See also, I’m bored in the heat.
JaywalkersPH presents Juandering in Manila 2: The Ultimate Photo Challenge
Juander with us again as we give you version 2 of Juandering in Manila! We’ve got a lot of freebies, challenges, and prizes in store for you!
Join as a team for three (3), as an individual, or signup as part of the Docu Team! Visit jaywalkersph.tumblr.com/juandering2 to signup and to know more about the event.
UPDATE: There have been reports about a glitch in the Docu and Individual signup sheets. We have fixed this problem and you may now start signing up. Thank you.
Sophie’s Mom x Juandering in Manila 2
Join Juandering in Manila 2 as challengers or as part of the Docu Team and experience the goodness of Sophie’s Mom cupcakes with us! Every participant gets a cupcake! Yay! Visit http://jaywalkersph.tumblr.com/juandering2 to register and for more info about the event.
Jellyfish Exhibit, Manila Ocean Park
It looks like a sickly setting for a bioweapons laboratory in a sci fi movie, but it’s actually Manila Ocean Park’s jellyfish exhibit. Different species of jellyfishes found throughout the Philippines are exhibited here in the backdrop of changing light colors.
According the the Wikipedia Entry “Jellyfish or jellies are the major non-polyp form of individuals of the phylum Cnidaria. They are typified as free-swimming marine animals consisting of a gelatinous umbrella-shaped bell and trailing tentacles. The bell can pulsate for locomotion, while stinging tentacles can be used to capture prey.
Jellyfish are found in every ocean, from the surface to the deep sea. A few jellyfish inhabit freshwater. Large, often colorful, jellyfish are common in coastal zones worldwide. Jellyfish have roamed the seas for at least 500 million years, and possibly 700 million years or more, making them the oldest multi-organ animal.”
In this exhibit, jellies could be cute when viewed, but out in the open sea they have a sting that could be allergic and sometimes poisonous so be careful and avoid contact with these organisms.
That’s quite a cap for the first quarter of the Year! Did you like the formatting so far? While I’m on a break, please comment of some points missing, some points to improve further. Also, since it coincides with the Holy Week, let us have time to reflect on ourselves.
And yes, the JaywalkersPH wants you to reserve April 20, 2013.
Credits to Lendl for making the logo image you see on my Dashboard Photo which is enlarged above.
Seaweeds - Lukot
Because of the very long coastal length of the Philippines owing to its archipelagic geography, the country is blessed with many marine resources, particularly seaweeds. Seaweeds are a very popular dish in many coastal towns in the Philippines. There are at least a hundred species of seaweeds found in the Philippines. Based on my internet search, this kind of seaweed in the photo is called locally as lukot. Other popular seaweeds that are edible are lato and guso. lukot is the seaweed type that is like spaghetti pasta and has a greenish and brownish hue. In Ilocano, the word for the lukot is pukpuklo.
Eaten best raw, with sa sprinkle of salt and some tomatoes. Seaweed is a good eat for those having iodine deficiency as it is rich in Iodine. It is also a good food for having a serious diet since it is reach in vitamins, minerals and less of the fats and calories.
Throwback Thursday: Third and Last Week of March
- My Book Review for Manila, My Manila: A History of the Young
- The Original Tutuban Railway Station
- Calle Azcarraga
- The Home of the Spanish Colonial Politics
I never heard of an Architect that had his/her professional license revoked for building a lousy, let alone an ugly building. But you could have an civil engineer have his/her license revoked with a total collapse of a building or construction site especially if the disaster results with a fatality.
I have nothing against architects (I have friends that are already practicing architects and architecture students), but I think it is high time for them to be accountable if ever a historic building will be harmed in their watch.
Look at this, the early American Officials in the Philippines before 1905 highly advocated the demolition of the walls of Intramuros due to sanitary reasons and as wells as their obsolete state in the 20th century. American Planner Daniel Burnham had the walls untouched by Manila’s development later in his plans. He saw the walls as a good standpoint for the continuity of the American Imperial Ambitions from the Spanish Walled City in the Philippines (you see this at the location of the National Government Center at Luneta and other outlying areas of the walled city). It’s either architects really know the historic importance of a place or wanted a continuity from the architectural movement before introducing another.
In the usual construction project process, it all starts with the architectural design before going to the detail engineering designs (civil and structural, electromechanical works). The starting point is the architect, he has a big say (after the developers, of course) whether a site (if something is built on it) should be demolished or included in the new design. The architect always have that option to tell to the developers, I don’t know if they use that free will well.
The architect as the first person to have the power to alter the physical structure of a place always has the biggest responsibility on their city. At the design process most alterations can be done with a small price rather at the construction process already.
Having studied History of Architecture, the architects themselves know if a building is significant to the city or not. To destroy a place of a big historic significance is to destroy a city slowly.
Yes, faults in civil engineers may cost human lives. But faults in architects may cost cities…
No architects have had their licenses revoked for slowly killing cities. Maybe not yet.
Aurora Park, Laoag City
Laoag City’s Central Plaza is flanked by interesting sculptures, facing the Provincial Capitol is an Oblation-like sculpture which has no markers bearing its significance. On the side facing the River, there is a brick monument commemorating the abolition of the Tobacco Monopoly in the Philippines.
Hi Guys! PhilAm life in building in UN Avenue in Manila is off for demolition. SMDC purchased the property and intends to build a stacks of shoebox building in place of it.
PhilAm Life building was trained by Los Angeles trained Architect Carlos D. Arguelles.
Learn more about the building here.
Learn more about Architect C. D. Arguelles here.
4th Philippine International Pyromusical Competition,
Mall of Asia, Pasay City,
This happened last March 2, 2013. This is the photoset of United Kingdom’s performance with the theme: “Burn the Sky”. This features several contemporary pop music background where along the music, fireworks explode in the sky. I kinda expected (as the people around me also expected) that Adele’s Skyfall and Set Fire to the Rain is included.
If you’re in Vigan, it is normal for people there to eat Puki-puki without laughing at the word itself.
Puki Puki is an Ilocano viand composed of eggplants and egg with the usual sauteing ingredients garlic, onions and tomatoes. The eggplants are grilled in charcoal, skinned and sliced thinly. Then it is added to the sauteed vegetables and seasoned with salt, and egg is then added.
Familiar with the tortang talong? It’s like the same but this one has the aroma of the sauteed vegetables that is missing in the ordinary tortang talong. Also, this uses less oil than the tortang talong, beaten eggs somehow absorb most of the oil during the frying process, while the sauteed dish uses less because the egg is mixed like omelette.
Okay, this makes me invent a term for it to lessen the awkwardness of the Iloco name: Grilled Eggplant Omelette? Sauteed Eggplant Omelette? But some Spanish derived term for it suggest that the spelling be “Poqui-poqui”