Thursday, November 25, 2010

Skywatch#55 Spanish Lighthouse

This is the Spanish Lighthouse of Corregidor Island, Luzon. Thankfully, we were able to climb it to its top. The view was marvellous but my knees were almost wobbly due to the rickety stairs.

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Wikipedia:
The lighthouse is one of the oldest landmarks in Corregidor. A lighthouse with a beam range of 33 miles (53 km). It was first built by the Spaniards in 1836 and was replaced with a better one in 1853. The second lighthouse was further improved in 1892 and was reduced to ruins during the siege of Corregidor. This rehabilitated lighthouse stands on the same spot where the second lighthouse stood before.


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Monday, November 22, 2010

My World#94 It's A Legoland!

We stopped by Mall of Asia before taking our flight home. The purpose was to buy some take home goods but we also did some sightseeing on the side. The mall was already full of Christmas decorations but what really caught my eyes was their Christmas-themed Lego communities encased in glass boxes.

The Legoland was a favorite among the crowd: old and young alike...

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I saw this boy in light blue T-shirt staring unblinkingly at the Lego toys. Not surprisingly I suppose, it was just so amazing to imagine those Lego bricks made into everything possible.

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Skywatch#54 Manila By The Sea

The day started out with overcast skies. I prayed and kept my fingers crossed that there won't be any rain while we do the Corregidor island tour. Luckily, overcast skies cleared out and we enjoyed the island tour immensely. On our way back to Manila on a ferry boat, the view was pretty out there so decided to take a few shots of the Manila skyline. Here is one...

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Monday, November 15, 2010

My World#93 Gone Fishing At Eden

During their visit a few months ago, my US relatives wanted to go fishing. It was a good thing that when we went to visit Eden Nature Park, their fishing village was open. So, we rented a fishing rod and got some baits for my aunts. I actually thought we'd be there for hours before we can catch some fish but in just a few minutes,  my aunts got some good-sized tilapias one after the other.

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There are several huts scattered around Eden Nature Park's Fishing Village. People who caught some fish would have their catch cleaned and cooked for a good meal.
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While waiting for our meals, some peacocks wait for their turn on the left-overs. This white peacock was perched above the roof eyeing our tilapia and rice meals.

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Skywatch#53 Skies Over All Soul's Day

It rained the night before so I thought that we would have a cooler day the next day. Wrong! The sun came out strong, the air was humid. We stayed until early in the afternoon and all that time, I could feel the sweat trickling down my spine. Thankfully, the lovely blue skies over All Soul's Day were made for good photos.

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For the Chinese, the symbol of fish means eternity and happiness. I saw this fish on top of the Chinese temple inside the cemetery.

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

My World#92 All Soul's Day, Filipino-Chinese Style

As far as I can remember, trick or treating became popular here just only a few years ago. I grew up with visits to the graves of our deads during All Saint's and All Soul's Day. Usually, the visits start as early as on the 30th of October.

There are different set-ups in our city's Chinese cemetery. More prominent families have their own mausoleums that could include amenities such as their own bathroom, kitchen and bedrooms.  A lot of these mausoleums are quite luxurious that gawking at them is a common pastime for us.

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Some families prefer the apartment type which could accommodate two to four coffins.

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While others just have the common set-up of having the graves lined up side by side...
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As tradition goes, flowers and candles are the normal offerings but food never came last too.

Candles preferably red and even better, big with dragon designs are lighted at the grave, incense candles burn without let-up. Chinese paper money are burned constantly on a bin (meaning: to provide finances to the dead spirit).

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Food is offered abundantly and as offerings, it is considered a taboo to eat them. Of course, food for the visitors are always there.

Usually, this season is also the time for family get-togethers. Thus, family members and visitors stay for hours, talk and update on each other's lives.
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The Chinese has a lot of influence in the way we celebrate our All Soul's Day or as we call it as "Undas".  However, Chinese style is more solemn compared to its Filipino counterpart which has a fiesta atmosphere in it.

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