Sunset in Manila Bay (Nine months after the devastating Typhoon Pedring)
I have learned during elementary years about the beauty of the Manila Bay sunset. I grew up wishing to see a glimpse of it. But when I arrived here in this city, worked wrapped me up. My hands were all tied up in strife, and I got so absorbed by the unexpected hurdles of city life. So I just satisfied myself with the pictures posted on the Internet displaying the beauty of this sunset. Browsing through the web pages gave me an incomparable pride of being a Filipino.
Then one day, Typhoon Pedring struck the whole Manila, and destroyed the places where people used to enjoy the amazing view of the sunset. The next day, as I was surfing through the online pages, I got so shocked to see the devastating effect of the typhoon in the area surrounding the whole Roxas Boulevard.
With what I have seen, I felt worried I would never ever see Manila Bay sunset from this side of the Metropolis. I could not believe Pedring did not spare this place where the hands of God carved a beautiful symbol of life.
The date was September 27, 2011. The days that followed had me wishing for an immediate restoration of the Baywalk, and the renovation of the sea walls along the Bay. For so many years, the famous Roxas Blvd had been known for its breathtaking display of natural beauty. Birds, fish, sunset, ferries, cruise lines, buildings, statues, and etc... converge here, and the surrounding parks give me nothing but a strong proof that God is doing wonders in this place. But on that day, Pedring did not leave even a small hint of that natural beauty.
If you want to see for yourself, feel free to check the pictures of the ravages in this site. This clearly displayed the devastating effect of Typhoon Pedring : http://www.infotechgarage.com/typhoon-pedring-pictures-devastated-northern-luzon.html
Nine months after that disaster, on June 24th this year, God had set a perfect rendezvous for me and His glorious sunset. It was really awesome more than I imagined.The sun-kissed horizon made it even more fantastic, as sunlight passes through the clouds and changes the balance of color in the sky. It was truly a fabulous sight that glued me in one of the park's bench. I stayed until darkness took over. With what I have seen, I can already tell everyone with full conviction, that life even in my own heartaches and failure, is still beautiful.
Here are the photos I had personally taken. Happy viewing….