Saturday, March 28, 2009

MABUHAY! BIENVENIDO! WELCOME!

107 comments:

The Talking Mute said...

Hey! Dylan. Nice Blog. I like your photos. I have not visited the Philippines for 11 years now and your site helps me keep in touch with my nativeland, the Pearl of the Orient Seas.

Citizen of the World said...

Oh wow! Thank you so much for putting me in your recent entry! What an honor indeed! Thanks for dropping by this site!

Dylan

aleq said...

Hi Dylan, you should be commended for writing beautiful and informative entries...and thanks for posting as well on my blog...

~el cineasta

Linguist-in-Waiting said...

Hello Dylan. Bumisita lang po. I love your pictures. You make Manila beautiful, nakaka-homesick tuloy...

LIW

Anonymous said...

hey!

nice shots and stories...the same things my friends and I are doing just wandering around manila if we can't go out of the big city. Was planning to re-visit some places you mentioned here to take pictures as i'm also trying to learn how to shoot better pics...

tito

Linguist-in-Waiting said...

Dylan,

Thanks for the compliments. Regarding the link, sure bakit hindi? I'll do the same.

LIW

Citizen of the World said...

TITO: Sounds wonderful! Kakainggit. I normally go out alone. :-) I thing to remember in taking photos at night especially if lights are on all over the place anyway, put off your flash. Allow the mood to be captured as it is :-)

LIW: Thanks! I'm doing the same today.

ALEQ: Thanks po! I always visit your site and leave comments via my film blog PINILAKANG TABING.

iFred said...

dylan, i really like your web log!!! hey, fix your date. i dont think its showing properly :)

Citizen of the World said...

Thanks, iFred. Never mind the date. The space is constrained by the template itself. I might move it somewhere where it fits.

Sidney said...

Nice blog(s)!
I linked "eat and run" to my blog.
(filipino blogs)

Citizen of the World said...

Sidney! Ha ha ha! I totally enjoyed your photos! Will link your blog as soon as I am able. :-)

Cheers!

Sidney said...

I think there is something wrong with the dates in your blog.

Entry of March 28, 2006 ?
I get a bit confused :-)

I accept the challenge to run, eat ... and drink !

Citizen of the World said...

No, no mistake at all. Since I do not know how to make my welcome entry remain up there ALL THE TIME, i thought maybe i'd post it using a future date. As with all the entries below it, everything's up to date :-)

...and drink, huh? That can be arranged, :-)!

planman said...

Hey cool blog, have fun and keep it up.

Web Stream for all your Web Needs.

eden said...

i had the chance to visit your blog through sidney :)

very nice blog...tnx d:)

Marcela said...

Muy buen blog.
Felicitaciones

Marcela said...

Es un placar poder visitar y comentar en tu blog.
Besos

ChrisWoznitza said...

Hi I´m Chris. Greatings from Germany Bottrop !!

Chas Ravndal said...

Hi, Manila is really interesting been there thrice and I had a great time there.

Mila Tan said...

Hi, really nice blog. Thanks for explaining why you have it dated march 2006.
My friends and I put up our collective blog with pictures of places we eat, travel to. Been doing that for three years, but this is our first year to post pics. Adds a new dimension for sure.
Love the tshirts by the way, pity that they're sold out on some of the designs and phasing out the otehrs.

Citizen of the World said...

Eden, Marcela, C. Jordan and Mila Tan, thanks for dropping my blog. will update as soon as i am able!
Cheers!

Happy new year!

Jeff Pioquinto,SJ said...

hey. nice one. can i link you up in my blog? thanks.

jeff,sj

pauL said...

nice photos... nice angles... :D

Citizen of the World said...

Thanks Paul! fr Jeff, it is my honor to be linked to your wonderful blog :-)

jher said...

so this is the blog that gets updated :-)

Citizen of the World said...

It does gets updated more often than the Radioactive Adobo, he he!

Eu-Leh said...

hi citizen, interesting posts! i'm bloghopping and just checking your blogsite. Keep the blogs rolling!

Joy said...

Hi Dylan, my first time here. I enjoyed reading your posts. Boy, I miss Philippines! Each one of your pictures tells a story by itself. It has so much to tell about our lives. I like it!

P.S. May Cheding ka pa ba? Pahingi naman... miss ko na peanuts ng native land ko. Maayong adlaw! :-))

Citizen of the World said...

