Saturday, May 31, 2008

Loyal Laoag

I know. I am lousy in titling my post. I just can't think of a better description of Laoag than its political loyalty to the Marcoses. The clan of the former president are prominently elected here lead by Governor Bong-bong and Congresswoman Imee.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Unusual Batac

First, the nice stuff...


BATAC CHURCH



As one of my commenters have observed, North Luzon has more to offer that what it is known for. And that holds true for it numerous wonderful ancient churches. Batac Church is no exception, it was built in 1587 and although lots of renovations were made in the church' four centuries, still, remnants of the old church can still be seen through its walls.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Glorious Paoay

Paoay is home of North Luzon's most famous church - Paoay Church. It was built in classic earthquake baroque style, with massive brick reinforcements running along its sides. Its walls are made of thick coral blocks and stucco-plastered bricks, sealed with a mixture of limestone mortar and sugarcane juice. The church was built in 1704 and was finished 90 years later. It has Gothic, Chinese and Japanese influences.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Heritage of Vigan

Vigan is famous for its Spanish-era mansions, cobblestone streets, a thick-walled centuries old church, exquisite potteries and horse-drawn carriages. In my few hours stay there, I wasted no time exploring the place and I hope that I have captured the essence of Vigan in this single post.


ST. PAUL CATHEDRAL AND BELL TOWER



Monday, May 19, 2008

Enchanted Cave, Bolinao

A must-see for the tourists of Bolinao is the Enchanted Cave. It is a coral cave located in Barangay Patar featuring a fresh-water pool, an unusual thing for a coral cave to have. A wanderer can dip himself at the clear waters while exploring the natural beauty of the cave.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Patar Beach, Bolinao

Finally, my first Beach of the year and my first time also in Bolinao, Pangasinan.

Famous for great sunsets and rolling breakers, Bolinao has the most enticing beaches in the entire province of Pangasinan. And if you go to Bolinao, the best destination is Patar Beach, a long stretch of narrow sand linking it with barangay Patar.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Cape Bolinao Lighthouse

On my way to my first beach destination of the year (and its already May), I have passed by the towering Spanish-built Cape Bolinao Lighthouse in Barangay Patar, Bolinao, Pangasinan.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Angels Brought Me Here

Do you believe in love at first sight? Or have you ever experienced wanting something that you can't take your eyes of them the first time you see them? Well, that's what happened to me when I saw these six wooden angels in the flower festival of Baguio City. I have taken a shot of these angels and feature them briefly a couple of posts back but I have decided to show them individually in this post.

Each angel play an instrument. An accordion, trumpet, harp, tambourine, banduria and a flute. And if you align them, its like watching an angel orchestra. Of course, the music is provided by my ever reliable ipod playing hits of Miles Davis and one of my fave pop song Angels Brought Me Here by Guy Sebastian.

So let me take a side trip from my usual travels and law posts and bring you photos of these angels together with the above song.


It's been a long and winding journey, but I'm finally here tonight
Picking up the pieces, and walking back into the light
Into the sunset of your glory, where my heart and future lies
There's nothing like that feeling, when i look into your eyes...

My dreams came true, when i found you
I found you, my miracle...


If you could see, what i see, that you're the answer to my prayers
And if you could feel, the tenderness i feel
You would know, it would be clear, that angels brought me here...

Standing here before you, feels like i've been born again
Every breath is your love, every heartbeat speaks your name...

My dreams came true, right here in front of you
My miracle...

If you could see, what i see, you're the answer to my prayers
And if you could feel, the tenderness i feel
You would know, it would be clear, that angels brought me here...

Brought me here to be with you,
I'll be forever grateful (oh forever Faithful)
My dreams came true
When I found you
My miracle...

If you could see, what i see, you're the answer to my prayers
And if you could feel, the tenderness i feel
You would know, it would be clear, that angels brought me here...
Yes they brought me here...
If you could feel, the tenderness i feel...
You would know, it would be clear, that angels brought me here...



I know its still Friday but I might be off again two days from now so...

...TO THE GREATEST ANGEL OF ALL - MY MOM, HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!!

Monday, May 05, 2008

Friday, May 02, 2008

Tam-awan Village

Tam-awan Village is an artists' haven. It is found at the northwestern part of Baguio City. It is one of the less famous place in the City but really worth-seeing if you are tired of visiting the City's tourists traps. Although it is a hectic work-week, a friend invited me to see the place which I really appreciated.