"Everyone can be a singer, but only a few can be a good singer. Everyone can dance, but only a few can be a good dancer. So with photography: everyone can be a photographer but not everyone has the eye of a photographer. I can say, I have the eyes, not the eye of a photographer though, lol!"

Ding Fuellos, the blogosphere's Pinoy Explorer tagged me with this viral net-linking project (whoever started this, add mo 'ko sa friendster). At first, I was reluctant to make my own version because just looking at the photos of (sir) Ding, it made me realized how pitiful I am (oo, para may maawa sa 'kin) that all I have to do is to allow my jaw to drop in awe seeing his photos (not to mention other bloggers who have already done this, which add more pressure whenever I think about them). I told him when he tagged me, "wala akong matinong photos." But he encouraged me, "kaya mo yan." 

For no choice, I have to make my own version. The concept of this project is to showcase your super shots under 7 themes as will be shown below. I don't consider these photos super shots though, I just picked randomly from some photos uploaded in my facebook account.

Suyo, Ilocos Sur


Takes my Breathe Away
The Ultra-scenic Tagudin-Cervantes-Sabangan Road | Suyo, Ilocos Sur 
June 12, 2010


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I was not yet a "blogger" then when I took this photo. Although traveling has been my passion, photography has always been my fashion, lol! I actually travel to capture the beauty of the place and after that? Upload my photos to my facebook and friendster (back then) accounts for my friends to see.

I actually used a borrowed dijikam when I reached the town of Suyo. Everytime I see this photo, it reminds me of the beauty of this town on which I reached by accident including my unforgettable experience of  sitting on a motorbike for a total of 12 hours with a butt all numb plus drinking in waterfalls we pass along the road because we were so thirsty that we forgot to bring our bottle of water. Unfortunately, there is no store or any house to ask for water along the road - only waterfalls.

I believe this photo can not justify the "actual" beauty of the place. It really takes my breathe away and at the actual place, the possibility of falling to the cliff is high, so once you fall, uh, your breathe taken away!

Mayon Volcano


Makes me Dream
Behind the Clouds, Mayon is Still Standing | Legazpi City, Albay
June 2011


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When I visited Albay, Mt. Mayon wasn't that selfish to veil her beauty but at some points of time, the volcano gets shy. The photo shows a sea of clouds covering the majesty of the volcano but the clouds were not enough to conceal the beauty of the volcano - the volcano still stands with beauty and might even if what you can only see is the tip of it.


It makes me dream because this photo shows a very good lesson for us to ponder. In our lives, storms may come, circumstances may pull us down, struggles may discourage us but behind these negative vibrations, there is always a room for hope and improvement.


Like Mayon, clouds may cover her, but behind those thick clouds, her beauty remains. For us human, behind our circumstances, our brain remains at work, 'di ba? May connect ba? lol!




Makes me Think
At the banks of the Abra River | Santa, Ilocos Sur | March 2012


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The photo just makes me think of how are we going to survive if we are alone in an island. That's it! I can not write more because I am still thinking until now. :-) Hehe.

By the way, the photo above is not an island. It is actually at the bank of a river which is the Abra River in Santa, Ilocos Sur.


 Makes Me Laugh or Smile
 The Trike Toploader Kids | San Quintin, Abra | December 2011

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The photo makes me smile or at an extent laugh. I smile because of happiness to see the ingenuity of the Filipino children and their resourcefulness is already flowing at their blood stream as early as their age now... Wow!


Rainy season is about to come so they have to get woods and store them to be used for the rainy season.


It makes me laugh because of realizing myself that when I was a kid, I look like them too - yes, I also experienced gathering woods in our province when I was a kid. Just a happy memory, laughing at myself now nang pilit (ang hirap i-connect eh, lol)! So I have to laugh myself now, Hahaha,, hahaha. Bwahahaha..Ang saya-saya. Hahahaha! LOL! O ayan, may connect na! It makes me laugh. \m/



Makes My Mouth Water
Mandarin Oriental Hotel | Makati City | March 2011


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I spent one summer at this hotel when I was that lucky nurse to represent our province during a national convention of nurses.

It was hot, of course and as I went at the hotel's pool with hungry tummy, my reaction is "kanin please!" View pa lang, ulam na! LOL! Mouth-watery view. Haha.

No other food has made my mouth water aside from this food for the eyes. LOL! I am just seeing these girls for free and take note, I can even go near if I wanted! Ulam na ulam, yay! 


