It’s been a hot and rough day for me after running back and forth photo documenting both my client and local people, I only had two days left on staying in El nido and my idea of spending my last few days was to relax. I was told that there’s a lovely beach in the north called Nacpan where “twin beach” is located, out of curiosity of this beach I traveled 2 hours by bus.
The day was sunny and coconut trees provided shades when I get to the area, I was stunned on how white and powdery the sand in this beach. Few tourist was sun bathing sipping coconut juice, while others were paddle boarding and soaking in the water.
This changed my plan of relaxing instead, I spent my whole day with them and pitched a tent let myself go and immersed myself in their way of life.
I can say that I was not a tourist but rather a sociologist immersing myself with different people and let them teach me on the simplicity of life.
In the world where the gap of between the rich and poor has grown wider, It's easy to say that the people here are at the bottom of society. But after staying with them for a short time I learned a lot.
They may not have good roads or highways. But each of them has built paths to generosity.
They may not have the luxury of electricity or television, but their humanity shines in their daily lives.
No mansions, no flashy cars, but in the company of these people no one is left behind- everyone share what they have to each other.
They are often called ignorant, primitive and poor, I came to think who's more civilized?