Posts Tagged ‘Baler’

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I joined the Weekly Photo Challenge for WordPress to help motivate myself to take more pictures, and share them with  the world. This week’s theme is MOVEMENT.

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Me and my friends in front of Bahia de Baler, a resort in Baler, Aurora.

Me and my friends in front of Museo de Baler.

My cousins on top of a hill overlooking a rocky beach and with a lighthouse in the background.

My friend on Beta Way (a famous walkway in UP Diliman) during one of our “reminiscing-about-university-life-dates”.

My then-roommate during our island tour in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

A friend’s friend, when I tagged along with them on their Tagaytay picnic.

My friends on the last day of this year’s Hot Air Balloon Festival in Clark, Pampanga.

Me and my little sister on top of the famous rock formation in our town – “Kapurpurawan” (Burgos, Ilocos Norte)

 

I love jump shots! 🙂 I don’t know but maybe it’s the Asian in me that keeps wanting to have jump shots wherever I go. Well, jump shots and peace signs. LOL.

Most of the time though, my friends cannot capture me during my jump because they are not that familiar with my camera so I just settle with shooting them instead. I actually have a lot more jump shots in my photo library. A LOT, I tell you! 🙂

 

You can view other Weekly Challenge posts here: Weekly Photo Challenge

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After hours of soaking in the sun and frolicking in the crystal blue waters of Sabang Beach, we went around the town of Baler and visited the former house of Aurora Quezon (Manuel Quezon’s wife). Manuel Quezon was the first President of the Republic of the Philippines.  

The President’s official car – a 1936 Chrysler – in on display. In the Philippines, the number “1” on the car plate means that it is owned by the President. Sadly, the glass case enclosing it made clear pictures impossible. Thankfully, we were able to get a nice photo with the car when we visited the Baler Museum (more of the museum on a separate post).

 

 

Just across the street in front of Aurora Quezon’s birthplace is the equally historic Baler Catholic Church. The church is a national historical landmark because it was the site of the last and final traces of Spanish forces in the Philippines.

I was only able to take a peek at the church’s interiors because the sun was bearing down on us really hard plus we were also in a hurry to get to our next destination. Hopefully next time, I would be able to spend a longer time exploring the church. I am already making plans with my roomie about our next  possible visit to Baler, yay! 🙂

 

More entries on Baler:

 

 

The beach has an entirely different kind of charm at night. The busy, bustling beach front magically transforms into one romantic setting perfect for lovers’ rendezvous.  Or for my case, it was a perfect backdrop for booze abuse because I wasn’t there with a lover. I don’t even have a lover, for that matter. LOL.

Forgive the repetitive shots. I was very amazed with how vivid the clouds looked against the full moon so I became trigger happy. The contrasts provided by the sky, clouds, sea and sand are too good for words.

Check out how the beach looked during the day here: Baler by Day


Went to Baler, Aurora last year and boy was it gorgeous! The water was oh so blue, and the sand was so dang fiiiiiine. And those clouds! Like balls of cotton in the sky. Tried surfing for the first time and I did not like it, LOL. My stance is not that of a surfer because I stand on my tippy toes and that is a no-no on a surfboard. Blah blah blah. The day after, I was sore like a mother! Never again.

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