Outside Adventures: High Park Cherry Blossoms

My mother had wanted to see the cherry blossoms at High Park, Toronto the Saturday of Mother's Day weekend, so we journeyed (train and...

My mother had wanted to see the cherry blossoms at High Park, Toronto the Saturday of Mother's Day weekend, so we journeyed (train and all) to the trail where the cherry blossoms bloomed for only a week.

It was very pretty. There were loads of people -Filipinos especially. My father had described it as looking like we were back in the Philippines with a few foreigner tourists. I'm a big fan of people who take photos. Doesn't matter what you use. Take all the photos you want or take one. Live vicariously through a camera lens or not -experience the moment however you want, it's your choice. I'm a big supporter of technology and how it's changed the way we live our lives and the perspectives on moments, experiences, culture, and what-not. However, I don't agree with fabricating the world within your viewfinder, specifically, don't shake the cherry blossom tree branches just so you can get the "perfect photo op". It's rude. It's inconsiderate. It's disrespectful. You shouldn't have to change the world according to your viewfinder; your viewfinder should change the way you see the world.
Of course, it wouldn't be a proper Nich travel post if I didn't people watch and take photos of candid couples.

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  1. oMG you're Filipino???

    Also, I'm with you on the inappropriate manipulation for the posts.

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    1. Haha -yes! I'm Filipino, born and raised. Right! It's terrible when they have to destroy the natural state of things for the sake of one photo.

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