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Post  Guest on Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:27 pm

Looks familiar???


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Oh look! it got a trophy too! cheers cheers cheers Razz



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The two dudes who played with this forest here in IBC...we dedicate this award to IBC people!!!
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Post  Jesse on Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:43 pm

Nice Jun and congrats. Thanks for the updates!
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Post  Guest on Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:02 pm

more trees later...

For today I let Robert relaxed a bit. He wants nature, so I gave him a volcano.....A live/active one hehehe!
Boat ride 30 minutes...in the middle of a volcanic lake.

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Hike Robert hike!!!!
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No, he didn't get tired,...We took a horse ride from the beach up to the summit. The whole mountain is a volcano.
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Donkey AKA small horse...
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This is a lake within a lake, a volcano within a volcano one of a kind.
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NO fence, no handrail allowed here...
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I called this picture...........THE MASTER and THE MISTER! Razz
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..and we have lunch by the beach with some flies!

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Post  Poink88 on Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:10 pm

Jun, Can't see the pics right now but I am almost certain from your description that this is Taal Lake/Volcano in Tagaytay. You should mention it so others can either search online or know where to go...if they ever come visit. Wink
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Post  Guest on Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:17 pm

Poink88 wrote:Jun, Can't see the pics right now but I am almost certain from your description that this is Taal Lake/Volcano in Tagaytay. You should mention it so others can either search online or know where to go...if they ever come visit. Wink

Just send me a PM...I'll give them a tour if they want to visit. yes it is. Like they said in the tourism ads----it is more WOW in the Philippines!!!hehehe

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Post  Poink88 on Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:29 pm

jun wrote:Just send me a PM...I'll give them a tour if they want to visit. yes it is. Like they said in the tourism ads----it is more WOW in the Philippines!!!hehehe
Does that include me? Wink

Would you believe that I passed Taal so many times...but NEVER stopped and really come visit? Mad All my pics are taken from the road going to Batangas, Balayan, Calatagan, Nasugbo, and Caliraya! I regret it now. Evil or Very Mad
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Post  Poink88 on Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:54 pm

BTW, you forgot to mention that the bigger lake is the caldera of the bigger/original volcano after it collapsed. The inner lake is the crater of the newly formed volcano...and that the volcano is still very active.
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Post  Sam Ogranaja on Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:02 pm

Wow, what an experience to share. Thank you Jun for posting these pictures, and congratulations on the win and the successful exhibition.

Have a great week everyone!!!!
Sam

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Post  john5555leonard on Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:43 am

well done jun, great tree, regards john

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Post  marcus watts on Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:31 am

hooray and congratulations for the forest that was redesigned on IBC - I really like it when we see the real trees after everyone has played with them virtually. Great country Jun, very nice to see, It looks like you are having a great time.

cheers Marcus

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Post  Guest on Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:08 pm

marcus watts wrote:hooray and congratulations for the forest that was redesigned on IBC - I really like it when we see the real trees after everyone has played with them virtually. Great country Jun, very nice to see, It looks like you are having a great time.

cheers Marcus



Thank you Marcus! See! our work and friendship here in IBC sometimes bring us good things...and a trophy from time to time. That is why I am proud to be a member of IBC family. Wink

Yes this is a nice country and you are welcome to visit anytime!

regards,
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Post  Guest on Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:11 pm

Thank you John and Sam!

regards,
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Post  moyogijohn on Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:33 pm

JUN,,, Looks like a fun trip !! great job winning with beautiful forest !!! take care john

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Post  Guest on Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:34 pm

Wink Robert's Demo/workshop on penjing...

good thing I brought my own huge pot...Didn't realized Robert wanted a huge work.


See how fast the tree moves? Razz like a cowboy in the wild west! that is how fast he is in real life.
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Some of the trees were not supposed to be used in the demo, but he grab them anyway...some guy must have lost some small trees.

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The biggest tree were not part of the rock
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After an hour and 15 minutes...
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..again the flash moves. Razz I think he wanted to finish it fast so that we can have lunch early.
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People

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Then of course photo time...
Now everybody is happy...but nobody paid for my pot. Sad

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Post  Poink88 on Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:44 pm

jun wrote: Wink Robert's Demo/workshop on penjing...

