Traditions last as long as families and significant others keep things going... November 1 is such a day for Filipinos. In remembrance of their dearly departed, they give their annual dues, in the form of flowers, candles, and prayers. There is that Catholic belief that the souls of the dear departed are in Purgatory, and… Continue reading All Saints Day
I actually enjoy milestones. And a couple of days ago, September 1, 2017, I was able to join in on the first birthday party of a darling little sweetie, Allie. 🙂 My dear friend Alex and his wife, Jennifer invited sent me an invitation a month beforehand to Allie’s Mad Hatter-themed birthday party. Now, Allie…… Continue reading Photos: Allie’s First Birthday!
It was his bright auburn hair, I saw first... and then the oranges. And then like I always do, I reached for mine phone and pretended to walk by while making a photo.I only got to walk a few steps when I realized that my "surreptitiously-done" photo was not what I wanted (or not… Continue reading Photo: Mr. Fruit Man
“So, what are you going to do with these pictures?” (I often get asked why I take pictures… I have a voluminous collection of snaps in my iphone, which I carry around while my “formal” camera is in repair. I just see something I like, and then, I see possible stories in my head because…… Continue reading The day before All Souls Day
He had a grand old beauty on his shoulder… While on one of my occasional walks on the promenade some months, I saw this fellow with four of these ships in his hands. This one was the biggest, and he had three more medium-sized and small ones in the other hand. I was so…… Continue reading The Ship Builder
Small streets call for small modes of transportation. 🙂 Where I come from, the more popular mode of public transportation are these “pedicabs” (others refer to them as “pedibox” just because) and they are likened to “taxicabs”, because they bring you to wherever you want in the city, for the going price of 8 pesos…… Continue reading Pedicabs
The white house near the Bian Yek in Dumaguete has always held a mysterious air. When I was in grade school, someone told me that there were “White Ladies” who lived there, and that they were really old and frail. I remember one time late one after whilst riding a pedicab, and looking up, I…… Continue reading The Ladies in White
August 21, 2016. It’s been raining all over the Philippines these past few weeks, but my hometown has only had its share (and it has been quote continuous). It let up a few hours ago, so I was able to test my new GoPro Hero 4 (Silver) outside. I had won it in a raffle,…… Continue reading The rains have come
Crystals on chandeliers have always fascinated me. The way the light bounces and reflects off these solid crystal teardrops are mesmerizing.