Davao Wild River Adventure

Davao River

It was only about 6 years ago when the Davao Wild Water Adventure started. This is quite young compared to the much established white rater rafting in Cagayan De Oro. I still can’t compare the two because I haven’t been to CDO yet. I’m set to go next year, will let you know how it goes :D. Continue reading “Davao Wild River Adventure”

Fire Dancing at the Tribu K’ Mindanawan Cultural Village

Fire Dancers at Tribu K' Mindanawan

The Tribu K’ Mindanawan dancers in Davao, I think, is the best fire dance performance I’ve ever seen in my life. According to fellow blogger Vanjohnn, and I agree to this, the dancers emphasized the play of fire rather than the provocative movements of the female (and male) dancers. The whole cultural village was dimmed and you can only see the movement of fire. Continue reading “Fire Dancing at the Tribu K’ Mindanawan Cultural Village”

Sunset in Panglao

Sunset in Panglao, Bohol

Sunsets give you a feeling of melancholy but at the same time gives you a peace of mind. Whenever I am feeling sad and stressed from work, I look at this photo and try to remember the exact feeling of when I actually saw it in person. I was just there last March with mom. The whole experience was very short but I knew the memory of it will last a long time. Panglao, Bohol is one place where one should visit.

2nd Philippine International Pyromusical Competition – Portugal vs. United Kingdom

2nd Pyromusical Competition

February 19 was the date when Portugal and United Kingdom showcased their Pyromusical talents at the SM Mall of Asia. Thanks to Melo, I was able to snag media passes to take some photos. It’s unfortunate that the PR person for SM was very late, therefore, we didn’t have the chance to get a very good location (without any distraction from the trees, poles, etc). Anyway, it’s no biggie. What’s important is that it wasn’t raining! 🙂

In my opinion, this event is bigger than the 1st one. 🙂 Continue reading “2nd Philippine International Pyromusical Competition – Portugal vs. United Kingdom”

Miag-ao Church in Iloilo

Miag-ao Church, Iloilo

Second stop on our Iloilo Heritage Tour back in November was the Miag-ao Church (also known as Church of Santo Tomas de Villanueva) in the town of Miag-ao. The church was built by the Augustinians in 1786 and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of the four Baroque churches in the Philippines declared by UNESCO. Continue reading “Miag-ao Church in Iloilo”

Wikipedia Takes Manila

Burial Plot of Thomasites - Manila North Cemetery

Burial Plot of Thomasites at the North Cemetery

No matter how long one has lived in one place, one still has something to new to discover. I’ve been a Manileña for almost 28 years and there are still so much to discover in this beautiful city. There are a lot of stories to hear about Manila. Last month we participated in Wikipedia Takes Manila, a photo marathon contest within Manila. Our task was to take photos of different spots in Manila to be contributed to different Wikipedia entries. Continue reading “Wikipedia Takes Manila”

San Joaquin Church and Cemetery in Iloilo

San Joaquin Church in Iloilo 13

It was actually my first time in Iloilo last November for the Philippine Blog Awards Visayas and Visayas Blogging Summit. Thanks to Iloilo Bloggers who arranged a Heritage Tour for us. We visited mostly old churches and our first stop was the municipality of San Joaquin which is about 53 kilometers from Iloilo City. Continue reading “San Joaquin Church and Cemetery in Iloilo”

Canon Photomarathon 2010 – Thanks for Choosing my Photo as One of the Winners!

Never in my life have I imagined that I will win any place at the Canon Photomarathon. It was my first time to join and the competition was really tough. There were 3 categories: DSLR, Point and Shoot and Video Category. Since I don’t have an DSLR, I only submitted photos from my Canon SX110IS and Karla’s Canon S90,obviously they will only be qualified for the Point and Shoot category. The Canon Photomarathon was last month to be exact and they only announced the winner for my category last week. It was surprising indeed that my photo was chosen. I somewhat got a hint when someone from Canon’s PR called me and was asking me to submit my photo again. He told me that they will be announcing the winner.I just waited for the official email to confirm that my entry won.

Thanks to Canon and to the judges who considered my photo. I’m a photo contest virgin! Continue reading “Canon Photomarathon 2010 – Thanks for Choosing my Photo as One of the Winners!”

Architectures Around Little India and Lavender in Singapore

Pertain Road in Singapore

Singapore is a country of mixed cultures co-existing with each other. There are Indians, Chinese, Malays and Filipinos among the others living and working in Singapore. Cross cultural influences are very evident in their everyday lives. I was able to see the cross-cultural influence by looking at their architectures. Continue reading “Architectures Around Little India and Lavender in Singapore”

Trash the Wedding Dress in Lau Pa Sat Festival Market

Bride Trashing the Wedding Dress in Lau Pa Sat

During our first night in Singapore, we had dinner at Lau Pa Sat Festival Market in Raffles Quay. Lau Pa Sat is the oldest food court in Singapore (built in 1894). As you can see in its interiors, you can see the Victorian influence. While we were having our dinner with Karla’s friends, we saw a couple in their wedding attire. My guess was that it was “trash the wedding dress” time. Interesting to see something different in the usual food court. 🙂 Continue reading “Trash the Wedding Dress in Lau Pa Sat Festival Market”