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Sunken Cemetery. Photo taken last May 2010 at Camiguin.

After many months of dilly-dallying, I finally decided to enter the blogging world.

I am an aspiring photographer, a yoga-enthusiast, a vegetarian in a meat-eating nation, and have a bad case of wanderlust. In this blog, I’ll be sharing to you a lot about photography, yoga, health and traveling. Enjoy! ^_^V

To start, the photo on your left was taken last May 2010 in Camiguin, Philippines. This is an unedited version of the Sunken Cemetery. I’m proud of this photo because it show how much I improved since November 2009 when I first held a DSLR. Of course, I admit I still have a long way to go to call myself a pro. >_<

Camiguin issuch a beautiful island. It’s located down south, just at the top of Mindanao and it’s a peaceful place. There is so much to do in this little island from dipping into the different springs- from hot to cold to soda springs. Then jump into the clear water of their waterfalls, go hiking to the top of a volcano crater, or just  basking under the sun on the sandbar.  There is also diving and the famous Mantigue Island which I didn’t get to go. I would have wanted to stay long, but I guess the only solution is to go back. 😛  The island is systematic that once you get off the ferry you’ll see a big billboard of all the prices of the tours or rides for hire. That is such a big relief to any first time traveler. What I love best in this whimsical island, is the fact that they protected their old trees. Bravo! yahoo clapping emoticon

HEALTH

I’m so happy when I learned of this organic market that’s open every Saturday at Salcedo Village. I became a “suki” of this store and I buy my Kumbocha and pink Himalayan salt here.pink salt

Just a short info on the salt.
The Himalayan pink salt is mined in Pakistan Himalayas in an area known as the Salt Range. It is so pure and rich that it not only re-mineralizes the body but also promotes optimum health. It contains 84 essential minerals and trace elements naturally found in your body.

Chlorophyll Manila also offers different products aside from the pink salt. I like their 100% Natural Probiotic, but if you are going to buy one be sure to bring a cooler. You can get ice in any Mini Stops which is just around the area. And of course the Bee Pollen, which is a a powerhouse of minerals and vitamins. It tastes like flowers, but it contains so much goodness. >,<

Just put a dash of Bee Pollen on your salads or fruit bowls and wahla! That’s it!

Bee Pollen is listed by Foodmatters.com as one of the Superfoods found in nature. I’ll go into details of the other Superfoods on the later blogs.

Of course, there are lots of other food you can buy in this only once a week market. The food I can recommend to my fellow vegetarian out there is Tita Ope’s vegetarian lasagna. She offers two kinds: one creamy spinach and the other one the yummy tomato sauce based. Be sure to try both. >.<  I also like the Pad Thai of Thai Vegetarian Food and for an authentic Indian food try Kashmir. Yum, I’m getting hungry just thinking of it and I have yet to explore the whole market.

The Salcedo Community Market is at Jaime Velasquez Park between Leviste & Tordesillas Streets. Salcedo Village, Makati. They’re open every Saturday from 7 am to 2 pm.

For more info what else you can get from the market, click here.