Friday, July 25, 2008
Tsukiji: Tokyo’s Largest Fish Market
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
The Beat of Japanese Taiko Drums
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Daklis in Currimao
Daklis is an Ilocano term for net fishing. They employ the use of a huge fish net to catch. Last December I had the chance to witness daklis in the town of Currimao wherein the townsfolk help each other pull the big net for more than two hours under the scorching heat of the sun. Everyone was enjoying the activity most especially when they were nearing the catch and the fish start jumping on the net. This particular documentation took place infront of the Sitio Remedios Resort owned by Dr Cuanang. Also witnessing the daklis was National Artist for Visual Arts Bencab.
In this particular daklis, the catch was the fish monamon usually made into a kilawin or prepared raw by sprinkling it with calamansi juice, ginger, onions and some tidbits of tomatoes. It is popularly used in making bagoong.
Friday, July 11, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Tam-awan Village: A Garden in the Sky
Friday, July 4, 2008
A Fourth of July Weekend in Baguio
We had breakfast. We were caught in the traffic jam along session road since there was a parade of American war veterans together with girlscouts and boyscouts which I presumed to be the celebration of the American- Philippines friendship day. We had first stop at the Baguio Cathedral where we attended a first Friday mass. The church was jampacked with pupils from Saint Louis to which I guess were the sponsors for the said mass. We took some photos.
Next stop was at the Mines View Park. There were scanty people in the area attributed to off peak season and the rainy days. My mom and I rented each the Igorot costumes for Php10. Its wonderful to be wearing the traditional or tribal costume. Then we moved to the Mansion House where we took some photos infront of the gate which was a miniature of the gate of the Buckingham Palace in London. Went inside the garden. We later got on to horseback riding at the Wright Park where we paid Php150 for half an hour service of the horse for unlimited number of persons to consume the 30minutes.
We just went inside the Club John Hay where we saw the beautiful American houses or villas and proceeded to the Philippine Military Academy. We saw some of the cadettes on a structured movements. We took photos from the Melchor Hall and the tree house and even with a cadette on uniform.
We took lunch at McDo at SM then we proceeded to Tam-awan Village, a traditional village composed of old houses brought down from Ifugao. There were exhibits of art pieces.