Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple

When its comes to purple, there are two things I love to see – purple flowers and purple skies. I grabbed the picture above during a visit to “The Ruins” in Bacolod City, Philippines. The photo below was shot during a visit in one of the resorts in Antipolo City, also in the Philippines. Purple is best seen with other colors  especially green and red.

Of course purple flowers are good onranmentals, just like the photo above, which I took inside one of the offices which I visit regularly.  Purple is also great to see with the white background.

Then of course, who would not fall in love with a purple sky. The photo above was shot late in the afternoon. The two white specs on the picture is from the moon (right) and the other one is from a light post.

I was lucky enough to get a glimpse of the scenery above taken during my visit fo Siquijor Island in the Philippines. I think the purle sky blends well with the blue sea.

This photo was a shot from Antiplo City showing Metro Manila covered with a glaze of smoke. Photo was taken early in the afternoon.

I love this photo. I grabbed this photo during a trip to Hong Kong. The tower seen above  hold the cables of the bridge in one of Hong Kong’s familiar long and winding bridges which connects the island’s different districts.

I was surprised how purple the football pitch was in this photo shot during a match between the Philippine Azkals football team and a visiting squad last year. I shot this photo using one of the effects of the camera. What do you think about these photso?


Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

This week’s photo challenge is about the meaning of inside. Of course “inside” has different meaning to different people. Like the photo above. I could surmise and ask “What’s inside her mind?”

Or I could ask, “What’s inside the cups?

Inside could also be outside. The photo was taken in front of the Quezon City Hall, they are outside, but what’s important

here is not what’s outside, but what’s inside their message.

The same with the picture above. They are outside but we could ask, what’s on the mind of the

persons taking the picture or what’s in the mind of those whose pictures are bing taken.

Inside can be literal too like the photo above, taken inside a foggy airplane before take off.

Here is a blog post about a wordpress blogger killed in the Aurora shooting. Sad, really sad.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreaming


I took this photo early in the morning while walking on the beach of Brgy. Sogod in Albay, Bicol, Philippines.

Filipinos call the volcano Bulkang Mayon and is one of the active volcanoes in the region. I have yet to see a volcano as majestic as Mayon and you should visit the place to see for yourself. 

I have always been dreaming of visiting Bicol again because of such towering view of the volcano which is famous not only for its beauty but for the havoc it brought when it spews its deadly lava.

Turning 69

Turning 69.

Turning 69

How would you celebrate a 69th birthday?

Edicio dela Torre, a prominent activist in the Philippines who survived decades of Martial Law under the dictatorship of the late Ferdinand Marcos, did it by writing a blog.

Edicio confessed that he had never thought of reaching such an age which many considers as something close to immortality.

He even said that he was sure he would die at 33, the same age when Jesus Christ was murdered by the Romans at the instigation of his fellow Jews.

You can read more about Edicio’s, who calls himself a radical christian, thoughts, experiences and present preoccupation here.




Maniniwala ka bang mas mapayapa pa sa Vietnam kaysa sa Pilipinas? O kaya’y mas mapayapa pa sa Indonesia at Malaysia kaysa sa Pilipinas.

Sa inilabas na ulat ng Vision of Humanity, maging ang mga bansa sa Central America na dati’y binabagyo ng karahasan ay mas mapayapa pa ngayon kaysa sa Pilipinas.