The Golden Hour

I feel bad for not posting new pictures for this week’s challenge again. However, when I saw the the phrase “the golden hour”, my mind did a happy jump because I’ve been dying for this opportunity to come up. I think I already mentioned in a separate post that I love sunrise and sunsets. I simply love the light during such hours and the magic it instantly bring to the subject of the photograph. Today, I am sharing several “golden hour” photos that I collected over the years. First up is a picture of two trees which I took while waiting for a cab in Subic:

Silhouette of trees in Subic.

Silhouette of trees in Subic.

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(Travel Diary) Weekend in Caramoan Part 1

Last February 15-17, most of my relatives from the father side trooped to Naga City for the long planned getaway to Caramoan Islands in in our home province of Camarines Sur. My Uncle/Ninong Albert and his family also came home from Canada so it was a great opportunity to bond with them.

The beauty of Caramoan is quite famous in the international community and  so, it is ironic that even though it’s only about two hours from my home town, I never managed to visit these past years. Finally, I had the chance to see its charms and I was quite surprised we have a paradise so close to home.

The shores of Matukad Island.

The shores of Matukad Island.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense


These pictures were taken in the past and they serve as reminders of the places I’ve been to. But more than that, it’s a reminder of the promise I made to myself to take pictures of either of sunrise or sunsets in  the places I will go to. Rather than being a testaments to the beauty of nature, these pictures are a token of the promise I made to myself to keep discovering new places and to keep learning from experiences.

Check out the entries for these week’s challenge at Daily Post.

(Travel Diary) Quick Cebu Getaway (Part 1)

Last July, my officemate Thea informed our office gang (which consists of me, Io, Shei, Sab, Thea, and Nico) that Cebu Pacific has promo flights going to Cebu. She booked herself a round trip and then asked us if we wanted to join her in Cebu. Of course we readily said yes! Php 1,200 for a roundtrip fare? Yeah baby. Yeah.

A memory worth relieving for.

Day 1

 After almost two months of waiting, September 24 finally came! Our flight for Cebu was at 6:30 PM so we were supposed to leave the office at 4:00 PM. I had to report for work at 7:01 AM so that I don’t have to commit an undertime! We arrived at the airport just on time and apart from the change in the departure gate and minor delay in the runway, our travel was very smooth.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreaming

When I went to Pangasinan earlier this year, I witnessed some of the most breathtaking scenes I’ve seen in my whole life . There were so many times I  told myself, “Men, I must be dreaming.”I kept thanking God allowing me a chance to see the world and for giving us a world that is so beautiful.

Philippines is truly blessed with natural resources. Its rich and diverse history also gave birth to contrasting sites and now my dream is to reach them. Might not be now but definitely one of these days. Happy dreaming! =)

Dreaming I can hold the sun in my palms.


(Travel Diary) Exploring Pangasinan: Part Two

Day 2: Bolinao, Pangasinan

A taste of the Bolinao sun.

For the second part of our Pangasinan trip, we went to Bolinao which is  just an hour away from Alaminos City if you’re traveling via a private vehicle.

I told my friends that by 9 AM we should already be at Villa Carolina Resort in Bolinao because we still have a day tour around the town. We agreed to wake up at 5:30 AM but as usual since I always experience “pamamahay” whenever I’m in a new place, I was already awake around 3:15 AM.  By 5:20 AM, I was already at the inn’s balcony waiting for the sunrise. It was worth the wait since I got this awesome view.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Sun

I’ve been waiting for this challenge. Sun, sun, sun. I love everything about the sun. This is why when I go to a certain place especially the beach, I try to take pictures of the sunrise and the sunset. There’s something about the sun that gets me but whatever that is I still do not know up to now. So, without further ado…

Sunset at Nasugbu, Batangas.

Sunset at Puerto Galera, Mindoro.

Sun at Bagac, Bataan.