One step and a stride 
Carried pain and pride 
Is there anything else to hide 
Deep blue ocean so wide 
Unleash those secrets behind 

Faded sadness and a little cry 
Strong-willed enough to try 
Wash all fears and never ask why 
Vanished for a little while 
One more move, to wave goodbye… 


©FRG


Words and photo by feistyredgirl

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(Photo taken at Helicopter Island, El Nido Palawan Philippines)

Stride

​Who would’ve thought that turquoise and lush greens could be a perfect combination?

 It was indeed almost noon and the sun is high, the sunlight glims in the shallow waters making the small lagoon’s view even more alluring!

 You have to go kayaking to take a peak on the whole area, while others prefer to swim; me and my friends took the challenge of the paddle and the waters. 

Kayaking made me realize that, patience is a real virtue. For it takes effort to traverse the waters and that is why, patience is a must, but on a lighter note. The breathtaking view of the small lagoon will surely leave you in awe!

The teamwork we had during this whole kayaking thing was incomparable! I am really so blessed to have a really good friend who took good care of me (I must say for the rest of the trip.) for, in order to enjoy the ride. You must be really overjoyed inside and thanks to my partner in crime right here! We made it! (tho it took us a lot of detours and bumps to get right into it! It was definitely a good ride!)

Keep calm, and grab that paddle, we’re going places…

 Undeniably, the Small lagoon is a certified mini paradise at the heart of Miniloc Island.

(photos were taken at Small Lagoon, Miniloc Island, El Nido Palawan Philippines.)

words and photos by feistyredgirl

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Small Wander, Small Lagoon!

Secret Lagoon was the first stop after a few minutes of boat ride. Since it is the first, everyone seemed to be excited about it, This is where I got my first abrasion. Indeed no pain, no gain. No cuts, no glory.

This was the view inside the Secret Lagoon.

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Look above and you’ll see the sun shines in between the rock formation. Truly a work of art.

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A pristine and crystal clear beach is found outside of the Secret lagoon. Too bad, we didn’t get to spend more time in this area.

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and yes indeed, allow me to use this phrase over and over, it was astoundingly beautiful! Oh God you are mighty! Such a wonderful creation!

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For it is where the deepest secret, lies the untold truth… -FRG

(photos taken at Secret Lagoon, El Nido Palawan, Philippines)

words and photos by feistyredgirl All rights reserved.

 

#CanYouKeepASecret

#palaWANDER #paWalWalan #ElNidoIsLove #GratitudeAboveAllElse 

Can you Keep A Secret?

Embracing serenity with a positive and grateful heart. 
                                  -FRG


(photo taken at Shimizu Island, El Nido Palawan Philippines) 


photo and words by feistyredgirl

all rights reserved 

Tranquility

​On my 26th birthday I was reminded of the real person that lives inside me, that person who is willing to take risks, that person who loves adventure, the old person who enjoys meeting new people and that person who isn’t afraid to try.

Today I felt like every muscle fiber on my body aches, every part of my skin has bruises, the adrenaline rush was real, that hunger for adventure was intense and the eagerness to thrive and survive reigns still. indeed there is nothing more satisfying than to feel that old feeling again. I may have forgotten a lot of things, I may ignored a lot, I may have thrown my dreams away, I may have doubted and unlearned the things that I once loved and I might have given up on the possibility of all the thing that I can do but today marks the unleashing of that inevitable courage I’ve drawn within me, that faith was restored, step by step that old flame within me will be ignited, once again. but this time it will be different, even better. Today, I breathe in reality and embrace every possibility of what this life may bring.

(photo taken at the Secret Beach, El Nido Palawan, Philippines )

I was told that no one and nothing can predict the future that awaits me, or what tomorrow can bring but I say I will try my very best, I have this grip of faith within me, inside me, with my loving family, supportive friends and the almighty God, no one can ever pull me down in believing on how was it like, it is like… to live over and over again.

(photo taken at 7 Commando Beach, El Nido Palwan, Philippines)

Take that leap and just keep it tight, way to go feisty red girl. 

I didn’t know what I did right to deserve all these, but indeed you are really an amazing God. Hang in there, we got this.

words and photos by feistytedgirl 

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El Nido it? Right !

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Love has touched me once, and for me that could mean, enough.

I have never been brave to love again, scared to give my heart away.
Afraid of what might happen, I have fears that love will never come again.
I have loved and lost, I once fought for what I truly feel, then I ended up being ill.
I was sick, of the pain that I have to endure to feel loved, to feel free, to be happy.
Then I had recovered, I realized that pain has made me stronger. Even cautious and tougher.
Pain has taught me that you have to strive to live, to be alive.
Love has taught me, that you can live and die over and over.

Once can mean enough, but as I get through this world alone, I know love will come shining through again.
Again, I may not know when, but for sure it will happen. Who am I to tell, who am I to go against something that might come along.
One day love will find me, or even haunt me, but that is what this journey is all about.
To gaze through life with love in our hearts.

Once, I had loved you, you taught me how is it like to give unselfishly, you made me feel special, you made me feel loved.
Once, I thought I can’t live a day without you.
Once, you were here and I was there, but things aren’t meant to be.
I left, you left, We, drifted apart saying nothing, feeling empty but still thriving…
Then I got tired, you moved away, from a far, I see you smile, it made me happy but it wasn’t me, the reason behind those smile.
I have forgiven myself for loving you enough that I had to let you go, then, you lived and loved, and I chose to live again.

Again, If I might come across that same old feeling again, with someone new, I want it to last, I want it to be strong, I want it to be brave, something genuine, something real, someone worth living.
Again, I will choose love and life over and over even if it might kill me and set me on fire, drift through the water, here I am, still alive.
Again, never promise me anything, just let me love you, in the smallest or grandest way that I could. Tell me that you will always be true. Love me like I had never felt pain before.

Once, I loved you and I will never forget you
Again, I will love you and I may be ready to take this journey called life with you.

Follow me through we’re moving forward, once again.

Today marks the fourth year of my blog! Thank you for gazing through my thoughts. For all the impromptu series and emotional stints, I thank you all for getting through
We’re moving forward, let me take the lead, this time, my heart with me

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-FRG
feistyredgirl

words and photo by feistyredgirl,
all rights reserved

Once Again

Omran – A young man of strength

Omran, haven’t they told you to run?
Haven’t they told you that life should be fun?
Omran, you are innocent and young,
Didn’t they know who to spare from war?
Omran, it must have been tough,
To be clueless on everything that seemed rough
Omran, keep that strength to endure more pain and courage to get through the array
Omran, you deserved to be living and to feel alive, it is unfair to just be survivng and to just hide
They owe you a wonderful life.
You deserve a peaceful life…

Omran, you embodied strength and courage
From those streaks of blood in your hands to those dust and bloodied face
To those screams, ashes, bombings and killings,
You must have been spared
Everyone must have been spared
Omran, you are young and innocent
let us not forget, that everyone else was…

-FRG

Praying for peace all over the world. Let us unite in the fight against violence. Spare the children, women and men, we all deserve a peaceful world.

photo credits to CNN International

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I was blinded by too much light
Decieved and carried away by fright
I was told to hold onto it so tight
But I lost everything that seemed to be right
When everything seemed to be out of sight
I wanted to see that light
Hopeful and pleading for things to turn out right
I might…
Find my way out, through the sunlight

©FRG

words and photo by feistyredigrl (FRG)

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