Day 50 (March 8, 2010)
A simple greeting will rouse you in the middle of your sleep to make sure you celebrate the day of your birth.
There wasn’t anything special that day, like any Monday of the month, there was chaos at work and there was so many things to do and to prepare for. It was an ordinary Monday that didn’t promise anything, except that it was the birth of my roommate – Jordan.
When the impulse strikes, there is no other option but to give in, even if it means to go swimming in the rain.
A short cruise from the town of Kolonia would take you to a local beach resort called Awak Pah.
For life’s simple pleasures such as spending time with the family in the water, one of the solutions is to go to the beach and on a small island where water is simply all around, the solution is just a stone’s throw away.
Learn something new everyday and try to meet new people along the way.
It is a simple rule: smile and say hi, someone will reply back, but if you stop and take the time to know the other person, you’ll gain a friend. Just imagine if you stop all the time to meet more people, there would be no more strangers, right?
I met a group of people this day, all from different parts of the USA mainland who share a common passion – hiking. I never tried to hike before, all I know is that I enjoy long walks and explore different and exotic places, then again I may be crossing the definition of the word “hike.”
Folklore and scary stories are part of the places we see. Bottom line, we should respect and honor the land where we walk upon.
We attempted to visit the twin falls before, but the folklore scared us away a few weeks back. So, we made the necessary arrangements for a safe trip.
The tale behind the falls
It was said that the twin falls prefer a placid environment. The more noise the tourists make, the more irritable it becomes. It was important to comply with its requirement.
Long ago there were a bunch of tourists who went to the Twin Falls. These were young adults who enjoyed the cool water and the serene environment. But they made too much commotion. Their shouts of enjoyment were not as welcome as they thought.
The calm weather betrayed the turmoil from beneath the sea.
It was already late in the afternoon when I got an invitation from some of the staff in the hospital about swimming.
“What the $%^#! Swimming after the tsunami alarm?” was what I breathed out in protest when I heard it the first time. I guess it really was safe to go out to swim in the restless sea.
There was already a group of people on by the docks of the abscon. Our gas tank was almost empty, but we made it.