Today I received my very first post card from abroad and I'm just so thrilled about it that I need to share it here /XD

/blush It was sent to me by my good friend Micamyx when she was in the UK and though she's back here in the country prior to the delivery of the card, just seeing London in front of the post card and reading the first line 'Greetings from UK! =)' , parang gusto ko na bang tumambling :)) ganun pala feeling, sorry, its my first time to receive one, kumbaga, virgin pa ko sa ganyan  :P anyway, her message reads:
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Exactly a week ago from now, I was lying in the sand napping at Patar Beach in Bolinao. I was there for a formal pre-nup shoot and what a way to relax after a long tiring day than to just lay down lifeless in the sand, breeze of ocean air cooling my body, and the sound of waves gently crashing into the shore gives off a very soothing sound almost like a lullaby. It was my second time staying at Patar Beach in the span of four weeks and I was thinking I should do it more often. Almost everything I need to have a perfect weekend was there, cheap cottages to sleep in, convenience store for food and the quiet surroundings. But the things that seems to bother me is the rough sand and ocean floor. Hmmmm well given that it's still one of the better beaches in the country, lying in the rough sand made me remember Tambobong Beach.
The Hidden Paradise that is Tambobong

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Yesterday, there was "supposed" to be a super moon phenomenon where natural disaster "should" have occurred. Well In fact there was a super moon last night, the time when the moon is closest to Earth by something point something meters and while people still being paranoid over the recent destructions in Japan, they kept on convincing themselves that this natural occurrence is a premonition to another devastating natural calamity. Come on now, it was just a full moon, it happens every month, sure the tides are going to be high but that's about all the moon affects things on Earth.

A lot of people were told to stay indoors before dark, but I was at my friend's house drinking tequila til 11PM (guess I was indoors :D ). During the drive home, I didn't actually notice the difference in size of the moon but it sure was bright that you cannot really look directly into it, or it was just me? :) I also noticed that there was a multi-colored halo surrounding it, so after I got home at around 12MN, I grab my tripod, set it up on the balcony, and charan! see photo below :D I thought, this wasn't a premonition for a natural disaster, but a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see something beautiful :)


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Banderitas?. ‘Check!’ Summer Heat?  Check! Festive atmosphere? Check!  It’s almost that time of the year again when the City of Dagupan celebrates its annual BANGUS FESTIVAL for 2011! A month-long festivity highlighting Dagupan as the country’s Bangus (Milkfish) mecca. It attracts thousands and thousands of tourists and every year it seems that the crowd just keeps on growing, as the festival itself becomes bigger and better.

The first Bangus Festival was initiated by Mayor Benjie Lim way back in 2002 to coincide with another festival, the Pista’y Dayat (Festival of the Sea). It garnered worldwide attention in 2003 when it earned a place in the Guiness book of world records as the ‘Longest Barbecue Grill in the World’. The Festival usually starts at the first week of April and last until May 1 (Pista’y Dayat).

Personally, I’m really excited for this year’s celebration as the so-called ‘Father of Bangus Festival’ is back at the helm. I was a bit disappointed though after seeing the logo for this year. Comparing it to the previous logos, there’s no ‘FUN’ in it and it even looks more kinda like a logo for a party list running for a seat in Congress. But hey, that’s just me and the logo :D , I’m sure this year’s festival will be better than ever before as the activities will be held back in the main streets of Dagupan City where it truly belongs.

I’m inviting everyone to come and join us in celebrating arguably one of the biggest festivals in the country. To come here, you just ride a bus (Victory, Five-Star, Santran, De Leon with Wifi, etc.) that says DAGUPAN. To look for a place to stay, go to google.com and in the search box, type “places to stay in Dagupan City”, sounds simple, right? For anymore questions, just simply leave a comment :)  You can find the complete schedule of activities below after a few of my shots from last year's parade, please try not to be disappointed with the shots though :D

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