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Dilemma of a Blogger. On Which Bay Are you In Right Now? What Memory Will You Choose to Keep?

This random post is brought to you by my disorganized thoughts.

It’s been days now that I can’t decide on which among my drafts should i post. Top on the list is of course my rant post about my internet/phone provider and another rant about the PDAF issue. But these posts/topics and the reason why I cannot post them are all intertwined together. I sort of blaming these intertwined reasons why I am having a disorganized thoughts.

First on why I’m not posting my rant about my net/phone provider.  As of the current plight that my dear country is experiencing, the typhoon and flooding coinciding with the “heat” on the PDAF issue my concern is just a minuscule one so I shut up (until further annoyance).  As of this writing my net service is working but my phone is out of order for (effin-sorry) eight days now.  That is excluding the four days that I first complained about.  Breath… keep calm…

You see I created this blog to induce positiveness in people’s lives which is really a one-hell-of-a-tough-thing-to-maintain because I’m just human with temper and all.  Another reason is that I am hoping that even in my own tiniest way I will be able to let everybody outside the Philippines to know that life is really more fun in the Philippines.  I am catering to an international audience and even if I have just two non-Filipino audiences I want to tell them that it is possible to enjoy life in the Philippines.  That is in spite of the net/phone provider that sucks, the typhoon and floods, the pigs and crocodiles a.k.a  our government officials who misused our taxes that we paid from our hard earned money.  The… enough!

It is not covering up the flaws or turning my head away from the reality but it is my way of being optimistic and positive in spite of all the adversities.

Enough? Okay enough!

Well then let me just invite you to take a look at these short videos that I randomly recorded.  Imagine that you are on these bays.

Peaceful Bay
With the wind gently blowing, kissing your face and playing with your hair..
With the magnificent rising sun with its rays kissing the calm sea…
With the gentle waves kissing the shore and swaying the anchored boats gracefully…
With the presence of the seagulls gracefully gliding and chirping while doing their own fishing… 

 Stormy bay
With the gusty wind that whips your face and tangling your hair…
With the dark horizon overpowering the sun from rising…
With the violent waves rocking the boat and slapping the shore
With the littered sea that drives away all living creatures…  

I am lucky to witness the bay in both moments.  The same way that I am lucky to experience the same moments in real life because I learned from both moments.  It is my choice now on what bay and moment I will have in the future and of which moment I will choose to keep in my memory.

How about you? On which bay and moment are you in right now?  And what moment will you choose to keep in your memory?
“For whatever bit of good I share to the world will make it a bit better world to be in”  
© Balut Manila


  1. Ang daming nagaganap to us both good and bad, but still there is beauty around to see.
    Kabayanihan ng mga kababayan in the midst of difficulties, the beautiful sunset and to practice patience during the trials.
    Have a nice day Balut:)

    1. Yes Joy sobrang dami and if you're here in the Philippines right now medyo mahirap syang i-digest.

      We are praying for better days ahead...

  2. Nobody wants to stand on a stormy bay but it is impossible not to be in one. Let the waves and stirring water jolt ourselves so that we will wake up, be challenged and hold on to faith. For the storm is a passing moment and within reach is the smooth and calm bay.

    I am always in a stormy situation but it is all about the outlook. If the stormy bay will bring and drown me then I need to learn how to swim and fight. For all I ask is peace in my life. It will have an end.

    1. I am expecting this perfect metaphorical comment from you... another brave soul who doesn't mind being in the stormy bay because you are certain that you will survive the storm and come out alive and stronger.

      Love your second paragraph...

  3. kalma lang MissB. Sadly, di ko masabi yang it's more fun in the Ph right now. Kating-kati nga koi magpalamig sa ibang bansa e. haha. jk. I want the best for Ph, pero, enough!

    1. With the calmness I am trying to maintain for days now I feel like somebody gave me a shot of a tranquilizer that I am not aware of lol.

      Can't help but agree with you Olivr. This is the time that I'm questioning myself if I was stupid for letting go of the opportunities of living a life outside PH (sigh).

  4. Probably the stormy one. It makes for a more interesting story to tell afterwards.

    1. Yes DWei probably life would be so boring without the challenges.

  5. Ate B, ayus lng na maging outlet mo ng mga neg emotions itong blog mo kahit paminsan minsan lang. Kung iyan ang makakatulong para gumaan ang pakiramdam mo :)

    About the ISP, susme wala na talagang matinong ISP dito sa atin. I was also struggling with my internet connection lol

    Sa Manila Yacht club ba yung mga vids mo?

    Always look up lang and follow the sun!

    1. Tama ka Fiel but sabi ko nga ang purpose ng blog na eto ay para mag-imbita ng mga positive vibes kaya lang may panahon talaga na nakaka-ubos ng pasensya.

      At korek pare-pareho lang sila.

      The vids location - sa breakwater near the CCP complex and not very far from Manila Yacth Club

  6. Nasaang bay ba ako? Bay of sands! Dry! Mainit!

    And for the nth time, I will say it again and again and again... Na mi miss ko na ang Pinas!

    But unfortunately di pa ko makakauwi, so kailangang magtiis. Though I can't set my sail for the time being, for now I will just dig some golds in this place called Bay of Sands!

    Wish me luck! haha

    1. Nami-miss ka rin ng Pinas Super M and keep digging those golds hanggat may lakas pa.

      Good luck and be safe always while at the "Bay of Sands"

  7. Ms. Go lang ng go!!! That' s life! Kahit anong bay pa yan pero try mo yung bay namin bay-ot lols ...

    1. LOL salamat sa humor Josh napatawa mo ako ng husto!

  8. Nasa pagitan ako ng peaceful at stormy bay, siempre lahat tayo pipiliin ang peaceful na manatili basta kapit lang!


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