Friday, August 31, 2007

a day earlier

Was planning to use this photo for the theme day but decided to go for a different picture which you'll see tomorrow. This is the Manila City Hall's sidewalk/pathway, i just love the lamps here, if you enlarge the photo you'll see a couple at the end of the road.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

this one's a church alright

This is the dome of St. Vincent de Paul Parish located at San Marcelino St. Ermita, Manila. It is inside the Adamson University. I find this dome beautiful that whenever i passed by i've always said to myself that i'll take a picture of it. So here it is, sorry i dont know anything about this church… i just want to share this with you.

By the way, just found this post from Señor Enrique that i think is relevant to this church.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

ma'am this aint a church

...this is the Manila City Hall's Clock Tower.
Was riding the LRT and i was sitting beside a family, from time to time the mother would point out buildings, and other point of interest to her daughter... when we're approaching the city hall, the mother blurted out to the kid that the tower is a church! I was shocked! and i thought every Manileño... that EVERY filipino knows the city hall... that it IS a manila landmark aside of course from Jose Rizal's monument at Luneta Park.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

100th post

Woohoo!!! This is my 100th post and i would like to thank all of you for joining me in this journey and seeing the beauty of Manila through my photos. When i joined the DP community i thought it would be an easy task to post one photo a day but learned that it wasnt that easy. But still, the fulfillment of sharing my beautiful world with you is really great. Thank you!

Monday, August 27, 2007

just another playground

"All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players." but for these kids... the world is just another playground.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

plaza lacson circa 2007

The Plaza Lacson today, after Mayor Lim re-opened carriedo street to traffic again. But if my memory serves me correctly i'd say that this actually looks exactly the way it was before former Mayor Lito Atienza closed it.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

heaven's spotlight on us

Isn't the sunset amazing... notice the spotlight-like light it created. Photo taken from Buendia LRT station.

Thursday, August 23, 2007


We are living in a world where everything is artificial, don't you think so too?

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

ninoy aquino day

This statue of Ninoy can be seen at Paseo de Roxas, Makati. No, the statue is not being transported by the truck... it has been there for years now and will stay there for a long time.

Brief history: 24 years ago, Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr. was assassinated at the Manila International Airport (now named the Ninoy Aquino International Airport)upon his return from his self imposed exile. He was the main opposition leader of the then President Ferdinand Marcos, and the anger of the Filipino over his death led to the 1986 Edsa People Power.

Update: i just to have to add this video.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

here's looking at you kid

The Philippine eagle, photo taken at the Manila Zoo.

Saturday, August 18, 2007


“If you see a whole thing - it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives... But up close a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern.” - Ursula K. LeGuin

Note: Am still using my stocked photos and this one was taken from a wall inside the Paco Park last June.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


Remember this post about the beautiful lamps lining the MacArthur bridge? I just noticed yesterday that some of these lights are not working anymore, i hope that the city government will notice and make sure that they do replace those bulbs.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

end of show

No, its not the end of this blog but of those live bands performing at the baywalk, though I must admit it seems like this blog is closed for a few days now… sorry too much work and stuff going on right now I hardly have the time to go out and take photos.

Anyways, this photo was taken a few months back, but I think is an apt photo for today since Mayor Alfredo Lim ordered the removal of stages along baywalk yesterday. According to news, the reason behind these closing of establishments are due to noise, selling of liquor in a public place, and operating without permit, etc. But I think the main reason behind this is the mentality of politicians to tear down what their predecessor have established.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

go round in circles

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

road not taken

"I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." - Robert Frost

Monday, August 06, 2007

colonel sanders

The famous colonel of KFC overlooking UST hospital

Sunday, August 05, 2007

the main building

The statues atop... Standing at the pedestals on the fourth floor of the Main Building are statues symbolizing the spiritual and intellectual aspiration of the University. A creation of the Italian Sculptor Francesco Monti, a faculty member in the College of Architecture and Fine Arts, they were installed between 1949 and 1953. Above the main doorway of the building is a group of three statues symbolizing Faith, Hope and Charity, also known as Tria Haec. Facing the building, one sees to the left of the Tria Haec, Fr. Vincent de Beauvais, O.P., St. Augustine, St. Raymond de Peñafort, O.P. To the right are the philosophers Aristotle, St. Albert The Great and Plato. On the side facing P. Noval are the three great writers of tragedy Calderon de la Barca, Sophocles and William Shakespeare. On the opposite side are the great playwrights Lope de Vega, Aristophanes and Moliere. (Source:

Saturday, August 04, 2007

simply called...

the main building.

This massive and imposing structure has the rugged look acquired through time since it’s construction in 1927. Most people mistook the main building as the university’s church but the cross atop the tower only signifies the catholic mission of the university.

This building hold many stories within its walls, turned into a concentration camp by the Japanese Imperial Forces in World War II. Here 10,000 Americans, British and other nationals were interned from January 1942 to February 1945. Here they were starved, dehumanized, left to die.

Friday, August 03, 2007

ust lions

I know the title seems incorrect since most of the locals knows that UST's team in the UAAP is called UST Tigers but i'm reffering to these lions that guard the foot of Benavides Monument (see yesterdays photo).
One shield features the emblem of the Philippine Republic with its three stars, eight-rayed sun, a lion and an eagle. Another shield has the seal of Spain, consisting of four compartments, two with castles and two with the symbolical lion of Spanish royalty, all compartments topped by a jeweled crown. The use of the Spanish coat-of-arms here perhaps indicates the special honor given to UST by King Charles III when he granted it the title of "Royal University" in 1785 in recognition of the exceptional loyalty of the UST administration and students when they volunteered to defend Manila against the British invasion. A third shield emblazons the Papal Tiara and the Papal keys. The Holy See gave UST a special status when Pope Leo XIII made it a "Pontifical University" in 1902, and Pius XII later bestowed upon it the title "the Catholic University of the Philippines". The fourth shield with a cross surrounded by the rosary indicates the Dominican presence in UST, for it is run by the Order of Preachers.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

benavides monument

The walkway from the arch of the centuries leads you to this monument. Benavides monument is the centerpiece of the raised open rotunda where small elephants statues (see the smaller photo)stand at the edges. Four lions guard the foot of the monument, each lion holding a shield with a coat of arms.

PS. I want to thank all of you for visiting my blog, sorry if i cant respond to your comments... i have been very busy and will stay busy until the end of the month. I wont be able to visit your blogs as well, but will try to when i have the time. But i'll still try to post photos everyday.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

DP theme day: breakfast

I'm a firm believer that breakfast is the best meal of the day so i always make sure to have a heavy breakfast and my typical morning food consist of rice and ulam and of course a cup of coffee. My photo shows fried rice with egg, danggit, corned beef, longanisa, chicken liver, ham... sorry the presentation was not good because i'm so hungry already. :)

And sometimes, if i'm not yet really full, i stop by at McDonalds to buy sausage mcmuffin and hash brown. Yeah, i know, i eat... a lot!

Check our what others are having for their breakfast.
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