Thursday, March 31, 2011

Signs, Signs: Falling coconuts

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Stroll here at your own risk, or wear a helmet.
I walked under the coconut trees, no coconut fell on my head. I was lucky.  I guess somebody wasn't, so they put up this sign.
Seen at the grounds of Punta Bulata beach resort.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Midweek Blues: Window cleaners

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I was having coffee in the pantry one afternoon when I noticed the window cleaners on the next tower.  It was a little breezy and their platforms were swaying.  I had a tingling sensation at the bottom of my feet!

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Mellow Yellow Monday #14: Mango Crepe

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Delightful mango crepe topped with mango ice cream and drizzled with chocolate.  A perfect summer dessert.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Red Gumamela

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Gumamela, China Rose, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Linn
Hibiscus locally known as gumamela is cultivated as an ornamental flower throughout the Philippines.  It is also a primary ingredient in many herbal teas. Gumamela flowers are used as an expectorant in bronchitis, for general coughs, and as a refrigerant drink in fevers.  It is also used on mumps, hematomas, headaches and urinary tract infection.  It is known to treat tumors, also as purgative and laxative. (Source:  Filipino Herbs Healing Wonders)

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Caviale Salmone Bianca at Cibo

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It was almost closing time, and U and I were starving.  Cibo was about to close but we begged them for something quick.  Here's what we got---caviale salmone bianca, it's white pizza with evoo and cheese, topped with mozzarella, caviar, smoked salmon, and cream cheese chives. I love this pizza with a tasty twist but I wish there were more smoked salmon.

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Signs: The 4-way Test

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Captured this sign on a red light.  I pass this sign every morning on the way to work.  Great guiding thoughts throughout the day.

Linked to Signs, Signs hosted by Lesley

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Midweek Blues: Trike

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A blue trike carrying popsicles and other frozen delights on a hot and humid afternoon.  Heaven-sent!

Linked to Midweek Blues hosted by Rebecca

Monday, March 21, 2011

Mellow Yellow Monday #13: Hungry look

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Tiger, tiger burning bright
in the forest of the night
what immortal hand or eye
dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

- The Tiger by William Blake

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Ringworm Bush, Akapulko/Today's Flowers #32

Encountered this flower at the forest in Tayabas, Quezon province.  Locals call it Akapulko and it's known to have medicinal uses, according to a herbal site. Other names are ringworm bush, candle bush [Casia alata Linn., Senna alata].  It is an erect, shrubby legume found throughout the Philippines. It grows up to 6 feet tall, with dark green compound leaves. It has yellow-orange flowers that produce on average 50-60 small, triangular seeds. The leaves, flowers and seeds have very effective fungicidal properties for treating ringworm and other fungal infections of the skin.  Its laxative effect, due to its anthraquinone content, is also well proven.

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Friday, March 18, 2011

Grissini di Pizza

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Grissini di Pizza---freshly-baked garlic bread sticks with special cheese dip.  It's been a long while since I dined at Piadina in Greenbelt.  Met two friends here in late February, and the food was as good as I remembered.  We munched on these bread sticks while waiting for the main course.

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Signs: For Men Only

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No offense, guys, but these signs are for you.:p
Above is in Ilonggo, one of our dialects, is loosely translated to:  

The sign below is also in Ilonggo.  It says---
AVOID FINE, DO NOT PEE HERE.  Task Force Cleanliness.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Midweek Blues: Children's park

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The children's park at the Fontana Leisure Park.  A great destination this summer.

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Mellow Yellow Monday #12: Yellow Lady

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A lady in yellow under an umbrella lampshade at the parents' home of a friend.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Estrella/Today's Flowers #31

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 Estrella, Star of Bethlehem, Lagrimas de San Diego, Isotoma longiflora Mill.

Found it in a pot at the back of an old church in Ilocos Sur last year.

If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden. -- Claudia Ghandi

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Signs: Shoppers' paradise

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Good thing I wasn't lured by these signs to go inside and splurge on things I don't need.

Linked to Signs, Signs hosted by Lesley

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Midweek Blues: Lighthouse

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Blue sky, blue roof and a white lighthouse overlooking Panay Gulf in Cauayan town, Negros Occidental province.  

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