Monday, August 29, 2011

Aesthetic Experience - A Project in Humanities Class

"The aesthetic experience is often experienced as a pleasurable and desirable experience, an experience which gives life worth and meaning." - C. Leath

Just a few days ago, we were tasked to present a proposal for our project in humanities class. It is about our Aesthetic Experience - any pleasurable or memorable experience that gives fulfillment to our lives. I thought of nothing but my travel experiences, it's pleasurable, memorable and very much fulfilling.

So for the sake of sharing here is my Proposal Paper on Aesthetic Experience Project about my experience as a Traveler.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Manila Then and Now

Manila, tagged as the "Pearl of the Orient", was the finest in the east before the second world war. Mixed cultures of Filipino, Chinese, Spanish, and American gave rise to this great city. However, this city that took centuries to rise would only take a few days to fall. After the Liberation of Manila in 1945, the city was never again as great as before - a sad reality.  

Through the preservation and reconstruction efforts of the government and some concerned individuals in the private sector, remnants of the great past can somehow still be seen at present times. The following (inspired by the are photos of pre-war and present day Manila. The old (pre-war) photos, taken from this site, are juxtaposed to its present day photo which I took yesterday.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

10 Pieces of Something in Manila

Tourists from other parts of the world often skip the City of Manila. Little do they know that there's a piece of something in this forgotten city.


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