Travelogue Series: Coron, Palawan

What made this trip more fun, beside the photo op, was that I was in the company of 16. Just imagine the constant laughter throughout the duration of the tour.

The tour package for a group this size with Coron Village Lodge amounted to P4,400 each person inclusive of meals, snacks, boat rentals, entrance fees, tour guides and transportation (including airport van transfer).

Lou Franz Beach Resort, Tigbauan, Iloilo

If you’re looking for a beach resort along the coast line in the southern part of Iloilo, Lou Franz Beach Resort is definitely worth a try. It’s situated in Brgy. Barroc, Tigbauan, Iloilo, so it’s very much accessible if you’re looking for a resort somewhere in the vicinity of the towns of Oton, Tigbauan, Guimbal, or Miag-ao, for family or barkada gatherings and/or events.

Amenities in the resort include pingpong table, videoke, etc.

I’m not particular with the rates yet, but for anyone interested, do drop a line in the comments below and together we’ll know the details.

More pictures will be posted over at the Deuts.NET Gallery soon.

Contact Lou Franz Beach Resort

Contact numbers: Tel. # (033) 511-7703
Cell #s: +63-908-245-3820 (smart); +63-927-447-9885 (globe)

The Trip Back Home

Just wanna share a video from my recent trip back home to Iloilo.

The shooting took place in various areas including:

  • NAIA Terminal 3;
  • University of the Philippines in the Visayas – Iloilo City Campus;
  • Deco’s La Paz Batchoy in Robinson’s Place – Iloilo;
  • Molo Church;
  • Jaro Cathedral;
  • Lou Franz Beach Resort, Brgy. Barroc, Tigbauan, Iloilo;
  • Miag-ao Church;
  • Tigbauan Church; and
  • Iloilo Airport

Pictures to come soon.

Watch the video in youtube.

Audio credit: Arms of a Woman by Amos Lee

Seen Only in Surigao

Or maybe, at least, so far, I only get to see this in Surigao.

Bike with Wings

Bike with Wings

It’s like a motorcycle with wings. Its wings from both sides are designed to hold passengers. In Surigao, these are usually employed in order to get to the mountains where no passenger jeepneys can go. Locals say it can hold up to 10 passengers in one trip, depending on the size/weight of each passenger.

The Road Not Taken

Two Roads

The Road Not Taken

by Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth.

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same.

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I–
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Oftentimes in our lives we were confronted with two roads ahead of us, but did we really make the wise decisions?

Photo taken in Taganito, in Claver, Surigao del Norte.

Tigbauan and the Feast of Sto. Niño

Yeah I know, I almost forgot it until Franz in his comment reminded me today.

Anyway, on Sunday, the 21st of January 2007, Tigbaun, Iloilo will be celebrating the feast of Sr. Sto. Niño. You are invited to come to our house, which is at Tupan St., Barangay 3. Lunch will be served at around 12 noon. Just look for me there! Bwehehehe.

Or if you want, you can come to Franz’ house at Leonardia St. Barangay 9, Tigbauan Iloilo! (LOL!)

Pictures of Tigbauan:

On Photography

canon eos 30d

My fancy for photography actually started when I acquired my first ever digital camera, the Sony Cybershot DSC-S60 ((I didn’t have a camera phone yet then)). I was browsing through all the features of my camera because I wanted to maximize its use.

Learning the basics of photography and the limitations of this point-and-shoot camera, I realized that should I have a more sophisticated camera, I can at least duplicate those spectacular photos in photography books, magazines, brochures, newspapers, internet, etc., by professionals. I can even have my own personal collection (Now, what do you think of that? LOL).

My interest even grew deeper when I learned photoshop. I was wondering– if I only have my own salient photos to work on using photoshop.

Well, there goes the story…

The Camera

Canon EOS 30D

The Lens

Canon EFS 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

On Photoblog

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The Photographer

Here’s a joke I found somewhere:

A photographer for a national magazine was assigned to take pictures of a great forest fire. He was advised that a small plane would be waiting to fly him over the fire.

The photographer arrived at the airstrip just an hour before sundown. Sure enough, a small Cessna airplane was waiting.

He jumped in with his equipment and shouted, “Let’s go!” The tense man sitting in the pilot’s seat swung the plane into the wind and soon they were in the air, though flying erratically.

“Fly over the north side of the fire,” said the photographer, “And make several low-level passes.”

“Why?” asked the nervous pilot.

“Because I’m going to take pictures!” yelled the photographer. “I’m a photographer, and photographers take pictures!”

The pilot replied, “You mean you’re not the flight instructor?”