Saturday, June 26, 2010

mangkawayan village calaguas

passing by their houses, you'll see them lean and give a curious look. and when they see your camera, they smile. that's when you start taking a shot behind the camera lens smiling.
the people, the slow paced lifestyle, the fresh catch, the fishing boats, the gardens. just some of the things that makes a fishing village so appealing to me. a simple lifestyle at its best.
Mangakawayan village, Calaguas group's largest coastal village, is beautiful in the aspect of houses with well spaced lots. separated by wooden fences and small ornamental gardens.here, visitors go for cold drinks and something to munch. from Mahabang Buhangin beach, it is about 20-30minute walk to this village. expect no shade along the way but a path to follow.as of our visit, electricity is only available at night. so expect a jam packed videoke house. this reminds me of my experience of Sibuyan island in Romblon years back, where a large television with seats is called a movie house.
seeing fishing nets and crab cages reminds me again that i should even once in my life, experience fishing with the locals. but with limited time, i'll skip the chance again but it won't be far from happening. i just love the island life.

27 comments:

Hilda said...

You make it look and sound so romantic, but I'm sure their life can be so difficult. But it is a beautiful place, and I hope that the residents will take very good care of it, not just for nature's sake but also for their own.

alicesg said...

I am sure you have a great time at the village. Simple life but they look so happy.

Bengbeng said...

this pics were taken in th Phillipines but could just be from Sarawak too :)

bertN said...

I want to spend a few days in a remote, fishing village like that.

Raft3r said...

ang pinoy talaga kahit saan mahilig sa photo ops
hehe

docgelo said...

i hope the people living in this village are aware how they are truly blessed; perhaps not of many material things but simplicity of life and generosity of nature.

another nice post, dom!

I am Xprosaic said...

Hahahahahha I could relate how people smile when there's a camera... i guess ugali na talaga ng pinoy ang pagiging masayahin kahit ano pa man ang estado ng buhay nila...

dong ho said...

>hi hilda, difficult specially when some of their children reaches the age where they need to study college. this leads us to reaching out this areas.

i also hope that they will be able to preserve their island.

>hi alicesg, i did. they are.

>bengbeng, tropical countries as we are on.

>bertn, whne you get back to the country.

>raft3r, natural ata sa puso ng pinoy.

>docgelo, maybe not but as they see more and more people visit the island, they will soon realize it.

salamat!

>xprosaic, tama ka diyan. natural at genuine smile.

SandyCarlson said...

A very beautiful place full of beautiful people. So bright!

Graphic Designer (also the Roadside Reviewer) said...

as a child i'd pass by such houses with similar-looking people along the provincial highway going to my mom's hometown in quezon. it's good you know your cue. something natural like that is priceless. a smile may not last in person but it lingers in a photo. one knows if the subject was just told to smile.

Luna Miranda said...

i always hesitate taking photos of people in the streets when i travel. baka magalit.:p in batad, a lady looked really pissed when we aimed our cameras at her--she was washing clothes. i bet some of these folks wonder why tourists troop into their village.:p

Pietro said...

Beautiful views of Mangakawayan village and very nice portraits too.

nanaybelen said...

Heheh.. photogenic din kaya sila.

tim said...

the silence speaks love!

Jag said...

I was fascinated by your photography...love it!

Vic said...

hi dong! na-miss kong tumambay dito. wala pa ring nagbago... galing pa rin ng mga kuha mo. sana updated na ulit ako. :)

Beth said...

Hi my third time here, I think.
I like your shots! kaya lang di ko maview un ibang pics, why kaya? anyway, how I wish I could learn photography na. :)

dong ho said...

>hi sandy, what more if you get to meet them.

>roadside, so true. i actually have a hard time shooting people because most of the time i feel uneasy to just shoot. connection between your subject is very important. just so good that most of them here gives back a genuine smile.

>hi luna, same here. that's why if possible converse with them first. it helps a lot as they know that you can be a good friend and best yet to tell them that youll be posting it.

>pietro, thanks!

>nanaybelen, i agree.

>tim, with their genuine smile, definitely.

>jag, thanks! i appreciate your visit to eskapo.

>hi vic, nice to see you dropping by again. thanks!

>hi beth, maybe the photos has not yet done downloading. you can always refresh the page. i remember you visiting here last time. so happy to see you dropping by again.

Travel vacation said...

Thank you for everything you have shown to us, you will definitely experience I use to soon come and visit this nice place.

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a good place that can increase the inspiration for all of us ..

Technology and Informations said...

really beautiful and very fitting for my soon to visit.

healthy live said...

thank you for this excellent info, I would like to visit there.

Technology said...

very good, the quality of the natural beauty of incredible ..

bobby said...

beautiful, beautiful, interesting ... that's no good at these places .. I like that.

Finance Business Corner said...

I like it, and I'm sure everyone would like to place this good, I was eager to visit it for the sake of my family happy.

Allen said...

ganitong ganito din sa antique. nung umuwi ako, pag dadaan kami, dudungaw sila tapos pag magpic na, todo smile. haha.

Chyng said...

yan pala ang mangkawayan.
mas convenient ba yugn daan jan?

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