Intramuros ay [(Latin) intra: within; muros:walls]. The popular name given to the walled city of Spanish Manila. The name “Manila” (it is claimed) derives from nilad, a type of mangrove that bore white waxy flowers (Ixora).

Luneta Park

Park or Rizal Park is one of the historic destinations in the Philippines.

MOA Eye At Night

Last February 18, 2012 nagkaroon ng isang munting gathering ang mga Helios para sa 1st gathering nito para sa 2012.....


Its time of Photowalk again actually its on my plan talaga na magphotowalk sa buong Mall of Asia sa loob mismo ng mall kaso bawal nga magtake ng mga pictures with the permission........

The Sunset

Sabi ka ni Adriaan Kortlandt “Once I saw a chimpanzee gaze at a particularly beautiful sunset for a full 15 minutes, watching the changing colors [and then] retire to the forest without picking a pawpaw for supper.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Symbol Of Colegio de San Juan de Letran

Colegio de San Juan de Letran ay isa sa mga nagbibigay sa akin ng maganda feedback mula sa iba't-ibang dako ng mundo kaya naman napaisip ako kung bakit?

Dahil nagiba na pala ay isa mga lumang gusali ng Colegio de San Juan de Letran ay elementary department.
Para sa kanilang itatayong bagong gusali ng college department di ko alam kung anu yun pero ang dahilan ay kukuha na sila ng University status sa  CHED (Commission of Higher Education) so ibig sabihin ba nito magiging San Juan de Letran University na sila?

Narito ang simbolo ng Letran

narito ang aking blog post sa kasaysayan ng Colegio de San Juan de Letran

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Bahay Nakpil - Bautista

Bahay Nakpil- Bautista is one of the heritage houses around the area of Quiapo Manila.

I already blog about this, you can check the details here Bahay Nakpil-Bautista.

But this time i do more shoot inside the Bahay Nakpil - Bautista.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

HOT SPOT : Gian Paolo Nicdao

Who is Gian Paolo Nicdao?

Gian Nicdao isa siya sa mga kilala kung member ng Jaywalkers (isang photography group), masasabi ko isa siya sa mga pinakabatang photographer na mafeature ko dito sa aking munting hotspot.

Paano nga ba kami nagkakilala ni Mr. Gian Nicdao kung di ako nagkakamali ay dalawa o tatlong beses ko na siyang nakakasama sa mga piling photowalk na aking sinasamahan. Isa sa mga pumukaw ng aking pansin ang kanyang dalang kamera, isang point and shoot camera o mas kilala bilang P&S kasi di ko akala na na isang simple P&S lang ang gamit niya dahil sobrang ganda ng mga kuha  niya lalong-lalo na pag dating sa landscape photography patunay na dito ang ilan kuhang larawan sa ibaba.

Tara simulan na natin ang aking munting interview kay Mr. Gian Nicdao


Full Name and Alias: Gian Paolo Nicdao. People call me Gi or just Gian
Location: Manila
Age: 16
Education: 1st year BA Organizational Communication student (UP Manila)
Genre of your Photography: General Photography

Tell me something about yourself that people don't know: I eat or drink dairy extensive products on quite a regular basis but I'm actually lactose-intolerant.

What is your current state of mind before we continue with the interview? I'm doing my best to compose my thoughts well so this interview will turn out to be great! Haha!

How did you get started in photography? When I was younger, I was given this Looney Tunes film camera toy of sorts. I would go around the house, look through the viewfinder, and just click away. It appealed to me that what I can see, I can let other people see through the photos I take.

Did you go to school to study photography? How I wish. Iv'e always wanted to go to workshops and all but I do get to learn a lot from people's blogs.

What camera do you use? I use my Kodak Easyshare C183 point-and-shoot.

How would you characterize the style of your photography? Relies heavily on post-processing. Haha! My P&S has pretty limited options and I have this certain "feel" that I want every time I take photos. When I don't get that from the raw shot, then I post-processÉ which is most of the time haha.

Who or what influenced you to become a photographer? My Dad. He used to be a photography enthusiast and he had all these film SLR gear around the house. He'd take photos of us, have it developed and framed, then displayed on our living room. He was always able to capture a moment and preserve it for years and years.

How did you become a photographer? And When did your career start as a professional photographer? I don't see myself as a photographer per se, more as an enthusiast for photography. I'm not in that stage yet that I feel confident enough to call myself that.

What makes a good photographer in your opinion? When a photo captures an emotion, when it gives off a sense of feeling through the colors, the composition etc in a photo.

Do You Have A Favorite Walk Around Lens...If so What Is It? Sadly, the camera that I use doesn't enable me to have other lens but I have to say I'd like a 50mm one! I've tried shooting with DSLRs with 50mm and the photos are just wow.

Which one item of equipment would you say is the most important to you? Aside from the camera itself? Extra batteries and memory cards!

