Wednesday, July 13, 2011

iPhone Diaries #380: "up a lazy river..."

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On the Eramosa just before it joins the Speed, in the middle of downtown Guelph. The water is very clean, there are deep and shallow spots and where the current is fast is where you'll find the best swimming spots! Music by The Mills Brothers. July 10th.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

iPhone Diaries #379: A method to the madness.

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Observe the traffic just to the left of the centre of the scene. No lights and  no merging lanes but it seems to work. An observation from the 8th floor of the Millenium Heritage Hotel on Roxas Blvd, Manila. IPhone video, Music by Serena Ryder. June 2011.

Motor pooling

Observations over coffee on Rizal Blvd in Dumaguete in front of Shakey's.
There is no local equivalent for the word "Safety".

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Pure, natural, organic refreshment!

Pick a tree in the backyard...
and using a scythe on a bamboo pole, take down one or two nuts...
with 4 quick surgical blows...
create an opening for the virgin juice...
Enjoy!!!!
cut open in half...
Enjoy once more!!!!
taken at our family home in Bais, Negros Oriental. June 2011

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A self-portrait: coming home from a funeral

On the way home to Canada after attending the funeral in the Philippines for my late father. After two weeks of long flights, high heat and humidity, and crowds of people, I am looking forward to seeing my wife and our kids. The full weight of the realization that one's father for over 50 years has passed away will come on later. For now, sleeping on my own bed is the goal.