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Binondo – The Chinatown of Manila

Binondo – The Chinatown of Manila. Once you make your left turn from Recto, you will suddenly be transformed to another world. The old authentic feel of a typical Chinatown is evident the moment you walk in. Old structures, fadedView full post »

A Slice of Life in Manila

A slice of life in Manila… the energy of life in the capital is like clockwork, there is that spontaneity of movement and chaotic chorus of urban life. I love to shoot in places like this. There is that constant kinetics that makesView full post »

Hours before Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby)

December 6, 2014, Tacloban City: Hours before Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby)… As I type this, we are experiencing torrential rainfall and winds and it’s getting stronger by the hour. Expected landfall in Northern Samar by aroundView full post »

Typhoon Yolanda – Haiyan in Tacloban City

January 25, 2014 update: posted another blog article — My Typhoon Yolanda Afterthoughts December 20, 2013 update: posted another blog article —  The Typhoon Yolanda Aftermath November 24, 2013 update: added new photos andView full post »

Featured Photo: Philippine Flag Man

Featured Photo: Philippine Flag Man Philippine Flag Man Photographer’s note: Leica M Monochrom, Leica Summilux-M 50mm 1.4 ASPHView full post »

Huhku Hot Pot Express

Huhku Hot Pot Express – one of the more interesting new twists in the places to dine in Tacloban City. Instantly got my approval as a good food stop for those hungry tummies. Huhku offers a healthy fusion of the famousView full post »

Pintados Kasadyaan Festival 2013

Pintados Kasadyaan Festival 2013 — the bad weather took its toll on the festival preventing the contingents from dancing on the major streets of Tacloban City for its annual street parade supposedly to start at 8:00AM today. For theView full post »

RTR Plaza at Night

Fun at the RTR Plaza at night… it’s been a jam-packed Tacloban City here with the fiesta fever on high levels these days. One can hang out in an array of choices at night. One of them is RTR Plaza in Justice Romualdez Street.View full post »

After the 50mm, what’s next?

After the 50mm, what’s next? That’s the big question. I’ve been patiently (?) searching for the next lens to pair with the 50. Shooting almost exclusively with a 50mm in the last 6 months or so, it was indeed gratifying.View full post »

Size Comparison between Micro 4/3s and DSLR

Here’a s quick size comparison between Micro 4/3s and DSLR. The photo below shows a Panasonic G3 and a Panasonic 12-35mm 2.8 (24-70 equivalent on full-frame) side-by-side with a Nikon D3 and a Nikkor AFS 24-70mm 2.8. Just imagine theView full post »

Featured Photo: Street Basketball

Featured Photo: Street Basketball  Street Basketball Photographer’s note: F/2.8, 1/125, ISO 400, Leica M Monochrom, Leica Summilux-M 50mm 1.4 ASPH Feel free to interact with my blog articles, either by adding a comment below this article,View full post »


Balut is a native Filipino street food that is a must-try for the adventurous foodie. It is a fertilized duck egg that is boiled and eaten in the shell. I recommend the 16 or 17 day-old egg as the embryo inside is not yet matured. StreetView full post »

Featured Photo: The Boy with a Parol

Featured Photo: The Boy with a Parol “Parol” – a Filipino lantern made of bamboo sticks and papers. It is basically a star-shaped lantern as seen in this featured photo which symbolizes the star of Bethlehem that guidedView full post »

Tabo – Market Day

“Tabo” is a local dialect term for market day… it is like an agora in the early days where people gather to buy and sell goods. Tabo is still practiced in many towns, and is still the most effective way to market a wideView full post »

Our shoes in life

Our shoes in life – what are we wearing? We each have different shoes to fit in. Some of us have just one pair, others have several pairs. These shoes are the different roles in life that we perform. These roles vary a lot, they canView full post »

Did I survive with a 24mm lens?

Did I survive with a 24mm lens? After shooting for a couple of days with a 24mm… I found it was more of a blessing than something bad. At first thought, a 24mm would probably be one of the last choices for a one lens kit right? IView full post »

Hongkong at Night

Just wanted to share some snaps of Hongkong at night… in the streets with only a wide angle lens, 24mm. I forgot to bring my 85mm lens to pair with 24mm, did I tell you that? LOL. Misadventures continue…   Hongkong atView full post »

Street Food

I’m drawn to street food, though I’m typically a clean-type of person LOL! There is that notion that street food are not generally clean hehe. But in fairness, they are generally clean. Just be smart enough to choose which oneView full post »

Sangyaw Festival at the Balyuan Amphitheater

The Sangyaw Festival culminated at the Balyuan Amphitheater. After the “Parade of Lights” around the major streets of Tacloban City, the festival ended with stage performances by the different participants of the parade, mostlyView full post »

My Pintados Experience

I wanna share my Pintados experience. I’ve been shooting the festival for a number of years now. One thing I felt is every year it’s getting different. And it’s not something new, last year (2011), the Pintados parade wasView full post »

The Future of Pintados?

“What is the future of Pintados?” Pintados Kasadyaan Festival Photographer’s note: F/1.4, 1/8000, ISO 100, Nikon D800E, Nikkor AFD 85mm 1.4 This is probably what the boy was thinking. A participant of the Pintados KasadyaanView full post »

Different Images of Santo Niño

Different Images of Santo Niño (Holy Infant Jesus) were seen in the streets of Tacloban during the Fiesta day. I have spotted a couple of images when I was shooting at the Santo Niño Parish Church. Some of these I have just seen for theView full post »

Sto. Niño Church on Fiesta Day

Probably the busiest and most joyful day of the year in the Sto. Niño Church is on Fiesta Day, obviously right? Thousands of the faithful celebrate mass on the feast day of Senior Santo Niño of Tacloban on the 30th of June. I reallyView full post »

Micro Four Thirds is stealth

What do I mean by Micro Four Thirds is stealth? I’ll share a little experience from shooting the Sangyaw Carnival at the Tacloban Astrodome. I went there two times, the first one I brought along my Nikon D800E with Nikkor AFS 24mmView full post »