Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Belgium to Bagiuo

The adventures of ‘Tipaklong‘

The little fellow came all the way from Belgium, sent in by a good friend. I’m pretty sure he has travelled quite well; from his birthplace in Germany at the Siku factory and passed on to different other places in Europe. One can tell it was well enjoyed, by the play-worn look. That is a good thing! This small VW-T2 crew-cab brought smiles to many faces!

Now it’s bringing smile to mine and the family!
It will be a fun travelling companion here in this part of the world.
First adventure: the summer capital, Bagiuo.

Checked-in at a suite.

Resting on a pillow… spoiled!

Dusk, waking up early.

Ok, why Tipaklong? The ‘grasshopper’ , its face does look one. Doesn’t it?

Enjoying the landscape at Mines View Park.

Blending in with the foliage at the President’s Mansion

Resting at Wright Park.

Trying a miniature bridge at the Botanical Garden

Rock climbing at the Grotto

Now, an interesting VW-T2 in Session Road.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Juan Cycle Mind

Padyak ng pedal
Kaluskos ng kadena
Gulong ng gulong
Halik ng hangin
Saya ng sikleta

(Loose translation =“Cyclist’s Sensory Pleasures”)


Cycle Room, the size of a toilet :-)
It stores the 1:1 2wheeled delight

My small scale delight…

Corgi 1:43, the wheels are diecast!

Monday, April 05, 2010

Orange posturing

Citrus colors are undeniably ‘in vogue’ this summer.
Hot like the weather, are colors of green, yellow and orange.
It’s easy to associate them with something fresh, something new.
New, can be also interpreted as an event of renewal or change.
No wonder, even political parties are taking on citrus colors as their official hues. I don’t blame them; they must be saying their choice of color is indeed suited to mean change. But change can have different paths; change for the better or change for the worst!
I do hope it is for the better; a better future for the now generation.

I hate politics, I really do. It makes me sick sometimes. Sadly humans are social beings admittedly having political views one way or another. These past vacation weeks, I experienced seemingly adult persons arguing childishly and heatedly about whom to vote for president. Their views and their rationale are contrastingly correct and wrong at the same time. Maybe they should see first what their candidate’s political citrus colors chosen, hypothetically meant. Maybe a clue will unfold regarding their political posturing? It’s the only light-heartedly and sane way to analyze it.

Like these on
Dark green is associated with ambition, greed, and jealousy.
Dull (dingy) yellow represents caution, decay, sickness, and jealousy.
Red-orange corresponds to desire, sexual passion, pleasure, domination, aggression, and thirst for action.

Or you Google more for other color meanings…there are tons on this subject!

Better yet, I’d just stick to the color I like best on a Thing... or two. More specifically the VW 181 Thing. The Thing came in citrus colors as well, but then again I’m partial to…..ORANGE.
Three reasons to like this hue…

Faller (Germany) up front

Matchbox (Mattel) middle

HotWheels (Mattel) back

Posturing Variations
Faller has fold down top, fold down windshield.
Matchbox has fold down top, top up windshield.
HotWheels top up top, top up windshield.