Monday, December 28, 2009

night market.

shawarma vendor

shawarma vendor at "pasar malam".

Friday, December 18, 2009

water taxi.

tilt shift
faking it again.

this fake miniature model effect is keeping me wide awake at night messing with photoshop. hehehe! anyways, this was again shot on location at the water village here in Brunei. This place is dubbed as "the Venice of the east".
wonderful place.

hope you like it.


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

faking it.

my try on faking tilt shift to create a realistic miniaturized photograph. cheers!

water village.

Monday, November 30, 2009

you will love this.

6,916,528 views at the time i have embeded this video from you tube.


Sunday, November 8, 2009

this is how you do it.

they said this is the fastest and easiest way to eat chicken wings.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

still life.





Tuesday, November 3, 2009

car booth sale.

jerudong park medical center.

JPMC organized its first ever car booth sale event at their very own parking space. it was a great day and there was loads of stuffs for sale, both new and old items.

the next time they do this, ako naman ang mag-titinda! i think i have lots of things to dispose... dvd's anyone? mans' junk will be this kids treasure. :)

well cinderella will definitely have a great time here!

gotcha! finally, i can organize my ties.

books everywhere.

and yes, i met wall-e! err.. i think! :)

Saturday, October 31, 2009

farewell 2.

clarences' group hug with admin personnel.


with chef & housekeeping department.


des & clarence.


hjh. johana, wan & clarence.









the souvenir.


mr lenny.


zita, kiong & zilah


siti & noraini


presenting the farewell gift to clarence.


one of the many group hug shots that day.


chef malik & clarence.

....will be posting more photos soon.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009






closed door.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

this photo is worth 1.8M pesos.

photographer: Michelle De Jesus
camera: Casio Exilim EX-Z600

check out calvin's hub for the story.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


station of the cross.

this way.

easy rider.

motorcycle city.

yellow ribbon.
----------------------------- PP was done on all photographs.

Monday, September 28, 2009

are we being punished?

i can't stop asking myself this question after i heard and saw the terrible news on the net.

i've just concluded my 2 week vacation in the Philippines and during my stay i was given a taste of flash floods after some heavy rain, stories to bring along with me back to where i am now...away from my family. it is an experience not new to me, but the last time i remember mother nature got so angry was more than 10 years ago.
and knowing that my place in the Pasig was not spared by the overwhelming power of nature and was one of the most badly affected by "thypoon ondoy". i still can't imagine how difficult the experience was for my family.

i can't do anything but pray for their safety and hoping that everything will be better soon.

being away, i felt so helpless when i saw this video on you tube.

...again at the end of this video, i asked..."are we being punished?"

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

facebook the pinoy way.

facebuko ang pinoy style ng facebook.

...and this made my day!



Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I e-malied a chain letter for me, myself and for u.

I wanted to thank all my friends and family who have forwarded chain letters to me in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 and continuing it in 2009 also……. Because of your kindness:

* I stopped drinking Coca Cola after I found out that it’s good for removing toilet stains.

* I stopped going to the movies for fear of sitting on a needle infected with AIDS.

* Forwarded hundreds of mails but still waiting for FREE DESKTOP, LAPTOP, CAMERA, CELLPHONE etc.

* I smell like a wet dog since I stopped using deodorants because they cause cancer…

* I don’t leave my car in the parking lot or any other place and sometimes I even have to walk about 7 blocks for fear that someone will drug me with a perfume sample and try to rob me.(actually I'm on the process of selling my car and plan to got to work by foot, everyday!)

* I also stopped answering the phone for fear that they may ask me to dial a stupid number and then I get a phone bill with calls to Uganda, Pakistan, Singapore and Tokyo.

* I also stopped drinking anything out of a Can for fear that I will get sick from the rat faeces and urine.

* When I go to parties, I don’t look at any girl, no matter how hot she is, for fear that she will take me to a hotel, drug me, then take my kidneys and leave me taking a nap in a bathtub full of ice.

* I also donated all my savings to the Amy Bruce account. A sick girl that was about to die in the hospital about 7,000 times.. (Poor girl! she’s been 7 since 1993…)

* Still open to help somebody from Nigeria who wants to use my account to transfer his uncle’s property of $ 100 million. So much trustworthy.

