Wednesday, February 18, 2009

At Sundown

Remember how I was saying some of the best things in life are free? Well, for me a beautiful sunset has to be one of them. It's hard to ignore it. I was so engrossed in my book but I stopped reading and stared. I have a dear friend who was visiting me in Langkawi when I was filming a drama there (a few years ago) and he asked if I could watch the sunset with him so let's make sure we meet for dinner early enough so we don't miss it. He said it was one of the most beautiful, romantic things you can do with anyone but it's so nice to watch the sunset that he would even do it alone.

There we were rushing to get to there in time as if you're running late for an appointment but this is an appointment that doesn't wait for you. The sun goes down whether you catch it or not ;) We made it just in time and I realised how lonely my friend was, how sentimental and sensitive because he just kept looking at this gorgeous scene in front of him.

We still keep in touch though he's relocated and it was a really lovely thing to share even though we were never a couple. As he said, anyone could do it alone and it clears the mind to think. It's like having a quiet moment to yourself, the way I was having one here in Koh Phangan :)

I didn't want to lose the moment. I knew I had to leave this island the next day and return to the hustle and bustle of the city. I didnt want to think about it (you know how we might get a bit depressed when a holiday is drawing to an end and suddenly you have the Monday blues coz you have to go back to work?) Well, I was starting to feel that way when I realised the sun was about to set.

I got off my deck chair watching the sky turning different shades of purple and orange and all those thoughts slipped away. I was taken in by this beautiful sunset. I was able to be 'present', not worrying about tomorrow or the things I had to do once I returned to KL. For that moment, I was simply at the beach and loving every second of it.


Anonymous said...

wow, so beautiful out there! Rob, KL

Julia Jackson said...

I'm so jealous you get to travel everywhere and enjoy such beauty. Sunsets for me represent the ultimate in tranquility - if you get to stop and smell the roses that is! Julia

Anonymous said...

What a stunning picture ! It looks like something out of a james bond movie !


Anonymous said...

The family went on a holiday to Thailand. A friend from Thailand, Ackarin, followed and acted as our unofficial UN interpreter as none of us spoke Thai.

Of course, being on holiday we would search for the best bargains. However, haggling over prices is not a done thing with the Thai' our UN interpreter had quite a difficult time trying to get the best price for us and attempting to maintain the peace and harmony which is the very hallmark of the Thai's. You could say that de tente prevailed!

The family went to is an amazing place...beautiful beaches, stunning sunsets, the town is so full of energy and colour!

Anonymous said...

What a stunning shot Jojo! It is beautiful:)


Brigante said...

One of my fav beaches in the whole world is in Koh Phi phi. It was idyllic and was there for a month backpacking and was in heaven . I was also there 3 days before the actual tsunami hit and what a sad story that was. Anyway, just wanted to say that your shot reminds me what a bit of heaven should look like.


Anonymous said...

Hi Jojo,

I am agreat fan of you....I live in Johor Bahru and my name is Leong.

I have been following your success very closely.


Farhana said...

Beautiful shots Jo! You must have an some awesome professional photographer!! :o)

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