Bali Day 2 – Sunny Side Up

On our second day in Bali, I woke up extra early to catch the sunrise by the beach. I practically had the beach to myself and the morning serenity was absolutely blissful. At home, I wake up everyday even before the sunrise but I never get the chance to just pause and marvel at its beauty because there are always more pressing things to attend to such as catching the bus so as not to be late for work. That’s why Bali will always be special for me; it reminded me of the importance of taking a break and enjoying the simplest, smallest things that actually mean the most.

"My alone feels so good, I'll only have you if you're sweeter than my solitude." ~ Warsan Shire
“My alone feels so good, I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude.”
~ Warsan Shire
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See that small triangle roof? I was debating with myself if I should walk all the way over there or just sit tight and read my novel The God of Small Things while waiting for Mr. Sun to show his beauty.
All by myself, but I didn't feel so alone.
All by myself, but I didn’t feel so alone.
And the walking begins...
And the walking begins…
Finally, the small triangle in the previous photo is now up close! I'm glad I walked over to it.
Finally, the small triangle in the previous photo is now up close! I’m glad I walked over to it.
Even with my amateur photograph skills, this still looks picturesque.
Even with my amateur photograph skills, this still looks picturesque.

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20150528_062648A little before 7AM, I could already see the sun peeking a bit shyly from behind the fluffy clouds. I remember feeling excited yet oddly calm because what I’m about to witness then was a natural and everyday occurrence; it just so happened that I don’t see it often.

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The God of Small Things <3
The God of Small Things ❤

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While taking the next series of photos, I was torn between immortalizing the moment and dropping everything to just enjoy it in its complete, uninterrupted beauty. And then I decided I should do both at the same time.

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I love that boat from afar.
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Sun Sea Sand

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And that concludes my sunrise session in Bali. I felt like a renewed person after. I want to be able to remember those precious moments by the beach whenever my life feels blah. Just a little reminder that when all else fails, just go back to basics.

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