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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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.



RESTING

A Janitor's bike park beside my son's classroom.


LANZONES FLOODING

Another fruit of the season that Davao City is blessed of, Lanzones (Lansium domesticum), you can buy them at P20/kilo ($.50).


KADAYAWAN 2010 FLORAL FLOAT PARADE

Just few of the floral floats that paraded Davao's streets today.


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DAVAO’S KADAYAWAN FESTIVAL 2010

Today, Davao City celebrates Kadayawan Festival... I'm braving the sun to take photos to share later ...


What is Kadayawan Festival?
The Kadayawan Festival is an annual festival in the city of Davao in the Philippines. Its name derives from the friendly greeting "Madayaw", from the Dabawenyo word "dayaw", meaning good, valuable, superior or beautiful. The festival is a celebration of life, a thanksgiving for the gifts of nature, the wealth of culture, the bounties of harvest and serenity of living.

Today, Kadayawan has transformed into a festival of festivals, with a number of spin-off festivals in the region. The festival honors Davao’s artistic, cultural and historical heritage, its past personified by the ancestral “lumads”, its people as they celebrate on the streets, and its floral industry as its representatives parade in full regalia in thanksgiving for the blessings granted on the city. A celebration that interfaces the three aspects: tribal; industrial and; arts and entertainment. The festivities are highlighted with floral floats, street-dancing competitions and exhibits that showcases the island's tourism products and services.



FRUIT OF THE SEASON

Other than durian, lanzones, rambutan, marang and many more, The Purple Mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana) are flooding Davao's market and they're all over.


DAVAO'S BOOK MOBILE

This is Davao City's one and only Mobile Library and Information Center, it's old though and was then donated by the Japanese Government, but it still service Davao City's outskirt barangays.


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ROBINSON’S DAVAO

One of Davao’s Business hubs, this complex houses various office spaces for rent, restaurants, pharmacies, beauty salons, a hardware, a shopping-grocery center and a spacious parking area.

When in Davao, you can drop by Robinson’s Davao along JP Laurel Avenue.


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THAT HOUSE

The Annual Poverty Indicators Survey (APIS) conducted by the National Statistics Office (NSO) in 2009 showed that around 12.5 million Filipino families had their roofs made of strong materials and 10 million had their outer walls made of strong materials, obviously, this family's house did not even get a fraction of that statistics.

But even then, the Filipinos are still one of the happiest people on Earth despite not having strong materials for their homes.


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FIRE IN THE SKY

Just one of the sunsets from my classroom window. The farthest mountain you can see is part of the Mt. Apo range. Greetings from Davao City.




LET THE CANDLE BURN

In a country where inhabitants are predominantly Roman Catholics, and candles are a part of its religious rituals it always follow that all Roman Catholic Churches and Shrines have this candle stands to burn candles.

Roman Catholics believe that lighting a candle is a way of extending one's prayer and showing solidarity with the person on whose behalf the prayer is offered.

Candle stand at Sto. Nino Shrine, Matina this city.


NUESTRA SENORA DEL PILAR

NUESTRA SENORA DEL PILAR open air chapel at Magsaysay Park this city.


STREET COLORS

One of the main thoroughfares of Davao, this is San Pedro Street 
on a bright ordinary day.


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LOOKING BACK

“To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction is to live twice”. - Kahlil Gibran said.

If taken literally, indeed, otherwise, they’ll bump on you and who knows you might not enjoy life twice, LOL! …. Those yellow cabs are common mode of public transportation here in the city – we call it multi-cab (multi-purpose cab).


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HUMAN'S CRUELTY

I just thought, what if this is a human neck, we’ve maybe have gone hiring the best human rights lawyer in town to seek justice for strangling a helpless homo. But who will defend these helpless human’s can’t live without? Are there tree rights? Just asking.


THE DOOR

Big doors swing on little hinges.
W. Clement Stone

Convent door at Sta. Ana Church along Sta. Ana Avenue, Davao City


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THE EXIT

A walk towards home after exploring the known. Our family’s walk adventure after Sunday novena at Sto. Nino Shrine in Matina, this city.


WHICH ONE?

“At different stages in our lives, the signs of love may vary: dependence, attraction, contentment, worry, loyalty, grief, but at the heart, the source is always the same. Human beings have the rare capacity to connect with each other, against all odds.” – Author unknown.

People watching at Peoples Park, Davao City.


WAITING

The Carmelite Monastery Chapel, at JP Laurel Avenue.

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