Monday, June 23, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
This year's Fete was held at SM Mall of Asia. This fountain was close to one of the stages by the bay. See how they all move to one direction? Thanks to the strong winds. Typhoon Frank is bad.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Today marks the 100th year of the University of the Philippines. As such, allow me to honor my alma mater (please don't ask me for my student number) by posting a photo of one of its beautiful landmarks - the UP Carillon.
I never really got the chance to hear it play like it used to, but they said that these bells were played in the morning to signal the start of the academic day as well as in the late afternoon to end it. They, unfortunately, stopped ringing on the 80's due to lack of funds for its maintenance. Good thing that a lot of people were charitable enough to help in bringing back the legacy of the UP Carillon. Thanks to them and to Josef Haaxen, a Belgian national and Dean of Carillon Music at the Jef Denyn Royal Carillon School, we can now hear the bells play again.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Then came a eureka moment - Kesong puti! Now why did I not think of that before?
And so after a quick trip to the neighborhood bakery to get his baguette (but of course!) to pair up with the cheese, he finally found himself grinning from ear to ear. "But its like bûche de chèvre! Delightful!"
They say that you can take a French from France but not France from a French.
Monday, June 16, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
The first time that Parisianinpinas saw them being sold on the sidewalk was definitely a Kodak moment. He can't believe his eyes. Then came the series of unending questions: "But you're suppose to eat only the yellow ones, right?", "What's the salt for?", "What is alamang made of and why does it smell funky?". Oh well. Despite the interrogation, he sure did enjoy his unripe mangoes.
Monday, June 2, 2008
Taken at the window of Sarabia Optical Clinic, unofficially known as Nela Sarabia's Indie Candy Store, so-called because its serves as a launching pad of sort to various indie acts whether it be of the audio or visual kind. The shop is located at the UP Diliman Shopping Center.
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Last week, I got an email invite from Greenpeace for their Open Boat Day. The Rainbow Warrior will be in the country and her captain, Mike Fincken, was gracious enough to give the attendees a special tour of the ship. Lots of people were able to make the event. Even little children were there to support the group's fight for clean and renewable energy. More photos here.