Friday, January 20, 2012

Bonifacio Global City

Just some shots near Serendra and Bonifacio High Street in Bonifacio Global City (BGC). I'm still a newbie in photography and I am NOT an aspiring photographer. But I want to take nice pictures to capture the essence of the moment I'm experiencing. Hopefully, I do improve over time. =)

In the meantime, here are very few noob shots with post-processing by yours truly. I'm using a Fujifilm S4000 bridge camera. Please feel free to leave some advice and tips on how I can improve. I really hope to maximize the usage of my camera.

This is in Serendra, but if you cross that street, you'll be in Bonifacio High Street. While I was there, I was really, really shy to take out my camera and mag-Feeling photographer haha. So I had to steal this shot and act as if I weren't there for a photo-walk even though my original plan was to be in one. Social norms, nowadays. So stressful.

This is also in Serendra, Just a close up of one of the very unique streetlamp. As you can see, my model is quite uncomfortable with what we were doing, and so I took this shot in haste and left hastily.

I was experimenting on taking shots of moving objects (i.e. cars) in this picture, but since I'm a newbie, I really don't know what settings to use. =/ Panning shot, fail. But I'm a bit satisfied that *at least* I got a light trail. Haha.

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Pilipinas, Tara Na!

The Philippine Department of Tourism reveals this year's tourism campaign: Pilipinas, Tara Na! (Philippines, Let's Go!). This is in line with the recent ad campaign "It's More Fun in the Philippines."


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Friday, January 6, 2012

It's More Fun In The Philippines

This is the latest tourism slogan coined and launched by the Philippines Department of Tourism (DOT) to kick off the year. It has been trending worldwide, and there have been a lot of positive and negative feedbacks about this. There was even an article that this is another non-original slogan, since the Swiss have already used this 60 years ago.

Personally, I like this one compared to last year's slogan. It gives me the impression that the Philippines is a fun place to go to. Doesn't matter what you do -- shopping, sight seeing, camping, or going extreme. Every little thing you do can be fun. Heck, even haggling in Divisoria stalls is fun. The design is also very simple yet modern.

Last year's slogan, "Pilipinas Kay Ganda," which had an issue of plagiarizing a Polish slogan, was terrible. I actually forgot about it for a couple of months haha. It just didn't leave a good impression. For me, the best slogan would still be WOW PHILIPPINES. Not because I am a Dick Gordon supporter, but because of the impact it gives. It's simple, yet captivating and very attractive.

Here is a list of other tourism slogans of our neighbors in ASIA.:

Singapore: "Your Singapore"
Thailand: "Amazing Thailand"
Malaysia: "Truly Asia"
India: "Incredible India"
Indonesia: "Visit Indonesia"
Brunei: "A Green Heart of Borneo" or "A Kingdom of Unexpected Treasures"
Cambodia: "Kingdom of Wonder"
Laos: "Simply Beautiful"
Myanmar: "Mystical Myanmar"
Vietnam: A timeless charm.
Philippines: "It's more fun in the Philippines"

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Monday, January 2, 2012

2012 Philippine Holidays

Another year, another opportunity to go out and visit places! The list of holidays has been released and declared by PNoy, so plan your trips ahead of time and watch out for those Fare promos!

  • January 1 (Sunday) - New Year's Day
  • January 23 (Monday) - Chinese New Year
  • February 25 (Saturday) - EDSA Revolution Anniversary (Special Holiday for ALL schools)
  • April 5 (Thursday) - Maundy Thursday
  • April 6 (Friday) - Good Friday
  • April 9 (Monday) - Araw ng Kagitingan
  • May 1 (Tuesday) - Labor Day
  • June 12 (Tuesday) - Independence Day
  • August 21 (Tuesday) - Ninoy Aquino Day
  • August 27 (Monday) - National Heroes Day
  • November 1 (Thursday) - All Saints Day
  • November 2 (Friday) - Additional special (non-working) day
  • November 30 (Friday) - Bonifacio Day
  • December 25 (Tuesday) - Christmas Day
  • December 30 (Sunday) - Rizal Day
  • December 31 (Monday) - Last Day of the Year

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