Dashadowlost: Cabongaoan Beach, Burgos, Pangasinan

So last year, my sister and I made a quick trip to Burgos, Pangasinan to cap off 2016. It was supposed to be a getaway with my 2 sibs and our 5 dogs but ate decided to stay behind since there would be no one left to guard the house. Elijah and I still pushed through with the trip. We were supposed to leave for Burgos at 3 in the morning to catch the sunrise BUUUUUTTTT we both overslept so we left at around 6 o’clock in the morning.

It was a 4 hour drive (since we left late, and there were also a lot of tourists heading towards Alaminos, and Bolinao (other beaches on the same area). Not many people know about Cabongaoan beach Continue reading


Worldwide Instameet 12: Manila Leg

Worldwide Instameet is an instagram meet where people from all-over the world gather to meet other people who share the same passion as they do, as I do… that is, INSTAGRAM. Believe me when I tell you that I take my instagram seriously. Well, not really that serious since my feed still sucks. Consistency, HELLO?

Anw, I was able to be part of the Manila leg of WWI12 which happened last Sunday, the 4th of October 2015 in BGC. It was such an awesome experience. I had so much fun meeting people who were up for anything, just to get a good shot. We were advised to be dressed in black tops for this event.

“Dressed in black from head to toe..” (almost)

Anyway, it was an event which lasted for a whole day. Although, it rained, people were still able to make the most out of the wet streets. It was awesome, it was fun, people were still game to do anything for the love of instagram.

I am no good at taking pictures as compared to the other people who joined the instameet, and *ugh!* I so love their feed!!! VERY CONSISTENT. 😦 I wish I had a feed as good as theirs. Anw, here are my not-so-noob-not-so-pro photos

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Here are the other photos I took using my phone which are already uploaded in my instagram account

It's raining and we don't look happy but we are! #TodayIMet

A photo posted by Dasha Mones (@erikadasha) on Oct 3, 2015 at 10:43pm PDT

Photo Walk

A photo posted by Dasha Mones (@erikadasha) on Oct 4, 2015 at 1:04am PDT

The Black and White Photo Challenge

Last month, I was nominated by a friend to do the black and white photo challenge. I have already seen some people do it and didn’t expect that I would actually be nominated. I am not a pro at photography, I’m just a “pho” not a protographer. (HAHAHAHA. Didn’t get the joke? OKAY!)

Joke 1

joke 2


So you have to upload black and white photos for five days (one photo per day) and you have to tag five different people each day. No skipping of days!!! But well as for me, being a sucker at uploading photos and even at updating my blog, I was able to skip at least 2 days for my third and fifth photo. Nye nye.

Anyway, here are my photos:

1. Mademoiselle.
This photo was taken in 2012 when we went to an educational field trip in Bulacan at Biak-na-bato.


2. Minesweeper
Okay the title is a little bit corny. Fine, CORNY! This photo was taken in Baguio City last 2013 at Mines View Park, hence the name Mine+Sweeper.

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3. Upside Down
This is my friend doing a hand stand at a wooden platform in Pampanga last 2012 during our field trip in our Philippine History Class.

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4. Barasoain Church
This is also in Bulacan taken at the same day of the first photo. Barasoain Church is one of the oldest churches in the Philippines. This place served as temporary residence of the first Philippine president, Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo. It also held three important events in Philippine history: the convening of the First Philippine Congress, the drafting of the Malolos Constitution, and the inauguration of the First Philippine Republic. (source: http://www.barasoainchurch.org/ -read more)

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5. Pyromusical
I was really thankful for the opportunity of being invited by a protographer (omg! I’m using it again) during this lovely event. We weren’t really at MOA to experience the event but we were right across the venue so we can still hear the sound. It was really hard to take a decent photo since I had no external shutter that time and the tripod I was using broke. (Talk about kamalasan!!!)

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Well here it is! If you want to do it but no one is nominating you, go do it yourself and just say that I nominated you (((: