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Mural Project And Some Photos Aside

Have been planning this project.

Taking a photo of the three wall murals I see every weekend. These murals along Lower Tumon here in Guam are a reflection of Guam’s culture.  I prayed for a sunny day and this morning it was indeed sunny but with some drizzle here and there, well that is how Guam is at times it rains on the other side of the road while its sunny on the other side.

Hope you like my photos. 

This mural is right across Guam Visitor’s Bureau.

This on going projetc is right across Guam Visitors Bureau

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Lady in the mural project(not the official name)

The Lady in Black & White

A passing jogger and the Lady



The below mural is found in the 4 way intersection right in front of Hilton Resort & Spa.

wa trying to get a panoramic shot of this mural but my camera is limited

partial shoot of the mural

middle part of the mural depicting the carabao

The gumamela in the mural at Hilton Guam

deers in the mural at Hilton Guam

Carabao ride island style

The hard working Chamorro dad

Kalachu-chi with some vandalism though



I was only able to get one picture of the mural in the road going up to Kmart due to the drizzle on a sunny morning.

I Love Guam Mural



While walking and shooting the murals I got some other eye catching imagery.

got this while walking towards Hilton Guam

got this while on my way down from the hill towards Hilton Guam

Beauty in the grass at another angle

another fire tree, hmmm it seems there are lots of fire tree in Lower Tumon

got this while walking towards Kmart in Guam

close up shot of the flowers in bloom

a solo of the Gumamela

another angle for the Gumamela

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Mural Photography at Lower Tumon, Guam

You already noticed that most of my photographs are taken at Lower Tumon Guam. The reason is that it is the nearest place I go for a quick photo shoot. So check and enjoy some of my shots.
Unfinished Mural right across Guam Visitors Bureau



Mural in Hilton Resort & Spa



The last one is at the road going to Kmart. This is an epic fail shoot because it started to rain but I was still able to get at least one below.


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Hanging Out in CoffeeBeanery in Micronesia mall

If I don’t feel like going home yet or would just like to sip coffee while browsing the worldwide web, I go to Coffee Beanery at Micronesia mall because it is the nearest one to where I live.

The baristas here are wondering because I always order coffee base drinks and also hot drinks. They wonder how do I manage to get to sleep after drinking coffee at evening. Well coffee is my addiction and yup I am a late sleeper.
Well enjoy some of the shots I got in CoffeeBeanery.
chilling out on a lazy Tuesday

Coffee hot hot!!!

One of the leading coffee shops here in Guam

Coffee time at Micronesia Mall Coffee Beanery

the barista's corner
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Model: Fire tree and other trees

After many postponement I finally have the time to photograph the fire trees in Lower Tumon and even able to get other photos of other subjects.

A cloud in the early morning shape like Africa

A fire tree in its full bloom

A view of the fire tree at 6:00 am at Reef Hotel

Aside from the fire tree this shrub with yellow flowers caught my eye

in its beautiful bloom


I had a hard time getting a clear shot at the fire tree in Hyatt. Any advice on how to reduce noise or how to shoot at a bright sun at my back?

a shot of the fire tree at the gates of Hyatt Hotel Guam

The red tree in its majestic sight

with the sun already up took pictures underneath

with this fire tree in Hyatt Hotel in Guam

The perfect white of the Calachuci

it endured the hardships of life with pride

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Fire Tree at Lower Tumon

Have been planning to photograph the fire trees in Lower Tumon and the ones that are in bloom are in The Reef Hotel and Hyatt. 
Fire Tree in Reef Hotel



The one in Hyatt which I took pictures after eating breakfast at Burker King right across Tumon Sands.


The images I took in Hyatt is a bit blurry. I guess the bright sun cause it or I am not just good yet at adjusting the settings for landscape settings.

In between shooting the fire trees I got some other pictures enjoy!



I am still shy in taking pictures of passing people. Probably that would be my next project. It would be nice if I can catch the emotion of those walking or jogging in Lower Tumon, Guam. 


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Closeup Photo Shots During my Pangasinan VAcation

Was in the Philippines for a vacation and while at our home in Dulag Binmaley, Pangasinan was able to take these photos.

An unknown ornamental plant probably planted by our youngest brother  or my mom.



Our dog named Purina




An unusual fruit from a tree my brother planted



Mushrooms anyone? These aren’t edible though.



Even AngryBirds invaded my place already



And finally flowers, wild grass, and a coconut 








Notice: The words “Purina” and “AngryBirds” are copyrighted and trademarks of their respective owners.
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Lunch at Alize Restaurant in Reef Hotel

We had lunch at Reef Hotel’s Alize Restaurant and can’t help but get some images.

Some of the good shots are below. Hope you like them!

At an angle

At another angle
One of the Lanterns at Alize

A bird carving inside Alize Restaurant


A statue of a mermaid facing Tumon Bay at Reef Hotel

The beach at Reef Hotel

A extended view of Tumon Beach from Reef Hotel

A view of Tumon Bay in Reef Hotel

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Micronesia Mall in Guam

source: http://www.micronesiamall.com
I decided to get my usual dose of Java at Coffee Beanery in Micronesia Mall instead of my usual Sunday coffee at Infusion.
While coming in I saw a co-worker and also passed by ABC store to check the price of my possible pasalubong but its kinda pricey will check some other possible pasalubong which is more lighter on the luggage and of course the pocket.
While walking can’t help but point and shoot some pictures but I was hesitant on some because 1) its a public place and 2) I might be charge with taking pictures without permit.
So check out some below hope you like it:
Hallway going to the other side from Macy’s Children and Men’s section
The late Sunday scene at Micronesia Mall

The newly opened shop
Check out the newly opened beauty shop in Micronesia Mall

Shoes in Foot Locker
Red shoes at Foot Locker in Micronesia Mall

And more shoes in Foot Locker
Foot Locker Window

On display in one of the shops 
Predator vs. Alien
LIfesize replica of Predator on display in Micronesia Mall
Lifesize replica of the Alien on display in Micronesia Mall
This two metal sculptures from scrap metal usually from engine parts to utensils is so detailed and actually life size if you don’t really check out out you might mistake it that its real. 
Facing Army Drive or Route 16

After getting my Sunday grocery was able to take some photos in the parking lot just outside Payless Supermarket. There is one section in Payless Supermarket that I wanted to photograph that is the vegetable section. I like how the tomatoes and all veggies are arranged. Next time I will take a photo and I hope the security wont stop me though.
Parking lot near Payless Supermarket
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Photos taken while at Infusion Coffee & Tea

Visit the newly opened coffee shop of Infusion Cofee & Tea
source: http://emzstyle.com

Infusion Coffee & Tea located across Nissan in Upper Tumon is my weekly hangout place one because of Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee in a French press(I think they are the only one offering coffee in French press here in Guam) and second is because of the ambiance.


If you have been in their coffee shop you will find a unique interior with the photos and some unique wall designs. I was able to get some pictures on a not so busy day, was hoping to get more pictures but I don’t want to disturb or intrude to some of their clients privacy in their coffee or chat time.

Below are some images I took hope you like them:

Was trying to capture sunset effect


Wall deco at Infusion in color


Wall deco at Infusion in Black & white

Seats at the back in clolor


Seats in black & white


If I get a chance will try to take more photos of the interior. But for now lets enjoy my Jamaican Blue Mountain shall we.
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Around the island photos part 1

When I first came to Guam I was able to go around the Island in one day. Some photos I got while going here and there.