Welcome, Ms Joy from Paris! Thanks for visiting. Naku, wala na pong Cheding, hehe! Sa Paguwi nyo na lang po! :-)

Eu-leh: Thanks for dropping by!

tintin said...

hi! i like your blog. :) can i link up with you?

Anonymous said...

dylan, sensya na nag reply ako sa comment mo sa blog ko ha.

more power sa mga blog mo!

jove said...

that's me: JOVE btw. sorry

Anonymous said...

the picture is cute... it definitely depicts manila as a great melting pot of cultures...

the lion statue (chinese) and the street's name (spanish)

so foreign.. yet soo manila... soo pinoy..

i cant find were i should put my name... there might be something wrong with my server... im monmon by the way... www.monmon.wordpress.com

Citizen of the World said...

JOVE: Okay lang po. Honor po talaga na mapansin man lang yung comment ko ng isang Jove Francisco :-) Salamat po sa pagbisita.

Tintin: I LOVE your blog's overall design! Amazing. Mag-Word Press na rin kaya ako? hehe!

Monmon: Welcome po. Salamat sa pagbisita. Yes, i made a ffup comment on your comment sa blog ni Jher :-)

Anonymous said...

namiss ko yan

yuri said...

reading (looking) ur blog made me miss pinas more... waaaaaaaaaaahhhh!!!!

i learned that spanish version of lupang hinirang bk in hs. hahahaha

ur blog's making me feel nostalgic ha. will link u up. ;)

jairam said...

hey Dylan, I linked you up already! extra pogi points for you ha kasi kapangalan mo hubby ko, he he. he's also from las pinas :)

Citizen of the World said...

ha ha! Ako pala si Mr Pasyal, ha? Thanks po!

John said...

Greetings from OC, Dylan! Been reading Pinoy travel blogs and stumbled into your blog! Read most of them and thanks for pointing out Rustan's from your previous post.

Anonymous said...

This is a blog that every Filipino is proud of.

Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, John! Btw, where is OC? :-)

Thanks for that Anonymous! I am not worthy...

Dylan

John said...

Dylan, OC is Orange County in Southern California. Anyway, I enjoy your blog. I grew up in Paranaque and spent my childhood years in Makati. By January, I'll be able to come back home and explore the Philippines. Any tips/info you could give me about Pampanga?

Here's my email - OCjpr@yahoo.com

DHEENA said...

MANY THANKS FOR THE WONDERFUL PICTURES. IT MAKES ME REALIZE HOW UNIQUE AND LOVELY THE PHILIPPINES IS. MABUHAY ANG MGA PINOY MABUHAY!!!

Citizen of the World said...

John, hey! Thanks for that info re OC. Didn't occur to me the first time. Pampanga is best visited during the Holy Week. If you're not into bloodshed, you can always view the ship-like carrozas of San Fernando. We've lost a lot of food institutions because of the opening of SM (they haven't moved into it) but I suppose there are still places you can visit in the provincial capital. Museums? There's one in Clark and Angeles City. You can also opt to refresh yourself in the cool streams of Mount Arayat (if they still flow, that is). Old houses are still everywhere - very grand and very lonely, waiting for a good photographer to record their stories. :-)

Dheena: Thanks for visiting! I hope to post new photos within the week. :-)

- Dylan

kawadjan said...

nice blog here. very interesting, especially the photos. what type of camera are you using?

GENIUS IS JUST ANOTHER MOUSE! said...

Hey, dude. I am using an ordinary point-and-shoot camera, a Casio Exilim EX Z750. At 7.1 megapixels, it is something you might want to bring along on your trips (and you seem to have many).

I already saw the 10 megapixel version. Very slim!

kawadjan said...

god, we are using the same cam but mine is only 5 megapixels. no wonder my photos do not come out as good as yours. anyway, i should be keeping a tab on your blog for those photos. :) ciao bella!

Citizen of the World said...

The megapixels don't really matter much. Higher mp take up so much of your memory space.

My shot of the fu dog in Sta Cruz was taken uding a 2 mp camera, but it was a Canon.

Just right lighting, know when to or not use yoour flash, and finally, befriend this guiy called Photoshop :-)

Senorito<- Ako said...

I like your blog tsong. Nice... nakaka-home sick :)

Anonymous said...

Señorito, maraming salamat po! I enjoyed reading your new entries!

Lae said...

Hi! Nice blog! Add me to ur links http://2funnypictures.blogspot.com and let me know, i will add u, thanks :)

chistine said...

you take great photos! i like your blog :o)

Anonymous said...

