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This blog is an amateur photographer's attempt to show how beautiful the world really is. He is drawn to the colors of nature like a moth to a candle light. What are showcased here are nature's grand display of colors at sunrise and sunset, beautiful beaches and off-the-beaten track locations in his beloved Philippines, waterfalls and some of nature's great sculptures, architectural gems, and other views from around SE Asia that he was fortunate to see at one point.

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August 22, 2008

the forgotten old buruwisan falls (binaytuan falls)

Just 1 meter before the drop of Old Buruwisan

Folks who have been to Buruwisan falls are well aware of the location of another falls called Lansones. Just a few meters downstream from Buruwisan you follow the path to your right when you reached the fork. The trail is going upstream and after a less than 200 meters you'll be able to reach Lansones falls.

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August 21, 2008

batya-batya falls (aka guiling-guiling), mt. romelo (laguna)

Batya-batya falls

Another falls just a few minutes hike upstream from Buruwisan falls is the Batya-Bayta (officially known as Guiling-guiling falls). Its a small one, only about 15-20 feet in height, but just as beautiful as the other falls there. There is a small basin-like depression on top of the falls that is why its called Batya-Batya ("batya" means small tub or basin in Filipino) .

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August 20, 2008

buruwisan falls, mt. romelo (laguna)

campsite on top of Buruwisan Falls

The recent 4 day weekend spelled another outdoor trip. Since it rainy season this time of the year, I decided to stay away from the beach and instead head up to my favorite hideaway in Mt. Romelo in Siniloan, Laguna (together with friends). Mt. Romelo (about 300 meters above sea) is popular for its beautiful falls, all accessible with a short hike (and climb) from the campsite. The campsite itself is on top of one of the largest falls there (Buruwisan Falls).

(Trivia: Mt. Romelo is often (mis)referred to as Mt. Famy because the town of Famy is where folks usually get off the bus from Manila. Mt. Romelo is not even in Famy, it is already part of the adjacent town called Siniloan).
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August 12, 2008

lake sebu: lake lahit on a sunny day

The sun's hiding again today and its a rainy dreary Tuesday. For those who need something sunny, I included, here is a "wallpaper" shot of Lake Lahit in Lake Sebu (South Cotabato).

About Lake Lahit
Its the smallest and with the lowest elevation of the 3 lakes in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato. Its also a free fishing zone unlike the other two big lakes. You will be able to pass by Lake Lahit on your way to the famed 7 Falls of Lake Sebu.
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August 5, 2008

outdoor photographer no. 4

Another one! :)

One of the 7 falls in Lake Sebu. This 2nd falls is the tallest and most majestic of the 7.

Story behind the my 2nd falls visit here.
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August 3, 2008

lake sebu: idyllic rush hour

The rush hour that city dwellers know and dread is practically non existent in the scenic Lake Sebu (South Cotabato). The photo you see below is as busy as it gets.

Fisher folks "rushing" to their fish cages

One of the main sources of livelihood in Lake Sebu is tilapia farming. Every morning you will see folks precariously balanced at one end of their dugout canoes tending the tilapia cages. From the outside looking in its a simple and uncomplicated life.

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August 1, 2008

lake seloton, lake sebu

Moody weather in Lake Seloton

Some (especially those not familiar with Southern Mindanao) are confused when you say Lake Seloton is in Lake Sebu (a lake in a lake?!?). Lake Sebu happens to be the name of both the town and the largest lake of the three lakes there. The other two lakes are Lake Seloton and Lake Lahit.

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