This beats many a collector's dream. I am not sure whether to thank the collector, to envy him, or what.
We accepted a friend's invitation to spend the weekend in Pilar, Bataan and prepared ourselves for a somewhat dull weekend visiting the local market, Mt. Samat War Memorial Shrine in Pilar, Bataan, and enjoying fresh fruits in season. "Ciudad de Acuzar" was not part of our itinerary. Neit... Read Full Entry
Retired early, but still active. Very involved in celebrating life!
I love traveling because I always come back with less cobwebs in my mind. It is as if I empty my mind of all clutter upon departure, and fill it with many happy memories upon arrival. I also like the idea that life is so focused on the present, and my senses are all playing to listen, feel , see, smell and taste everything novel or not so new. The fact that I only have to choose from a limited wardrobe, or use the same pair of shoes throughout my holiday , or work and survive on a single budget make life so much simpler. ... full info
More in the ProvincesIf you go outside Metro Manila , and into some provinces, you will still find houses of this type. Some well preserved, others ill-preserved.
Typical provincial sight.If you go to the provinces just a few kilometers from manila, the sight of roosters and fighting cocks is rather typical. We grew up with them , like you guys grew up with your pet dogs.
Filipino CostumesBack in those days, our grandmothers wore this elegant Filipino attire called "baro't saya" while our grandfathers wore the "barong tagalog". The barong tagalog is worn typically in formal affairs to this day in our country.
A Painter's JokeThe modern-day painter of this piece certainly has some typical Filipino humour. Mona Lisa dressed in our native costume, holding a cellphone .