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a wrinkle in time

as promised, here's a report(in pictures) of what happened with my trip last week in Ifugao and Mulanay.i won't be going into the details since im STILL too tired to think right now.HAHA.i just want to let you guys see what amazing things i saw. :)



the breathtaking sunrise in Ifugao.yes, we were THAT high that the clouds were just below us.


Direk Ogi and Kuya Bok taking shots of the scene.btw,that's not THE Banaue Rice Terraces, but there were a lot of those kinds in Ifugao.it's as good as seeing the actual one.


the road was blocked because of a landslide so we had to walk by foot and left the van


Kuya Bok and Kuya Alfred were carrying those big bags the whole day!wait till you see how much WALKING we did.XD


interviewing a local Ifugao.i got to help holding one of those reflector things.XD at first i was excited but then because the sun was directly facing me, i didn't enjoy it that much coz we had to hold it for a loooooong time.XD Kuya Bok was always asking me if i was ok, more like trying to 'wake me up' coz he thought i was sleeping on the job.XD


more locals


they were doing this as a group while having a group interview.i think they sell these for chicken feeds.


the locals toured us in the farms so we had to walk up, down,up,down,up,down in the mountains.


i couldn't take much pictures of those long walks since i was veeeeeeerry exhausted and the heat was killing me!my chucks were muddy but compared to the crew's feet, their's were MUUUUDDDDDDDYY like hell.XDDDDD and may i just add, my chucks are white! they were still white when we finally got to the location.


we travelled then down to Mulanay, Quezon for the whole night and arrived there by lunch time.


at the day care center.that's Direk Ogi who amidst all that lack of sleep and exhaustion, is still smiling.behind him is the student's table which he joked about to be a 'catwalk'


indoor interview where i first got to watch an indoor interview complete with all the lights and stuff.that's my professor(ms pam), kuya alfred and direk ogi.


the Mayor.we also interviewed him and again i was there to watch.I remember during the interview, we weren't allowed to make any noise because it might get in the recording. so i was very careful with my actions and whispered whenever someone talked to me, Kuya Bok specifically.he was asking me about my pink nails and borrowing my camera but failed to take a decent picture.the best part was when his mobile phone made noise.XDDDD ah no! the best part was when the mayor's mobile phone kept on vibrating in the wooden table during the interview.XDDD Direk Ogi immediately looked at Kuya Bok, suspecting it to be him.XDD it was the mayor's after all.XDD


the next day we took more shots of the community.there was a town wedding so in the local church , there were lots of these 'bridal cars' or what we locally call the jeepney.it's my first time to see a jeepney used as a bridal car btw.XD


Mulanay has a beautiful beach were locals go to.but not like 'boracay like' were the beach is filled with people.their's is really untouched and unpolluted.when we went there, there were i think only 4 kids in the beach.and yes, i was soooooooo envious.XDDDDD


breakwater.you see how clean their beach is? this was another LOOOOOOOOOONG walk.


Direk Ogi taking a shot of the serene scenery.i could stay in that place forever.




did you notice that i didn't have any pictures? HAHA.i could only take pictures of my feet and my shadows.XDDDDDDDD at least this will be proof that i was there.

if only i could show you guys everything and tell you EVERYTHING.HAHA.my god, that would take forever.XDDDD anyways, if you guys have time/money(XD), do visit these wonderful places.i promise you, you'll have the time of your life.i'd love to go back there for vacation and not for work too.XD

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akaban
May. 28th, 2008 01:14 pm (UTC)
OMG THOSE PHOTOS ARE AMAZING! WHAT A PRETTY PLACE *O*
b_gatan
May. 28th, 2008 02:18 pm (UTC)
HAHAHA! arent they??? much more when you're really in the place itself!
bibi_teko
May. 28th, 2008 01:19 pm (UTC)
oh goodness..the first photo and the last few are just breath-taking =D

looks like you had some ince adventure!!
b_gatan
May. 28th, 2008 02:20 pm (UTC)
hahaha,i still remember how much i was in awe upon seeing the view. ♥
if only travelling didnt require too much money.XDDD
falsetheorem
May. 28th, 2008 02:26 pm (UTC)
oh gosh! rly lovely! singapore doesnt have these kind of places at all

the view is lovely. nature is lovely. though, scary :)
b_gatan
May. 28th, 2008 02:46 pm (UTC)
hahahaha, you should come and visit these places! also, one thing that i really love about this trip is how hospitable the people are.like REEEEAAAAALY hospitable omg.one of the nicest people ive ever met.

