Cannot be unseen

Bookshops are one of the shops that I always check whenever I am in a mall or out in the city center. It is also my second favorite place next to the library.

I was in the city center two weeks ago. It was very cold but sunny so I did not mind walking for a couple of hours just for window shopping. I went inside a bookshop which also sells video games and checked some games and books on sale, hence I found the books about the human body parts. I simply could not unsee the books because they are colorful and the titles are quite catchy, they are also located in the middle shelf so it is easy to see. I checked one of the books and most of them are just naked pictures of the human body.

So the saying is true, nudity sells (cannot be unseen). 😛

This post is my take on The Daily Post photo challenge of the week, vibrant.

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Simple Joys in Life

The tea set that I ordered from my Japanese friend has finally arrived today. I’m so happy because I have my very own teapot now. I can now brew and serve Sencha tea into an authentic Japanese teaware.

I got this for 67 usd (Shipping is included.)

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The set is composed of a 0.5 L size of teapot and 5 pcs of teacups with lids.
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I found a small card in the box. I believe it says about the history of this teaware brand. (I can’t read Japanese. 😦 )
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The teapot out of the box. The handle is made of plastic.
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From Arita
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Simply gorgeous.

I opted for a floral blue one, because blue is relaxing for the eyes, in my opinion. When I asked my friend about tea sets, she sent me like 8 pictures of teapots. From the traditional ones to the modern ones and from the simple white and blacks and to the ones with patterns. I like mine simple yet with feminine touch so I chose the one with floral designs.

The tea set looks nicer and more eye catching in person than in the picture. I could say that my friend Eri, made a very good job finding me a tea set.

A Filipino Tricycle

This is my take on this week’s challenge ROY G. BIV. This is a tricycle. Also known as “put-put” in Visayan, “tuk-tuk in Thai and “trike” in Tagalog/English. Tricycle is one of the common means of transportation in the Philippines. 

 

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Photo 101: Big

Stavanger is not a big city compared to New York or London but it also has a lot to offer to its guests. One of them is the Three Swords, a famous tourist attraction located at Hafrsfjord. It’s just a 12-15 minute drive from Stavanger centre. The three big swords represents the three kings, King Harald Hårfagre and the two defeated kings. King Harald Hårfagre was the king who has gathered Norway into a kingdom.

UntitledThis is my take on Photo 101‘s day seven challenge.
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Summer Vacation Part III: Feast of St. Ignatius de Loyola

The feast of Saint Ignatius de Loyola is celebrated on July 31. Saint Ignatius is the patron saint of the soldiers, the founder of the Jesuits (Society of Jesus) and he is also one of the patron saints of Liloan Southern Leyte.

It’s not my first time to celebrate the feast of St. Ignatius de Loyola in Liloan because my mom is from there and we have relatives there as well.

Anyway, we arrived in Liloan 2 weeks before the fiesta and it was raining (July is rainy season in the Philippines) but it wasn’t that bad compared to Manila. I’m thankful because the sun shined a couple of days after the arrival so we got the chance to go for a sightseeing and swimming. Then every morning, the sound of drums and lyres woke us up-yes there’s parade everyday before the fiesta! My cousins said that they celebrate their patron saint for a week and there are lots of activities before and during the fiesta. Like for example, the Lilo-Lilo Festival and the beauty pageant.

As a girl who grew up in Manila, I find fiestas outside the city more lively and more fun because people are cooperative and care about their community.

A Date with Michelle

Last Thursday, I had a date with my girl friend Michelle. Met her in town, we took a cup of coffee and talked about lots of stuff. Then a friend of us finally joined us and we had this conversation about self improvement. It’s not that much actually but I’m glad to have met these people because they are inspiring and encouraging personal growth. We also talked about how young we are still and that it’s never too late to achieve your dreams even if you’re almost 30.

After coffee, we went to the Japanese restaurant to eat gyoza and dumplings.

Thursday was perfect because it’s freaking 21 degrees Celcius! It’s definitely a summer temperature and a perfect day to take pictures.

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Gyoza
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My beautiful friend Michelle.
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Dumplings. Too bad I got full before I could taste them.
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The view 🙂
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At the Petroleum Park

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Michelle braided my hair. Two types of braid in one.
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Cool street mural painting. That’s me by the way. I can’t pose. 😛