* I have forwarded 35 emails to 400 people hoping that Ericsson or Nokia will send me latest mobile phones but those models are also obsolete now.

* Made some Hundred wishes before forwarding those emails with friendship ppts, mazhabi, quotes etc. Now most of those ‘Wishes’ are already married (to someone else)


If you do not send this e-mail to at least 111,500 people in the next 10 seconds, a bird will Pee on your head today at 6:30pm. or meteorite will strike you on the most sensitive part of your body…. but the best thing is you will win a lottery if you spend $1,000,000 to buy the tickets…

Nothing has happened till now…. but who knows. So please forward…

Sunday, August 9, 2009

pseudo hdr.

testing pseudo hdr using the powerful adobe cs3

Friday, August 7, 2009

Thursday, August 6, 2009

prayer for the future president of the Philippines.

glory to you our lord

dear lord, again we pray for a peaceful and honest election for the year 2010
please lend us your wisdom to choose the right person to lead
show us the right avenue to a triumphant process of election
and grant our future leader the courage, dignity and knowledge of a god-fearing servant of the Philippine government and its people.

all this we ask through Jesus Christ our lord. amen

I, goryo4u support the cause of the Blog Prayer Brigade for the election of the Future President of the Republic of the Philippines and I do solemnly promise to recite the prayer, which I wrote, in my own convenient time and regularly as possible until the 2010 Presidential Election commences. Let it be written, let it be done.

I was one of the seven individuals tagged by batang mailap, and so here's my seven, i am tagging lagalag, passion & mission, the vicks inhaling man, joie, mariekado, baklang maton & hotdaldalero! hopefully you guys will respond. yung badge na lang sa sidebar ko ang kulang. cheers!
Copy these rules including the logo above and paste in on your blog as is:

1. Write a short, sincere and meaningful prayer, (in your own words and according to the customs of your religious affiliation) about asking God in guiding our country and fellowmen in choosing the right candidate to vote for in the coming 2010 Philippine Presidential Elections. It can be in your own vernacular, and can be short and long as you please. Remember, the goal of the prayer is not only for Peaceful Election but most of all “for the guidance of choosing the right Presidential candidate to vote in the election”

2, Publish the prayer for everyone to Read in your blog.

3. Go to the Blog Prayer Brigade Main Page which is located here, and get one of the badges or banners for the brigade. Place the badge or banner in your Sidebar until the 2010 Presidential Elections commence.

4. Make an oath by filling the blank below with your handle/or name

I, _____________________(name) support the cause of the Blog Prayer Brigade for the election of the Future President of the Republic of the Philippines and I do solemnly promise to recite the prayer, which I wrote, in my own convenient time and regularly as possible until the 2010 Presidential Election commences. Let it be written, let it be done.

5. Tag at least 7 Pinoy bloggers you know who haven’t done this before so that the prayer will spread wherever there is a pinoy blogger present.

6. Keep you promise of praying for the Presidential Election so that God may guide us in choosing the right leader for our country.

7. in January 2010, we will gather all the names and prayers of each participants and publish all their prayers in one Blog. We will also feature in the blog the most beautiful prayer ever composed in this project

What Would Your Last Meal Be?

Pinoy Foods are very close to my heart and my stomach too, so Pinoy Foods It Will Be…

OK for Vegetable dishes I’ll go for LAING prepared by my Lola, Lumpiang Ubod, Pinakbet, Chopsuey, tortang talong, ginisang amplaya and the very simple Munggong Guisado.

Now for Soup Meals… Sinigang na Sugpo (even if I'm not a fan of hipon), Nilagang Baka, Tinolang Manok and Bulalo will do.

And for the Main Dishes… (now were talking) I’ll have Rellenong Bangus, Embutido, Crispy Pata, Kalderetang Baka, Lechon Manok, Dinuguan (with puto), Binagoongang Baboy, Morcon, Menudo, Pesang Dalag sa Miso, Camaron Rebusado, Paksiw na Bangus and Kare-Kare (whew!). Lahat yan served with Steaming White Rice syempre!

