Coffee Bean

Sometimes daily stress and pressures demand for a quiet time in a place where you can relax even just for a short time.  Good thing there are coffee shops out there where you can just chill and forget some of life’s hassles…to just sip your favorite coffee or tea…listen to great music perhaps or simply just stare at walls…hmmmp a little drizzle outside will just be perfect…indeed.

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Bizu Patisserie

Last weekend we dined at Bizu Patisserie at Greenbelt 2… The experience was fine… the place was homey…the food were good… not five-star worthy but decent enough…I had issues with the freshness of the shrimp in my pasta but I was able to finish it in no time so I do not see any problem there! The price was more expensive than we expect but not too much though…

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

In this side of Makati

Makati City[1] or just simple Makati lies in the heart of big Metropolis of Manila. The city is known for its first class shopping malls, and is also home to high class brands, restaurants and hotels and is home to many to many affluent Filipinos. Considered to be the center of Financial, commercial and economic hubs and home to the Philippines’ Philippine Stock Exchange(PSE).

This is according to Wikitravel…

Wikitravel further says…

Makati City has some of the strictest traffic rules in Metro Manila. Traffic marshalls actively enforce rules. This means that you can’t tell your bus to let you on or off anywhere within its route except at designated stops. Moreover, the colour coding scheme is active all day unlike in other neighbouring cities when they are only enforced during rush hour.

Hmmp…interesting

According to a political ad: Ganito sa Makati, sana ganito rin sa buong bansa…well well well….???


On taking photos…

I’ve never been this excited over a hobby…

It’s been four months since the first day I held my camera with my hands (thanks to my wife!!!), imagine my excitement!!!

up to this day… the feeling is still here.

I cannot see myself as a professional photographer, owning a DSLR is not a passport (needs talent, training, equipment and time, I think) so they say… and yes they are right…

I can’t even pass for an amateur or a novice at this point in time.

at any rate…i’m just an old boy behind the lens… trying…practicing…learning.

sometimes… beautiful pictures

most of the times…pictures that can hardly make an impression…

hmmp… just some thoughts.