Date: Tuesday, 9.22.15
Climate: Frikken gorgous – 84 F, awesome amazing shower rolled by a couple of several hours ago…
Looking through: Stormrider by David Gemmell
Day by day Accomplishment: 1 hour nap.
Welcome to a further entry in our Philippines Photograph Montage collection, wherever I go on to our loyal viewers a range of (commonly blurry) photos that I have snapped as I meander by a normal working day in our beautiful island republic.
So let us get to it!
Rice Discipline: This was snapped on a person of the connecting roadways between Palinpanon and West Rovira Drive. It’s in the barangay of Candau-ay, and this place (western Dumaguete) is hands down my favorite area of the city – it is cooler, has a pleasant breeze and is just a small journey from the (significantly warmer) metropolis to the east. I also liked the way the clouds had been forming in this shot – in real everyday living it was basically amazing the limitations of my Samsung S5’s lens just wasn’t in a position to totally capture it. I’ll just say, it’s times like this in which I certainly Enjoy residing here….
Beat the Heat: Our lovable electric enterprise (NORECO) announced on their Fb website page that they were getting an all day “brownout” a number of Sundays again in buy to do “line maintenance” – which is NORECO-talk for acquiring to cut again the ravenous jungle that is normally searching for to tear aside their electrical grid. Like lots of other individuals, we headed down to Romana Alar resort to although away the hrs on the beach front. The wind and surf had been very strong that day, and it was the worst snorkeling that I have at any time skilled. Ah, nicely – I guess it simply cannot be quiet and apparent with 100 foot visibility every single day here……
Usual Underbone: Ah, of course the ubiquitous Filipino scooter. This is a classic illustration of an more mature product underbone that you see all around the Philippines. I don’t even know what maker this is, enable by itself what design, but it appears to be like an aged 80-100 cc. You can see that they have ripped off the old inventory muffler and extra a DBS muffler which makes these things sound like a Ninja 1000. Some foreigners detest these loud bikes, but I never mind them as it presents me some warning that a nuts dong is approaching me from guiding. This ‘bone also athletics super slim rims and tires which – alongside with the muffler – are supposed to enhance it’s speed performance.
Cane Toad: A nearby toad posed in this shot atop a single of Sara’s several pairs of sneakers. Cane toads are all in excess of the Philippines – they are not indigenous, but were being brought about to help control bugs in the island’s sugar cane fields. They secrete a toxin from their pores and skin that makes them poisonous to consume – all the wild dogs and cats right here seem to know this and – even though they’ll enjoy with them – you will not look them seeking to just take a chunk.
Take in Cupcakes: This signal is nonetheless outside the house the Scooby’s at the Portal West developing. It’s somewhat amusing at to start with but thinking about that a selection of foreigners ended up kidnapped currently right outside the historically “safe” town of Davao, it is now a bit far more bittersweet. There have very long been battles involving the “Mindanao is not safe” and “It’s fantastic – I are living there” crowd, but today’s functions just go to exhibit that these items can come about any place.
Looking through is Elementary: We gave some of the young ones in our neighborhood far more books that I had transported to myself by means of balikbayan box. They Definitely love reading! A subscriber is sending about some toys and guides from a higher university method that he runs in Texas, and I am sure they are going to be Considerably appreciated. Note that Inggo is reading the “Minnie’s Valentine” e-book – he is bayot and was extremely satisfied with his collection. ?
The Young ones: Here’s Sara with some of her (a lot of) neighborhood close friends. This was taken the identical working day we gave the children the books.
Anime Appreciation: On definitely scorching times we escape to the air conditioned bedroom. I typically do the job on my laptop computer (or go through publications on my Kindle) though Sara likes to set up her laptop computer and watch anime. I myself am a enormous anime lover, possessing seeing Grandizer, Gaiking and Star Blazers as a child, and I am now observing Parasyte. My appreciation of it doesn’t surpass Sara’s while, as she can practically observe several hours of it at a time.
Hey Handsome: Cory slipped on Dina’s bathing cap for this candid shot. He appears to be like a little bit like a psychopath in this photograph, so we’ll just shift on to the up coming one…..
Land Ho: This shot was taken with our Sony Cybershot at optimum (21X) zoom. It was shot a when back again down in Dauin and you can in fact see Mindanao waaaay off in the background. It’s a lovely boat, and it appears like a definitely great way to see the islands. The Sony is a fantastic little position and shoot digital camera that is able of having some truly good photographs.
My Gal: Here’s Sara chillaxing on our front porch. This was taken on the exact working day we gave the youngsters some of the books I experienced brought above from the United States.
Drying Mulanggay: Mulunggay is inventory comprehensive of natural vitamins and minerals, and I like to combine dried leaves with my protein shakes for a tiny extra dietary oomph. It grows all above our neighborhood, and after the leaves are stripped of their branches, it doesn’t acquire extended to dry it out in our laundry tub!
Pig in a Poke: This was taken above a year ago although I was on my way down to Pagadian Town to pay a visit to Sara. This is how they truss up piglets right before tossing them on their scooters. Sometimes you are going to see two (or even three) squealing piglets lashed to a motorcycle right here.
And that is it!
Get care, ya’all!