I grew up with this Christmas tree. It stands in the middle of the a famous shopping centre and venue for important events such as basketball games, concerts and movie premiere in the city.
Over time, neighbouring cities become developed and started their own Christmas traditions. This Christmas tree became less famous especially among kids today. In my case, this tree will always remind me of the priceless and happy memories of Christmas as a kid.
If there is one thing I have been consistently doing, it’s taking my earliest meal. There was never a day in my life when I never had breakfast.
Unlike the most, I have unusual preferences. I don’t and never drink coffee, chocolate or any hot beverage. I prefer water and fruit juices. While most of my fellowmen prefer either fried rice or pandesal, I can settle with french toasts, eggs or any breakfast which different nationalities can offer.
The photo was taken in one of my favorite places in the world. This is an area in the Caleruega Retreat House in Batangas, Philippines.
Amidst the breathtaking view and relaxing environment, I heard a number or urban legends and ghost stories from everyone. Some of my colleagues told me that Caleruega’s acres of landused to be a home for the leftists members of the military. I can’t imagine how a beautiful place used to house people, who were left and killed by the forces of the government. Hence, stories about the child, bride and all those ghosts making their presence felt never fail to make it as a part of the never ending repetitive stories. More so when their cameras caught something unusual. An uneven lighting, unexplained color schemes, and all those irregularities are often equated with the ghost stories.
In this photo, my colleagues are attempting to explain the figure forming marks on the trees. Very dominant is the tree in the extreme right. My colleagues are trying to decipher an unlikely figure.
Eerie? I used to answer no. With so much analysis and observation, it’s not impossible to get infected by everyone’s explanations.
The infinite clear blue sky, endless sea, and the unending mountain ranges are the best ways to depict a horizon.
The photo was taken in Coron Palawan, one of the 7,107 islands that comprise the Philippines. I went here last summer with a few colleagues. I fell in love with nature again. If I will tour a non-Filipino friend in my country, Palawan will definitely be on the list.
While other people would love the booze and night life that accompany the relaxing atmosphere of the sea, the introvert and melancholic person in me prefer the quiet and tranquil side of the sea.
Taken from the Fisherman’s Warf in Palawan last April 2013.