>> 19 October 2009
Yo saqué la foto el sabado pasado con mi amigo que es fotografo tambien. Todavia tengo muchas fotos acá compartirle. Espero que usted se lo encante.
>> 13 October 2009
>> 11 October 2009
I won't be blogging in Spanish for the angloparlantes. =P Today, October 12, the entire Indias is celebrating El Día de La Hispanidad o El Dia de La Raza (Columbus Day) and the Feast of Pilar which is celebrated in the Hispanized city of Zamboanga and some other cities and municipalities here in the Philippines. The Virgin of Pilar was said to be the patron saint of the Hispanic peoples. Why should Filipinos commemorate such celebration? According to history, this is the day when Cristobal Colón (Christopher Columbus) found the Indies at the dawn of the Age of European Exploration.
It was said that 9 months after the discovery of Hispaniola (now, Haiti and Dominican Republic) the first latinoamericano was born from the intermingling of the Indian Natives and Europeans. West Indies or East Indies, the natives were called Indios. The West Indies was the Americas while the East Indies, the Asia-Pacific region and some parts of Asia. Columbus never reached the Philippines we can't argue that. But because of the discovery of the West Indies that drove the exploration of the East Indies where geographically, the Philippines, the Spice Islands and Marianas were found.
There are a lot of disputes and ramifications about commemorating this celebration but in my opinion there's nothing we can do about it. It's history and we can't change it. We should be thankful for the rich culture, shared history and beautiful genetic stock, a bitter-sweet legacy of October the 12th thereafter. I believe the Pre-American Filipino commemorated this celebration. I found a chromolithographicized photo of a headless statue of Columbus at the height of the Philippine-American War. The caption said that the Filipinos vandalized the statue but I believe it was an act done to maneuver the colonial plans of a new imperialist. I'm not sure where it was taken really but I found this in an archive about Old Philippines in Facebook.
>> 09 October 2009
Un gran video de CNN sobre el aprendizaje de castellano en Estados Unidos. La idea de multilingüismo es posible acá especialmente el hablar de español. Los idiomas filipinos tienen muchas palabras del origen castellano. Pienso que sería facil para aprender el idioma bonito para nuestros niños. ¿Por qué tenemos que despojarnos de esto? El español fue uno del empuje para igualdad entre los filipinos de cualquier etnicidad tambien. Fue el primer idioma oficial antes de poner en práctica del uso de tagalo.
>> 08 October 2009
Night shots are really difficult to handle. Catchy. It'll be great to hear some of your tips or experience on taking night shots. I'm using an entry-level DSLR cam by the way. ☺
Comimos otra vez! Nuestro consejero gusta comer mucho. Pienso que él es demasiado pesado ahora. Él tiene que tomar una decisión para ese asunto. Jeje.
We have lots of it here at home. Love what you have. My 2nd attempt of doing manual focus with Chimborito. The effect is the exact state I have right now... haaay. ☺
>> 06 October 2009
My mentor's ingenuity by using nothing but scrap. Everyone loved it! I hope to see it on the next cycle. ☺
>> 05 October 2009
The lights looked like microbes highlighted under a microscope. I miss my microbiology days haaay... I just learned manual focus with Chimboro. ¡Qué lastima! =P
>> 03 October 2009
Tenemos un nuevo miembro de nuestra familia. No sé lo que llamarle. Necesito su ayuda porque esto es nuestro sexto gatito y no quiero llamarlo 'Billy, the 6th.' ☺