Sunday, April 27, 2008

happy 1st anniversary

Yehey! Today is my blog's anniversary and I cant believe that its been a year now since i've started this blog... have thought of quitting more than once but here i am still posting erratically! I want to thank you all for accompanying me in this journey and leaving your footprints behind, i'm sorry if i dont answer your comments or return the favor of visiting your blogs but i really do appreciate your visits.

I was really having a hard time trying to choose which photo i should post today since this is a special day for Maynila Daily Photo and i've decided to share with you my "favorite strangers"

I've mentioned here before that the Filipinos love having their pictures taken, even by strangers like me, and i've encountered a lot of different people from different walks of life while traversing the city looking for a photo to post here. And i guess it is only fitting that i give these "street people" a tribute, for making my life easier, brightening up my day whenever im out and about the metropolis.

These kids were playing in front of the Tondo Church, and i saw them trying their pose while i was taking pictures of the church, so i turned my camera to them and clicked away.

Found these girls watching a ferry pass by inside the Aroceros Park when it was reopened to the public sometime in July, i chose this photo instead of the one where all of them were looking at me and giving their brightest smiles, coz in this photo they were playing a part for me, but the girl on the right cant resist looking at the camera =)

This photo was taken inside the Binondo Church, i also have several photos of these kids... the girl in orange shirt asked me if i can take her picture once i said yes and she saw her picture she called up her playmates and they all posed for me and were just happy to see their pictures from my camera's lcd.

These boys almost knocked me off, they were all running towards me when they saw me with a camera and proceeded on smiling and posing while i clicked away.

I love these 3 boys, i was busy trying to find a nice angle of the Manila Cathedral and they were like my tail, following me around and suggesting this and that, then after i'm done taking photos of the church, they asked me if i could take their picture, who am i to decline?

He is the first grown up person who approached me to have his photo taken since i started doing this blog and i really have to go back to escolta and give him a copy of this photo, yeah i promised him i'll give him one, and i intend to.


I really hope that i was able to impart with you a bit of Manila, Philippines - the place that i love, my home...

THANK YOU!!!

15 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Congratulations on your anniversary.

I really did enjoy your photographs today and the words you wrote under them. It is a nice thing you did and I know you made a lot of young people happy.

And I know escolta will be happy to see you again with his picture.

You are a nice lady and very thoughtful.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary! I wish us more annivs to come!

Ekkkkkkk, mali mali - nadala ako doon ah... Nice photos as always Agnes! Lalo mo akong pinahahanga kaya naman ako'y isa sa mga masususgid mong tanga-hanga he he he...

I wish you more photo opps!=) Huwag ka lang tamarin...

-footh fetish-

marley said...

Well done on reaching the one year mark! Todays photos are really good. I enjoyed the human side of your home city. Keep up the good blogging work :)

Sidney said...

Congratulations! You did it!
Happy first anniversary!
Keep going... you have a charming blog about Manila.

thess said...

Congratulations on your Anniversary! I wish you more wonderful years and photos to come.

The last photo has that touching story behind it...yes he should get a copy of his picture, nice smile..you captured him well =)

Rambling Round said...

Congratulations! These photos are great ones to share from Manila.

Anonymous said...

Just a proof that Filifinoes are cam whores lol

-footh fetish-

Hyde DP said...

what a lovely celebration of your first year of blogging - I remember your first efforts and you have come on splendidly.

travelphilippines said...

hi pusang maganda.. happy anniversary sayo..... more power.....mwah

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

First of all Happy Anniversary !!! Then I find that you couldn't do better than to post these photos of boys and girls. I love them so much ancd I love difference oh how they're posing. Just false brave the guys and pretty and sweet the girls. Simply lovely. Congratulation Pusa !!!

Lea said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY '''''''' Miss Agnes Manalo thank you so much for posting our lovely country PHIL. even do Philippines is poor country my ROOT still there . i'll to be there if i could go back i Still choosing Phil the life is so easily .everytime I visit your website you make my DAY I really miss Philippines.
CONGRATULATION GOOD JOB NES .

GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS.

Bluest Blue said...

Happy Anniversary.. ;)
I love Philippines.. though i'm not a Filipino.. is it hard to get a PR if i want to stay there? ;)
anyway.. i love your photos and your blog as well.. keep blogging.. don't stop..

Ely said...

Waaah! Pd ba ako sumama sayo minsan? hehe. Siguro medyo di pa ako sanay dito Manila kaya di ko kaya magpipicture ng mga ganito dito. Kakatakot kung minsan. LOL.

the donG said...

happy anniversary to you! you gave me the opportunity to think ahead of how i can celebrate on my first anniversary (which happens seven months from now - hahaha).

i noticed how generous you are to these people. i hope more and more people will be as generous.

dodong flores said...

These are the kind of Manila photos that I love the most...

Belated happy anniversary to your blog, Pusa :)

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