Sunday, April 01, 2007



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posted by Señor Enrique at 8:12 PM


Blogger Photo Cache said...

Have a blessed Holy Week senor.

BTW, congratulations on your award, simply deserving. I know just loving what you do and getting satisfaction from it is enough rewards, but this is the buttercreme icing on the top of the cake, isnt it? I talk too much...just very excited that you won. Salud.

April 01, 2007 10:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have a blessed Holy Week ahead!

God bless you!


April 01, 2007 10:31 PM  

Blogger carlotta1924 said...

have a blessed holy week, señor. =)

April 02, 2007 5:33 AM  

Blogger TOW Blog said...

hey eric!

congrats for your blog award! you deserve it. ganda ng photos mo.

i tried to go to vic sison's paintography site but google warned me that it may allow malicious software and viruses to come into my system.

any other links? pls give me beginner tips on paintography. do i need software?



April 02, 2007 7:51 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Many thanks, Photo Cache! Yes ... it is, indeed, a delicious buttercreme icing ... hehehe.

Thank you Kyels and Carla! Wish you the same for this Holy Week.

Thank you very much, Minotte.

Haven't had a chance to talk to Vic on account of the Holy Week break. However, his technique actually involves painting on the ngative itself. I personally have no idea as far as the mechanics of paintography is concerned. I think he regards it as a personal well-guarded trade secret

Photoshop, by the way, might be a software you might want to check out. It does have some features such as painting-like effects. I haven't dabbled much into Photoshop; perhaps, in the near future.

April 02, 2007 10:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The palaspas there is a lot longer and prettier than the ones we get here, which are shorter and just plain straight. But I guess I can't complain because we don't pay for them. The parish supplies them for the churchgoers for free. And I think they get them from Florida so it depends on how the weather had been there. The past few years, the palm fronds have not been of good quality because of bad weather in Florida.

April 02, 2007 12:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's only lately that I learned that the proper way of disposing old 'palaspas' is by giving them to the church. These old 'palaspas' are burned and the ashes used for anointing during Ash Wednesday. And any religious article, for that matter, which you want to dispose of, like broken statues, rosaries, etc. should be either buried or turned over to the church. Never burn or throw them away!

Wasn't able to go to church last Palm Sunday.... buti ka pa. :(

April 02, 2007 2:22 PM  

Blogger MJ said...

I like the candid shot with kids having wicker baskets on their backs for the "palaspas". So candid!

April 02, 2007 3:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

ey, congrats! very much deserved award...
it's the start of the holy week... let's make it a holy day not a holiday...
have a blessed week eric...

April 02, 2007 6:59 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

I am amazed at some that are even more elaborate and decorated with paper flowers, Irene. Our local folks can so creative!

They cost between 10-to-20 pesos only.

Oh no! I should have know about that sooner, Rhoda. I threw out the old one in the garbage. Sheees. Now, I feel bad.

April 02, 2007 7:48 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

I actually felt good right after taking that shot, MJ, because while the two boys were facing the church, the other was facing me so there was a break of the pattern.

I'm glad you like it, too!

Thanks, Lino!

I know. I intend to spend the entire week quietly; not gallivanting in some cool resort.

Have a Blessed Week, too, Lino.

April 02, 2007 7:52 PM  

Blogger -= dave =- said...

In Bicol, we use the one with sharp leaves because its the one growing in our backyard, so I felt special that our family's palaspas is the rare kind.

The parish priest here in my Taguig neighborhood insists that the only those palaspas blessed at the beginning of the Mass were truly blessed; the latecomers would have to get their leaves blessed in the next Mass and stay in its entirety.

The blessed palaspas should be displayed prominently at home. Folk belief says these leaves drive away evil spirits, but the official symbolism would be the welcoming of Christ at home.

After one year, the leaves should be surrendered to the parish to be turned into the ashes used in Ash Wednesday.

I would add one more on taking care of blessed items: they should never be sold. Don't buy from those church vendors that say their item is already blessed; the grace would be lost once money exchanged hands.

If that palaspas you left in the garbage wasn't really blessed, there's nothing to worry about, Señor E.

April 03, 2007 12:50 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

It was blessed, Dave :( I really didn't know about that tradition. I do now.

I really like Palm Sundays. It's so festive, especially when they start waving them as they are blessed. We brave the crowd of devotees at Quiapo every year to get ours blessed.

April 03, 2007 7:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow!! Nakaka-miss naman! I haven't seen the 'palaspas' in years! Our church just uses olive branches and palm fronds. Maybe I could learn how to make the pretty designs, magiging sikat pa yung parish namin dito sa Melbourne! What kind of leaves / fronds is it usually made of? Happy Holy Week to you and your family. Is it just my family or is 'molo soup' the traditional food during Holy Week? We used to have it with puto.

April 03, 2007 10:59 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Now, that's a wonderful idea, Gracing!

Know what? One of my nephews' classmates actually knows how to do this -- it's his family's business on Palm Sunday weekend. What I'll do is ask him to do it step by step and I'll take some photos.

Hopefully, you and others abroad might learn how to do it; then on next Palm Sunday, you guys might want to do some for your respective church.

I love pancit molo -- isn't that an Ilonggo staple, as well as Bacolod's? I love that more as a solo merienda treat than a soup with lunch or dinner. Yum!

April 03, 2007 4:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great pictures Eric... your award as Best Photo Blog is well-deserved. Re your latest post... na-guilty ako... I deserve to be excommunicated... hehehe! :)

April 03, 2007 7:29 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Naku! Lagot ka, Toe ... hehehe.

Many thanks!

April 04, 2007 6:28 PM  

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