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Archive for June, 2007

Beach trip - La Luz, San Juan Batangas

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

June 11, 2007

I had a great day trip to La Luz beach in San Juan, Batangas over the Philippine Independence day holiday. The drive to San Juan was about 3.5 hrs. Here are some of the photos I took that day. Enjoy!

sea, sky, bamboo, raft, beach, batangas, philippines

I swam with some of the kids over to the raft about 20 meters away. They’e quite good swimmers but they didn’t want to let go of my hand! So it was more difficult to swim with just one hand and no fins! We hung around the raft for a while looking at the fish.

tree house, scuba diving, class, beach,batangas, philippines

Here’s the picture of the treehouse where they conduct some of th scuba diving lessons.

I’ll try to share some more photos soon.

- Mikee

colorful shopping experience

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

I went around the malls over the weekend and captured these colorful pictures.

colorful fruit stand at powerplant

This was taken at Powerplant Mall, a small mall with lots of nice shops like Zara, Topshop, Nine west, a huge bookstore (Fully Booked and a National bookstore soon), an excellent movie house setup and lots of restaurants and cafes. You can see some birds flying around eventhough it’s an airconditioned mall. I think they are trying to create an environment which brings in the freshness of the outdoors with the convenience (and comfort) of a modern establishment.

I also went to Greenhills to accomany a balikbayan (literally translates to “return country”) friend go shopping for south sea pearls. The prices there are relatively cheaper than buying from the US or Japan. I was feeling a bit dizzy after walking around the tiangge (little stalls) all selling pearls, swarovski crystal jewelry and other trinkets.south sea pearls

Can you guess how much this piece cost?? It’s south sea pearls, 10k gold trimmings with some red corals (i think)

Welcome to MyFotoMe!

Monday, June 4th, 2007

When I was growing up, a Foto Me is a small booth where you go to take instant pictures of yourself and your friends. I haven’t seen those booths lately, but I always like the idea of using a simple device and producing something creative with it.

My name is Mikee and welcome to my photo blog! I love looking and taking pictures. I don’t like having my pictures taken. I will be taking photos with my handy camera phone (which I bring with me everywhere) and my digital camera (which malfunctions every so often). I will be sharing with you, the things I see from my travels, daily life, interesting things, places, events, people and everything else in between. I plan to have a “Guess me” feature, where you guys can “guess” what the photo is.

I hope that you enjoy these photos and visit often.