Fruit Bats!

•31 August 2012 • Leave a Comment

Fruit bats just love our chico tree.

Here are recent photos taken of one savoring a chico fruit at our yard.


Saigon After 6

•30 August 2012 • Leave a Comment

Here are a couple of night scenes taken around Ho Chi Minh City…


Mekong Delta, Vietnam

•28 August 2012 • Leave a Comment

Here are a few photos taken during a brief trip to My Tho City, Tien Gang Province and island hopping around Mekong River, Mekong Delta.


Good Morning, Saigon!

•18 July 2012 • Leave a Comment

It was our first trip to Vietnam and, sure, the excitement was there. 🙂

Having done some prior browsing research on it, I was relatively ready for the sights and sounds and for the exotic food Vietnam has to offer.

And, yes, setting aside all war info about the place, I knew beforehand Saigon was also famous for its chaotic motorbike traffic.

But not until I actually saw it with my own eyes… It’s a city of motorbikes – every which way they go!!!

So here’s an intro on Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon’s new name) – the morning scene one fine day in the city.

Good morning, Saigon!


The 2012 Leyte Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival

•9 July 2012 • Leave a Comment

This time there was no street parade; only  the usual final competition performances at the Leyte Sports Development Center.

There were 10 contingents in the Pintados category and 11 in the Kasadyaan Festival of Festivals.

The scene at the Leyte Sports Development Center last June 27, 2012…




•21 June 2012 • 1 Comment

We had a quick trip to Tagaytay City last week – a much needed respite from the hot summer beat working for continuous days in front of the computer.

We needed a visual break!

Merely 55km south of Manila, it takes over an hour’s drive to reach the the country’s “2nd Summer Capital” (after Baguio City) owing to its cooler climate provided by its high altitude.

One of the country’s popular tourist destinations due to its outstanding scenery and climate cooler than Metro-Manila’s, Tagaytay – a component city of the province of Cavite – provides an iconic view of the famous Taal Lake and Taal Volcano of Batangas.

With weathermen announcing the approach of a very strong tropical storm from the Pacific, we were fortunate to reach Tagaytay City and find Taal Lake not covered with fog, which is what usually happens during rainy seasons.

It was perfect weather – a bright and sunny day!


Project: Hippie Tinay

•19 June 2012 • 2 Comments

Brushed up on onsite/locational shooting skills with a shoot featuring our niece Kristine Marie Joy at the Japanese Memorial Garden along Magsaysay Blvd. in Tacloban City.

We made her look like a hippie. 😉


It’s fiesta time once again!

•10 June 2012 • 1 Comment

Yes, it’s that time of the year and fiesta time for Tacloban City is now here again!

While the big fiesta celebration is on June 29 & 30 yet, fiesta activities start about a month or so before then.

So food stalls, tiangges and nightly entertainment shows have come to life once again at the city’s main fiesta celebration venues – at the Balyuan Compound, Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival Park and at the Astrodome.

We were at the official opening of this year’s Pintados Kasadyaan Festival Park (formerly RTR Plaza) last Friday, June 08.

Here was the scene…