SPEAK YOUR HEART OUT. C'MON! DON'T BE SHY. I PROMISE TO REPLY EXCEPT FOR TROLLS.

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EDMAR GUQUIB

Born and Raised in Vigan, Philippines. Hardcore Ilocano. Genuine Bigueño. Sucker of Long Land Trips. Loves the Highlands. Professional Nurse on Weekdays. Coffee Addict. Travel Blogger in Between. For sponsorship, advertising, event invites and collaborations email me at edmaration@gmail.com.

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65 comments:

  1. Kuya! I really admire your travel photos. :)
    The last photo's perspective is really interesting. The colors are nice too :)

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  2. Dahil sa post mo about Cervantes, I want to explore it too! And those delectable appetizers...LOL! Buti nga ikaw may published photo na. Congrats on that one! way to go, Edmar!

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  3. @Sir Ding. Thanks. lol sa "delectable appetizers" oh nakakarelate, hahahaa... LOL!

    Yup, favorite ko ang Cervantes so much. Looking forward for your Cervantes photos. Lam mo naman, lagi kong inaabangan ang mga shots mo, hehe...

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  4. yeah! I like pic#1 it is really breath taking. where is it? will I be passing this road going to Vigan?

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  5. Hahaha ala pa aq nasimulan dito busy on da road pa bro;) luv ur collections, cant wait to explore Abra:huh! Sana ok na sked q ng july;)

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  6. i really love your photos... :) I'm still trying to understand my DSLR camera. LOL

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  7. All wonderful photos, but the one that truly got my by the lapels is the Makes me Think photo. I like the composition and the contrasts in color and sizes of the subject and its background. The man looks puny in the natural world, but at the same time he stands out.

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  8. Who said you haven't got the eyes of a photographer?...tell him he is right!BECAUSE you have the eyes of an ARTIST..many learned to photograph well but few are gifted with the passion of an artist to make their photography a brilliant work of art..it's not just the view, it's the story that each of your photo tells, that makes it excellent. Well done.

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  9. Haha I love that carabao pic! The palaspas weaver naman may kirot sa puso ;)

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  10. I like the mayon shot edmar. Basically, all of us has that beauty inside, even on how we veil it, it will just show naturally. If we nurture that kindness in us, we always leave a legacy of virtue to generations to generations. With that, we will all be remembered.

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  11. great collections! btw, nice shots!

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  12. I am inspired to blog the same concept, Edmar! :) PWede ko ba gawin rin toh sa Budget Biyahera? :) Gusto ko gayahin sana. :)

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  13. The photographs are so nice, those made me want to visit the places.

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  14. the carabao's green color is distracting! but it serves a functional contrast with the powdery, pristine off-white walls of that beautiful church in your photo. i like that photo a lot.

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  15. I have once read that having the best shots is being in the right place at the right time. I have to say you nailed it in all your photos here. Good job. You may now proceed to the next level. :)

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  16. love the first pic.. reminds me of our trip in sagada.. really breathtaking! :)

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  17. All these are wonderful photos, so don't feel too bad about your shots.. :) With passion, diligence (to practice) and a pair of eyes, we can capture great photos too! ;) I actually envy you 'cause you get to travel a lot and capture scenic shots. Kahit gustuhin ko man magtravel, Metro Manila lang pwede kong picturan sa ngayon.. >.<

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  18. Everyone can be a singer, but only a few can be a good singer. -ouch! LOL

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  19. i love how passionate you are with your photography and blogging! great combination! lahat ata posts mo napapabilib ako! kudos!:))

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  20. Those pictures were really magazine-worthy! ^_^

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  21. very inspirational and really great shots there!! xx

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  22. wow. I wish I could travel to a lot of places like you, fellow nurse! hehe. =)

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  23. Gigi Beleno on May 19, 2012 12:44 AM said...

    yeah! I like pic#1 it is really breath taking. where is it? will I be passing this road going to Vigan?
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    Mommy Gi, it is in the town of Suyo, Ilocos Sur and no, you can't pass in this road to Vigan.

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  24. Traveling Morion on May 19, 2012 12:46 AM said...

    Hahaha ala pa aq nasimulan dito busy on da road pa bro;) luv ur collections, cant wait to explore Abra:huh! Sana ok na sked q ng july;)
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    Haha. go lang! waiting for that bro. hehe. Yup, Abra, I wanna be back, yung mas hardcore ang dating, tapos italon sa election. LOL!

