historic dates, historic places.
it started two years ago in september when i was on a trip to beijing, china. i realized that i would be in beijing when 09.09.09 hits.. such a historic date! it made me want to start doing something historic from then on, for historic dates like that! not to be superstitious or anything, it just feels empowering to do something major on a major date that won't happen for another hundred years.
given that, we scheduled our trip to the great wall on 09.09.09!
welcome to the simatai section of the great wall of china!!!! seriously one of the most beautiful places i've seen in my life. the crazy rich history of how each stone got to where it was and how this wall has seen centuries go by is so beautiful and surreal. makes you feel the beauty of life.
fast forward to 10.10.10! i had work the day before and the day after, so that counts out leaving the country or going out of town. i had to think of somewhere to go that is near the city.
welcome to historic corregidor!!!! i always hear about how beautiful corregidor is but never got to see it myself! finally, i did! we filipinos have such a rich culture and an experience like this makes you appreciate everything our ancestors went through for us to enjoy the freedom and the ideals we enjoy now!
fast forward to earlier this month, 11.11.11. the case became even worse because i had whole day work on the day itself! no break for even a few hours to allow me to go somewhere near or in town (not even luneta!) to take my historic photo! until it occurred to me. cheesy as it may be..
welcome to the pinoy big brother house. :) this is as historic as i could get on that day, and i realized that this house IS historic! this very house changed the landscape of philippine reality shows, and television shows in general. i am so thankful and i feel so blessed to be part of a show like this and this tumbling shot ain't half bad!
i wonder where i will be on 12.12.12.? :)