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White Beach Sunset Puerto Galera

By on May 17, 2018

White Beach Resort Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro- Another favorite island destination because of its flawless white sand with a crystal blue water, an outstanding dive spot, a gorgeous sunset, beautiful underwater delights and a haven for snorkelers and divers.

GGG standing in front of the beautiful sunset

Sunset attracting too many crowds, a truly memorable sunset scene of White Sand Beach Resort aim to bring everyone closer to his/her loved ones.The overhead cloudiness which is thick and low partly covered the right side of the sky, it’s partly cloudy at this moment but the sunset still remain gorgeous. This is the best way to end the day…

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8 Beautiful Photos of Blue Banded Bees

By on May 15, 2018

Blue Banded bee is also known as Orchard Mason bee is found throughout Philippines. Just like the native honeybees, it is a common sight in the city. Blue Banded bee is a flying insect with a blue stripes across its black abdomen. I just love capturing interesting subjects inside our own territory. I have a handful photos of Blue Banded bees with the black Carpenter bees and honeybees on my camera, I’m taking too much pictures of these species and my file folder is already full. huh! It’s worth keeping it for educational purposes as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

More bees to come next posts..

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Tali Beach Revisited

By on May 10, 2018

Getting to know more what each and every place has to offer, this is another family destination increasing in popularity. With just 2 hours drive away from Manila, one point to consider, Tali beach as it is known as your nearest privacy getaway close to home, you don’t have to book overpriced tickets. In here, you can have wonderful choices with a travel time easier and much faster access to all resorts due to Kaybiang tunnel, a 300 meter tunnel connecting Ternate, Cavite to all resorts of Nasugbu, Batangas.

The source of happiness is always by choosing the best destination but for us, it is more on peaceful relaxation so no need to look further than Batangas, we are back to Tali beach for a 4 days vacation. Did you know that Tali Beach subdivision has 7 beaches? How cool is that!

For the adventurous and to those who want to experience a peaceful and enjoyable family vacation inside a prominent community.Take note,Tali beach subdivision is a private seaside community and not public resort. They are more on security, gate  guard house security personnel are strictly implementing policies, rules and regulations.

A walking tour inside the subdivision provides you the opportunity to see scenic view of the beautiful landscape around; Breathtaking cliff site and mountaintops,  amazing coastlines, European style houses and seaside villas, 7 beautiful beaches, magnificent sunset, wonderful singing birds and all stunning view above and below ground.

Sky overhead, clouds rise to great heights appeared like puffs of white cotton and the cool wind blows from the west.So much for this location, got many beautiful photos around. This is to record reality of life and to document places I’ve been to in a very meaningful way.. Now, let’s make a bit review.

List of Beaches inside Tali beachfront Nasugbu, Batangas

There are 7 beaches but only 4 are visited. One thing good about a private resort, less crowded beach, you don’t see any vendors roaming around, no restaurants and food establishments.

  1. Marina beach
  2. Main beach
  3. Sunset beach
  4. Secret beach
  5. Palm beach
  6. Barrier beach
  7. Coral garden beach

 

Marina beach – Sandy beach with a long stretch of sand attracts tourists and locals especially in summer. This is the most popular among all 7 beaches around. You’ll experience here all kinds of water sports; Jet Ski, Banana boat, Speed boat, Kayaking, beach volleyball to name a few..

Main Beach– A sandy beach with waves crashing against the cliff side. Sea arches which is a big rock formation from both sides provides a picturesque view for photography. Currents can be quiet strong late afternoon. Boat tours are available around, Jet Ski, Banana boat etc..

Sunset beach– A sandy and stony beach with a very romantic setting combining both the beauty of the sunset down to the deep blue sea. The presence of the small sized sea arches with birds perched on top is a special attraction. You can see here picture of people taking sunset on a rock just before sundown, this is a very stunning beach to take dramatic pictures and memorable as well.

Secret beach– Seems to be unexplored and isolated with no people around, that makes it very beautiful. With the presence of fan and cabbage corals scattered around definitely, this is a beach for hunting dry sea shells and corals. The water is clear that you can see fishes down there, if you want to enjoy your own privacy with no inhabitants can be seen around, this beach is all yours!

For the Palm, Barrier and Coral garden beach photos from previous visit last December>   { Click Link here..}

Special Attractions

Cliff Jump Site– Famous jumping spot. For the thrill seekers, you’ll witness superlative diving here. It is also the favorite photography spot to capture picturesque photos of the cliff by the sea.

Cliff Beachfront– A lovely spot to witness the most vibrant and dazzling sunset of Nasugbu and it is also a good spot where you can sit down on a cliff overlooking South China Sea.

Seaside cliff park– Astonishing site to view the beautiful coastlines. Down there, the breathtaking view of sunset beach from cliff view point.

Beautiful Sunset

All beaches good for swimming especially Marina, Main and Sunset beach. Snorkeling, cliff jumping, banana boat rides, coastline trails, scuba diving and sunset viewing. If you want to get on the water, there are tours getting around seaside or catch a big boat around Main beach.

Visiting Tali Beach for another experience, it offers something relaxing that will make you come back again and again. Back home, this would be an interesting travel tale to tell and share. Come visit and experience what Tali Beach has to offer, I’m sure you will love it!

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Cliff Jump Site Adventure

By on May 4, 2018

The view of the towering rock at the edge of the sea, a young girl sitting on a high rock by a Cliffside with a mobile phone on hand. Is this the perfect rock to sit on? It was windy but it seems freely and comforting sitting there.
Hidden behind is the most stunning beachfront residence within sunset Cliffside located inside Tali beach subdivision (Private resort) The Cliff Jump Site is the most photographed landmark here in Nasugbu. Don’t miss this place, this is the top must-see park here in Batangas.

