Friday, December 19, 2008

Beautiful Philippines II

Fort Bonifacio ,Makati-From the window of our condo. The Tagaytay Highlands Resort with Lake Taal and volcano just behind us.

Rockwell Shopping Mall
A car park in Makati



Clarke Fields,Pampanga-the road from the airport we landed ,north of Manila.


Tagaytay Highlands-a 2 hour drive from Metro Manila




A rainbow greeted us upon our arrival to the Philippines(from our bedroom window at the Fairview condo.)




Filipinos are mostly Catholics.This chapel was designed by our friend the renowned glass sculptor ,Ramon Orlina.He and Lay An got married here.Yes !sorry we can't see it!


A street in Pasig .





Lunch break






More tomorrow okay.




Thursday, December 18, 2008

My beautiful Philippines

I was so lucky that this December we make our way for a short trip to the Philippines. When we arrived, we stayed at a friend's brand new condo all to ourselves, in Makati .We left for Taal but stayed at the highlands to attend a ball during the weekend.We stayed at another friend's log cabin in Tagaytay Highlands .Later after the ball we went to stay with Ab Fab in her spectacular house in Makati.

The Filipinos are the most generous and hospitable people I have ever met in my life.

This picture below is the hardworking toll collector.There was a long queue at the booth so this man walked in the hot sun to collect toll from vehicle to vehicle.

We travelled quite a bit and on one of the hi ways,we passed a giant soft drink
factory.My girls were so thrilled thinking that we re going to drink all that , all the time in Peens(Philippines).

The firework in Taal (a volcano lake town south of Manila) The grand ball was held under the dark sky in the social court of Taal ,in front of its old Basilica.

I'm working on more photos to be uploaded soon.In the mean time ,come back soon ok!

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Surah 78 An Naba"(The News)

Have we not made the earth as a bed.
And the mountains as pegs?
And we have created you in pairs male female,tall short,good and bad
And we have made your sleep as a thing for rest.
And we have made the night as a covering(through its darkness)
And we have made the day for livelihood.
And we have built above you seven strong heavens.
And we have made (therein)a shining lamp(sun)
And we have sent down from the rainy clouds abundant water...

Then in what statement after this (Quran)will they believe.

I love Violet

I love Violet

Fara

Fara

Calm

Calm

Cosy

Cosy

Play

Play

Rest

Rest

Valentine's getaway

Valentine's getaway
Jetty Kuala Kedah

Rumah Molek

Rumah Molek

Rose's Choice

Rose's Choice
Goldpaper Jar-Candle holder

And Yellow

And Yellow

Dress Up

Dress Up

Alleg

Alleg

girlfriends

girlfriends

Beras

Beras

Tools

Tools

Antique Rug.

Antique Rug.

Inas

Inas
Aniq's photography

Merdeka- 51 years

Merdeka- 51 years

Handy Bag

Handy Bag

All walks of life

All walks of life

Silver

Silver

Good Luck Beijing!

Good Luck Beijing!

Aniq's

Aniq's

Dah Habis!

Dah Habis!

See You Soon!

See You Soon!

Morning sky

Morning sky

the red lantern

the red lantern

Tok Abbas Plate-early 1800

Tok Abbas Plate-early 1800
Angelica Kaufman-handpainted

Laugh IT Out

Budji

Yummy Candle

Muphy

Muphy

Happy 74th Dad

Happy 74th Dad

Rose's choice

Rose's choice

Natural Beauty

Natural Beauty

Rest

Rest