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Thursday, January 01, 2015

New Year's Day Outing at the Beach 2015

by Gil Camporazo

It's now a tradition in our family to go outing every New Year's day, January 1. And it's usually spent at the local beach in our place. For this year 2015, we had it at Soleo Beach, San Enrique, Negros Occidental, PH. Last year, we spent at Las Olas just a stone throw from the beach of Soleo Beach.

Soleo Beach, San Enrique, Neg. Occ.,PH
Soleo Beach, San Enrique, Neg. Occ.,PH

We spent for almost 7 hours at the beach. We brought our extra food in our media noche (early morning snack) for the whole family to partake at that time.

As usual we availed of the tryke of our son-in-law, Almon for our transport service to bring us back and forth to the beach and home.

This year we went to the Soleo beach, which bears the title as the "vacation spot of the south". It is complete of amenities like convenience store, function hall, swimming pool, videoke, rooms, cottages, and play ground. The place at the time was full of people all over the ground. They're also spending their new year for family gathering, reunion and having a thanksgiving party there.

Family Bonding

Family Bonding at Soleo Beach
Family Bonding at Soleo Beach

Our family bonding was strengthened. Our grandchildren: Toto Bryan, Adgel, Bulaklak, Panie and Inday Sophie enjoyed splashing at the warm sea water of Soleo Beach. She ran as free as the wind.

Inday Sophie Enjoying Freely the Sea Water
Inday Sophie Enjoying Freely the Sea Water

Inday Sophie is our youngest granddaughter from our third daughter, An An. She was too excited to play in the water. At her 2-year age, she managed alone to go straight to the shore, trying to climb the improvised 3-foot concrete wall that blocks the shore to prevent the flash of water direct to the cottages.

Her father, Stephen helped her and kept her watch as she enjoyed the flashing sea water. This was the second time that she was exposed to the shore. The first was at the Las Olas beach when she was 1 year old.

Everybody is busy preparing food and eating
Everybody is busy preparing food and eating

The rest of us like Toto Jun and his wife, Inday Carissa, Dona and her hubby Almon, An An, Gigi, and me were at the rented cottage enjoying the foods, the freshness of the cool air from the sea breeze. Toto Jun and me did our day-to-day task at the web. We brought along with us our laptop and made use of my mobile wifi.

Expression of Gratefulness

My Family at Soleo Beach
My Family at Soleo Beach

This is how our family expressed our gratefulness to the Lord for a new year, for a new opportunity to live another year, and for another chance to mend our ways according to the will of the Lord.

And we consider this family outing as one of the best opportunities for us to prove that family can be together and even forever as long as we live and true to our covenant with the Lord.

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25 comments:

  1. Seems like you and your family totally enjoyed the starting of this new year at beach..wish you and your family a great and happy new year.

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  2. Very nice family bonding on the beach. It's indeed amazing to be with family members in such
    neutral groung.

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  3. Your grand daughter is so brave in going to the waters at 2 years old. This was a great way to bond as a family for the holidays.

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  4. Yay Happy New Year Sir Gil! Family bonding at its finest! I not sure if I can swim these days the water is soo cold. Your grand daughter is adorable.

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  5. That's a great way to spend New Year's Day. Happy New Year to you and your family Sir Gil!

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  6. You have a wonderful family Sir. And your grand daughter is so cute especially with her swimwear. Happy New Year!

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  7. Family traditions are essential, I deem. It keeps everyone closer and is a great time to get reconnected again. It is also during these moments when I whisper a heartfelt, "thank you" to our Lord for keeping my family safe. Happy New Year po! :)

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  8. I think spending time with the whole family is the right way to start the year! It doesn't matter where you spend it, as long as everybody's present and enjoying.

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  9. That's really great to be able to bond together with the family and celebrate the new year.

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  10. Nice bonding moment. It can also become a mini-reunion for busy families. Have a great 2015 dear Sir!

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  11. I know people who also went to the beach on New Year's Day and Christmas Day even if it is monsoon season in my part of the country. It is still fun to gather your family and enjoy each other's company.

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  12. A great bonding indeed. Happy new year to you and family! :)

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  13. Looks like the whole family had a great time. Have a Blessed New Year po. By the way Sir, Sophie is so pretty :)

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  14. It is really nice to have yearly tradition and spend the start of the year with your family.

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  15. Your yearly tradition spending time with family is great! The best way to start off the year is being with your loveones . It looks like a lot of fun and great pictures.

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  16. Beach outing with family is so great and fun. It makes me wanna go to the beach with my family in Pinas and have a festive lunch.:)
    http://www.wish4less.com

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  17. Tradition lives on! I also did this right after NY with cousins.

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  18. Nice way to celebrate new year. Different from the traditional way.

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  19. It's great to have a tradition like yours and this can be passed on to the next generation too

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  20. Outing at the beach is one of the best way to celebrate New year's Day.

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  21. Great family bonding! Made me missed my family and relatives back home.

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  22. What I love about family outings are the things you do together ---barbecuing, swimmings and endless talks with people you hold dear.

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  23. It's nice to have a regular reunion time :-) We also do this once a year but not very particular on what date it should be. ---from www.talesofjanet.com

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  24. Nice! Is this just beside the road? I forgot if Soleo na ang perme ko makita maglabay sir. Very enticing place.

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