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Watching the Beautiful Sunset, Family Relaxing Activity

By on April 13, 2018

Up high on a cliff provides picturesque charm to view the majestic sunset, this is the most relaxing and meaningful family moment watching the sun until it descend beneath the horizon.

Taking in the view from the Cliff Jump site admiring the coastline  of scenic seaside fronting South China Sea, the windswept the dry leaves of palm trees and stairs leading down to the beautiful ‘’Sunset beach. From the left, a spectacular rock dominating the higher range of mountains down to the deep blue sea.

Thanks God for the intimate and peaceful moment of serenity and togetherness inspired by nature. Balancing work and family home life was tough, this is the only time for me to refresh and we’re all here to remove the gravity of stress brought by urban life.This is the most fun we’ve ever had together and memorable way to end the day.

 

Communicating with the beauty of nature around Tali Beach, our 5-day summer vacation getaway is not enough and now, we are opting for one big vacation.

 

If you love sunset and other landscape scenery, If you are here in Nasugbu, Batangas, don’t miss the opportunity. Cliff Jump site among the best photography location to photograph the beautiful sunset!

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Fruit for the Butterflies

By on April 5, 2018

How to attract butterflies to your garden? One way to attract butterflies is to feed them with fruit scraps such as mangoes, overripe bananas, apples, plums,  watermelon to mention a few.. They love fruits with the most natural sugar in it. Got 2 kinds of butterflies feeding on mangoes, one of the world’s most popular tropical fruit.

Feeding Station for the butterflies. 2 butterflies; monarch and admiral butterfly  feasting a plate of mango slices.

Just like human, admiral butterflies love mangoes.

Monarch butterfly enjoying the natural sweetness from fruits.

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Dramatic Sunset Over Manila Bay

By on April 3, 2018

A very beautiful sun setting in the evening, the glowing radiance of orange, red, purple, pink, yellow and blue with the splashing sunlit reflections from the water brings interesting foreground and background details. Communicating with the beauty of nature and capturing sunset great moments as it descend below western horizon at the end of the day is truly perfection.

I have captured these photos at SM Mall of Asia bayside, it was the last Saturday of ”Philippine International Pyromusical Competition 2018, the whole area was jam-packed with people of all ages and different nationalities, the flow of noisy conversation from people around was so terrible but it’s all worth to be there. This is the only time for me to capture and enjoy two interesting subjects same day; the sunset beforehand and fireworks at the end.

More sunset photos taken before sundown

It’s summertime therefore it’s photography time so expect more beautiful sunset photos…

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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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Dahlia Hybrids

By on February 22, 2018

Following our family vacation previously, I had focused my attention on all exciting enhancements during that time and much more to something which is more relaxing and pleasing to the eye. Our itinerary doesn’t only just cover delicious foods and luxury comfort, it also includes must- sees garden flowers too.

Eagerly to show what I’ve acquired in the course of my Baguio tour, the splash of flowers and attractive features, this is something that gives identity to a certain place,’’Botanical garden of Baguio’’ the field of blooming flowers and an outstanding park for the dahlias. The best series of dahlias can be seen around minus the fragrance as a notable exception, you can also see here all the growing species in a cooler environment and my free time to appreciate is limitless.

The scene satisfies my cravings to photograph everything. One of the great things that I love is photography no matter if it’s indoor or outdoor location is considerably an overwhelming hobby. It took an hour to finished,  shows my expression of love for the flowers and it leaves unforgettable memories to remember.

Pleasingly beautiful to the point of my interest, my top choices  are the dahlia flowers. I’ve completed all the varieties from single to the large ones. If you like beautiful flowers, you’ll surely love these dahlias!

Types of Dahlias

Dahlia flower- are sun lovers and  tender perennials forming tuberous roots. They are fast growing plant that comes in every color carried on long stems above erect plants and classified by both size and type from the big-sized dinner-plate varieties down to the midget pompoms. Wild species were the first introduced in the British Isles.  Dahlias are very useful in flower arrangement and garden decoration, they are graceful landscape plants and good for borders and mass planting.

Single-flowered dahlia – Single blooms, having one row of smooth ray florets surrounding a central disk.

Peony-flowered dahlia- having two to three rows of broad and usually flat petals           surrounding a central disk.

Decorative dinner plate dahlia – A huge plate-sized blooms.

Informal decorative dahlia

Formal decorative dahlia – The double flowers have broad petals which are normally flat and sometimes slightly twisted and bluntly pointed or rounded at the tips. This class covers a wide range similar to pompom and cactus.

Twisted dahlia – Florets are twisted and curved.

Collarette dahlia – Brightly colored flowers with one or more rings of flat ray florets, the ring collar of smaller florets about half of the ray florets.

Bi-colored dahlia

Double show and Fancy dahlia – Fully double and almost globular in shape. The central florets slightly smaller than the outer florets. The show types are self-colored while the fancy types are bi-colored and variegated. One of the oldest classes.

Cactus dahlia

Cactus dahlia – are very popular for flower arrangement,  show no disk and fully double flowers have a straight or in curving petals that tends to be narrow and pointed star-like appearance.

Waterlily dahlia

Orchid-flowered dahlia

Note: (Not available at the moment, to be added soon. Pompom dahlia, Orchid dahlia, Anemone-flowered dahlia, Star-flowered dahlia, Miscellaneous…)

The botanical garden has an area specifically designed for dahlias only. In the Philippines, you can find the best hybrid varieties in Baguio and Tagaytay, the two largest flower producers in the country. Most dahlias we grow today are the product of botanist and gardener’s breeding effort.

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