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Follow her as she prepares and partakes the "bread for the stomach" in http://beforesixdiet.blogspot.com/ . And while you are full at it, she offers you the "bread for the soul" in her travels by foot and by thoughts in http://footandfire.blogspot.com/ Happy Reading!

Friday, July 24, 2015

A Tasseography for her



A TASSEOGRAPHY FOR HER
By Gerlie M. Uy 

She drinks coffee everyday,
placing her stained cup
in a different spot each time.
Her stained cups, different each day,
stay between the keyboard and the mouse,
along the dusty books in the old bookshelf,
among the stacks of recent and old papers,
all waiting to be washed. Everywhere.
I won't tell you more about her garden,
or her closet or the house she calls home.
But I can tell you that just by looking at her stained cups,
this woman has so much in her lap --
unfulfilled desires and untended relationships.
She goes in and out of her daily tasks
like someone who has done it a million times,
without a feeling of happiness or even dread.
Just disinterest.
She drank her coffee a million times,
perhaps to tick her brain and kick her system.
But she remains disinterested.
Just by reading her life through her stained cups,
I can tell that all she needs is to wash
her stained cups
one by one.

A TASSEOGRAPHY FOR HER
By Gerlie M. Uy 
Copyright 2015

*Photo found in the web; credit reverts to the owner
**Tasseography is a divination or fortune-telling method that interprets patterns in tea leaves, coffee grounds, or wine sediments. 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Sipalay City: 12 Photos of Sunrise and Sunset in Campomanes Bay


The sun is the king of colors. 
Here are the photos of sunrise and sunset behind the Campomanes Bay 
which I took during our stay last June... 
It was never too late to capture the summer... 

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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Sipalay City: 12 photos of blooms after the rain


Summer was about to end because it was already June when we visited Sipalay City. Well, blooms need no further introduction. They are simply pretty to stare, gaze, watch... Here are the flowers/plants in Sipalay City which I captured after the usual afternoon rain... Get delighted my friends...

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Sipalay City: 12 Views from the boat in Campomanes Bay going to Ubong Cave, Hinoba-an


The Karsts lining the Campomanes Bay is verdant unlike the ones I saw in Halong Bay, Vietnam and Coron and El Nido, Palawan... One can't appreciate the karsts immediately because they appear to be a forest except for a few bald area as photographed above... Of course, this is a good news because greens still grow in the rocky mountain... We left our home base temporarily for a boat tour. We went to Obong Cave in Hinobaan first which took us 45 minutes by small boat. We passed by many areas, including the "Pulo" which is the first stop for most boat tours. The photo below is the pulo and the next two photos are the shots of an opening from end to end. I observed that there is still a live portion of the rock in the "cave." One tourist touched it, a no-no action because it has the tendency to die after being in contact with human sweat, skin and human bacteria. There should be a warning of sort. Tour-guiding is not yet a commodity here. Lastly, I should never forget to mention how crystal clear is the waters of Campomanes Bay...


 The Pulo...

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The cave in Pulo that opens from end to end...

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One of the picturesque portion of Pulo.

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We passed by some cool mangroves.

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A cave near Obong, already part of Hinoba-an, 
a neighboring town of Sipalay City.

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Inside the cave as mentioned above..

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The rock formation leading to the opening of the Ubong cave, 
a cave which is already a part of Hinoba-an, 
a neighboring town of Sipalay City.

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A pose at the opening of Ubong cave. 
(The grim vandalized cave inside deserves one post dedicated to it).

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