Hi, my name is Ayla, I’m part Caucasian and mostly Asian that’s why I like to take photos (mostly of food). I use a Nikon P100, it’s a superzoom and it is almost always in automatic mode. I don’t wanna be bothered with the shutter and aperture settings even though I took film photography classes in college. I wrote this post so that Drew won’t “look like a dork who has nothing better to do.”
1 – Takes my breath away
La Paz Sand Dunes, Paoay, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
Aside from being my blog’s header photo, this photo reminds me of how in awe I was when I first saw the La Paz Sand Dunes. I didn’t expect to find so much beauty in barren lands. On a more literal perspective, this photo takes my breath away because we had to climb that hill made of loose sand when we went sandboarding a.k.a. I was out of breath after. Link to the post.
2 – Makes me dream
Bohol Beach Club, Panglao Island, Bohol, Philippines
This is the perfect reading spot for me. I dream of spending afternoons reading in a hammock by the sea and the Bohol Beach Club is perfect for that. Link to the post.
3 – Makes me think
Bayon Temple, Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Were they holding hands? Did I interrupt a moment? Will I ever get answers to my questions? Link to the post.
4 – Makes me laugh or smile
Poy’s Farm, Maragondon, Cavite, Philippines
This is my good friend Cathy’s Tita Nona and one of her dogs (it’s either Shiraz or Merlot I still can’t tell who is who I’m sorry). This photo reminds me of weekends spent in their farm lounging around, eating good food and drinking good wine. Link to the post.
5 – Makes my mouth water
Lemoni Cafe, D’Mall, Boracay, Philippines
You can seldom go wrong with preparing breakfast right? I mean they’re the same everywhere right? Well, Lemoni Cafe in Boracay showed us that there is a perfect way to make breakfast. W told me that these are the most perfect bacon strips she’s ever had. Link to the post.
6 – Tells a story
Panagbenga Festival 2011, Session Road, Baguio City, Philippines
This photo reminds me of the yearly field demonstrations that we were required to participate in during elementary and high school – the hours devoted to practice, the money spent on costumes and props, and the proud parents with their cameras. Link to the post.
7 – My most proud of (aka most worthy of National Geographic shot)
Potipot Island, Zambales, Philippines
It’s ironic how the photo I am most proud of came from what could have been my worst travel experience so far. I don’t know why but I just can’t stop looking at it. Link to the post.