Jewel of Southern Tagalog

Visited the Mangyan Village at Puerto Galera, Mindoro.

Amazed on how they can come up with stunning hand-made handicrafts.

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Nilo Pillow ~The most travelled pillow!

mae-abasolo-resort-quezon-province-funnyWent to Villa Del Prado Resort in Quezon Province, and look what I found  😄 The most cute and fun huge mock-ups of Animals with funny faces! The resort has the best playground for kids, pool for dipping, beach and rooms for accommodation. Follow me in my instagram and explore Philippine Islands.

This photo was also chosen by @nilopillow at Instagram in their contest. I was selected for the month of August 2013 and WON 1of their best-loved pillows. Follow them in their instagram and view their site at www.nilopillow.com  to win one of their most traveled pillow!!

I am excited to receive my pillow and be my buddy for all my travel!

my tagaytay tour 2012

BULAKLAKAN FESTIVAL

BULAKLAKAN FESTIVAL
Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila | January 1

This is one of those rare annual occasions in the city when Manila goes literally flowery.

DISCLAMER : Photos are copyright of their owners. I do not claim the ownership of these photos. For Sharing purposes only.

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ATI-ATIHAN FESTIVAL

ATI-ATIHAN FESTIVAL
Kalibo, Aklan
January 3- January 16

The Ati-Atihan, held every January in the town of Kalibo in the province of Aklan on the island of Panay, is the wildest among Philippine fiestas. Celebrants paint their faces with black soot and wear bright, outlandish costumes as they dance in revelry during the last three days of this week-long festival.

The Ati-Atihan, a feast in honor of theSanto Niño, is celebrated on the second Sunday after Epiphany. Catholics observe this special day with processions, parades, dancing, and merrymaking. The Santo Niño has long been the favorite of Filipinos and devotion to it has been intense ever since an image was first presented to Juana, Queen of Cebu, in 1521.

Although the Ati-Atihan seems to show only revelry, a closer look shows that it has historic origins.

PLEASE BE NOTED THAT I DO NOT OWN THE PHOTOS THIS ENTRY. THEY ARE OWNED BY ITS OWNER.

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STO. NINO FESTIVAL

STO. NINO FESTIVAL
Nationwide ( Every first week of January)

The month of January in the Philippines is Santo Niño Festival Month. It is the period when many of our provinces, towns, and cities in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao pay homage to the Holy Child Jesus. They prepare months ahead in anticipation of the large volume of local and foreign tourists who will flock to their areas to watch and take part in the festivals.

Among the colorful festivals frequented by tourists are the Ati-Atihan in Kalibo, Aklan, and Sinulog Festival in Cebu City (3rd Sunday); the Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo City (4th weekend); the Binanog Festival in Lambonao, Iloilo, and Sinulog (Kabangkalan) Festival in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental (2nd Sunday); the Makato Sto. Niño Festival in Poblacion Makato, Aklan (January 15); the Kahimunan Festival in Libertad, Butuan City, and Batan Ati-Ati Malakara Festival in Poblacion Batan, Aklan (January 16); the Bansudani Festival in Bansud, Oriental Mindoro (January 17); the Altavas Sto. Niño Festival in Poblacion Altavas, Aklan (January 21-22); the Ibajay Ati-Ati Municipal and Devotional Fiesta in Ibajay, Aklan (January 22-23); the Dinagsa Ati-Atihan Festival in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental (January 24-30); the Hinirugyaw Festival in Calinog, Iloilo (January 30-February 6); and the Sto. Niño Festival in Malolos, Bulacan (last Sunday of January). The Tondo Fiesta that coincides with the Feast of the Santo Niño (3rd Sunday) is by far the biggest fiesta in Manila, not only because Tondo is the most populous district of the city but also because many tourists are attracted by the myriad of stories about Tondo’s miraculous image of the Child Jesus.

