Monday, July 28, 2014

Indietronica Music
by The Postal Service

         I remember hearing the track Brand New Colony in 2005 and that was the only music I have of The Postal Service. But in my recent listening to radio music, on a station that plays alternative music from the 90's and the first decade of 2K's, I realized I should download more tracks from this group.

        The Postal Service was an American musical group that formed in 2001, was active til 2005 and did performances in 2013. They are a supergroup. Meaning, a group whose members are already successful as solo artists or are from other known bands. Actually I'm only familiar of Ben Gibbard who's also the lead vocals of Death Cab for Cutie.

         This collaboration only produced one album, Give Up, which originally has 10 tracks. The 10th anniversary edition of the album included 15 bonus tracks which include remixes, covers and 2 new songs.

     I really enjoyed listening to this album shared on Grooveshark. It's electronica and indie pop music that's easy on the ears and I must say that the lyrics are cute. My new favorites are: We Will Become Silhouettes, Sleeping In, and Grow Old With Me.

     Give it a listen!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

BuhayBohemio Shirts: What's New?

       No new designs yet but old designs are now available on tank tops. Finally! Perfect for the rainy days LOL! Yeah I know it's kinda late for the season. I bought the plain tank tops in May but it's only now that I get to post it on the online catalog. Well it's a tropical country we're living in anyway. Tank tops can be worn all year round here hehe.

      For starters, only black and white pure cotton tank tops are available. Maybe someday I can have navy blue and red also. There are currently 21 designs that you can have as tank tops. Check them out! Click on the pics.  ^_^

Monday, June 30, 2014

My Caramoan Adventure:
A Shrine in Barangay Tabgon

      So the finale of my Caramoan island-hopping adventure together with my good ol' friends Don, Fitz, Joey, Chogie, Thryke and Dennis, held May 2 and 3, 2014, took place in Tabgon where the shrine of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary is situated. As our boat approaches the dock of this barangay in mainland Caramoan, we could already see the white colossal statue of the Blessed Virgin standing high up on a mountain.


     To get to the shrine you will have to walk on an uphill road through a small village, then at the welcome arch you begin your climb on a flight of concrete steps that has an uneven rise. How does 500+ steps sound to you? Well think of it as an act of penitence or the ultimate cardio exercise hehe. You don't have to hurry of course. You can stop and catch your breath and wait for your second wind. Make sure to bring bottled water with you!

     At the top end of the stairs you will first see a small yellow chapel, then the statue of the Virgin that is on a higher elevation that again you will have to climb if you want a closer look.

     If you ask me, I think those telecom towers are an eyesore but they might have been built there before the shrine.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

     These pictures were taken in Sabitang Laya Island, Caramoan. There are so many interesting backgrounds here for fashion shoots. So if you visit Caramoan and you like being photographed, make sure to bring your favorite beach outfits hehehe.

     Thank you Thryke for these photos!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

My Caramoan Adventure:
Lunch at Manlawi Sandbar

     Lahuy is the largest among Caramoan's islands and the Manlawi Sandbar located at the East side of Lahuy is the mother of all sandbars in Caramoan. It is so vast that it looked like a wet desert. Depending on the tide, the water level varies between your ankles and your thighs.

     Since we will be island-hopping all day, we brought lunch with us on the boat. Our lunch was lovingly prepared and packed for us by Caramoan Gardens Restaurant. Well it's part of the package tour deal hehe. Out here you will either have your lunch in Cotivas Island where there are picnic huts, or here in Manlawi on picnic rafts.

Friday, June 27, 2014

My Caramoan Adventure:
Cavorting in Cotivas Island

      Once again our little boat took us to another beautiful island in Caramoan. Look at the map and notice that the sea has different shades of blue. While the boat takes you from island to island, you will witness the water change from aquamarine to turquoise to cobalt. The color depends on how deep the water is and what's at the bottom (corals or just sand).

     But blue is what you wouldn't feel the moment you see Cotivas Island in a  sunny day. This slug shaped island has a sandy tail and to be on that part of the island will give you a feeling of lightness, of freedom. I dunno, maybe because I felt so small. I looked around me and saw vastness in every direction.

     You will feel like you want to run or do a cartwheel. And no matter how much you weigh, you will surely get yourself involved in a jump shot LOL.