Saturday, May 31, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
Taken May 2008 at The Venetian, Macau
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Ang hangin ay isang bahagi ng kalikasan. Maari itong pakinabangan ng tao. Katulad na lamang ng Bangui windmills ng Ilocos Norte. Ang wind farm ay nakakapagdulot ng kuryente. Tignang mabuti ang litrato at pansinin kung gaano kaliit ang tao kumpara sa windmills na kayang patakbuhin ng hangin. Ang larawang ito ay magandang halimbawa ng dalawang klaseng scale, isang konsepto sa pagkuha ng litrato at ang lugar ng tao sa kalawakan.
The wind is one of the forces of nature. Man can harness wind to his advantage. Take for instance, the Bangui windmills in Ilocos Norte. This wind farm produces electricity. Look closely at the picture and see how small the people are compared to the windmills which are moved by the power of the wind. This photo is a good example of 2 kinds of scale, a concept in photography and man's place in the world.
Taken April 2008 in Ilocos Norte.
Tema sa linggong ito ng Litratong Pinoy: Ihip ng Hangin
This week's Litratong Pinoy theme: Wind Blows
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
They call this Main Street, USA but it's not exactly a street and not necessarily in the USA. This reproduction of an American street is a common feature of Disney parks all over the world. The facade reflects the architecture of yesterday. Inside, however, one will find souvenir shops, food treats, photo claiming booths, etc.
Taken May 2008 in Hong Kong Disneyland
This week's Lens Day theme: Street
Monday, May 26, 2008
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Saturday, May 24, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Ang litratong ito ay kuha sa Halona Blowhole habang bumubuga ito ng tubig. Ito ay gawa sa mga natunaw na lava mula sa pagsabog ng bulkan nung nakalipas na panahon. Bumubuga lamang ito kasabay ng pagtama ng alon. Ang laki ng buga ay sumusunod sa laki ng alon. Upang makita ang pagbuga, bawal kumurap!
This is a photograph taken of the Halona Blowhole as it spouts water. Molten lava tubes from volcanic eruptions in the past are responsible for the formation of this natural phenomenon. The blowhole is but a rock formation in between waves but when the waves strike it, it shoots water up in the air. The size of the spray correlates with the size of the wave. To see the water surge, don't blink.
Taken May 2006 in Oahu, Hawaii
Tema sa linggong ito ng Litratong Pinoy: Tubig
This week's Litratong Pinoy theme: Water
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
The French call it escargot. Filipinos call it kuhol.
Shakespeare said A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. Well, I guess, you could say the same for edible snails. It matters not what they're called; they would still be snails.
I had some of these yesterday at Kamayan, where I also first came face to face with these creatures. At first, I thought I wouldn't be able to stomach these but when I tried them, I found them to be very good.
How was your weekend? Did you experience anything exotic?
Taken May 2008 at Kamayan, SM Megamall in Mandaluyong, Philippines
Sunday, May 18, 2008
The only time I experienced a flight delay enough to make me miss my connecting flight home was during my flight from Brisbane to Singapore in August 2006 because of some catering problems. We weren't allowed to board our flight but instead were asked to wait because of some issues with the in-flight meals. The whole time, Singapore Airlines took care of us; gave us meal coupons for use in the terminal restaurants, provided hotel and transportation for those of us who missed our connecting flights, booked us on the next flights home and handed us SIA souvenirs.
Taken August 2006 at Brisbane Airport.
This week's See It Sunday theme: Travel
Saturday, May 17, 2008
For muggles, these are just jelly beans. But for wizards, these are Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans. And I mean every flavor. There's the usual stuff, vomit flavored one, etc. Dumbledore had the misfortune of getting one of earwax.
In 2003, I bought Dad a box of Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans. He had a fun time getting the kids to try the candies.
What about you? Are you a muggle or a wizard?
Taken May 2008 at Nuts About Candy.
This week's Photo Hunt theme: Candy
Friday, May 16, 2008
I was in Brisbane during the winter month of August. Coming from a tropical country, I kept close to the fire during cool nights and learned to drink tea to keep me warm.
Taken August 2006 at Cedar Creek Lodges in Tamborine Mountain.
This week's Photo Friday heme: Fire
I took this photo at lunch today. The sky should have been at its whitest, the sun at its brightest. But that was not the case because of tropical storm COSME. Shortly after this photo was taken, it started to rain.
And later during the night, power went out.
Taken May 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Nyayon, ang dali daling magsimula ng apoy. Andyan ang posporo o kaya naman lighter. Hindi dati ganon. Isa ang Polynesian Cultural Center sa pinakamadalas bisitahing lugar ng turista sa Oahu, Hawaii. Dito masasaksihan ang mga iba't ibang kultura ng mga isla ng South Pacific. Ang litratong ito ay kuha sa demonstrayon sa "Samoa". Naguunahan ang mga kalahok sa palighasang ito sa paggawa ng apoy sa pamamagitan ng pagkiskis sa dalawang patpat.
Nowadays, it's very easy to start a fire. Either you use matches or a lighter. That was not always the case. The Polynesian Cultural Center is one of the most visited attractions in Oahu, Hawaii. Here, one can experience the cultures of the islands of the South Pacific. This photo was taken during a demonstration at the "village of Samoa". Volunteers from the audience race against time and each other. The object of the game is to make fire by rubbing 2 sticks together.
Taken May 2006 at the Polynesian Cultural Center in Oahu, Hawaii
Tema sa linggong ito ng Litratong Pinoy: Umaapoy
This week's Litratong Pinoy theme: Fire
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
This is Italianni's bestselling salad which we had at yesterday's Mother's Day lunch. Looking at it, I was reminded of the initiative to increase fruit and vegetable consumption to improve health. This salad more than fulfills the earlier requirement of 5 servings a day. Now, the recommendation is to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables daily.
Did you have fruit or vegetable last weekend? How was it?
Taken May 2008 at Italianni's Eastwood in Quezon City, Philippines
Sunday, May 11, 2008
This is also known as the Burgos Lighthouse, taking the name of the town where it is erected. It is considered a heritage structure as it dates back to more than a hundred years. It carries the distinction of being the highest elevated lighthouse in the Philippines. Like other lighthouses, its bright light has guided the way of many at sea.
Taken April 2008 in Ilocos Norte, Philippines
This week's See It Sunday theme: Bright
This photo was taken while on holiday at Sitio Remedios in Ilocos. One of the attractions of the place is its restaurant Abrao where guests experience dining alfresco, underneath the tree while the wind makes the chimes sing magically. The views are that of the pool, the South China Sea or the plaza surrounded by restored old houses. The meals are usually anchored around traditional Ilocano cuisine; bagnet, pinakbet and longganisa come to mind.Taken April 2008 at Sitio Remedios in Ilocos.
This week's Shutterday theme: Eating Out