Weekly Photo Challenge: Launch

Meet the fruits of the Narra tree (Pterocarpus indicus)… (The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species put the Narra species in the Vulnerable conservation status.) Kenji holding Narra seeds …my 2nd grader nephew named Kenji brought these home from school… …and he demonstrates how to launch the pods… …and concludes that the flat 4–6 cm diameter…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Possibility

I was at the 25th Saguingan (Banana) Festival 2011 held at the People’s Park early this week. This year, the official list of locally-grown bananas reached to 30 varieties. Seeing the various colors, sizes and shapes of this fruit made me think of the possibilities of delectable dishes, craft ideas, designs for banana-themed booths, floats,…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Comfort

This animal-print divan is my favorite piece of furniture in the house since we bought it in 2005. It’s where I often recline in my light-reading, siesta, watching TV, and bonding with my four pets. I guess my furry pals find it comfortable, too. Related Posts: http://lucidgypsy.wordpress.com/2011/10/09/weekly-photo-challenge-comfort/ http://semprehunokeli.wordpress.com/2011/10/10/weekly-photo-challenge-comfort/ http://pancakeashes.wordpress.com/2011/10/12/weekly-photo-challenge-comfort/ http://oranjeflamingo.wordpress.com/2011/10/11/weekly-photo-challenge-comfort/

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fall

The Philippines has lots of breathtaking waterfalls. Most are hidden by forest vegetation and steep ravines; their roaring invitation often quickens heartbeats and brings the excitement up a notch. Moreover, they cast their mesmerizing charm on anyone who views their natural beauty. You just couldn’t stop yourself from exclaiming ahhh…awww…owww…ohhh… like the people who’s been to one of the seven waterfalls in…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Faces

Filipinos are happy folks. Most love to flash their smile at the camera for various reasons… Example 1 — An OFW (Oversees Filipino worker) lady in the departure area at Bahrain International Airport. She smiles for she knows that she would see her loved ones in 9 hours… Example 2 — Dropping by at Jollibee…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Textured

When was in Kalibo, Aklan in 2000, I got an impulse to buy bags at the local market as souvenirs for that trip. I remembered seeing various designs, colors, shapes and sizes of bags made in Abaca material (Manila Hemp) in dozens of stalls. [The local government of Kalibo really helps its craftsmen to promote…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Path

The ants are among the best explorers in the world. Their species and environment may vary but their way to forage for food is similar — when an ant finds a food source, it lays down a pheromone trail on its way back to its nest. Other ants of the colony follow that single path, and they…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Up

While most kids in this town spend their time playing RPG online on weekends, my nephew Kenji is somewhat a throwback of his peers. Though he enjoys ‘Plants and Zombies’, he prefers to climb up into poles or trees or ladders any day; he reminds me of me when I was a kid. Climbing up at least…