PICTURES A DAY
31 January 2010
In the Philippines particularly in Surigao, girls as young as twelve do the laundry while their mothers earn a living. The mother of this girl has a makeshift barbecue kiosk where she grills fish for beach picknickers. Grilling a kilo of fish would earn her 25pesos.
30 January 2010
29 January 2010
This is not the first time that we were served this paper cutter. We had it in Dumaguete and Siquijor. Is this a Visayan thing? or a nationwide practice? What are they for? They are used for cutting the coffee and sugar sachets!
28 January 2010
27 January 2010
Inside the Magellan’s cross, you will find these ladies selling candles. Everytime someone buys a candle (or two, depending on the number of their petitions), these ladies will perform the prayer dance ritual and when it is over, they will then give the candle to the candle-buyer so he/she can light it at the foot of the cross.
23 January 2010
23 January 2010
We are staying in Mactan island and have to cross the bridge everytime we want to go to Cebu City.
It is a cable-stayed bridge that has one of the longest and widest bridge span in the Philippines
21 January 2010
15 January 2010
14 January 2010
13 January 2010
We left the house this morning to start the drive towards England where will catch our flight to the Philippines. One of our stops is at the port of Valence where we visited our French couple friends who sold their mansion, bought a sailing boat and made it their home. The port grounds were covered in snow, all the boats in the marina were also covered in snow. But it was warm at our friends’ floating home as they have a wood-burning stove in the boat.
12 January 2010
10 January 2010
Around Christmas and two weeks beyond, you will see in French boulangeries (bakeries) and patisseries (pastry shops) cakes with cardboard crowns on them. They are called Galletes des rois or Epiphany cakes celebrating the Three Kings.
08 January 2010
Photos of Menton just at the start of the New Year:
07 January 2010
06 January 2010
Saw this guy on the river today. He thought I have some bread for him so he came that close. Luckily for me, I have the camera so hop! that’s a nice close up, pretty boy! Unfortunately, I don’t know what breed of duck he is.
Breil sur Roya, France
05 January 2010
There’s snow everywhere and I thought of making a snowman, but midway, I changed my mind and made a snow pot of mint instead.
To all my loyal readers and to those who just stumbled upon this site today, let me wish you a very Happy New Year 2010!
Sorry for being offline the past few days. As part of my New Year resolution to be more “RESULTS-ORIENTED” this 2010, I have been very busy lately in creating my very own Flickr site. You may ask, what does Flickr got to do with being “results-oriented”? Well, for one, it can be my vehicle to gain even the minutest recognition of my photographic talent. I love photography and have accumulated tens of gigabytes of them and by posting my best shots on Flickr, it is like holding a Photographic Exhibition, albeit, ONLINE. I know there are already millions of more professional photographers doing it but that doesn’t stop me from taking my chance. As the saying goes, “If you don’t try, you will never know!”
Here are two of the images I have already posted there and you are most welcome to go on a virtual tour:
Bratislava, Slovak Republic
They were on a photoshoot at the castle grounds and I couldn’t resist taking a shot of this specific pose. This picture tells all: their happiness, their contentment. No need for a caption really.
To the couple above, please feel free to contact me if you want the original of this photo.