Posts Tagged ‘outdoors’

I just came back to the Metro from attending my sister’s high school graduation in Ilocos. Separation anxiety is hitting me big time so I guess I should just blog about the places I got to visit for the very short time that I had to spend with my family.

I touched down at Laoag International Airport late Saturday afternoon, no thanks to Cebu Pacific Air’s perennial delayed flights. Hay naku, what’s new. That day was put to waste because of a delayed flight. Tsk. So anyway… On Sunday, my mom finally brought out the lobsters that were frozen for a long time (coz they were waiting for me to come home, sweet! ♥♥♥), and decided to go out of the house and spend the day at the beach.

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We drove for more than an hour to get to Blue Lagoon in Pagudpud. I have been to Pagudpud many times over the years but I’ve never really been to Blue Lagoon before. We always used to go to Saud, mainly because it is relatively nearer from where we live. Driving further up north was worth it, though.

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The weather was so nice that day. One thing I love about being in the province is that it was still very breezy despite the sun being all out Mr. Bright. We rented out a small hut where we could feast on our lunch. After filling up on lobster and watermelon (yum yum yum!), the oldies settled down for siesta time. The young ones, including me lol, opted to bake under the sun.

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The best part is that we felt like we had the beach all to ourselves. Apart from our group, there were only a few others who were around that area. I guess most tourists were drawn to the more famous and much more crowded nearby resort – Hannah’s. I especially loved watching those three kids play around the water.

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The water at Blue Lagoon is so mesmerizing. The varying depth of the sea resulted to a beautiful mix of blue hues. The clean, white sand provides a perfect base for all the blue colors. One needs to be wary when getting in the water, though. It might be scary for non-swimmers because the waves could pull you in farther into the sea really fast and this could be disastrous because the sea bed dips low so suddenly.

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The waves are so strong I actually saw this girl lose her bikini top. LOL. And I might have seen a few too many buttcracks that day. O_O

Two other tourist spots to visit will be featured in my next entries. Stay tuned!

This week’s challenge is all about showing off where I live. And since I basically spend more time in the office than at home, I guess this should count.

What I love most about Bonifacio Global City is its simple modernity whilst not lacking the natural feel of it. I swear the air here is much fresher than in other neighboring business areas (case in point: Makati and Ortigas).

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(1) Late afternoon coffee breaks at our 18th floor pantry.
(2) BGC is slowly but surely being filled with buildings and parking lots. I dread the day when it would be as crowded as Makati.
(3) Stepping out of the office for some fresh air. I have a love affair with clouds.
(4) The infamous tree sculpture at Burgos Circle.
(5) Another shot of our neighbor building. Look at the glass reflection on the street. Amazing!

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

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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 NEAR AND FAR.

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Taking photos of the horizon is one of my favorite things. For this week’s challenge, I will be posting photos from a beach trip with friends. I will be splitting it into three entries – that’s how much I love horizons! ♥♥♥

So I’m gonna start with photos taken during dusk.

 

 

*Photos taken at Ligpo, Batangas

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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 WRONG.

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Plastic wastes floating with a bunch of jellyfish. A dead fish in the shores of Kota Kinabalu. These things would break the hearts of every nature lover. 😦

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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 FLEETING MOMENT.

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On a summer, I went back to my old university for a trip down memory lane. Most of the students were off on their summer break leaving the streets empty and barren.

  

“I remind myself that not everything is a sign, that some things simply are what they appear to be and should not be analyzed, deconstructed, or forced to bear the burden of metaphor, symbol, omen, or portent.”

  

“Don’t let the tall weeds cast a shadow on the beautiful flowers in your garden.”

  

On another occasion, I went back. This time, there were people everywhere – biking, playing football, or just simply lazing around. People watching is one of my favorite ways to pass the time.

  

Lovers’ rendezvous.

 

* All photos were taken in and around the University of the Philippines, Diliman campus

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