And for the Desserts … I’ll need to have Leche Flan, Halayang Ube, Buko Pie, Crema de Fruta and the famous Digman Halo-Halo.

I'll end my list with kapeng umusok sa init.

Pero kung wala ang mga ito,

I will gladly settle for a BIG MAC, LARGE FRIES AND A LARGE COKE.

How about you? What Would your Last Meal Be?

Monday, August 3, 2009

charice pempengco.

"bringing together the power of technology, innovation, and education, HPs My Backyard sparks new hope for saving the environment with the help of students from the Center of Excellence (CENTEX) in Tondo, Manila as it launches a full roster of activities that foster environmental awareness, protection, and restoration."

charice lent her voice to the campaign song "my backyard", which was arranged by acclaimed musician gino cruz and the lyrics written by the CENTEX students.
my bro was also involved in the making of this fine video (he keeps on bragging that most of his camera works are hand-held), he told me that charice was so damn good that after receiving the lyrics, it just took a while for her to own the song parang it was really meant for her. kaya naman it turns out that the rendition of the song was excellent.

kaya tata freddie, eat you heart out! (i still love your songs though)

'tol, wag mo kalimutan yung "go green " tshirt ko. hehehe :)


Saturday, August 1, 2009


an innocent looking metal pipes piled on top of each other and a long sheet of metal screen on top sounds and looks like a very normal scene in a workshop right?
but put this junk in a walkway without proper lighting i'll tell you what it is it's a poor man's bear trap!

its an accident waiting to happen.

...and it did.

shyet shaaakeet!!!

stupid me?

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Galit ka?

Ano nga ba ang madalas pagsisimulan ng ating galit?

Dahil sa trabaho ang dahilan kung bakit ako malayo sa aking mga mahal sa buhay, alam ko na sa trabaho din ako madalas nagagalit.

Here are 3 things that trigger my frenzy at work.

1. Irresponsible people- To show that I am a team player, I would gladly help colleagues. Suddenly, their work becomes your responsibility. And you’ll be blamed if there are any mistakes. Talaga naman maiinis ka kung meron kang ipnagkatiwalang bagay sa isang taong negligent, careless at makakalimutin.

2. Unfair treatment and criticisms- Favoritism, very common ito sa aming mga OFW, or at any other workpalce. Even if you are trying your best your boss will come out of nowhere and say “Don’t tell me you don’t know this” at “bakit ba parang gusto mo nang umuwi” lalo kang maiinis kapag dinugtungan pa ng “I should have asked Abdul to lead that team”. Oo na! si Abdul na walang ginawa kung hindi itimpla siya ng kape. This kind of snide remarks set off the “incredible hulk” in me.

3. Mga taong sinugaling/mandaraya at sipsep- Hindi ko na siguro dapat i-explain kung bakit at baka mainis pa ako.

Pero ako naman, I don’t stay mad for long. At most I simmer for one day. I try to repress my anger even if I have a good reason to be furious. Nasubukan ko ng magalit ng todo, pero pangit, kahit sabi ng nanay ko na pogi ako, pumapangit din ako. Kaya ngayon kapag nagalit, keep quiet lang ako or try and forget it.

Sabi nga nila masama daw kinikimkim ang galit, para daw utot, kapag pinigil mas mabantot! Pero hindi ko naman pwede sapakin yung Boss ko at mawawalan ako ng trabaho.

Short fuse, short memory.

Huwag ‘nyo lang gugusutin ang buhok ko! At maghahalo ang tinalupan sa balat. hehehe!


ikaw galit ka ba?

Thursday, July 16, 2009

life's a beach.

without proper planning we went straight to the beach and enjoyed our last-minute non working day. grabbed anything that we can share for lunch and enjoyed the ocean waves, sand and the sun, and went home with our sun burnt skin.

des enjoying the kite flying but hating the scorching heat of the sun.

the crocodile beach. yes the 'crocodile beach'. it just does'nt sound right... or safe for that matter, but it sure is a great place to have fun!


my crocs getting wet.

saging con hielo.

ricky with my kiddy kite.

there was no PP done on these photos, only brightness was adjusted.