Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Beautiful Mati

A few months back, I joined a team from my church to a medical and dental outreach conducted in a fishing community somewhere in Mati, Davao Oriental. It was great to be able to extend help to a needy community for two days, this was a real treat--and the fringe benefit was also great: an afternoon in a small uninhabited island across the fishing village. The view was so beautiful that it inspired the 'artist' in me...so below are a couple of my amateur attempts at capturing what I find hard to put into words. :)


19 comments:

sexy mom said...

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i love your pix! no need for words, they're simply superb!

tin-tin said...

wow! ganda! i had been to mati. but not in their beaches but in the mountain. hehehe. but it's a nice view from the road.. yung may parang crocodile ba yun? sorry ha. 2 years ago pa kse yung punta ko jan.hehe ;p

Anonymous said...

Wow! Gorgeous photo. definitely wallpaper material. got any more?

Gypsy said...

Sexy Mom, thanks :) Glad to know my amateur attempts are well-received. Hehe. Thanks also for dropping by.

Tin, hmmm...i know what you mean! Yong's Sleeping dragon! Meron din akong photo non pero I didnt take that one. Ganda talaga ng Pilipins, ano? :)

Swipe, alas I took these photos from my friends hi-end digicam and so I just got it from him via email, so this is not wallpaper material...by the way did you get my YM? I still would like that photo you took of the moon. :)

Anonymous said...

I've always heard that the beaches of Mati are very good... now I know why :D

Abaniko said...

Where in Mati is this? Definitely not Dahican Beach.

niceheart said...

I love the clear water.

Prab said...

Wow, definitely wallpaper material. The kind of pictures you wanna put in a travel magazine. How do you get there from Davao city?

Anonymous said...

Ganda ng pics! Kaka-miss ang beach dyan sa atin.

Swipe said...

Hi Gypsy,

I sent the full moon pic to the email address that you sent. It' might have been blocked by your company's firewall. do you have a webmail address that I can send it to?

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Gypsy said...

Hi Hoop and Abaniko,
Its a across a small fishing village called Taganilao, about one hour' drive from Mati town proper. The island itself is owned by one of the families in that village. :)

Hi Niceheart, Prab and Jen,
Thanks! Good to know my amateur photos are receiving good reviews. Heheh. I think you can take a bus to Mati from Davao. And negotiate with some of the townsfolk on getting there by banca...when we were there, I saw a group docking there for scuba diving and they didnt come from the fishing village we came from.:)

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sillyserious said...

niceeee! :) great shots, gypsy! the possibilities for creativity are endless.

i don't think i've ever been to mati. pity :/

rhodora said...

Beautiful pics! For a while I thought the scenery was from another country, like Maldives, pero sa Davao pala! Ang ganda ng Pinas! :)

Gypsy said...

Hey Aleks,

Yep, the possibilities are endless, so need to get the creative juice going! :)

Hi Rhodora
Thanks for dropping by! :) Wow have, like Maldives pala? World-class talaga beaches natin, no? I'm sure there are still a lot of undiscovered bits of paradise in our country...

Toe said...

That is just beautiful Gypsy! Our country is so beautiful. The weather was perfect at that time too. Now, I miss home again. :)

Gina said...

WoW! This must be paradise on earth..Ganda-ganda talaga!

Bloghopped from Toe's.

Lazarus said...

Serenity is perfectly captured in a lone wooden bench (and a lone banca) with a calm and peaceful blue sea at the background.