Friday, July 19, 2013

McDo PH: Simple Joys #Kuya Ad

This 46-second ad got me teary-eyed, and now I'm craving for pancakes...

On a serious note, I must say, this is simple yet very touching.. I totally felt the sincerity in this ad by McDonald's Philippines. The truth is, being socially accepted is a struggle for many --- not just for those with down syndrome. Seeing an ad as beautiful as this one, brings hope that we can still live in an environment where you won't be judged just because you look different. That is beauty in a raw, genuine perspective.

Thank you McDo Philippines for this reminder.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

First Time in Sagada: Kiltepan Viewpoint

I finally had the chance to set foot in Sagada. The travel time from Manila to Sagada, is around 12 hours by car. I know I had traveled longer than that when I was younger (going to Ilocos with my family).. but coming from a night shift work schedule, that's crazy! Good thing my friends and I decided to spend a night in Baguio before heading to the mountains.

Stunning. That would be the best word to describe the vantage point I had in Mt Kiltepan. A tour can be arranged so that a van will take you up, but walking around 4 kilometers is worth an experience too. I don't mind long walks for as long as the weather is cold. But I should have worn my rubber shoes, it's was a bit painful to walk wearing flip flops because of the rocky path :)

A sea of clouds welcomed us as we reach the peak. No wonder you'll see a lot of tourists armed with powerful cameras and tripods. Too bad the sun is already up when we got there. The next time I visit Sagada, I'll make sure to capture the sunrise at Kiltepan.

picture taken from my blackberry

I saw some tourists headed for the edge of the mountain, towards the sea of clouds. So I went to take a look. I didn't go as far as other tourists did, At the back of my mind, I was wondering if they were just hanging on a branch of a tree or something. I got a bit scared, haha. Anyway, I got a glimpse of what they were looking at. If you're into photography, the feeling was like having a wide-angled lens attached to your very eyes. It was a magnificent birds's eye view of the rice terraces, mountains, and fields! 

Overlooking view of some of the many rice terraces in Sagada

Of the places I've been to, that breathtaking view at Mt. Kiltepan is incomparable. Definitely worth visiting.

5 out of 5 stars.
Monday, January 7, 2013

Fireworks and Positivity... Hello 2013!

I hope you all had a great time during the holidays! 

Can you believe it? Just like that, we're already done with week 1 of 2013! It was a good start, I choose to be positive. Time to learn more, and achieve more. Time to give, and to be more thankful for all the blessings - no matter how small or big it is. It's an amazing life. We have an amazing God!

I love fireworks. I see that a lot of people now are more appreciative of fireworks than firecrackers. In our neighborhood, I noticed that the noise from firecrackers during New Year's Eve have somehow lessened already compared to how it was in the past years where it used to sound like a war zone.

Here are some pictures I took during New Year's Eve:

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