The Great Escape

living a simple life in Palawan Philippines

The Land Where I Was Born 017

Random photos and thoughts about the Philippines

Our environment, our experiences, and the people we choose to surround us shapes us into who we are. In this series I search the web for thought-provoking images about the Philippines, the country I was born in and which I am now rediscovering.

waveme mermaid hopping tour

Mermaiding? Yep, you heard right.

Looking for a reason to visit the Philippines? This mermaid school should do the trick. No, seriously, there’s an actual school that will teach you how to be a mermaid. It’s called the Philippines Mermaid Swimming Academy. A couple of years ago, the academy was founded by Anamie Saenz and Normeth Preglo. The duo was looking for a new fitness craze and thought of mermaids! ~ Elite Daily, July 28, 2014

Frame Finish

A star is born

Making a Parol – a Filipino traditional star-shaped Christmas lantern, is something I loved doing growing up. It is mainly made up of bamboo, strings, and japanese craft/gift paper but the ones hung outside (lighted with a bulb) can be made of tougher plastic, capiz (shells), or any other transparent/translucent materials.~ Make a Parol – a Filipino Christmas Lantern, Instructables

Cemetary North Manila

I fold

Millions across the Philippines packed into cemeteries Saturday to pay respects to their dead, in an annual tradition that combines Catholic religious rites with the country’s penchant for festivity. The Church appealed for a solemn and prayerful observation of the ‘;day of the dead’; and urged against turning gravesites into picnic spots. Police set up frisking booths at cemetery gates to confiscate alcoholic beverages, playing cards, portable karaoke machines and weapons as huge crowds, including children and the elderly, endured slow-moving queues. ~ Philippine Times, November 1, 2014

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2 thoughts on “The Land Where I Was Born 017

  1. Making a parol from scratch in elementary school was the hardest student project in my life. haha

    • I love parols and have always wanted to make one. I’ve searched the internet trying to find instructions. I’m pretty good with my hands so I hope it won’t be too hard..haha. It’s on my to-do list evey year but it never gets done!

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