Weekly Photo Challenge : Juxtaposition

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Photos were taken from my brief working stint from a university in Tainan, Taiwan. I chanced upon this beautiful temple. Amidst the historic atmosphere, my attention was diverted to the sudden arrival of Harley Davidson motors. It’s quite unusual to see a sudden fusion of history and the modern times.

Weekly Photo Challenge : Window

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I captured this photo two summers ago. This was taken from a quaint restaurant and bakery in my hometown. Situated in a highly residential place, people used to believe that this establishment will soon cease operations. Of all places, why will you construct a restaurant in a place where people are most likely to spend time in the comforts of their own home? People have been proven wrong because this place has been thriving for almost a decade. The bestseller is the bakery that produces the classic and homegrown bread among Filipinos, pandesal.  Aside from this picture perfect brick and rustic structure, the smell of the fresh baked pandesal is so tempting and inviting as soon as you step near this window.

Weekly Photo Challenge : Beginning

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This was taken from my recent trip in the Island of Corregidor.  People often equate the place as a mere historical and memorial site. Only a few people realize that Corregidor can be considered as an island of hope and new beginnings. All the lives lost and sacrifices paved the way for freedom and the promise of a better tomorrow.

The site shown in the photo provides a sprawling view of the place and the sea that surrounds it.  Sunrise and sunset are also best observed in this area. If one dreams of a place that represent new beginnings, this area in Corregidor definitely qualifies.

Weekly Photo Challenge : Layers

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The photos were taken in Boracay two years ago.  From afar, the bamboo structure appears as a decorative piece. Inside the layers of these tall bamboos are decorative lanterns and a space that can accommodate a small group. The area is very ideal for those who prefer the tranquil side of the beach. This area is perfect for a quiet and relaxing dinner along the beach. In case I have another opportunity to visit Boracay, a dinner here will be included in my list.

Weekly Photo Challenge : The Hue of You

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Silent and subtly colorful

This is how I describe my life or my current mood that is. I live a typical and ordinary life. I wake up early to catch work. After work, I dabble as a part time college instructor. If I’m lucky, I’m able to squeeze in some freelance work. On Fridays, I’m hoping that some friends would invite me to a mall or dinner date. On weekends, I do my own chores. If there’s spare money from payday, I treat the family over a great meal or purchase a new pair of bag, shoes or clothes.

In the middle of everything, I meet new people. I discover places. Experiences teach me a thing or two about life and sometimes, I write about it here.

As it appears, my life follows a plain and boring routine but along the way, I have my own share of surprises that adds those silent and subtle colors.