Photo Wanders | Shuttering while Cruising: Scenery, Sunset, Belenismo sa Tarlac

Shuttering while cruising, the thing I love the most whenever on a road trip. Anything that catches my attention, anything lovely to look at -- traffic-free expressway, nature and scenery along the way, beautiful displays on the street, almost anything actually -- I took photos of. 

Last weekend, we've been to another road trip up north. Our destination -- Monasterio de Tarlac. It had been another happy weekend of endless shuttering along the way. So for this week's post, it'll be all photos I took on the road, while plying the route to and from Monasterio de Tarlac.
cruising along traffic-free SCTEX on a clear sunny day, isn't it lovely? ^_^
I wish EDSA will be like this one day (wish upon a star :P)
concrete/cemented road (Lubigan Road) on a countryside, so this is where our taxes go :P
another photo taken while cruising along Lubigan Road
beautiful and relaxing scenery, right? ^_^
when you see a beautiful sunset while driving along a seemingly deserted place, would you stop and take a photo of it?
I did! :P
who wouldn't stop and capture this sunset?
I climbed the bridge's railing to get these sunset photos, am I crazy for doing so?
Passers-by thought so, I guess, 'cause they blew their horn while passing by  ^_^

sunset @ Lubigan bridge in San Jose, Tarlac
when soldiers get creative...
Belenismo sa Tarlac: The AFP Belen
Note: this belen is definitely more beautiful in person, pardon me and my camera phone for this injustice.

Belenismo sa Tarlac is an annual tradition/competition in Tarlac City (the Belen Capital of the Philippines) that promotes the art of making a Belen (nativity scene). Belens are usually made of indigenous/recycled materials showcasing the creativity of the Tarlaqueños. Belenismo sa Tarlac 2015 opened last November 5 while awarding will be held on December 5. Belens, however, would remain on display until early January next year. So what are you waiting for? Go on a road trip and see those beautiful belens!

~ oo00oo ~

“Drive slow and enjoy the scenery -- drive fast and join the scenery.” ~ Doug Horton
23 days before christmas: Maligayang pasko sa lahat! :)


  1. I should agree when about the soldiers get creative! hahahhahha, that's crazy! nice to see the holiday side of our soldiers!

  2. ang ganda....ang sarap ng feeling kapag pumunta ka sa probinsya then you will have the chance to witness this kind of atmosphere.. gusto ko pag tanda ko sa ganitong province ako titira ^_^

  3. Magandang lugar ang Tarlac at kung di ako nagkakamali marami na rin pelikula ang nagawa sa lugar na iyan. Ang kay Aga Muhlach at Mikee Cojuangco natatandaan ko na diyan nag shooting ang Forever. Ewan ko lang kung diyan din nag shooting para sa pelikula na Bakit Labis Kitang Mahal nina Aga Muhlach at Lea Salonga.

  4. Hello Arvin! Yan byahe na yan pa lang yun pagkakataon na sinadya ko talaga ang Tarlac, dati-rati ay dinadaanan at nilalampasan ko lang hehe. Siguro ay sa hacienda ng mga cojuanco sila nag shooting dahil taga roon si Mikee hehe.

    Hi Steve/Milton, salamat sa pagdalaw dito. :)


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