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Cebu Trick Art Museum

April 4, 2014

The second part of my February photo diary is about this not so ordinary museum here in Cebu, the Cebu Trick Art Museum. According to its Facebook page, it is the first optical illusion art museum in Cebu. The painting exhibits on walls and floors are rendered in two and three dimensional trick art which are especially designed for photographs. The paintings are creatively designed to release its creative art form into life depending on the visitor’s angle and creative poses. With the perfect angle, these art photos will create an illusion of depth and trickery.

The first time I heard about it, I really had no idea what it is all about. Everyone was talking about it, and I thought it was just the usual paintings-on-the-wall-museum. So when my friend and I had the chance to visit the area where the museum was located, we grabbed the opportunity and forgot about the world for a couple of minutes and took the best photos with the paintings.

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Warning: this is a photo-heavy post. But I’m sure you will enjoy. After all, a picture speaks a thousand words. ;)

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Victoria’s Secret Angel, Anina. Kidding! :P

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Professor Einstein giving us a lecture. :P

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Run for your life!!!!

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Save me!!!!

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Where to?

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Mirror, mirror on the wall…

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Sakay ko ‘nong!! (I will ride, sir!!)

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Kapow! @!#$%^

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Selfie!!! :D

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The Cebu Trick Art Museum is located in the 3rd level of the J Centre Mall, Mandaue City. It is open from Mondays to Sundays, from ten in the morning until nine in the evening.

For more information, visit their Facebook page.

Enjoy!

<3, A nina P.

Camotes 2014

March 29, 2014

Hola! Let me start my February Photodiary with this post. February was one hectic month for me. We started our month with a mini vacation at Camotes Island, went back to the city with a couple of events to attend to; I didn’t even notice the month was over.

I am sure Camotes Island is quite familiar already. I’ve posted about the island a couple of times before, and here’s another post about it. This time, its not only about the beach but also about what to do during your stay on the island.

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Welcome to Camotes Island!!!

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In here, one can do so many activities. From touring the lake, horseback riding, kayaking, or swim in the pool in the resort nearby.

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We rode this banca of sorts to reach an islet in the middle of the lake. 

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Of course, you can have your pictures taken on the islet. ;)

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The lake tour was awesome! We saw a lot of birds and some locals fishing and doing their laundry. I asked the guide about the lake and he said the lake is very deep, and that tourists should not be scared because there are no crocodiles nor snakes in the lake. (Unlike we see in the movies.)

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Believe it or not, it was my first time to ride a horse on my own. Well, I’ve tried riding one before but the trainer was guiding the horse. this time, I rode it on my own, without any help from the trainer. How cool is that? :) I wish I could show you the video but there seems to be a problem uploading. But stay tuned for that. ;)

Next stop, Timubo Cave!!

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Inside the cave, there’s some kind of a pool or spring inside. It was my first time here, so imagine how scared I was going inside the cave. The pool was several feet down from the opening of the cave. You just have to follow the trail, and be careful because its so slippery with all the stalactites and stalagmites.  The pool was 5 ft. deep at that time because it was low tide, and reaches 7 ft. if its high tide. We weren’t able to swim because we did not bring extra clothes but I still took a dip. :P It was super cold but so refreshing. ;)

After the tour, we went back to Santiago Bay Garden and Resort, where we stayed, and swam and had fun in the pool. Remember about my post about the resort’s biggest pool was still closed? Well, its now open!!! :)

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I hope you had fun touring Camotes Island with my post, and I hope you get to experience it yourself.

<3, A nina

p.s. Photos taken using my phone.

January Photodiary

March 24, 2014

Remember when I told you I was uninspired to blog for the past months, and I was looking for an inspiration? I finally found that needed push. Hence, I am writing my thoughts down, again.

To officially welcome myself to blogging, I’ve decided to post a little photodiary of sorts and share what went down the past months I was away. But since I was absent for so long, and yet I still want to keep this updated, I’ll start by sharing some highlights for the month of January.

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Welcoming the year 2014 with a selfie. Yes, my first selfie of the year!

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#ProjectFitness for 2014

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Sinulog 2014

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Happy Birthday Papa!

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After all the festivities,  I was so tired I ended up in the hospital. I got dehydrated plus the weather was acting strange at that time, worsening my condition. I got released three days after.

There you have it, my January photodiary. Hope you enjoyed!

<3, Anina P.

p.s. I apologize for my short but sweet posts. I’m still getting the hang of it. Blogging, I mean. Long posts will be up in no time. We’ll get there. No worries. :)

Happy

March 23, 2014

Hi! I know I promised to post a thing or two in my last post. The thing is, my laptop broke, (not a good excuse, I know, because I’m currently blogging through my phone), and, to be honest, my creative juices and the desire to blog has gone down the drain. I’ve been uninspired lately and is currently looking for that thing that would inspire me like it did before.

The past days, the song Happy by Pharell Williams is playing on repeat in my head. Maybe because, one, I hear it everyday, two, its a feel good music that makes you smile, and three, there’s this video about the Yolanda survivors that is truly inspiring.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TizA_jTCSS8

I hope you got inspired by the video as well. :)

<3,
Anina P.

