This is the view of Marikina from my window at night and before sunrise, respectively. aside from its usual everyday look, i’ve seen at least four different faces of marikina: before sunrise, sunrise (can’t find the other pics in my laptop), nighttime with fireworks, nighttime with the moon, and etc.
it’s either due to sleeping late..
waking up early …
or not sleeping at all..
you see what you want to see. it’s all just a matter of perspective.
Loyola Mountaineers launches their very first Envi Week which had a lot of activities from trash collection (‘Amin nalang basura niyo!’), NGO fairs, photo exhibit and the Mural Painting with AG Sano, a WWF Hero who is dedicated to paint 23,000 dolphins around the Philippines as an advocacy against the killing of dolphins in Taiji, Japan. Such advocacy began after he was exposed to the controversial documentary, “The Cove”, which was about the slaughter of dolphins filmed in secrecy. Apparently in Japan, they eat dolphin meat o.o I want to get a copy of the documentary but i’m not really sure if i could bear watching it til the end.
LM and volunteers gather in SEC field to create a mural painting w/ AG Sano.
Jan 15, 2012; around 12:30am ~ the A-Fair fireworks display was quite something!! i knew watching fireworks would be more breathtaking if you’re not holding a cam but i really wanna try getting some decent shots. the fireworks display was stationed above the Church of the Gesu (spot the cross in all photos) and i was in the 7th floor of University Dorm.
this was the most ‘Ahhh’ part in the fireworks sequence. it doesn’t show in the picture but the sky really looked like it was crowded with falling stars.
I read that in India, people burn an effigy of an old man at 12 midnight to signify the ‘burning of the past’ and the fresh start of the new year. so i felt wanting to burn something too haha (consider it’s also the Year of the Dragon in the Chinese calendar). i started writing down my share of regrets (chos), sayang moments and crazy mistakes that made me say buanga, “why did i do that” etc. after 20 years of existence (and counting), i noticed that probably some of the things that tie people back to the past and make them feel ungrateful for the present are regrets and a gazillion ‘what-ifs’.
It’s not that the past year doesn’t count anymore. Choices were made and you must respect them, since these were what you wanted in the first place. This year, it’s time to burn down past regrets and mistakes and start living with passion as if your heart’s on fire.
Cheers to a new and better year!! Happy 2012 guys!!:)
"Seize the Day, putting as little trust as possible in the future."
i had probably gone to at least 3 zoos in 2 countries but what made this zoo in subic special is its one-of-a-kind close encounter with tigers (which you’ll see in the later photos below).
jo ann’s safari-inspired closed shoes :>
not really a fan of birds (especially buying them and keeping them locked up in your house) but these birds/parrots/whatever are so cute.
these are not for free :)
spot harry potter’s patronus.
definitely my favorite part of the zoo.O Feeding a full-grown tiger inches away from your face. Was half-expecting him to roar directly at our faces but he was such a chill tiger. Our guide even threw the chicken up in the air so that we’ll get to see the tiger jump and land lightly (seriously no thud sound. Cats.) on top of our caged jeepney. The tiger went with us even at the end of the route that another person has to distract him with a metal stick so that he’ll jump off the jeepney.
not too appealing topic for my comeback post. haven’t visited Tumblr in a while!
viewing cdo a hundred feet above the ground is rather ..depressing. the color brown seems to be standing out than the usual gray from the pavements or even green and other happier colors of nature. i usually sleep on my car rides on my way back home from the airport but today i kept myself awake just so i could see the mess on ground.
home equipment and furnitures, either salvaged or beyond repair, were an occurring sight in the road.
from the current look of the roads and establishments, you may guess that a sandstorm or ‘dust’ storm has struck the city.
i took advantage of the traffic and went down the car to take a snapshot of this village near the bridge.
finally i arrived home safely and was greeted by a company firetruck who was there to give us free water. Yey for capitalists with generous hearts :)
Now i gotta sleep early today for an early calltime for relief operations tomorrow. God Bless CdO <3
People watching, camwhoring, taking a nap onboard after a long and fun day, reading travel guides, storytelling, hanging out with an ‘adopted’ Filipino friend/Seoulmate, looking out the window and seeing the view changing as we go along, catching up last train rides, getting stuck in one station, simply being aware that the train’s moving …I miss this <3
Almost done! Another set of overdue pictures, this time it’s from our last night in Singapore. We took a chilly stroll to see the city at night. Spots to watch out for: the Singapore Flyer, Helix Bridge, Marina Bay Sands building and of course the skyline.
It was named Helix basically because of its shape. This reminds me of molecules in chemistry and the double-helix DNA model by Francis Crick and James Watson HAHA. At the back is the Marina Bay Sands which houses a swimming at the top of the building! But you have to pay if you wanna go up.
At the right is a soccer field -floating on water :)
Seeing things in a different way~
Close-up version of the Helix Bridge. It’s just a walkway and no cars can pass through here.
another set of overdue photos since summer (blame life)
Took these photos during a show entitled “Song of the Seas” in Sentosa Island. The lights, water effects, pyrotechnics, and music will really leave you in awe. If only I could watch this twice -one for taking pictures and videos and the other for simply enjoying the show. Now I appreciate the value behind the rule “No Pictures/Videos Allowed” in some shows.
definitely one of the best things I’ve experienced in Singapore! ♥
my first shot at InDesign and i am never cramming an InDesign project overnight again! cost me a night’s sleep :( we were supposed to create 2-page poster of a ‘secret garden’. i don’t know why this is called a poster though, this is supposed to be a magazine spread. photographed this garden last year during my semester abroad in korea. the name was made up by me haha.