Category Archives: Makati

Reptile Embellishment 

Reptile as jeepney hood ornamentation. Horses are just too common isn’t?

Sunday Snapshot: Park Meditation 

Man meditating under the acacia tree at Legazpi Active Park

No U-Turn / No Left Turn

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No U-turn / no left turn combination sign at Paseo de Roxas, Makati

I think it’s fine to combine no U-turn and no left turn signs as long as it’s easy to perceive like in the mockup illustration (using my pink Stabilo Boss) where the sign may look uncomplicated, and thus making it more intelligible.

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Tea Egg

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This egg tastes like adobong itlog but infused with five spices. I got this from Ymart, a Taiwan specialty store somewhere in Makati. I think this will make a decent variation to my boiled egg snacking.

Kibla

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Kibla sign inside the desk drawer in guest room of Intercontinental Hotel in Makati

It is praiseworthy for this particular hotel in Makati to provide kibla sign in its rooms. Truly lives up to its “international” standards when it comes to religious sensitivity. I noticed the sign when I opened the right side drawer of the desk, whereas the left side drawer holds the Holy Bible. Kibla or qibla is the direction facing Mecca, so in a predominantly Catholic country, kibla signs are rare unlike in the guest houses or hotels in Malaysia or Indonesia.

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Kibla sign (kiblat in Malay) on the ceiling of a guest house in Kota Bharu

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