Bagolatao Trilogy’s Part 1: Basking In The Natural Scenery

When we hear the word “beach”, what usually comes to mind is an expanse of sand along a shore. Until I came across White “Pebbles” Beach at Brgy. Bagolatao in Minalabac, Camarines Sur. I had been to several beaches in the Bicol Region but it is only when I had my vacation a month ago…

The Joy Of Summer

In the sunny morning of 02 April 2013, two vans sped along the quiet roads in Albay. These are the only roads that give tourists a privilege to snap decent pictures of the majestic Mayon Volcano. After the vehicles past a cradle that covers the long stretch of beach in the bucolic and charming town of Bacacay a…

Romanticizing The Ruins Of Cagsaua Church

The Cagsaua Ruins, just like the Pagsanjan Falls in Laguna (“Shooting the Roughly Blazed Paths to Pagsanjan Falls“), in the town of Daraga is one of those tourist places I had only seen on TV, postcards, stamps, and textbooks during grade school. A place I only dreamt of visiting when I was a kid. I…

When Things Are Bright And Beautiful

It all started when I saw my son playing blissfully with the slippery earth, the warm-season cogon grass, and the almost piercing golden rays of the sun three years ago. That’s when I figured out he is bound to appreciate nature’s simple wonders just as I do. I have long understood how important it is…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh

I took this fresh photo of a sunflower’s stamina when I visited the Kawa-Kawa Hill in Albay last April this year. What is so unique about the place is that on its slopes, pineapple, sunflower, and some vegetables are cultivated to promote agriculture and environmental awareness–when primarily, it is a religious destination. I will share…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Waiting

When I went to the tranquil lake of Buhi in Camarines Sur a year ago, one of the most interesting subjects I captured from the place was the boy with a pink umbrella, who is fishing, on the photo. My observations on what he was doing that time made me conclude that this week’s photo…

My Chunk of Extreme Sports At The Best Cable Park In The World

One of the things that I dreamt to accomplish is to experience just one of the various extreme sports man has known today. The adventuresome spirit that possessed my wandering feet a long time ago has gone a long way that such inclination comes natural since then. I just thought that I should do one…