Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban

I’ve been travelling to Cebu for work for more than 2 years now and I always look forward to my trips. Apart from being able to visit different beach resorts such as in Camotes and Sumilon, I find the work environment more laid back compared to Manila. Despite business and I.T. parks booming within the city, there’s still this rural feel. For this week’s photo challenge, they described Urban photography as something about documenting urban living space and how people adapt their environment to certain needs and vice versa.

I initially thought of featuring our home, it being at the heart of Quezon City’s entertainment district, but decided to feature the city that I is close to my heart.

As I said, I still feel that I’m in the province whenever I visit Cebu even if there are a lot of malls, restaurants and business districts that  closely resembles it to Metro Manila. It is one of the factors that still draws me every time. This shot was taken while we were on a “city tour” with my team mates. The rural feel to this is apparent to the old buildings and trucks and jeepneys on the road. There’s no fancy SUVs. No high rise buildings.

To Mandaue City

One of our offices is located at the Cebu Business Park and the buildings blend gracefully with the grass and trees. Walking from the hotel to the office is such as breeze when you have a view like this.

Pioneer House

Cebu is really urbanized that even our company is still growing its presence in the area. Definitely a mark of how people and cities adapt to changes and demand of the businesses.

Be Greater Than

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Future Blogger?

Constantly amazed is an understatement when it comes to Yui’s daily antics. Her communication skills have increased tremendously and we can’t help but be pleasantly surprised with her sentences and grammar. “Who am I going to shower with?” was one of the things she recently mentioned that amazed us. Now, she also can articulate her feelings instead of just throwing a tantrum. To illustrate, a funny thing happened tonight while I was washing the dishes.

 

Yui saw that I tore one page from my notebook and since she wrote her name on that piece of paper, she was upset when she saw that I tore it out. Being that she was “typing” in notepad prior to seeing what I’ve done, she brought her attention back to the laptop upon getting mad at me. She was saying her thoughts out loud while typing and it goes something like this:

 

I’m mad at mommy because she tore my paper. I was behaving when I was at ate Danielle’s house. I did not hurt her. I’m mad at mommy.

Blogger
Blogging her feelings

Okay, the first and last sentences were affirmation of how she was feeling at that moment. And I admired her for being able to express this out loud. The middle thoughts are just way out of the current topic. LOL! She was at Danielle’s this morning and promised us that she will just behave so we can leave her there alone. She might have remembered this when she was mad at me. I don’t know 😛

 

I took a look at what she typed and totally laughed when I saw it. Might this be a sign that Yui got the blogging genes as well? 🙂

Yui's "blog"
Yui’s “blog”

 

The Bunnies In the Burrow

This is the first time that I’ve done a very long (13 days) countdown to something. It’s been 2 weeks of actively posting and thinking of materials to write for the countdown. There were times when I don’t feel like doing the countdown anymore but I guess the excitement of finally seeing daddy bunny got me going. And the thought of finishing something that I’ve started.

The last 2 days have been a busy, emotional and jet-lagged period that’s why this post is just coming in today… (excuses, excuses ;)) It was fun to watch Yui playing with her dad while sitting on his lap. It was fun telling stories in the wee hours of the morning.

The Bunnies
The Bunnies with our newest addition to the family: Buzz and Jessie

Finally, the bunnies are all in burrow. It felt good to finally be complete. 🙂

Countdown to the Thirteenth: 2 Days

It is the weekend. The last weekend of waiting. And the sun’s finally up! Woohoo! 🙂

The bunnies are not new to this waiting game. When I was still preggy with Yui and while waiting for our little baby bunny to come out, Uncle AC bought this for her. These are Yui’s first ever pair of socks. And they still fit!

Bunny socks
2 bunnies waiting

Looking back, there were 2 bunnies- daddy and mommy- waiting for baby bunny. Now, 2 are waiting yet again for another one. After 2 months of travelling, the daddy bunny is hopping back home. Can’t wait! 🙂

2 Days
2 Days: effort na effort sya sa sign na ito:)

Weekly Photo Challenge: Wrong

This week’s photo challenge: Wrong, brings a lot of different perspective and approach from bloggers. I remembered this photo that I took from a memo plastered in elevators around the condo. It was sort of a facepalm moment for me as soon as I saw this.

Memo

 

Our condo administrators are notorious for posting memos with wrong grammar but this is just…WRONG. I’m not sure who erased that word in the memo but I hope it’s not the admin people. I mean, if you knew there’s something wrong with your memo, wouldn’t you reprint this and avoid embarrassment? Well, it can also be that they didn’t see anything off with this and just posted away.

Until now, I’m not sure if there is a Sunday mass, as there’s no further notice. Maybe, we’ll just be surprised. 🙂