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The Last Whisper of the Sun

Webs of light,

clouds all white and fluffy hanging magically in the sky,

scribbles of fire,

the last of the light..

they’ll feed your soul with colors in an instant.

All photos taken in Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte.

Posted 4 years, 1 month ago at 8:03 pm.


Thatched Hut

I spent many happy childhood years living in a nipa hut, a traditional house in the Philippines. Locally, we call it bahay kubo.

Its roofs and walls are usually made of thatched nipa palm.

Sometimes, its walls are made of flattened bamboo like the one in the picture below.

Along the rivers, these nipa huts stand on stilts.

The nipa hut will always be part of the Filipino culture. Today, many people still live in nipa huts which are usually found in rural communities such as this laid-back and peaceful one near an unspoiled beach.

Posted 4 years, 2 months ago at 4:35 pm.



Always colorful, always full of merry-making, always festive: that is the Philippine town fiesta.

Once a year, each town, village, or barangay celebrates its fiesta, usually to honor a patron saint.

It’s that time of the year when people, young and old, don costumes and dance to infectious beat.

It’s that time of the year when pigs are roasted

and served on the table, along with other favorite foods, for everyone to enjoy.

It’s that time of the year when vendors like him get so very lucky with their sales,

because people troop to the streets to watch their favorite drum and bugle corps.

It’s that time of the year when Filipinos who work and live abroad go back to honor their patron saint, renew their identity and strengthen the ties that bind them to the place they will always call home.

Posted 4 years, 2 months ago at 9:27 am.


How Big Are Our Problems?

While he works every day almost breaking his neck by carrying heavy vegetable loads for a measly amount not even enough for a decent meal, we complain about not having a grand party or fashionable clothes or the latest gadget. We complain about our hairstyle, our mismatched lingerie, our waistline, and our pimples.

Posted 4 years, 2 months ago at 3:09 pm.


By the Window

You go around looking for subjects to photograph on an ordinary day. Then you see them, two children by the window, bathed in innocence and radiating happiness. You click the shutter and you go home feeling like your work for the day is done.

Posted 4 years, 2 months ago at 12:39 pm.