Read more about this at: Eureka! | Batanes' oldest Ivatan house ~ THE PINOY EXPLORER
As soon as I saw small cascades running down the stream, I immediately thought it would be good to do long exposures. It was just disappointing that I did not bring my tripod [again!]. But then I felt I had to shoot.
It is not very often you get to witness a stunning sunset that gives you goosebumps. For a photography junkie like me, you should never, never, never let it pass just like that.
Winning a photo contest for the first time (well, officially and with a prize for that matter) gives a different high!
From afar, I could already see the clouds rolling over the mountaintops. It was a sight to behold. So I asked the driver of our vehicle going to Buguias, Benguet to stop so I can capture this once-in-lifetime scene.
She further stressed the belief that the Filipino people, as a nation, can be great again. During her last State of the Nation Address (SONA), she said: I believe in the inexhaustible giftedness of the Filipino people.
Ironically, this cab driver who would like to contribute something help curb climate change and global warming, by planting his narra tree becomes discouraged and disappointed...
HDR is not bad per se. HDR is nice to learn. In fact it is a must for non-pro like me to learn HDR to learn more about shadow and light and exposure, which is the crux of photography.
Recently, I extended an official trip in Mindoro to include a one rest day for me. This is the first of a series I blogged about Mindoro. Check out my first experience about communing with Mangyan Iraya tribe at:
A short immersion at Pula's Iraya village ~ THE PINOY EXPLORER
I asked the Executive Director of CANVAS, Gigo Alampay, about the planned children's library in Isla Pulo. He did not hesitate to donate their books and immediately sent them to me. My wife Plet and I included some Filipino children's books also. We believe this is for a good cause and the Flickristasindios did a good job organizing it. The children of Isla Pulo will benefit greatly and the private sector as well as government people should continue and support the project.
|Photo by Rommel Laurente|
I was touched by the words of the parent when she thanked us for the books, saying that they don't have enough money to buy them. I got teary eyed while taking a video. I am happy that I have been a part of this actvity, knowing that we have helped and made more people happy. I hope we can reach out to more communities in the future and you can always count me in, anytime. PROUD to be an INDIO!"
Photo by: Lorelei Pajemna
It was actually a privilege to be part of this activity. I know that not all of us are given the chance or time to reach out to our less fortunate brethren, especially those who live in places you don’t even know would exist, just like Isla Pulo. I have been a residence of Malabon (the closest town next to Navotas) for many years now but I never heard about this community. Had I not been a member of the Flickristasindios, I would still be clueless up to this moment.
I have attended many outreach programs before that was also organized by the Indios, but this one is quite different for me, because aside from walking and hurdling the muddy fish ponds walls or walkways for 15 to 20 minutes. Thank God that there is a boat to carry the books to the community. Also I find it different because instead of giving them a temporary relief for their needs, we have given them something that they can use for a long period of time and it can also be passed on to their next of kin.
Pangkat Aklat was another great opportunity to give back to the community and another eye-opening "wow meron pang mga tao nabubuhay nang ganito sa ganitong lugar" experience for me. I do hope, however, that our donated books will be relevant and appropriate to the community's immediate needs. I also have faith in the community in Isla Pulo that they would maximize what they get.
|Courtesy of "We Support You, Heidi mendoza"|
"remember my main valentine message...love of family should be rooted in love of God and country..."On February 14, 2011, during the press conference dubbed as "Love your country. Have a date with Heidi!" held at Club Filipino, she delivered her official statement.
|Photo by Ogs Ocleaza|
|Maej, showing her trainees the proper way of cutting plastic bags|
|Photo by Joyce Mariscal|
|Photo by Ogs Ocleaza|
Eugene Martone struggles with the devil and his destiny when he goes down to the Crossroads. Eugene is a gifted young guitarist and is obsessed with unlocking the mysteries of the blues. He finds cantankerous Willie Brown, a master of the blues harmonica, and frees him from prison. The unlikely duo hoboes from New York to Mississippi as Eugene searches for runaway Frances.
April 29, 2007