Thursday, February 14, 2019

Under Macapacal Bridge #2 (A Ramble Post)

I was telling my cousin that when I was in Abu Dhabi, the river under a bridge (that I forgot the name of) has such an abundant number of fish that people were able to reel big fishes with just their fishing rods. This bridge reminds me of that, and I'm just sad that we don't have that here in Butuan. There is a fishing license needed in order to fish in UAE. That is a good idea in order to restrict fishing indiscriminately. On the other hand, I'm happy enough to see that the water in the Agusan River and the river banks from this area are free from litter.

Or maybe I'm just overthinking things and the Agusan river is really plentiful fishes and Butuanon riverside fishermen use fishnets (I don't know the exact term been googling) instead of fishing rods (of course, :D) I remember people using other means of getting fish in this area. Duh.

I'm just not sure how bountiful marine life is, here, though.

Btw, Shout out to my model, Al, for agreeing to be part of my photo :D

I don't remember if I already mentioned this here, for those interested, I started a podcast called Layrayski Butuanon Podcast. The first series is called Caraga People's Voices and Stories. It's composed of ten episodes- ten people being interviewed. If you want to listen to strangers talk about themselves, their passion, their advocacies, their memories of childhood you might want to listen to the podcast which you can find in this link. The series is already complete. I'm currently busy doing the pre-production/production for the second series. Hope you'll come visit the site, like and subscribe also.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Wednesday Photo: Dog Under Macapagal Bridge

I like to walk. When I walk, oftentimes I see so many fascinating scenes. Interesting scenes like a dog sitting still watching the early morning hustle and bustle of Purok 3 Bingkilan, Butuan City.

Going for a long walk means before 8 o'clock I'm already done with my 8,000 steps (at least) goal for the day. Going for a walk with a friend means having an exercise as well as hold conversation every step of the way.

This is the second day of walking with my second cousin, Aldhy. I hope there will be more! Sunset colors are lovely, how much more if I can experience sunrise as well? 

Walking with someone also means potentially recording a podcast for the second season of my Layrayski Butuanon Podcast which I started late last January. If you want to listen to a collection of interviews I did for people within Caraga (Actually, Butuan and Cantilan) you may want to visit the site at Layrayski Butuanon Podcast. 

Friday, September 28, 2018

Balanghai Boat Replica at Bading

If you go to Brgy. Bading at the right side there's a sign saying "Balanghai Boat Replica". If you go inside you will be met with huge narra trees, cows freely grazing, and cool breeze gently blowing. This place makes me poetic. And makes me want to take out my picnic basket and blanket, munch on cold fried chicken and macaroni salad. 

When I there last weekend I wasn't really focused on the boat replica. Maybe next time I wander there I will take a look at it. This time I'm just leaving this photo for you. 

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Motorcycles under the Balete Tree

This photo was taken one rainy, afternoon at the back of Butuan City Hall. Motorcycles nowadays have increased in numbers (as well as automobiles). There are a lot of reasons for this phenomenon. It could be explained by the growing population of the middle-class family, easy downpayment and monthly payment schemes offered by motorcycle sales companies, traffic and many more. According to an article, projected sales for motorcycles in the Philippines will reach 2 million units in 2022.

Butuan City, 2018.

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