Friday, August 24, 2012

BFF Challenge:City

I went all out for my nail art for this challenge & i am on time this time! hahahaha!

I was really planning to do it last black & white because i really adore black & white combo but i was sick at that time. I already had everything planned out... such a shame. So this time, armed with my acrylics & faux nails, i set out to paint Manila, the capital of my country.

dum! dum! dum!
*the song Manila playing on the background*
Manila, Manila.
I keep coming back to Manila.
Simply no place like Manila.
Manila, I'm coming home!

I don't live in Manila, mind you. The city where i live in belong in the Metropolitan Manila though. Manila is just 30minutes away from where i live so i can go there whenever i want to. Let me give you a tour of the city by my nails!

Manila Cathedral~

Officially known as Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception & i just quoted Wiki there. .. hehehe
Located at the heart of Manila, this church has been one of my favorites. We mostly go here on Sundays when we are celebrating something special in the family, specifically birthdays!

Rizal Park

Commonly known as Luneta, a place that has a special mark in our history. The place where our national hero was executed thus igniting the revolution that freed our country from colonization.

People mostly flock the park for picnicking or just simply unwinding. I grew up going to Luneta together with my uncles & grandmother before. Last time i went here was together with bf just because i'm curious to see how it is.

Manila Bay

Watching the sunset has always been a pleasure especially if you are along the banks of Manila Bay. The myriad of colors displayed for everyone to see is a true beauty which is quite hard to capture on the camera.

Modes of transportation:

Tagged as the King of the road, i don't know if they are still considered as king of the road
I don't drive & im not even that tempted to learn how to drive. Why?
I might sound weird but i actually do enjoying riding the public transportation. There are fun & interesting things to see on a public transportation. I love riding the jeepney. I'm serious!

You know, one of my lifelong dream is actually to ride at the edge of the jeepney just holding on to the railings. When i told the bf about it, he laughed at me. I know it is funny but i would really love to try it. That also goes with having my hair shaved & selling balut at night. I have simple dreams. lol!


I am proud to say that i grew up in a time where riding kalesa is very common.
Kalesa is a horse carriage that was used way back when tricycles are not yet widely used. I remember my grandma taking me along the market with her big straw basket at hand. Line of kalesas would be waiting for passengers from their trip to market. I love love love sitting at the front where i get to sit beside the Kutsero (the kalesa driver), on this plank of wood that serves as a chair.

You can still see few kalesa's at select places in Manila.
It costs way too much than before but the experience is something!

I tried writing in cursive. I know it's not perfect but it's so hard to achieve perfection if you are just using a brush, but i tried.hehe

So, what do you think?
Interesting enough to try visiting Manila?

You can check out these ladies doing the same challenge with me:
Sally Of Nail Pron

Hope you all are having a great day!
Jaa ne~!


Phoebe said...

Omg Thiamere! These are gorgeous! I especially love the kalesa! sooo cute!

JennyAustria said...

wow this is greattt! :)) more fun ithe phils!

Marias Nail Art said...

Super fun, cute and well painted :)

Kerrie said...

Wow amazing detail!

DenysiaYu said...

Your nails look amazing! :)

LacquerDreams said...

Thia these are magnificent!

Shari said...

Wow I love your nails!! :) Ang galing nung artist :)

i_diane_ini said...

Ang purty Thiamere. :D Very Original

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