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Earth and Sky

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CHRISTMAS 2011
Earth and Sky PENTAX K-5 + SMCP DA 55-300/4-5.8 ED
"For thus says the LORD, who created the heavens (he is God!), who formed the earth and made it (he established it; he did not create it empty, he formed it to be inhabited!); 'I am the LORD, and there is no other.'" (Isaiah 45:18 ESV)

Hope #2

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HOPE #2 MS Paint Line Art by Erika Hallel Manayon
"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." (Isaiah 9:6)

Hope #1

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HOPE #1 MS Paint Line Art by Erika Hallel Manayon
"The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shined." (Isaiah 9:2)

ZestAir Sucks

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HOW I LOST FOUR HOURS OF TIME AND IT WAS NOT AN ALIEN ABDUCTION
I have taken Cebu Pacific and Philippine Air Line (PAL) routinely so when the Legazpi trip came around, they were my first choice when it comes to flying around.  Given the time frame, however, I knew that I was scraping the bottom of the barrel for available seats.  Cebu Pacific was full, I managed to grab a seat in PAL going to Legaspi (one way!) and the only available seat for my return trip was ZestAir.

To begin with, the weather was bad ("Kakaiba") and word has it, flights were cancelled all over the place.  So delays were already expected with sober realism.  My return trip began innoucously enough, I was in the airport well ahead of the two-hour check-in time giving me enough time to have a decent lunch in a nearby cafeteria.  From then on, I waited for our 1:00 P.M. flight.  The departure time finally arrived and the Airbus was nowhere in sight and it was only after a bewildering moment that it was annou…

"Kakaiba"

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WEIRD WEATHER
WEIRD WEATHER PENTAX K-5 + SMCP 18-55/3.5-5.6 AL WR
While I was on assignment in the Bicol Region, I asked a taxi driver "how's the weather?" and he replied "kakaiba" (literally: "different" but with an ominous undertone—more like "weird").  He went on to describe strong winds and lots of rain of the previous day.  This came from a man who lives in the region of the Philippines which is first to get hit by typhoons!