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Sunset in Manila Bay (Nine months after the devastating Typhoon Pedring)

Updated on June 19, 2013
Even the US embassy was not spared by T. Pedring's wrath
Even the US embassy was not spared by T. Pedring's wrath | Source
Izume Chan posted this picture that totally made me shocked at how the famous bay look like
Izume Chan posted this picture that totally made me shocked at how the famous bay look like | Source

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….

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Breathtaking sunset that I've been yearning to see  since I was a kidCruise Ship for the mid-sea experience, feel the breeze of twilightCruising amid beautiful sunsetBuildings and condominiums by the bayMy kid's first hand experience with this breathtaking viewfishing in the middle of the seaI was amazed at how this Father and Son enjoyed the scenery. What a great bonding moment!Lining up waiting to see the next batch of fishTrees keep the shore freshA park where you can spend the day waiting for the sunsetA Park where everyone can enjoy, old and young, they gather here reminiscing the pastYou can also enjoy biking while waiting for the sunsetWide area where children can have absolute fun while the whole family enjoys watching great scenery which takes away stress and sorrowPeople from all walks of life share this God-given gift of nature
Breathtaking sunset that I've been yearning to see  since I was a kid
Breathtaking sunset that I've been yearning to see since I was a kid
Cruise Ship for the mid-sea experience, feel the breeze of twilight
Cruise Ship for the mid-sea experience, feel the breeze of twilight
Cruising amid beautiful sunset
Cruising amid beautiful sunset
Buildings and condominiums by the bay
Buildings and condominiums by the bay
My kid's first hand experience with this breathtaking view
My kid's first hand experience with this breathtaking view
fishing in the middle of the sea
fishing in the middle of the sea
I was amazed at how this Father and Son enjoyed the scenery. What a great bonding moment!
I was amazed at how this Father and Son enjoyed the scenery. What a great bonding moment!
Lining up waiting to see the next batch of fish
Lining up waiting to see the next batch of fish
Trees keep the shore fresh
Trees keep the shore fresh
A park where you can spend the day waiting for the sunset
A park where you can spend the day waiting for the sunset
A Park where everyone can enjoy, old and young, they gather here reminiscing the past
A Park where everyone can enjoy, old and young, they gather here reminiscing the past
You can also enjoy biking while waiting for the sunset
You can also enjoy biking while waiting for the sunset
Wide area where children can have absolute fun while the whole family enjoys watching great scenery which takes away stress and sorrow
Wide area where children can have absolute fun while the whole family enjoys watching great scenery which takes away stress and sorrow
People from all walks of life share this God-given gift of nature
People from all walks of life share this God-given gift of nature

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      Bruce Clark 4 years ago

      I have been there and it's really gorgeous out there. I just hope its beauty will not be destroyed by a natural calamity.

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      Deborah 4 years ago from Las Vegas

      Such devastation to a beautiful and extraordinary place. The photos of the sunset are fantastic. Thank you

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      go-barbara-go 4 years ago

      Yes, that is what we are hoping for. No more typhoons this side of Manila. Thanks for dropping by.

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      go-barbara-go 4 years ago

      @ehealer - Thank you. Yes, I was devastated as I saw the pictures, but seeing the sea walls renovated and the park beside the bay being restored...I felt a surge of joy. Hopefully, no more typhoons in the days to come.

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