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Diner on 16th Overloaded Milkshakes

By on October 13, 2017

People around Kapitolyo knows about these Overloaded milkshakes. I heard about this Diner on 16th from a dear friend, got so curious but didn’t give much interest till I craved for it! I’m so excited to try these Overloaded milkshakes. Diner on 16th is a casual restaurant that serves a typical all American comfort food. Me with my friend went there one hot afternoon, the best choice for us is something more substantial on a hot day so it goes for Overloaded milkshakes be our first order.

Diner on 16th

Strawberry Cotton Candy Cone Milkshake – the most popular among all milkshakes that everyone loves. Elegant presentation with cotton candy on top, enticing enough for the kids and will surely bring a happy smile to little kids face.

A wonderful creation to entertain you, when it flows, it’s perfect. You can just sit down and relax and let Overloaded Milkshake entertain you. It is always be the best choice for the youngsters especially college students. The sweetness is just light.

The second milkshake will tempt you even more, S’nores Milkshake it is rich and creamy with a fluffy sponge cake on top. Glossy and sophisticated! Very inviting presentation as shown and that makes it unique from the rest of other milkshakes around Kapitolyo.

Other Wonderful Milkshake creations to choose from; Strawberry cotton candy cone, Chocolate covered mallows, Chocolate milk and Strawberry flavored pretzels, Strawberry chocolate and caramel syrup+custard syrup. I think, it is not technically difficult but if you can create like this, you’ll achieve attractive effects. The taste is sweet and creamy.

Meatball Pasta

Fitting everything noontime, it’s time to sit down for a brunch. Our 3rd order, Meatball Pasta topped with 3 small meatballs and 2 bread sticks.As shown, garnished with fine celery leaves. The clean presentation is quite good but the taste is just right.

Soy Ginger Glazed Chicken with Ube Waffles

Followed by our last order which is a combination serving, this is good for sharing, Soy Ginger Glazed Chicken with Ube Waffles nicely formed Ube flavored waffle topped with icing sugar that unites for both breakfast and lunch with 3 small pieces of chicken slightly browned and crisp served with maple syrup and a heart-shaped butter good enough to spread-out. The Soy Ginger Glazed Chicken was crispy but not my taste buds can go all with it, just a selected few.Let me try again next time…

Diner on 16th is an American Comfort Food. 

 Address: 16 United Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig, Metro Manila

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Summer Outdoor Photography

By on September 11, 2017

I’m having a good time viewing particular scene, so busy checking and organizing old photos from summer outdoor photography. Months has been passed but still I can feel the scents of summer upon seeing it, how nice to bring back moments from before. Few photos shows broad and lovely setting that will surely change your mood, it depends upon time of the day taken. Result shows timely but to some photos, I admired. Check the results of my outdoor photography, it’s my daily collection to keep memories bright and alive all the time.

Sometimes, you don’t need to look afar, my surroundings has more to offer when it comes to my daily activities. I’m doing a good habit to find the best subject which is closer and nearest to home. Following my daily path, the bees, butterflies, birds, flowers and insects are the easiest to capture which serves as the best subject.

The refreshing image of hibiscus will give lushness of the garden. Gumamela widely spread around and it’s commonly called, ”Hibiscus Rosa Sinensis” I never miss to photograph the first flower appeared in the morning. What a cheerful sight to see all the glorious blooms!

Red Hibiscus is a Chinese single petal Gumamela  it’s commonly called,”Rose of China”

Another particular scene shows the reflections of the sun far from behind the Orange Gumamela

You can see here the natural light behind the subject, the widespread of sun rays reflections that passes through straight direction, it produces and fully emphasized multi-colored lights, it seems the flowers and the honeybee absorbs the light completely.

The direct sun rays pointing to the the honeybees while pollinating the flower, it makes the color of the 2 subjects to appear clearly brighter but it’s quiet dramatic. Scene like these, is a rare snapshots!

The last one, this image will probably change your mood, it was captured late in the afternoon…

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Sunset Taken On Board a Vessel

By on August 20, 2017

Weather has a powerful influence when photographing a sunset sometimes, whirlwinds of black clouds blown away. When temperature drops, high winds begin to move very fast blocking the sunset and masses of black clouds reduces the amount of radiance.

From the higher viewpoint, the mass of black clouds formation is a dramatic element, rain will surely comes after sundown however, it’s just a temporary blocking but as you can see, the orange reflections above can still be viewed from afar.

