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Chinese Cultural Festival 2018

By on March 7, 2018

Chinese new year celebrations around the world is always welcomed by cultural performances, festive shows, fireworks display, lucky foods, good wishes in their own traditional way and Philippines is no exception to that. In connection with the annual New Year celebration at Shangri-La Plaza ( a world class shopping and dining mall destination)  Elegant Chinese pagoda on the ground level with an artistic modern looking designs of 12 animal zodiac. Of course! the reigning animal symbol for this year 2018 ”The Year of the Earth Dog”

The grand celebration at Shang Atrium last Sunday February 25, 2018 showcased the Chinese folk culture includes the thrilling high pole lion dance, Dragon dance, Wushu and Amazing drummers performed by multi-talented performers of Chinese Ling Nam Athletic Federation. Ling Nam Athletes performed at Chinese New Year and other holiday events.

The president and vice-president of Ling-Nam Federation with other prominent personalities

Chinese Ling Nam Athletic Federation and Fire and Rescue Volunteer, a non-governmental organization aims to promote traditional martial arts, they produced multi talented performers and received various awards from competition abroad.

With their own field of expertise, the Ling Nam Fire and Rescue Volunteers are very attentive and responsive to the needs of the community. Other projects includes the medical and dental mission. Over the years of helping the needy, their accomplishments has progressed with its vision and growing bigger and very popular. Congratulations and Thank you for continuing fine tradition of service to your fellowmen.

Master William Soon (center) and company

Master William Soon, the chief instructor of Chinese Ling Nam Athletic Federation is very smart and accommodating. He referred me to ‘’Aga’’ for a broad interview detailing the culture and history of the organization.

Playing the gong is Gumey Bautista, Wushu and Lion dance junior instructor.

Lion dancers all dressed with vibrant colors displaying their new year greetings and wishes for the year 2018 ”the Year of the Earth Dog”

Taking part in the photography and publishing level, I’ve excused myself last Sunday from other activities scheduled for the day just to attend the said event. It’s all done and worth it! So many good performers, I feel thrilled and excited more than exhausted.

The dazzling glow of Shangri-La and colorful splendors of the lions.

Loud sounds of drums, gongs and cymbals filled the whole of Shangri-La plaza, it’s the instrument of expression to drive away misfortunes and bad spirits.

The Dragon Dance

The Lion dance

The drummers

Comic performers

Philippine Ling Nam Athletic Federation Dragon and Lion Dance Exhibition, Wushu and Drum Performance

Other pictures taken during the live exhibition




Welcoming the new year marks new beginning and good expectations, hopefully it will bring more blessings. It’s the year of the dog, please be more kind to your dogs and love all animals as well. Happy Chinese New Year 2018 everyone!

I would like to thank Master William Soon, to you Aga, to all performers, organizers and to all who supported the event. See you all again soon. Thank you guys!

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Happy Valentine’s Day 2018

By on February 13, 2018

It’s a practice believed that roses are  spice of love and soon it brings a spice for life, Clearly, it’s a symbol of love. Me, myself still receiving the same kind of flowers from the same person up to the present. It’s just like saying, I’m still lovely and sweet after all these years, honestly speaking and not to be proud off, still I am! LOL!

When getting to know more about someone, giving roses is a great way to catch attention or, you may want to start a relationship all over again. I’m sure you’ll earn a good impression while it lasts.

Here’s Live Life and Love wishing you all, ”Happy Valentine’s day”

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Botanical Garden, Baguio city

By on February 1, 2018

Following the winding road, will take you to the scenic Botanical garden. it’s just 15 mins drive from our place. I love flowers! Visiting the Botanical garden is the most exciting and enjoyable part of my vacation. Definitely, I’m beginning to enjoy the pleasures of family vacation. In here, you’ ll see all kinds of blooming flowers, beautiful flowering shrubs and trees. Plenty of surprises, so much beauty in subtle colors of perennial foliage as well.

Botanical garden is a beautifully-landscaped lowland park that features a wide variety of plants and flowers, designed specifically to showcase all the fascinating features in the garden, flowers begin to show so much life and lush growth abundantly covered through and brightly colored. There’s nothing more fun than being out to appreciate my favorites, I don’t get to see the same flowers everyday.

December month about to end, the garden surrounded by a star- shaped Christmas lights display.

This is a large garden, my starting point here. To begin with, I’m beginning to appreciate everything.

Chinese pavilion is a friendship pavilion between the Philippines and Chin (Hangzou city)

Igorot village

Truly magnificent showcase of   colorful and attractive dresses. Igorots have their own specific tribal mode of dressing. Woman are famous for their tube skirt. For picture taking with unlimited shots, you can rent a costume for only 20 pesos.

Ethnic minority Igorot woman wearing a distinctive headdress. She cute!

My hunting expedition for beautiful flowers as my subject of the day. What a relaxing experience to walk around appreciating and photographing all flowers in bloom. Of course! I have my own likes and dislikes too. I just hope you’ll appreciate clear quality pictures.

Most alluring attributes, a very graceful tree. It’s just like Cherry blossoms in the Philippines.

Feeling refreshed to choose my favorites from the wide range of offers perhaps, this is the right one for me, a colorful two-color combination is a brilliant one.

Attractive foliage and hybrid Dahlias along the pathways beautifully- arranged.

I never forget to include Baguio’s signature, the everlasting flowers also known as ”straw flowers”

A bit review and study viewing it with a how-tos question on my mind. I was looking for a proper species to plant so soon to develop my own when I get home but I don’t know yet what suit my needs.

