Thursday, April 28, 2011

Skywatch#71 View From Singapore Flyer

Singapore Flyer is one of the attractions we've tried in Singapore. It started operation in 2008 and is taller than the London Eye. It is located near the shore of Singapore's Marina Bay and the view from the Flyer is really spectacular. 

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Next time I get to visit Singapore, I will try the Singapore Flyer on a nighttime and I'll make sure to bring my tripod.

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Monday, April 25, 2011

My World#113 Singapore Night Skyline By the Esplanade

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The Singapore night skyline as taken from the Esplanade.

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Skywatch# 70 Bohol Dolphin Watching

My mother thought I was joking when I said we could watch dolphins in the wild while we were in Bohol. She realized I was serious when I hired a boatman to take us to where the dolphins were. The dolphins mostly swam around the waters of Pamilacan and Balicasag Islands.

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The day started with drizzling rain and I prayed that the skies would clear and the waters would be relatively calm as we do our dolphin watching.  Years ago, when I first did the dolphin watching, it only took us less than an hour to get to where the dolphins converged. Plus, there were fewer boat rentals wandering around looking for the dolphins.

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This time, the number of boat rentals increased by threefold. They were about thirty dolphin watching boats carrying excited dolphin watchers that day.

As the minutes ticked by without so much a ripple from any dolphins' flippers, I was getting apprehensive. I wanted my mother to see the dolphins in the wild before we leave Bohol.  Thankfully, the rain stopped, the skies cleared and the waters were calm which somehow eased her nerves being in the boat for awhile. While some watchers were excitedly waiting ready with their camera, I saw this boatman calmly waiting on his boat.

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Finally, a ripple on the waters got the boats scrambling after it. I strained my eyes and just in time saw flippers gently bobbing in and out of the waters. Dolphins!! My mother saw them too and was happily amazed.

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Mission accomplished even if I didn't get better photos of the Bohol dolphins.

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Monday, April 18, 2011

My World#112 Philippine Churches Part 8: Basilic Minore del Sto. Nino

It's time for the centuries-old tradition Visita Iglesia this coming Holy Thursday. I have yet to decide what churches to choose. It would be easier to choose if I am somewhere the northern or middle part of the country with their centuries-old churches.

I've started to appreciate the Visita Iglesia (church visits) years ago when I did it in Ilocos. The centuries-old churches of the Philippines are really beautiful. There are so many of them that doing the Visita Iglesia need not to be boring.

One of the churches I find interesting is the Basilica Minore del Sto. Nino in Cebu City. I showed the photos of its facade earlier here. Here're the photos inside..

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The miraculous Sto. Nino

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The frescoes of the church

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One of the antique paintings inside the church museum which is located on the left portion of the church

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Skywatch#69 Singapore's Night SkyShow


Every night, Singapore night sky lights up with a kaleidoscope of colors from Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Flyer and the Esplanade. It was such a photographer's dream to capture these colors.

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Monday, April 11, 2011

My World#111 My Prayers For You

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There were candles for love, protection, good luck and more. They stand near the entrance of Basilica Minore del Sto. Nino and offer you this.

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If you like, they can even pray for you like you never prayed fervently. A little donation is all they ask. I wonder if the heavens can hear them. Probably, because my friend asked her prayers for protection in our travel. We did fine, thank God.

They even have their uniform while the mass was being celebrated. Here they are having lunch break while on their uniform.

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Skywatch#68 Singapore Skyline

Singapore's skyline as taken while waiting for our companions outside the entrance of Singapore Flyer.

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Monday, April 4, 2011

Bohol Tour Contact Numbers

Friends and acquaintances have been asking about the contact numbers of our Bohol Tour Van driver, our Bohol rental boat and the Bohol beach resort accomodations. So, I've decided to just post these numbers in case somebody needs them for their Bohol vacation. Here they are:

Bohol tour van (Ritchie) - 09154486772, 09197654571
Panglao rental boat (Dodong) for dolphin watching - 09081534117 rental rate: P1,500-P2,000 a day
Dumaluan Beach Resort, Panglao, Bohol - 09178834888, (038) 5029092
email address: resort@dumaluanbeach.com
website: www.dumaluanbeach.com

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My World#110 Hanging Bridge, Sevilla, Bohol

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It used to be just the locals and occasional curious-seekers who dared cross the hanging bridge at Sevilla, Bohol. The first time I got there ages ago, the interwoven bamboos were really old and weathered while the steel cables holding the bridge were rusty, aged in need of replacement that I dared to cross only a few steps into the hanging bridge. The combination of feeling the fear that the hanging bridge might give out and the swaying motion while walking on it did me in.

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Fast forward to present-day...I resolved to cross the hanging bridge until I reach the other side. I told my mother that we would be doing it together and she seemed excited about the prospect.

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Oops..was I wrong. The moment she saw the hanging bamboo bridge which by the way has grown wider (I think) and sporting a twin bridge with newer interwoven bamboo floors with better-looking steel cables, she withdrew her consent. No can do, girl. You are on your own, she said. Since I didn't want to leave her alone while people were jostling to line up to walk the bridge, I decided to just take some photos of those who conquered the Hanging Bridge of Bohol.

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P.S. Tourism also caught up with the hanging bridge. There are more people (more tourists) who dared cross it that the entrance is now P10 per person. (I should've  crossed that bridge when it was just free!) Some ambulant vendors, public toilet and a parking space were already added nearby since the last time I've been there. Ah....progress! even as quaint as crossing the hanging bridge of Bohol is now making money!

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