Inside the Walled City: Intramuros

Inside the Walled City: Intramuros

Last month, I went on a trip to the walled city of Intramuros at the heart of Manila with a friend who also likes taking photos. Intramuros, which in Latin literally means  “within the walls”,  is the oldest district of Manila.  With stone walls measuring 20-feet thick at the top, 40-feet thick at the base … Continue reading

[13.07.29] 16th Taipei Pet Expo (台北寵物展)

[13.07.29] 16th Taipei Pet Expo (台北寵物展)

Animals are amazing. Especially cats. They’re one of my most favourite subjects in photography. They’re intelligent and sensient – I’m pretty sure they can sense whatever mood you’re in. When I played with that grey and white cat and took it in my arms, I think it sensed that I was missing my cat back home, … Continue reading

A Sea of Lights: The 2013 Taipei Lantern Festival

A Sea of Lights: The 2013 Taipei Lantern Festival

or:   Don’t let the title fool you. Half of this blog post is actually about food… (。_。)   The Taipei Lantern Festival is an annual event hosted by the Tourism Bureau and the Taipei City Government. Traditionally, lantern festivals are held 15 days into the lunar new year, and there might be a couple … Continue reading

2013: Year of the Snake (Chinese New Year in the Philippines)

2013: Year of the Snake (Chinese New Year in the Philippines)

I remember how we would celebrate the Chinese New Year when I was a kid. My parents would take me and my sisters, all dressed in red, to the temple early in the morning. We would light an incense, pray for good health for the family and for blessings for the year to come. The … Continue reading

In a “Phantom” state of mind – part 2 (Jonathan Roxmouth appreciation post)

So I saved the best for last. And because I know this is going to be looooong.  -___-  The Phantom. Everyone has their own preconception of what the Phantom should sound like or be like. Michael Crawford will always have a special place in everyone’s heart (including mine), because he was the first stage Phantom … Continue reading