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Young and Old – Philippines

24 Jul

I’m really drawn to people in the streets. I want to capture them in a way where one’s soul is preserved or rather his/her personality is preserved in the photo. That’s why I don’t try to talk to them before shooting to really see the individuality and the richness of their character. After I click the shutter, that’s when I’ll talk to them.

In this series we can see a lot of contrast, not just in the technicalities but also on what the photos show. I’ve observed that a lot of young adults here in the Philippines choose to go bum, not working their asses to work in order to feed their families. Then when they get old, they regret not doing what they can when they were still younger and stronger.

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Excellent pictures! :)

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Rediscovering – Duka Bay, Philippines

6 Jul

This was supposed to be my last blog for 2013 but the internet connection was too slow so I finished uploading photos at exactly 12:16AM here in the Philippines, that means this is technically my first post for 2014.

I couldn’t think of anything more precious than the company and love of a family. Every moment spent with them is surely something I value and I am very thankful for.

My 2013

Life is full of surprises. My 2013 has been a wonderful year and what better way to wrap it up than embracing new blessings in my life. Just this November 6, 2013, I got officially hired as a Pharmacist for an international beauty, health and lifestyle retailer. It was a career move that I did not plan but I am very much happy for. Although it meant lesser time with my family as I had to go on duty 6 times in a week, I look at the fulfillment I am getting from my new workplace. That is why all the more that I am making up for those times that I missed family dinners etc.  My sister also got married last December 6, the grand opening day of the branch I am employed at. I did not make it to her wedding but even with islands apart I made sure they felt my support. So for today I am sharing outfit post as the whole family rediscovers Duka Bay on my one-day off.

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Lovely shots! :)

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Walks In Life – Anilao Batangas, Philippines

30 Jun
Walks in Life

 
October 24, 2009 when my husband and i got married… October 24, 2010, our supposed to be first year anniversary, my grandfather died 2 days before our anniversary. Since i spent most of my childhood life with my grandfather, It was such a tragedy for me… Midnight, October 24, my husband’s grandmother died.. It was such an emotional day for both of us… My husband i are were both at lost… we had to part ways to be with our families… Because of the tragic turn of events, we were not able to celebrate our first year anniversary and worst, we had to part for a while…
 
The next year, October 2011, we once again did not celebrate our second year anniversary. It was the first year death anniversary of our grandparents… two years, happily married… But we never celebrated our life together… The next year… 2012, we did not wait for October again… We decided to celebrate our First, Second and Third Year Anniversary… April 2012, we went for a 4 days ultimate get-away… I will never forget this day of my married life…
 
 
This photo reminds me and my husband of the walk of our married life… Some tragedies may come but we need to move on with life… Taking every step slowly and sometimes taking a step ahead… We never know lies ahead of us…But we must always put in mind that in every step we take, we must always put God in the middle… As our faith will help us through…

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Poignant  images and words! :)

Puzzle Mansion – Tagaytay, Philippines

15 Jun

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A Guinness Book of Record awardee and the home of the “worlds largest jigsaw puzzel who owns by Gina Gil-Lacuna. The best time to visit the place is when Gina herself is in the museum to personally give the tour. The puzzel mansion has a total of 1028 puzzels in different kinds, big or small, easy to the most complicated one, they also have a 3d puzzel, and
i think most of the puzzel comes from the different country that Gina visited. Though it has an entrance fee of 100 pesos, puzzel mansion is easy to find because of the many signage left and right to guide the tourists so being lost is never a problem and just following the signage is very time consuming. So if your in the vicinity of Tagaytay try to visit the puzzel mansion and be awe for all the puzzels.

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Interesting place! :)

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A Sliver of Heaven in Sabang, Palawan, Philippines

11 Jun

A declaration: the beach of Sabang is grossly underrated in comparison to the other popular destinations of Palawan Island.

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We spent only one night here and wished we could’ve stayed longer… Too bad we had to return our motorcycle rental the next morning!

The beach is drop dead gorgeous, and wide enough for both a bangka parking lot and a long tract just for swimming. Plenty of sand and shade, and so many of the hotels offer hammocks for our leisurely perusal.

Next to the beaches of Port Barton and El Nido, the undervalued gem Sabang is actually the only beach that has blinding white sand and clear, aquamarine waters; Port Barton and El Nido are, nowadays, just gateways to the islands in the horizon.

