Sunday, June 29, 2008

Digging In



Digging In, originally uploaded by Em Dy.

Taken April 2008 at Baluarte in Ilocos, Philippines

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This week's Shutterday theme: Grass

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Macau at Night



Casino Lights, originally uploaded by Em Dy.

It's starting to get dark but no worry, these bright hotel/casino lights guide the traveler home.

Taken May 2008 in Macau.

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This week's Photo Hunt theme: Bright

Friday, June 27, 2008

Paying Homage



Vigan Church and McDo, originally uploaded by Em Dy.

On the left is Vigan Church, one of the oldest churches in Ilocos. The place is a must visit for tourists to Ilocandia. Here, locals and tourists pray to the heavens.

On the right is McDonalds where burger worshippers pay homage. What is interesting about this branch of this global fastfood company is that the design is in keeping with the province's heritage look.

The sky seems to separate the two.

Taken April 2008 in Vigan, Ilocos.

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This week's Photo Friday theme: Religion

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Sige, Ikembot!



Hula, originally uploaded by Em Dy.

Aloha! Ang litratong ito ay kuha sa Polynesian Cultural Center kung saan ang mga turista ay maaaring matutong sumayaw ng hula, ang katutubong sayaw ng Hawaii. Handa ka na bang magaral? Sumayaw, sumunod!

Aloha! This photograph was taken at the Polynesian Cultural Center where tourists can learn how to dance the hula, the ancient dance of Hawaii. Are you ready to learn? Dance and follow the leader!

Taken May 2006 in Hawaii, USA

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Tema sa linggong ito ng Litratong Pinoy: Pag-aaral
This week's Litratong Pinoy theme: Studying

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Beach



Saud Beach Resort, originally uploaded by Em Dy.

It is during summer that we heed the call of the beach. Not only because we have more spare time but also because dipping into the water is a welcome respite to the sweltering heat.

Taken April 2008 in Pagudpud, Ilocos.

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This week's Lens Day theme: Summer

Monday, June 23, 2008

Noodles for Long Life



Pancit, originally uploaded by Em Dy.

We celebrated a birthday in the family last Saturday at a Chinese restaurant. As is customary, the meal included pancit because it signifies long life.

What about you? How did you spend your weekend? Do you practice the pancit tradition?

Taken June 2008 at Mann Hann, MegaMall in Mandaluyong, Philippines

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Circle of Life



Circle, originally uploaded by Em Dy.

Taken May 2008 in Macau

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This week's Lens Day theme: Circle

Saturday, June 21, 2008

A Refreshing Dip

Currimao Swim, originally uploaded by Em Dy.

Taken April 2008 in Currimao, Ilocos

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This week's Photo Hunt theme: Water

Friday, June 20, 2008

The Great Outdoors



Tamborine Mountain, originally uploaded by Em Dy.

This was what greeted me every morning I was in Australia for a 10-day seminar. The sky was blue despite it being winter then. It was a welcome respite to the concrete jungle I'm accustomed to. Wish I have something like this in my backyard.

Taken August 2006 in Tamborine Mountain, Australia

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This week's Photo Friday theme: The Great Outdoors

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Para kay Tatay



Father's Day, originally uploaded by Em Dy.

Ang araw ng mga ama ay isang okasyon kung saan maraming negosyo ang kumikita ng malaking pera. Pero higit sa materyal na bagay, mas kailangan ng ating mga ama ang ating panahon, pangunawa at pagmamahal.

Fathers' Day is one occasion where many businesses earn a lot of money. However, our fathers need our time, understanding and affection more than material things.

Taken June 2008 in Davao City, Philippines

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Tema sa linggong ito ng Litratong Pinoy: Ama
This week's Litratong Pinoy theme: Father

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Bloom



Bloom, originally uploaded by Em Dy.

Taken June 2008 in Davao City, Philippines

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Night Swim

Night Swim, originally uploaded by Em Dy.

Taken June 2008 at Marco Polo Hotel, Davao

Monday, June 16, 2008

Heaven or Hell



Durian, originally uploaded by Em Dy.

Tastes like heaven, smells like hell

That's what they say about the durian, a fruit synonymous to Davao City. We were there last weekend and like many tourists before us had to go through this rite of passage. For me, it was neither heaven or hell. I'd grown accustomed to the smell as Mom's trusted aide Nene loves this so much and regularly buys her fill. As for the taste, I don't think it's heavenly. Durian is something I won't miss.

What about you? How was your weekend? Was it heaven or hell?

