Monday, May 31, 2010

Peach Colored Rose

Continuing with the flowers I took from the weekend market of Lung Center of the Philippines (last for this month).

Peach Rose

Today's Flowers

This flower was taken while I was still alone and waiting for my friends to arrive. The kiosk where I took this picture had a lot of roses to sell, but at that time all they had was the peach colored roses. I was hoping to get a picture of the two-toned roses (white with streaks of red), but this one looked good, too. Some of the pots had flower buds, so I had to find some bloomed flowers so I could take a picture of the petals.

Roses may not be my favorite flower, but I really loved how the layer of petals create such drama and beauty.

*** Jenn ***

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Butterfly Coupling

Butterfly Coupling

I picture I took from the grounds of Blessed Sacrament Novitiate in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan. We (siblings from the church org and I) were walking towards the space where we will do our gathering, when one of us sent a word of caution, as we might accidentally step on the butterfly coupling. They weren't flying, so I took the time to take some pictures.

From what I know of, it's the female butterfly who carries the male butterfly when coupling. I sure am lucky I didn't become a butterfly. :)

*** Jenn ***

Saturday, May 29, 2010

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

photo hunt

For this week's photo hunt, I am sharing this image taken at Fort Santiago in Manila. Aside from being a defense fortress in the Spanish regime, the fort was also used as prison for people.

Inscribed in the tablet, "This cross marks the final resting place of approximately 600 Filipino and Americans who were victims of atrocities during the last days of February 1945. The appearance of their bodies suggested starvation and possible suffocation. They were found inside a nearby dungeon which had inner doors of massive iron bars and outer doors of iron plate on wood."

My heart goes out to all those victims of wars. In order to achieve peace, people had to fight it off, but I hope in time we all would achieve the "world peace" that we wanted.

*** Jenn ***

Friday, May 28, 2010

Last of MV Doulos

MV Doulos

Now that my travel blog has catched up to where the old one stopped, I am now transfering pictures from my Facebook to my Flickr. Well, I still have a lot of catching up to do - since it's already May 2010 and my travel blog's posts are dated April 2009 - but I am glad I was already over a hurdle. In time, all will catch up to each other.

This picture was a very special for me because no matter what happen, I can no longer re-create this shot. The day I took this picture was the last day of MV Doulos (the oldest sailing passenger ship) in Philippine seas. The ship is now de-commissioned and is now owned by a Singaporean company, and no one knows if it would sail again. I was happy I was able to see the ship on her last day, and I was glad to be a part of its rich history - even if I only stepped inside and bought some books.

*** Jenn ***

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Numero (Numbers)

Kung tutuusin, madali lamang ang temang ito, pero nang ako ay mag-isip na kung ano ang ilalahok ko, parang nagulat ako na hindi ko pala masyadong nabibigyan ng pansin ang mga numero sa paligid ko, at medyo natakot akong baka wala akong maibahagi ngayon.

{The theme is quite easy if you'd think of it, but as I think about what to share, I was a bit surprised that I didn't really focus on numbers in my environment, and for a while I feared that I won't have anything to share this week.}

Sabi nga "the universe is working to your advantage," at sa paglilipat ko ng mga litrato mula sa Facebook papuntang Flickr, nakita ko ito:

{As they say, "the universe is working to your advantage," and while transfering pictures from my Facebook to my Flickr, I found this:}

Welcome Arch

Isang litratong kinunan ko nang kaming magkapatid ay naglakad mula sa palengke ng Tungko (sa bayan ng San Jose del Monte, Bulacan) pauwi ng aming bahay. Upang malibang sa paglalakad, minabuti naming kumuha ng litrato, at dahil hindi naman kami talaga nagagawi doon at walang pagkakataon upang kunan ng litrato ang welcome arch, kami ay tumigil saglit upang kumuha ng litrato.

{A picture I took when my sister and I walked from the Tungko Market (in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan) going home. To be entertained, we would stop for a while to take pictures, and because we don't normally go there, we decided to take pictures when we reached the welcome arch.}

Ang San Jose del Monte ang unang bayan na mararating kung manggagaling ng North Caloocan.

{San Jose del Monte is the first city from North Caloocan.}

*** Jenn ***

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

S = Sharks


This picture was taken in one of the aquariums of the Manila Ocean Park. There was this big tank with lots of baby sharks in there. We found it really cute to be seeing them like this - just chillaxin and having a quiet time, even if the small fishes in the tank were swimming around.

The park was still a young one, and although there are a lot of marine life to see, they are still improving by the minute to provide people a real good time. I don't know when will it be, but I am so looking forward in seeing these sharks as big as they can in the years to come.

*** Jenn ***

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Bacnotan Church

Bacnotan Church

Last March, I was in my paternal hometown in Bacnotan, La Union to have a short vacation in time for his death anniversary. Conflicts in schedules between my aunt and I has made me visit daddy's grave alone - but aunt was able to visit a day or so before dad's actual death anniversary. Anyway, after visiting his grave, I decided to head home because it was nearing noon and I felt a bit lazy going to the city just to eat lunch in one of the food places.

Upon reaching Bacnotan, I wanted to savor more of my last day there, so I walked from the highway to home. Near our house was the church, and seeing that the main gate was open, I entered to take a few pictures of the facade.

This picture was actually an attempt to re-create a picture my sister shot a few months ago when we both had a short vacation. I forgot the specific angle she had, and exhausting my brains in thinking, I just took some shots and not minding my sister's picture anymore. As soon as I took enough pictures, I went home and cooked lunch.

*** Jenn ***

Monday, May 24, 2010

Passion Vine Flower

Continuing with the flowers I took from the weekend market of Lung Center of the Philippines.

Passion Vine Flower

Today's Flowers

The first time I saw such flower (and plant) was when I was in Pangasinan last April. I saw it in an open yard of one of the houses, and quickly thought of it as a wild flower because the way the plant looked, I was so sure the owners of the house didn't really plant it there on purpose. Seeing the little marble looking fruits, I already thought it might be passion fruit, but I cannot conclude because it was so small and so green.

Flash forward to the time I was in the weekend market, the soonest time my friend Woody arrived, we quickly made a short round in the market, and seeing one of the plant kiosks had this, I pointed it to Woody, and he took some pictures of it. I told him the story from Pangasinan, and it was a bit interesting to learn that this was called a Passion Vine flower. I am not sure if it's the same as the passion fruit, but I can definitely conclude that it had good looking flowers. So good, that I also took out my camera and take its pictures, too.

Here's to a good start of the week.

*** Jenn ***