Friday, August 01, 2008

Weekend With God's Warriors

Before my posts on the place, let me first feature the wonderful people I met and joined in that adventurous weekend in Capones Island. This, however, is not a photoshoot. In fact most of these are stolen shots. And since their group is now one of my favorite people, I took the liberty of inserting the lyrics of one of my favorite song at the moment - unwritten.

DONG
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I am unwritten,
can't read my mind,
I'm undefined
I'm just beginning,
the pen's in my hand,
ending unplanned



CHRIS

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words
that you could not find

MAUI AND MYX

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions


ENZO

Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips


DAN

Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten


J C

I break tradition, sometimes my tries, are outside the lines
We've been conditioned to not make mistakes, but I can't live that way


DAVE

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find



THEO

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions


IAN AND ERIC

Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips


LUKE

Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten



ELSON

The rest is still unwritten
The rest is still unwritten
The rest is still unwritten



Lingkod Alabang brothers are part of Ang Lingkod ng Panginoon Alabang branch. A Catholic charismatic community for single professionals who meets to honor and serve the Lord. I am just so blessed and lucky to have accompanied them in this adventurous trip. I personally would like to thank Dong Ho for bringing me to Capones Island.

More of Capones Island in my next posts.

118 comments:

  1. Ayoss!~! parang photoshoot eh,. ung una pic parang phinotoshop. ang ganda lalo na un background (shempre pati un nasa pichurs) hahahahahhahaha!!

    pwede ba kayo i-hire na photographer astig eh!! :D

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  2. It's nice to see faces (or profiles) for a change on your shots. It added a sense of reality because of it. The scenes are still mesmerizing as usual... i can even see it in all of you.

    I like the song too! and it's so perfect for the pictures.

    Thanks for sharing

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  3. I'm glad I could meet the whole group! very nice shots!

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  4. Gosh...I am totally overwhelmed by this and what a lovely post about guys you've met :) All photos are wonderfully captured and certainly you have leave a legacy if I may just say that.

    Happy Friendship :D

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  5. hahaha... astig ng ginawa mo ah! salamat din sa pagsama at naki adventure sa isla ng capones. ganda ng lugar, astig ang panahon at walang humpay na samahan.

    astig ka talaga!

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  6. super ganda talaga jan lalo na pag masaya rin ang mga kasama. =)

    love the song!

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  7. LS: What a great thankful post today of your friends. Did you tie into Sky Watch. There are some great sky shots.

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  8. haha natawa ako dun sa JC part. traydor oh.. sa lahat sya lang yung tumingin. saya ng trip nyo!

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  9. Waah! Inggit ako. Next time Nyero sama ako ha. I already bought a Canon 40D para matino na shots ko.

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  10. pansin ko lang mahiyain si dong sa mga photo ops. ayaw humarap. haha. baka gusto nyang pa-workshop samin ni dakilang islander kung pano magpakyut sa camera. wahaha!

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  11. huwaw! mala ocean 12 ang casting ah!!..sana next time nakaharap na kayong lahat sa camera para naman makita namin ang inyong natatagong kagwapuhan!! hehe=)

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  12. ganda ng first pic. one of the great memories. bagay yung lyrics ng song sa bawat pics. tumpak. i can't wait to see more pics of capones.

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  13. doc rio, may mga kuha naman ng nakaharap ah. hehehe... ganun lang talaga. mahiyain kelangan nga ng workshop sabi ni islander.

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  14. @ tentay - wow compliment yun kasi di ko phinotoshop yun. papagabi na kasi yun kaya medyo medyo dark blue na yung skies.

    pwedeng-pwede ko photographer. tamang-tama may tiga shoot na meron pa tiga account at tagapagtanggol lols.

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  15. @ em - galing nga eh. bumagay yung lyrics ng song ni natasha beddingfield sa mga pictures.

    its my first time to do this kind of feature so i hope you guys like it.

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  16. @ luke - thank you. a nice place really inspire me to take nice shots.

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  17. shionge - thank you very much, these guys are really nice that even thou its the first time i met them, i feel that i am welcome in their group.

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  18. @ treen - thanks. everyone is nice.

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  19. @ the dong - ayan dong, ang dami nagrerequest na humarap ka daw lols.

    teka gawa ako ng poll.

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  20. @ carlotta - yeah. a great place and great company. a great song too.

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  21. @ fishing guy - not yet but i am thinking about it. maybe someday. thanks.

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  22. @ the islander - stolen lahat yun. actually yung kasam namin na si chris ang kukuha dapat ng shot. naki-shot lang ako. pero yan ang mga kuhang gusto ko eh, yung mga di posed.

