Thursday, March 27, 2008
sorry i've been getting lazy lately, no time to blog hop and respond to comments... i'm actually thinking if i should stop posting...
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
relax and enjoy the sun =)
Photo: bench at the bohol beach club, for more photos do click here
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Blood compact or Sandugo is an old ritual where two people drink each other's blood as part of a native custom to seal a friendship, a pact or treaty, or to validate an agreement.
The Sandugo was performed between the Spanish explorer Miguel López de Legazpi and Datu Sikatuna of Bohol on March 16, 1565 in the Philippines to seal their friendship as part of the native custom. A few drops of blood drawn from a small incision in the arm of the two chiefs were placed in a separate cups containing wine, and in the presence of their followers, each chief drank the potion containing the blood of the other. During this period of colonization, a bond was sealed in accordance with native practice, the first treaty of friendship and alliance between Spaniards and Filipinos.
Photo: Blood Compact or Sandugo shrine in Bool District, Tagbilaran City, Bohol.
The Sandugo Festival is being celebrated annually in Bohol. The main highlights of the Sandugo Festival are the colorful street parade with a street dancing competition and the re-enactment of the blood compact between Datu Sikatuna and Miguel López de Legazpi.
Friday, March 14, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
The beautiful Alona Beach at Panglao, Bohol... isnt it lovely to sea the blueness of the sky and the sea mirroring each other, as if there is no horizon separating the two.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
I dont know what this flower is but it surely looks different, anyone who knows what kind of flower/plant is this?
Monday, March 10, 2008
Sunday, March 09, 2008
Still sharing with you the wonders of Bohol - introducing the very cute tarsier. it is often called the smallest primate, its huge eyes are adorable and this nocturnal animal is so small.
Tarsiers are small animals with enormous eyes and very long hind limbs. Their feet have extremely elongated tarsus bones, from which the animals get their name. The head and body range from 10 to 15 cm in length, but the hind limbs are about twice this long (including the feet), and they also have a slender tail from 20 to 25 cm long. Their fingers are also elongated, with the third finger being about the same length as the upper arm. Most of the digits have nails, but the second and third toes of the hind feet bear claws instead, which are used for grooming. Tarsiers have very soft, velvety fur, which is generally buff, beige, or ochre in color. Form more information about the Philippine tarsier please click here
Saturday, March 08, 2008
They look like giant mole hills, or as some say, women's breasts. The chocolate hills consist of no less than 1268 hills, they are very uniform in shape and mostly between 30 and 50 metres high. They are covered with grass, which, at the end of the dry season, turns chocolate brown. From this color, the hills derive their name. It actually looks like hershey's kisses to me.
Legend has it that the hills came into existance when two giants threw stones and sand at each other in a fight that lasted for days. When they were finally exhausted, they made friends and left the island, but left behind the mess they made. For the more romantically inclined is the tale of Arogo, a young and very strong giant who fell in love with an ordinary mortal girl called Aloya. After she died, the giant Arogo cried bitterly. His tears then turned into hills, as a lasting proof of his grief.
But according to this geological monument, the unique land form known as the Chocolate Hills of Bohol was formed ages ago by the uplift of coral deposits and the action of rainwater and erosion.
CLICK HERE for more pictures and my (mis)adventures at Bohol :)
Friday, March 07, 2008
Thursday, March 06, 2008
Like a magician extended his golden want o'er the landscape;
Trinkling vapors arose; and sky and water and forest
Seemed all on fire at the touch, and melted and mingled together.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
i'd often mentioned here that i love sunset and i'll never get tired of seeing the sun sinking in the horizon and leaving us with lovely colors... i hope you wont get tired of seeing more sunset photos in the next few days... i'm just so glad that we have magnificent sunset here in manila :) yeah, all sunset photos you're seeing are from manila bay, this particular series was taken from the manila yacht club area