Monday, April 28, 2008

Beach Time!

It's summertime here and I am probably as excited as my daughters at the prospect of going swimming, whether in the beach or in a pool! LOL! In the shops you'll see all sorts of swim gear displayed, swimsuits, floaters, sunscreen. My country is known to have some of the best beaches in the world! We have 7,107 islands, so no wonder I love water so much hehe.

I also love this time of the year because I get to have some bonding time with the family. I would always plan swimming activities all throughout the summer. The sun shining down on your well-oiled skin while you are sipping a tall lemonade and just simply dipping your toes in the water.

I remembered I learned how to swim when I was four. My cousins and I got tired of waiting in the sidelines, we wanted to immerse in the cool blue waters. I knew I probably drank about a pool of water (LOL!) but geez I was pretty determined. I wanted to learn to swim that day and I didn't want to go home without actually learning. And I did! My mom was pretty amazed and scared at how determined I was to learn. By the end of the day I was plunging in and out of the water and I would never forget how good that felt.

Here's a video of some of the cool places and the best beaches here in my country. I hope you will enjoy this as much as I did. And out of the 7,107 islands sadly I was only able to visit around 3 or 4. But I am planning to see more and more each year.

MABUHAY! as we say it here.

Have a great summer guys!


louann said...

I love the beach so much! But I love the cool crisp air where I live as well =)

Shinade said...

Okay I have alreadt booked my flight. you do have a guest room right?

Just kidding of course. But, my oh my, it truly is beautiful. Of course I have fallen in love with everything Asian since I started blogging.

Who knows maybe I feel such a kinship because I am after all 1/4 Cherokee. So therefore, some where way back.....we are indeed related.

It was so good to see your little avatar and to hear from you.

I hope you all have a blast this week-end!! Take an extra little dip for me okay?

zunnur said...

Hi Sophiagurl,

Hope you're having a wonderful summer. Your post is very much tempting me to go on a vacation :)

*~*Sameera*~* said...

Hmmm that was such a refreshing post!Summer is opening its eyes here and very soon it's going to be sweltering hot!

That is some determination you have to have learnt swimming in a day.I hope to learn soon,water is my thing too :)

Sorry for not visiting you much of late dear,not able to bloghop much.

Have a great summer!Hugsss

jen said...

hi girl! long time no visit on your site! been quite busy also lately... you know... vacation, outings... plus work, work, work!hehehe. well,summer is probably the most awaited season for kids... they expect much of the beaches and pools... and is most awaited for us career people too... a time when we can unwind and be with our loved ones!

take care always!

Letera said...

I came across your blog and it is so very neat. I miss that part of the world you live in. I was stationed on Guam and miss island life big time. The water in the pacific is so beautiful and there is nothing like it anywhere else. You have a very positive blog. Thank you.

Sophiagurl said...

@@@Louann - good to know we have something in common =) I also love the cool crisp air there, I hope to visit again soon.

@@@Shinade - Hello my dear, of course I'll always have a room for friends like you.

I'm really thrilled to see you back and writing again.

God bless you dear! and yes I'll do a double dip for yah.

@@@Zunnur - LOL! yeah, I'm having a grand summer time. we all need a vacation dear...go ahead and have one. you deserve it! God bless!

@@@Sameera - hi sami, glad you liked the post. I could have a one-tracked mind sometimes hehe.

Glad to know that you love the water as much as I do. Hugggggss!

@@@Jen - Hi Jen! I understand busy times, I've been having a lot of those of late. I have not updated this blog for weeks now. Hope to be able to do that soon.

@@@Letera - hello there! Welcome to my place, hopped over and visited your blog as well.

Hope to see you back here again.

Daughter of the King said...

Hello sweetie....stumbled across your blog.... very refreshing post.... I am going to look more often.... how did you end up in the philippines.....I know I should read more and I could figure that out I am sure.... I just thought it was neat that I stumbled on your blog.... I am going to a town outside of Manila June 6th. wondering if stumbling here was a God thing. Ya know?

God bless.....

Anonymous said...

Oh, this post is so mind is just craving to head for the beach right now after reading the post & watching the video....its been a while I have been to the beach, but there is nothing better to beat the heat than the cool shores of the sea too have a wonderful summer...

Hope you are doing well...yeah, I have settled down a lot in the new place & the job...although it will take me a bit more time to return to regular blogging....stay well & have a wonderful time!