Thursday, March 31, 2011

Litratong Pinoy: SALAMIN SA MATA (Eyeglasses)

Pagbenta ng shades sa night market. *bow* =]


Shades being sold at the night market. 'nuf said =]

Night Market along Divisoria, March 2009, using a digicam.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Wordless Tuesday: SALES, DRIVE

Traffic jams have spawned micro-entrepreneurs among those living near the roadways. From bottled water to quick nibbles, newspapers to cigarettes, this 'captured market' is not too difficult to sell to.
along the South Superhighway, March 2011, using a digicam.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

PhotoHunt: CAGED

While driving, especially when I'm stuck in a traffic jam, I while away the time by guessing where this vehicle's been or where it is going.

In the Philippines, the first letter of the license plate defines the region of the country where the vehicle has been registered. So when I see a license plate that starts with "H", for example, I'd say to myself that the driver's traveled far because H means the car has been registered in provinces some 800 or so kilometers away from the capital.

Or there maybe severely dust-covered vehicles. I'd muse that this guy must have done some off-road adventure. Or s/he may just be one rather lazy car owner with no time to have the car washed.

Then I'd meet often 'passengers' in a similar state as the ones photographed above, probably on their way to be in many a human's tummy...

December 2008, using a digicam.


8.30pm - 9.30pm
A symbolic first step towards becoming better citizens of the planet =]

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Litratong Pinoy: ITIM (Black)

Ang isa sa mga gusali sa Bonifacio High Street na malimit na makinang at maliwanag ay pansamantalang nabalot ng dilim nang makilahok ang buong lungsod ng Taguig sa taunang EARTH HOUR noong 2010. Ang Earth Hour ang sabayang pagpatay ng ilaw o/at di mahahalagang gamit na de-kuryente upang maging isang mahalagang makabuluhang hakbang tungo sa pag-alaga sa planeta at sa kumakarampot na mga pangangailangang pangkalikasan.

Sa Sabado, Marso 26 na, sa ganap na 8.30-9.30 ng gabi ang Earth Hour sa taong ito. Makilahok at tumugon sa hamon ng isang oras na patay-kuryente hanggang sa panghabambuhay na tuwirang pagbabago para mapalawig pa ang kumakaunti nating rekursong pangkalikasan.


The usually bright and glittery buildings of Bonifacio High Street has been turned ito pitch-black space as the entire city of Taguig participated in Earth Hour last year. Earth Hour is the simultaneous switching off of lights and/or other unnecessary electrical gadgets meant to be a symbolic gesture of unity to save the planets dwindling natural and energy resources.

This Saturday, March 26, Earth Hour will happen again wherever you are on the planet, from 8.30-9.30 pm. Be part of this hour-long show of global action which will hopefuly be the start of a lifelong commitment to care for our planet and each other.

Building 3, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City, 2010, using a digicam.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: WATER

By now, only a very minute number of people would not have seen the sun. A good majority of us would have seen a body of water bigger than that in our drinking glasses. Still a decent number would have seen the sun and sea interact in a magical way in various continents and circumstances. I am very fortunate to have lived majority of my life where I am always less than 50kms away from a fantastic body of water. Because of or despite this, the glistening sun setting over the expanse of a calm sea never fails to take my breath away.

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the Samar Sea, off the City of Calbayog, March 2011, using a digicam.

Saturday, March 19, 2011


With a car like this, I guess there's no better way to travel than with the top down- Manila traffic, heat, pollution, and stares notwithstanding =]

en route to work, East Service Road, Taguig City, August 2010, using a digicam.

Earth Hour

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Litratong Pinoy: KULAY ROSAS (Pink)

May mga bagay-bagay talaga na hindi magaya-gaya ng tao kahit na lubhang mahuhusay na ang ating mga kabihasnan, katulad ng katingkaran ng mga bulaklak, kanilang bango, kanilang kasutlaan...


There are just some things that humanity cannot mimic despite advances in technology, such as flowers' vivid colors, scent, and silkiness...

around the University of Tampere campus, August 2007, using a digicam.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

PhotoHunt: Self-Portrait

Caught myself "standing on Mt Merapi", a tile on the observation deck of the Ketep Volcano Center detailing where the volcano is located among the many towering heights surrounding the center.

Jogjakarta, Indonesia, June 2007, using a digicam.