Photos, Food, Travel & Life Itself

I write and post a wide variety of things, although I try to focus more on the things that best interest me, Photography, Food and Travel. But I write about anything and everything that life throws at me.


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Early morning photography.  Thanks to my buddy Alex!

Early morning photography. Thanks to my buddy Alex!

Waking up fresh after 4 hours of sleep!!!!! (at Check Inn Hotel-Bacolod)

Waking up fresh after 4 hours of sleep!!!!! (at Check Inn Hotel-Bacolod)

Last night. Enjoying the party atmosphere at Lacson Street. Pre-Masskara Festival Street Party! (at Lacson St. Bacolod City)

Last night. Enjoying the party atmosphere at Lacson Street. Pre-Masskara Festival Street Party! (at Lacson St. Bacolod City)

Cannot believe this was taken a week ago, now your back home in Ireland.  Missing my best buddy and brother - Paul Ward!

Cannot believe this was taken a week ago, now your back home in Ireland. Missing my best buddy and brother - Paul Ward!

In church, doing what we love best - singing for the mass!!!

In church, doing what we love best - singing for the mass!!!

Trying to stay awake at the airport

Trying to stay awake at the airport

Early morning scenes from the airport

Early morning scenes from the airport

On top of tue Holy Mountain in Guimaras. Summer memories relived.

On top of tue Holy Mountain in Guimaras. Summer memories relived.

Using my trusty Canon 1100D.  I took as many images of the recently concluded Light for Peace.  The images are just great reminders as to how beautiful everything and everyone is.

Using my trusty Canon 1100D. I took as many images of the recently concluded Light for Peace. The images are just great reminders as to how beautiful everything and everyone is.

Thoughts… quite random, really!

Much of my time nowadays has been spent doing lots of work.  This is all for the cause of improving our service to the people we are sworn to serve.

Much as we do the best that we can, we come to realize that there are still so much things to do, and that we are pretty much limited by just about so many factors, such as time, resources and much needed help of additional hands.

Unfortunately, additional hands are of great scarcity and we understand that.  That is probably the only reason why we keep on doing the best we can, because we know what we do not have, and yet we try really hard to come up with results despite it all.  Unfortunately, not everyone we can please with our efforts!

There are those who will always view what we do as insignificant and falling below their own set standards.  Thus, instead of getting a pat in the back for the effort given, we just either get ignored or despised.  Either way, this has never dampened our drive to continue on!

A beautiful morning that starts with our Sunday obligation, to come together and worship our Almighty Father. By whose love, benevolence and forgiveness we all are blessed with.

Mambukal Weekend Adventure: Conquering my Fear of Heights

It really is nice to be in the company of people who just go for it! I found this out in a very positive way!

I really could not say whether anything could top the whole saturday range of activities that we’ve just had. A torturous trek in the mountains to see the 7 falls (of which I was only able to see 6). Then boat ride inbthe lake, where I finally learned how to row a boat, together with my friend. Then we all went for a nice dip in the pool which in turn gave me an automatic dark skin for the next months or so. Soaking it up in the sulfur hot pools was so good for my aching muscles and yes, skin. Then we capped off the night with a luxurious massage in the in house spa, which left all 7 aasleep as soon as we went back to our room. Now that would be very hard to top I think.

But bybthe following day, the adventure continues. After breakfast, we all packed our stuff in readiness for our departure at around 12noon. But, we were not about to leave without experiencing the Slide of Life, which simply means the zipline.

I thought of myself as crazy, me? The guy who seemingly has lots of problems with height trying out the zipline. Where you hang on a wire suspended on a harness that grips your groin, butt and thighs, while hurtling through a height that would normally cause one vertigo. I was crazy! But I said to myself, I should try this at least once in my life, and today was the day.

It was a good thing that out of the 6 of us who went, half of us felt like peeing or shitting even before we went hurtling down. I was paired off with my friend Andi, because we probably were of the same weight so the balance issue was solved. Every pair started to take flight and suddenly twas our turn. I could feel my heart beating up my throat, and kept on asking if the harness were safe enough to carry my weight. Then after a tense few minutes of getting hooked
on the wire, without any preperation count, we just launched ourselvess off the platform and I was flying! I thought I was going to be scared, but suprisingly I kept my eyes open and was laughing and shouting all the way down and I got the picture to prove it.

I could finally say I have conquered my fear of that ride and can honestly say I want to do it again!

Finally heading for home

Finally heading for home

Its nice to start off the day peacefully with a cup of coffee.  Waiting for my companiins to finally decide to wake up and maybe have breakfast.

Its nice to start off the day peacefully with a cup of coffee. Waiting for my companiins to finally decide to wake up and maybe have breakfast.