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Friday, February 11, 2022

Gallimaufry#21

Just a gallimaufry of photos ...

Butterfly bush (Rotheca myricoides)

Asian foxtail

FROM THE SHOEBOX  PHOTOS THAT RARELY SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY

CEBU 1994

Magellan's Cross
The cross is believed to have been planted by explorers of the Spanish expedition of the first circumnavigation of the world, led by Ferdinand Magellan, upon arriving in Cebu in the Philippines on April 21, 1521.

Jeepney
Jeepneys are buses and the most popular means of public transportation ubiquitous in the Philippines. They are known for their crowded seating and kitsch decorations, which have become a widespread symbol of Philippine culture and art.

Views of my hometown (Ipoh) from my hotel window



Sungaiku hidupku in Malay translates as  my river my life.

Chinese New Year reunion dinner

African totem pole in a theme park

Which blog couldn't use a kitty!


My Corner of the World

61 comments:

  1. As usual, Veronica, a great assortment of pictures! What a view!! Some magnificent! Lovely looking cat :)

    betty

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  2. Lovely to learn from your photos!

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  3. Nice to see all the different places and flowers.
    Have a great weekend! 🌈

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  4. That cat looks so beautiful! Your union dinner was truly a feast, Veronica.

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  5. Fab photos and wonderful food! Love the kitty! Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

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  6. Beautiful photos, Veronica! I like very much the Butterfly bush. Such lovely color. The cat is also so cute. I ❤ cats!
    Have a nice weekend!

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  7. Beautiful blog, the bridge is colourful, one that picture takes my heart away.

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  8. That butterfly bush is beautiful!

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  9. Butterfly bush, so beautiful... Thanks for your sharing...

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  10. adorable cat...i love the panoramas photo and seafood chinese new year dinner...

    and the flower looks like butterfly was very beautiful. Have a nice weekend Dear ☺

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  11. That (looking at the colors I think she is a lady) cat is lovely.
    The river with all those bridges in the middle of the woods is wonderful.
    Thanks for sharing such beautiful photos.

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  12. If I can have that kind of dinner maybe I will start to celebrate Lunar New Year! It looks delicious!

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  13. Your posts always amaze me! You do a fantastic job of putting them together. Always so many cool places and things to see, and the food always looks so delicious! This week my favorites are the colored bridge and the kitty of course. Have a fantastic weekend Veronica!

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  14. Again a beautiful 'Gallimaufry'. The Butterfly bush is lovely. But I love all those images with bridges. And the Jeepney looks so funny but the cute kitty is very serious!
    Thank you, Veronica. Have a beautiful weekend!

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  15. Great photos, Veronica, as always. Thought the kitty and the Jeepney were really fun.
    Blessings!

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  16. I always enjoy your wonderful photos of another side of the world I've never seen! Love the Jeepney!

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  17. Great variety of photos. I love the Jeepney too, it's so unique. Thanks for sharing your old photos too, they were fun to see. Enjoy your weekend.

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  18. Dearest Veronica,
    You always make my heart sing!
    Can't believe we have been so close to each other for many years, not knowing it at that time or else we would have met! Not far from Singapore and neither from Java.
    Rotheca myricoides'Ugandense', we once used to have here in our garden... Miss its beauty. You show some extraordinary photos.
    And the food is kind of torture for me, especially as we near lunch time... Enak sekali.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  19. Hola Verónica, precioso reportaje, las fotografías son muy bonitas, me quedo con el gato.
    Feliz fin de semana.

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  20. Another beautiful collection of photos, Veronica. The variety of bridges crossing the river is so interesting. And the Chinese New Year food collage makes my mouth water!

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  21. It’s nice to see such a love of color, especially on that beautiful bridge.

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  22. I lived in the Philippines until I was 7 years old. I don't think I ever visited Cebu, but do remember riding the jeepneys!

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  23. The kitty is cute. Happy Sunday to you.

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  24. What wonderful photos! I'm especially fond of the cat and also that wonderful bridge with the colorful spokes!

