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summer time cut

Saturday, June 14th, 2008

It’s summer time! I decided to bring Koffee for a neat hair/fur cut. He seemed really tired when I picked him up from the pet shop - I think he isn’t used to other people giving him a bath and being blow dried by those industrial strength driers. Poor guy. Anyway, here’s the finished product!  :)

Doesn’t he look cute?

I was taking too many pics of him…

National Geographic photo of the day - Tiny Orange Crab, Panay Island, Philippines

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

tiny orange crab

March 13, 2008 Photo of the day of National Geographic was taken by Mr. Tim Laman on assignment for NG last 2002. The photo of the tiny orange crab on a leaf was taken in Panay Island, Philippines.

Panay Island is located in the Visayas region. Panay comprises of 4 provinces: Aklan, Antique, Capiz and Iloilo (including neighboring Guimaras). The area is quite popular for tourists and adventurers because of its natural beauty inland. The island in itself is also surrounded by the different seas on all sides. Sadly, there was an oil spill from an oil tanker last of October of 2006 which polluted the Guimaras area, affecting the wildlife there severely.

“In August 2006, M/V Solar 1, an oil tanker chartered by Petron, sank off Guimaras’ shores, spilling 2.4 million liters of oil and contaminating 1,000 hectares of mangrove areas. The massive oil spill threatened species such as dugong and rare sea turtles. At that time, environmentalists called the accident the worst oil spill in the country’s history and estimated the cleanup to take at least a year.”

Alexander R. Bautista
Manila Standard Today
May 8, 2008

Wild Horses of Marlboro Country

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

One of my fav local show is I-witness and I especially like the Side Trip segments of Howie Severino. This time, he went to the Cordilleras (taking a long jeepney ride, biking and hiking) to catch a glimpse of the wild horses on what they call the Marlboro country. :)

There are only 5 wild horses left in that area now, lead by a black thoroughbred. For some reason, they were being hunted down for their meat. I was looking for the close-up shots of the elusive horses shown on TV, but these are the only pictures I found online (copyright issues probably). Up close, they look tough, muscular and really majestic. I wish to go to the Cordillera area some day… though I may have to do it soon! These tired bones may not hold up top-loading on a jeepney and hiking up those trails. haha!

Here are some of the pictures taken from Howie’s blog entry and JJ Villamin’s (director) multiply site. Enjoy!

wild horses of sagada

ride terraces

big koffee

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

I was home sick the other day and got the chance to see my dog Koffee laying around the lanai of the house around mid-day. I usually see him only at night when I get home, so I whipped out my phone cam and took this shot. I was showing the photo to a friend when he said “he’s a big dog!” I was so surprised to hear that, considering Koffee is a shih tsu and is only about 2 feet long (if he were to lay down with his arms and legs stretched out). I guess the angle in which I took this shot made him look bigger :)

big koffee

happy blog photo

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007

I just saw an announcement on the sanriotown.com main blog and latest news section about the launch of happy blog banner What a great idea! Everyone can sure use some happy news and thoughts to make the day a bit cheerier!

Here’s my little contribution :) It’s my dog’s happy day when I took him out to do my errands the other day.

dog happy day car trip