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Sun and Awesomeness

Posted: August 24, 2013 in Current Affairs, wonder
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DongYi and Batman sunbathing at the balcony.


While I can barely remember late February that this dude got his 15 minutes of fame pulling a stunt against my personal idol Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago, but I had declined on posting right away because while I was stark raving mad that he tried to besmirch the honor of the lovely senator, I didn’t want to extend his 15 minutes, not even one bit.

So now, a quarter later, I can’t for the love of everything chocolate even remember his name. Honest! But I won’t even pull an internet search for him so let me just share this photo I made while I was angry.

I have been looking at the UNA Senatorial Slate and cannot see his mug, nor name so will you do me a favor of making me remember who he was?

Thank you!

This spectacular montage is something most of us will never see in our lifetime.

I suggest that you view this in full screen, HD, with the volume on full.

A great piece for evening meditation too.

Information below from Michael König’s Vimeo page:

Time lapse sequences of photographs taken with a special low-light 4K-camera
by the crew of expedition 28 & 29 onboard the International Space Station from
August to October, 2011.

HD, refurbished, smoothed, retimed, denoised, deflickered, cut, etc.

Music: Jan Jelinek – Do Dekor (Loop-Finding-Jazz-Records) | ~scape 007 cd |

Editing: Michael König |

Image Courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory,
NASA Johnson Space Center, The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth

Shooting locations in order of appearance:

1. Aurora Borealis Pass over the United States at Night
2. Aurora Borealis and eastern United States at Night
3. Aurora Australis from Madagascar to southwest of Australia
4. Aurora Australis south of Australia
5. Northwest coast of United States to Central South America at Night
6. Aurora Australis from the Southern to the Northern Pacific Ocean
7. Halfway around the World
8. Night Pass over Central Africa and the Middle East
9. Evening Pass over the Sahara Desert and the Middle East
10. Pass over Canada and Central United States at Night
11. Pass over Southern California to Hudson Bay
12. Islands in the Philippine Sea at Night
13. Pass over Eastern Asia to Philippine Sea and Guam
14. Views of the Mideast at Night
15. Night Pass over Mediterranean Sea
16. Aurora Borealis and the United States at Night
17. Aurora Australis over Indian Ocean
18. Eastern Europe to Southeastern Asia at Night

Enjoy and have a great week ahead!

I’ll be contradicting myself here. I’m not much for brands. Most of my best wardrobe pieces are bought from an Ukay-Ukay (Thrift) Shop and not shy about it.

This piece however, was bought a couple of years ago in Madrid, Spain, during one of their Rebaja (literally means Rebate but actually means Sale) Fiestas (festivals).

I fell in love the moment I saw this Colonel Tapioca piece – quite flexible as it is good for a hand bag, a duffel for an overnight trip, even a laptop bag at some point.

Pardon that you cannot appreciate how it looks in full – perhaps on my other albums online you can find it.

I showed it at this angle because (take your pick):

  • I’ve never really appreciated the details of the bag and the rough and tough I had it go through, this was a good eye-opener
  • My point and shoot & I inspite of our more than 2 years together, are not really really good friends yet – this is one of the shots that say we’re cool so I like it
  • We think we’re small, what about the tiny specks & creases on this bag – some perspective


Repost:  My WordPress noobieness and my lovely internet connection (thanks GLobe Broadband!) last night made the image attached look like a thumbnail and I can’t seem to correct the post layout manually.

We never really had the chance to hop on this island but had a good afternoon staring at it during our CouchSurfing Cebu Sinulog 2011 Booze Cruize after the Sto. Nino fluvial parade to sundown.

Professionals, expats, travellers (backpackers and flashpackers alike) converse during this cool 3rd weekend of January not just to join the festivals in the city but to enjoy its surrounding beaches, seas and islands.

Not really sure if this island’s name is Virgin Island, from research I heard that was in Bohol (which is pretty close to Cebu, right?).  But that was what my Cebuano friends told me, and we were drinking that time so baka usapang lasheng hahahaha.

Let me know if you know different?

Can’t wait for my low-fare flight opportunity to come up for Sinulog 2012 and be back here again!


Daranak Falls

Posted: October 10, 2011 in places, wander, wonder

Had there been no heavy rains the night before, we would’ve had the chance to see beneath the muddy water.  The view is spectacular nonetheless.


Posted: October 8, 2011 in wonder


If this caterpillar were a few millimeters closer to my hand when I touched the gate’s handle, I would’ve spent the rest of the day itching.