It’s my first time to have my wife as a pillion passenger outside our immediate vicinity. I asked her to docu our mini-adventure Vespa Ride to UP. She recounts her ride experience below with pics and captions. :)
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I was told yesterday we are going to meet Cox today and ride daw kami sa Vespa. Taka ako why? Wala daw para ready daw kami if we go Europe haha taray diba? And then I found out may Valentine Irog Ride and Vespa Club… hmm set up yata ako. Well whatever the reason is, I did have fun and it’s another thing we get to do together since there are now little stuff we do since the kids came. Actually year before Laya came, we started to have a couple’s life na tapos nagka Laya so you can imagine. hahaha. Til the next ride Didda!
The ride begins! Eto trying to capture a shot of myself to remember this ride by... di success kasi isang kamay lang pwede sa cam and aside from takot akong ma snatch takot din akong mahulog phone ko while at the same time nagbabalanse para di mahulog hahaha. At this point di pa ako feeling confident but I kept shooting kasi near our house pa ito so di pa madaming tao (ergo less chances of snatchers). Si Abet natatakot din panay sigaw hawak ka! hahaha
I saw our reflection sa isang car na dumaan and I knew it would be a great shot... so attempt ako ng attempt but it was not easy pala hahaha! This is at the stoplight in EDSA cor Boni Serrano kalalampas lang ng Camp Crame. Snatchable area bale.
so off we search for a black car kasi black car yung nakitaan ko ng magandang reflection, but we were too close to the car na shy ako may picture at mag ayos pa ng angulo hahaha kaya eto one shot then click ang tago agad... deadma lang nuni nuni. Camp Aguinaldo na stop light ito... confidence level eh mataas taas na.
di ko pa din nakukuha yung solo pic shot ko, so attempt ulit. still at Camp Aguinaldo area... mas may confidence na ako... di naman pala ganyan kabilis malaglag sa motor :)
eto naghanap na lang kami ng parked car along Katipunan baka dahil nagmamadali kaya pangit... nyeks di pa din nakuha yung gusto kong shot.
eto lampas na kami sa flyover ng Katipunan, along Ateneo na ito. Sanay na ako sa ride, naeenjoy ko na din ako at this time kasi ganda ng weather, ganda ng ride namin walang traffic diretso lang and ganda nung time of day 430ish ito eh. Basta super enjoy ako ditong park. Didda Abet hanap ka ng mala ganyang area ride tayo ulit! I saw our shadows and I knew it would be a nice shot and easier one to take...
Couple shot! Yohoo got a shot! Pero di pala ganyan kadali kasi minsan malakas ang araw...
ito ang maganda, I knew I got a nice one after this shot... di ko nga lang macheck if the shot is nice kasi nga umaandar kami while this is being taken.
eto nasa UP na kami kaya mas mayabang na kaya ko nang itaas yung cellphone cam...
Di ka din dapat magtaka kung ma snatchan ako noh? 1.. 2.. 3.. look Didda!
eto ang backrider's view
arrived alive! Me nakapila sa isawan ni Mang Larry. I missed you Rose, Ayvih, Jayson, Jo Anne, Maeline & Paul!
Rana Family by Cox! He's why we went on this trip.. to meet Cox and get the drawing he made for our fam :) *thanks Cox* Cox is Didda's Vespa Friend na artist... his style is Tingala, a top view perspective of his subjects. According to him kaya Tingala it's because he started by painting Mang Larry and his isaw stand, since food ang subject niya the best way to present the food is via top view like the cooking shows, and since gusto niya may subject and di maganda if bumbunan ang nakukuha naisip niya yung tingala angle and the rest is history :) Read more on Cox by clicking the image above.
Ride na, table pa! San ka pa? Yung ice cream dito sarap din, love the avocado ice cream :) Yung isaw ni Mang Larry bagong salta lang sa areang ito, noon yung isang isawan lang ang andiyan, specialty nung isa is yung orangey yung kanya and also he has pig's kidney din and it's yummy ha. Thanks Cox for recommending it.
Walang magawa sa may traffic light. Pauwi na kami, ganda ng kulay kasi sunset na. This is at the intersection of Wilson & Ortigas na.
Red light! hahah di pa din ako tapos sa aking mirror shot! The End! Nice experience. Am sure mauulit ito. Thanks Didda! Let's go to Italy na and gaya Veluz & Rene!
More of her Vespa/ride kwento in her blog. :)