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The Mission 10.

Wednesday, 30 Dec 2009 | Views [1090]

Rina was sweet enough to give me a list of things to do while on this two-week solo trip starting from Vietnam through Laos and ending in Thailand. Dubbed the Mission 10, she came up with the list to keep me out of my comfort zones and routines while ... Read more >

Tags: backpacking, hanoi, laos, luang prabang, travel, vietnam

Shooting Bohol island in near-IR.

Sunday, 29 Nov 2009 | Views [1347]

Here are some test landscape photos I took during a trip to Bohol, which captures the near infrared (~720 nm) portion of the EM spectrum. I tried several shots for each scene, mostly by trial and error to find the proper exposure. Since the near-... Read more >

Tags: bohol, church, infrared, landscapes, philippines, photography

Gallery: Near-IR Test Photos

Sunday, 29 Nov 2009 | Photo Gallery

Some test infrared shots taken from Bohol, Philippines.
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Shopping for pomeloes at Bankerohan.

Sunday, 17 Aug 2008 | Views [1578]

I recently embarked on a mini-quest to buy pomeloes as a take-home present for Mama. The fruit was in season in Davao so I opted to get some—only this time, I was doing it just by myself without any of my friends or colleagues from Davao accompanying ... Read more >

Tags: culture, davao, haggling, market, philippines

At Ninoy Aquino Terminal 3.

Wednesday, 6 Aug 2008 | Views [1119]

Just getting settled on this bench I'm solely occupying as of the moment at the check-in lobby of Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3. It's my first time here, and it's good to finally enjoy the fruits of taxpayers’ money. The place looks ... Read more >

Tags: airport, in transit, manila, musings, philippines

Binondo scenes.

Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | Views [1339]

Binondo, according to Nick Joaquin in “Manila, My Manila,” was the name given by the early settlers of Manila to one of two delta isles—the other being Tondo—which they discovered when they arrived into what is now known as Manila Bay. Both names, ... Read more >

Tags: culture, manila, philippines, photography, street life

Gallery: Binondo

Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

A walking tour around parts of Binondo, Manila.
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Backpacking Pinoy style.

Saturday, 5 Jul 2008 | Views [1318]

Filipino backpackers gave their insightful and inspiring, not to mention enviable, experiences on traveling around the world last night at the Recreational Outdoor Exchange (R.O.X.) shop at the Fort. Five speakers shared their own travel plans and notes, ... Read more >

Tags: backpacking, pinoy, testimony, travel, travel tips, wanderlust

To the land of witches, love potions, and other mystical phenomena.

Sunday, 19 Aug 2007 | Views [5208]

My friends and I went on a long weekend trip (more like a double date) to Siquijor, Dumaguete, and Twin Lakes last June. It was a much-anticipated vacation--first, since we were raring to go on a break from office work and city life; and second, it ... Read more >

Tags: architecture, birdlife, cave, church, folklore, geography, kayak, lake, musings, people

Sagada invasion: Part 3.

Wednesday, 10 May 2006 | Views [981]

Down to/with Banaue Ever had that feeling of crashing down with disappointment after pinning your expectations so high up? Our trip to Banaue took that turn for all of us-- unanimously. We were discussing our best course of action for the trip ... Read more >

Tags: backpacking, banaue, landscapes, philippines, sagada, trek, tungol

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