Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Of dog bites, a firefly, and insomnia


It's around 1:00am, or sometime slightly past midnight. I was with a band of individuals whose faces I knew I've seen before. I just fail to recognize them by names.

We were walking pass a blindingly dark alley. Suddenly, a horde of dogs started chasing us. My companions were able to outrun them...and me. I drained out of vitality, of luck. One dog jumped straight up and landed on me. That one vicious bite sent me to a panic. I woke up.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sinulog 2011: Colors and Shoops


As promised, here are more pictures from the last Sinulog parade. I decided to add a few "changes" to the regular shots. Again, original photos from JML.

This article was originally posted on my now-gone blog (ImageBurner) on November 13, 2011.  


They forgot someone.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Catmondaan, Catmon - The Green Escape


Last June, I decided to go hiking with my father at his hometown, Catmon. I honestly don't know much about the locality. I've only gone there for like 15 instances in my whole life, about 10 of which I can barely recall. Here’s an informative snippet from Wikipedia.org:

"Catmon is a 5th class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 27,330 people. It is located 57 kilometers from the Cebu City next to the town of Carmen. The Municipality of Catmon is 57.4 km north from Cebu City. It is situated along the sea coast. Bounded on the north by the Municipality of Sogod; on the South by the Municipality of Carmen; on the West by the Municipality of Tuburan; and on the East by Camotes sea. Topography: The Municipality of Catmon is generally mountainous and hilly and patches of flat lands can be found along the coastline and portion of the poblacion."

Friday, November 11, 2011

Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu


If you've spent a good deal of your childhood here in Cebu, mainly in Cebu City, you’ve most likely been to the Basilica of Santo Niño, or plainly Sto. Niño (like the way we use to tell the jeepney driver where to drop us off). If you’re a non-Catholic, you’ve probably still by any chance passed by the Basilica while commuting. And of course, the grand Sinulog celebration have always revolved around the Santo Niño.

This article was originally posted on my now-gone blog (ImageBurner) on March 12, 2012.  

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Crimson Beach Resort and Spa Mactan


I don't really have much to say about this place as I haven't gone there at all. I just thought of sharing these great shots by my friend JML, taken during his stay there.

Nonetheless, here's a snippet from Agoda.com about the resort:

"Situated in lush tropical gardens and surrounded by crystal blue water, Crimson Resort and Spa is located in Lapu Lapu, one of the country’s most popular holiday destinations. This beachfront property is located 15-minute away from Cebu’s Mactan International Airport. The resort features spacious guestrooms and suites, decorated with contemporary Filipino furnishings. Crimson Resort and Spa is an ideal place to stay for vacationers."
Should feel pretty much like seventh heaven to be there, wouldn't it? Well, here are some breathtaking views.
This article was originally posted on my now-gone blog (ImageBurner) on November 10, 2011.  

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Sinulog 2011: That Cebuana Smile


My mindset's a bit staggered on how to start this off so I suppose I'll just cram all the images in here. Before anything else though, credits go to my good friend JML who granted me authority to copy-paste all these pictures from the albums of his Facebook account. (These were fantastic shots, bay!)

If my memory still serves me right, these were from the Sinulog Festival 2011 31st Grand Parade (January 16, that one damp Sunday). The downpour however didn’t stop the influx of people from different places to partake in the festivity at the Queen City of the South. “Ingon sila grasya daw na kung mag-ulan basta Sinulog  (They say it’s a good omen when it rains on the day of the Sinulog celebration),” some people might say. How about telling that to those who had henna tattoo and then got soaked in the drizzle afterwards. Poof! Abstract art. Nah, just kidding!

This article was originally posted on my now-gone blog (ImageBurner) on November 09, 2011.  

Cutting to the chase, I present to you the beautiful Cebuanas. 

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