Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument (Aguinaldo Shrine)

The date was 23 March 2008 when we were tasked to do a project in one of our subjects in the Graduate School. The project was to verify with the old locals in Kawit, Cavite the truth behind the death of Philippines’ first president, Emilio Aguinaldo. This was brought about by the off-the-record pages of history. Anyway,…

What Is The Name Of This Plant?

On 06 March 2011, my hiking buddy, Paul Basco, and I photographed this stunningly alabaster fruit during our climb at Mt. Cristobal in Quezon Province. I posted the photo on Facebook the following day and questions pertaining to the name of this particular plant ensued. Unfortunately, I don’t know the answer. I have already consulted Mr….

Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition

The subject of this particular picture was supposed to be the blurred little boy, who was looking all convivial watching the gentle waves of the pacific ocean, in the backdrop. However, my eyes suddenly noticed the subtle appeal of the day hut’s bamboo bed. My interest was fenced in; I had to capture it. The…

Let There Be Light!

Christmas remains as the most celebrated festival, if not the most important holiday, in the world without much of the cultural, regional, and religious barriers to date. No wonder, all roads lead home at Christmas. To herald the yuletide just around the corner, we should put some Christmas adornments particularly colorful lights on our trees, buildings,…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers

Each time I revisit the pictures I snapped at the entrance of one of the Philippines‘ main attractions in the capital city, Manila Ocean Park, I am brought into the world of fantasy. I am talking about the ground of Pandora in the middle of the floating Hallelujah Mountains on top of a large unobtanium deposit near the Hometree of…

Team Building At Canyon Woods Residential Resort

It’s been more than two years now yet the memories from the last team building I had with my dear colleagues in the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) remain unbroken. It was 18 May 2011 when our big boss was finally granted a, for lack of a better term, free rental for one of the…

A Hideaway Amid The Slaving Corporate World

Working in a very busy and modernized city of Makati, taking a break once in a while to recharge the battery is a must. About five years ago, I came across an article in a magazine that talked up communing with nature by hugging a tree or being near it. Various researches on the latter…

Revisiting The Most Famous Cave In Cagayan Valley On A Whim

The whole of A Sophomore Section went rowdy as soon as the teacher announced that all are required to be part of the field trip to Callao Cave in March. The teacher smiled. He just let the students express their uncontrollable excitement–high school days circa 1998. Before the images of the green waters and greenery…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

One of the most interesting places I visited is the Philippine Cutflower Corporation (Island Rose) not only for their quality roses, which are grown from their state-of-the-art greenhouse facilities in the cool climate of Tagaytay, but more so because of the multiple geometric patterns up the ceiling of each of their greenhouses. Related articles Weekly Photo Challenge:…

Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unsual POV

I took this photo last 23 February 2012 while I was making the most of coffee break at my boss’ room in the Office of the Solicitor General’s building. Behind her table is a big glass window that lets you see the view outside crystal clear in broad daylight.  I had always enjoyed looking at…