The last week has been dragging. I could feel my words hanging loosely in my articles. None of them made sense and I couldn’t even feel my own voice in them. Something is not right. I usually feel this when I write too much for consecutive days that work starts to feel more like a chore than something that I naturally enjoy and look forward to.
To battle this, I long for some sort of adventure I can immerse myself in. I told Jec that I wanted to go walk the streets of Manila and take pictures using his DSLR, which I don’t have. He said yes, so off we went to our little adventure last Monday during the Id-Ul-Adha or the end of the Eid al-Adha. Yes, I had to Google those terms.
I made the mistake of saving the photos to my phone from the DSLR so you’ll see that they do not have the highest quality. I always edit my photos with VSCO app so they no longer look as crisp. I don’t know if you’ve noticed but I sort of lean into darker filters when I post-process my photos. They’re also a bit grainy, so I guess it’s safe to say that my photos look a bit starchy of some sort?
From Pinaglabanan, we rode the bus going to Quiapo and alighted at Sta. Ana. From there, we went to Quiapo church, passed through the marketplace, and got out at Binondo.
ON THE WAY / BINONDO
ON THE WAY / ESCOLTA
I’m not a history geek but I appreciate the old culture nonetheless. Anyway, you don’t have to be a historian to appreciate what once was the renowned Escolta. If you think it looks tacky right now, wait until it blooms again and welcomes curious locals and tourists.
Bae is a 20-something passion blogger from Manila. She likes hoarding hobbies and trying out new stuff, blogging about her mundane adventures, and tweeting about random realizations and musings.