Saturday, November 5, 2011

The Sun Sets in Tagum

I have never felt an urge to go out and chase a sunset until yesterday. I didn't go to the beach to catch it. All I did was drove over to the new City Hall site to catch one. The universe gave me the following images.

Vestiges of a Fine Day

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

PINAScenes 5: Man-made Beauties

There are so many places in the Philippines with structures which are man-made and world-class. These are just some of my favorite spots, some of the places are close to my heart. I hope you can visit these one day.

Bencab Museum, owned by National Artist, Ben Cabrera, Baguio City

PINAScenes 4: Lush Greens and Browns

We fortunate here in the Philippines because despite the deforestation world-wide, there are still some areas where there's lush greenery. These are some of the scenes from our family's out-of-town travels. Enjoy!

The Manor grounds, Baguio City

Monday, October 31, 2011

Tagum...in LP's Eyes

For the first time in my life, I joined a photo contest last June 2011. It was called "Tagum Photo Contest". It was a project of the City of Tagum, City Information Office and the City of Tagum Tourism Council in line with another project which is to come up with a coffee table book about Tagum. Fortunately, out of the 17 entries I submitted, three (3) got the "Juror's Choice" award and 14 photos were included in the exhibit of around 216 photos out of the 340 entries from 38 photographers for six (6) categories.

I say, to God be the honor and glory for whatever talent He has given me to come up with these. Of course, these may not be the best but still, I'm just happy and I want to share that happiness with you.

"Welcome to Tagum!" (New City Hall's Ampitheater w/ my good friend, Yuki)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

PINAScenes 3: Sunrise, Sunset

Two of my favorite scenes to shoot are sunrises and sunsets. For me they symbolize hope, rest and thanksgiving. I'd chase them wherever I could. Here are some nice ones my husband and I have captured so far.

Sunrise in Camiguin

PINAScenes 2: Sky and Seascapes

Pearl Farm Beach Resort, Island Garden City of Samal
The Philippine coastline measures 33,900 km and some of the world's finest beaches can be found here. These are just some of those beaches and seascapes our family had been blessed to visit these past years. The photos were taken by my husband and me.

PINAScenes 1: Rivers and Falls, Lakes and Ponds

We often say when see a beautiful picture of a Philippine scenery that it looks like it's not in the Philippines. "Parang hindi Pilipinas". A friend said, it shouldn't be. The Philippines is a beautiful country and we should be proud of it.

So, here are some of the places our family has been to over the years in our out-of-town lakwatsa. 

The Spot, Banana Beach, Madaum, Tagum City

Davao Oriental SEAneries

There is so much to explore in Davao Oriental. The first stop right after the "Davao Oriental" welcome marker is this new resort called Bonhomie Leisure and Resort. These are some of the beautiful scenes from that place.

"Reach for the Sky"

Friday, August 12, 2011

"Pilipinas, Tara Na!"



Here’s an updated version of the song “Biyahe Tayo” which was the video promoting Philippine Tourism some years back.

What else can I say? This is such an upbeat music which makes one hop on the next jeep, van, boat or plane to any of the tourist destinations of our beloved country, the Philippines! I love how the tempo beats with our hearts and makes us proud we have been blessed with such beauty and splendour. We can only be grateful.

So, the next time you think of doing your lakwatsa, think Pinas first!

What are you waiting for? Tara na, lakwatsa na tayo! 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Save Philippine Seas


This is my own way of joining the "June 8 Blog Action Day to Save our Coral Reefs and Seas". We have been to nearby Kopyat Island where coral reefs abound and we have been to faraway Coron where the beauty of the island and richness of the sea just kept us in awe even until now. As our family marveled at the magnificence of it all, we cannot help but believe in our hearts that we must, in any way we can, help SAVE OUR PHILIPPINE SEAS! 

My friend, let us join in this campaign...NOW!!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Aliwagwag Falls



Hidden in the hinterlands of Cateel
Is a refreshing beauty for a soul that is ill
Aliwagwag Falls it is called
Its splendour is a sight to behold.

It makes one look up to the skies above
And thank the good Lord for His overflowing grace and love
May His goodness to all of us cascade
Mind, heart, soul may it invade.

So long, falling beauty
Roll and flow, your majesty
The memory of you in our heart
Surely, will never ever depart.


~ Lakwatserang Paruparo
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