Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Waiting Time


23 November, K and I were supposed to cross over Guimaras from Iloilo, but because we felt we still haven't roamed around Iloilo that much, we decided to skip Guimaras and just stay in Iloilo.

We continued with the church hopping, and one of the churches we visited in the afternoon was the San Jose Church near the Plaza Libertad. Crossing the park, we noticed that there were teenagers in costumes, and as we exit the church, we saw that there were more people in costumes.

We stopped for a while... tried to take discreet pictures because we didn't want them to feel that we were prying into their personal lives. A woman saw us, and realizing I am with a foreign man, she told us we were quite lucky to be at the right place at the right time because there was an event coming up. Actually, we felt we weren't at the right place at the right time because we needed to leave after a few minutes, and we won't be able to watch the event anymore. We still have one church to visit, and knowing it was quite far from where we were at, we really had to keep going.

Despite only having my cell phone to capture images, I still am thankful that I got to take this picture.

*** Jenn ***

Sunday, November 28, 2010



Before we ate breakfast on our last day in Iloilo, K and I walked from the hotel to the nearest church, the St. Clement's Church or the Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish in La Paz, Iloilo. I am born on 13 May, the feast day of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, so I was instantly in awe and I became a bit emotional when I entered it.

This row of candles I saw at the candle stand near the main door of the church, and despite just having my cell phone with me, it didn't stop me from trying to take a picture of the candles, and I was so happy the image came out good. I am blessed of owning a cell phone with camera with settings like that of a basic digital camera - I can switch to macro and I can also change its exposure if I want to. If only it has optical zoom and a setting in changing the ISO, I'd be very, very happy, but as it is, I am loving my cell phone already.

*** Jenn ***



On our second day in Puerto Galera, K and I went on a hike to Talipanan Falls, one of the reasons why we chose to book a room at a resort near Talipanan Beach. It was a difficult trek - it really tested my limits and my faith (as we have to climb rock and soil formations), but once we reached the falls, it was really priceless.

On our way back to the resort, I noticed two kids near the road. One was busy eating grass, and this one was just on the ground. I don't know if this was just resting or it was feeling something bad - as I came near the kid to pet it, I noticed that its tummy was kinda big. Maybe the kid just finished eating and would like to stay put for a while.

*** Jenn ***

Scavenger Hunt Sunday - Week 8

This is the 8th week since I joined Scavenger Hunt Sunday, but I missed weeks 5, 6, and 7 because of certain reasons. I actually wasn't able to jot down the items for this week, so I am happy that I was able to capture the items as I went on with my holiday with K. Here's my take for this week's list:


Black and White
Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Terminal 3)
21 November 2010
{Canon Powershot A1000is}

One of the few last shots I took using my camera, I took this while K and I were roaming around the airport to wind off time. We just had our lunch, and because we still had about two hours before we board the plane to Iloilo, we decided to just explore the place. It was his idea of taking a picture in this area when he saw a person walking, giving it a title, "the lone passenger," and I found it a good idea, so when I saw this woman walking, I took a picture as well.

Fish and Chips

I Ate This!
Fluke! - A. Venue Mall, Makati City
24 November 2010
{Sony Ericsson K800i}

In the two weeks that K and I have been together for our holiday, we have eaten to different establishments, but I decided to share this one, because this was what I had when we ate dinner arriving in Makati City from a three-day stay in Iloilo. This is a plate of fish and chips, my way of eating something English, as K is an Englishman himself. This dinner was a happy dinner for me because not only did I share it with K, my brother was with us as well - he went to meet us up at the airport so he could get the boxes of goodies I bought from Iloilo. Before he left, K treated dinner first.

Miag-Ao Church

Miag-Ao Church - Iloilo
22 November 2010
{Sony Ericsson K800i}

With no camera to use (my point and shoot camera won't open anymore), I still am thankful that I have my cell phone to use in capturing images. The sad part though, I just have to set it to VGA size (640x480) so I can take lots of pictures, while my cell phone's USB cord and my sister's M2 memory card was on transit (I asked them to send it to me in Iloilo). Nothing can really hinder me (and K) to enjoy the holiday, so even if I had problems with my image capturing medium, we still went on checking places in Iloilo.

