“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.”
~ George A. Moore
A fruit stand in Jenny’s Rosario, Pasig City.
Street scenes I saw when I secured Overseas Employment Certificate/Exit Clearance from POEA in EDSA.
Chowking, Robinson’s Metroeast. I shared the table with my parents prior watching the movie, OTJ.
Shots from LRT in Recto, Manila.
My mom and aunt walking with their long umbrellas. They accompanied me to Quiapo & Divisoria.
Despite its busy surrounding, Quiapo Church never fails to remind me that God is merciful and forgiving.
At Php 16 per piece, this lumpia from Globe Lumpia House in Raon, Quiapo, Manila is one of the best I’ve tasted!
My mom, together with my maternal aunt bought me half a kilo of Excelente ham. Perfect with pandesal!
Then they brought me to Kim Chong Tin Hopia Factory, the oldest in Manila. Hopia munggo is to die for!
The fountain in front of Sta Cruz Church, Manila.
At Lucky Chinatown Mall. Also new to me were 999 Mall, Puregold and a few others. Divisoria, we meet again!
In my darkest moments, I found my way home.
I thank the merciful Lord for few people who have been helping me to move on, despite and in spite of.
I shall return to my present work in Penang, Malaysia soon.
27 thoughts on “MANILA | SEPTEMBER 2013”
i shouldn’t be surprised at all the changes with these familiar places, but i still am. i must really plan on going home for a visit. it’s been too long.
did gabby and tina join you in mla for this trip?
they are in manila too.
your clicks are just so wonderful that you even made Manila very colorful
Welcome home doc gelo!
thanks! welcome back to my site! will swing to yours soon too.
I know! Missed your site and your lovely family! Enjoy our ‘crazy’ home!
a glorious day to spend in manila. wishing your safe return to penang! 🙂
thanks, ms. elna.
Doc if you are back for good perhaps u might want to join us in Black and White Manila. For street togs https://www.facebook.com/groups/blackandwhitemanila/
thanks, elmer for the invite.
i shall be back to my work place to penang soon.
ok thanks for joining doc and ingats
.. i have been to the quiapo area months ago and it hasn’t changed that much. yung bulaklak ng kalabasa masarap yan ihalo sa pinakbet. 🙂
I suddenly miss Manila and want to go back again. Will share this entry ha Tito Doc?
ohmygosh! kuya, you’re here pala! wow! super nice photos of manila! yum yum excelente ham!
balik din ako sa work place sa penang soon.
Kaya Ka pala nawala ng ilang araw sa Instagram umuwi pala kayo 😊😉ng Pilipinas. I love the shots very colorful and you brought us to Divisoria thru your lens di ko na need pumunta ng Divisoria at Quiapo now hehehe (takot madukutan e lol). Now I miss Pinas and the malls and foods hehehe
will resume instagraming early next week.
Really nice photos!
Nandoon pa pala sa Raon yung favorite lumpia place ko! Mura na, masarap pa – I missed it. Thanks for taking us on a brief walking tour of Manila.
no kidding! is that your favorite lumpia place? wow!!!
wow! you went home for your birthday! Looking at your shots has just made me want to go home and visit old friends and family in Davao!
Your photos looks so good, I will not be surprised if any of the above (especially the Quiapo’s photos) will find its way into a magazine.
thank you po!
As usual ang ganda ng pics mo doc. I want to do that everytime I go back home, take pictures. kaya lang takot ko lang sa snatcher at holdaper. Buti di ka natakot doc 🙂