All posts tagged: General Santos City

Jojie Alcantara and Manny Pacquiao in 2010

My Shutterblog Photo Workshop

I am in General Santos City, home of our beloved world champ boxer, Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao.  🙂 This has nothing to do with him, however, since I am here for a photo workshop exclusively for the Socsargen Bloggers tomorrow, June 12.  This is just my way of showing support to PacMan in his recent boxing match. Congressman Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao and me Lemlunay Resort, Sarangani back in August 14, 2010 Photo by Cocoy Sexcion Happy Independence Day, Pilipinas!

Fish be with you

Taken early Christmas dawn in General Santos City, when fishermen caught this 74-kilo Moonfish, or Opah, a very expensive delicacy in countries like Hawaii. In the Philippines, it is called “Diana”. I was told by the fishermen that it was a lucky day for me because it’s not often (every 15 days or so only) that they have caught two “Dianas” in one day. Opah or moonfish (Lampris regius) is one of the most colorful of the commercial fish species available in Hawaii. A silvery-grey upper body color shades to a rose red dotted with white spots toward the belly. Its fins are crimson, and its large eyes are encircled with gold. The moonfish’s large, round profile may be the origin of its name. Moonfish landed in Hawaii range from 60 to over 200 pounds in round weight. A pelagic wandering species, it is often found in the company of tunas and billfish. In Hawaii, the Opah was viewed as a good luck fish by old-time longline fishermen, who would give it away as a …