Photography # 33 – String beans

by : Bacardi Gold
19/Oct/2020


I was in a supermarket when I took this photo. I like the way it was displayed just like small snakes curling several times and tied with scotch tape.

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To make this post more rewarding than just looking at it at face value, let me touch some interesting information about this veggies.

String beans are good for the heart. They are great sources of antioxidants which eliminate free radicals in our body which can cause illnesses and can damage our body tissues. They are also rich in fiber which are good for constipation, hemorrhoids, ulcers and acid reflux diseases.


Photography # 30 – Municipality of Banay-banay, Davao Oriental, Philippines

by : Bacardi Gold
12/Oct/2020

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This giant statue stands at the border of Davao Oriental and Davao de Oro (Compostela Valley) passing through the Pres. Diosdado Macapagal Nat’l. Highway in Southern Philippines. There’s a souvenir shop at this boundary line which I bought several items to take home. More than twice my height, this titan lady will catch your attention as you go the highway going to Mati City from Davao Oriental.

Photography #26 – Look, they have found their home !

by : Bacardi Gold
08/Oct/2020

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This is our old TV console which we already disposed and stopped using. We didn’t realize that this could be of use for these felines. I think my father bought this in 1960’s. It was in black and white. This was our first TV and the first in our community. The neighbors’ children used to watch with us in our favorite shows.

I don’t know why the insides of this console, the TV per se, wasn’t here anymore. It might be one of my brothers remove the TV and sold it. We transferred this at the back of the house and it’s been wet there by rains and dried by the sun. It’s good for the stray cats, they have found their modest home.

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Look, they are good and exceptional models !

Travel, Photography – Osaka, Japan

by : Bacardi Gold
07/Oct/2020

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We were scouting for a Japanese restaurant that ‘s not full. About 30 meters from this location we found one that’s half-full so , we dig in. Our Air BnB rented house was still far from here. We turned left, crossed a bridge and its home.

Travel – Kiyomizudera Temple and Fushimi Inari Shrine – Kyoto, Japan

by: Bacardi Gold
06/Oct/2020

a) Kiyomizudera Temple

Kiyomizudera Temple or Kiyomizu-dera Temple , both spellings are right. We alighted from the train and walked up to the middle portion of Mt. Otowa. It was an easy walk up the mount by flight of concrete stairs. This temple stands on one of Kyoto’s Higashiyama mountain range.

Kiyomizu-dera Temple is also known as the “Kannon Reijo” or Holy Place of Kannon. Being a worshipper of Kannon is understood that you have already examined yourself as a true self – believer, which means that you are thankful that you have come into this world having a safe life as well as the lives of your loved ones and friends and other acquaintances.

We offered lighted candles to Kannon as what other visitors were doing. We silently counted and thanked ourselves as Kannon’s believers.

Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto, Japan

b) Fushimi Inari Shrine


The Shinto god of rice and sake, Fushimi Inari, is one of the favored shrines to visit by the locals and foreigners visiting Japan. It was built in his honor by the Hata clan in the 8th century.

Being the lead shrine, the area consists of five smaller shrines that spread on the slopes of Inari-San woods. With its four-kilometer ascending pathways, be ready with your legs as you stroll up the mountain without seeing the end of the route, if you decide to go back instead. There are signages which directs visitors to the exit.

As you wander along the pathways, you’ll notice stone figures of foxes scattered onward as you go. Graveyards of foxes are noticeable which exudes creepy moods. It is best to go along with the crowd.