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  25. Mavin Reyes - Nurse Critic on May 19, 2012 1:04 AM said...

    i really love your photos... :) I'm still trying to understand my DSLR camera. LOL
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    Thanks.. Uy, None of these photos were taken using DSLR by the way :)

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  26. ajpoliquit on May 19, 2012 1:08 AM said...

    All wonderful photos, but the one that truly got my by the lapels is the Makes me Think photo. I like the composition and the contrasts in color and sizes of the subject and its background. The man looks puny in the natural world, but at the same time he stands out.
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    Thanks for those nice sounding works AJ!

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  27. Earlie Doriman on May 19, 2012 1:09 AM said...

    Who said you haven't got the eyes of a photographer?...tell him he is right!BECAUSE you have the eyes of an ARTIST..many learned to photograph well but few are gifted with the passion of an artist to make their photography a brilliant work of art..it's not just the view, it's the story that each of your photo tells, that makes it excellent. Well done.
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    Ayeee! Naks naman! Haha. Thanks!

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  28. Unsugarcoated Reviews on May 19, 2012 6:57 AM said...

    Haha I love that carabao pic! The palaspas weaver naman may kirot sa puso ;)
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    Same Sentiments here, :+

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  29. Bonzenti on May 19, 2012 8:27 AM said...

    I like the mayon shot edmar. Basically, all of us has that beauty inside, even on how we veil it, it will just show naturally. If we nurture that kindness in us, we always leave a legacy of virtue to generations to generations. With that, we will all be remembered.
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    Very Well said kuya Bonz!

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  30. lakwatserongunggoy on May 19, 2012 8:49 AM said...

    great collections! btw, nice shots!
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    Thank you Unggoy Lakwatsero, hehe. Talagang ganyan na ba ang name mo? Aztig ka rin ha \m/ :))

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  31. Mai Flores on May 19, 2012 8:57 AM said...

    I am inspired to blog the same concept, Edmar! :) PWede ko ba gawin rin toh sa Budget Biyahera? :) Gusto ko gayahin sana. :)
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    Mai, pwedeng pwede, check your FB inbox :)

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  32. Kalabasa K. Kamote on May 19, 2012 9:47 AM said...

    The photographs are so nice, those made me want to visit the places.
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    Schubert Malbas on May 19, 2012 9:54 AM said...

    the carabao's green color is distracting! but it serves a functional contrast with the powdery, pristine off-white walls of that beautiful church in your photo. i like that photo a lot.
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    Thank You Kalabasa and Schubert!

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  33. lonerzone on May 19, 2012 10:17 AM said...

    I have once read that having the best shots is being in the right place at the right time. I have to say you nailed it in all your photos here. Good job. You may now proceed to the next level. :)
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    Whoahh!! thanks naman.

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  34. Sumi Go on May 19, 2012 12:44 PM said...

    All these are wonderful photos, so don't feel too bad about your shots.. :) With passion, diligence (to practice) and a pair of eyes, we can capture great photos too! ;) I actually envy you 'cause you get to travel a lot and capture scenic shots. Kahit gustuhin ko man magtravel, Metro Manila lang pwede kong picturan sa ngayon.. >.<
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    Ayus lang yan! Actually I also envy you because I rarely go to Manila... Nagkataon lang siguro that I am based in the province :)

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  35. superb! i really love ur photos especially that one of Mt. Mayon.. super shots ineed! :)

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  36. Em on May 19, 2012 1:40 PM said...

    Everyone can be a singer, but only a few can be a good singer. -ouch! LOL
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    Carry lang 'yan! Haha
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    Gemma | My Dailies on May 19, 2012 2:17 PM said...

    i love how passionate you are with your photography and blogging! great combination! lahat ata posts mo napapabilib ako! kudos!:))
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    Naks! Apir!

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  37. markpogi on May 19, 2012 6:11 PM said...

    Those pictures were really magazine-worthy! ^_^
    May 19, 2012 6:11 PM
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    Ang yabang tuloy ng feeling ko dahil jan, OA na yan ha, LOL! Joke!! Sige na thank you ha..
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    MaryJane Tauyan on May 19, 2012 6:47 PM said...


    very inspirational and really great shots there!! xx
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    THanks Jane!

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  38. ♣ lily ♣ on May 19, 2012 9:04 PM said...

    wow. I wish I could travel to a lot of places like you, fellow nurse! hehe. =)
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    Hey Nurse!! Kaya 'yan! Go lang ng Go!

