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Monday, March 21, 2011

Super Moon Rising Over Apo Reef


"I clambered over mounds and mounds /Of polystyrene foam / And fell into a swimming pool / Filled with fairy snow / And watched the world turn day-glo / you know you know / The world turned day-glo you know" 
 - The World Turned Day-glo by X-Ray Spex

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Last Saturday a natural phenomenon called "Supermoon" unfolded and afforded us all a sight of the moon larger than it used to be during ordinary nights. The so called "Supermoon" event happens when the full moon coincides at a time when both the Earth and the Moon is at closest point to each other. There are about four to six times of "supermoon" happening each year, but last Saturday was considered as an "extreme case of Supermoon" which has only happened 10 times since 1950.


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Saturday, while we were lounging at our camp site at Apo Reef off the coast of Sablayan in Occidental Mindoro, the bright full moon provided us with decent lighting that resembles a lamp. It was a marvelous sight with the full moon shining brightly over us and reflecting against the water of the vast sea in front of us.

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In a few moments I saw the world turned day-glo, like a moribund zombie awaking from a deep slumber in the early hours of the next morning, I saw the moon just as it was about to set and it was the opposite of a sunset, less brighter than the sun but even better in apparition of ordinary sunsets.

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Slowly it sinks deeper and deeper against the horizon of the sea and the eerie quiet tides provides a decomposing soundtrack, the gravitational pull of it, that got people worried about in light of recent Tsunami in Japan was non-existent, if ever, the only pull it has managed was in my consciousness and reaffirmed my belief that the world is such a special place with a vast series of "coincidences" happening for life to prosper and such phenomenon to occur and amaze us to no end.

Till the next Supermoon, until then I'd gladly live the life of a bloke flowing against the wave, riding a crest over the horizon into the unknown and embracing all new things as if whispers from a long lost concubine.

19 comments:

AJ said...

Bravo for the photos!!!

Anonymous said...

marky, dumudugo ilong ko sa mga nababasa ko :D

Markyramone said...

Thanks AJ, and Anonymous sorry for the nose bleed haha...

bits & pieces said...

lovely photos! :)

Anonymous said...

Ang lupet mo talaga sa narration marky. Hindi mko kaya ang level mo. GALING!

Sayang at hindi ko na nakita ko, sarap ng tulog ko!hehe

darwin

Markyramone said...

sarap ng tulog nyo nga eh di kayo kinagat ng nik-nik...haha

lakwatsera de primera said...

lucky you were able to get a glimpse of the super moon in its full glory, it was hazy from my hometown,(what can i say poetic Marky - ikaw na!)

thepinaysolobackpacker said...

nosebleed too! haha
actually marky, na-topic ka namen ni Claire sa MOA last pyro. pareho kameng hanga sa pagsulat mu, pate na din ke Monette. ayan, na nose-bleed na naman ako. teka lang..nakita ko yung mejo maliit na moon pero yung super laki, d ko nakita. ako ata unag natulog eh. hihi
i never told you this, pero I'm so hanga sau sa Apo reef, just glad and thankful na ksama ka sa Sablayan, super thanks sa pagiging "cook" sarap ng luto mu frnd, kahet d ka naman inuutusan pero maasikaso ka tlga at nagkukusang gawa. nahiya naman ako kase parang wala ako naitulong. haha ayan sana mabasa to ng mga chicks mu, kase if I we're tooot toot..haha pasado ka na, pede ka na mag-asawa marky boy! :p

Pinoy Boy Journals said...

Agree ako sa lahat, nahihilo ako sa poetic na post na toh! astig marky, putek ang ganda nga ng moon. habang nagbibiyahe kayo, ako nasa office OT at iniinom ko na lang ng beer. haaaay

Markyramone said...

@Claire, thanks haha "my only weapon is poetry" ika nga ng band na Rancid...it was cloudy ren daw sa Manila so we're fortunate na it wasn't the case in Apo Reef that night :)

@Gael, I just miss camping out so much kaya medyo masipag mg luto luto at gamitin ang cookset hehe...okay lng yun ikaw naman in charge sa kwento kaya masaya...sana nga mabasa to ni Ada haha

@Pinoy, yeah right, you've been to everywhere including Japan which is where I wanna go and hopefully meet Maria Ozawa someday.

pusang kalye said...

diba kayo nagwori that time sa possible effect ng supermoon sa tides? nagworry kasi ako nung umakyat kami ng bulkan.nalala ko kayo. kasi if its not earthquake,its the waves.:D

tina said...

super nice ng last shot :D

Ed said...

I was just at home during the full moon. Ewan, inantok ako. ito pala yung namiss ko. at least di na sana kelangan ng zoom na zoom lens. hehe

Markyramone said...

Thanks @Tina :*

@Anton - di naman natakot may puno namang kakapitan dun haha

@Ed - I still used a 300mm zoom to capture that photo :)

chinchanlakwatsero said...

i love the great shots.

Grace said...

Great place to be at during the supermoon. I was in LA and it was more like a "supotmoon" LOL because it was very cloudy. No viz.

Markyramone said...

Salamat chinchan.

@Grace, it was the same case in Manila according to my friend, was also cloudy during that time. Good thing it wasn't the case in Apo Reef :)

Micamyx|Senyorita said...

Nasaan nga ba ako nung moment na yan? Nasa ospital ata o nasa kuwan... di ko maalala haha :D

Naks, talagang pati si Ate Gael humanga sa luto mo. Dapat mag-travel tayo ulit tapos ikaw magluto hihi :P Multiply days pa lang hanga na ako sayo. Di hamak mas emo ka pa nun LOL :P See you soon Marky :D

Markyramone said...

@Mica, yeah mas emo ako nun, ngayon di na...tara lets go on a trip soon.

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