Saturday, May 28, 2011


The window of the erstwhile office of the Cape Bojeador lighthouse operator overlooks the billowing waves from the Luzon Sea, licking the windswept cliffs of Burgos town below.

the lighthouse at Cape Bojeador, Burgos town, Ilocos Norte province, May 2011, using a digicam.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Four-Year Clutter

The beach wasn't as immaculate as I hoped it would be, this being my last chance to catch the famous sunset by the shores of Boracay. A lot of people were there ahead of me, taking over every possible available patch of white sand still available. At first I was a bit upset: how now can I take the best photo of the glorious sunset with all this people milling about, standing in my way, preventing me from taking the shot?!

But then again, to keep this sun to myself is awfully selfish, this gorgeous sunset being just too beautiful NOT to share.


As one sun descends beneath the horizon, so ascends another one to begin a new day. A new year. Here's to the start of my fifth year of maintaining this blog, a collection of random photos from my past, present, and future travels, interspersed with random musings and odd finds, online postcards from sojourns near and far.

This has become and will continue to be a fantastic portal for connecting with virtual buddies from Manila, Ireland, Singapore, Norway, San Francisco, and beyond. Thank you all for your kind words and appreciation. Thank you for making this corner a regular stop.

Thank you God for the gift of travel, the gift of senses, the gift of memories, the gift of adventure, the gift of restraint, the gift of insight, the gift of gratitude, the gift of wonder.

On to the next adventure =]

Station 2, Boracay Island, town of Malay, Aklan province, March 2011, using a digicam.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

PhotoHunt: MISSING

This curious word adorns a rainspout in front of a building along Aleksanterinkatu in downtown Helsinki. Pohjola literally means "North" in the Finnish language. It is the name of a mythological location in the Finns' epic Kalevala, touted to be an inspiration for JRR Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings series. These, plus all the innumerable memorable bits and pieces of my Finnish sojourn around this time last year, is making my heart pine to be back there, where the sun is a midnight creature...

Helsinki, June 2010, using a digicam.