Boljoon in Colors

Happy Thursday! I have a #throwbackthursday post that has been sitting in my drafts folder for more than a year now. And, today, I’m finally going to push out this draft and share a not-very-conventional travel destination in the south of Cebu — Boljoon!  Continue reading “Boljoon in Colors”


That “Kodak Moment”


Working for a foreign company and never meeting or knowing who our subscribers are made me think I was so disconnected with my work. The things I write in our newsletters are as foreign to me as our bosses. I’ve written countless of bankruptcy-related stories, pored through thousands of court documents, followed numerous billion-dollar and mega-billion dollar bankruptcy cases, but none gave me such sadness as when Kodak, after more than a hundred years of operation, delivered its Chapter 11 petition. The company – the pioneer in the film and photography technology development – got left behind in the digital world. Continue reading “That “Kodak Moment””

McDonald’s Morning


I am not a morning person — this means I have a hard time waking up early in the morning. I won’t even wake up early for work although it helps that work is just less than 10 steps from my bedroom. There are a few things though that motivate me to wake up early: travel, food, and family. Although I am not a morning person, I always eat breakfast no matter what time I wake up, because when I was younger I fainted several times because my stomach was empty. And I love breakfast dates because I have the whole day to spend together, unlike dinners where I have to hurry home before midnight (like Cinderella). Continue reading “McDonald’s Morning”

Carbon [Flea] Market

While there are many thrift shops in the city that sells relatively cheap and good vintage, I think the stalls in Carbon Market still offer the best prices and the most genuine vintage around town. Continue reading “Carbon [Flea] Market”

On the Streets, Buildings and Skies

I love film photography and I love my Vivitar IC-100 because it is cheap (only P350), I can take it anywhere with me because it is light and small, and I am not worried of thieves wherever I bring it with me. Recently, I’ve been into skies and buildings. Something about them, standing tall and lonely, reminds me of man, of mankind. We are a great race but we cause our own problems, we are standing tall and yet, like these buildings, we may fall. We are bound to fall. Continue reading “On the Streets, Buildings and Skies”

On the Streets, Gaisano South Ruins

There was a time when I was at Gaisano Capital every Saturday buying plates and ceramic wares. So, it was a sad day when last year during the Christmas holidays the building went down due to fire. Continue reading “On the Streets, Gaisano South Ruins”

On the Streets, Manila, Part 1

My boyfriend and I do most of our traveling by foot. It is my belief that one can only get to “feel” the pulse of the place when one interacts with the locals, peer at empty alleys, and get lost among strange streets. Wherever we go, I always have the desire to walk, and walk, and walk. There are many things you’ll miss when riding a vehicle, so I’d prefer to walk.

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OUTFIT | Sunshiny Summer Days


It’s summer and it’s hot.  I am always tempted to go to the mall, but I’m more tempted to take a walk and bring my low-tech cameras with me.  You see, my low-tech cameras are not sophisticated (that’s why they’re “low-tech”).  They were made for people like me — who don’t care what the specs are of your camera or what camera you are using as long as you are producing beautiful pictures, who don’t want to learn more about apertures and the rest of the photography jargon. I don’t have a technique, or a style, I just point, and shoot.  These hot summer days are low-tech cameras’ best friends, and before these summer days end, I am hoping to point and shoot some more to capture the sunshiny summer days. Continue reading “OUTFIT | Sunshiny Summer Days”

Manila, Old & New

We went to Manila mainly to attend the wedding of my boyfriend’s college classmate.  It was going to be in San Agustin Church in Intramuros and it was a good chance to explore the walled city again.  My first time to go to Intramuros was in 2005 when my grandma took me with her in one of the Wow! Philippines exhibitions there.  I could not remember what the place looked like in 2005 because we got there at night.  All I remembered was the streets were really narrow, and were tiled.  So, I was back in 2012, and the streets were still narrow Continue reading “Manila, Old & New”