at G Hotel

Last August 28 was my wife’s birthday.  For a little celebration we stayed at G Hotel in Roxas Boulevard.  The place is nice, posh and decent… We love the black and white minimalist feel of the lobby.  Sadly the rooms were not themed the same way…The breakfast buffet was superb,  enough to keep me full for the whole day!

welcome back…

After more than two months of not posting anything, I am back. Two months seem to be very long…a lot have happened, some worth remembering and some just needed to be placed in a trash bin…

and yes… in the span of two months life changing moments may happen but then life moves on and at the end of the day there will always be things to be thankful for.

Moving on…I’ll just share some photos I took one lazy morning …

Election plus unrelated random shots

Cannot think of anything to post..yes…election on my mind..but I don’t think I’m in the position to express any form of opinion with respect to the topic…Philippine Politics is something i would rather not be a part of…It’s dirty, it’s dirty and yes it’s dirty…but hey on the contrary this coming elections is gonna be the most exciting thing happening in this country in years! Don’t ask me why but lawyers are always looking forward to this one in every three years event.

I don’t intend to devote the whole entry to the May 10 Elections, so I’m just posting some of the photos I took from the parking lot of Robinson’s Place Manila.

Hot day!

While I am writing this, it is raining outside…rain on a hot summer day! The showers are hard…a strange thing for this season. Just yesterday I was at the corner of Kalaw and Taft Avenue, with a camera in my hand trying to practice again… and the sun was at its angriest state…it is a mystery how seasons and weather can mimic man’s emotions…at times calm and peaceful…sometimes gloomy and dark…

Visita Iglesia on Maundy Thursday

Holy week is a season for sacrifices, reflections and traditions.

Here in our country, aside from the Holy Mass commemorating The Last Supper (with reenactments of the washing of the feet), people on Holy Thursdays participate in Visita Iglesia activities – praying the Stations of the Cross in fourteen different churches (for some – seven churches).

This Holy Thursday, together with my wife and friends, we traversed the cities of Makati, Pasay and Manila for our Visita Iglesia. The experience was tiring but there was no reason to complain, our sacrifice was a small one compared to what others embarked.

Our main purpose was to pray the Stations of the Cross, but I decided to take some sidesteps by bringing my camera along and having some photos/memorabilia of the event.

St. Alphonsus Parish Church - Magallanes, Makati City

St. Peter and Paul Parish Church, Makati City

at the Parish of Sacred Heart of Jesus, San Antonio Village, Makati City

Redemptorist Church, Baclaran

Manila Cathedral

San Agustin Church - Intramuros, Manila

Shrine of Jesus The Way The Truth And The Life Parish - Pasay City

Manila Film Center

 It’s not yet Halloween, but this morning I passed by Manila Fim Center – a staple of today’s ghost stories and modern urban legends.

I took some photos, sad to say ( or lucky for me) …no cold air, no creepy sounds, no souls trying to make their presence felt…

This structure, indeed, has a history of grief written on its walls… a country obsessed with window-dressing and a lady wrongly possessed by her undying love for ‘beauty’.

 

 

Another Weekend…

This weekend, another MCLE (Mandatory Continuing Legal Education) Saturday at UST…I really missed UST -having studied for more than eight years in the University –  it’s a second home (4years undergrad- law school 4 years and one sem- one subject [long explanation…hehe]) …It’s a good thing that MCLE is  being held there.

I would have loved to take photos…but was not able to find time…anyway…two more Saturdays to go..

After UST, I went to Robinson’s Place Ermita to meet my wife.. We had dinner and bought groceries…000ppps! I have to stop here…I need not give an account of our mall sight seeing, right??? anyway …I’ll just share some photos …

By the way…I’ve already placed watermark in my photos…cool!!!

My Own Binondo Trip.

I’m very excited to chance upon blogs about Binondo…

I used to work there for more than two years ( a long time ago!!!am I that old??)…and the experience was great…imagine the Chinese restaurants…the street foods and all those reminders of Chinese culture in the Philippines within your hand’s reach…

So when my wife asked me to accompany her to buy something…I gladly indulged…goes without saying though that I have to bring my camera along…

I had limited shots though… It was very hot …and yes, I was not able to stand the heat.

By the way, when you’re in Binondo, and in that side of Manila, you almost feel that  you’re in another country. . . in a more Chinese-dominated place.

I almost forgot that the waiters and servers in President’s Restaurants were Filipinos…imagine, I made sign language just to ask for tissues…blooper!!!