Bird Watching

A kingfisher (click to zoom)

Last Friday morning, my family was at a beach resort in San Juan, Batangas and while I was inside our room, my daughter excitedly asked me to go out with her and watch some birds outside. Well, I got lucky to get one good photo of a kingfisher. There was a crow also but it’s all black haha! I also saw an egret but I was not able to take a shot of it.

A crow (Click to zoom)

On Tribal Costumes

I had the chance to visit a youth summer camp held recently at the Malasag Eco-tourism Village in Cagayan de Oro. One of the evening activities at the camp was the Dance Night and the attire for that night was on tribal costumes. I was able to take a few shots. Here it is:

I was fascinated by the rich color of this Moslem attire.
I was fascinated by the rich color of this Moslem attire.
I'm not sure what specific tribe this costume represents but it's from Mindanao.
I’m not sure what specific tribe this costume represents but it’s from Mindanao.
I'm not sure what tribe this one is but the lady sure is beautiful haha!
I’m not sure what tribe this one is but the lady sure is beautiful haha!
I think the headress suggests it's from Cebu.
I think the headress suggests it’s from Cebu.
From Mindanao.
From Mindanao.
The costume is from one of the tribes in Mindanao.
The costume is from one of the tribes in Mindanao.
A Moslem attire
A Moslem attire
Typical Moslem attire in Mindanao
Typical Moslem attire in Mindanao

Cebu Pacific Special Flight!

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The four lovely cabin crew of Cebu Pacific with Dr. & Mrs. Rey Taniajura and myself. (Click to zoom)

A few months back, I was really amused as I read about a lucky Austrian tourist who had a whole commercial flight all by himself! He was the only passenger for that flight from  Manila to Boracay. No one else showed up.

It never occurred to me that something similar to that  would also happen to me and my  two friends just a few months later!

Last May 8, we were the only three passengers for this evening Cebu Pacific flight from Cebu to Manila! What a treat! For about an hour or so, we were VIPs on board a special flight — a “chartered flight” on a huge private jet for three special passengers haha! And may I add, complete with four lovely ladies for a cabin crew and two pilots of Cebu Pacific!

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This lovely lady has a pleasing personality. And I found out she is a beauty queen in her province.

It was already the evening of May 8 and I think that most of the passengers were in a rush to reach their destinations right away because the following day, May 9,  was election day. I guess they all wanted to make sure they can vote the next day.

Many of them I think have re-booked themselves for earlier flights or maybe they have cancelled their flights. That left me and my two companions to have a whole plane all to ourselves haha!

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This lovely lady told me we have the same home province.

From the boarding area, it was amusing to me that we were escorted like VIPs all the way to the bus  that would bring us to the plane. On board the plane, four beautiful ladies — the whole cabin crew! — were all smiling and ready to serve us haha! They actually had a good time too! They were also amused just as we were to have only three passengers in a huge jet plane. So we had a group photo with them. They also took selfies of themselves and with us.

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And I found out that this lovely lady is a schoolmate of one of my young friends. Isn’t that interesting? Small world!

I actually had a great time too photoshooting in the sky with the four lovely Cebu Pacific cabin crew. They were great photo subjects and I got their permission to photoshoot. What a great opportunity for an amateur photographer! Oh well, it was a unique experience and we all enjoyed it.

This lovely lady told me her dad also loves photography just like me. She even checked my camera shots. She also sent me a group photo of us.
This lovely lady told me her dad also loves photography just like me. She even checked my camera shots. She also sent me a group photo of us.
This is a group photo of us sent to me by this lovely lady who took the shot from her smartphone. Thanks a lot beautiful lady!
This is a group photo of us sent to me by this lovely lady who took this shot from her own smartphone. Thanks a lot beautiful lady!

What we expected to be just another ordinary flight back home turned out to be quite a unique experience. Thanks to the lovely Cebu Pacific ladies for allowing me to have an on-the-spot photoshoot in the sky with them. It was quite a flight!

Special Flight for Special People YouTube play