The Parol’s of San Fernando

Celebrating Christmas here in the Philippines starts as early as October. One of the  Filipino way of showing its Christmasy feels is by hanging up a Parol. Well what is a Parol? A Parol is an ornamental, star-shaped Christmas lantern from the Philippines. It is traditionally made out of bamboo for its frames and covered in paper or other indigenous materials. With some creativity the designs change and most of … Continue reading The Parol’s of San Fernando

A Quick Stay at Baleh Boble Guest House

When covering weddings out of town, we normally get housed at places where we are at least comfortable to take a little nap, charge batteries and later take a bath. This time we head over to Banaue in Ifugao Province. Banaue is also home to one of the wonders of the world which is the Banaue Rice Terraces. Although we were not able to take … Continue reading A Quick Stay at Baleh Boble Guest House

Panagbenga 2019 Fireworks display

This years Panagbenga 2019 was a realization for me. If you have covered this event for a couple of times now you’ll be bound to try something new at one point. In the past I was already contented with the usual spots and going there was an obligatory thing. But for this year I wanted to try something new. My usual spot was somewhere near … Continue reading Panagbenga 2019 Fireworks display

Panagbenga 2019 Street Dancing Parade

Fortunately this year I have time and was able to capture several photos from the 2019 Panagbenga Street Dancing Parade. The story is, I woke up late. Call it my problem every time I shoot a specific event, I either encounter a scenario that keeps me up all night or just excited for the shoot the following day. For this time I was chatting with … Continue reading Panagbenga 2019 Street Dancing Parade

Taking a chance at Kiltepan Peak

Haven’t written anything for a while or the more correct term is I haven’t finished writing the other things I wanted to share. For now I’m just trying to recall my most recent encounter with one of Sagada’s tourist spot. Now you might be thinking that the place is cliche and has been associated with the Filipino Movie: That Thing Called Tadhana(Destiny). But it’s not … Continue reading Taking a chance at Kiltepan Peak

TOB Food Crawl 2018 La Union Leg

I was previously invited by The Other Bloggers for a Food crawl back in 2017 but I was out on a job covering an event, this year same thing happened but the good part is, this time I was able to participate on its second day. It has been a long dream of mine to actually feast on different restaurants, indulge in their food, take … Continue reading TOB Food Crawl 2018 La Union Leg

Art of the Dark Room workshop with Tommy Hafalla

My first encounter with photography was way back. I was introduced to it when the point and shoots were those kodak KB 10 film camera, very easy to use. Load the film, reel it make sure you got batteries and its all set. You got 36 shots, 37 or 38 when you got lucky(we term it the bonus.) After rewinding the film bring it to … Continue reading Art of the Dark Room workshop with Tommy Hafalla

Sitio Tuyongan (Kayapa Proper East)

I shoot weddings and other events for a living, I am still mustering my resolve to make my own team but for now I do freelance with different groups. I mainly shoot within Baguio and other neighboring towns but sometimes we end up going where no other group has gone before (insert trek theme here hehe) or few others were willing to go to. But … Continue reading Sitio Tuyongan (Kayapa Proper East)

Panagbenga Night Scenes 2018

I had the urge to go out and enjoy the Panagbenga night scene just before the festivities end. It can be daunting going around in Baguio alone, specially with a camera set up to shoot some long exposures. I just had to satisfy my urge. When that switch flicks on, it’s hard to put of, except when my camera runs out of batteries. My route … Continue reading Panagbenga Night Scenes 2018

Panagbenga 1st day 2018

Its that time of the year again here in the mountain city of Baguio. Panagbenga Festival according to Wikipedia:  is a month-long annual flower festival occurring in Baguio. The term is of Kankanaey origin, meaning “season of blooming” The festival, held during the month of February, was created as a tribute to the city’s flowers and as a way to rise up from the devastation of the 1990 Luzon earthquake. The festival … Continue reading Panagbenga 1st day 2018

The 2nd full moon of 2018

A Blue Moon happens when a second full moon happens within the month. A Blood moon occurs when a Total Lunar Eclipse happens. But what happens when it both happens you got a Super Blue Blood Moon (Okay I didn’t really term that I’m just going by what the media is saying.) They mentioned that this is a once in a lifetime event considering that … Continue reading The 2nd full moon of 2018

El Garahe Studios La Union getaway: Tangadan Falls (Reposting)

I already published the said title before but a disaster happened and I accidentally deleted the previous article and it was my dumb fault that I also permanently deleted it. I’ll try to recall as much of it as I can to tell you our story during our hike to the said wonder of La Union. As I recall I tried sleeping early during that … Continue reading El Garahe Studios La Union getaway: Tangadan Falls (Reposting)