What is the most rewarding part of photography? When people see your photos and they like it. I know it shouldn't be about the recognition and all but there's something being fulfilled when you get that.

What is your most embarrassing experience as a photographer? None, so far haha!

How did photography change your life? I've learned to appreciate everything more. :-)

I know you been working with some of the famous and influential people in the country but may I ask whom do you wish/dream to work with and Why? It'll be huge to work with Mark Nicdao! People always ask me if I'm related to him and I always answer "I want to say yes." Haha!

What tips can you give to someone aspiring to be a professional photographer? They say that your first 100,000 shots are your worst. On that note, just keep on shooting and shooting and learning and learning. Surround yourself with people and things that inspire you. Keep the passion for photography alive.

What are the best tools for a beginner to learn on (besides the camera)? A tripod, definitely.

What are the pros and cons of being a photographer? PRO: You learn to appreciate everything. CON: People can judge you for your passion.

I know you like traveling for shoot or even for chill-out, can tell me where is the best place to be to do some shoot? and why there? Intramuros is a great place to shoot. Anywhere in Manila, to be honest. I'm not a Manila kid by birth but I've learned to love the hustle and bustle. MNL has so many moods, looks.

What goal are you working towards within your photography and when will you know you have reached it? I guess when companies ask for promotions, invite you to events etc. Let's be realistic here, that's a sign that you're already established of some sort.

What photographic organizations do you belong to? I'm a proud member of JaywalkersPH! :-)

If you weren't a photographer or a multimedia artist, what would you want to be? Why? I'd be a chef. Cooking has always been a frustration of mine haha!

How do you see yourself 20 or 30 yrs from now? Hopefully with a well-paying job that I love, in a nice loft or some condo with my loving family.

What legacy will you leave? I don't know that yet. I'm only 16 and I have no idea what the future holds for me but I'd like to think that I've made a difference on how people view young people; that we can be passionate about something.

Any final message? Its your time to shine.. Hey! Thanks for reading this interview and I do hope you found this interesting. Haha! And of course, thanks Sir Axl for making this possible :-)

Here some of the exclusive picture of Gian Nicdao

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Intramuros to become an 'artist haven'

In a move to attract more local and foreign tourists, the Intramuros Administration (IA) is pushing for the "Walled City" to become an 'artist haven.' Through the support of the National Commission of Culture and Arts (NCCA), the IA is finding means to encourage aspiring and professional artist to utilize its outdoor and indoor venues to help proliferate and support Philippines Art and Culture.

(L-r) Wisdom wind by Ragooer Basco ,Nuestra Senora by Dr. Antionio Raymundo and  Ang Bagong PInoy Series by Joe Datuin

Jose Capistrano,Jr., IA Administrator, said they wanted artists to have a hand in informing the next generation of Intramuros' rich history, which the "Walled City" is widely known for locally and internationally.

As such, IA is currently in the ropes of staging a three-day arts festival dubbed as "the 1st Intramuros Arts Festival" which will commence on November 16-18 at the Maestranza Wall along the Pasig River in Intramuros,Manila. The said venue is a portion of the old Intramuros Wall which has been recently reconstructed through the assistance of the Japanase government.

Capistrano is inviting the public, particularly artist,hobbyist,painting collectors and visual arts student from various colleges and universities in Metro Manila, to come and take part in the said event.

Sir Iegan doing a stretch for the blogger

The 1st Intramuros Arts Fest shall be implemented hand-in-hand with the Intramuros Visual Artists of the Philippines (IVAP). The said organization has been known to stage monthly art exhibits at the Visitors' Center of the Fort Santiago, and is now looking at the event as their culminating activity to mark the end of 2012. At least 150 visual artist from all over the country are expected to participate in the Arts Fest, which will be spearheaded by the renowned artists Nemiranda, Rey Pacheco, Al Perez, Badz Magsumbol and Pancho Piano, among others.

Capistrano sees the event as a means to support the IA's major project in partnership with Gawad Kalinga,known as "Kalinga Intramuros". The endeavor aims to help the government in preserving and restoring the country's heritage sites.

"One of our main goal here is to make Intramuros a 21st heritage learning center,a 'museum of the street'," Capistrano said.

Aprt from the said exhibit displays, Capistrano announced that there will also be an "art tiangge" wherein paintings of some prominents artist will be sold at very reasonable prices for as low as Php 10,000.

I wanna thanks to Ken Montegrande and Jhong Medina for this awesome event and once in a lifetime experience with great artist.

Before i forget i have also a stretch too but ofcourse with my fellow bloggers too..

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Friday, November 9, 2012

The Other Side of Met

A lot of story to tell, but look, you will be the one to judge the other side of Manila Metropolitan Theater.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 (Grand Opening) one of the primer restobar in the metro located at Pulang Lupa,Las Piñas City.

Here some of the photos taken last October 26. 2012 for the Grand Opening.

The Place

The Guest

 The Menu

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