Monthly Archives: August 2006

Car Blessing in Antipolo City

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Few months ago, my “couple friends” acquired their brand new SUV, replacing their 9-year old “pick-up” which was two years older than their (only) daughter (well, for now) when it was finally disposed to its new owner. What better way … Continue reading

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Flamingos and Swans

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Why do flamingo’s stand on one foot? “Flamingos frequently stand on one leg. Being able to curl the leg under the body, American flamingo keeps the foot warm and conserves body heat. Flamingo stand on one leg in both cool … Continue reading

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Ducks! What do they mean…

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Ducks are symbols of love and romance. While growing up in the province, I thought ducks are only colored white and brown. I did not know that there are ducks of other colors, shapes and sizes. These images are taken, … Continue reading

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A Symbol of Fidelity – the Peacock!

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At MMLDC’s Bird Sanctuary, they have a white peacock, among ordinary peacocks we know and usually see in zoo’s and in pictures. The white peacock stands out among the rest because of its immaculate color. I was amused because I … Continue reading

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Venue for learning and more…

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The Meralco Management and Leadership Development Center(MMLDC), located along Sumulong Highway in Antipolo City, opened its doors to the public for corporate training seminars five years ago. Today, it has expanded its service to social functions which includes but not … Continue reading

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Awan Laeng!

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Wala lang! That’s what the title means in Ilokano… Here are some macro shots of a flower called “giant ginger.” The plant (with emphasis on the plant not its flower) looks like ginger but it can grow to more than … Continue reading

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Yehey, it’s holiday today!

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He died a very honorable man and his death defeated an equally great one! (Image taken at Nagtahan Bridge, Manila August 21, 2006, 7:00 o’clock A.M.) Today is a “special non-working holiday” all over the country, to commemorate the 23rd … Continue reading

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Ahh, “Kalesa!”

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In Ilocos, especially in Vigan and Laoag, the “kalesa,” a horse-driven carriage, is a usual sight plying the busy streets of these cities. For motorists, the “kalesa” may sometimes test their “patience meter” during market days because they move slow … Continue reading

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Ernie’s Response!

I have received a private e-mail from Ernie (whom I referred to as Eddie in my previous post, now duly corrected with apologies)in response to my quotation of a phrase in one of his previous e-mails which (I thought) was … Continue reading

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The Dragonfly!

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It has been over two weeks since I last posted and it’s quite difficult to take off where I have left. Due to some unavoidable circumstances, I was not able to post as regularly as I did for the last … Continue reading

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