Priceless Paintings

Breathtaking Sunsets By The Shores of Sto. Domingo, Albay, Bicol, Philippines

I’ve watched breathtaking sunsets at Sombrero Island, photos of which I already featured in my previous posts, however, I just can’t take my eyes off these photos taken at the shores of Sto. Domingo, Albay, Bicol, Philippines.

I can’t understand how I always feel watching the sunsets. It’s as if, I’m always allured by a great painter, amazed at the beautiful painting of multitude shades of colors that flash through the huge backdrop for a time, everyday. Sunsets are nature’s gifts.

When I watch the sunsets, I would always think ahead, to the next day, even to the future. I reminisce all the things I considered my milestones, from the day I started working, to the day I was getting married, then to having kids and finally, to my present life. If ever I have regrets on my decisions in the past, I don’t like blaming myself, rather, I take them as lessons learned. I don’t want to live full of doubts about myself. Watching the sunsets makes me clear my mind and reminds me to value life and the lives of others.

This critical time, when some of my friends suffer because of our government’s decision to stop the renewal of franchise of their home network, Philippine’s largest tv station, ill-timed, as unemployment rate is steadily increasing, I feel bad for them and deeply saddened by the event. Every time I feel like this, I just want to see the sunsets so that I’ll be able to forget how terrible the situation is and how heartless some people could be without even recognizing the plight of thousands of people that would be affected by such decision.

As we look forward to the future, I hope, my country would reconsider, for the benefit of more people. The time has become so uncertain now, that we can’t anymore predict what will happen next. I just hope for the best…

Published by Maria Cristina Gino Baroso

Education advocate and travel lover

7 thoughts on “Priceless Paintings

  1. I really enjoyed your photos of those amazing sunsets with the people in shadow is really nice. What stuck in my mind is I agree, life’s downfalls are lessons learned and the plight of people who have no say when just a few people make decisions that affect them all. The one’s making these decisions have probably never been to the Philippines.

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