Monday, May 7, 2007

Metal and spice

Salty, sour, spicy, or a combination of the three?

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Wednesday, March 28, 2007


The building in the photo is an old chapel in Greenbelt Park where night masses are held.
This would probably be my last blog entry at least for 3 weeks as I will be out of the country. :-)

Monday, March 26, 2007

Cool ceiling

Walking down the row of posh fine dining places in Ayala center.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Red grape shake

I ordered this very refreshing and delicious red grape shake and it was the perfect drink to the very, very hot weather we're having. We also ordered drinking water which they served in a tall bottle (the one behind the shake). Interestingly, the drink has a piece of mint herb floating inside the bottle which gives the otherwise plain water a minty cool flavor.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Greenbelt mall and park

A nice lunch break at the Greenbelt mall in Ayala Center. Most of the people are dining inside to avoid the heat of the day. We were under the shade. :-)

Friday, March 23, 2007

GT Tower aglow

I just took this shot a few hours ago as I was walking from across the street. I love it!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Busy lunch

Can you guess what fastfood restaurant this is? :-)

Monday, March 19, 2007

Mirror tower

If you look at the building in the center you can see the reflection of the building where I'm took this shot from.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Sunset reflections

Here is a view of the Makati skyline just before sunset. Lovely weather...

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Crazed Flip-floppers

Here in Manila, the Brazilian flip-flop import Havaianas and as well as other brands that followed suit continue to be patronized and I should say flocked by hordes of crazed flip-floppers. I really do not get this trend... Sure they're from Brazil, they're nice to look at and comfortable to wear, but I wouldn't pay as much as US$20 for a pair...
Wait till the new stocks come out, you will usually see a queue of people that stretches out into the neighboring store.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Candlelight Flower

The restaurant where we had our dinner had this simple yet beautiful lamp that cast petal-like shadows on the table. Cute isn't it?

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Old Jeepney in Ayala

I took this photo yesterday as I was riding inside another jeepney in front of this one. Jeepneys are still a major form of transportation for most of Metro Manila's roads and have been a part of the Filipino commuter's life since after World War II.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Art Gallery = Food court?

I thought I'd venture out of the outdoor shots that I've been posting since I started this blog to break the monotony. :-)

What you're looking at above is the food court in GT Tower which is a bit interesting because instead of the usual bleak walls and furniture that can be found in food courts, this one is a food court and an art gallery in one! Eating at this place won't only satisfy your appetite, it will also fill your visual senses with interesting pieces of art - paintings, handicrafts and even a live band on Friday nights and the general feeling of "this is not your usual food court".

Monday, March 12, 2007

A view of Ayala Avenue

A view of a section of the Makati Central Business District from the office window. Ayala Avenue, the WallStreet of the Philippines is located at the left most side of the picture. If you look closely you will see a slight smudge near the top of the photo. This is because the window from which this shot was taken was a little dirty. I wonder why those window cleaners that hang precariously from outside haven't been doing their job lately...

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Giant Globe

This is the giant metal-framed globe that can be found at a roundabout in front of the SM Mall of Asia which is the largest mall in the Philippines and the 6th largest in the world. The globe changes its color from blue to red, purple, green and gold and kind of reminds me of a similar structure in Universal Studios in the US.

Friday, March 9, 2007

GT Tower International

Standing at 220 meters, GT Tower International is one of the tallest buildings in the country. This tower of angles of steel and glass is one of my favorite buildings in Makati, and it also happens to be my office location. The interesting cloud formation above the building makes it look like the 'Angel of Death' is passing over the place. :-p

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Mabuhay! You are viewing Manila, Philippines.

Metro Manila is the capital of the Philippines.
At 12 million residents, it is one of the most populous and cosmopolitan cities in Asia.
This shot overlooking the central business district was taken aboard a plane enroute to the white sandy beaches of Boracay, located on an island south of Manila.