Travel Foto Expo in SM Lanang Davao

The Travel Foto Expo is traveling to Davao City for a 3-day event held in SM Lanang Premier’s SMX Convention from October 11-13, 2013.

Fear Factor: Palawan’s Tamilok

Perhaps it was the rainy season that drove me crazily to do it, but I felt the revolting prospect was worth the dare. My host brought me to Kinabuch Bar & Grill, a… Continue reading

Best Toilet Humor in Yuyu Bar

The best and most creative toilet I’ve ever seen or experienced is in Yuyu Dessert Bar and Cafe, Tagum City. You can just stay here and sing along all day long. What wonderful… Continue reading

Enchanting Khai Nai Island

“But I try to steal other moments. Sometimes I get up very early in the morning and enjoy a quiet house and cup of tea before the craziness begins. Other times, I’ll take… Continue reading

Beautiful Kata Beach

 “The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea.” ~… Continue reading

Here kitty, kitty

“Each of us must confront our own fears, must come face to face with them. How we handle our fears will determine where we go with the rest of our lives. To experience… Continue reading

Fish cage harvest

Fish harvest hauling from sea cage Photo shoot for Alsons Aquaculture Corporation Malalag Bay, Davao del Sur © Jojie Alcantara In order to get this shot, I waited for the guys to haul… Continue reading

Ride the waves

“Surfing soothes me, it’s always been a kind of Zen experience for me. The ocean is so magnificent, peaceful, and awesome. The rest of the world disappears for me when I’m on a… Continue reading

Fish catch

“Opportunities are everywhere and so you must always let your hook be hanging. When you least expect it, a great fish will swim by.” ~ Og Mandino

Bagobo kids

“Making one person smile can change the world – maybe not the whole world, but their world.” Bagobo Kids Tibolo Tribal Village © Jojie Alcantara Foot of Mount Apo, Barangay Tibolo, Davao del… Continue reading

Wandering Child

“I know not how I may seem to others, but to myself I am but a small child wandering upon the vast shores of knowledge, every now and then finding a small bright… Continue reading

Kids of Hope Photo Exhibit

KIDS OF HOPE A photo exhibit by Jojie Alcantara (with guest photographers) For the benefit of House of Hope, Davao Children’s Cancer Fund Inc. http://www.kidsofhope.org/ To be announced soon. * * * *… Continue reading

Kids of Hope

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Kadayawan sa Davao Festival 2013

Kadayawan sa Dabaw, Davao City, Philippines © Jojie Alcantara I am lucky to have spanned more than a decade of covering Mindanao’s most colorful and biggest festival in the islands. Through my work… Continue reading

Life lessons

“No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.” – Tony Robbins

Above the clouds

“I owned the world that hour as I rode over it. free of the earth, free of the mountains, free of the clouds, but how inseparably I was bound to them.” ~ Charles… Continue reading

SM’s Musical Fountain

SM Lanang Premier Musical Fountain My beloved Davao City © Jojie Alcantara 2013 This night shot was for an advertorial in Philippine Airlines’ inflight Mabuhay Magazine.  I was commissioned by SM Malls to… Continue reading

Golden sunset

“Our power lies in our small daily choices, one after another, to create eternal ripples of a life well lived.” -Mollie Marti Sunset from the Masao River in Butuan City  © Jojie Alcantara

Field of lily dreams

“A lake is a landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.” – Henry David Thoreau

Bruno Mars: Proud to be Filipino

The Man of Mars, celebrity performer Bruno Mars, declares himself proud to be a Filipino when he performed in a concert in Cebu a year back.  Filmed poignantly from the point of view… Continue reading

Listen to the rain

“It is raining and you can hear the pattern of the drops. You can hear it with your ears, or you can hear it out of that deep silence. If you hear it… Continue reading

  • THE SCENE STEALER.

    'Kodaker' was our funny old slang for a photographer back when it was the popular brand.

    I am a proud Filipina from Davao City (Dabawenya). I write a column for two newspapers, shoot and write for travel magazines, blogs, 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 retro memorabilia. 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.

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    Me and my photobombing buddies but it's Xmas and I love them anyway. Christmas  Gathering at Park Inn by Radisson Davao. Photo by besfy @ianraygarcia. @kennethkingong @jibe_our_vibe @wreckitwack @parkinndavao @fashiononymous Taiping, said to be the wettest town in Peninsular Malaysia, is blessed with Taiping Lake Gardens, the oldest public botanical gardens built on top of an abandoned tin mine in 1880. Giant, century-old rain trees (“angsana”) thrive on fertile soils lining the manmade lake; branches are home to cute Dusky Leaf monkeys. The stunning garden is a sprawling 64 hectares of ten scenic lakes and ponds, lotus pool, charming bridges, jogging tracks, kids' playground, camp sites and wildlife night safari, all surrounded by tropical plants, trees, birds, flora and fauna. Hotels are scattered around the dreamy landscape and I stayed in Flemington Hotel. Make your life spectacular. Laugh. Cry. Learn. Love. Live. Delicious Curry Sting Ray at Kuala Selangor, Malaysia Coffin, Tea or Me? Strolling down Sisowath Quay in Phnom Penh, you may glance up at what looks like a coffee shop. Read carefully. Tai Hok Huot Coffin Shop, owned by Cambodians of Chinese descent, sells coffins and funeral services. This long thriving business is to die for. Oh but wait, a coffee shop is just next door. That will perk you up. ©Jojie Alcantara Eight is enough. Typical family trip in Davao Oriental. #itsmorefuninthephilippines #VisitThePhilippines2015