Vanlugan Boulder Beach + Basco Lighthouse and surrounding area
Just the first of many beautiful Batanes pics :)
Fundacion Pacita, Batanes (April 2013)
It was for work but was able to have some rest and some sightseeing. :)
Batanes was beautiful. I never really thought I would be able to go here anytime soon because it’s so expensive, but I’m happy to have had the chance.
We stayed at Fundacion Pacita and it was amazing. I miss the view of the hills and the sea from our terrace.
No signal. No internet. Inconvenient at first, but isolation had its perks. Had my most peaceful sleep since January.
No (Chile, 2012)
This has a bit of personal connection to me as I am currently working on some political campaigns. Now this is the sort of campaign I would love to work on. It is the story of the 1988 Chilean national plebiscite for Pinochet’s position as president. How do you convince people under a 15 year dictatorship to vote yes or no to another term via 15 minutes on TV?
Even for non advertising people though, it is still quite interesting. The film is shot in film similar to the 80’s which gives it a distinct feel and allows it to easily blend with its use of archive footage. It keeps things at a brisk pace as it presents the yes versus no campaigns.
At the core of it though is a man with little political motivation pushed into a situation because of his passion to win. Gael Garcia Bernal provides a low key performance that anchors the film.
Definitely a must watch
The Ruins, near Bacolod, Negros Occidental, Philippines
We were finally able to go to the Ruins last year!
Third time’s the charm. :)
Valley of Fire, Nevada, USA
I realize I haven’t posted a lot of my travel photos from last year. 2012 was a great year for travel: Japan, States (Vegas, LA, New York), Coron, Masskara, etc.
I like natural sights more than man made ones. And the picture above is an example. It’s called Valley of Fire mainly because the rocks’ red color make them look like they are on fire when the sun shines on them (I had to force my parents and relatives to go). There are still sooo many nice places to see there (ex: Grand Canyon) which is why I would want to go back (no parents next time hehe)