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my friday’s pick, aug 8, 2014

the internet is a treasure trove of pictures and all kinds of information and stuff. for this week, here’s an item that has struck my fancy.

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for sure, she would qualify for the ‘america got talent’ show.

how about you? did you find something worth sharing? feel free to click the view/add link button below.

August 8, 2014 at 4:28 pm Leave a comment

weekly photo challenge: one shot, two ways

the cathédrale saint-étienne is one the world’s best representation of ancient gothic architecture. it’s a catholic cathedral located in bourges, france. it was completed sometime in the 13th century or whereabouts and dedicated to saint stephens.

its beautifully sculptured west facade is huge at over 130 feet wide. as you can see, using a point-and-shoot camera, i found it hard to photograph either in portrait or landscape mode. maybe it’s time for me to invest in a better camera. the ideal is something that’s not too bulky to carry as i tend to travel light. any recommendations?

August 9, 2013 at 5:52 pm 19 comments

weekly photo challenge: foreshadow

while driving into the bessa valley in bulgaria in 2012, we noticed the sky darkening behind us. we stopped by the side of the road to get a better view. in the foreground, you could see a man selling fruits on the hood of his car seemingly unaware of the coming doom. as we proceeded on our journey, we frantically waved to him and pointed to the sky. he just smiled and waved back.

soon we were engulfed in a hailstorm complete with a thunder and lightning show. we could hardly see outside of our vehicle. we wondered what happened to the man selling fruits by the highway. to our relief, the weather eased a bit before we reached our destination.

August 2, 2013 at 11:34 am 8 comments

travel theme: light

Sunset – Nassau, Bahamas 2007

           Do not go gentle into that good night.
           Rage, rage against the dying of the light. 

                                     Dylan Thomas
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April 30, 2013 at 8:28 pm 7 comments

weekly photo challenge: culture

this photo was taken while visiting friends and relatives in oahu, hawaii.

lechón or roasted pig is an iconic food served at filipino gatherings. a clean-shaven pig, with the internal organs removed, is skewered with a bamboo pole and rotated slowly over a charcoal pit until it’s fully cooked. it’s served whole from head to tail on a table.

since culture is about food, the best introduction to filipino culture is eating the lechón and the other filipino cuisine. an apple is sometimes placed in the mouth of the pig to symbolize unbridled temptation for decorative purposes. it tastes so good that you’d be inclined to pig on it (pardon the pun). this could be the reason many consider it as food to die for (pardon another pun). it’s known to induce high blood pressure and heart disease among its habitué. eating in moderation is the way to go.

incidentally, roasted pig is also popular in other countries in asia, europe, and latin america, although the manner and method of cooking may vary from country to country.

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April 26, 2013 at 7:58 pm 15 comments

From The Book Thief

i have hated the words and i have loved them, and i hope i have made them right.

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