life lately according to my lens

I love the Philippines. Everything is so bright and colourful. Here are some pictures from this past week of festivities: Grandma’s visit from Oregon, a trip to the local monastery, and evening jaunts around town…

These beauties are made specially to decorate for Christmas.

These beauties are made specially to decorate for Christmas.

Teamwork!

How many people does it take to get a lantern into the sky?

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My favorite kind of restaurant: the silent ones.

Someone's ready for some grub. Just look at that sweet boy's face!

Someone’s ready for some grub. Just look at that sweet boy’s face!

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Even the meat here is bright.

Snuggles with mom. No, there aren't any seatbelt laws in this country.

Snuggles with mom. No, there aren’t any seatbelt laws in this country.

Halo-Halo

This yummy dessert is called Halo-Halo. Inside you’ll find anything from fresh fruit to corn, beans, ube ice cream, and fish eyes. Anything goes here!

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Cute little hipster man at the market.

The weather's been a little strange lately; makes for beautiful sunsets!

The weather’s been a little strange lately; makes for beautiful sunsets!

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We were a little too rambunctious to stay long at the monastery, but it was beautiful up there!

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