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Get Enchanted With The Wonders Of Daranak Falls

Loving couple Sherman and Reina shot taken from my Fujifilm XT1 10-24mm at f4 in Daranak Falls.

TANAY, Rizal – FAST becoming known by venturesome tourists both local as well as foreign, more popular destination for day hikers and nature lovers is the nearby province of Rizal in the eastern part of Metro Manila. It is because the nearby province is home to such amazing natural wonders including the country’s alluring and enigmatic and easily accessible waterfalls, like the Daranak Falls in the town of Tanay.

Tanay is a first class municipality in the province of Rizal. It can be reach via public van as well as public utility jeepney with a station located in Star Mall EDSA corner Shaw Boulevard in Mandaluyong City and way up to Tanay local market in Barangay Sampaloc and take a ride of a tricyle to take you to Daranak Falls, all 57 kilometers can be achieve at around two-three hours of travel depending upon traffic conditions.

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Life’s Freezing Cold Up Here Eating Yakiniku At Its Best.

OSAKA-SHIOsakaJapan – Now shifting to a more powerful gear as I went up high above freezing cold clouds off to Japan. In fact, I’m the kind of individual who doesn’t mind working during holidays. While everybody else is on Christmas party mode, merrily drinking and sumptuously dining, here I was cooking yet another great something work related, up here in Osaka.

After a successful wedding engagement in Iloilo, I varoom up high to Japan for another yet best thing to come. As a wedding photographer, I have long accepted the fact that this holidays are working days for me (and yes, no time for sweety-cutie-pahootie love life). This is my reality after all, and I embrace it with so much gratefulness. Today, something big is cooking here in Japan and of course with my ever dependable, with my travel body, my partner and my soulmate, my love of my life – Fujifilm XT1 graphite silver. And I am all revved up and just waiting for the best thing to get into real great full swing.

Tomorrow, after the “something” best thing come to its full conformity, I shall drink and dine the whole day! Just like having first dinner in Osaka. Having yakiniku in one of the small restaurant fronting my hotel stay at Swissotel Nankai Osaka and it’s freezing cold out here at 3 degrees. Thanks to my good friend who accompanied me last time, Mr. Allan Ty.

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Anyway, really love eating yakiniku, it’s the “grilled meat“, in Japanese which, in its wide sense, refers to grilled meat dishes. Yakiniku originally referred to the “barbecue” of western food, which was given by Japanese writer, Robun Kanagaki. Nowadays, yakiniku is commonly known in the world as the Japanese style of cooking bite-sized meat usually best with vegetables on grilled over flame of charcoals be it done by dried out distillation or electric grill.

Nevertheless, I enjoy life freezing cold up here in Osaka and really love eating yakiniku at its best, with typical ingredients including beef slices of loin and chuck (rōsu), beef tounge served with crushed onion, salt and lemon juice and beef liver (rebā), also lip smacking  with bell pepper, carrots, shiitake and mushrooms. どうぞお召し上がりください Dōzo omeshi agari-kudasai. Happy yakiniku eating and happy holidays, as well!

And Yes, Definitely It Was A Best 2014 After All!

WRITE it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

AS the new year is fast approaching, as we welcome a new year that will stand before us, once again, like a chapter in any great book waiting to be written and make known, we can help but to bring to mind those wonderful memories we all unintentionally written and told. At the same time, as we are about to face again a new year of challenges, hopes, new questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of happiness and self-discovery and learnings, and yes, of course, our life story setting another new goals and pages of our own chapters.

With all the people and places we come to agreement with so much excitement and delight in every work entrusted before our artistic ability and experiences learned and coveted. Most of all, with all the people whom came and shaped all the goodness this year successfully showered, we owe you a lot of overwhelming gratefulness and for making each and everyone part of my life’s own chapter. To all men and women who were always standing at our sides, together honing and creating more vividness in our own shades and weaknesses, we owe you lots of prayers for always keeping the humility in our own indefatigable journeys of life and its sacrifices.

May the unfolding new year bring us all together again for yet another best of its best year to offer as we all embrace the goodness of what we so-called life. After all 2014 showered the best life for all of us.

May the coming of a new year comes with yet a fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written.  As we carve out a quiet interlude for ourself in which to dream and look back those memories, may all the greatness this year 2015 gives birth not only to a change but a new life to fondle.

And there was life…most celebrated with our own images and words.