27.3.09

Solitary Footsteps...


Alone but not lonely...

Away... Far away... But only geographically

Unaccompanied... But full of guidance

Somewhat isolated... But appreciates it rarely happens to anybody

Detached... But connected in so many ways

Independent... But grateful for assistance that is all around

Making little steps


As evidenced

By the solitary footsteps...

Hoping to reach the right destination . . .


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photos taken at John Smith Bay. As promdi pinoy appreciates solitude with nature.

23.3.09

Before and after work


Relaxing...

Awesome...

Refreshing...


A menagerie of mixed feelings as I breathe in the captivating view of the island - on my way to work,

Even if I am physically tired from a long day's work, I still find time to
 stop at some of my (now) favorite spots by the beach or park. Well, usually parks are along the beaches anyway. 
 
Just watching the waves hit the island soothes away all the pressures and gets me ready for another day of challenges.

I am so thankful for the blessing .. of having this wonderful scenic spots in my daily life. 
As I am awed by this great creation, I took the opportunity to take some photos to share. And I hope readers of this blog will like it.

18.3.09

The Province


remains... 

It is actually my desktop image, particularly the one that shows the rice field, bamboo trees and the clear blue sky. The photo was taken while I was on my way to the airport, once again leaving the country for a job opportunity.

Oh how miss the simple life in the province. Where else can you ask a neighbor to pick malunggay (horse radish) fruit or leaves, straight from the tree? Fruit trees are mostly given away as well. Mangoes, kamias and sampalok. If you ran out of cooking oil or tomato while cooking, ask some from your neighbor! That's how cool people are in giving or lending to their neighbors.

In the province, no one could hardly keep a secret. Most of the people knows everybody. A newcomer is definitely noticed but won't be given a hard time becoming a part of the society. It is a personal experience and joy to have known most of the vendors in our little town. ( http://promdi-pinoy.blogspot.com/2009/01/to-market-to-market.html )Well, we can get the latest buzz of the town through them - from gossips to facts. If you do not know what happened last night, go to your neighbor or my favorite vendors and they'll surely keep you posted.

The province also served as my respite in the jungle of the city where I used to work. At this time though, being half the planet away from my province, I foresee that I can only visit the province once a year. Good thing that my new work environment, the island, is somewhat laid back, similar to the province life. Plus the nice sceneries... think I am lucky to earn a living in an environment that I appreciate and enjoy (and the kind of work that I prefer). Someone up above must love me that much! hehehe! Blessed should be the right word, instead of lucky.

This island, my new place still reminds me of my home province. Not only my desktop or my screen saver. There are times that certain portions or areas in the island connects me to my province. 

Or I am
 just dreaming...

Ahhh.. Whatever it is...The province remains.


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(I think the photo I mentioned above was taken in Palayan near the boundary of Cabanatuan)

12.3.09

Windy Bermuda

The months of January and February  are kinda cold here in the island. March is still chilly. Coming from a tropical country, the temperature that is 25 degrees Celsius or below only means one thing -  it is cold. We need to wear jackets and, as I often see with my fellow kababayans (countrymen), even thick winter clothes are acceptable. Well, riding the bike on a cold windy day is no joke. Plus, it also rains (most of the time)! What more can you ask for? 

Well, windy or not, I still appreciate Bermuda. The way the island's weather changes within the day is something that we have to get used to. You sometimes get all four seasons in one day. You go to work on a chilly morning wind, then take lunch enjoying the clear blue skies and warm sunshine, go home in the late afternoon or evening on full battle (rain) gear! 

Some (or most) of my videos here are taken on a windy day.  The island's beauty is still breath- taking despite the weather... at one time i almost got wet, taking photos and videos by the beach due to the whisks of water brought by the wind. 

I am also fascinated by birds around here. Often, I wake up hearing the birds singing on  a nearby tree. The one I got here was taken when I was parking my bike near our apartment. It's not the best shot, but at least, try to check the birds.

Don't get dizzy, I tried my best getting these shots:

This first video was taken on my way to work (I leave early in order to enjoy 
the view and stop from time to time)... The railway trail along north shore road.


video

Shelly Bay, along north shore...

video

The birds singing....
video

My second morning in the island. I have to wake up early to record this...
video



6.3.09

Promdi Pinoy ... Is Now An Islander

I left the Philippines for a job opportunity in an island...  Bermuda. This is also the reason why during the course of  travel and adjustment to the new place, I was not able to post new blogs.

Promdi Pinoy is still a promdi... you can take him out of the province, but you cannot take the province out of him.

Watch out for the new experiences and adventures of Promdi Pinoy who is now an islander, an islander from the province. Come to think of it, I am also an official OFW now, huh? (Overseas Filipino Worker - the best export products of the Philippines.) 

These are my first few photos of the island paradise... 


Some are taken on my way to work

... strolling at the park


or simply waking up and opening my eyes in this fantastic views!!