I love this one! Oh yeah! all dull spots brightened with colorful perennials too.

Garden comes alive with all the outstanding display of seasonal colors and all season point of interest.

I think nothing beats this one for adding color to the surroundings.


Enhanced by yellow stamen in the center, very nice combinations of light pink and yellow.





What you can see here are not the only varieties available during that time. I‘ve selected only a few to post it here. It will not end here, my next posts would be my most amazing flower photography all done in the same place and time. See you next posts.. Thanks for reading my blog!

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Boating Experience at Burnham Park

By on January 23, 2018

A crowd-pleasing park located in the downtown area. It is a spacious center city park with a man-made lake designed for boating however, the water seems blurry and muddy in color. I’ve noticed a huge improvement this year. I remember there was once, Baguio faced one of its most trying times when a disastrous earthquake left other areas in ruins, that was in the year way back 1990. Clinically, far from before, it has a new look now which is more captivating, inviting and tourist-friendly city.


Lovely photos taken at the boating area of Burnham park






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My Trip to Baguio City, the City of the Cool Sun

By on January 19, 2018

I’ve been keeping a daily journal of my past activities during our stay in Baguio city, it was a holiday vacation for family bonding. Now, I’m back home keeping track of the memorable moments of what my mood is each day. I remember there was once, a cold Tuesday morning, temperature drops at 12 degrees Celsius, I was in the balcony on the 5th floor wearing a bonnet and a hood to protect myself from cold.

With a hot cup of coffee on hand catching the glimpse of the entire city. My peaceful mind and relaxing feeling viewing from afar, I’ve seen a part of ‘’Camp John Hay’’ and the stunning foggy mountains as the sun is about to rise dramatically between them.

It was a moment of serenity and a quiet contemplation to welcome the start of the day  appreciating the beauty of Baguio as my location serves as the best area to watch the sunrise. Visually, it’s been a cold paradise, the city of the cool sun surrounding all tourist attractions.

My trip to Baguio was a wonderful cultural experience. To record and document all fruitful memories from behind is a good hobby. The February ‘’Panagbenga’’ festival 2018 {Saturday, Feb. 24 – March 24, 2018 Baguio city} is fast approaching and be back there again soon… just to cut this short for my next posts, see you there!

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Paskotitap Christmas Lights and Sounds Parade 2017

By on December 12, 2017

December 10 is a beautiful Christmas evening, the annual and the most spectacular parade held every December in the city of Pasig is the ‘’Paskotitap Christmas Lights and Sounds Parade, This year’s yuletide parade showcased 15 different animated movie- themed floats of seasonal delights such as Dragon heart, Mulan, Mother Goose, Sing, My Little pony, Paw patrol to mention a few.

This is now my 7th year of covering this Disneyland electrical parade. What’s new? The Christmas tunnel beside Tiendesitas, it is the Christmas musical street dancing light tunnel  lighted the way to a more Christmas cheer with the warm glow of dazzling lights, it  provides a welcome spot for parade watchers as they positioned  themselves on both street sides of Ortigas East.

With a great audience, the parade started moving around 6 in the evening from Tiendesitas near SM Hypermart followed a route all the way to Pasig city hall for the High school Dance Competition. Earlier, Pasig released traffic advisory to give way to all float routes, it was all cleared and thanks for that!

Past years Paskotitap, Click this link > Paskotitap 2015

Congratulations to all Paskotitadance winners 2017

Champion – Eusebio High School

Ist Place –  Nagpayong High School

2nd  Place – Immaculada High School

15 Paskotitap Floats 2017

 Dragon heart float


Kapitolyo High school performers


Tsu-tsu train


Mother goose float



My Little Pony float


Mulan float




Note:all photos taken before


Sing Float











I would like to thank all high school performers, thank you for the hard work and dedication. That is truly a memorable yuletide fun!  My particular thanks to all Paskotitap organizers, float makers and designers, participating students and Schools, All sponsors, Rotary Club of Pasig and to our beloved Mayor Maribel Eusebio.

Thank you to the good record and service projects. Thank you, thank you Rotary Club of Mutya ng Pasig. Ang babait ninyo! Looking forward to another Yuletide parade soon of 2018.

Merry Christmas Everyone! 

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Happy Mid-Autumn Festival 2017

By on October 4, 2017

It’s Mid-Autumn Festival today, according to the 2017 Chinese calendar, it falls on the 15th day of the 8th month so that is today and it’s a moon cake celebration for us. It is a tradition for my family to enjoy the sweetness of moon cakes  served on the table, we got 6 different kinds of moon cake with different fillings, each flavor was perfectly good. Here’s the first one,the ”Delicate Present Moon cake”given by our friends from Taiwan. Thank you guys out there! What a special festive gift, the tastes was really great however, other moon cakes has their own unique flavors too.

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Giant Christmas Trees

By on September 28, 2017

 Christmas countdown 2017 – 87 Days more to go,Christmas is fast approaching

I just want to show you the different faces of Giant Christmas trees, no matter if its natural or artificial, no matter what they are made-off but still appeared to be attractive and fascinating. The good assortment of Christmas decoration makes you feel and smell that a holiday is coming very soon.These giant Christmas trees is a reminder to everyone that Christmas is fast approaching and  the spirit of Christmas is now in our hearts…

20 Photos of Giant Christmas trees

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