Hundreds of tourists descend upon the town each day just to see a small fraction of the 8km-long underground river (recently added to UNESCO fame) and amazingly enough, most of them leave before the end of the day! Which means the majority of the daytrippers don’t even bother with swimming or lounging on the beach.

In addition to a gorgeous beach, there are more empty beaches within swimming/walking distance, some lovely karst formations, and some snorkeling activity offshore. For those rare moments where you actually get tired of lounging on a hammock, there’s a 5.8 km trail through the jungle that surrounds Sabang.

Peace and isolation can be hard to come by in the Philippines, but there’s plenty of it to be found in Sabang (if one stays well away from the pier).

We stayed at Mary’s, the last resort on the strip, to the east of the town center.

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Looks like a great place to just chill! :)

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from where I stood – El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

9 Jun

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Good composition! :)

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Watching TLW – Quezon City, Philippines

8 Jun

I like the idea of toes and your blog. This is the picture I took of my toes on the sofa while watching TLW.

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Good shot! :)

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Pink Beach – Zamboanga City, Philippines

2 Jun

Just wanna share with you one of the 7 pink beaches in the world: the less traveled pink beach of Great Santa Cruz Island. Yes, it’s PINK!! :)

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Interesting, nice shots! :)

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At Work or Play? – Laguna, Philippines

1 Jun

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Interesting picture! ?!?!

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Dagupan City, Philippines

22 May

Man sitting on a cart in Dagupan City, Philippines

Amazing shot, love the irony… :)

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Manila North Cemetery, Philippines

19 May

Yesterday, I joined one of my closest friends in celebrating her twenty-somethingth birthday in a cemetery.

Wait–what?

Yep, you read that right: in a cemetery. Before you get some crazy ideas in your head, I’ll go right ahead and tell it to you straight. We spent the afternoon hanging out with a big group of kids in a cemetery as part of ATD Fourth World‘s Festival of Learning.

Mural of children in Manila, Philippines

When my friend Cel first told me about ATD, I was completely clueless. All she said was that they are an international nonprofit organization that worked with the less fortunate–in this particular instance, kids. I looked them up online and discovered that ATD stood for “All Together in Dignity,” and that they’re one of the groups fighting the good fight against poverty. They started in France in 1957, and have gone on to spread to over 30 countries, including the Philippines. Their name is perfect given their cause, because at the root of it, what they really want is to restore everyone’s dignity.

Cel was very excited about the Festival of Learning because it centered on exposing kids to storytelling and arts and crafts. Since our barkada (Filipino for group of friends) leaned more toward artsy things — we came together in our high school Glee Club, even before the TV series Glee became popular — the activity sounded perfect for us.

And that was how my friends and I ended up in Manila North Cemetery one hot Sunday afternoon.

If you want to find out how you can support ATD-Philippines, check out their Facebook page here.

Group of children at a conference in Manila, Philippines

This lively group performance set the tone for the afternoon

Animators discussing ideas with children in Manila, Philippines

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The volunteers with the ATD-Philippines team

Fantastic work! :)

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And the ATD website.

 

Bolinao, Philippines

25 Apr

I’ve been roaming around for two weeks straight so here’s me hiding away from the scorching heat while resting my tired feet. :P

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Nice shot, must be nice to finally just chill! :)

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Bound for Boracay, Philippines

17 Apr

One of my resolutions for this year is to put plans into action. So, I guess I did a good job when I booked a flight to this place which I promised myself four years ago to return with friends when that time comes! And, finally, one month and 27 days from now, me and two of my best friends (in the whole wide world) are confirmed to fly to Boracay! The next part to arrange is our accommodation. I wish we could also stay to Boracay Gardens - first resort I stayed-in to Boracay in 2010 as I can guarantee the superb services and facilities, but the rates were also superb for us, newbie workers. However, I am currently eye-ing on La Carmela which I have heard both negative and positive comments but I believe it’s worth a try. So, we’ll see!

Silouette of a woman jumping on a beach at sunset

Nice shot, hope you have a great trip!

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Misibis Bay, Philippines

18 Mar

Warrior III

Such a difficult pose to maintain.  Strength, balance, grace…The hardest part for me is to keep those hips facing downward while lifting the leg up high and keeping balance.  TOUGH.

Yogini doing the Warrior 3 pose at a beach in Misibis Bay, Philippines

Tough for sure but you look like you got the hang of it! :)

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Manila, Philippines

11 Mar

“I’ll sit here and wait till I become famous”

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Beautiful shot!

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