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  23. @ r-yo - panyero ayos yan. binyagan na natin yan pagbalik mo.

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  24. Magandang umaga.Pasensya na dahil abala sa trabaho.May litrato ka na ,ha!

    Panoodin mo ang "Memento" ni Nolan. Nag-umpisa sa huling tagpo sa pelikula.Paatras ng paatras ang daloy hanggang sa matapos sa unang eksena.

    Ang ganda naman ng post mo.

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  25. @ the islander - hahaha. di mahiyain si dong, maganda lang yung view kaya yun ang nilagay ko. hayaan mo sa susunod papaharapin natin si dong lols.

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  26. @ rio - all star cast doc kaya next time sama ka na. palawan tayo palibre tayo kay dong.

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  27. @ redlan - leafless tree yun pero buhay pa naman yata. sa tapat lang halos yaan ng beach.

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  28. @ the dong - bro dapat nga paturo tayo mag-emote kay islander lols.

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  29. @ nanaybelen - ang ganda ng puno kasi walang dahon nay. tapos andoon pa sya sa tapat mismo ng beach.

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  30. @ anino - salamat. sige gagawin ko yun.

    ngayun lang ako nag-post ng ganito buti naman nagandahan mo. salamat.

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  31. nyahaha! bakit sakin lang. di lang naman ako ang makapal ang mukha ah. anjan si dakilang islander at si reyna elena. hehehe.

    next time nga saside-view nalang ako. haha.

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  32. hahaha... astig palawan! doc paano yan. ikaw yata ang taya doon.

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  33. basta yung pinag-aagawan naming slot ni doc rio solved na. ako na yung ililibre ni dong pagpunta nyang mindanao. hehehe

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  34. wow, you've been to some truly beautiful places!

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  35. i've heard of capones from a photographer friend who had been there. this is a great post, lawstude. shy pala si Dong-Ho...:D

    looking forward to your capones post.

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  36. @ the islander - hahaha ayos lang yon. ikaw na lang subject namin ni dong sa susunod na akyat namin sa bundok.

    dong punta na lang tayo sa mindano kila islander. libre libot nya tayo doon.

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  37. @ dong - lols sama natin si doc, madami ako gusto itanong sa kanya eh.

    @ doc rio - sama ka next time ha.

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  38. @ mediterranan kiwi - guess i am just lucky to have been there.

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  39. @ ash - thank you. the people just matches the place.

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  40. @ luna miranda - it is a photographers' paradise.

    si dong mahiyain? hahaha. magulo nga kami kami, maganda lang kasi yung kuha sa kanya while he is shooting the beach kaya yun nilagay ko.

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  41. dong punta na lang tayo sa mindano kila islander. libre libot nya tayo doon.>>>> oo balak ko talaga pumunta doon next year. schedule natin.

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  42. Amg nice parang pag album :D

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  43. Absolutely stunning photographs of friends. Can't wait for more pictures of Capones. Thank you for sharing.

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  44. This is a wonderful post and the interesting way to show those nice guys. I am glad you enjoyed their company. I like your song and all the photos are just fantastic as usual. Thanks for sharing!

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  45. nice introduction of you friend,with the pic...

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  46. ang popogi niyo. hehe.

    matanong ko lang...sa picture na nakatalikod kayong lahat...umiihi kayo?

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  47. wow ang sarap naman jan!! so refreshing!

    first time ko yata dito pero parang nakarating na ako dito dati kasi pamilyar yung name ng blog mo hehehe..

    http://fjordz-hiraya.blogspot.com

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  48. title is very apt...

    you conquered na capones island! what's next?

    i tagged you lawstude..

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  49. Very nice friends and great photos!

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  50. You have touched my heart with this post* Your work is beautiful and with the lyrics (you've chosen some of my favorites) this post has such meaning. & aren't you lucky to have such amazing friends? What gifts they are!

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  51. Wow, what beautiful scenery! Great shots -- looks like you had an amazing experience. :)

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  52. mukang masaya yang adbenture niyo ah. :) ganda ng mga pictures. :)

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  53. sabi mo sama ko sa libot, kaso problema tingin sakn ng mumi't dadi ko 12 yrs old. wahahhaha

    pero siryoso sana makapagpichur din ako sa likod ng punong yan. naaalala ko non 1st yr highschool ako nagdrawing ako ng puno kamukha nyan nasa pichur nyo eh...

    wow ang dami mo naman, 3 in 1 parang instant kape! hahahahaha. astig ka talga. =)

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  54. What a nice shots! Mine is up as well. Hope to see you there! Have a great weekend!

