June 23, 2016

Street Photogaphy: Roxas Boulevard Manila

While we were staying in Malate for my husband's fun run, I took the chance to practice street photography. It is baffling as I thought but I tried my best to make the most of it. I know the photos I have taken cannot justify the place, however, I still consider myself lucky for having time to do so.

The two pictures above were taken while we were on our way to Manila Bay. The first picture is a very common scene in this area. It has gone better. I used to stay in Malate whenever I feel lazy going home after my business trips in Manila before. I chose Malate since it is easier to find a cheap but good place to stay besides the easy access to taxis before grab taxi and uber became popular.

I would like to take the photo of the whole building of Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas but in order for me to do that, I must lie down the street which will more likely get me run by a car. Oh well, talk about not having a wide angle lens!

This cat really captured my attention; she's big and I think she has some sort of breed just by looking at its paws. I hope I am right though. I'd love to bring it home but I'm scared its owner was just nearby.

The above pictures were taken along bay walk. I noticed that this place can also be used by bicyclist. Cool place to ride a bike! There were many people jogging, walking and many more. The third picture was really cute for me. As a dog lover, I couldn't stop myself from taking this shot. The dog was really adorable and I think well trained as it can jog along with its master. My dog can't do that. She'll jog along with me for one round then lie down after! Lazy fur-baby! 

June 17, 2016

Hotel Review: Pension Natividad

My husband wanted to join the Kalayarun last June 12 as a part of a celebration for Independence day in my country.  I decided to come with him so I can practice photography during the run. My sister in-law has been wanting to have a hotel experience hence we brought her with us. It's my first time to book a hotel a day before our travel date and I was really not into this. It was hard to decided because there were many choices. I made up my mind  and I booked a night at Pensionne Natividad. I chose it because we can go on foot  from the hotel to the assembly ground which is at Cultural Center of the Philippines. It's  just less than 30 minutes on foot.

Upon checking in the hotel, I was already disappointed because the receptionist wasn't welcoming at all. She kept talking on her phone and we waited for at least 10 minutes before we were accommodated. The waiting area is hot. I think their air conditioner is not working or maybe they just don't want to turn it on. I couldn't stay in the lobby for a longer time because I am sweating because of the heat. I don't know how they can manage to stay there. The ambience outside the hotel lobby is great because there are so many trees around. 

The above picture shows those vines which serves as a shed for the smoking area.  It feels awesome to sit there however, if you don't like the smell of the cigarette than I guess you can't stay for long. 

June 4, 2016

Just You

 You came, she's whole
Made her smile, made her blue
You're there, she's known
Yet one day all was gone 

Always beside her, you promised
But you were never honest
Your lies fades her slowly
Now her minds breaks wholly.

You stayed a while, you go fast
Your show, ain't enough for a start
Yet patiently, she watched 
Hoping you'll notice her laugh.

You're happy with her you said
She feeds goodness into your head
Yet she sees nothing but bad
No matter she needs you instead.