Monday, August 29, 2016

The Last Days of Summer


As a child, we were given 3 months worth of school break each year. We cherish them every single hour of every minute. Some would go on a picnic by the river and some would stay home all day. Each year, my family and I would visit our beach house. This is how I spent them for more than 8 years now and I plan to make it stay that way forever.

I was born for the sea, convinced I am a mermaid. Swimming is in my veins now. I feel nothing but complete happiness when I hear the waves crash by the shore. If I would be given the chance to relocate, I will leave the city and never come back. Oh the joy, when I saw this place again. It had been months, since I last visited my second home. There is nothing that will make me love such a place like this. It bears so much memories from the time we had built a home near the beach. Some were good, worth a space in my heart and some felt like a sting that won’t go away. Even so, Summer is still summer. Nothing can ever change it.

Summer is still summer, not until you had to graduate from college and find a job that pays you to stay in the office for 9 hours, 5 times in a week. I reached an age when I no longer cherish those months, where I could just do whatever I want. I wish I was a kid again. If only I could make time rewind for a bit. Rewind to the time my friends and I made a huge bonfire and ate so much s’mores, I swear I couldn’t eat another. Rewind to the time I fell down a quick sand, my friend and I laughed so much, our bellies hurt. Rewind to the time when I help built my nephew a sand castle. Rewind to the time we spent one New Year together as a family, I drank my first champagne and watched fireworks by the sea. Those were the memories I held dear to my heart.

The beach is meant to heal you. It’s meant to heal all wounds, physically and mentally. I’m a firm believer that it can rid all worries. Traveling to a distant place is nothing but excitement to me. I have come to make it a point, that I would visit each beach in my country, before I leave this place. Find the time to take a break from all the whirs and clicks from your office computer. Take a break when you feel you can’t do it anymore, because time is limited but your dreams aren’t. Make every summer count. Make memories that’ll last forever.

These images were taken at Terrazas De Punta Fuego – Nasugbu, Batangas Philippines.
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Photos & Words by Kat


  1. Amazing pictures and amazing post! Wish the summer could stay longer haha. ��

    Have a nice day

    1. Thank you Lucie! I agree with you. Well at least there’s another one to look forward to ��