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  39. Nanardxz on May 19, 2012 11:22 PM said...

    superb! i really love ur photos especially that one of Mt. Mayon.. super shots ineed! :)
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    Thanks Nardz!

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  40. i love the 1st pic, Ilocos Sur - it really took my breath away!

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  41. Most of these photos are breath taking! I love that banks of Abra River, the lady that sells palaspas and the green carabao. You mush really have that skill to produce this kind of beautiful photos. =)

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  42. i like the "makes me think" photo best ! :)

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  43. Great shots! carpemalaya shared this through Twitter!

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  44. "Life is about the moments that take your breath away." - If you keep on taking these kinds of shots, we won't be breathing anymore. harharhar.

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  45. ang gaganda nga ng shots mo .i like most the Mayon Volcano shot and the palaspas vendor.

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  46. The past is worth remembering when
    the moment itself is being captured and preserved.
    Like these photos that tell us the inner feeling and
    sentimental value of an event happened in your LIFE.

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  47. yuuki on May 19, 2012 11:49 PM said...
    i love the 1st pic, Ilocos Sur - it really took my breath away!
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    Apir!!!Thanks!

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  48. MissGennD on May 19, 2012 11:56 PM said...
    Most of these photos are breath taking! I love that banks of Abra River, the lady that sells palaspas and the green carabao. You mush really have that skill to produce this kind of beautiful photos. =)
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    Naks! Salamat

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  49. april :) on May 20, 2012 1:35 AM said...
    i like the "makes me think" photo best ! :)
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    SAme fave too :)
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    Karen on May 20, 2012 6:48 AM said...
    Great shots! carpemalaya shared this through Twitter!
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    Thanks for the Tweet!

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  50. special education philippines on May 20, 2012 8:29 AM said...
    "Life is about the moments that take your breath away." - If you keep on taking these kinds of shots, we won't be breathing anymore. harharhar.
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    LOL!

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  51. tess on May 20, 2012 10:41 AM said...
    ang gaganda nga ng shots mo .i like most the Mayon Volcano shot and the palaspas vendor.
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    Thank you Mommy Tess!

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  52. marri on May 20, 2012 10:54 AM said...
    The past is worth remembering when
    the moment itself is being captured and preserved.
    Like these photos that tell us the inner feeling and
    sentimental value of an event happened in your LIFE.
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    Ang lupit mong mag-comment Marri ang poetic haha :D

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  53. Love your choices! Nakakatawa yung kalabaw na kawawa. Kulay green ba naman hehe

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  54. Ang ganda kaya ng mga kuha mo Edmar! My fave ones are the 1st 2 photos! They literally took my breath away! Beautiful Mother nature! ت

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  55. Ang ganda ng photos!! :) and i find the story/captions interesting as well! i wish i can visit those places someday!

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  56. ^_^ wReY and R0bbY on May 21, 2012 5:09 PM said...

    Ang ganda kaya ng mga kuha mo Edmar! My fave ones are the 1st 2 photos! They literally took my breath away! Beautiful Mother nature!
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    Maganda talaga ang mother nature kaya maganda rin 'yong kinalabasan, masasabi ko, everyone can capture a good shot on the photos you mentioned dahil photo-friendly talaga ang lugar :))

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  57. Hazel on May 22, 2012 1:16 PM said...

    Ang ganda ng photos!! :) and i find the story/captions interesting as well! i wish i can visit those places someday!
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    Thank you Hazel for dropping a line :)

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  58. Christian | Lakad Pilipinas on May 22, 2012 5:32 PM said...

    fantastic set! pa humble pa ah hehe
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    Waaaahhh... Opo para hindi mag-expect ang mga readers, baka tuluyan akong ma-pressure niyan. LOL!! hahaah.

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  59. The last photo and the lady with the palaspas are my favorites. I would like to think I also have the eye for photography, kaya lang, parang third eye lang yung akin eh haha! :) Nice shots you got there :)

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  60. "Third Eye" -- LOL Haha
    It made my day, natawa ako ng todo, haha!

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  61. Waaaah! I didn't know na you tagged me na pala.. yikes! Si Francis tagged me last night, so I made one just today.. hehe! Thanks for thinking of me still! :)

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  62. Your first picture is awesome. How about sharing your pictures with our photo game? http://blog.booked.net/2012/08/14/join-our-blogger-promotion-capture-the-seasons/

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