... but I am going to close this blog. If you want to continue viewing pictures I have taken, please check out my new photo blog - The Point and Shooter.
See you there!
I am thinking of closing down this blog - having two photo blogs just doesn't seem "right," but because I still can't decide, this blog is on hiatus 'til the end of the year. I will decide on the first day of the month if I will continue or not... as I am thinking of making specific niche blogs by the start of the year.
Posted by Jenn Valmonte at Monday, December 12, 2011
It was last year when I first went to Sidcor Weekend Market after transferring sites. That day, I was with my cousin and our neighbor Ria and we just went there to check it out, but of course we did some money so we can buy certain items that caught our interest.
It was a bigger site than the former location. A lot of goodies to choose from... and a lot of food to eat, too! Roaming around the market can be tiring and when we saw this stall selling drinks, we knew it was the perfect thirst quencher.
My first choice was the Citrus Malunggay (Moringa) because I do eat moringa as vegetable, but it was the first time I saw moringa drink. It was a very light drink - kinda like water with a hint of citrus and sweetness. Ria chose the Pineapple Cucumber, very refreshing, too, but it was a little thicker in consistency.
We rarely visit the market place, since this visit, I always make it a point to buy myself a cup of the Citrus Malunggay whenever I go there. It's been a while since I last dropped by the Weekend Market, hopefully before the year ends I can have the time to go there and shop...
...as well as take pictures.
Posted by Jenn Valmonte at Monday, December 05, 2011
I miss updating this blog! Well, dieting and exercising can be time consuming, but I will definitely try to maximize my time and manage it wisely so I can do everything I need to do.
Anyway, my picture share today is a cupcake given to sister when she (and mom) attended a wedding. The couple did give out souvenirs (pictures and small potted plants), but some of the guests were able to receive some cupcakes, too, which my sister decided to take home.
I photographed the cake the time sister handed it to me, but I got to taste the cake the day after. I only ate half of it - just so I would know how it taste like. I love how pastry artists are becoming more and more talented with their ways of presenting cupcakes. I hope next time I can see a cupcake with a quarter moon topper. :)
Posted by Jenn Valmonte at Monday, November 28, 2011
This 1955 Sarao Jeepney can be seen at the garage of the Sarao Jeepney Factory in Las Pinas. Last year, K and I went there because he told me wanted to check the factory after seeing it featured at a TV Show in England. The first time I saw this factory was lotsa years ago when the Amazing Race (season 5) visited the Philippines as part of its stops. Prior to this trip, I actually thought Sarao already closed its factory, but thanks to K's request, I found out they are still manufacturing jeepneys. Even more thankful were we when we found out the gates of the factory is actually open to people without paying for any entrance fee and without any written or formal request to visit. Of course, it would be good if you give them a call a few hours before your visit so they would know and wouldn't be surprised.:)
Late 1990s, I was able to travel to Malolos, Bulacan and saw jeepneys as small as this - something that could carry six passengers (three per each side). I am not sure if the jeepneys there are still as small as this, but times like this - with so much traffic and prices of petrol going up (and up and up), jeepneys are getting longer (longest I have seen can carry 20 passengers - 10 each side) to carry more passengers while saving time and petrol expenses.
Posted by Jenn Valmonte at Tuesday, November 08, 2011