Sunrise for Sylvia

  This sunrise was captured in Tandag, Surigao del Sur. Click to view large size. Sunrise for Sylvia was a postcard series I created back in 2010 for my good friend Sylvia Canete,… Continue reading

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Philippine Legoland

Philippine Legoland in SM Lanang Davao In observance of Independence Day, a unique exhibit embraces the Department of Tourism’s slogan with a twist, “It’s More Fun in the Philippines with LEGO,” showing the… Continue reading

A lifetime’s worth

“It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest.  It is the greatest source of so… Continue reading

El Rio de Butuan

“Life is like the river, sometimes it sweeps you gently along and sometimes the rapids come out of nowhere.” ― Emma Smith

My Recognition Award for 2013

Thank you, Davao City Government,  Mayor Sara and Vice Mayor Rody Duterte, for this wonderful honor.  (My years of hard work — labor of love–  are finally recognized since I started as a… Continue reading

Banza Church Ruins

“In the end, the character of a civilization is encased in its structures.” ~ Frank Gehry I had this deadline for an airline travel magazine assignment which just gave me ample time to… Continue reading

Camiguin’s White Island

“Paradise was always over there, a day’s sail away. But it’s a funny thing, escapism. You can go far and wide and you can keep moving on and on through places and years,… Continue reading

Get High on Life

“There are no more committed people on the planet than surfers. We fall down a lot. We turn around, paddle back out, and do it over and over again. Unlike anything else in… Continue reading

Believe in yourself

“Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve.” ~ Mary Kay… Continue reading

Freedom!

Happy Independence Day, Pilipinas! “It’s the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance. It is the dream afraid of waking that never takes the chance. It is the one who won’t… Continue reading

Dream big

“Dream what you want to dream; go where you want to go; be what you want to be, because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you… Continue reading

Reload 026: It’s More Fun in Dahican

RELOAD,  REFRESH, RESTART  026 –  It’s what we do in our computers.  So with life, we take a break.  If all else fails, reformat.  Sit back, relax and enjoy my favorite video reposts.… Continue reading

New day for you

“Each day is an adventure in discovering the meaning of life. It is each little thing that you do that day – whether it be spending time with your friends, running in a… Continue reading

Your dream is waiting

“Your dream is a reality that is waiting for you to materialize. Today is a new day! Don’t let your history interfere with your destiny! Learn from your past so that it can… Continue reading

Cagwait’s White Beach

The small municipality of Cagwait in Surigao del Sur has a hidden paradise to boast of and a festivity to crow about. Blessed with a horseshoe-shaped cove with a long stretch of fine powdered sand and surrounded by azure colors matching sky and sea, the White Beach (or Waikiki, as the famous American aviator Charles Lindbergh called it the first time he saw it) is a tourism potential once known only to its neighboring municipalities until now.

Speck in the universe

On the view of earth from 3.7 billion miles away: “Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home, That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard… Continue reading

Driftwood

“There are times to stay put, and what you want will come to you, and there are times to go out into the world and find such a thing for yourself.” ~Lemony Snicket,… Continue reading

Nature speaks

“There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story.” ~ Linda Hogan Floating house… Continue reading

Close to nature

“If you will stay close to nature, to its simplicity, to the small things hardly noticeable, those things can unexpectedly become great and immeasurable.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet… Continue reading

Swimming with Giant Clams

“Each species on our planet plays a role in the healthy functioning of natural ecosystems, on which humans depend.” ~ William H. Schlesinger, Biogeochemist Tridacna is a genus of large saltwater clams, marine… Continue reading

Make adjustments

“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” ― E.M. Forster Experimenting with my macro shots of… Continue reading