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Nat Geo Photo Contest

Alright, so I joined this photo contest by National Geographic Channel Asia. At first I am kind of hesitant to join because obviously, there are other better photos than mine. And for more, the challenge is to have the highest “likes” in Facebook and here I am, joining half-way before the deadline of submission.

I am enjoying the competition, though. And not to mention, I am very thankful for those people who liked my works already. Now, if you also want to give me a helping hand here (Haha! Fine, this is some sort of advertisement), Just follow the following steps:

Step 1: Click here to like Nat Geo’s Facebook page (I swear a lot of good entries are up).

Step 2: Go to this two links and “like” them (of course if you like them also). 🙂 Here are the preview of my photos.

Click here to “like” my first photo.

Photo 1 of 2: Adelente Manila!

Click here to “like” my second photo.

Photo 2 of 2: City Streak

There you go! I hope you get to like my photos too. The last day to “like” will be on November 30, so please keep the “likes” coming. Please support me on my first time to join a photo contest. Yeah!

You can also repost or link this blog entry to your social networks if you feel like doing so. C’mon, For The Win guys! 🙂 Thank you in advance for those who will support me.

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The Walled City

Another long weekend means another trip to somewhere I don’t usually go to. My sister and I are in a cost-cutting situation, so we decided to go somewhere near like Intramuros, Manila.

Intramuros is also known as The Walled City. This place served as the seat of Spanish colonial rule in the East. It was also the center of commerce, education, government and religion four centuries ago.

Republic Act 597 (1951) declared Fort Santiago as a national shrine, and Intramuros as a historical monument. The law required the use of Spanish architectural designs for constructions in the city (Source: http://www.intramuros.phofficial website of Intramuros).

Here are some snaps we took from our short trip to the historical site.

Main entrance of The Walled City

 

The Fort Santiago Façade.

 

Closer look on Fort Santiago's intricate Façade made of wood and stone

 

No this is not Cinderella's service. Kalesa was the common transportation during the Spanish occupation.

 

A SFO-like cart in Intramuros.

 

Lastly, a photo of my sister enjoying the trip (though she admitted later on that this whole thing is tiring).

There are actually a lot of other places to visit in Intramuros. We just got tired, so we decided to take make use of the rest of our energy on a nearby mall.

That’s all for now. Enjoy the weekend everybody!

Photo-shoot at UP

Yesterday, I scheduled a meet-up with my best bud and took countless of photos. We have this connection in the love of photography, so we decided to spend our meet-up with taking photos.

We chose University of the Philippines Diliman as our location, and enjoyed the day! Here are some of the photos we took. First photo taken by me.

We went around the campus by foot. It is really fun to walk round the campus now, because of the new bike and joggers’ lane.  Photo by my best bud, Russel.

The trip is quite tiring but worthwhile, because of the street food, fruit shakes, and pancit canton. While eating canton, we met a showbiz cat. This kitty here is very camera-friendly, we never had a hard time taking  a photo of him. The first one was taken again by my buddy, Russel. While the second one was taken by yours truly.

We spent the post-eating moment by trying the bokeh photography. It’s our first time to do this, and we even tried doing a bokeh with B&W. And that’s how we end the photo-shoot day. 🙂