Chistine, thanks so much for dropping by! Pareho lang tayong taga LP :-)

Toto said...

Nice blog, Dylan. Was it the great Nick Joaquin who dubbed Manila as the City of Our Affection?
Nice pics, too. Feast for the eyes. Your pics make me miss Manila all the more.
Keep it up.

ribbiticus said...

hi there! stumbled upon your blog and boy, am i glad! you take really good interesting photos - showing us what we see but don't actually look at in the rush of our daily lives. keep up the good work! ;)

Citizen of the World said...

Ribbitus, you are more than welcome to share my images and experiences of Manila.

Do visit often!

Dylan

p.s. I cant seem to open your blog.

Citizen of the World said...

Toto, yes you are correct. Dear old Nick. Hey, loved your blog. Makes me want to resurrect my film review blog.

Dylan

Toto said...

Hey Dylan.
Thanks for visiting my blog. And thanks for the kind words.
Did you see my first two posts re. my favorite films? Please do take a look and tell me what films I missed.
BTW, Do you like the works of Nick Joaquin (a.k.a. Quijano de Manila)? I had a strange encounter with him several years ago. I'll probably write about it one of these days.It's within your territory because it happened right at the heart of Nick's beloved city of Manila: on Rizal Avenue.

Citizen of the World said...

Toto:

Oh, wow! I can't wait to hear (read) that story. :-)

Dylan

Toto said...

Hey Dylan. Thanks for your comments on my blog. I've already responded to your two comments (re. Scariest Fims and Tokyo Story posts). Check them out.

Arthur/Nurikane said...

Hi Dylan! Nice blog! I really miss that place so much! I remember 15-20 years ago that my late mom and I always go to that place every Thursday afternoon.

Kansasgal2 said...

nice blog, great pics, makes me HUNGRY!!!

spanx said...

kalagu ning blog mu!


spanx!
(a TH ditak/bagya half-breed cabalen!)

Citizen of the World said...

Spanx! Kumusta?

Thanks po sa pagdalaw!

PrincessFiona said...

Nice shots! but wait...bakit March 2007... :-)

Anonymous said...

thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment, dylan. nice to know there are actually people who read my blog, hahaha. pasyal ako uli sa blog mo soon.

Citizen of the World said...

Oggie, thanks for reciprocating the visit. Will link you up.

Mark Salvatus said...

galing talaga ng mga photos!

Robs said...

maigas i miss home! these are amazing pictures!

Alvin said...

You really have a good eye for photography! I love the pix that you take the exposure and composition are mostly dead on !

I was wonderin if one can tape the flash unit with a magic tape (white/translucent) to diffuse the harsh flash lighting ? I try ko din ito. :)

Senorito<- Ako said...

You have a good eye for pictures talaga. And you seem to know how to use your camera rather than leave everything to 'auto mode' :)

Mark Salvatus said...

salamat salamat sa post! cheers!

kuyaacengbayan said...

ok dito ah.. baka may matutunan pa ko sa maynila pag dumalaw ako dito.. probinsyano kase akong wala masyadong alam kung hindi edsa.

djklump said...

hey, salamat sa pagbisita sa travel blog ko. thanks sa mga nice words. dami mo na palang posts sa blog mo. one year pa lang akong nagboblog. marami akong pictures since i was using my dad's slr camera (bata pa ako), and also videos. kaya lang masyadong marami to post. kaya puro new stuff na lang. :) i enjoyed visiting your blog. i hope you enjoyed visiting my blog too.

http://biyahengpinoy.blogspot.com/

enoc said...

nice photos...dami comments a

estan said...

hi, would you mind checking your year/date? its 2008.

SUPERPASYAL said...

Welcome back, Estan.

Ganyan talaga yang 1st entry. I did it para nasa itaas lagi :-)

jopette said...

Cousin Dylan :-)

You are most welcome.You made it finally in Singapore,and we are happy for you. Good to learn from Traveling, and sightseeing cultures, arts, Museums,..into food indulgence..chilli crab? Tiramisu from Canele Pastry shop? Chicken Rice/ KOpitiam?hahaha..
Keep up the well-inform blogspot.
Hugs,
ate jops

Richard Lionheart said...

Hello.. Nice Blog...

Love Adventures so much

thestoryofhealing said...

