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dandz Prenup Shoot on the Seri Wawasan Bridge, KL, #Malaysia 2mon

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dandz Putra Mosque
Putrajaya, #Malaysia
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dandz Seri Wawasan Bridge, KL, #Malaysia

This 240 meter long sail ship like bridge connects the residential area of Precinct 8, and Precinct 2 on the Core Island, crossing the Putrajaya Lake.

It may be a busy bridge during the day but at night, it becomes a tourist spot where vehicles are parked so people could enjoy the beauty of its night lights.
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dandz #Petronas Twin Towers

A landmark of Kuala Lumpur, #Malaysia. By far, this is the tallest skyscraper that i have ever seen personally. It was the tallest in the world from 1998-2004. No smart phone camera could capture this 88 storey building from base to tip. Ultra wide angled or fisheye lenses will do the trick.
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dandz Rusting but still durable shed along Jalan Tun Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, #Malaysia.
This path leads to the train station that will take you to the famous Batu Caves. Malaysia's weather is quite unpredictable. Summer is never an assurance to not have rains thus making sheds like this very useful in traveling by foot.
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dandz Lucky are those who could fly. Their view is more beautiful than what the tallest could see from up high.

#Ortigas #Sunset
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dandz Tommy's Maiden Flight

Tommy is my #DJI #Phantom2. Making him fly is easy but the compass calibration is another story. I dont know if its really impossible to calibrate if you're surrounded by tall buildings but i've never had a successful calibration within the vicinity of such. DJI Phantoms have the ability to fly back to the spot where it was calibrated, if it has flown too high, too far, or if its battery gets critically low. Of course, this feature wont work if the compass calibration is not done successfully. I was able to successfully calibrate Tommy's compass on the top of this building. On Tommy's maiden flight, there was a point that i made him fly just a little lower than the penthouse which is a floor just below the rooftop where i was standing. I wasn't aware back then of how long the battery will last. After more than 15 minutes of continues flying, i felt that he's getting harder to control. At first i thought that he's just getting out of range but he was not that far from me at that time. That's when i realized that it was the batteries that might be damaged coz, for me, it was not that long since i started flying him. So i hurriedly hit the controls to make him ascend and fly back to me but he was barely ascending. I pushed the controls to maximum and make him ascend as fast as he could while uttering, "don't you dare give up on me now! Please!". Luckily he was able to make it to the penthouse level, just below the rooftop, and there i was able to make him land safely, with a bunch of people looking at him wondering where it came from. As soon as i was able to shut down his propellers i ran as fast as i could downstairs to where he was. I asked the store about the average flying time of Phantoms and they confirmed that its just 20 minutes more or less. Since then i've never let him fly longer than 15 minutes just to make sure.
I was so thankful not just because i managed to spare my phantom's life, but mostly because i was able to avoid hurting people or damaging properties. That experience made me realize that drones are not toys, they are machines that should be dealt with utmost care and strong sense of responsibility.
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dandz A new beginning.
It has been 15 weeks since my last post. I've been so busy i didn't notice how time flew so fast. But now that i've collected myself, i'm now more than willing to continue sharing the adventures that i've had including the past 15 weeks, though i know i didn't look so enthusiastic in this photo, but i really am happy to be active again here. Thanks to this new (though already common to many) and very addicting gear called @GoPro, i've found new ways (at least for me) in capturing moments and views that fascinates me. And you might see my face on my posts more often now so please forgive me if you grow tired with it.

Photo taken atop of some building in Makati City, #Philippines
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dandz Sunrise at Manila's Sunset Blvd

This shot was taken on the bridge over the intersection of Roxas Boulevard and Buendia Avenue.

Roxas Blvd, as i have mentioned in my previous post, is the west end of Buendia Avenue. This 7.6km (4.72mi) long street holds Manila's most famous spots to view the setting sun. It has taken several names before ending up with its current name. It was originally named Cavite Blvd, then renamed to Dewey Blvd in honor of the American Admiral George Dewey, then renamed to Heiwa Blvd in late 1941 during the Japanese Home Rule, and lastly to Roxas Blvd to honor the fifth president of the Republic of the Philippines, President Manuel Roxas.
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dandz Worldwide Walk

On February 15, 2014, the Iglesia Ni Cristo broke 2 Guinness World Records. The largest charity walk in a single venue with 175,000 participants, and the largest charity walk in 24 hours (multiple venue) with 519,521 participants coming from 13 timezones, 125 site and 54 countries including the #Philippines. The proceeds of this charity event were donated to the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda in Eastern Visayas.

