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Phoneography Challenge: Isla Naburot as Seen Through the Lens of my Samsung Note 2

Isla is our dialect for island so Isla Naburot means Naburot Island. I visited this private island resort in Jordan, Guimaras last year and immediately fell in love with its serene ambience.

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I asked the owner what Naburot means and he said it is a root crop that was once abundant in the island.

Upon arrival, we were immediately taken to our room, which was as charming as the resort itself.  Here’s our view from the balcony.

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Isn’t it breathtaking?  Just look at the lush beauty of the greenery that surrounds the island.  What more, Isla Naburot has no electricity so it’s the perfect getaway for those who want to get away from it all.  Just to be clear, though, the island uses solar power, but it’s not available the whole day.

Each time our meal is served, we had to go to the main hall, which afforded us views of its private beachfront.

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Because the island is well-surrounded by other islands, its beach lacks the usual waves and looks so placid it can be mistaken for a lake, though we verified its saltwater when we went for a swim.

Here’s a panoramic shot.

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What I liked and remember most about our stay here was the food.  During each meal, we were treated to sumptuous meals of fresh seafood and fruits.

And yes, Guimaras does have the sweetest mangoes in the country.

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I have many more beautiful photos of this serene island, but I will save them for my detailed post about Isla Naburot.

All photos are unedited and taken using my Samsung Note 2.

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This post is an entry to the Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge by Lens and Pens by Sally. We have no theme this week since the 4th and 5th week’s themes are picked by the challenger.  This 4th week, I chose Travel because while I was freeing space from my smartphone, I found so many stills from my previous travels.

Photo+Text: Easter 2015

I’ve always associated Easter with hope thus this quote.

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Remember the movie The Passion of the Christ? I cried buckets when I watched it. At some points, I couldn’t even focus on what’s onscreen because I felt Jesus was suffering too much – He who is the sinless one bore our sins so that we may be saved.

Thankfully, Jesus’ story didn’t end on the cross. On the third day, God raised Him from the dead. It was the greatest of surprises, one which is a glimpse of what awaits those who follow Jesus.

Hope lives and its because Jesus trusted God the Father.

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Happy Easter, everyone!

Now for the credits.  The first photo was taken at Isla Naburot in Guimaras, which I will blog about soon. Filter is Pixlr-o-matic’s Carl filter. Text added via Phonto.

The second photo was salvaged from my old Sony Ericsson phone’s memory card.  I remember taking this as I was doing my morning rounds at Plantation Bay.  Since it was a little skewed, I used Snapseed to straighten it then added Pixlr-o-matic’s Ingrid filter and Clean border. Text courtesy of Phonto.