Colonial chess

It's curious how chess pieces are represented based on culture or tradition. In Baguio, I've seen chess pieces are in the shape of Igorot tribe warriors. I did a Google image … [Read more...]


Crocodile sungka boards

I don't play sungka. I never learned although it has always intrigued me as a child. When I got older, my interest was more on the solid wood board than the game itself. I so … [Read more...]


A story about Angels & Demons

Although I was born a Catholic, I don't consider myself one anymore. Ergo, I don't go to church. Last weekend, however, I did. I accompanied Sam who had to take photos for a … [Read more...]


Christmas tinseltown

As early as September, Christmas decorations start making their appearance in malls and markets. By November, they literally flood the cityscape. This photo was taken in front … [Read more...]


Wildflower at midnight

Sam is home. After midnight, she opened the front door to gaze at her cats all sprawled on the road and, when she came back into the house, she handed me a wildflower. She's … [Read more...]



The pristine landscape of fog-topped greenery is ruined by business ads on tarpaulins. The photo was taken somewhere between Baguio and La Union, en route to Ilocos. … [Read more...]