The previous records were from Singapore for the single venue with 77,000 participants, while the multiple venue category was from 1,011 different locations around Canada with a total of 231,635 participants.

In this photo, participants coming from Buendia Avenue assembled at Roxas blvd even before sunrise.

#GlorytoGOD
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dandz The Church

Sonny + Laih

Ugong, Pasig City, #Philippines

Pasig was believed to have come from the old Sanskrit word “passid”, or sand, which refers to the tribal community beside the sandy edges of the river. Some historians believed that El Pasig came from Legaspi (Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, theBasque explorer well known for being involved in the "Sanduguan", and was the first Governor-General of the Spanish East Indies.
It was pronounced “mapaksik” by the Pre-Hispanic Chinese inhabitants of Binondo, Manila (Mabagsik is Tagalog for "terrifying" - depicting the river's raging current during the typhoon season, causing massive floods on nearby towns and villages, destroying wide hectares of farmland, and even bringing huge amounts of logs and water lilies from Marikina River, Laguna de Bay, and San Juan River towards Colonial Manila). “Mapaksik" later became "Pah-sik", and was then changed to what is now "Pasig". It may have also come from the Tagalog word "dalampasigan", which means "riverbank".
According to Jose Villa Panganiban, the former director of The Institute of National Language, "Pasig" is another ancient Sanskrit word meaning “ A waterway coming from one body of water to another,” which briefly describes the river because its flow starts from Laguna de Bay, leading to Manila Bay.

Source: Wikipedia
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dandz The Reception Venue
Erikson + Klareen
Anahaw Beach Resort, Calapan, Oriental Mindoro
Calapan, the Provincial Capital and gateway of Oriental Mindoro, is the center of education, religious activities, comerce, and industry of the said province.
Oriental Mindoro as its name implies, composes the eastern part of the island of Mindoro, the 7 largest island in the Philippines. Mindoro was formerly called Mai or Mait by Chinese traders, and Mina de Oro (from where its current name was derived) which means "gold mine" by Spaniards.
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dandz The Church

Erikson + Klareen

Calapan, Oriental Mindoro, #Philippines
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dandz One Roxas Triangle Tower 1

Currently the 8th tallest building in Makati City, #Philippines. It is a 51-storey residential condominium that stands at 174.3 meters (571.85 feet). Since One Roxas Triangle is supposed to be a 2 tower complex, then i guess its safe to assume that Tower 2 is now under construction, as per the lower right part of this picture.
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dandz Makati Avenue

A 2.3km (1.43mi) road, in Makati City, that forms the eastern boarder of Ayala Traingle, with the other 2 boarders being 2 old airport runways, of the old Nielson Field airport, converted into wide roads known today as Ayala avenue and Paseo de Roxas. The said airport was shut down after World War II, but the control tower was preserved and is now a library named Filipinas Heritage Library.
In this photo, Makati avenue is the one in the middle, slanting upward from right to left. While Paseo de Roxas is the one on the left.
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dandz Buendia Avenue

I failed. It was supposed to be a 365 day project. But time was not on my side and 48 continues days was all I could provide. Deadlines and heavy work load are my alibis. I know that there's just no valid reason for this. I haven't posted anything for 19 days but now Im back to redeem myself. I failed myself but i want to make up for all those failures. From now on it wont be just pictures. I will be posting stories and I hope to be a good story teller thru my pictures.

So to start this new project, lemme introduce you all to the city that made me fail my previous project, Makati City, the financial center of the Philippines. The city that houses the source of my daily stress. But im still thankful with this city for without it i wont have the resources for my daily living, and of course i wont be able to have this post in the first place.
Buendia Avenue, now called Senator Gil Puyat Avenue, is one of the busiest streets of Metro Manila. One that most taxi drivers are very allergic of during rush hours. Its actually 5.4km (3.36mi) long, with EDSA and Roxas Blvd as its east and west ends, respectively. In this picture, it is the street at the lower part. It is most accessible during Sundays, like any other street.;P

TRIVIA:
Buendia Avenue got its name from a Bulacan senator back in the 1940s who is Nicolas Buendia.
Senator Gil Puyat served from 1951-1972.
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dandz Day
Looking back
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