Earth Hour Celebration in Puerto Princesa

Imagine my disappointment after turning on the television, it’s one of those depressing Filipino films… and the high temperature is killing me.

March 29 was unforgettable. These photos were taken from my city’s commemoration of the Earth Hour at the People’s Amphitheater in Mendoza Park. At exactly 8:30 p.m., power in my city was turned off because of the celebration, and these fire dancers took over the darkness beautifully.

From nearly a hundred long exposure shots, I succeeded with only over 20 good ones. The rest of the photos, sigh… waste of effort. But I’m happy with what I have.

Sharing the shots! Good night 🙂

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A Quick Departure Called Bataraza…

I just opened a page on Facebook but I’m wondering why…

I have not published it because I’m still thinking if I really need a page. And yet, and yet… I’ve started filling it with my photos, and so far, I like what I see. I’ll keep it handy for whatever; maybe I would need it someday.

 

Last month, I went on a quick departure to a mining town in southern Palawan called Bataraza with some good friends: manang Jane Timbancaya-Urbanek, manong Caloy Fernandez, Dr. Oscar Evangelista, Debra Pritchard, Mike Doblado, Marcus Swanopoel, and my sorority sister Bing de Guzman.

I was happy to make the trip; the place is surprisingly refreshing despite the mining operation that is going on, and the friends I was with were all game about a lot of topics.

After the Rain…

I miss my dad a lot… especially today.

I dedicate all these photos to him… photos I’ve taken just outside the house after a lonely rain.

Except for the floods it gives, we really need to give rain proper credit for watering our crops; taking part in washing off dirt anywhere; bringing down pollution from the air; it’s free air conditioning; it’s a major water component; it brings suitable conditions for many kinds of ecosystem…

And it masks tears and soaks them away.