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FILIPINO QUOTES

LOVE QUOTES

” Mahirap bang mahalin ako para ipagpalit sa hindi ka mahal”

“Sabi mo mahal mo ako pero lagi kang nakatingin sa malayo na parang wala ako sa tabi mo”

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS QUOTES

” Kulang pa ba na makapag-aral ako at itaguyod ang sarili para maabot ang mga pangarap ko o sadyang kulang pa ang panahon para makuha ko ito”

“Bakit may mga tao na hindi  kayang tanggapin kung ano ka kahit maayos ka namang tao”

-Renzelle Mae Abasolo ( RMA )

My Photo Essay : One of JPG’s Nominated Stories of the Week

I am very happy to be part of online JPG’s Member, contributing photos and photo essays  for less than two months made me learn more of Photography.

For me,  this is the most active online photography site who’s members are so willing to share their thoughts to their peers.

Screen Shot of JPG’s posting of  “Nominated Stories of the Week”, lucky to be part of it. 🙂

(LINK)

FIRST QUARTER OF 2011 JPGMAG ENTRIES

JPG is for people who love image-making without attitude. It’s about the kind of photography you get when you love the moment more than the camera. It’s for photographers who, like us, have found themselves sharing their work online, and would love to see that work in print.

JPG Magazine is the magazine made by you! It’s a showcase of brave new photography created from the best work submitted to jpgmag.com, published quarterly by 8020 Media, Inc.

Scheduled! This themes has been scheduled for Issue 27 which closes in 71 days.

FIRST QUARTER OF 2011 ENTRIES

THEME : Transportation
Planes, trains, automobiles, highways, airports; let’s see some photos of how we get around. Check my Entry Photo (LINK)


THEME : Frenzy
This theme is maniacal! It might be angry bees chasing after an intruder or obsessive teeny boppers screaming after a boy band. Frenzy is all about overwhelming excitement, tension, and emotion. Show us the madness! Check my Entry Photo (LINK)


THEME : Defying Physics
Capture the seemingly impossible! Your pictures should provoke the imagination, and can be anything from stunning human feats that go above and beyond, to MC Escher inspired frames. For this theme, go out and capture the most mind-boggling images you can!
Check my Entry Photo (LINK)

ONE LIFE

Submitted entry to ONE LIFE
An International Photography Competition.

VIEW MY ENTRY .. (LINK)

Who is Eligible to Enter:
One Life is open to photographers from around the world! We are looking for all types of photography including (and definitely not limited to): Fashion, Landscape, Travel, Candid, Digital / Manipulated, Artistic / Conceptual, Self-Portrait, Wedding and more!

2) How do I submit work?
One Life only accepts submissions through our online form. We cannot accept submissions that are mailed or hand delivered to us. You may submit up to 9images for $10 per image. For 10 or more images, we offer a flat discounted rate of $95. You can upload up to 15 images for the discounted rate.

Every artist who submits to One Life will be given an online portfolio to view, share with friends and family, and use as a professional resource. After you complete your submission, you will be sent a confirmation email with your username, password, and direct link to your portfolio.

3) The Awards:
Our top selected artist will be awarded the Grand Prize:

  • $25,000 cash grant OR a World Wide Travel Adventure
  • A feature in PDN Magazine
  • World Wide Notoriety

The public will cast their vote and the highest rated portfolio will receive the People’s Choice Award and a $2,000 cash grant.

4) Judging:
One potential Grand Prize winner will be determined from among all eligible entries received by a panel of qualified judges, based on a rating system that considers uniqueness, skill, and ambition. The entrant who submitted the entry receiving the highest score, as determined by One Life, will be the potential Grand Prize winner.

In addition, selected exceptional artists will receive a digital camera package prize.

Eligible visitors to the site will have a chance to vote for their favorite entry during the Online Voting Period. The entrant with the entry receiving the highest number of votes, as determined by One Life , will be the potential People’s Choice Award winner.

5) Use of Entry: The folks at PDN and Artists Wanted are working everyday to make real opportunities for photographers around the world. We have no intention of reselling your work, or using it for any commercial means outside of the terms of this contest.

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