roxas district

Roxas District, Quezon City

I lived in Quezon City for four years, but in all those years I stayed on the east side of EDSA, and I didn...
angono

Stayhill, Angono

Suddenly it became dark. I looked above. The sky warned me of an impending heavy downpour. I knew it was time ...
ateneo rizal library

Ateneo de Manila

Ateneo de Manila University is the premier Jesuit institution in the Philippines. It started as Escuela Munici...
boracay

Boracay Sunset

I came back to Boracay in less than 12 months. Seafood isn’t that cheap here, but it’s always fres...
Keukenhof Holland

Hillegom Fields

After our visit to Keukenhof Gardens, my friends drove me to Hillegom, where I saw huge tulip fields! The fiel...
Keukenhof Holland

Keukenhof Gardens

Thanks to my cousin and her husband and their friends for driving me to the world-famous Keukenhof Gardens. I ...
cape dara pattaya

Capa Dara, Pattaya

Cape Dara is a 26-story five-star hotel facing Pattaya Bay. Located in a peaceful area of North Pattaya, Cape ...
dusit thani pattaya

Dusit Thani, Pattaya

Dusit Thani Pattaya is about a 2-hour drive from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport. At the airport, you will fi...
DSC_0138_-2_-3

Water lilies, Pattaya

Dusit Thani Pattaya has a lovely tropical garden in the middle of the five-star hotel. When I woke up the next...
providence canyon

Providence Canyon, Georgia

I drove to Lumpkin County in South Georgia. It took 3 hours from where I live (about 160 miles or 260 km). I a...
my house

Outside My House

Winter Storm Pax brought snow and ice into my neighborhood. Work was cancelled for three long days due to adve...
my house

Inside My House

I had this wooden ship nailed to my dining room wall. Truth to tell, I wasn’t particularly impressed wit...
bintang mall lanterns

Bintang Mall, Miri

I left Miri a day before New Year’s Eve. I went to the mall, and I saw lots of beautiful lanterns in ant...
toccoa falls

Toccoa Falls, Georgia

“Toccoah” means in Cherokee “beautiful.” “Nestled in the foothills of the Blue R...
tallulah gorge

Tallulah Gorge, Georgia

This bridge takes you to Tallulah Falls up in North Georgia. To get to the base of the falls, one has to take ...
lake allatoona

Lake Allatoona, Georgia

My friends and I built a tent in Lake Allatoona. The next day I woke up early in the morning to see the sunris...
San Antonio

San Antonio, Zambales

I arrived in San Antonio, Zambales seconds before the sun disappeared from the horizon. I ran to the beach and...
nagsasa cove

Nagsasa Cove, Zambales

The still water you see in the picture is deceptive. The water was tame inside the cove, but rough in the open...
capones island

Capones Island, Zambales

I took this picture on the other tip of Capones Island. On this side of the island the sand was fine, allowing...
tinago falls

Tinago Falls, Iligan

I want to visit this place again. In English, this waterfall is called “Hidden Falls.” Yes, as you...
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin

When I see the grandeur of Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque, I am reminded of the wealth of this country. Sult...
DSD_2619

At Mom’s

Does anybody know why this tropical fruit is abundant in Mindanao and in Palawan but not in other parts of the...
burnham park

Burnham Park, Baguio

From Sagada, Mountain Province, I took a bus to Baguio; I arrived in mid-afternoon. I had to catch a flight in...
mountain province

Sagada, Mountain Province

I took a bus from Sagada to Baguio. On this particular trip I worried about my safety. The foggy road was mean...
tappia waterfalls

Tappia Falls, Ifugao

I crippled myself for two days after the strenuous uphill climb, treading on wet, slippery and muddy ground &#...
batad rice terraces

Batad Rice Terraces, Ifugao

Today I started walking at around 10 a.m. and finished at around 4:30 p.m. Yes, lots and lots of walking. The ...
Ryoanji, Kyoto

龍安寺 (Ryoanji, Kyoto)

This was the last temple I visited in Kyoto. 龍安寺 (Ryoanji) is famous probably because of 枯山水 (kare...
yodobashi

京都駅 (Kyoto Station)

Whenever I’m in Japan, I make it a point to visit a favorite camera shop — ヨドバシカメラ (Yodobash...
Ninnaji, Kyoto

