Saturday, October 28, 2006

Lost in Cebu

So, can you guess where I am?

Behind me is Magellan's Cross, along the aptly-named Magallanes Street in Cebu City. How I got here involves an order of Chinese medicines that turned out not to be there. Regardless, it was too fine a day to get irked, and the culprit was my Dad, after all. I decided to wander around and found my way to the monument.

Since I had my spanking brand new Canon Powershot A540 with me, I decided to take a few photos. What better way to kick off my new photoblog?

I had a number of good subjects. There was an old streetsweeper, a fortune teller, a candlemaker, a fan vendor, and an ice cream man. They all gamely agreed to have their photos taken. As if they needed any encouragement. The Filipino is madly in love with the camera, you see, so the smiles came quite easily. I was quite pleased with my work.

Come to think of it, I have never really seen Magellan's Cross up close. To think that I studied here for College and worked here for three years! All in all, t'was a good opportunity to see something new.

A fine day it was.


  1. Hmmm... if t'was a fine day, why the grim face?

  2. Must've forgotten to take off my game face.

  3. Hi Dom!

    Weren't you scared your new cam would get snatched right out of your hand? ignore me, praning ra gyud!

    thanks again for taking the time to look into that software I asked you about.

    missed your column last sunday!

  4. Not bad, Dom.:)

    I tried this trick once in Barcelona, as I can't speak Spanish and therefore did not have the guts to ask the people to shoot me.

    Mine looked more grim, face muscles taut and with arched eyebrows to boot, hahaha.

  5. Hi, Willy,

    Since I travel mostly alone, self-photography is a good skill to have. It helps to have a long arm for shots like that. :-)

  6. Funny. I've lived in Cebu my entire life and I think I've only been to Magellan's cross like five times. I don't really like going to Sto. Nino to attend mass. Too crowded.

  7. Hi, Jute: at least you got to go there! Some folks never take the time to see the attractions in their place (and come to think of it, there's still several waterfalls I haven't been to here in Negros Oriental.)