IT’S BEEN A WHILE

It’s been a while, I missed this blog, I’ve been knocking my head off with so much things humans could do around. 

You’re actually seeing the same blog, me and my OC tendencies just love tweaking and changing the internals of this blog till I can’t tracked back what I’ve clicked previously, it turned out I lost this blog, but after skipping several afternoon naps, finally I’ve figured it out. So it's back..

I was thinking of new offerings here and I’ll be working on that later on … for now I welcome back ...


LAND BEFORE TIME

...just imagining ...

Catalina Gardens, Shrine Hills, Matina, Davao City.


BELEN

....or The Nativity colored outline at Victoria Plaza Mall, Bajada, Davao City.


WAITING

Chairs ready for the afternoon mass at Ateneo de Davao University Chapel.


TODAY’S FORECAST

Sunny, with soft cotton cloud candy …
It's a lovely day!

TEXTING RIDER

Some things a rider can do on red lights.


THE FAMOUS TOWN

... in practically all corners of the world. Davao has it too. - ChinaTown.


PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Mode of transportation plying R. Castillo St.
 

PONG!

ewww... somebody break a wind down there!


WAITING

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. - Barack Obama

Sushi Restaurant at Emar's Hotel


LAZY AFTERNOON

Just one lazy afternoon along Sta. Ana Avenue.

BLUE, BLACK, RED CARABAO

I actually can’t figure out the semiotics behind this sign, the black carabao labeled blue in a red signage mounted on a blue building… whatever….

Monteverde Building along Monteverde St.


MATERIAL CULTURE

There's really something about humans, they don't just survive ... they discover, they create ... they ruin ..

Few human stuff at my cousins dirty kitchen.


DARING THE STORM


The sky threatened to drop all those when we get to this pool, but who cares, my children keep shouting ... come-on mom, the water’s fine.

Afternoon to night swimming at Emar’s Wavepool.



DEAD END

Can you see it? This boy might have noticed something at the end of this pathway, so he shifted course, lol.

Sidewalk at the back of Davao City Central Post Office.

HOLE IN THE SKY


God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other. - Reinhold Niebuhr


Twilight horizon. A view from Emar’s viewdeck at Times beach, one gloomy afternoon.

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FIRE HAZARD …

…or remnants of the past. They may look like fire risk but these structures are just few of the remaining witness of Davao’s past.

Old wooden buildings at Acacia, Oyanguren extention.

LONGING

“Feeling and longing are the motive forces behind 
all human endeavor and human creations.” – Albert Eistein

Breakwater at Blue jazz resort, Island Garden City of Samal, Davao.

SURVIVING

Charles Darwin once said … “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.”…. I think so…

this man
this tree
this wall art

Davao Christian High School perimeter fence

 

MILITARIZED ZONE

Not that thing you think, these are actually the security guys that kept off kids from coming near this area during the First Asian Bird Show here some weeks ago.

Low tide at the beach side of Waterfront Insular Hotel, Davao.





FEARED MAIL

Yeah, I hate to receive these bill mails, but what can I do? Out of mournful face I took a souvenir of this one when I got it from our mailbox today.


REACH FOR THE STARS

“Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, 
for every dream precedes the goal.” - Pamela Vaull Starr

A year-round Christmas decor at Jack's Ridge Resort and Restaurant, 
Shrine Hills, Matina this city.



LEAD ME LORD

It does not matter as to what type of ride you are traveling with, what matters is how you trust HIM to safe journey.


THE VINTA BAR

Can be your next hang-out when in Davao.
It's at the heart of Waterfront Insular Hotel, JP Laurel Ave.


DAY AND NIGHT

I've posted a photo of this hotel before, but it was only the other night that I saw it lighted ...

The Pinnacle during the day

The Pinnacle at night

FIRST ASIAN BIRD FAIR IN DAVAO

The first Asian Bird Fair was held here in Davao on Sept. 24-25 at the Insular Hotel grounds here. My kids were excited knowing they could see variety of birds at the fair, but unfortunately it was a birdless fair, as the exposition was mainly organized to promote awareness and educational drive amongst stakeholders.

The fair was participated by hundreds of Bird enthusiast all over Asia, with the aim of primarily promoting awareness of the importance of the birds in our ecosystem, how humans have encroach and destroy their habitat and how will this phenomenon affect humans. It was an eye-opener fair… though the kids was disappointed because there were no live birds to watch on.







LIVE YOUR BEST

It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth -- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up -- that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had. - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross


VANITY POST

Call it vanity post .... lol! Having fun scribbling this blog's name at the sand at Paradise Island Resort at Samal Island here.


WHERE’S THE BREAD?

Where have all the breads gone? Was wondering too. I took this while waiting for someone along Palma Gil Street here.

At last I have updated this blog. I’ve been chaotically busy with my offline scheds these days and this blog has to take the farthest of seats. Thanks for always checking here.


THE BREAKWATER

It is vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility; they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.- Charlotte Bronte

Breakwater at Paradise Island Garden Resort




THOROUGHFARE

Davao City's Oyanguren Street, from a an empty jeepney ride, on a Monday morning.


SMILE!

My daughter at the entrance of the Central Bank of the Philippines - Davao City, during the Mindanao Trade Expo two weeks ago.


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MOON DAY

Daylight moon on Thursday at Roxas Avenue.




UMBRELLA REPAIR WOMAN

Just one of the many street umbrella and shoe repair shops along 
Davao City’s sidewalk.


FUN UNDER THE SUN

Ferris Wheel at the Ateneo Grade School grounds during their fiesta about two weeks ago.


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A PEDDLER'S SMILE

Just one of the many body piercing icon peddlers during the height of the Kadayawan Festival. Icons come in a wide variety of choices, you can have one for your ears, your lips, your nose, your navel ... or wherever you want to put this in your body, they will let you sit beside this black cloth and do the piercing... awww, that's painful, I wonder if the procedure is sterile too.


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My Weekend in Black and White

THE PINNACLE DAVAO

..is just one of the soon-to-open hotels in the city. The Pinnacle is located along Sta. Ana Avenue, just across Gaisano Mall Davao.