All Saints Day

Traditions last as long as families and significant others keep things going… November 1 is such a day for Filipinos. In remembrance of their dearly departed, they give their annual dues, in the form of flowers, candles, and prayers. There is that Catholic belief that the souls of the dear departed are in Purgatory, and […]

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Photo: Lovers at Sunrise, Siargao May 2017

Lovers at Sunrise, Siargao, May 12, 2017. One time, a friend of mine asked me, “How do you find these people (i.e. Lovers) to photograph?” I answered, “I don’t know, they just happen to be there most of the time…” Anyway, when I was there, we were given leave to go out to a popular […]

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Photos: Intramuros morning

My friend Arla was entertaining her friends from France while they were in town for a few days. She asked me to join them for breakfast in Intramuros, before they would leave on a flight later that same day. Intramuros was one of my favorite touristy spots to shoot in, when in Manila, and I […]

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Photo: Mr. Fruit Man

  It was his bright auburn hair, I saw first… and then the oranges. And then like I always do, I reached for mine phone and pretended to walk by while making a photo.I only got to walk a few steps when I realized that my “surreptitiously-done” photo was not what I wanted (or not […]

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The day before All Souls Day

“So, what are you going to do with these pictures?” (I often get asked why I take pictures… I have a voluminous collection of snaps in my iphone, which I carry around while my “formal” camera is in repair. I just see something I like, and then, I see possible stories in my head because […]

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The Ship Builder

  He had a grand old beauty on his shoulder… While on one of my occasional walks on the promenade some months, I saw this fellow with four of these ships in his hands. This one was the biggest, and he had three more medium-sized and small ones in the other hand. I was so […]

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Pedicabs

Small streets call for small modes of transportation. 🙂 Where I come from, the more popular mode of public transportation are these “pedicabs” (others refer to them as “pedibox” just because) and they are likened to “taxicabs”, because they bring you to wherever you want in the city, for the going price of 8 pesos […]

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