Love at First Flash… The Godox TT350 for Canon!

I was using the Meike MK320 mini-flash and has initially found it as a lightweight speedlite solution to carry around every day just in case a "photo-worthy" opportunity presents itself. Although I find the Meike MK320 mini-flash suitable for most of my shooting conditions, there are cases where I need to "flash fill" my subject... Continue Reading →

Morong, Bataan… Why not?

The Philippines is a country of beautiful beaches, being a nation of about 7,100 islands. Aside from Boracay Island and El Nido in Palawan (which are both known for their white-sand beaches), the beaches of Morong, Bataan will also seriously give Boracay and El Nido a run for their money. Morong, Bataan is about 100... Continue Reading →

The smiles that may launch a thousand ship…

The Philippines is also known as being one of the "smiling" country in the world. It is not unusual for the Filipinos to smile their best when entertaining their guests and visitors, be it local or foreign.ย  The ladies at a popular Chinese restaurant in Quezon City, the "Lucky Rainbow Seafood Restaurant" located at the... Continue Reading →

The Manaoag Church… The Pilgrim Center of Northern Philippines

In the Philippines, we always have the 1st of November declared as a holiday. For this year, we had October 31 and November 1 declared as "non-working holidays". Of course, most of the Filipinos, including me, took the 30th of October as a "self-declared" holiday which gave me a five day respite from work. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€... Continue Reading →

The PWU-JASMS Rondalla

The rondalla is an ensemble of stringed instruments played with the plectrum or pick and generally known as plectrum instruments. It originated in Medieval Spain, especially in Catalonia, Aragon, Murcia, and Valencia. The tradition was later taken to Spanish America and elsewhere. The word rondalla is from the Spanish ronda, meaning "serenade. The rondalla was... Continue Reading →

The Philippines… Home of Excellent Service with A Smile

Corniche is a buffet restaurant located at Diamond Hotel, a 5-star hotel, along Roxas Boulevard in Manila, Philippines. ย Its selection of diversified food is composed of Asian, Western, and Japanese cuisines, including a salad and dessert station. Aside from the delicious food it offers to hotel guests and walk-in customers, Corniche is one of those... Continue Reading →

City Sunset on EDSA

Yup, it is really difficult or quite impossible to photograph a decent picture of sunsets if you're living in theย city like me. ย The Philippineโ€‹ metropolis like Manila, Makati, Quezon City, and Caloocan, to name a few, are cities heavily saturated with high rise buildings, malls , hanging power lines and cables like spaghettis on your... Continue Reading →

Don’t Steal or Don’t Kill?

In the past years, a Catholic seminary located near EDSA, Guadalupe in the heart of Makati, Philippines had a poster saying "VII. Huwag kang magnakaw." which refers to the seventh commandment in a tablet claimed by Moses to have been written by his god. ย In English, it means "VII. Thou shalt not steal". ย We all... Continue Reading →

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