Saturday, November 29, 2008 6 comments

Playground

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Playground

The theme for this week is "metal." This photo was shot in Dumaguete on the morning of 10 November 2008 after my friend K and I went to the boulevard to check the sunrise. We were walking back to the hotel and I told K that we should pass by the park because when we were there yesterday, the park was flocked with too many people that we weren't able to get great shots in the area.

For a while I felt like I was a kid again, for after this shot, I did play in the monkey bars. =) It was a good thing to welcome a new day. Happy weekend, everyone!

*** Jenn ***

Friday, November 28, 2008 10 comments

Odd Tree Out



Odd Tree Out

After saying a prayer for my dad's soul and after talking to him for a while as I wait for the candle to burn out, I got up to go to the rest room, as I walk, I noticed this dried tree and thought it was so interesting to see a dried tree when all the rest of the trees in the area pretty much breathes life. What made me more interested was that I am at a cemetery!

Taken 24 October in Forest Lake en Cielo cemetery - San Juan, La Union.

*** Jenn ***

Thursday, November 27, 2008 20 comments

Pagwawagi (Triumph)



Chocolate Hills

Sa taong ito, may ginawa akong listahan ng mga bagay na hinihiling kong sana ay matupad, at isa rito ang makapunta sa kahit limang lugar na hindi ko pa napupuntahan. Hindi ko talaga inaasahan na ang munting pangarap na ito ay matutupad, at sobra sobra pa!

{At the start of this year, I made a list of things I wish to achieve for this year, and one of those was to see at least five places that I still haven't seen. I didn't realize that this wish would be granted more than I expected.}

Ang taon na ito ay isang napakagandang taon para sa akin kung paglalakbay ang pag-uusapan. Noong Marso, ako ay nakapunta ng Villa Escudero sa Laguna, noong Mayo nakarating ako ng Banaue, Cagayan, at Ilocos Norte (kahit hindi naman talaga nagtagal), at dalawang linggo pa lang ang nakararaan ay nakapunta naman ako ng Bohol at Dumaguete. Sa pagitan ng mga lugar at panahon ay marami-rami rin akong mga lugar na napuntahan, ang ilan ay ngayon ko pa lang napuntahan, at ang ilan naman ay pangalawa o pangatlong pagbisita na.

{This year has been a great year for me as far as traveling is concerned. Last March, I've been to Villa Escudero in Laguna, last May I've reach places as far as Banaue, Cagayan, and Ilocos Norte (though I didn't really stay here for long), and just two weeks ago, I've been to Bohol and Dumaguete. In between the places and the times, I've been to several places as well, some are first times while some are merely revisits.}

Tunay na isang napakatamis na pagwawagi ang makitang matupad ang mga pangarap.

{It's truly a sweet triumph to see wishes coming true!}

*** Jenn ***

ps - big thanks to the photographers in chocolate hills for this photo.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008 6 comments

S = Snowman



Snowman

Christmas season is really here, and even though we live in a tropical country, we can still have a taste of snow and snowman, only that it's all fake! Hahahaha. This inflated snowman was seen in a mall last year. This year, the family decided not to put up any Christmas decorations, not because the Grinch has stolen our Christmas spirit, but because we feel a little lazy to put it back in the storage once the season is done. =)

*** Jenn ***

Tuesday, November 25, 2008 11 comments

Araneta Center Christmas Tree



Christmas Tree

Yearly during the Christmas season, the lighting of the Christmas Tree in front of the Araneta Coliseum is one of the things people living near the area look forward to. When I was younger, I remember this daily variety TV program that would always cover the lighting of the tree, complete with production numbers!

When the TV show ended, the lighting of the tree became lame, but year after year, there was a change of theme for the tree. Last 12 November, I met up with a friend in Araneta Center (Cubao, Quezon City), and because I was way too early for the meet up time, I decided to roam around the center to take some pictures, when I saw the tree. I gave it a quick shot using my cell phone. I am not sure if this one was a different tree from last year's (I didn't see last year's tree), but I think this one was smaller compared to the last tree I saw.

*** Jenn ***

Monday, November 24, 2008 13 comments

A Sad Fate



Broken

My British friend K and I went to La Loma Cemetery in Caloocan City as part of our holiday. Like what I have said in my other blog, neither K nor I know someone who was buried in the cemetery, but K just had to drop by this particular cemetery, because there is some kind of connection between my friend K's family and the cemetery. It's quite a personal connection, and I don't know if I can share it or not, so I guess I will just shut my mouth.

Anyway, we are on our way out of the cemetery and K guided me to the section in the cemetery where he took this shot that I really liked. It was raining, and as I step on a damp soil to gain momentum as I take the shot, I notice this broken epitaph, probably from the children section of the cemetery, because when we went there, we notice that some of the apartment style tombs for the babies had this notice of something (I forgot how it was called), and K said that should the family fail to pay their rents, the bones will be taken out, so other can rent the space. There are quite a lot of open spaces in the section, and it was just so sad. Some of the babies were born and died on the same day, and although they still haven't done anything to make their mark, for the family to forget about them truly is a sad fate.

Oh well..

*** Jenn ***

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In White

Today's Flowers

Flower

A flower I took from the grounds of Fort Santiago. We were walking towards the Rizal Shrine when I saw this flower, so I asked brother to stop walking while I take a photo. I don't know the name of this flower, but the petals were paper thin and very delicate. If anyone knows the name of the flower, please tell me. Thanks a lot!

*** Jenn ***

Saturday, November 22, 2008 15 comments

Reflection

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Sunrise in Bohol

I wanted to be a little dramatic today so I am sharing a picture of a different kind of reflection. I took this one from the coast line of Dumaluan Resort in Panglao, Bohol where my friend K and I stayed during our holiday in Bohol. I have taken quite a few shots of the sunrise, but as I look back to give the sun rising a final look before I go back to my room, I saw this couple walking by the shore and I just thought how wonderful they look like.

Walking along the beach line early in the morning is a good way to reflect - to look back on past memories and think about what lies ahead. When was the last time you reflect about life?

*** Jenn ***

 
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