ATBP | Kapit.

Isa. Dalawa. Tatlo… teka, hinto na muna ako rito. Hindi nakakapagod ang magbilang o makinig sa pagtiktak ng orasan; nakakapanghina lang na sa bawat paggalaw ng mga kamay ng oras, unti-unting lumalapit sa iniiwasang wakas. Apat. Lima. Anim… at dahan-dahan nang magtatago ang araw para magbigay-daan sa dilim. Susulitin ang natitirang liwanag; kakalimutan ang sakit;…

ATBP | Ngayon.

Matagal-tagal na rin mula nang huli akong nagsulat. Nawalan ako ng gana dahil akala ko’y wala nang dahilan para magsulat pa. Nawalan ako ng gana dahil akala ko’y wala na akong maisusulat pa. Nawalan ako ng gana dahil bibigyan ko lang ang sarili ko ng rason para may balikan…at ayaw ko nang bumalik pa sa…

Baguio City | Haunted by the Laperal House

I went to Baguio City last weekend to unwind, relax, breathe and feel fresh air, eat anything strawberry-flavored food–you know, just enjoying my early retirement (haha, wishful thinking!)–only to get myself haunted by this famous white house–the Laperal House. I don’t know what encouraged me to visit this Baguio attraction all by myself. Yes, I didn’t have an…

LUNTIAN | Aksyon Kalikasan – Barangay Green Governance

The Barangay Green Governance Training, an Aksyon Kalikasan initiative in partnership with ACENRO and MENRO-GMA Cavite, successfully conducted its first training workshop at the Corregidor Inn-Pavilion, Corregidor Island, Cavite, on 23 – 25 November 2015. The 3-day Barangay Green Governance Training aimed to impart and reinforce best practices in environmental conservation in the barangay level….

ATBP | Today X Future!

If I could be honest with myself, I would likely be quitting everything today, resigning from my job, selling my house, stocks, everything, and start living the rest of my life traveling until I ran out of money or there was nowhere else to go. But then again, I’m excited to see what kind of future…

Angeles, Pampanga | 20th Hotair Balloon Fiesta

I have been dreaming to witness this balloon festival since I started earning my own money–and I have been working for almost seven years now! At long last, my dream has finally been realized in the recent Hotair Balloon Fiesta in Clark Field, Angeles City, Pampanga. Ang Utak Ko, Parang Lobo… Lumipad sa Langit With all the…

ANNOUNCEMENT: The 2nd Philippine Zero Waste Fair

After the successful first event of the Zero Waste Fair Philippines, it will be holding its second fair in Manila this Zero Waste month, January.   Like in the previous fair, expect activities such as: • Knowledge sharing; • Workshops and Recycling Demonstrations. Come one, come all as this is a FREE entry event! Check the Zero Waste Fair…

ESCAPAIDS | Cagbalete Island in Mauban, Quezon

Last summer, my friends and I went to a beach in Quezon for our summer outing. We listed down a number of beaches we could go to for the said outing and after a month of deliberation, we finally reached to a decision–we were going to Cagbalete Island in Mauban, Quezon! Well, mainly because of the following factors: Cheaper – when…

KALYE X MANILA | Ayaw Ko, Beh!

Ito si Ate Tess, isang carinderia servidora. Tinanong ko s’ya kung pwede ko s’yang kuhanan ng picture. Tumawa lang s’ya at tinanong ako kung seryoso ako. Sabi ko, “Oo.” Noong nakita na n’ya ang camera ko, paulit-ulit na s’yang tumanggi. “Ayaw ko. Ayaw ko, beh,” sabi n’ya habang tumatawa at may pahampas-hampas pa sa akin….

KALYE X MANILA | January 2016

“Where the streets have no name.” – U2 Photos of the streets of Manila and surround. I have just recently acquired a mirrorless camera–first a Fujifilm X30 then traded to an X100, now I have the XE1. Here are some street photos that I took using the Fujifilm X100. I have yet to update this entry with photos…

TALA-LARAWAN | Usapang X

So, last week, bumili ako ng Fujifilm X30 at gaya ng sabi ko sa entry ko tungkol dito, iba sana ang kukuhanin ko. Makalipas ng isang araw, binenta ko rin yung Fujifilm X30 para makakuha ng Fujifilm X100 na gusto kong bilhin talaga. Wala naman akong masamang tinapay against Fujifilm X30. Actually, maganda na nga yung deal ko…