Hi Dylan,
It's Karina. We met in Cebu a long time ago while we were still medical students. This is a beautiful blog you have. Anyway, I am a contributor for this e-book advocacy blog based in Washington,DC called teleread.org. A non-profit. We have readerships all over the world and the contributors are from diverse backgrounds. My bottomline is this: to bring attention to bringing more books to the Philippines especially now with the boom of e-books. My entries will be introduced soon, just finalizing some specifics. I am now based in Houston, TX. I'd like to write about the presence (if any) of e-books in the educational systems in the Philippines (and/or the possibility ), including the usability of these books esp. in schools, and I am now starting to do "online informal interviews" with people who may have something to say on this. Be it the presence, possibility of using e-books with K-12 education over there. Upon reading on your background with science books for grade schoolers, I would really like to know what you think? If you're up to it, you may email me at thestoryofhealing (at) mac (dot) com. And we can start from there.

Thanks and all the best!

Karina

Joie said...

Hi!

I so envy you in your adventures and travels around the world! Hope you could visit and contribute travel stories in the Philippines here too:

www.travelinphilippines.com

Cheers!

GENIUS IS JUST ANOTHER MOUSE! said...

Hi Karina! Sorry of the supe late reply. I've been so busy lately! Will find time to write you, promise.

Joie, I've been to your blog before. You should get paid doing all that work!

ann.screams.hearts. said...

hi! love your blog.. i'm linking you.. hope it's ok. loove the photos! :)

novz said...

hey, great travel blog you have here. Do you mind if I'll link you up?

ann.screams.hearts. said...

I've joined lomomanila over the internet but I'm not a very active member yet.. I'd love to be a better lomographer.. ow.. but as of today, I still suck.. haha. I guess more practice would do me good. About the graphics, do you mean the emoticons? I got them all over the net.. just type "kawaii" and the websites where I found them would pop up..

zherwin said...

i got here thru ferdz.

and i was intrigue by this entry's date but you later explained, kaya naman pala. hehehe.

unwritten said...

you make Manila look like its old glory. great job with the camera.

Citizen of the World said...

At 5:51 PM , my gulch said...

promising menu. i am excited to see these. galing naman. goodluck on the new DSLR. lomo? oh wow, now you are really surprising me, haha. galing, galing!

Citizen of the World said...

At 3:18 AM , Ferdz said...

Wow! Excited din ako sayo for 2008! I hope you get that DSLR and Lomo cam of yours. Looking forward to your trips as well.

Merry Christmas Dylan! Have a joyous celebration!

estan said...

seems to be an exciting year for you. looking forward to your stories, photos and trips.

pusa said...

great blog from another manila lover :), will link you up

travelphilippines said...

this is a one nice blog can we exchange links?

traveler on foot said...

hey dylan,

I just started blogging this year. thanks to people like you, senor enrique, sidney, ivan and pusang maganda I found a new interest.

the images you've posted are great. keep on posting. I will link you up.

Anonymous said...

please remove docchef.blogspot.com from your link list.. the site and email was hacked and is currently being used by a evil person... thankyou

nomad said...

So would you opt for lomo now? I'm interested myself.

Nice said...

hello... long time no hop here. how's life going on?

Liza said...

Hi Dylan How are you? I haven't read your blog for a really long ass time! anyways, I do miss our Manila Days - Liza

Mandaragat said...

Excellent! Napasyal lang po...

JESY said...

Hi Dyls, Im back! :D How are you?! Your blog is getting nicer and nicer... how do I link this into mine? I kind of forgot the works already. Superpasyal!!! -jesy

duke said...

i'm baaaaaaaaaaaaak!!!

duke said...

baket ka nagpipichure sa divisoria?! e kung iisnatch yang kamera mo, ha?! ha?!!

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ernestein said...

dyl! it was just like yesterday that we were swirling our fingers into our brain just to scrutinize humungous pile of "studies" just to get ready for our revaleda at some coffee shop in ortigas,midnight ...and here you are now...i am so proud of you...

mj

barry said...

hey Dylan, nice to see that your still wandering and blogging.

already dropped hungrytraveller blog. i'm maintaining a new blog ---> http://focalstudios.wordpress.com (will link you again soon). got hooked in photography, another reason to travel. hehehe.

keep on blogging.

jimi said...

Hi there! Nice blog. I'll link you ha. Thanks and more power!

jess said...

we love you!!! keep up the good work! i want to see some lomo shots!

jess @hotels in manila

BIG.BAD.EJ said...

Hey Dylan! :) I added you to my links. If you have time, visit my new site:

http://bitchygayblog.i.ph

Mizya frend! :)