#BangonPilipinas

November 12, 2013

Hi! Did you miss me? I sure do hope so. :)

I know I’ve been away for almost a year now, pardon me. School was demanding all my attention, and so I focused on my studies. I’ve been receiving e-mails for the past months about my blogging, and it kind of made me miss blogging, and made me realize I have readers pala! (Awesome!!) And so, I’ve decided to post a thing or two every now and then. So, I’m back. Hopefully for good. :)

For my comeback post, I would like to share to you my personal experience when the Super Typhoon Yolanda (internationally called Haiyan) hit the Philippines. Just so you know, I am from Cebu. Yolanda hit the Visayas Region last November 8, 2013. The wind was super strong, its as if we were all inside a washing machine. Trees fell down, roofs flew, plants were uprooted. It was devastating. It was the first typhoon I’ve experienced, and it was not just an ordinary typhoon, it was a super typhoon and was recorded as the strongest typhoon in the world this year. Thank God, my family, friends and relatives are all okay. Unfortunately, a lot were affected, especially the Northern part of Cebu (including Camotes Island), Tacloban, Samar, Leyte, Ilo-ilo, etc.

Now, I am appealing to your kind hearts to please pray for the Philippines, to everyone who was affected, to everyone who died in this tragedy that they may rest in peace, to the survivors that they may not loose hope, to the rescuers and those who extended help, that they may not loose strength and the burning heart to help. And to anyone who wants to donate, you can refer to this list or to this list. They badly need fresh water, food and medicines.

No one is too poor not to give.

#PrayforthePhilippines #BangonPilipinas

<3, A nina

Let’s go to the Beach

February 3, 2013

The last time I posted about going out of town was last November, and it was about where my mother grew up, Dumanjug. This time, I’ll tour you up-north, to my father’s hometown, Santiago, San Francisco, Camotes Island, Cebu.

Just so you know, Camotes Island is not new to my blog,  I’ve posted about my trips to the island a couple of times, here and here. Since a lot of people are asking about the island, and summer is just around the corner, here’s a post about where you can stay while you are in Camotes. Camotes Island is located east of Cebu Island, southwest of Leyte Island, and north of Bohol Island. Its a two-hour trip via ship from Danao Port, and a ten to fifteen-minute drive from Consuelo Port to where my grandparents stay, and where you can find the white sand beach, Barangay Santiago.

Last December, my family and I spent the last few days of 2012 away from the city and stayed in Santiago Bay Garden and Resort. These are some of the photos from our trip.

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Family Ocean View room. This is the room me, my brother and two cousins shared.

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View from our room.

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Infinity pool.

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I don’t know exactly these are and why it was there but it looks good so I snapped a photo.

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The newest addition in the resort, their newest and biggest infinity pool. It was still close at that time but I hope they open this soon.

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The view from the restaurant.

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On our way to the beach!!!!

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Hello Mr. Starfish!

For more information, visit Santiago Bay Garden and Resort’s Facebook page. :)

I hope one day you can visit Camotes Island, particularly Santiago, San Francisco. To end my post, I’ll leave you with my favorite photo from that trip. ’til the next post. :)

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<3, A nina

They Don’t Know About Us

February 3, 2013

Hi! First of all, I apologize for the blog hiatus. School has been quite time consuming as of late, plus the holidays came in and I was out of town with the whole family most of the time. As part of my 2013 resolutions, I’ll manage my time effectively this year so I can balance my student life, blogging, etc. Let’s start shall we?

First on my list, and just in time for the love month, I want to share a love song, and my newest favorite song from One Direction’s latest album, “Take Me Home”.

They Don’t Know About Us by One Direction

People say we shouldn’t be together
We’re too young to know about forever
But I say they don’t know what they talk talk talkin’ about

Cause this love is only getting stronger
So I don’t wanna wait any longer
I just wanna tell the world that you’re mine girlll
Ohh

They don’t know about the things we do
They don’t know about the I love you’s
But I bet you if they only knew
They will just be jealous of us
They don’t know about the up all night’s
They don’t know I’ve waited all my life
Just to find a love that feels this right

Baby they don’t know about
They don’t know about us

Just one touch and I was a believer
Every day it gets a little sweeter
It’s getting better
Keeps getting better all the time girl

They don’t know about the things we do
They don’t know about the I love you’s
But I bet you if they only knew
They will just be jealous of us
They don’t know about the up all night’s
They don’t know I’ve waited all my life
Just to find a love that feels this right

Baby they don’t know about
They don’t know about us

They don’t know how special you are
They don’t know what you’ve done to my heart
They can say anything they want
Cause they don’t know about us

They don’t know what we do best
That’s between me and you our little secret

But I wanna tell em
I wanna tell the world that you’re mine girl

They don’t know about the things we do
They don’t know about the I love you’s
But I bet you if they only knew
They will just be jealous of us
They don’t know about the up all night’s
They don’t know I’ve waited all my life
Just to find a love that feels this right

Baby they don’t know about
They don’t know about us

They don’t know about the things we do
They don’t know about the I love you’s
But I bet you if they only knew
They will just be jealous of us
They don’t know about the up all night’s
They don’t know I’ve waited all my life
Just to find a love that feels this right

Baby they don’t know about
They don’t know about us

They don’t know about us
They don’t know about us

My favorite is the instrumental/piano part. Happy Heart’s Month everyone! :)

<3, A nina

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