A glass building in Berlin. #germany🇩🇪 #architecture #travel
A glass building in Berlin. #germany🇩🇪 #architecture #travel
[A modified transcript of a 15-minute presentation under the panel “Peoples and Faiths: A Mindanao Overview” at the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU)-School of Social Sciences (SOS) – Mindanao Scholars’ Consultation-cum-Conversations on Mindanao Studies” September 12-13, 2018, Ateneo de Davao University, Davao City, Philippines] Salamun ‘alaykum and good morning to all of you! Thank you, Sir […]
Durian symbolizes hospitality, love, respect and honor
by ArRayyan Mawallil Tulawie
Traveling by boat across the Sulu Ocean
by ArRayyan Mawallil Tulawie
Moreover, Subhaana Allaah, the magnificent conspicuous outlook from distant of Sulu’s crying mountain and one of the grandest landmarks—Mt. Tumantangis (Bud Tumantangis), Grand Masjid Tulay, and Mt. Dahu truly amazed me. Indeed, there may be nothing more satisfying than finding a great view, staring at it and being truly in awe of the beauty found in it.
Furthermore, as we were lulled in the hammock of sea waves, some of us just quietly sat and fervently prayed that no untoward incident would happen to us and we can swiftly and safely arrive at our destination. I couldn’t also blame them for being pretty nervous since journey in a boat can be a little tricky as things might not be the same as it’s on land.
Apparently, my mother was just a bit worried for her granddaughter, my niece, Fatima Zainab, since she was the only toddler in the group. Perhaps what was on my mother’s mind was what if this boat will sink, may Allaah forbid. Honestly, we have encountered big waves along the way intermittently. Nevertheless, I was just relaxed and calmed and just enjoyed every moment of the trip. In fact, I was playing the brine with my hands outside the sailing boat. I also photographed views of the islands.
Alhamdu Lillaahi, during our journey, I didn’t feel any nervous and I don’t want to show them that I am, of course, I was not, maybe because I am already used to voyage by a small boat. Laudably, my nephew, Ben-Azziz Tulawie – who was the captain of the boat, then, (apart from Allaah) courageously and competently managed our affairs amidst our sailing. Plus his mother, kah Mussah, who also used to travel by boat every now and then, was likewise relaxed and calmed.
However, when we were about to reach our destination at Jolo wharf, the blue clear sky suddenly turns gloomy as if there was a strong storm about to come. As soon as we alighted from a boat and had a short rest at the porch, a sudden heavy downpours and gusty winds occurred. It damaged the electric wire from the nearby electric post. The wire sparked and went into the sea and roofs of some adjacent houses. Thus everyone from the porch and other side of the wharf’s bridge that have seen it yelled and dispersed because they were terrified to be electrified and a fire might occur.
On the other hand, while some had secured themselves from the possible dangers that might bring by a sudden heavy downpours and gusty winds, courageous fishermen, subhaana Allaah, amidst the severe bad weather then, rushed towards their fishing boats knotted at the wharf and placed it away from the wharf. Well, of course, gusty winds will harshly damage their hard-earned fishing boats once it will hit each other due to the strong waves.
For our part, we are forever grateful to Allaah that He saves us from that calamity and that He grants us a swift and safe voyage from Jolo to Tung-Tung island and vice versa. Should have been we were still on sailing or before we reach wharf that incident had happened, maybe out of flapping, our small boat might have sink or the sparkling electrical wire might have fallen on us.
Different color for each scent. #Berlin #germany🇩🇪 #streetfair #travel #tourist #shopping (at Berlin, Germany)
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Thousands of residents in Davao City troop to the Commission on Elections office in Magsaysay Park to register on the last day of registration on Saturday, 29 September 2018 for the May 2019 elections. Some registrants said they started to queue as ear…
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Sailing by boat across Sulu Ocean
As we sailed across the Sulu ocean, I enjoyed looking at several breathtaking views through the islands. Subhaana Allaah, the magnificent conspicuous outlook from distant of Sulu’s crying mountain and one of the grandest landmarks—Mt. Tumantangis (Bud Tumantangis), Grand Masjid Tulay, and Mt. Dahu truly amazed me. Indeed, there may be nothing more satisfying than finding a great view, staring at it and being truly in awe of the beauty found in it.
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A sculpture of a woman in a park in Berlin. #travel #Berlin #germany🇩🇪 #autumn #tourist
St. Michael the Archangel battles it out with the minions of Lucifer in this classic battle of good versus evil as portrayed by participants of the street dancing contest in Iligan City on Thursday (27 September 2018). The event is part of the Diyandi …
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KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/ 28 Sept) – Two members of the Army’s 19th Infantry Battalion were killed and three others were injured when their vehicle fell into a 20-foot ravine in Barangay Meocan in Arakan, North Cotabato on Thursday noon, a military official said. Lt. Col. Ehrlich Noel Paraso, commander of the 19th IB, identified the […]
A young boy looks at the art works being displayed at the boot of SEA Movement, an environmental NGO in General Luna, Siargao Island on Thursday (September 28, 2018). For the first time, visitors are disallowed to bring plastic items to Cloud Nine area where the National Surfing tilt (Sept. 23-27) and Siargao International Surfing […]
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Post production is stressful. Food is the ultimate comfort. #filmlife
Eight contingents from different towns in Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte join the Sajaw Siargao 2018 on Thursday (September 28, 2018) held in General Luna town, the province’s foremost tourist destination and the country’s surfing capital. MindaNews photo by ROEL N. CATOTO
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