REDEFINING

The problem with adult life is when we reach that stage where we slowly begin lose the people that matter in our lives.  We know that death is a certainty.  It will surely… Continue reading

OUTSIDE MY COMFORT ZONE

Had fun shooting last night.  Though initially I was apprehensive (more like frightened) with the prospect of taking photos of a roomful of judges.  How do you actually give instructions to people who… Continue reading

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAD!

It’s your first birthday we’ll be spending without you.  I’ve been telling myself that it shouldn’t make any difference because I have missed a lot of birthdays, holidays and family occasions since I… Continue reading

PSL GRAND PRIX 2016 : FOTON VS RC COLA ARMY

Most of my friends shifted to mirrorless and they have been trying to convince me to do the same.  The size and weight had been one of the more compelling reasons for making… Continue reading

HONG KONG: TRAIN RIDES AND MISCUES

The day starts with the hunt for breakfast.  Scratch that.  Second day in Hong Kong begins with not wanting to get out of bed.  But I got up early just the same, trying… Continue reading

HONG KONG: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS

Doc’s birthday was coming up and she set her sights on getting inked by Whang Od.  The prospect of a two hour trek from jump-off point to Buscalan, the small village where Whang-od lives… Continue reading

DADDY’S LAST CAMPFIRE

Scouting was Dad’s life.  Unfortunately, neither myself nor my siblings took interest in it. Camping and the outdoors were way out of my comfort zone. Daddy took me to see the scouting activities… Continue reading

SUFFERINGS AND SUFFRAGE

I was so excited when I turned 18.  No, there was no ball for my debut.  I couldn’t even remember if I had a party to celebrate my birthday that year.  But I was… Continue reading

OF SUNSETS AND MISSED SHOTS

As I was driving home from work today, the western horizon was slowly turning into graduated shades of orange and gold, the sun was hovering just a little above the horizon when I… Continue reading

SILAY: CHASING SUNSETS

It’s day 2 with Hiro (Fujifilm X30).  I stopped along the highway between Silay and Talisay just when the sun was slowly slipping the west side of the horizon.  The weather had been… Continue reading

SNAPSHOT: THE ENCHANTING TOSLOB FALLS

Like everything in life, when things gets overwhelming, you need to step back to see the whole picture. The first time I went to Toslob/Mag-ambak Falls, I was so amazed with the beauty and… Continue reading

BACOLOD: MASSKARA FESTIVAL

It’s that time of the year again when Bacolod plays host to first time travelers and returning visitors who flock to the city to watch smiling masked dancers in flamboyant and colorful costumes… Continue reading

SHAKEY’S V-LEAGUE 12: UP V CSB

Coach Jerry Yee still has tricks up his sleeves as he gears up for the upcoming UAAP wars.  With thirteen new recruits, the Diliman squad had been busy with off-season tournaments… winning some…… Continue reading

BACOLOD: SHOOTING WIDE

It’s one of those days… you get up and realize you’re missing something badly.  You do what you got do, right? Something I learned when I was reviewing for the Bar Exams.  Even… Continue reading

UAAP SEASON 77: UP V NU

Angeli Araneta looked on from the sidelines during the dying end of the third set as the Lady Bulldogs came down hard and closed the match against the Lady Maroons.  She watched helplessly as her… Continue reading

SILAY: SHORT WALK

I went to great lengths to see Vigan, Ilocos Sur and Taal, Batangas because they have preserved their own historical architecture, and with heritage awareness.  But of they’re not the only heritage town in the… Continue reading

UAAP SEASON 77: UP V ADAMSON

  It was again a slow start for UP when they dropped the first set against the Lady Falcons.  But the Lady Maroons came back, and ended the match in four sets.  It was a… Continue reading

UAAP SEASON 77: UST V NU

Season 77 was probably one of the worst starts for the Tigresses.  They easily won against UE on opening day but lost all four of their succeeding games.  Despite a strong showing during… Continue reading