Archive for September, 2009
As typhoon Ondoy hit the Philippines this weekend, I was unaware of how destructive this typhoon will be when I woke up Saturday morning. To me it was supposed to be a special day, the day I am opening a new business venture – a loading station. I even invited a priest, who has been a long time friend to bless the store. In everything I do, I ask the Lord for blessing and this is no exception.
Had I known, I would not have pushed through with my store opening. After the blessing, we got out and headed home but to no avail, all the surrounding streets were flooded, waist high. With my friend priest still with me, we decided to go back inside store – the safest place where we can be at that moment. Four grueling hours after, when the continuous rain fall suddenly weakened, we decided to brave the streets, praying that we can find a safe passage home and we did.
As I came home, that’s when I realized how blessed we were. Watching the news, I was taken aback at how disastrous the typhoon was… it was as if the great flood during the time of Noah. With all that was happening, I lit up a candle and said my prayer of thanks– for sparing my family from harm, and a prayer of plea for the storm to calm down and for those people affected by this tragedy, that they be rescued.[caption id="attachment_128" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="In front of UERM, along Aurora Blvd. Taken by my brother who was trapped there"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_129" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Taken by my brother inside the compound of UERM Hospital"][/caption]
As we continue with our daily lives, let us not forget the people who, up to this very moment, are still experiencing the damage brought about by this natural disaster. Join me as I offer a prayer …
Eternal Father, you are the God of Compassion, we turn to you with our prayers for those families who were deeply affected by this calamity. Stunned by the recent events, we ask yo to calm the storm that threatens us. Send your spirit upon all the people so that they may feel the comfort of your love. We pray for those lives that were lost and bring hope to all those who have survived.
For all those who were spared, let us open our hearts to the cries of help, may we respond with generosity and compassion, remembering that You have always been there to alleviate our sufferings.
We ask this in the sweet name of Jesus, Amen.
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Palengke o Pamilihan ang tema ngayong linggo sa Litratong Pinoy. Ang palengke ay isang lugar kung saan inilalako o itinitinda ang mga bagay, dito nagkakaroon ng transaksiyon ang mamimili at ang nagtitinda.
(Market is the theme for this week’s Litratong Pinoy. Market is a place where goods are traded, this where buyers and sellers transact their business in exchange of goods.)
Sa aming pamamasyal sa Singapore ay napadpad kami sa Bugis Flea Market, isa sa pinakamalaki at pinakamurang pamilihan sa Singapore, kung baga sa Pinas ay Divisoria. Kung gusto mong humanap ng pampasalubong o mga anik-anik na mura ay siguradong dito mo matatagpuan. Mura na at pwede ka pang tumawad.
Ito ang isa sa nakatawag pansin sa akin, tindera ng buko. Kung sa Pinas ay kariton, sa kaniya naman ay parang mamang sorbetero ang design. At in fairness, malinis na ang buko, ready nang biyakin para sa mga gustong makatikim ng Thailand coconut.
At dahil sa kainitan ng araw, nauhaw ang aking esposo at naghanap ng malamig na maiinom. Buti na lang walang nagtitinda ng Coke at nauwi kami rito — pamilyar di ba? Parang yung naglalako ng “sa malamig, sa malamig…” Kaya lang fresh fruits talaga ang mga ito, mura na masustansiya pa. Magaling na pampaalis ng uhaw!
Welcome to Pixel Bug Weekend!
Today, as I celebrate my birthday, I am so excited to start a new year with a new meme. I am filled with enthusiasm that I have so many friends who willingly want to join. I can’t wait to see all of your entries, the stories behind the lovely photos, and to share this wonderful day with my friends in the blogosphere.
The highlight of my weekend was a photo shoot courtesy of my brother, who also happens to be a photo enthusiast. Call it as it may but I believe that it was more than a coincidence that the shoot was scheduled on the weekend of my birthday. What better way to start this meme than to share with my first studio shots — with my favorite subjects.
Studio and lighting set up is courtesy of my brother. Thanks for the opportunity Kuya. Likewise, I also want to thank Mr. Leo Castillo of Photoworks Studio for lending me his camera flash trigger that enabled me to capture these beautiful photos.
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and may you have a very productive week ahead!
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Hi, Fellow Bloggers!
Welcome to my new photo blog. I am launching this blog by starting a new meme… Pixel Bug Weekend!
For most bloggers, taking photos is already second-nature and weekends are the perfect opportunity to capture great photographs. This meme shall be free form — I will not post any theme for the week, play along by posting still photo that best highlights your weekend.
Pixel Bug Weekend posts will be published every Monday morning. You can place the link to your blog via McLinky during that time. I shall do my rounds and I encourage the participants to also visit the other entries as well.
Feel free to choose among the badges I have designed which you can find on my Pixel Bug Weekend page.
The first Pixel Bug Weekend meme will be on Monday, 21st of September 2009, which also happens to be my birthday.
So start clicking those cameras and hope to see you all here on Monday! Thank you!
Pixel Bug values copyright policy, so kindly posts photos that belongs to you and have the right to distribute the said picture.
If there’s one thing that truly fascinates me is the scenic sunset. Every time we go out town, I wait for the sun to go down with my camera ready to click.
This one is shot in the middle of the sea, on our way to Coron proper from Malcapuya island. It was the perfect summer sunset.