Making Memories

Today, September 7, 2013, I decided to just walk and sit by the bay near San Francisco City.

And watched the America’s cup. The America’s cup is the oldest trophy in sport dating back to 1851.

The America’s cup 2013 features the best sailors in the world and racing the fastest boats.



The two finalist New Zealand(red boat) and United States(black boat).


The hobbie boats before the competition started.


A view of the famous Alcatraz Island and prison. San Francisco’s Alcatraz Island is famous for its use as a prison for some of the world’s most notorious criminals.


And the very famous Golden Gate bridge.


“We clear the harbor and the wind catches her sails and my beautiful ship leans over ever so gracefully, and her elegant bow cuts cleanly into the increasing chop of the waves. I take a deep breath and my chest expands and my heart starts thumping so strongly I fear the others might see it beat through the cloth of my jacket. I face the wind and my lips peel back from my teeth in a grin of pure joy.”
― L.A. Meyer


Just enjoy the ride

“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it is to be happy.”
― Sylvia Plath
“I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it.”
― William Shakespeare


“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson


“The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can’t.”
― Christopher Paolini,


“I do believe in an everyday sort of magic — the inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience with places, people, works of art and the like; the eerie appropriateness of moments of synchronicity; the whispered voice, the hidden presence, when we think we’re alone.”
― Charles de Lint


“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.”
― John Lubbock


“We know that God is everywhere; but certainly we feel His presence most when His works are on the grandest scale spread before us; and it is in the unclouded night-sky, where His worlds wheel their silent course, that we read clearest His infinitude, His omnipotence, His omnipresence.”
― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre


“The mountains are calling and I must go.”
― John Muir


“The poetry of the earth is never dead.”
― John Keats


“To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.”
― Jane Austen


“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”
― Henry David Thoreau


“I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.”
― Frank Lloyd Wright



“Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.”
― Steve Maraboli

A Winery Tour

A  tour at V. Sattui Winery of Napa Country, California(Wiki).



And a Jollibee food trip.




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“Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.” 
― Ernest Hemingway

Memories of 2012

Waiting for my doctor.


Old but reliable.


Please fall in line.


Waiting at SFO airport.


Hanging bridge.


Please park here.


“Memories are what warm you up from the inside. But they’re also what tear you apart.” ― Haruki Murakami

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Bilang pag-alaala sa isang kaibigan sa blogosperyo na si Taribong na pumanaw noong November 24, 2012. 

Mga Piling Tula ni Taribong(Gerald Soriano).

Colors of Autumn

From the song ‘The Autumn Leaves’, I was so inspired to take pictures of the trees and leaves.


The falling leaves drift by the window

The autumn leaves of red and gold

I see your lips, the summer kisses

The sun-burned hands I used to hold


Since you went away the days grow long
And soon I’ll hear old winter’s song
But I miss you most of all my darling
When autumn leaves start to fall

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”  ― Albert Camus

Last few days of summer – San Francisco, CA

The Bay Bridge shot from Treasure Island.



San Francisco City shot from Treasure Island.




Another view of San Francisco City from Treasure Island.







A clear view of  the Golden Gate Bridge.







A Rock Park at Berkeley, California





A view of the bay from the Rock Park(Berkeley).






A Fire Station near the Bay Bridge.





A view of San Francisco City from Twin Peaks.





“San Francisco itself is art, above all literary art.  Every block is a short story, every hill a novel.  Every home a poem, every dweller within immortal.  That is the whole truth.” – William Saroyan 

My brother, the photographer

Photographing San Francisco City, California by the bay.


Photographing near the Bay Bridge, one of the bridge that connects San Francisco City from the bay area cities.


Photographing overlooking the Central San Francisco City.


“What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” 
― Karl Lagerfeld

More of his photography at


Muling ka na namang nagpapaalam haring araw

Sa isang magiting na pagdalaw

Magkasamang ikaw ay sinilayan

Hinintay at binantayan

Napakabuti mo haring araw

Lilisan ka upang sa iba’y dumalaw

Sa pag-idlip ng mata

Bukas ika’y muling makikita

Sa aking pananabik

Puso’y maghihintay sa pagbabalik

Hininga ko’y malumanay

Sa dagat Pasipiko’y tangay-tangay

Paalam haring araw

Habang pinagmamasdan ang sandaling pagpanaw

Isang pag-asa na may bukas

Sa paglisan mo’y nababakas

Pahinga ka na haring araw

Handa na si buwan upang hindi maligaw

Sa sandaling kadiliman

Ngunit taglay ang kaligayahan

“When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.” 
-Mahatma Gandhi