Taken June 2008 in Davao City, Philippines

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Opening Up



Opening Up, originally uploaded by Em Dy.

The man struck the durian in 4 areas then cracked it open with his hands.

Taken June 2008 in Davao City, Philippines

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This week's Macro Day theme: Finger

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Happy



Happy, originally uploaded by Em Dy.

Taken May 2008 at St. Mark's Square, Venetian Macao

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This week's Photo Hunt theme: Emotions

Friday, June 13, 2008

Singapore Skyline



Singapore Skyline, originally uploaded by Em Dy.

Taken June 2008 in Singapore

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Presong Pusa



Tiger, originally uploaded by Em Dy.

Lagi nating sinasabing dapat ipagtanggol ang kalayaan. Ngunit, tayo din kung minsan ang nagkakait ng kalayaan. Ang tigreng ito ay isang halimbawa. Nakapagitan sa amin ang salamin. Pareho kaming libreng nakakagalaw ngunit limitado ang lugar na ginagalawan niya kumpara sa akin. Wala din siya sa natural niyang dapat kalagyan. Ang kalayaan ay karapatan di lamang ng tao.

We often say that we should fight for our freedom. Yet, occasionally we curtail others' freedom. This tiger is one example. A glass wall separates the two of us. Both of us can move freely but his space is smaller compared to mine. He is also not at his natural habitat. Freedom is a right not exclusive to man.

Taken April 2008 at Ark of Avilon, Tiendesitas

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Tema sa linggng ito ng Litratong Pinoy: Kalayaan
This week's Litratong Pinoy theme: Freedom

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Changi Orchid

Changi Orchid, originally uploaded by Em Dy.

Taken June 2008 in Singapore

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Singapore Home

Singapore Home, originally uploaded by Em Dy.

Taken June 2008 in Singapore

Monday, June 9, 2008

Hot!

Sambal Stingray, originally uploaded by Em Dy.

Taken June 2008 in Singapore

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Esplanade

Esplanade, originally uploaded by Em Dy.

Taken June 2008 in Singapore

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Singapore Supreme Court

Singapore Supreme Court, originally uploaded by Em Dy.

Taken June 2008 in Singapore

Friday, June 6, 2008

Making Pewter



Royal Selangor - Torch, originally uploaded by Em Dy.

Taken May 2007 at the Royal Selangor Head Office and Visitor Centre, Malaysia

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This week's Photo Friday theme: Tools

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Madamdaming Paglalakad



Wedding March, originally uploaded by Em Dy.

Ang paglalakad ng babaeng ikakasal ang pinakagusto kong masaksihan sa mga kasal. Sabi nga nila, pinakamaganda ang babae sa araw ng kanyang kasal. Mababakas din sa mukha nya habang naglalakad ang iba't ibang damdaming kanyang nararamdaan. Andyan ang kasiyahan sa katuparan ng pangarap at pagibig, kalungkutan sa paglisan sa buhay na kinagisnan, takot sa buhay na susuungin, etc. Ang lalaking naghihintay sa kanya sa altar at ang pamilyang nakapaligid sa kanya ang nagpapagaan ng kanyang kalooban.

The bridal march is what I want to see most in weddings. As they say, a woman is most beautiful on her wedding day. As she walks down the aisle, a gamut of emotions run through her face. Joy because of a dream come true and of a celebration of love. Sadness as she leaves familiar territory. Fear as she embarks on a new adventure. The sight of the man waiting for her at the end and her family around her reassure her.

Taken April 2008 in Ilocos.

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Tema sa linggong ito ng Litratong Pinoy: Pagiisang Dibdib
This week's Litratong Pinoy theme: Getting Married

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

For Cookie Monster



Almond Cookies, originally uploaded by Em Dy.

Taken May 2008 at Pasteleria Koi Kei, Macau.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

World's Highest Skyjump



World's Highest Skyjump, originally uploaded by Em Dy.

Could you be as brave?

Taken May 2008 at the Macau Tower.

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This week's Photosharks' theme: Jump

Monday, June 2, 2008

Pizza! Pizza!



Pizza, originally uploaded by Em Dy.

I was in Megamall yesterday when I spotted Sbarro. Since I haven't been to this restaurant in a long time and I've heard good reviews about the white pizza, I decided to have a quick snack. I was surprised when I saw the selection. Pizza. Pasta. And a whole lot more.

I'm going back for the deep dish pizza. I've always been curious since it was featured in Discovery Travel and Living but didn't know it was available in the Philippines. Now I know better.

How was your weekend?

Taken June 2008 at Sbarro Megamall