Now everybody is happy...but nobody paid for my pot. Sad
Hey, I will just bring it back home if I were you...with all the stuff that Robert added on it. Wink LOL Twisted Evil

Looked great and congrats on the win!
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Post  Robert Steven on Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:19 pm

Hi Jun,

I am home in one piece....
I really enjoyed the whole program, very nice show with very good trees, many creative designs and very friendly people.

Although the material for the penjing demo was not ideal, but I am sure we covered the design concept...
Time was too short and we didn't have enough time to work on bonsai design, but we will meet again in May anyway.

The trip to the Taal volcano was just wonderful with the "spooky" hotel experience... What a Face , I will certainly come back for Palawan and "men" tour.... Suspect

Just want to thank Jun for everything, to Ka Pabling for the breakfast and to everyone for the warm hospitality.
I will post more pictures later....
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Post  Robert Steven on Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:08 pm

More pictures here...

This is the biggest Punica granatum bonsai I have ever seen and was claimed by Vic, the owner, but Jun told me he has a the biggest..hope he will show us here.

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Philippine loves On-Rock bonsai and indeed they have real nice rocks...

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Look at this creative design. Unfortunately, the open background didn't support for good pictures...

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Huge Pemphis ofcourse...

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Romy Dino..one of the high respected bonsai artist in Philippine..

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I was supprised that there are sooo mannnyyyy landscape bonsai in Philippine...

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Last but not least...a small secret for you, most of the Philippine bonsai collectors also have another serious collecting hobby... (see the small one on the table ? I wish to get one of this...) affraid

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...and I offered to barter this one with my Premna...

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Post  jrodriguez on Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:18 pm

Robert,

Looks like you had a wonderful time. I don't know about the guns though....

Concerning the Punica (they call them granaditos in the Philippines/ a spanish name meaning little pomegranate), I believe there is a place near the General Santos area where they can be collected.

Warm regards,

Jose Luis
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Post  my nellie on Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:48 pm

Robert Steven wrote: ...and I offered to barter this one with my Premna...
Justified trade-off.... during these "evil days" we are all experiencing!
Just kidding!
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Post  Hans van Meer. on Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:28 pm

Robert Steven wrote:More pictures here...

Last but not least...a small secret for you, most of the Philippine bonsai collectors also have another serious collecting hobby... (see the small one on the table ? I wish to get one of this...) affraid

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Wow! I sure hope that these are for paintball! Rolling Eyes
Cheers,
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Post  Robert Steven on Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:36 pm

They are real guy... Cool ..and honestly, I hate the feeling when I hold them although I know they are not loaded... pale
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Post  Poink88 on Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:08 pm

I just love those Pemphis.

I am not a Deringer guy but the 1911 and AR15/M16 (or M4?) I will take any time. At least both Jun and the other guy have good trigger habit. Wink
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Post  Guest on Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:19 pm

Poink88 wrote:I just love those Pemphis.

At least both Jun and the other guy have good trigger habit. Wink

Oh yes, Don't worry we are responsible gun owners. the other is a former officer...me, just love shooting. One of my many hobbies. Next time we are taking Robert to the gun range.


regards,
jun Smile


Hi Hans,
they are the real thing. hehehe. for protecting our bonsai garden...just kidding. just another hobby for some of us.

regards,
jun Smile


Alexandra,
We don't need guns in these turbulent times...what we need is love.

regards,
jun I love you


Yes Robert,
I got the biggest and most complete. cheers

regards,
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Post  Robert Steven on Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:27 pm

jun wrote:
Poink88 wrote:I just love those Pemphis.

At least both Jun and the other guy have good trigger habit. Wink

Oh yes, Don't worry we are responsible gun owners. the other is a former officer...me, just love shooting. One of my many hobbies. Next time we are taking Robert to the gun range.

regards,
jun Smile

Great..reserve for May after the judging, also the men's time... Bagpiper
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Post  Poink88 on Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:33 pm

I see...all day and all night "shooting" LOL
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