My Not-So-Junior MasterChef Moment

My Not-So-Junior MasterChef Moment

Moderne Culinaire Academy

“Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” -- James Beard

My father was the kind of person who can whip up a perfectly respectable meal from the top of his head, no recipes required. I guess some people are just born that way: they know, instinctively, which pinch of this and which dash of what go well together.

March 21, 2012 31 comments Read More
The Day Mount Pulag Conquered Me

The Day Mount Pulag Conquered Me

Sea of Clouds at Mount Pulag

Trailing clouds of glory, do we come

We have unfinished business, this mountain and I.

I’m not much of a mountaineer. In fact, I’m not a mountaineer at all. I love the concept of hiking and sleeping in a tent in the middle of nowhere, but for the most part, that remained as such: a concept. But a coworker who was just recently starting to climb showed me a photo of Mount Pulag’s famous sea of clouds, and I knew it’s a sight I just HAD to see.

February 10, 2012 27 comments Read More
Anawangin, Finally

Anawangin, Finally

Punta de Uian, Zambales

Punta de Uian's Picturesque Beauty

It’s better late than never so, Happy Holidays everyone! Tried to stay away from the computer as much as I could during the holidays and I’m afraid I left this blog (and my 3, possibly 2 readers) sadly neglected. No matter, though, coz I have great stories and photos to make up for it!

January 4, 2012 6 comments Read More
LATE POST: The 26th VW Classic and Custom Car Show

LATE POST: The 26th VW Classic and Custom Car Show

Volkswagen Car Show

Bumper to Bumper

K’s band, Radiostation, was invited to play during the 26th VW Classic and Custom Car Show, held a few weeks ago at the Fort Bonifacio Naval Grounds. It was the first time we attended a car show, and though the rain kinda dampened our spirits at first, seeing the classically beautiful vintage cars on display truly cheered us up. I didn’t even mind sloshing through the water to take photos! The cars were really gorgeous.

December 29, 2011 4 comments Read More
First Batch! Film Photography!

First Batch! Film Photography!

Vivitar EZ35

Through the looking glass

There’s something really exciting with shooting in film. Digital cameras are crisper and sharper, and of course, more convenient. But using it just doesn’t have the same kind of thrill. With digital cameras, all the work is done for you. As long as you know how to operate your camera, chances are, you can get a decent enough photo most of the time. Must be why most people who can afford a decent camera fancy themselves as photographers, but IMO, it takes a lot more than that.

December 14, 2011 4 comments Read More