“Oh Sudami Adi! Oh Sudami Adi!” shouted one of the eighty-five male Indians who are swimming, splashing, and throwing themselves onto the water at this 2PM scorching heat.

We arrived at Maxima Aqua Fun in the Island Garden City of Samal (IGaCoS) after our morning tour. My friends took their well deserved sleep at our cabins while I stayed under the tree writing this piece on a newly-bought notebook I got in a small convenience shop near the Babak Wharf. Darn I’m so tired but I could not sleep from all their fun and their interesting foreign language which I never could understand. ๐Ÿ˜› Lol!

The Indians

I took a moment to smell the fresh air, observe the surroundings, and adore the majestic view of Mt. Apo (the tallest mountain in the country) from here, along with the beautiful city scape resting on the blue waters of Davao Gulf… It was an awesome adventure so far! ๐Ÿ™‚

One after another, each Indian passed by me – one gave a smile, another gave me a wink, and some others simply gave me a stare. Those tall nose, strong body built, and dominant eyes are just like in those movies with Indians in them: Slumdog Millionaire, Three Idiots, and Outsourced.

Fooling Around

Then I found myself conversing to a tourist, probably from Manila. He was the one I was looking at when he asked the security guard to give the Indians a warning about their noise while the rest of us are sleeping and other concerns. So, we talked for a short while and discussed about the culture of Indians as they may not be used to beaches. Cue in the Ganges River where they freely use at any time of the day for purification as a practice. I do infer that regardless of the heat, they don’t really care. ๐Ÿ™‚

A few minutes later theyย  hopped onto their boat and leftโ€ฆ Now it was our time to splash, and throw ourselves onto the clear BLUE waters! ๐Ÿ™‚