Sunset taken on board a vessel- Strait of Malacca, Indonesia

Sailing Photography

At lower viewpoint, Down there, the sun appeared at full dramatic view with an strangely-shaped masses of black columns at the background. It was a warmth evening glow!

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Memorable Moments of Summertime

By on August 16, 2017

One thing I never forget to bring home is the memorable moments from previous travels or road trips everywhere. One summertime moment that I absolutely treasured is this beautiful cliffside. I was once here with a camera on hand spending a quiet afternoon on top of a cliff watching the amazing nature scene. In here, you’ll never run out of nature’s beauty like the beautiful coastline between the mountains and the sea overlooking Marina and Tali beach. In  addition, the amazing flame of the sunset reflections to color the whole surroundings, you don’t need to go further out there, the good location serves as the  best advantage to take more pictures in one area.

Here’s sharing just a few of my memorable moments of summertime, it was fun and exciting to capture the beauty of nature around us, a scene like these provides spiritual escape from the troubles of the mundane world.

Somewhere here in Cliff Jump site Nasugbu, Batangas, towards the sea, there’s a stunning cliffside house. (First photo above) For me, this is one good example of exceptional architectural design. Life on the edge of a cliff,  it’s the best advantage to see the panoramic view of the surroundings; from sunrise to sunset, your spirit will rise to see the rolling waves and flying fishes down there, to see jet skis, speed boat raising, banana rides to name a few…

A simple but  beautiful house on a hillside, it’s a seaside house with a well- manicured landscape. This is one good example of achieving the impression of spaciousness, it looks wider and bigger with the 2 big trees in front with the warm season green grass forming a mat, there’s no over-crowding out here. Spacious ground serves as a good playing field for the kids. According to senior landscapers, the major mistake of some gardeners if they plant and install too many effects and features are crammed into a confined space. That’s irritating to see!

Cliffside scattered rock formations down there.

One last aerial photography, a panoramic view down there. I was here beside the big tree waiting for the sunset time. When an adventure begins and suddenly ends up after 5 pictures, I would be very happy to  to show you more great adventures of mine  next posts…

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20 Best Pictures of Double Flowering Hibiscus Rosa Sinensis

By on August 10, 2017

Anyone interested to beautify their own surroundings should consider a good promising looking plant with fascinating flowers like Hibiscus, it seems to be back in fashion nowadays. I’ve seen them around; in house gardens and public parks. It’s a good stunning display outdoors. A huge stone pots of Hibiscus lined along the sitting area of commercial establishments nearby, it’s the perfect choice for the gardeners as it blends effectively with other flowers.

As majority of plants are sun lovers, Hibiscus Rosa Sinensis among one, they prefer a direct bright sunlight and cool night temperature, an easy choice for the landscapers. Hibiscus Rosa Sinensis or Gumamela glossy evergreen foliage shrubs up to more than 14 feet tall, flowers can be single or double with a flaring bell petals and distinctive column of yellow stamens, other varieties has ruffled thin petals that resembles the Maple flower. It is available in wide range of  varieties and colors; purple, bright red, orange, fuchsia, white, hot pink, vivid pink, deep orange, reddish-purple, reddish-orange, peach, yellow, yellowish-pink and reddish-white spotted 2 color combinations.

Down there, the 20 pictures of Double Flowering Rosa Sinensis illustrate the various colors of Hibiscus, all colors are cheerfully attractive, it provides me the opportunity to photograph it the same day before flowering ends. Is gardening effort effective? How can you keep the flowers if it’s only a day bloomers? Just a bit effort from me to document it, these pictures serves as an evidence of a successful gardening.

20 Best Pictures of Double Flowering Hibiscus Rosa Sinensis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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18 Stunning Photos of Butterflies

By on August 7, 2017

Some of my favorite subjects to capture are the birds, bees and butterflies. Among other specific groups, how can you get closer to the subject? Winged insects and animals are the most challenging subjects to take because they have hyperactive wings, they cannot keep still. Another thing to consider is the shooting location with the weather as it plays a very important role. August is a rainy month and the temperature changes from time to time, greatly affected by the weather, outdoor photography is hard whether to go ahead with your plans for the day or not. I simply waited for a good timing that sunny day will greet me with a smile.