    Cheers,
    http://www.nitascorner.info
    http://www.nitasrandomthoughts.info
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    http://www.thomastraveltales.com
    http://www.thomasweblinks.us

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  55. @ the dong - sige. wag lang sa medyo delikado. yung konting delikado lang hehehe.

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  56. @ aline - thanks aline. it's my first time to do this. glad u like it.

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  57. @ vinzent - just got lucky to have their company. landscapes of capones up next.

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  58. @ medam - they are nice guys indeed and i truly enjoyed their company. the song is just great too.

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  59. @ atticus - ang kapogian daw ay nanggagaling sa kaibuturan ng pagkatao (lalim ah lols).

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  60. @ fjordan - welcome sa blog ko if first time mo. feel free to come back anytime.

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  61. @ arlene - thanks. no plan what's next yet. medyo mahirap magtravel ngayun bcoz of the rainy season but i do have plans on going to visayas by this month.

    will do the tag soon.

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  62. @ pietro - i agree and thank you.

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  63. @ a - wow. thank you very much liking this post. the company, the place and the weather just made it so right.

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  64. @ pts - these guys are indeed nice.

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  65. @ mary - i really had an amazing experience. thank you.

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  66. @ hachi - masaya talaga kasi mga cowboy lahat tsaka maganda talaga yung island.

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  67. @ tentay - ha? 12 tingin nila sayo?kala ko 11 ka lang. hehe.

    serious. baka may pinahihiwatig ang drawing mo na yun na kailangan puntahan mo yung island. kaso sa summer ka pumunta para di maalon sa dagat.

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  68. @ nita - welcome to my blog and thank you. have a great weekend too.

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  69. waahhhh!! kanino ba dapat ako magpalibre? kay dong o sa iyo? ilibre nyo na kasi ako!! palawan yan e!! ..hehehe

    sige, pag hindi nyo ako nilibre!! ..hehe! wala lang!
    (manakot daw ba ako?)

    @dong
    dong!..mag enroll kana kina islander at dakilang islander para naman makita namin ang iyong cute pose!! tulad ng mga pose nila..hehehe=)

    ingat kayong 2=)

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  70. @lawstude
    bilis gawa ka ng poll para kay dong!! hehe

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  71. dong at lawstude.. yung annual surfing cup sa siargao is usually held end of october or early november kung saan malalaki yung waves. baka gusto nyong pumunta ng mas maaga.

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  72. @doc rio... sineryoso nyo naman yung sinabi ko. joke lang yon. mahiyain din ako sa personal. sa online world lang ako balasubas. haha.

    doc konting kumbinse pa, mag magfifinance din. haha. i-stress nyo ang importance ng presence ng doctor sa trip. haha

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  74. Hi Oman! Grabe itong pinost mo. The Capones adventure was a great and unforgettable experience if not because of your company with us. Thanks for the pictures!!!

    THe song "Unwritten" by Natasha Beddingfield is one of my likable songs. THough its for girls, the song also applies to everyone especially those who love suprises and adventures.

    We hope in the future breakaways and outings, we will see and be with us again.

    I hope too that if I have available time to travel, sama ako sa yo--with my own camera/videocam!

    God bless you...

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  75. love the pictures! parang buhay na buhay gusto niya akong higupin papasok sa aking laptop at maglalanding ako diyan sa mga picture. sobrang vivid ang ganda parang nacapture mo yung emotions sa picture, ang galeng.

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  76. I missed you people a lot.... Any way i hope that you people enjoyed a lot... Nice to see you back.... Fine pictures....

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  77. Stolen shots as in candid shots?!

    Anyway, I love the photos; they have stories of its own to tell the world. Good job.

    [:

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  78. Amazing set of guys. Bakit nagplaplano kayo magkita-kita ng di ako kasama. Hmmm. Sama ko Palawan. Cge na.

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  79. @ rio - sige 50-50 tayo tatlo. teka 150 na yun ah.

    ayan dong baka bunutan tayo ipin ni doc hehehe.

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  80. @ the islander - nakakita kami ni dong nag nagsusurf sa pundaquit but i think mas maganda jan sa siargao.

    i'll try to be there soon.

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  81. @ anonymous - salamat brother dan. hope to join you in your next trip too.

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  82. @ prinsesamusang - wow. amazing remarks, i truly appreciate it. thank you.

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  83. @ selerines - we did enjoy ourselves in the capones island. good company and great island adventure.

