Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation and Why I Love Going to the Beach
by Yeb Sano
Ang dagat ay buhay. (The sea is life)
Of all natural wonders, I love the sea. For me, the sea is a refuge which takes away the toxins of urban life. A few hours by the shore where water greets the land is enough to ease the tensions of one who have become hardened by the daily grind of so-called civilization. A dip in the cool clear waters of our countryside coasts is a magical experience that loosens up every muscle and every bone. The sea absorbs my frustrations, and transforms my inner torments into waves of hope. And this enchanting experience is even multiplied hundredfold when I descend beneath the glassy surface of the sea into an underwater realm…a truly awesome sight that reveals the Creator’s sense of humor and beauty. Yes, the most beautiful gardens I have ever seen are beneath the waves. That is why I always look forward to a trip to the beach.