Friday, January 29, 2010


"I am convinced that the world is not a mere bog in which men and women trample themselves and die. Something magnificent is taking place here amidst the cruelties and tragedies, and the supreme challenge to intelligence is that of making the noblest and best in our curious heritage prevail." - C.A. Beard

Thursday, January 28, 2010


To be a saint is the exception; to be upright is the rule. Err, falter, sin, but be upright. To commit the least possible sin is the law for man. Sin is a gravitation. - Victor Hugo, 'Les Miserables'

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

caracol festival - pictures

dont worry guys this is the last of my caracol festival pictures, i know you're getting bored already with the series

January 24, 2010
Makati City

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

caracol festival: fierce

January 24, 2010
Makati City

Monday, January 25, 2010

caracol festival smiles

The smiles at....
January 24, 2010
Makati City

Sunday, January 24, 2010

caracol festival

Caracol Festival 2010, Makati City

Caracol Festival is not a held in commemoration of patron saints, but aims to instill in the minds of the new generation the importance of preserving and conserving Philippine’s ecology and natural resources. This makes the Caracol Festival an effective campaign for environmental awareness in a form of celebration.

Caracol is a Spanish term for “snail”, since snail’s shells signify protection from life’s harsh events. It is conceived in 1986 to usher in Fiesta Islands program of the Department of Tourism in 1989. Come January 21, 1991, Caracol Festival became the official festival of Makati City with the Department of Tourism as on eof its major sponsors.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

you cant!

Friday, January 22, 2010


pirated DVDs proliferating at sidewalks along carriedo and other parts of Metro Manila

Thursday, January 21, 2010

personalized mugs

ceramic mugs sold along carriedo's sidewalk, you can have it personalized made on the spot by the young entrepreneur below

cool he's making a happy birthday mug... no he didnt know its my birthday today and i didnt ordered it... just so happen he's working on it when i took this photo yesterday :)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

dirty ice cream

Sorbetes is a Filipino version for common ice cream usually peddled from carts that roam streets in the Philippines. This should not be confused with the known sorbet. It is also commonly called 'dirty ice cream' because it is sold along the streets exposing it to pollution and that the factory where it comes from is usually unknown; though it is not really "dirty" as the name implies. It is usually served with small wafer or sugar cones and recently, bread buns. (source: wikipedia)

But this shouldnt daunt you to taste dirty ice cream.. i am telling you dirty ice cream's delicious!!! as in yummy! :p

now it really feels like summer's here already :) Notice the man at the background with no shirt on? its already hot in here to think this photo was taken right before christmas... hmm cant imagine the sweat and heat this summer

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

help ma!

"help ma!" that seems to be what she's saying running away from t-rex... but dont worry folks she's safe, that t-rex behind her is just a sculpture inside rizal park's children playground which has been featured here a few times before.

Monday, January 18, 2010


a row of Philippine flags at luneta, you'll notice a "door" at the background, actually that is the window of the ticketbooth to the Martyrdom of Jose Rizal light and sound tableu.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Saturday, January 16, 2010

get framed

framing the photographer

Friday, January 15, 2010

feel the rush

finally i learned how to do the panning shot :)

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

the wheel

“The wheel of fortune turns round incessantly, and who can say to himself, "I shall today be uppermost” ~ Confucius

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


caught these bubbles at fort santiago, didn't know that you can now rent a space inside the fort santiago for occasions such as birthdays and weddings... thouyght they only do that inside "the walls" or at the gardens in intramuros... it was a nice setup though and i've always liked bubbles :)

tweaked the photo in iPhoto by clciking on enhace twice and then boost the color once and got these blue sky, the original photo has a grey sky it was a downcast afternoon when i took this photo at about 4 in the afternoon... so even though i love posting raw pictures here, sometimes enhancements are good... hmmm gotta study also image processing in photoshop :)

how about you guys, do you like digitally enhancing your photos? or you prefer raw shots?

Monday, January 11, 2010


you're such a beauty... i think i'm falling for you

Sunday, January 10, 2010

learn new things

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

Saturday, January 09, 2010


these tiny birds are made of clay and yes a masterpiece by ugu :)

ready to soar and fly :)

Friday, January 08, 2010

starry starry egg

Thursday, January 07, 2010

the hand

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

three kings

three cherubs actually found on the side wall of ugu's house

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

ugu's house

this is ugu's house - of the ugu bigyan pottery which is part of the viaje del sol... the house is an art itself and if you get to see the inside everything is an art piece, well even the patio and walkways in his place are really an artist's haven.

ugu bigyan pottery
Tiaong, Quezon

Monday, January 04, 2010

ugu bigyan

Augusto "Ugu" Bigyan is a ceramics artist. Ugu produces dinnerware sets, decorative tiles and accent pieces for finishing walls and flooring. Aside from artistically displayed clayware, Ugu's workshop/showcase offers quaint huts with which one can relax and leisurely enjoy a lush garden trimmed with terracotta chimes, fountains and koi ponds. Meals are served but must be arranged in advance. Read more about the place here.

in the next few days i'll be posting more work of arts created by this great artist and this is one place you shouldn't miss when doing the viaje del sol tour. to those who aren't familiar with viaje del sol - viaje del sol or the way of the sun is a journey in the beautiful places of Laguna, Batangas, and Quezon... finding hidden treasures of cafes and restaurants, inns and country homes, and artist studios.  you can read my previous post in my first viaje trip two years ago here.

Location: Lusacan, Tiaong, Quezon

Sunday, January 03, 2010

owner type jeep

an abandoned owner type jeep at the field... i think there was a time when the whole of metro manila and luzon has been invaded by these vehicle.. a customized wrangles type jeep - another variation of the ubiquitos jeepney.  correct me if i'm wrong but i believe this type of vehicle was first produced in Cavite (just 30km south of Manila) and was mainly known as cavitenos ride?

Location: Imus, cavite

Saturday, January 02, 2010

tranquil morning

Friday, January 01, 2010

come and walk with me


a new day, a new year... best time to start anew and bring changes... please walk with me in this new journey...

Surprise!!! Yes, I am back and hopefully for good. Though there will be changes (like this month's PDP theme) in this photo blog but i hope that is for the better. i am no longer going to concentrate on just posting places or people within manila but instead i'll post photos from anywhere in the Philippines. i hope you'll still like this blog and for me to get reacquainted with those who religiously followed this blog before.... come and walk with me...

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