Monday, May 7, 2012

Malimpuec

Rolled down car windows with turned up music, we cruised the small town of Malimpuec in Pangasinan last weekend, a very laid-back town.  

Tasted the sweetest mango and tried the iced watermelon (just ice cubes and watermelon – no added sugar), it was refreshing. We went to the field to see the sunset (and mimicked the cows and carabaos' sounds. Haha), and planned to wake up early the next morning to catch the sunrise in the nearby sea, the Lingayen Gulf (I photographed the Lingayen Gulf’s sunrise years ago – http://rizalenio.blogspot.com/2011/02/lingayen-gulf-sunrise.html) but we woke up late.

…and then we slept more with opened huge capiz windows…and birds chirping in the background. Oh good times.  

46 comments:

  1. The last photo left me speechless, Rizalenio! The watermelon, hm, I can't wait them! It seems you ate a lot during the weekend.

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  2. Thank God for weekends, Traveling Hawk. Make us feel alive. Yep, I ate a lot. I love watermelon and mango.

    Have a nice day to you, my dear friend. Thank you very much for your comments.

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  3. .. i'd say such a "refreshing" post, lito. :)

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  4. Glad you say that, Rob. Salamat. Ingat lagi. :)

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  5. I realize I have such repetitive comments when it comes to your posts, but really, super lovely pictures! saya ng trip nyo! :)

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  6. Hi, Zaizai. Thank you very much sa comments mo. So happy to see comments from you lagi. :)

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  7. so colorful - looks like you are using hipstamatic.

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  8. Thanks a lot, Helen. Have a nice day. :)

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  9. Wonderful trip, great collection of creative and colorful images, and I am with you on imitating cow sounds... it is one of my favorite things to do :^)

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  10. The thought of imitating them makes me laugh. Haha. Thanks a lot for your comments, Doug. I really appreciate it coming from one of the most creative persons here in blogosphere. :)

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  11. I can never get enough of mangoes, especially Philippine mangoes. They're like the fruits of summer for me (and good for my bowel movement too haha!)

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  12. Especially the mangoes from Guimaras, The Nomadic Pinoy. World class. Haha. You're right, mabisang kaakibat sa CR. :)

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  13. napapa nga nga ako sa ganda ng shots mo..an drama pati..kaka inspire

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  14. Salamat ng marami, June. Glad to hear na nainspire ka. :)

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  15. i like the hues, parang nakaka-relax :) at may cheers orange pa pala? sarap talaga sa probinsya, kakatanggal stress!

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  16. I've never heard of that small town in Pangasinan before. I must say that the sweetest tasting mangoes I've ever eaten are from that province.

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  17. I am a fan of your photos, I want you to know. You become simple things in attractive posters. Amazing colours!!!

    Hugs

    Val

    [Barcelona Daily Photo]

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  18. Hi, McRich. Maraming salamat. You're right, masarap sa province. Feels like life is in slow motion and you can feel yourself breathing. Happy weekend! :)

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  19. Been hearing it from a friend who wed someone from here, Photo Cache. Actually, my first time here. Our mangoes are the best. :)

    Thank you. Happy weekend! :)

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  20. Hi, Val. Thank you very much. So happy to read your beautiful comments. Happy weekend! :)

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  21. Nice photos as always! Parang I want to eat watermelon because of your photos :P

    www.joeiandme.com

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  22. Salamat, Joei. I love your Bora May 1 post. Happy weekend. :)

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  23. the last shot is splendidly beautiful. i want to fly to the moon. :)

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  24. you can never go wrong with water melons. they're a great quencher on hot summer days. :)

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  25. Viewing this post is sincerely refreshing on a lazy weekend! Beautiful captures, Lito!
    I have to state, this blog post taken in your Pangasinan trip is one of my favorites in your entries to date.

    Every photo exudes character! ang husay, Lito!

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  26. Hi, LR. Me too, I want to fly to the moon. The past few days, the moon was supermoon. Hehe.

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  27. You're right, LR about watermelons. I can eat/drink it everyday. Thanks a lot for your comments. Happy weekend. :)

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  28. Docgelo, thank you very much. So happy to read your comments. I'm grinning from ear to ear now. Para akong nanalo ng award with your comments, Doc.

    Ingat po kayo lagi. Salamat uli. Happy weekend. :)

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  29. That must have been the perfect day, and I would have like a taste of that watermelon :-)

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  30. It was a perfect day indeed, RuneE. Thanks a lot. Happy weekend. :)

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  31. Ah! Those Watery Watermelons are just a treat in this horrible summer. And we get the biggest and juicest Alphonso Mangoes here in Mumbai!! Amazing captures as always, makes me dreamy!!
    Have a nice Sunday Rizalenio:)

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  32. watermelon is one of my favorite foods. i love the photo of the seeds and melon in the glass jar, that is really amazing shot to me. never heard of drinking it, might give it a try.

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  33. It looks delicious, my Friend :))

    Keep the good work !!

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  34. wow!!
    your photography is beyond beautiful!!

    i really like that water melon, and the bulding with that terrific bokeh!

    just 2 words, exquisite shots!!

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  35. Beautiful photos! So lovely. And thanks so much for your sweet comments - so glad the smile post made you smile :)

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  36. Alphonso mangoes - I'll look for that when I visit Mumbai someday, Arti. Thanks a lot for your wonderful comments. Stay cool and enjoy the summer in your place.

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  37. Thank you very much, Sandra. My first time to try that watermelon with ice cubes. Surprisingly, it's delicious. The kind that you want to drink more.

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  38. Hi, Cartim. How are you? Thanks for your comments. Stay safe always.

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  39. Thanks a lot, Betty, for those kind words. Glad you like those photos. Felt like I got a photography recognition with your comments. Thank you very much.

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  40. Hi, Shoko. Welcome to my site. I enjoyed looking at your past posts. It's a great source of inspiration. Wonderful happy selections you got in your site.

    Thank you very much. :)

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  41. Wow! I would love to have that sweet mango and watermelon.

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  42. I am jealous, each time I have mangoes here, I would always remember how sweet and juicy are the mangoes in the Philippines, and the watermelon and the rest of your food shots are so tempting.

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  43. Hi, Rajesh. They are very sweet. I'll send you some if only you're near. :)

    Thank you for your comments.

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  44. I have to close my eyes everytime I take a bite on that mango, it's really sweet. And that watermelon too. Fresh from the farm. Hope you'll enjoy these food the next time you go home in our country.

    Thank you for your comments, Betchai. Ingat lagi.

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  45. loved the little birdie on the wire

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  46. Thank you very much, SpendWell. Welcome to my site. :)

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