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  84. @ kyels - stolen shots as in they didn't know i was taking photos of them... well at least some of them hehe.

    thanks for liking the photos. its my first time i feature persons i went with in a trip.

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  85. @ vanessa - hala. ok sige pag nagplano uli si dong aayain namin lahat ng blogger na gusto sumama.

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  86. I continue to be impressed by the beauty of these beaches.
    Greetings from the winter:
    BeT

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  87. beautiful beach.. natural photographs..
    :)

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  88. Nice introduction of your fellow adventurous friends. Looked like you guys have lots of fun. I saw Dong's blog too. Enjoyed reading both your blogs.

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  89. hello buddy,
    Myself Ranjith,
    A Friend as well as Colleague of
    Shiva. (www.selerines.blogspot.com)
    Just visited your blog and well now inviting you to my blogspot (www.ranjitzone.blogspot.com)and also to be my friend.

    HAPPY FRIENDSHIP DAY ...!
    Do Visit my Blog and send your comments..!

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  90. The hill where Maui and Myx are standing is just awesome. The views from there must be breath-taking. Good job on the profiles.

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  91. @ bet del mar - thanks you, beutiful beaches indeed. i have never experienced winter before. i want to feel snow. its rainy here in the philippines at this time.

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  92. @ shades - yup. its a virgin island with no utilities whatsoever.

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  93. @ alicesg - it was really a weekend like no other. good company and a bad weather. very adventurous indeed. my first time to join dong too.

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  94. @ ranjith - welcome to my blog and i'll visit your blog soon. thanks for dropping by and regards to shiva.

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  95. @ uno - yup its really breath-taking. please watch out for my next post on the hills of capones. the views in my next posts will be much, much better.

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  96. Thank you very much for visiting my blog! Yours is magnificent! I like the little poems.

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  97. @islander- mukhang maisasama na tau ni dong at lawstude!! ayusin na natin ang ating sked...hehe=)

    tulungan mo kasi akong kumbinsihin si dong at lawstude!! nahihirapan na akong ligawan tong dalawang to e..
    kelan ko kaya madidinig ang kanilang matatamis na oo?? hehe

    @lawstude-tig 25-25 nalang tayong 4 nila dong at islander.hehe=)

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  98. doc rio, hahaha... doc basta may one year free cleaning ng ipin siguradong macoconvince mo si lawstude at baka si islander na rin. hehehehe...

    islander, parang ganda ng idea mo dun sa october/november na competition. pag isipan ko ng maigi yan.

    sana kaya ko pang habulin yan. wala kasi sa plano.

    lawstude, ganda ng suggestion ni islander. siguro naman libre na kung saan tayo titira pag pupunta tayo doon. hehehe...

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  99. i jst saw this today in dong's..and as xpctd u got ur own marvelous version of the island..

    i enjoy the vividness of green grass on the hilly sides..the surrealism of the seashore..and , the talented pinoy photographers behind..

    galing ng pinoy talga:D MORE!!

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  100. Friendship Day request :

    I bought one new blog with my friend. So i am kindly requesting you to add Two to blog into your blogroll and visit that blog frequently. That blog will contain entertainment features and stuffs. Looking forward for your cooperation even in that blog too. Thank you friend...

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  101. @ marie - you are very much welcome. it is actually a song by natasha beddingfield which i deemed fit for this post. thanks for the visit too.

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  102. @ rio - you got me at hello. (naks). sige sched natin kila islander na lang tayo punta para libre bahay lols.

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  103. @ the dong - sige sama na ko jan kila islander sama natin sila doc. ang tanong na lang eh kung kailan lols.

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  104. @ josh of arabia - uy salamat. very kind words naman yun. maganda talaga yung place kaya enjoy kami ni dong kumuha ng mga pics.

    di pa kami talented photographers, malayo pa kami doon, we are just enjoying ourselves in the island.

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  105. @ selerines - check it out later my indian brother.

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  106. hahaha. kakatuwa naman ang mga pose! ganda ng place. :)

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  107. @lawstude
    helloooooooooooo!!!!!!!!(wink)

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  108. wow! spending a weekend trip with those people is an adventure of a lifetime. good to know nakilala mo sila kuya oman. the first pic is so nice! ganda ng composotion! *clap clap! plus, i liked your presentation...

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  109. Awesome bro :) That's a trip I don't mind going - all the camaraderie and the good time with friends :)

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  110. @ lei - actually most of them do not know that i am taking their pictures. ganda talaga place. tnx for visiting.

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  111. @ beero - thanks. firdt to ginawa yung ganitong klaseng post and i am fortunate enough to join dong and lingkod-alabang brothers.

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