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Fruits & Eggs

There are so many super markets in Manila, Philippines and one of the biggest of them is Mall of Asia by SM. I went there couple of weeks back to do my weekly groceries.

The supermarket was pretty big and almost everything you can think of is available there. I like the view of the fruits and eggs and immediately took a snap. That’s a beauty of mobile photography, you can take the photo whenever and wherever you want and for that you don’t have to carry your heavy DSLR ūüôā

Loved the colors of the place and the ceiling lights.

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Taken using Nokia Lumia 920 and processed using Adobe Photoshop Express.

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UFO … UFO …

I found this “UFO” in the sky yesterday from my office window. This is just like a scene¬†from a fantasy movie, where the UFO is coming down to earth from another planet ūüôā

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Here is the small info, do you know that the “UFO” or “Unidentified Flying Object” was officially created in 1953 by the¬†United States Air Force¬†(USAF) to serve as a catch-all for all reports of is any apparent anomaly in the sky that is not identifiable as a known object or phenomenon.

Taken using Nokia Lumia 920 and processed using Nokia Creative Studio, nice application in Windows Mobile phone.

 

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Sunday Sunset

Went to Mall of Asia last weekend to play bowling. Had an awesome time with friends¬†and to make the afternoon more beautiful¬†discover¬†this awesome sunset towards the Manila Bay¬†. The beautiful dusk color of yellow, blue and orange and with the reflection of the sunlight on the restaurant’s tables made the photo very¬†dramatic.

Sunday Sunset

This photo taken using the Nokia Lumia 920, I have never used iPhone but the picture quality and the detail capturing capability of the photo is really good.

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100 Strangers : Stranger No. 3

Stranger No. 3


Here comes my stranger no. 3. His name is Lito (hopefully I heard it correctly). He is food server at the hidden garden in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur. He lives at Vigan and he loves his job.

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When I saw him first, he came to take the order with the usual menu card (which was pretty heavy .. may be heavier than the actual food) with lots of Ilocano food varieties. He is a guy with good physic and in Tagalog they call it “Pogi” (handsome) and friendly too. After asking about his name I asked him immediately (You know .. you should not let go the chance) if I can take a photo of him; without saying a word he posed for me right away.

I choose Longganisa and Halo Halo for breakfast as I was not too hungry and 7 am is too early for me for breakfast (I end up eating a lot actually). Now here is the funny part – I was staying in Philippines close to an year and strangely that is the first time I tried Halo Halo. It’s a very popular dessert in Philippines with the mixture of shaved ice and evaporated milk to which are added various boiled sweet beans, jelly, corn and fruits, and served in a tall glass or bowl.

Halo Halo

Another interesting fact about¬†“Halo Halo” is in¬†Tagalog¬†(Filipino local language) and if you translate in English it is “Mix Mix” – Isn’t this funny ? I just loved the name (both version) and the taste of the dessert. Don’t miss it if you are in Philippines.

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100 Strangers : Stranger No. 2

Stranger No. 2


My Stranger no. 2 is Paaney. She is from Manila and she was selling fruits in the open market of Quiapo. When I asked her for a photo, she agreed immediately. I took this photo, while walking inside the market and looking for my next stranger.

100 Strangers Project Damn! This is getting tough day by day. I used my newly purchased Tokina 11-16mm for this photo. Yes I know this might not be the right lens for the portrait photography but I have 1 camera body only and sometimes it’s pretty difficult to change the lens in the middle of the open market. I liked the framing of this photo. Hope you will like it too.