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  25. An interesting story of the Magellan's Cross. Your view outside your window is spectacular. You live in a pretty area. I love that rainbow bridge. The Chinese New Year dinner looks delicious. I just had Chinese food, and I was craving it so much. The African totem pole is colorful and delightful. And a great picture of the cat.

    Have a peaceful Sunday.

    ~Sheri

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  26. Me gusto el gatito. Y Filipinas es muy linda. Rica comida por el año nuevo chino. Te mando un beso

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  27. Pretty kitty. Interesting bridges.

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  28. Such wonderful photos! Of course, we love the one with the kitty, but they are all just gorgeous. Thank you for sharing them with us. :)

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  29. Very enjoyable looking at all your photos! Each and every one was great!

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  30. Beautiful pictures! The food from your reunion dinner looks yum!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  31. I loved the photos of the Flowers and the Cat, but the Bus and the Bridge of different colors was my favorite photos. I wish we had a Bridge like that in my hometown and a Jeep like that to take a ride on leading to new adventures.

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  32. those photos - they are so great, I am truly speechless:)

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  33. What fab photos again and lovely food what a beauty that cat is heheh!

    Have a gauliimaufrytastic week 👍

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  34. Wow that butterfly bush - i haven't seen one like that here in the states. And that beautiful cat. I love all the photos, always do. What a great trip that would be to visit and see the colorful life there.

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  35. I loved the gorgeous photos you shared of your hometown. What a beautiful place to be from!!

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  36. beautiful photos - love the mountains, flowers, and yes the cat

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  37. As always, fun and interesting post, love them.....

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  38. That place look amazing. All of these bridges and nature are so beautiful, but flowers fascinated me the most. I never before didn't saw these plants.

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  39. have a great day full of sun rays:)

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  40. I love all that lush greenery. I don't see a lot of tree's and grass here unless I go to the mountains.

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  41. Beautiful photos. I especially like the tri-color, spotted cat.
    Carol
    www.scribblingboomer.com

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  42. I like of those colorful means of public transportation! Great picture of the river and interesting report!

    Have a nice day :-)

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  43. A lovely selection of photos. I love all the differently designed bridges.

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  44. What beautiful photos! It looks like you had a great feast for the new year, and the photos from your hotel are great, such wonderful views! :)

    Hope your week is a good one so far :)

    Away From The Blue

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  45. That is a beautiful kitty! Mom remembers the Jeepneys from the Philippines when she was there a few times many years ago. They are super interesting vehicles.

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  46. ...the Jeepney and the cat caught my eye! Take care and stay well.

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  47. Beautiful shots. I always get stuck on the food though. Yummy.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

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  48. Lovely selection and what a gorgeous kitty!

    Elza Reads

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  49. These Are Remarkable Photos - Amazing - Climbing Back Up To Have Another Gander

    Cheers

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  50. Darling Vero,

    Such endearing pictures.

    Thank you for taking me back to the Philippines. That's one place I miss the most, much more than Singapore. Though we lived there for almost the same duration or maybe a little more at SG.

    I loved the Jeepneys though never took a ride. Cebu we did'nt end up visiting but we went scuba diving to Anilao and other places. Also to Bohol which is one of the best travel experiences of my life Whale watching.

    What a spread there? Did you cook it all? :)

    And that kitty is purrrfectly awwwdorable. :-))

    Your hometown looks lush and fairy tale like. That multi-coloured bridge has my <3

    Big hugs and happy vibes for a fabulous weekend, my friend.
    Loads of love too.

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  51. Oh, what a pretty patterned cat, dear Veronica! Apparently she had an accident with her tail (like my friend Maria's cat had)...
    I really like the colorful bridge in your hometown - why aren't bridges designed so cheerfully more often?
    Your food photos blow my mind, I haven't had lunch today!
    All the best and have a nice weekend,
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2022/02/blog-post.html

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  52. A nice mix of photos Veronica. I especially like the line of colourful bridges. We have a bush we call butterfly bush but it's nothing like your own. Ours is buddleia and comes in many shades of pink and lilac as well as having a very lovely smell that butterflies cant resist.

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  53. I like seeing the Jeepneys. My step grandma was from the Philippines. She's the only grandma I knew on that side.

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  54. I've seen that plant before, the mussaendra and wondered what it was called

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