Today I saw the most beautiful colors of the nature and realized why I keep woooing when seeing them even though it’s not the first time.
In our agenda was island hopping and snorkeling. We departed 8am with our family friend and his kids and helped. Wife got toothache and didn’t join us. It’s just wonderful to travel with another family with similar age kids as they enjoy so much more the activity when they share them with peers.
The first island was 20 min speed boat ride and we did snorkeling with the guide for 1.5 hrs or so. The corals there were okay, not as beautiful as el nido and Bohol. Yet I encountered two surprise findings. First I saw a sea turtle swimming round us, rare appearance in this part of the ocean according to the guide. Then I se live clams with bright purple inside, opening and closing. They were among rocks so I wouldn’t have spotted them if I didn’t know what to look for. So after the first time the guide showed me, I learned how to spot them. I was a AWW. So magical. Then I realized I keep awwing when I see nature wonders for two reasons: 1) I know so little about them so I didn’t know what to expect. When I see them, whatever they do naturally I find it amazing. 2) I didn’t expect to see them because I had no prior nor expectation to be amazed, so when I do see them I am amazed. This way of seeing things is so different to how I approach to things and people I know and familiar with. Whenever I approach to an event/issue/people, I already have an expectation and understanding of it. So when it doesn’t go as I thought it would, I am not happy about it and even want to change its course. Thus the source of our daily frustrations. If I could adopt the way I approach and face the nature, I’d be always happily surprised.
After we came back from snorkeling, girls went to the pool/beach. Hubby took a nap by the pool, and I just relaxed. Read some, called my mom, while making sure the girls don’t go under the sun before 4pm. After just 1.5 days they are already fully tanned despite my constant reapplication of sunscreen
I did some room exercise before we went to dinner and witnessed the color of paradise
This is theosophy beautiful sunset I’ve ever seen. Natural pink. I want to paint it at home!!!!
During dinner Sofia asked me who’s Malia Obama. I had no idea but thought it was Obama’s daughter and asked her why. She said the book she’s reading the girl is dales Malia and she wish she’s Malia Obama. I said probably she wants to be the most powerful man’s daughter. Would you like to be president’s daughter? She quickly said no because she loves her life exactly how it is. She said if her dad or mom is president, he/she would be too busy and too stressed out, thus won’t pay attention to her. I said to myself: thank god, I’m not working too much to make her feel she’s less important than work.
Girls and I fell asleep before 8pm while hubby went out to have a drink with our friend.