well i havent really travelled to the whole of the philippines, there's so much more to see!
samuraiblues
May. 28th, 2008 02:38 pm (UTC)
These photos are great~
I love the colors, especially the green grass :)
b_gatan
May. 28th, 2008 02:47 pm (UTC)
i really wanted to capture in picture how amazing these scenes were when i was there, so i hope i made you feel the same even just a tiny bit.XDDD
fishdot
May. 28th, 2008 06:10 pm (UTC)
In touch with nature. :D I would love to take a meaningful trip like this one day. :) The first 2 pictures are my favorite! The fields bring back nostalgic feelings of childhood. :D I miss my grandmother's rice fields. :<*
b_gatan
May. 29th, 2008 01:52 am (UTC)
please do! :) wow, really? hahaha, go visit ur grandma's rice fields!!!
echuudo
May. 28th, 2008 07:07 pm (UTC)
*pokes in from hiatus*
gorgeous pictures. love the bright vibrant colours (:
b_gatan
May. 29th, 2008 01:51 am (UTC)
HAHAHA!!!! are u still on hiatus dear?
thank you! but i think the pictures only captured like half of the amazingness of the place.imo.XD
huyoumandu
May. 28th, 2008 07:20 pm (UTC)
ALSGDJKJSHGFH THOSE PHOTOS LOOK DELICIOUS <3
b_gatan
May. 29th, 2008 01:47 am (UTC)
HAHAHAHHA!!THANK YOU DEAR!!!♥
chibi_bijutsu
May. 28th, 2008 11:21 pm (UTC)
Wahh~! Beautiful pictures! <3
My hand would have cramped so fast if I had to hold the reflector thing. xD
I bet your chucks are dirty as heck now. LOL.
A lot of these shots are very stock image like worthy. LOL! Especially the bridal car now.
b_gatan
May. 29th, 2008 01:46 am (UTC)
hahaha!thank you! ♥
my chucks still look decent actually, compared to the crew.my prof said that she wants to throw hers.XDDDDD
wow, you think so? XD thank you very much! <333
drarmp1t
May. 28th, 2008 11:43 pm (UTC)
The scenery shots are just breath taking 8)
b_gatan
May. 29th, 2008 01:45 am (UTC)
:) i really love to go back there
pocketdot
May. 29th, 2008 04:46 am (UTC)
I love the first 2 photos Gem! Gorgeous place.
And awesome job by the way. You should have emailed me or something. We could have celebrated together HAHAHA
b_gatan
May. 29th, 2008 05:56 am (UTC)
HAHAHAHA!!! thank you! ♥
oh god, believe me, i was busy before the trip so i really didnt have the time to celebrate.XDD
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b_gatan
May. 30th, 2008 05:11 am (UTC)
perfect description. :)
prinsesita_dada
May. 30th, 2008 04:53 am (UTC)
on the 3rd pic, i suddenly remembered our pampangga nstp back in our first year! MUUUUDD. and oh, i can't help but laugh on the cellphone thing. silly mayor, his mistress is makulit ha.

i envy your trip/work. my pasalubong? haha. XD
b_gatan
May. 30th, 2008 05:10 am (UTC)
MISTRESS.OMG.XDDD

its not all fun, to naman.nastress din ako dyan no.lalu na sa paghahanap ng miniDV cam na un.XDDD ay nako.they ate all the pasalubongs na para di mapanis.lets go back to mulanay and ifugao na lang.XD
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