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.

Don’t forget to visit Ailsa’s Blog for more of the photo challenge with Flow as this week’s theme.

cee’s fun foto challenge: water

Located at the heart of a mall, this urban oasis which is really called The Oasis offers a breath of fresh air for shopaholics. It is an outdoor cafe and deli shop and a perfect al fresco venue for dining and mini cocktail parties.

The sound of water gently cascading in the pool is very relaxing and for a moment you will be transported to another dimension away from the hustle and bustle and noise inside the mall.

There was a slight drizzle when i visited the oasis but that didn’t stop me from taking a few photos.

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I tried to photograph the biggest black koi that i’ve seen but it swam so far and hid itself near the rocks. But, i managed to capture some of its multi-colored pondmates. There are pink ones, white, orange and some a combination of all these colors.

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(Note: above photos were edited using the boost effects of picmonkey photo editor)

Visit Cee’s blog to know more about the fun foto challenge.

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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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.