Thursday, September 06, 2007


"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful,
for beauty is God's handwriting -- a wayside sacrament.
Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower,
and thank God for it as a cup of blessing." - Ralph Waldo Emerson


posted by Señor Enrique at 5:56 AM


Blogger ScroochChronicles said...

Truly, the beauty of a Filipina is incomparable. Ahem :)

She looks like a Bayanihan member. Is she?

In case you want to take pics of them, let me know. My lola was the executive director and another lola is still the costume director.

September 06, 2007 9:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would you not rather say Manileño instead of Manilenyo?

Señor? ¿Qué te pasa?

September 06, 2007 11:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

We all love beautiful things and people. It's undeniable. And of course, beauty is always in the eyes of the beholder.


September 06, 2007 11:59 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's something mystical with the Filipina.

This one's a keeper Eric!

September 06, 2007 2:38 PM  

Blogger dodong flores 도동 플로오리스 said...

OMG! She's beautiful!

September 06, 2007 3:21 PM  

Blogger MJ said...

Maganda nga!

September 06, 2007 3:26 PM  

Blogger ladybug said...

Wow! Beautiful pic of a beautiful lady! The shot with the blurred background really brings out the beauty of the subject.

September 06, 2007 6:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great shot .. The Pinay is indeed beautiful. Been living abroad for many years but Pinay forever pa rin ako :)

September 06, 2007 8:23 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

I might just take you up on it, Scrooch. Perhaps, we'll arrange it after you've returned from your New York vacation :) For now, have a wonderful and safe trip ... and bring back lots of pics :)

There's something even more endearing about the Tagalog way of writing it, Anonymous; not to mention that I cannot do that specific letter as you suggested :)

Many thanks everyone! Thought I'd remind you just how beautiful our Filipina women are! On second thought, there's really no need for a reminder :)

September 06, 2007 9:04 PM  

Blogger INKBLOTS said...

Tunay nga! Kaakit-akit!

September 06, 2007 9:19 PM  

Blogger Sidney said...

I guess you understand why I married a Filipina! :-)

September 06, 2007 10:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahh! Filipina women are enchantingly beautiful.

September 06, 2007 11:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I liked how you captured her smile and the glitter on her eyes well. Napak Filipina nga ang beauty nya. ba't walang phone number dyan? hahahaha onga pala di ito personals :P

September 06, 2007 11:52 PM  

Blogger tet said...

filipina beauty indeed! nice and clear portrait sir eric!

September 06, 2007 11:59 PM  

Blogger NOYPETES said...

....I'm in love again!...

September 07, 2007 1:15 AM  

Blogger Photo Cache said...

i find that a portrait is the most difficult thing to photograph. you did a great job here. every one has a spark of beauty in them.

September 07, 2007 2:46 AM  

Blogger Amadeo said...

The picture shows a very beautiful woman, fair-skinned, exquisite high-bridged nose, and thin lips. And maybe, even deep-set eyes?

Sorry and not meaning to be a “wet blanket”, but she does not typify the more kayumanggi beautiful features of the Filipina. The ones we can find in the streets and public places of our cities and towns.

At the very least, the lady in the picture shows one of mixed ethnic origin, either European or other Asian cultures like Chinese.

But maybe, the typical Filipino/Filipina is now one of such mixed origins?

An indeed, Eric, the issue with the Spanish N, because one has to change the language of one's keyboard to be able to type it. I hate doing that.

September 07, 2007 3:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

kung ganyan kaganda ang manilenya
e pano naman ako?

September 07, 2007 12:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful.."

Agree with that one :D

September 07, 2007 7:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hindi na uso ang kayumanggi dahil may glutathione.

September 07, 2007 7:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

A beautiful Filipina is quite incomparable. Thanks for sharing...

September 08, 2007 4:28 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

A beautiful Filipina is quite incomparable. Thanks for sharing....

September 08, 2007 4:32 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

beauuuuuuuutiful......she's really a stunner

September 08, 2007 12:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Senor Eric,
Nice pics. She's really a beauty.
A real stunner.

September 08, 2007 12:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with Amadeo, yeah she's pretty in the picture, but it really doesn't portray a true natural beauty, she had way too much make-up. I still cannot understand why if Kayumanggi is supposed to be the true beautiful Filipina look, then why is it that Filipino women are so much into skin whitening and they are so scared of the sun!! i live overseas and am a Filipina and would have wished i had really brown skin, but because of my Spanish heritage that is not the case, but what i've noticed is how scared the Filipinas are of their brown skin, i personally think it's beautiful to be brown or beautiful to have just about any colour you where born with i guess. I just chanced this site and i truly enjoy it, keep up the great work, some wonderful photos you have.

September 13, 2007 8:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok sana kaso ang kapal ng make up.

September 14, 2007 4:57 AM  

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