weekly travel theme: flow

With their open mouths and bright orange and yellow colors, the sight of koi on feeding frenzy is really a scene of striking beauty filled with overflowing excitement.

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To see it live, here’s the video of the never-ending flow of wildly excited hungry koi.

Having problems seeing the video? Please message me so i would know since this is the first video i uploaded to YouTube and i still have so much to learn.

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travel theme: pale

During a recent visit to my daughter’s ortho-dentist for her monthly brace adjustment, i was surprised to see an addition of a big salt water aquarium inside the clinic. I think it is a brilliant idea as it gives a relaxing and calming effects on patients especially children patients who are anxiously and nervously waiting for their turns.

It was so exciting to watch all the colorful fishes and i took a lot of photos. There is also a giant clam which we call ‘taklobo’ in our language, lots of sea anemones and corals. But for this challenge, i will share with you some photos of a clown fish swimming happily on a pale-colored cluster of anemones. Enjoy!

clown fish and sea anemone

clown fish and sea anemone

clown fish and sea anemone

clown fish and sea anemone

a cluster of se anemones

a cluster of se anemones

clown fish and sea anemone

clown fish and sea anemone

clown fish and sea anemone

clown fish and sea anemone

clown fish and sea anemone

clown fish and sea anemone

Share your photos now with Pale as this week’s travel theme by Ailsa.

travel theme: liquid

Travel Theme: Liquid

It is very relaxing watching the lovely and colorful fishes swim around the aquarium. What excites me more is that my eyes seem to be attracted at those things in the background too. Woodworks like furnitures, wooden carts, garden benches and garden accessories like potteries and the giant birdbath could be seen clearly through the clear water. I so love that giant birdbath.

Try to look closely at the photos, did you also notice the giant birdbath?

Visit ailsa’s blog wheresmybackpack to know more about the weekly travel theme and to view other entries as well.

the koi and us

We had the most amazing experience last Sunday during our out of town trip to Nuvali Paseo de Santa Rosa. It is actually a commercial as well as leisure and entertainment center located south of Manila. Some of the leisure park activities are biking, hiking, boat rides, and feeding the koi. For me, feeding the koi at the man-made lagoon is absolutely the highlight of the trip. The lagoon is teeming with koi and during the feeding frenzy they are piling themselves on top of each other. It was awesome. The kids loved it and even my mother and father enjoyed it too.

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feeding the koi

Then, off we go for a boat ride. Just seeing both my parents enjoying every moment of the trip made me very happy. Times like these are truly precious since this doesn’t come very often.

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Lunch was at Conti’s Pastry Shop and Restaurant. Here, food is superb and the cakes and pastries are delightfully good.

Next activity … shopping! I fell in love with the terracotta floor vases and the moroccan lamps. So, i decided that i should buy them and they are now prominently displayed in my home.

floor vases are P500 (about $11.50)/set of 3 and the moroccan lamps are P300 (about $7.00)/each

The day seemed short but everybody had a good time and that made it all memorable.  Tomorrow, hubby would be leaving to work overseas again and i could only cherish the fun times.

Bon voyage to my dear hubby and have a safe trip.