• culture,  events,  fashion,  heritage,  local

    Escolta Fashion: Hipsters

    Yesterday, I volunteered to document the Escolta Block Party for Heritage Conservation Society (HCS). They didn’t really need the video, but I thought it would be good exposure for the street party. Escolta, for one, doesn’t get the proper recognition it gets, so what’s a little effort to make it more popular, right? As I roamed the streets of Escolta, I noticed some nicely dressed people. They sure scrub up good! I took the opportunity to ask pictures of them. I was already doing a lot of candid shooting, so I thought I’d just ask their permission for a photo. Anyway, it’s much nicer to have them smiling at the…

  • culture,  local,  philippines,  vlog

    Bae Explores Manila Ep.1 • Binondo | Escolta | Quiapo ??

    My readers know how much I love exploring Manila. I’ve been to a lot of the famous spots and museums already (even secret ones), but for you, I will do it again! I have a number of blog posts up on my blog but to know how it really feels to live in Manila and embrace its culture, I took it upon myself to create Manila Exploration vlogs. This is so you’ll know how it feels to be in Manila, to ride her public transportations, to eat her food, to walk her streets, etc. For my first episode, I went to Binondo, Escolta, and Quiapo, and may have shed a…