The Miag-Ao Church is one of the four baroque churches in the Philippines (the third of the four I have visited), and is one of the UNESCO world heritage site. It was built in the 18th century using limestones, and said the staff who toured us, there was no major renovations since it was built, so what we saw was the same church since then. What amazed me the most was the carvings on the wall - it was so intricate and I am really thankful that I was able to see a church like this in my lifetime.

Cebu Pacific

Off Center
Ninoy Aquino International Airport - Terminal 3
24 November 2010
{Sony Ericsson K800i}

K and I sat on the back part of the plane, so when it was time for us to disembark the plane, we decided to exit at the back door so we could take the stairs (front door had a bridge straight to the airport's building) and walk on the ground. The airport staffs remind passengers to refrain from taking pictures on the ground (so there won't be any delays), but I really can't help but to open my cell phone and take some shots while walking. Well, I wasn't causing any delay; I was walking anyway. :) This I took in a haste; I just extended my hand and took a picture blindly, and this plane was off center. Hehehe. This was a different plane, by the way, not the one we just took.

Banana Split

The End
John and Yoko - Greenbelt 5, Makati City
26 November 2010
{Sony Ericsson K800i}

Desserts are regarded as the last part of the meal, something sweet to end a wonderful dining experience. This banana split didn't just the end our (K and I) last meal together, it also signify the end of our 14 day holiday, as after this dessert, we took a taxi to the hotel to collect our luggage, and he went to the airport for his flight back to England, while I went on my way home. A sweet ending to a sweet holiday.

...it was a bit melancholic, too. I miss him already.

*** Jenn ***

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Santa Claus!

Greetings from Baguio City! I haven't updated this blog for quite sometime - I am currently on a holiday with my dear K, and although there was a Wi-Fi connection back in the first hotel we stayed at, getting the time to edit pictures, upload it on Flickr, and typing the whole article wasn't something I have a luxury of at the moment. Today is our 4th day, and K isn't feeling that well - maybe it was the sisig he ate from last night and the very, very cold weather here in Baguio that upsetted his stomach, so I just let him doze off, and since I don't want to make unnecessary noises, might as well use the time to write this one.


My Ruby Tuesday share for this week was taken last night - K and I went to SM City Baguio because I needed to buy a new pair of footwear, and as we left the mall, we saw this gigantic Santa Claus. K's not into Christmas, but I am, so I took some time to take a picture of it.. and yes, having my picture taken as well. Christmas season starts here quite early - it officially starts on the first day of September and ends first Sunday of January. I love the comforting feeling of Christmas - and although I don't believe in Santa Claus, the child in me likes the idea of it...especially because one time long ago, my Christmas socks were filled with lots of goodies, and I did find it magical, even if it was just my parents filling it up.

*** Jenn ***

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Likido (Liquid)

Ang tema ngayong linggo ay "likido." Ang litratong ito ay kuha sa may La Mesa Eco Park mahigit isang taon na ang lumipas, nang una akong bumisita doon. Walang talon sa parke... 'yan po ay isang "false falls." Ang totoo, isa iyang kanal, at dahil pababa ang kalsada at nilagyan ng bato, nagmukhang isang talon. :)

{Theme for this week is "liquid." This picture was taken at La Mesa Eco Park more than a year ago, during my first visit. There is no falls in the park... that's actually a "false false." Truth is, that's a canal, and because the trail wasn't flat and they placed some rocks, it looked as if it's a falls.}

*** Jenn ***

Tuesday, November 09, 2010



Theme for this week on "Everyday Life" is Air... and the first thing that came to mind was the Philippine flag. This was taken sometime last year, when my sister and I went to the Rizal Park. It was quite windy that night, making the flags wave in the air. My camera always had a difficult time capturing images in low lit environments, but thanks to the light posts, I was able to capture this.

I think the blur helped me with this image as it accentuates the air. :)

*** Jenn ***