Baguio City | The City in the Sky and Some Bitter Xiomai

The first, and the only, time that I’d been to Baguio City was during an excursion in my 6th Grade. With teachers, classmates, and a bunch of other students from our school (and probably from other schools as well, I don’t know), I was able to somehow explore this city—or at least most of its…

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 | Batang X

Ang una kong serious camera ay isang bridgecam, Fujifilm HS20 EXR, kasi yun ang uso noon na alternative para sa mga hindi maka-afford ng DSLR na katulad ko. Grabe, sinulit ko talaga ‘to. Sa mga lakbay ko, ito yung palagi kong dalang camera. Tapos kabi-kabila rin ang photowalks–solo or with group. After a year and a…

TALA-LARAWAN | Photo Series: Cellphone Photography

I have been on Instagram for almost 3 years now, but only this year have I become addicted to it to the point na I feel compelled to share at least one photo a day. I don’t have a lot of followers on Instagram and I don’t really crave for too much attention. I just…

Corregidor Island, Cavite | A History to Remember

2015 has been the most-traveled year for me so far–and most watered. Haha! From a paradise in Davao; to a hidden garden in Antipolo; to the beaches in Quezon, Aurora, and Batangas; to overseas Vietnam; to the mountains and rivers in Tanay, plus some other short side trips–and to cap it all off–to the historical island of Corregidor in Cavite. The Corregidor Island, Cavite…