Friday, 30 March 2007

Badminton Nights

It's always a good thing to take time out and spend some time caring for your body. Most people find it cumbersome to get into an exercise regime simply because it's too boring. Next best thing is to involve oneself in a sport --- this means you get to mingle with other players, you see --- and one of the more popular ones in the Philippines is Badminton.

You may find me blogging about the Olympic Games and world sporting events but I'm no sports nut. I like them well enough but I've been so out of it that I can't bring myself to pick up a racket. BUT I definitely can't resist a game of Basketball. Weird, eh? I guess I prefer contact sports. Hehehe. (In photo: Abe Olandres of Yugatech)

Which brings me to what I do when my blogger friends and I do go out on one of those badminton nights. I take photos just so not to get bored by simply watching them play. Hehe. I guess, I may not be stretching any of my muscles but I am stretching my photography skills!

This is a win-win set up, wouldn't you agree?

Photos (c) 2007 Sasha Manuel

Friday, 16 February 2007

Take Photos of Hot Air Balloons

CLARK FIELD, Pampanga, February 10, 2007 — I, together with a number of bloggers went to the 11th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta for a day of fun and photography.

What a great way to spend time with friends with similar interests --- blogging, photography and good food!

I took this chance to try out my new Canon EOS 400D. So, tell me --- how did I fare with my photos? Hehe.

Aw, come on. Be nice.

Humour me.
Photo Day with Bloggers at the Balloon Fiesta

Saturday, 3 February 2007

Oh, noes. I did it again.

It's been months from the last post.

I wonder if with every post, a long interval will follow. I sure hope not.

I just finished giving this blog a facelift. Did you notice? Heehee. I have plans for it. Well, as soon as the crucial part of my plans pushes through. Heh. You'll know for sure if it does.

Stay tuned.

Saturday, 23 September 2006

Bad Blogger. Veewwy Baaad!

Just how many months have I NOT posted in this blog? It's been more than half a year!!! Omigod. This is simply unacceptable. I apologise.

I'll try to keep Hanging Out updated as much as possible. If you miss me that much, just give me a holler here and I'll try to make it up to you. Heehee.


Wednesday, 1 February 2006

Palawan and back again.

Image hosting by PhotobucketI love the beach. The sound of the waves. The feel of the sand under your feet. The smell of the salty air. The vision of the sea and sky melting together on the horizon.

Palawan. I've been to this island in the Philippines twice last year. First was February, I was with my family. I got to experience Dos Palmas, Underground River, Sabang Beach, Luli Island, Snake Island, and saw a number of islands along the way. I stayed primarily at Puerto Princesa. Food was great, too! Number one on my list is Ka Lui's.

Last time was June, I went with my girlfriends this time, to attend our good friend's wedding. After the ceremonies were over, we spent some time on the beach before heading back to Manila. We spent a night at Starfish Island. Boy, what a novel experience. We had the island all to ourselves! Okay, there were other people around but they're the ones who take care of the island so, what I really meant to say was we were the only guests on the island. Hehehe.

I tried to coax my friend to a wholesome drunkfest but to no avail. Argh. That Vodka is a killer, though. Way too strong! Hahaha. I reckon it's a local brew.

Twice in a year. Good, eh? And I wouldn't mind going back there again. I want to experience Coron, El Nido and back to Sabang Beach again. =)