• events,  music,  photo dump,  photography

    Photo Dump: Oh Wonder Solo Concert in Manila

    About 3 months ago, I checked off an item on my bucket list – #46. Go to a concert. On July 21, 2017, at the Samsung Hall of SM Aura, Taguig City, I saw Oh Wonder perform for the very first time. Back then, I had no idea about their music, their duo, etc. Basically, I was clueless. But I’m happy I got dragged into this concert because now I have new artists to listen to. I had Jhanzey with me that time so I was able to get a rundown on who Oh Wonder is, what their music is like, what I should expect, etc. 

  • events,  family,  photo dump,  photography

    Photo Dump: #FergINePerpetuity

    A week ago, Jec and I attended his cousin’s wedding. It was so beautiful and all sorts endearing and worth remembering. I almost brought a DSLR to capture nice photos but decided against it at the last minute since it would be so heavy and post-processing SLR pictures don’t really sit well with me. I ended up using my phone, a one-year-old iPhone 6S. Despite some blurred shots (I had to really zoom in on some instances), I think I captured the essence of the event. I hope I did justice! 

  • photo dump,  photography,  travels

    PHOTO DUMP | Pansol Weekend Staycation • Day II

    This is a photo dump of the pictures I took while we were “staycationing” in Pansol, Laguna. We only stayed at the resort for 2 days so it was kind of bitin. But on the second day, we had a lovely boodle fight for lunch, I was able to swim lapses, and I took a lot of nice photos. I claim it. Hehe. Enjoy the photos!

  • photo dump,  places,  travels

    Photo Dump: Weekend Staycation at Pansol, Laguna (Day 1)

    Last Weekend (August 12-13), Jec and his friends set an outing at Pansol, Laguna. He had me tag along so I had the opportunity to meet his friends of 15+ years. It was nice seeing them gathered in the dining room, just chatting and chilling. It was like being in Big Brother’s house except we were all friends and no one’s backstabbing anyone for some TV drama and higher ratings.  It was a really chill weekend for me – something I could use after really flat days that has been going on for weeks now. Being with them was a nice break and I also made new friends, which is…

  • banaue,  family,  local,  nature,  people,  photo dump,  photography,  travels

    #BaeTravels: Banaue Trip Day 3

    Hi, guys! I know I am already so behind on my Banaue blog posts, so let me make it up to you by writing this 3rd volume out of the 5. We spent five days in Banaue, so naturally, I would be writing 5 blog posts as well. On our third day, we woke up to the sun shining brightly at us, we had a hearty breakfast (mom’s choice), and then we went to Sagada for a quick trip. Ready for Day 3? Let’s go!

  • culture,  events,  faith,  philippines,  photo dump,  photography,  religion

    The Beauty & Chaos Of Devotion

    A couple of days have already passed by when I first laid eyes on the chaos and, at the same time, devotion that is the Feast of the Black Nazarene. The feeling still lingers although I’m sure it’s not a sepanx. A form, maybe, but more like the disbelief that I’ve finally seen this Feast with my own two eyes. To say that it was chaotic is an understatement. At one point, even Jec got nervous that something might happen because it was really wild in the crowd down there. We were already on the viewing deck of National Museum but somehow the devotees still found a way to go…

  • culture,  events,  faith,  history,  local,  photo dump,  photography,  religion

    My First Traslacion Experience | #Traslacion2017

    In Jec’s words: In this area in Manila, January 9 is a concoction of religious activities, and the town’s aura of festivities as Quiapo happens to hold its town fiesta on the same day as the Black Nazarene’s Traslacion. So, you could see, the local townspeople, going with their respective celebrations at home – drinking, parlor games, karaoke sessions, and more merrymaking are being held, while the devotees, barefooted, with their dirty devotee Nazareno shirts on roaming around the town, too. You could see devotees resting, sleeping on the streets, the sidewalks, the gutters, while just a few meters away, videoke and drinking sessions, sometimes with local live bands could…

  • Bicol,  philippines,  photo dump,  travels

    Photo Dump: Bicol • December 2016

    As you would have known, Jec and I went to Bicol last month (December 2016). I took a lot of photos and videos – especially videos – but unfortunately, I haven’t edited any of footages yet since I’m having some technical issues with my laptop right now. No matter how many files I delete, my startup disk is simply already too full. I have no idea how to fix it or how to find unnecessary files that I can delete, so to make up for the lack of vlogs, I’m just going to post some photos here in my blog. I’m not going to show everything, just a glimpse of…