10 Apr2014

Skinny Dipping…

by Marketman


Not a care in the world. Happy summer frolicking with friends on a stunning beach with crystal clear waters and an azure and cloud dotted sky. Perfect full body tans that would make many a pale Northerner cringe with envy. No need for bathing suits, they are skinny and they are most definitely dipping. :)


It’s amazing, but that previous paragraph could just as readily apply to a gorgeous blond on the French Riviera, backed by a massive trust fund, possessing a penchant for sushi and several Villebrequin-clad suitors on the sidelines. Her yacht offshore awaits her return.


Back to Bohol and the scene could just as easily be marred by the reality that many of these kids will soon give up the carefree days on the beach for child labor of sorts, helping their families eek eke out a living from land and sea. They will probably have a relatively bleak future in the sense of proper and sufficient nutrition, a decent education and a future full of employment possibilities. But for now, they are just skinny dipping, and boy did it look like a LOT of FUN!



  1. Connie C says:

    Not a care in this world where the perfect moment is the NOW.

    Pinoys in general are accepting of their fate, and, whether good or bad makes us one of the happiest people on earth.

    Apr 10, 2014 | 10:05 am


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  3. Ron says:

    gone are the days when kids in the metro enjoy what mother nature can offer….i’d rather have my kids do the same thing than lying on a couch playing an Andoid games

    Apr 10, 2014 | 2:52 pm

  4. Meg Mationg says:

    ah the carefree days of youth :-)

    Apr 10, 2014 | 4:11 pm

  5. Gezel says:

    Wish i could do that not a care in the world what so ever but then reality strike, we grow up and life sometimes is so unfair , as my husband says we deal with the hands dealt… the best way we can, happy summer market man and family enjoy the heat it’s still cold here in balmy England…

    Apr 10, 2014 | 9:03 pm

  6. marilen says:

    For a few brief shining moments……

    Apr 10, 2014 | 10:12 pm

  7. tercer says:

    “eek” out a living indeed! MM, that’s a perfect anagram if there ever was one. It appears anagramming could be counted amongst your many skills and talents.

    Apr 11, 2014 | 1:44 am

  8. Meg says:

    Live for the moment, it wont be the same tomorrow.

    Apr 11, 2014 | 2:09 am

  9. Marketman says:

    tercer, or did I simply misspell eke? :)

    Apr 11, 2014 | 6:31 am

  10. kristin says:

    ahhhh…childhood and summertime in the beaches, and not a care in the world. Happy Vacation MM..

    Apr 11, 2014 | 1:55 pm

  11. cumin says:

    I like this post, MM. A paean to the simple joys of childhood, while acknowledging the harsh challenges ahead.

    Apr 12, 2014 | 12:14 pm

  12. Lambchop says:

    Beautiful! :)

    Apr 13, 2014 | 12:05 pm

  13. Yvonne says:

    Looks like these young ones are on their own.i don,t see an adult around.

    Jun 11, 2014 | 11:17 am


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