I issued myself a travel ban for the whole month of February, '12. Yes, I am grounded and strictly not allowed to go out of town for the whole duration of this love month. This is part of my Rules to Survive Hell Month as a soon-to-graduate (fingers crossed) MIT student in a prestigious University malapit sa UPD. ^_^ But, the batang gala that I am, I find ways to feed my wanderlust without violating my above rule.
About 10minutes from my boarding house is this beautiful spot called Marikina Riverbanks. For those of you who tune in to the news during stormy days, Marikina River is always closely monitored as this was the very river which overflowed during typhoon Ondoy in 2009. I have witnessed how this river turned monstrous during storms and how it transforms into a beautiful place on a nice weather. This afternoon is one of those few times when the river is at its calmest.
Below are the pictures I took while spending time at the riverbanks. There were kids, students, couples and many others who, like me, is getting away from the business of the day.
|The river at its calmest|
|Some Arnis Team practicing their routine|
|The simple joys of life: Playing like a child|
|Meditate by the river? Why not? :)|
|And of course, the lovers.|
|Family Picnic and kids playing around|
|A student practicing his bartending chuvaness|