Thursday, August 31, 2006


I had to be in Makati City this afternoon. I took this photograph while walking along Chino Roces Avenue on my way back to Greenbelt.

Back at home, while reviewing all the shots I took today, I picked this one out to use as the accompanying photo to my entry for today. However, I ended up just staring at it. I couldn’t come up with anything to write about.

So I decided to just write down the first word that comes to mind — appreciation.

And then just leave it at that.

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posted by Señor Enrique at 10:44 PM


Anonymous Anonymous said...

sometimes, a pic is really more eloquent. ganda!

September 01, 2006 12:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

A picture paints more than a thousand words.

I think appreciation is a good word to be used when looking at this picture!


September 01, 2006 2:05 AM  

Blogger ipanema said...

Writer's block huh? I hate it when it happens. :)

September 01, 2006 2:30 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Earlier that day, Minotte, I had commented on Sassy Lawyer's photo post entitled, "Cottony Cloud and Wild Grass," that the Philippine skies must have one of the most photogenic cloud formations I have ever seen, but due to the rains and overcast horizon as of late, hard to capture.

And that same evening, as I looked back before crossing the street, there was this incredible sight! And for the life of me, I couldn't come up with a good enough story to go along with it. I was too awe-struck, I guess.

September 01, 2006 5:40 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Yes, Kyels ... how true it is, for I couldn't even think of the right words to best describe how I was seeing this picture :)

Its beauty and grandeur, actually, made me appreciate life among many things.

September 01, 2006 5:45 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

It wasn't so much writer's block as appropriate entry for it, Ipanema.

I thought of just cutting and pasting some lyrics from a favorite song or something, or perhaps, a quote from one of our history's notable figures.

And then I thought of John Cage's seminal book, "Silence."

Finally ... appreciation.

September 01, 2006 5:53 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! That's a cool shot. It must be even "cooler" being there witnessing it.

September 01, 2006 5:55 AM  

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September 01, 2006 6:06 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Oh, it certainly was, Niceheart! Simply awe-inspiring.

BTW, you saw "Sleepless in Seattle," right. There was this one song they used as soundtrack which kept repeating inside my head while I was admiring this awesome sight. Its first verse is:

And now the purple dusk of twilight time
Steals across the meadows of my heart
High up in the sky the little stars climb
Always reminding me that were apart
You wander down the lane and far away
Leaving me a song that will not die
Love is now the stardust
Of yesterday
The music
Of the years
Gone by

Do you remember it?

Ooops ... I gotta take a shower and leave the house early today :)

September 01, 2006 6:10 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

To me this could mean like Thanks heavens, everything went well for the day. the twilight represents the end of a fruitful day at the same time the start of a new and bright day and thus a thought of appreciation came to your mind.

September 01, 2006 7:39 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's been a long time since I've seen "Sleepless in Seattle" and I'm embarrassed to admit that I don't remember or recognize the song. I did google it. It was a Nat King Cole song titled Stardust. Now, you've got an entry to accompany this awesome photo. :)

September 01, 2006 9:46 AM  

Blogger Gayzha said...


September 01, 2006 9:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep, I do agree. We ought to appreciate everything in life.


September 01, 2006 9:59 AM  

Blogger Rey said...

Wise decision, eric. The picture in itself is already painting a thousand words. I guess one of the artistic pictures you've ever posted... Awesome.

September 01, 2006 10:16 AM  

Blogger vina said...

and leave it at that i will...

September 01, 2006 11:32 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

that's why i love sunsets.

September 01, 2006 2:23 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thanks everybody. It's really such a wonderful capture that I thought it'd better to allow the viewer to apply his/her own essay/thoughts to go with it :)

September 01, 2006 9:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...


September 02, 2006 11:24 AM  

Blogger sunkissed said...

this is a beautiful shot. i have lived in makati for 27 years and it is very rare i see the sky turn dark orange/yellow like that. beautiful blog, i must say. ;)

September 08, 2006 8:34 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

This was one of those spur of the moment luck shot for me, G. Knotee!

BTW, come back and check out the pics I will post for tomorrow. Talk about a nature live show!

September 08, 2006 11:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

ang ganda naman^_^ nice shot!

June 26, 2007 7:52 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Many thanks, Ching :)

June 26, 2007 8:37 PM  

Blogger houseband00 said...

Wow, it's the day burning out.

Fantastic photo, Eric! =)

June 27, 2007 8:41 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thank you hb00! A spur of the moment, or should I say, a decisive moment sort of shot :)

June 27, 2007 9:52 AM  

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