Among my favorite location to shoot, one is the Rainforest Park conveniently located nearby. Little did I know, it’s equally good to take pictures of other interesting subjects of flora and fauna just about anywhere here, this vast landscape offers beautiful scenery to take so, Here it goes, butterflies would be the first to consider before other subjects.

Photography side, what I want to avoid  if ever, when a butterfly picture in a set is taken with the same kind of flowers are particularly noticeable, it looks boring. It would be better to shift into different contexts, I’ve found some of my snapshots lately repeating the same manner, Daaa!  In search of butterfly photos? There is something for you here. Ok Folks ! Happy Viewing! Lets get started!

18 Stunning Photos of Butterflies

 

The first photo shows a Monarch butterfly hanging upside down position is a rare chance to get. What a good timing! I don’t want to lose this opportunity, I’m avoiding quick movements moving slow motion. Like most winged insects, most of the time they flew away before I have had a chance to take. Patience to wait is the name of the game!

Having a hard time to focus my camera, how I wish I can approach them but how can I? With a variety of butterflies around, I’m rushing to snap the Monarch first.

At times, I waited for a quick stop even for just a second but seems hard to wait,  I just stand-by to where I expect them to land. I’m sure they will come to pollinate the same flower again..

The green butterfly

The only problem here is the sunlit area, other areas shows low light in hazy afternoon calling for flash to some areas, it calls to brighten the dark shadows.

Mid-afternoon is the best time to snap butterflies, seems they are more friendly if tired so, it’s easier to snap and to this time, you can always expect where butterflies are.

Graceful landing!

The yellow butterfly

Butterflies in flight is very difficult to photograph but not necessarily best photographed in flight. just a serious try!

My 2nd shot for the upside down position.

Flying upward position.

A happy surprise! Two butterflies together pollinating one flower.

Stunning poise!

2 Butterflies lined up on the same stem of Maidenhair fern.

 

 

Black butterfly with large wings spread-out

I could go more into details but photos will give you a clearer view before my words. Good focus should be given a good consideration as I simply go for quality rather than quantity. Higher blurry rate gives frustration but good result is worth rewarding. Most of the photos  that was published previously was taken from faraway island haunts but stunning photos of today are best featured for you.

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Fascinating Sunset of Today

By on April 14, 2017

I love photography, the course of capturing interesting subjects day to day in a more meaningful way, just shows my skill of dedication. Sunset is still the best subject to touch when it comes to the beauty of nature. I’ve tried all various camera angle shots at almost the same sundown time on different locations to create dramatic and magnificent shots. This will require lots of work but I’m willing to exert more effort to be back and capture the same subject at the same time on different day to compare the difference. Somehow, surprising differences  will surely comes out because the clouds formation and weather plays a big role here.

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Sunset Gallery – Manila Bay

By on April 12, 2017

Nature putting together the many shades and tone of colors with glitz and brightly colored hues of  orange, violet, blue, orange, red, yellow and pink. Variety of colors gives a brilliant result in photography. I’ve captured different angles of sunset in different locations, virtually a wild and unexplored regions is something precious but the fascinating site to photograph the sunset in Philippines are Manila Bay, Bayview and Harbour View park, these 3 locations seems to be the ” Photographer’s Backyard”

The best time to capture? March is generally recognized as the beginning of summer, this maybe a driven month from March to May, it’s the best time for sunset shooting and landscape photography. Sunset is a great subject even though it will only lasts for minutes but still the best way to document is through snapshots, it is only in pictures are the accurate way of presenting the beauty of sunset, closer view showing various color features would be truly revealed.

Lets review some of my sunset photos taken before sundown at Manila Bay  (Roxas Blvd, Manila, Luzon, Philippines) 15 Photos All original and natural photos of sunset

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Rizal Park Sunset

By on April 8, 2017

Rizal Park Sunset

Nature showcases one of the most photographed subjects of landscape photography, it’s the sunset, you can find the beauty of nature in all aspects no matter where it was taken definitely, they show-off their astonishing beauty and share the same similarities,’’the natural beauty of nature.’’

You can see here, all sunset photos taken with the elegance of terraced west coast, cityscape, landscape and splendid mountains, floating vessel, dry sand dunes, Persian gulf, coldest to hottest regions, grassland, ricefields, desert, aircraft, watercraft, areas of mainland, peninsulas and tropical islands.

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