ Thanks sa bisita!

    Christian | Lakad Pilipinas said...

    ganda ng kulay!

    Vhincci Subia said...

    Kim | Thank you! Why nursing? It's a long story kasi... Pero journalism talaga gusto ko... =)

    Christian | Tama! Nung una eh mejo violet then super orange na sya later...

    Karl said...

    disappointing nga if the shore is muddy if di naman maulan. i hope you got closer to the grotto. is that the silhouette i see in the photos?

    Vhincci Subia said...

    Karl | I know, it was really disappointing that the local gov't didn't preserve a supposedly asset of the city. Yes, we were able to get close to the grotto, it's just that I wasn't able to take a good shot. :)

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