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Natural Art at Bohol Beach Club, Panglao: Photo of the Day

The great thing about the Philippines’ natural beauty, is the ease at which one can simply walk into the scene and still get an absolutely gorgeous photo. Now, if you have someone interested in fashion and the art, like Jana Buensalida in the photo below, hanging out at the Bohol Beach Club in Panglao Island (Bohol), it’s not difficult to get a lovely mix. Add the warm tropical sun, or the breathtaking island sunrise/sunset of the Philippines, and you’re set for the cover of a magazine. Try it sometime. (Check the Instagram account of Jana Buensalida , @ majanarynarose, for more photos. Click photo to enlarge). Continue reading Natural Art at Bohol Beach Club, Panglao: Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day: Fresh Coconut

The Philippines is the top producer of coconuts in the whole world (well, No. 1 or No. 2 depending on the list), which simply means, aside from the fact that the top producers of coconut water flock to this country, that Filipinos know how “fresh” looks and tastes like when it comes to coconuts. We find it hard to believe any bottle or container which has “fresh” written on it. If you want fresh coconut, you eat the fruit immediately after being harvested from the coconut tree. You don’t really need a spoon or any utensil. You fashion a device, right out of the coconut husk, that you use to scrape and scoop the coco meat, the same device you use like a spoon. How about the coco water, you ask? Well, no need for a cup or glass. A true coconut connoisseur knows how to slice a small hole through the husk/shell before opening the coconut in half. Anyway, we find it pleasantly amusing to see the biodegradable “device” — fashioned out of the coconut itself — from the instagram account of a fashion designer / fashion stylist, Jessica Joy Juaño (j4juano). And what’s better than eating really fresh coconut (we call “buko”)? Eating the coconut on a white beach somewhere in the Philippines. Here’s the photo (click to enlarge): Continue reading Photo of the Day: Fresh Coconut