Saturday, March 26, 2005
This is a picture of the Malinta Tunnel, also on Corregidor Island in Manila Bay. Dug into a hill, there's something like 100 ft of rock protecting it from bombardments, and is therefore the place where both the Americans and the Japanese held out until the very end in protecting the Philippines. Now there's a multimedia sound and light experience inside which was pretty unique. They have this one part where they play what sounds like a bombing really loudly over the speakers and the whole place is shaking from the sound. I can't imagine what it was like being in there for bombardment after bombardment!
Sunday, March 20, 2005
Sunday, March 13, 2005
Friday, March 11, 2005
Wednesday, March 09, 2005
Chesa lighting a goodluck candle thing in Manila. It actually comes from tranditional Filipino animalistic religious traditions, but it was conveniently right next to one of the main churches in town. Unfortunately, I can't remember what red stands for...
Monday, March 07, 2005
We were in Thailand just before their national election, so political ads were...ubiquitous. They were cool though! They all had pics of the people in uniform and whatnot. Much more interesting to look at than American political ads. And plus, their main party is called Thai Rhak Thai (or Thai Love Thai) Party.
Thursday, March 03, 2005
This is me in front of (well, actually within the compound of) Angkor Wat. We're talking the real deal here. This is what everybody is really referring to when they speak of Angkor Wat. In case you're wondering (I'm sure you were), that tee (which cost me $1.25) has the Khmer alphabet on it. Neato desu ka?