Join 76,312 users and earn money for participation

The Summer I Miss!

21 38 exc boost
Avatar for eommaZel
Written by   436
3 months ago

July 20, 2021

Tuesday

Who doesn't gets excited when we hear the word summer? Even Olaf of Disney's Frozen loves to experience summer too!

Hot warm daylight, birds singing sitting by the branches of the trees, clouds floating on a clear blue sky, perfect with winds blowing at a beach or by the seaside.

After the long months of being busy at school whenever vacation came, my feelings were bursting with happiness and excitement!

Summer is one of my favorite seasons of the year, when I was a kid I always love to hear our summer plans. Summer getaway and summer bonding with the family. And whenever I heard of it, the first thing that comes up in my mind is the beach!

I am privileged to experience it all when I was little. Whenever summer arrives, my aunts and uncles always do the planning of where to spend the holiday. And mostly we spent our summer vacations on the beach.

We live far from the bodies of water, there is no perfect place for summer occasions in the hometown so to enjoy the waves, we need to travel riding our tricycles. My father and my two uncles have a tricycle each, and it can accommodate the whole family.

Before the main event of going to the coast, the adults will cook foods for us to enjoy in the beach cottage. And we, the kids enjoyed the beach and the waves all day. And those foods were neglected at times because we can stay all today under the heat of the sun jumping and diving into the surges and tides.

We always went to Banate, Iloilo. It's the nearest and has the cheapest beach resort accommodation. And I remember how we ran towards the water the moment we step out of the tricycle. We enjoyed building sea castles, picking up seashells, crustaceans, or even jellyfish without knowing it's dangerous! Kids will always be kids, so curiosity pushes us to do it. 😅

That's how my summers were fulfilled before, almost every year, we can't skip going to the beach whenever summer comes. But everything changes when we all aged.

Summer vacations were not that exciting, summers became a boring season, at home all day without enjoyment and happenings unlike before.

But last 2019, my aunt who works as a nurse in Saudi went home for a vacation and she treats us to a family outing. But it was different, we didn't spend our summer at the beach but in an inland farm resort near our town.

The place is indeed perfect for family bonding.

I even made an article about it here several months ago. See this link to see the experience we had.

Ps: Photos are mine!

Those times were one of my happiest moments, far from problems and other issues in life. One day is indeed enough to ease all of the burdens being kept. Yet I never imagined and never seen it coming, that it was our last summer outing.

Ever since Covid-19 came, everything was changed, we're not free to do the common things we did before. We can't go to places anytime we want. And we can't enjoy summer just like the old times.

Sure, some will say Covid doesn't exist, that we are just threatened and playing on the government’s palm, but there's no assurance. Existing or not, it's very risky nowadays, so even how much we'd love to enjoy the summer vibes again, we can't.

Some protocols prohibit or hinder us to do what we wanted to do. Those protocols are needed to be obeyed as a sign of respect to being a citizen of the country.

Now, my aunt retires being a nurse this year and she came home safe here in the Philippines last month, is planning to have another summer bonding with the whole family. She's currently staying in their home in Manila with her husband and will come back home here in her hometown next month.

I heard they planned to go to the beach again, but then it's just another plan I guess. Currently, we're under Enhanced Community Quarantine due to rising cases of the virus until the end of July. Means special or simple gatherings even at home aren't allowed.

Summer is about to end, a season I used to admire the most. A time where I spent the whole month with excitement and non-stop travels.

But as the pandemic rises, summer was spent at the home but still with the best people, my family. It's not so thrilling but then, family time is always the best they say.

Those beaches, shores and the sand, the cool breeze, and the fresh sensation coming from the waves are just momentary. They're always there, waiting to be felt and be appreciated again, not now but sooner when things get better.

Written by: @eommaZel


11
$ 21.94
$ 21.75 from @TheRandomRewarder
$ 0.10 from @tired_momma
$ 0.05 from @Jane
+ 2
Sponsors of eommaZel
empty
empty
empty
empty
Avatar for eommaZel
Written by   436
3 months ago
Enjoyed this article?  Earn Bitcoin Cash by sharing it! Explain
...and you will also help the author collect more tips.

Comments

I just miss to go to beachand resorts too. Meron yung taon na more or less 10 times kami ng punta sa beach at resorts nung summer na yun pero since ngpandemic i haven't been to any beach or resorts na. Sana soon kahit sa resort na lang. hehe. nakakamiss magbabad sa tubig

$ 0.00
3 months ago

That inland family resort seems a cool place. We all hope for better times soon!

$ 0.00
3 months ago

such a lovely places😍 covid lang talaga ang panira sa mga lakad natin😅

$ 0.00
3 months ago

This beach resort made me even miss summer more .

$ 0.00
3 months ago

Truuuee. Nakakamiss yung timr na sobrang excited pa tayo sa beach and summer pero as we grow up, nagbabago din yun mga gusto natin.

$ 0.00
3 months ago

Grabe subrang Naka kamiss na nga po talaga yung ultimo pasyal sa SM hindi na magawa at mas gugustuhin mo nalang na nasa bahay dahil sa pag iingat narin. Sa batya nalang muna😊 hoping next summer ok na lahat. Yung malaya na tayong lahat.

$ 0.05
3 months ago

Kaya nga dito nlng sa bahay kesa makakuha ng sakit ehhehee. Mas okay nang mag ingat. Hope maging okay na tlga lahat next year. ☺️

$ 0.00
3 months ago

Kj talaga tong covid na to eh no. Haha! True po, aside from Christmas season,summer is what I like too. Summer is fun! And just like you, I just missed it a lot. 🥲

$ 0.05
3 months ago

Me too! Hoping for enjoyable summer next year. ☺️

$ 0.00
3 months ago

Wow such an amazing place to visit... Specially the park having a roller coaster ❤️

$ 0.05
3 months ago

I heard its renovated now and added more fun activities. Hope to visit there soon. ☺️

$ 0.00
3 months ago

This is a very lovely farm resort. Let's keep hoping everything will be alright next summer.

$ 0.05
3 months ago

I heard the resort had been renovated last year. So it'll be more fun to visit there again. I'm really hoping for summer to enjoy next year. 🙏🏻

$ 0.00
3 months ago

Have fun.

$ 0.00
3 months ago

Wala na ngang ganap ngayon dahil sa pandemic. Diman naenjoy Ang summer. Sana next summer okay na ang lahat

$ 0.05
User's avatar Yen
3 months ago

Kaya nga eh, dami ko namimiss sa summer. Lalo na ang beach, kelan kaya ulit..☺

$ 0.00
3 months ago

Wow! The farm resort is awesome! I love also exploring, swimming and outing to have a self unwind. Yes sis, not now but sooner when things get better. 🙏❤️

God bless you sis..🙏❤️

$ 0.05
3 months ago

I badly need the sea to refresh my mind, yet I'm just unfortunate to live far from it. But then, there'll be more summers waiting, hope this pandemic will be cured. 🙏🏻

$ 0.00
3 months ago

Yes sis soon. 🙏❤️

$ 0.00
3 months ago

Nakakamiss din mag beach madam.. Ang ganda ng pinuntahan nyo dati.. Sana matuloy kayo

$ 0.05
3 months ago

Ay totoo, dami pa animals hehehe enjoy pati kids, now functional na daw rides ng resort. Eh last time pagpunta namin, parang abandonadong amusement park. 😅 Pero yan din pray ko hehe, sana nga matuloy this year.

$ 0.00
3 months ago