Moving house, and New Year’s Eve 2014 in Manila

If you’ve stayed in the Philippines during the holidays, you’re probably used to the sound of fireworks even during the day. It wasn’t any different this year: There were sporadic fireworks going off as early as 9 in the morning like a familiar tempo, becoming even more fast-paced, the roar from the fireworks relentless as night fell. 2015 came, and you know the exact moment it arrived in the Philippines from the spontaneous eruption of fireworks all around.
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My 365 Project: Hercules

Day 1: August 29. FridayDay 1 of Project365. I’m ready for my close up!  #hercmycat #project365 #365daysofhercules #cats #cat #catsofinstagram #catsig #catsagram #aug29 #friday   Today I’ve decided to take on a 365 Project of my cat Hercules on Instagram. It’s been at the back of my mind since he was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease in … Continue reading

Supermoon | August 11, 2014 | Manila, Philippines

Supermoon | August 11, 2014 | Manila, Philippines

My amateur attempt at shooting the “supermoon” . The year 2014 has five “supermoons”. Two new moons in January, and three full moons in July, August, and September. Of the five supermoons of 2014, this fourth one on August 11, 2014 (August 10, 2:10 PM EDT)  is the closest point the moon is to Earth for the whole year. … Continue reading

Caption this!

Caption this!

  Typhoons are frequent visitors to the Philippines. We get an average of about 20 typhoons a year. (We’re not called “a welcome mat for typhoons” for nothing.) Typhoon Glenda (International name Rammasun) churned through Metro Manila this morning. It is the first Category-3 typhoon after last year’s destructive Category-5 super typhoon Yolanda (International name Haiyan). … Continue reading

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