Chasing the Sunset at Langkawi

For several days, we enjoyed the sun, sand and sea at Langkawi, the island of beautiful sunsets in Malaysia.

On our last day in Langkawi, we were wondering whether we should be having an early dinner; but the sun was setting and it was so lovely. We quickly changed our plan and took a stroll on the board walk fronting the shore, not knowing where this was leading to.

We walked up and down the rocky shores. Amazed at the beauty and serenity of the place, we couldn’t help walking further and further along the shore; in search of even better views.

What a joy it was if we could just take a pause in our life, doing nothing. . . . . .  not thinking of anything ( different from thinking of nothing), meditating like the man in the picture.

All our lives, we have been chasing; chasing buses, chasing jobs, chasing clients; sometimes we were just chasing our own tails;  many times not knowing why we chase for  those things at all.

Are we destined only to chase in this rat race? There must be much better things to do; liking chasing sunset or chasing rainbows.

Some feel sad about sunset as if it were the end of a day, an end of a life journey. But sunset only signifies the beginning of yet another day, perhaps another phase of life.

The sun finally sank below the horizon.

We knew that this was the best part of our trip and this moment was one of the best and memorable parts of our lives.

20 thoughts on “Chasing the Sunset at Langkawi

  1. Hello – thank you for your like on my post “Perspective is Reality; Choose Wisely”. This section of your blog on retirement is wonderful! It’s just appearing on my radar … about 10 years away and I am enjoying reading your perspective; not to mention the photos of this sunset are stunning.
    Best regards!

    • Thanks very much for perusing this section of the blog which is less visited by readers. There are many perspectives on retirement, with 10 years away, I am sure you will choose wisely. Regards, Michael

    • Hi Johanna, I am also a babyboomer. Hope I will have the chance to read your novella. Thanks for the comment and the “like” on the post. Regards, Michael

    • Glad to hear that you also chase sunsets. The colors of the sunsets could be quite different depending on the latitude. Even in the same place, it could be different on a different day. How wonderful! Regards, Michael

    • Not only colors. The manner in which it sets. For instance, the sun over Lake MI tends to fall slowly, and then appears to me to sizzle into the lake. Whereas in PEI, when watching from the cliffs, the sun falls and then kind “Plops” into the ocean. That and the colors give sunsets personality for me. Indeed wonderful!

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