Tag: halfawakehaiku

  • Vivitar PN2011 - Panoramic Plastic

    written by halfawakehaiku on 2009-03-05 #gear
    Vivitar PN2011 - Panoramic Plastic

    Panoramas with a plastic lens? Read on to find out more about this Vivitar camera!

  • Yashica Half

    written by halfawakehaiku on 2009-03-02 #gear
    Yashica Half

    Heavy but Fast, Clunky but Precise just like the Samurai of yore.

  • Horizon Kompakt User Review

    written by halfawakehaiku on 2009-01-29 #gear
    Horizon Kompakt User Review

    Makes your 35mm films more special than usual.

  • The Balangay Sails Again

    written by halfawakehaiku on 2009-07-24 #places
    The Balangay Sails Again

    A wooden boat fashioned after the relics of our culture. Inspire and learn about our proud history and the way to find ways to reclaim.

  • Ayala Museum Vigan

    written by halfawakehaiku on 2009-07-27 #places
    Ayala Museum Vigan

    An ancestral house turned into a museum offers a peek into local life a century ago.

  • Instax Mini 20

    written by halfawakehaiku on 2009-01-03 #gear
    Instax Mini 20

    With its round body, excellent lens and the basic feature set, this instant camera offers the user affordability and acceptable usability.

  • User Review LCA + Splitzer

    written by halfawakehaiku on 2009-11-19 #gear
    User Review LCA + Splitzer

    The lightest accessory for your Lomo LC-A+ cuts up light creatively and brings a whole new dimension to your photos!

  • Bantay Church

    written by halfawakehaiku on 2009-07-25 #places
    Bantay Church

    Invaders and Zombies beware. Learn the stories of the church.

  • Manila Film Center

    written by halfawakehaiku on 2009-03-28 #places
    Manila Film Center

    The true, the good and the haunted.

  • Vigan Hidden Garden

    written by halfawakehaiku on 2009-07-30 #places
    Vigan Hidden Garden

    An new attraction slowly gaining ground for its beauty and delicious treats.

  • Victoria Park

    written by halfawakehaiku on 2009-08-07 #places
    Victoria Park

    A park overlooking the whole town and the great Abra mountains

  • Baluarte Zoo

    written by halfawakehaiku on 2009-07-29 #places
    Baluarte Zoo

    A private collection of animals shared with the public for free.

  • Kalesa Ride

    written by halfawakehaiku on 2009-07-28 #places
    Kalesa Ride

    See the sights on a pimpin' horse ride. Carriage that has own unique details.

  • Ateneo de Davao University

    written by halfawakehaiku on 2009-02-11 #places
    Ateneo de Davao University

    One of the Premiere Universities of the Philippines, AdDU prides itself of its to be a product of four centuries of Jesuit Education. Located way down south of the Philippines in the progressive and peaceful Davao City. It houses some of the local region's brightest and some would say well off student population.

  • Tagaytay: Home of the cute volcano

    written by halfawakehaiku on 2009-02-01 #places
    Tagaytay: Home of the cute volcano

    I remember going to Tagaytay as a child on weekends. How my Mom and Pop would bring me there for stargazing, horseback riding, camping or just to enjoy the crisp cold air that’s a luxury in a tropical country. The hills of Tagaytay are situated approximately 45 minutes from Manila. Couples, Friends and Families usually trek to the place for a quick weekend escape from the trappings of the city.

  • San Lorenzo Ruiz Shrine - Abra

    written by halfawakehaiku on 2009-08-06 #places
    San Lorenzo  Ruiz Shrine - Abra

    A lonely church in a town marred by a history of violence. Who says reverence needed to be exclusive to dull colors?

  • Philippine Science Centrum: Science taught the fun way

    written by halfawakehaiku on 2009-02-18 #places
    Philippine Science Centrum: Science taught the fun way

    On a whim, I decided to visit a favorite primary school destination when I was a kid, the Philippine Science Centrum. From it’s original location in Manila, the whole museum was moved to Marikina City which is regarded as the cleanest city & greenest in the country and home of the world’s largest pair of shoes.

  • Bahay Kubo, Dagupan

    written by halfawakehaiku on 2009-02-03 #places
    Bahay Kubo, Dagupan

    A Bahay Kubo is a Traditional Filipino house possibly from the Spanish word “Cubo” or cube . My aunt had one made as a quick get away from troubles in the city. With the exception of a few concrete bases the entire construction is of dry straw and the ever dependable bamboo. But don’t let this pre-Hispanic form of architecture fool you. These traditional houses were perfectly suited to a country frequented by typhoons and earthquakes. They are normally elevated from the ground and the materials that are used could easily be gathered and used to rebuild the house just in case the forces of nature prove to be a handful.

  • Manaoag Church

    written by halfawakehaiku on 2009-01-13 #places
    Manaoag Church

    The town of Manaoag Pangasinan was named after a legend of a man who was walking along a field and heard a sweet voice calling. When he trailed the voice, he saw an image of a woman with a rosary in one hand and a child in her arms standing on a branch of a tall tree. After the apparition, the tree was taken down and carved into the image of the Virgin Mary. Thus the name, "Manaoag" which is "man" meaning "to" prefixed to "taoag" meaning "to call" is given to the place where the apparition of Mary occurred. Some versions of the story say that it was lightning that struck the tree down but it left an imprint of Mary’s face on it.

  • Tomas Morato

    written by halfawakehaiku on 2009-01-12 #places
    Tomas Morato

    Italian? American? Chinese or Mediterranean? German or Japanese? Name the gastronomic delight of your fancy and chances are, this short strip in Quezon City will probably have something to sate your desires. Be it formal, casual or even romantic, Tomas Morato St. will definitely cater to you.

  • Leisure Farms, Batangas

    written by halfawakehaiku on 2009-02-10 #places
    Leisure Farms, Batangas

    Growing up in the metropolis, us kids nowadays have no idea of what the simple life really is. Growing your own food and using the good earth for nourishment is a value all but unknown to most. There are however, places where these things can be taught to the next generation such as Leisure Farms up in the hills of Batangas.