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 search and found chess sets inspired by the … [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 love solid wood objects. When I saw this crocodile … [Read more...]


The honeybee wind vane in a honeybee farm

In photography, a moving object is best captured by actually showing motion. This honeybee wind vane at Ilog Maria honeybee farm, for instance. I had to wait until there was sufficient wind to make sure that the honeybee's … [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 class project. I carried the tripod for her -- my … [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 of the Antipolo public market. I think the … [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 been doing that since she was a little girl. … [Read more...]