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Natural Infinity Pool

 

A few blockmates and I went up north to the mountains last weekend! Sagada is very beautiful! We went trekking/hiking/climbing/semi-crawling to Pongas Falls. This is the view that will greet you from the small basin under the waterfall. I guess this is where the idea of infinity pools came from. =)

Isn’t it pretty? Despite the many major obstacles going there, the sites around you made up for it. They were breathtakingly stunning! I would LOVE to go back to Sagada, but I would prefer not going back to the falls. XD

 
 
 
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Day 16 to Day 21

Day 16: Something Old

a few hand-me-downs and others


The books were previously owned by my dad: Le Corbusier 1910 – 65, Architectural Graphic Standards 6th edition, and Og Mandino’s The Greatest Salesman in the World.

Some toys I had from when I was a kid: jackstones and glow-in-the-dark T-Rex.

 
Day 17: Inspiring


Meet my first few favorite, somewhat cliché, /idol architects: I.M. Pei, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Le Corbusier. Okay… so maybe that little book is not really about Wright… haha. But he was the one who designed the structure on the cover. ^^;

The Little Prince of Antoine de Saint Exupéry also is one of my all time favorite book. The book is simple and easy to read, but the messages are really moving. 🙂

 
Day 18: Black &White

coincidence


This was not on purpose…. But, I wore mostly black and white last Sunday. The only teeny pops of colors were my earrings, anklet, and necklace. In truth, I forgot to consult my notebook for the 18th day challenge ^^;

My everyday clothes are t-shirts and shorts/pants (for work). If I thought my shirt was plain. I would don on a necklace. The usual accessories I wear are a watch, earrings, hair ties, eyeglasses; additional accessories on weekends: a bracelet and anklet. As for footwear, I usually wear ballet flats or sneakers. But, I sometimes wear heels on Sundays. =)

 
Day 19: Clouds

up in the sky


Okay… So this was an old photo….

 
Day 20: Trees

also an old photo


Yongdusan Park, Busan.

 
Day 21: In Motion

again, also an old photo


Cheonggyecheon, Seoul

Intersting fact about Cheonggyechen: The creek was once covered up because of its deteriorating conditions. It was heavily traffic, very much similar to EDSA I think, or even worse. In 2003, they removed the elevated highway which caused several disagreements with the locals. Many protested, but the revival of the stream still proceeded. Now, it serves as a recreation area for the people and a tourist destination. It is also a date destination for couples. Lol. But, what intrigued me the most was that Cheonggyecheon also serve as a catch basin for heavy rain falls! So, Philippines, when will we ‘get one of those?’

 
 
 
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Day 9 to Day 12

La-la-la-la catching up yet again~~~

DAY 9: Flowers

Origami


My only décor here in my cubicle at work. A few more days left before moving to another office~~~ 🙂

 
Day 9: What I am wearing (more like what I wore)

Saturday chill day


Last Saturday was quite uneventful. Just went to the salon to have my hair trimmed (for the Chinese New Year~~!) and try that hair treatment. Hair treatment seems fine. O_o Might have it treated again after holy week. 🙂

This t-shirt is one of my favorites! The shirt was originally just for guys, but I love the design! I mean, look! It’s the Parthenon! XD Dad bought the Great Wall of China. 😀 ooh~! Couple shirts~! lol =))

 
DAY 10: Faceless Self-Portrait

peek-a-boo!


Okay, so this is obviously not me lol. But I thought it was too cute to ignore. ^^;

 
DAY 12: Scene from a window

embouteillage


This is what I see everyday going home from work: lots of cars. …Do they have a term for a group of cars? ..A pollution of cars?

That tall classical building is actually a funeral home. ^^; The name of the establishment is Sanctuarium. Kind of grand for a funeral home, ey? I don’t know why they put funeral homes along that road. Yes, there are others more.

 
 
 
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Day 2 to Day 5

DAY 2: Outdoor

The Ruins

 

This classical structure is a tourist attraction in Bacolod called The Ruins. The structure was built n the mid 1800s and then ‘burned down’ during the WWII. After more than 100 years, it is still standing proudly on the estate looking as if it is just under construction.

Imagine what it would have looked like when it was complete. The structure’s building materials and technologies used were top-notched: A-grade concrete, long-span 2-inch thick wooden floors (approx 1m x 20.5m), etc. They were also already using pipes for electrical wires. The septic tank used back then, is still being used right now. Inside the structure, there is a still well-kept interior garden. I can go on forever gushing about The Ruins, but I might bore you ;). All I can say is, THIS IS A MUST VISIT!!!

My sister went to Bacolod to attend a relative’s wedding. I was browsing through her photos and found this. I love the reflection of the structure. It looked as if the estate has a large pond when in fact, it doesn’t. It does have a fountain though ^^; I love the illusion of the photo.

Short history of the Ruins click here 🙂

 
DAY 3: Shadow of anything

site photo

 

This structure is actually one of my current job’s government project. I like how the sun was cast on the marble accent wall from the louvers. The shadow added drama to the structure. The second floor windows you see here are supposed to have horizontal louvers. Yeah… you just can’t not have problems in construction, especially when it is a government project.

 
DAY 4: Favorite Color

绿色

 

Well, obviously my fave color is green. Haha. These are the green-colored stuffs inside my bag today. I used to have more green stuffs. =)

 
DAY 5: What I ate

food from Bacolod

 

This is my lunch for today! Achi, dad, and grandma came home last night from Bacolod. One of the few things that must be brought home to enter the home is Aida’s Chicken Inasal! No other Chicken Inasal can be compared to this (…or maybe JT Manukan’s can).

My dessert/snacks: caramel boat tarts and butter scotches from Virgie’s, also from Bacolod. =)

 
 
 
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Lego Christmas tree

 

Happy Holidays! 🙂 For those who have work this week: don’t get too much stressed at work.
(I’m one of the lucky few who are enjoying a week long rest~~~ ^^)

 
 
 
(*゜▽゜ノノ゛☆*:..。o○☆゚・:,。*:..。o○☆


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view from SM North EDSA

 

We need more greeneries in the city… pretty good landscape from Trinoma.

 
 
 
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So my guy friend can be sentimental sometimes..


..but actually, he just wants to show off his way of folding/rolling of a tissue paper to a rose is much more efficient than my way :p

still pretty though~ 🙂

 
 
(o^-‘)b ~~☆


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SUMMERRR


down side: the heat is becoming unbearable nowadays…
bright side: the colors of the flowers are very pretty.

 
 
ヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ


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how was valentines day?

spent valentines day in college with a few friends~ 🙂
gave chocolates to some friends (who were present on that day), a few professors, and including elevator lady (just a little something to cheer her up after being cooped up inside the elevator =D).

 
 
(^з^)-☆Chu!!


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