仁和寺 (Ninnaji, Kyoto)

仁和寺 (ninnaji) was constructed in 888 A.D. and was a residence of the 59th Emperor of Japan. It was desig...
connie

Connie’s House

It’s probably not easy to tell what this one was. This was Connie’s drink station during her birth...
Palacio Real

El Palacio Real de Madrid

From Ávila, I took the train to Madrid. After more than 2 hours, I arrived in Chamartín Station. I dropped m...
plus ultra

Gran Vía, Madrid

I took Renfe train from Ávila. When I arrived in Madrid, I walked on Gran Vía, Madrid’s upscale shoppi...
Casa Batllo

Casa Batlló, Barcelona

Antoni Gaudí remains alive in many places in Barcelona. This is one of his masterpieces. It’s called Ca...
La Barceloneta

La Barceloneta

On my last day in Barcelona, I rented a bicycle and cycled around La Barceloneta, which is a well-loved beach....
Santa Maria de Montserrat

Santa María de Montserrat

There were so many things to see in Barcelona. I’m not religious, but I felt the need to take an hour-trip f...
la moreneta

La Moreneta

This statue of the Madonna & Child is made of wood and was carved in the 1100s. It is called “La Mo...
rikugien

六義園 (Rikugien, Tokyo)

I love visiting Japanese gardens especially in the fall. This was the first Japanese garden I visited on Novem...
Underground Atlanta

Underground Atlanta

I took the train to get to Underground Atlanta. I wanted to test the camera’s capability to capture imag...
Atlanta Botanical Garden

Atlanta Botanical Garden

I can’t tell the difference between a water lily and a lotus flower. So I’m not sure what this one...
Oakland Cemetery

Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta

Oakland Cemetery is the oldest in Atlanta. An estimated 70,000 people are interred here; the last plots were s...
Piedmont Park

Piedmont Park, Atlanta

I love the reflection on the lake. It looks like I could actually step on the water without getting wet. This ...
avila walls

La Muralla de Ávila

Entering the walled city of Ávila…. Construction of these walls started in the 1000s. It’s amazin...
aqueduct

Segovia Aqueduct

This is one of the reasons I flew more than 10 hours (more than 6500 km) to this ancient Spanish town. I wante...
Altstadt-Süd

Altstadt-Süd, Cologne

Altstadt-Süd in German means ‘Old Town South.’ There are so many interesting structures in this a...
Severin Bridge

Severins Bridge, Cologne

My cousin and I met a woman from Negros Occidental in the Philippines at Cologne Main Station while eating Bra...
Cologne Cathedral

Kölner Dom, Cologne

The famous Kölner Dom, one of the world’s very few Gothic cathedrals. I had a very difficult time takin...
MedienHafen

MedienHafen, Düsseldorf

In MedienHafen in Düsseldorf, one can see a number of buildings with very interesting post-modern architectur...
Rheinturm

The Rheinturm, Düsseldorf

After a long walk from Heinrich-Heine-Allee station, I finally got to the Rheinturm, which has a height of abo...
Schiphol

I Am Sterdam

When I got out of the airport doors, this was the first thing I saw....
KLM

KLM, Schiphol

You know you are in Schiphol when you see lots and lots of KLM planes. (Do you see a KLM plane just landed in ...
bicycles

Live Healthy Lives

The Dutch like to ride bicycles. In Holland, senior citizens of both sexes continue to ride their bicycles to ...
Glasses at Museum Speelklok

Museum Speelklok

After touring the museum, I spent some time in the souvenir shop. This caught my eye. When I saw these wine gl...
From the Dom Tower

City of Utrecht

We had planned to continue our cycling around South Holland on my second day. Unfortunately, it rained the ent...
Dom Tower

Dom Tower of Utrecht

This is the entrance to the tallest church tower in the Netherlands, which is in the city of Utrecht and was b...
Utrecht

Shops in Utrecht

It was still raining (cold & windy) when we arrived in Utrecht. There were not a lot of people, as it was...
amsterdam

One of Amsterdam’s Canals

Bicycles, canals and bridges are everywhere in Holland. Amsterdam has three major canals: Herengracht, Prinsen...