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4/22/2010; edsa shrine [Apr. 24th, 2010 | 09:30 pm]
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iniibig ko ang Pilipinas

I went to EDSA Shrine a few days back.



If it weren't for the chapel underneath which held weekly Mass, I'd say it was basically invisible to everyone passing within sight of it.



The cleanliness was unnerving, and I felt a twinge of guilt at my shock.







I feel relief, and anger, and disappointment, and frustration, and just so much love, thinking about what this place means to my country, but I don't know what to say to do justice to how I feel.











I had to leave to get back home though; promptness for dinner will always trump patriotism in my family.























Looking at these photos I still don't know what to say. This country has let me down so many times, but I know I will never be home anywhere else.
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-06-03 02:52 am (UTC)

:)

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The courage you have! I mean, I would NEVER take out my SLR in Manila. I always feel like within five seconds, it'll be snatched. :D I admire your courage. Manila is so photogenic as a city, but I can't really bring myself to take out my camera. Gah, I envy you. :)
From: otherjoseph
2010-06-03 03:59 am (UTC)

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That's really sad to hear, because you're letting fear take over common sense. :P

I bring my camera out, and I've had it stolen yes, but that doesn't mean I keep it at home forever.

Take your camera out, make sure it's always with you, and stay alert. That's it.