Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Revisiting the Joy of Urban Farming and the Quezon Heritage House at the Quezon Memorial Circle

Since we are already at the area. As part of the tour we also re-visited the Joy of Urban Farming and the Quezon Heritage House.

Flora Filipina 2015 (Part 5)

Last one and I think I took more pictures of the same stuff but I need to be sure that everything is covered and is here. But then again I might have missed still a lot of stuff and details.

So still I wonder why some blogger would not cover this event. Even if you pay the entrance its worth it. Php 30.00 goes a long way. Maybe because some blogger are indeed cheap.

Flora Filipina 2015 (Part 4)

More flowers to come and be seen.

Flora Filipina 2015 (Part 3)

We are now on part three. I hope you are liking all the beautiful flowers and ornamental plants so far.

Flora Filipina 2015 (Part 2)

Here we start with the flower arrangement contest which feature live plants instead of cut flowers. Most of the entries this year are quite minimalist in their approach.

Flora Filipina 2015 (Part 1)

This year the Philippine Orchid Society went big. They have more exhibits and more flowers to showcase the beauty of Philippine flowers and ornamental plants, thus the name Folora Filipina.

Featured are some of the native and dear collections of the members of this society.

There are books and magazines by the society. They are full of wonderful articles and pictures of some of the rare and wonderful orchids we have.

Now I want you yo indulge in the pictures. I will be writing really less.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Surprise K-Pop at Rizal Park

I think this was during the Arts Festival at the Rizal Park Open Auditorium. I don't know the name of their group but they were able to bring a pack of screaming fans. I like them because they just played with Fantastic Baby by Big Bang.

If you recognize them please do tell so I can give the proper credits. Thanks.

It's April once more

I have not written anything. Put down by disappointments in life and the struggle to find meaning. I have started learning Buddhism as early as October last year.

I really think that the idea of the nembutsu was just a replacement of the monotheistic God saving a person from suffering. It's Buddhism acting like a monotheistic religion. But I need to learn more about Shin Buddhism and what makes it work for many Japanese and people around the world.

Shinran founder of Shin Buddhism
It's also cherry blossom time and we Filipinos have our wonderful flowers but most of them will be in bloom in May.

Palawan Cherry Blossom (Cassia nodosa)
I am also stuck with this "Fine on the outside" by Priscilla Ahn

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Good Friday with Buddhist friends

For some weird reason I didn't take any pictures of the place we have been to. We were planning on getting space at that military camp / beach at Ternate, Cavite. When we were there at 9 am. We were told that the palce is already full of people. 

We looked for another place and the nearest place was Puerto Azul. It was a bit expensive and way beyond the budget but we have no other choice. 

The place is nice but needs a lot of repairs already. Signs of aging is evident but the place is holding well. 

I just stayed on the poolside not being able to swim. It was still a good trip for me and my friends. 

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Visita Iglesia 2015

So what is the best way to do on a Thursday morning? Hit the road by myself and not join any of those tours led by heritage people. Sometimes they really get on my nerves.

Anyways, I took the jeep going to Malate Church. My first stop. Everything I have in mind was quite random.