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Best of Guam and Beyond – Part 2

July 31, 2011
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More misc photos to share:

Guam’s slogan is “Where America’s Day Begins”.  While true (we’re 14 hours ahead of Eastern Daylight Time), a more accurate statement would be “Where Asia meets America”.  There are times Guam feels more a part of Asia than it does the mainland 6000 miles east.

Tropical and exotic.  This is NOT the Jersey shore!

To a kid growing up with corn in view from his bedroom window, this is an amazing sight – and one does not tire of it, either.    No stinky seaweed here.

Dishwashers and Senators row together – a reminder how close knit a place is can be.

I’ve read a piece on the Pacific islands which said they attract three kinds of people:  Mercenaries, misfits and miscreants.

I wonder which category I fall into.  I’d propose a fourth – Mango lovers.

There’s romance in simplicity.  We say Royal Poinciana, islanders say Flame tree.  I prefer the latter – more descriptive.  The former sounds like phraseology from a florid Englishman.

Simple and beautiful.  All that stuff we think we need fades away.

Car?  Nope.  Television.  No sir.  Can one sit and watch a day go by?  Yes, indeed.

Is it perfect?  No.  Months could be spent on its shortcomings, but that’s not the point.  Rather it’s about learning to appreciate what one has – as opposed to lusting after the next achievement/purchase.  When one slows down – one sees the world in a different light.

Even simple things can be amusing and rewarding.  I just hope I don’t get arrested for carrying cameras into the men’s restroom at pirate bars.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 1, 2011 12:56 am

    I’ll do my best to keep her getting lots of sun 🙂

    • dangerboyandpixie permalink*
      August 1, 2011 1:22 am

      Yes – your mother is an organic photovoltaic construct.

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