NEW YORK CITY, AUGUST 2001 (for DVerse Poets)

  “Buildings are forever, but Broadway plays are not,” I said to myself as I went down from the souvenir shops of the Building’s fourth floor to catch Cabaret. The Windows on the World would still be there the next time I come. I might even have the Tower key chain memento next time around.Continue reading “NEW YORK CITY, AUGUST 2001 (for DVerse Poets)”

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TRAVEL THEME: RED

  THE TALE OF THE RED FISH POLE There was a little boy who so wanted to fish his father bought him a fish pole the cheapest one there is. It brought sighs of longing the pole remained unused summer is almost over “will I ever fish?” the boy mused. Then one day in SeptemberContinue reading “TRAVEL THEME: RED”

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: NEAR AND FAR

Sigh! This challenge reminded me of this popular song from the 1990’s.  It came from a very popular movie too. Near, far, wherever you are  I believe that the heart does go on  Once more you open the door  And you’re here in my heart  And my heart will go on and on … Ooops, IContinue reading “WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: NEAR AND FAR”

TRAVEL THEME: (Fireworks’) Curves

The State of Maine now allows the use fireworks as long as the fireworks do not exceed the required shape or size.  The boys in the family have been wanting to play with fireworks.  So, when they learned that the ban on pyrotechnics had been lifted in  Maine, the first stop we made on ourContinue reading “TRAVEL THEME: (Fireworks’) Curves”

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: FREE SPIRIT

I will take this one literally. 🙂   I took a picture of these doves in a place called Blue Rose Farms in Lipa City, Batangas, Philippines.   For a P175.00 entrance fee (roughly $3.50), we were able to walk around and see the animals and enjoys a simple lunch of grilled fish or meat.Continue reading “WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: FREE SPIRIT”

SUNDAY POST: FROM A DISTANCE -Tagaytay

Tagaytay is a bustling tourist city in the south of Manila. It is a popular weekend spot for many in the metropolis and nearby provinces because of its milder climate and scenery, among others. The city is located in the mountains and offers a wonderful view of Taal Lake and Taal Volcano (although these placesContinue reading “SUNDAY POST: FROM A DISTANCE -Tagaytay”

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: URBAN – A slice of Metro Manila

One of my most anticipated events during my sort-of-a-homecoming was the visit to my former officemates.   I felt like coming home since the area that they were in -granting that they moved to a new office address – was the place where I spent most of my waking hours working and amusing myself inContinue reading “WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: URBAN – A slice of Metro Manila”

TRAVEL THEME: SUNSET (IN THE BIG CITY)

One of the sights that I hoped to see and photograph while in the Philippines was the sunset.   Manila, Manila Bay in particular, is famous for its wondrous sunsets.  Bit it was way away from my itinerary.   We stayed in  the eastern part of the Metropolis.  There was no way that I couldContinue reading “TRAVEL THEME: SUNSET (IN THE BIG CITY)”

TRAVEL THEME: TRADITION

In Bayanan where I grew up, the Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene is a big event.  People who have been away from our place, like myself, would usually schedule their around the Fiesta, as we call it. The Fiesta (which in the Philippines)  is usually a grand celebration, not only for the  community as aContinue reading “TRAVEL THEME: TRADITION”

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: Inside (Churches)

I like this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge theme – Inside.  It gives me the excuse (hah!)  to upload some of the photos I have of our Philippine vacation.   In this post, I invite you to go inside the Churches that my family and I visited recently:  (A)  Basilica of Saint Martin of Tours inContinue reading “WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: Inside (Churches)”