Thursday, September 28, 2006

No...


Not in Japan... these are not from Akita or Tokyo or Kyoto.

These guys participated in a fiesta parade, and to promote a newly opened Japanese technology company here in Cebu, and well, probably for fun... Hmmmnnn. Looking at their faces, they're way too serious for the parade. Hahahaha! But during the event, it was different... they were all smiling. Perhaps they don't feel comfortable wearing layered yukatas under the unforgiving tropical sun. I think i captured the wrong moment?

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Masked

A Cebuano boy "portrait" =P

Friday, September 22, 2006

Friday Night Jammin'

Cebu City nightlife is shaking things up with chic events, new places and hot parties to keep the good times rolling through the rainy season until the much-anticipated ASEAN summit. And yes, Christmas, which actually starts when the "ber" months come in... and of course, the Sinulog festival in January. All these keep Metro Cebu alive and vibrant but making it harder to find a Friday night chill-out place as techno babies dominate most of the newer bars.

Luckily, in our favorite OUTPOST, you'll seldom find the frenetic techno crowd. In this wee funhouse of a restobar, jazz, bossanova, samba, reggae, 70's, 80's and 90's music dominate the scene. A funky place where indie and chichi crowd mix. Now who would ever thought of that? Outpost is a cool place when you’re in the mood to feel like you’re in-the-know.

The members of our favorite band (they're not even a band! they just jam every weekend!) are not your regular artists. The lead guitarist/singer, Graeme is a prosecutor. To his right, Jonks, the owner of Outpost is an architect/professor/adventure sports enthusiast. Really funny lot but great mix of personalities and talent.

The Outpost is located in Nivel Hills, Lahug, Cebu City.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

parting is such sweet sorrow

Feeling a little stir crazy now that its raining hard and stucked in the city almost every weekend, I'll console myself with one of my summer photos to remember the fun days.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Salon Day


I love my salon days... hair cut, manicure, foot spa.... I always feel refreshed after "the works". I love the warm reflection of the light. The yellow wall makes it even brighter and warmer. Call me vain, but I love my reflection on the mirror, its flattering. Actually, that’s the reason why I love this place. My companion took this; can you guess where I am?

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Church of San Miguel Arcangel of Argao


You might notice that my shot was almost the same as in this Argao Church link! We could actually play "Spot the Difference". =)

Argao Church, the second oldest church of Cebu Island and one of the oldest in the country. It was constructed in 1734 and finished 1788. The facade of the church is the most decorated with a touch of Rococo elements blending with Baroque.

The original paintings on the ceiling are still intact including its original pulpit. Unfortunately, I cannot capture the painting due to poor lighting. The heavy doors were closed as it wasn't time for service when we got there. A good number of religious artifacts are still in the church, and you can still touch the angels on brass portals which was part of the church for 200 years.

This church is now under the protection of the National Heritage Conservation Society in a joint effort with Cebu Provincial Government. Hopefully, the organization can get enough funding for its preservation.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Waiting for a ride

Something about this photo that made me think like it was on a stage production. Don't know why but it seems theatrical to me. Something about the placement of elements, i guess. Can you tell me what you think of this photo?

Monday, September 11, 2006

Blogger Problem

Sorry guys!

I want to comment on your sites but the beta version isn't working! =( Can you explain whats going on? Thanks!

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Moalboal neighbor


Our resthouse neighbor is well.. very eccentric! This house is Moroccan inspired but the roof is very Filipino "Bahay Kubo". D

Saturday, September 09, 2006

"mis" communication


Totally exasperated and bored with all the coding, designs and dealing with my staff, i finally decided to go the mall (again!) for some retail therapy. My excuse: buy a new bag. My favorite bag looked so disfigured, groaning around the bulges and the leather bottom almost fading. I guess using it almost everyday for three years will shorten its lifespan, eh?

I know, this got nothing to do with the photo above.

So off we go to the mall, as always got my camera ready for some traffic shots. (No, I don't use the camera when cruising, i figured that most of you will have a heart attack just thinking about it!) I was driving and totally absorbed with John Mayer's sensitive voice, happy thoughts... happy thoughts... When suddenly a clicking spree began... No, its not me - our 4-year old companion gleefully clicking away. She took this shot to see if she can see the camera flash through the closed window, instead she captured an interesting everyday sight - tangled electric and telephone lines!

I'm curious, do you still have these line systems in your city?

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Mall Ad

Just an everyday view in Ayala Center Mall.

Its been raining whole week in a tropical kind of way, not the stormy kind. You know, a little bit of sun, no wind but long and large drops of rain. Its really comforting and refreshing - I wish i could capture the falling rain... and now i wish for a powerful camera.

Now, back to the grind...

Monday, September 04, 2006

Sunday Mass

Saturday, September 02, 2006