22 November 2011

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.? :)

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice post! I'm now thinking of something to do on 12.12.12. I already wrote that in my 2012 planner. hehe

Meikah said...

You are lucky to be able to make these awesome milestones! To add to the landscape that PBB house changed, I remember, houses also started to look like PBB especially in color and color combinations. LOL

Keep at it! :)

Jan Errol said...

Cebu pls...

iammehydie said...

nakakatuwa naman :) i've been to places pero wala naman akong mga signature shots tsk tsk tsk... superbianca ka talaga!!!

Nicole said...

ang cute!!!!

ANGBATANGKULOT said...

I wish I had the same talent, miss Bianca! It's amusing how you spent the dates in a very interesting way :-)

gvgracy said...

earlier in the office, my friend and I who reads your blog religiously, talked about how brilliant you are as a writer. We talked about how great you are in what you do and how you juggle everything with so much grace and glamour ( haha ) .. Hindi halatang ganun ka ka busy :) .. I love this entry biancz, as much as I love PBB!!! :) i'm looking forward to your stories to tell and share!!!

Issa said...

wow, love your photos! wish i could also see the Great Wall of China someday! :)

e.rose said...

Hi Ms. Bianca! :))

You got the tumbling shot!the last shot ain't that bad after all. And I guess you're right! PBB has changed Philippine tv shows and you being a part of it made a huge contribution too :)


More power to you Ms. Bianca! :)

i am certified said...

I'd been to Great Wall of China & Corregidor too, but not on historic dates. hehe :))

Lourdes Cabrilles said...

Try Mayon Volcano Ms Bianca:))
That would be awesome!

Lourdes Cabrilles said...

try Mayon Volcano Ms Bianca:))
That would be awesome!

andrew granada said...

funny ang tumbling shot. 2011 ill start going places na ren nga . kaingit

archiemb said...

I'm trying to do some tumbling shot as well pero parang bumababa agad sa ulo ko yung blood kaya and ending hanggang kalahati lang. I wonder how you do it perfectly haha

leeYa said...

nice one ate Bianca! you just inspired me to plan my 12.12.12 historic adventure. thank you for this and God bless you always! :)

Anonymous said...

You made me wonder about 12.12.12, hope it'll be memorable for each and everyone. You're the best bianca. Keep it up. :)

mAa said...

supercute! a suggestion where could you be on 12/12/12: on a church with your hubby-to-be cause it's your "wedding day" :)

Anonymous said...

hi bianca! i regularly visit your blog and i enjoy reading it. i just thought that maybe on 12.12.12, it will be your wedding day! :)

Chester said...

You have the best job ever!!

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Anonymous said...

i am so inspired by you ate biancz.
your picture around the world inspired me so much. i am hoping that someday i will fulfill my bucket list of travelling some of my favorite places around the world may it be in the philippines or outside the country.............................

Saltos de Cristal said...

LOve this post!!

Can u follow my blog? i will follow u back!!

Kisses,
Saltos de Cristal

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macaron said...

hi! good thing you updated your blog :) i always checked it cause your really inspires me.. im here now at Seoul and thinking if i'm gonna do something like you tumbling shot. hahaha but i can't.. hehe i'll think of another way :)

pensivebox said...

you really are something. you are my inspiration, actually, especially on the tumbling shots. it made me think of one signature pose where i can post every time i go to a historic place. you rock, supergirl!

Anonymous said...

Hi Bianca. I'm a huge fan of yours since Y speak days. I was happy when you joined PBB, you really inspire a lot of people. I love reading your blog and column. Keep it up. Continue to be a role model to everyone.

Sending my love and hugs from Singapore,

eds! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Bianca. I'm a huge fan of yours since Y speak days. I was happy when you joined PBB, you really inspire a lot of people. I love reading your blog and column. Keep it up. Continue to be a role model to everyone.

Sending my love and hugs from Singapore,

eds! :)

leumilm said...

i Really love ur blog miss. B. more powers and godbless.

Boo said...

Uhmmm.... In London, celebrating Aissa's birthday, Bianca-blue! :)

Noemie Capungcol said...

:) PEACE LOVE HAPPINESS!! .. :P

the girl-next-door said...

wow i'll start making memorable events on memorable dates from now on...=)keep it up superbianca!

Traveliztera said...

I love your concept Ms. Bianca! :)
The Big Brother house is indeed a historical place and glad you were able to become part of it!

Can't wait to see where you'll be on 12.12.12 !

itsmeJackie said...

so its already 12.21, so where uve been last 12.12.12...hmmm i wonder.. hehehehe

Sheila said...

I want to have my own signature pose in all my travels also like your tumbling shots Ms. Bianca! :))
Just can't think of a unique one!

gelai said...

soo cuteeee!!haha.I also wanna learn such pose of yours in capturing every historic places :) loveee ittt! <3 I don't I can do such :o cguro isang paa lang nakataas.haha!:D or maybe two pero not as perfect as yours.hehe' but i'll try :)))

aby ♥ said...

cool. i wish i can also cartwheel like you, especially in historical places and other countries! :)

Karl said...

Hey Bianca! Karl here! i wanna get connected to you through my photos as i can definitely relate with your travel tumbling trademark photo collection, where mine is my travel hulkamania poses! I have been to europe recently, each of the country i visited of course had that my huklamania pose! i travel because i love photography and had been capturing all those wonders of the world through my lens from all continents but antarctica! that would be my next target though! :) i would love to share my photos with you in facebook but how could i send my link to you. please let me know how i can send my link privately so you can have a glimpse of my world photo works and can relate to my trademark shots. im pinoy based in new zealand. cheerio! :)

Obejas said...

Hi,miss bianca I so much injoy reading your blog,hope god bless you always.

Mae Codizal said...

e mukhang unpredictable din even if you come up with something really good this time e no? pero it has to be extra special kasi there won't be another one after 12.12.12....wala nang 13.13.13! :)

IAmAnAccidentalBlogger said...

Hello bianca! I am new to blogging and I came across this post last night. I just want you to know that you have inspired and empowered a lot of people including myself in so many ways than one. I have just published a post as inspired by this legacy. I placed a link on my blog for this post. I wanted to do the same thing na rin. I wonder na where I'll be on 12-12-12! Something to look forward to.
Thanks to you and please keep posting! You're such a sweetheart! :)

http://iamanaccidentalblogger.blogspot.sg/2012/08/empowered-and-inspired.html