If I didn’t take this picture, I would think that this is somewhere in Banay-banay, Davao Oriental. 🙂
But no, it is not. This is just a few minutes away from Davao City. It’s in Barangay Aumbay, Island Garden City of Samal, to be exact.
The first time I saw this, I exclaimed loudly my surprise! ha ha… I did not expect that we have ricefields in Samal Island, you see… With a small , but very good, irrigation system at that!
The road is rough of course. 🙂 But with a 4×4 car, our adventure to the unknown wasn’t bad at all. In fact, I found it relaxing….
Isn’t that beautiful? The wide green space looked calming to me.
As we moved on, we saw this small pond.
By the way, all the photos can be enlarged by clicking on them. 🙂
I love the grazing horse… No it is not a wild one. But still, he was a pretty sight!
I also realized that summer is officially on! What better way to spend your day than be in the water? 🙂
This boy looked bewildered. He’s probably wondering why this crazy woman was taking a picture of him. lol
I can’t tell you why, either. I guess it’s the photographer in me. His eyes told a story which made him a good subject that time.
I was just amazed with the fact that children can roam freely in the island, without the parents worrying about their whereabouts.
No people, not all of Mindanao, is a warzone! I have been telling you that for the longest time.
Davao City , its provinces and Samal Island are safe!
As we were leaving the place, we came across with more children, on the way home from school.
This reminded me of my childhood. I used to walk from the house to our school and vice versa. If there’s one thing I’ve learned about my experiences, it is the fact that when you work hard for something, you tend to value it more.
Another thing, no one can tell me that poverty is a hindrance to success. No one. It is a matter of perseverance , dedication , commitment, hard work and faith in God. You can’t go wrong with all of those combined together.
I think the sign on the left said, you are now leaving Brgy. Aumbay. 🙂
I am. Or should I say, we were. Leaving for now. But we will surely be back. Wouldn’t it be nice to sit under a tree, looking at the view, with a picnic basket?
Nice plan right? ha ha
Ok, so where exactly is Aumbay?
Check the map of Samal Island below. That small space in red is Brgy. Aumbay. From the ferry port, there are motorcycles plying the Aumbay-Tagbobo Falls route. I just don’t know how much is the fare. But it is worth it. 🙂
Enjoy your summer everyone! 🙂
I am sure I will….
Lea C. Walker