Be thankful

Be Thankful Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire, If you did, what would there be to look forward to? Be thankful when you don’t know something For it gives… Continue reading

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Freeze frame

“You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at a picture for a second and think of it all your life.” ―… Continue reading

Make room for what you love

I love aerial photography
Me captured by my sidekick Ronald inside a Cessna

Davor, the Sperm Whale

Serving as a memorial and a symbol of the rich biodiversity of our seas, DAVOR’s immense skeletal display (almost complete except for the teeth, one fin and an eardrum) will be open to the public on January 8, 2014 in Subangan Davao Oriental Provincial Museum in the Tourism Provincial Complex, Mati City.

Missing the moment

“We’re living an era where capturing moments using our phones is more important than actually living these moments with whoever is beside us.” ~ Anonymous

On success and happiness

“Don’t aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue,… Continue reading

Welcome 2014

“Each New Year, we have before us a brand new book containing 365 blank pages. Let us fill them with all the forgotten things from last year—the words we forgot to say, the… Continue reading

Calm after a storm

It was one of the most memorable scenes I’ve ever experienced as a photojournalist. The image above shows how everyone was taking photos of a glorious sunset from the horizon. Behind us, however, a thunderstorm was menacingly brewing. And this kid whose expression I have captured, just turned and witnessed Mother Nature’s tempestuous unpredictability at its best. Quite overwhelming when you are at sea.

Light and shadow

“There are no shadows in darkness. Shadows are created by light, and only exist in the presence of light. Refusing to acknowledge our shadow leads us to deny the presence of light in… Continue reading

Panas Falls in New Corella

“Landscapes of great wonder and beauty lie under our feet and all around us. They are discovered in tunnels in the ground, the heart of flowers, the hollows of trees, fresh-water ponds, seaweed… Continue reading

Davao’s Simple Christmas Spirit

In this special Holiday Season, I am sharing the joys of Christmas all the way from my beloved Davao City

Open up and bloom

“Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful.” ~ Jim Carrey

Lady in the Forest 2

“Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively; unless you can choose a challenge instead of competence.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Seize the day

“This is the beginning of a new day. You have been given this day to use as you will. You can waste it or use it for good. What you do today is… Continue reading

Art of Street Photography Workshop

In 1997, street photography in Indonesia started my journey to photojournalism, eventually pushing me to explore portrait, landscape and travel which is part of the field I specialize in. Come take a walk with me for one day, as I share how I observe, compose and capture scenes in a different, thought provoking perspective.

Sweet thoughts

“Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the ‘Titanic’ who waved off the dessert cart.” ― Erma Bombeck

Lady in the forest

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.” ~ Albert Einstein

Beach therapy

“My soul is full of longing For the secret of the sea, And the heart of the great ocean Sends a thrilling pulse through me.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Plant your seeds

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Thank you from the Filipino people

Survival after the storm “Faith is not simply a patience that passively suffers until the storm is past. Rather, it is a spirit that bears things – with resignations, yes, but above all,… Continue reading

What lies within us

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • THE SCENE STEALER.

    'Kodaker' was our funny old slang for a photographer back when it was the popular brand. I actually do workshops for Canon. : )

    A proud Filipina from Davao City (Dabawenya) I write a column for two newspapers. I shoot and write for travel magazines, and other commissioned projects. My crazy adventures turned me into a photographer. I am also a nutcase artist who paints and draws caricatures.

    As a solo traveler, I have strange habits of hoarding funny signs, Asian horror films, weird artifacts and 80s memorabilia (MJ is my pop idol). This blog is the Scene Stealer, because I quietly capture candid scenes of humanity and surreal visions of nature (living in a magical world despite hard times).

    As a photojournalist, I love aerial, travel and culture in exploring destinations. Now a semi-retired TV host, I endorse products on the side and do charity works. This blog features my artistic journey, with inspirational quotes. My published articles are in another blog.

    All photos are mine unless otherwise stated. I only wish for respect, permission and courtesy in photo credits. Thank you.

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    Watching now --This woman hides her strange addiction from people --she eats makeup. Only in My Strange Addiction in SkyCable's FoxCrime channel. Thank you! Repost from @merl515 "Learned alot from @jojie_alcantara 's  lecture about photojournalism :)) thank you po, super galing :D #collaborative #photojournalist" My high school students from participating schools for the Division Training on Campus Journalism held at Davao City High School sponsored by DepEd. Some of my elementary students in the photojournalism workshop sponsored by DepEd for the Division Training for Campus Journalists today. Omg. These are the students from different schools for thw workshops ttoday handled by DECS in Davao City High School venue. Wish me luck on the photojournalism forum. :) Just when you think I've finished...still in the Taxi Videoke. (Davao City)