Category: everyday photography

Flowers are cheap here as well. With 100 pesos, I could get a wonderful combination of temperate flowers including roses. They’re my “live” home companions like…when I want to bounce ideas off “somebody”. Ha ha!



Spring in the City

It’s flower festival – Panagbenga – month again. With it is the anticipated closure of Session Road to accommodate the usual stalls– what different food is on sale this year?  Accordingly, the theme is Across 20 Years of Blossoming Together. If I’m to interpret ‘blossoming together’ it would mean harmony of people + nature / human habitat + natural habitat– is this evident in the City? Also, this year’s celebration will involve the other municipalities within BLISTT. It has taken some time to do this but then never is far worse.

Chasing the first rays of sun

What I like most in development work is frequent air travel but only up to a certain point as I learned that weekly air travel can ravage the body.

On domestic routes, my preferred time of departure is dawn.  It’s the best time to fly, I discovered. It’s a relatively quiet time, inside the terminal, the plane, and nature outside is just waking up.     image

I was bound for Tacloban in this flight for a post-Yolanda project. The crew paged us that the plane was slowly taxiing on the tarmac for our benefit, for us to look at nature’s unfolding beauty outside. Somebody nearby harrumphed, muttering that it was just a ploy to distract us from the terrible air traffic that early. Regardless, I absorbed the sight knowing that at my destination I was going to face it’s opposite.