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.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Philippine International Pyromusical Competition 2013 (Team Canada)

According to World Pyro Olympis "The 4th Philippine International PyroMusical Competition 2013 will be at the SM Mall of Asia starting February 16. Watch as eleven (11) countries as they showcase their never-before-seen pyrotechnics extravaganzas. Aside from the international fireworks experts, you will get to see how our own country continues to improve the technology of pyrotechnics through the years."

This pyromusical of team Canada.

Monday, March 25, 2013

T.G.I. Friday’s Kicks off Summer with a New Bar Menu

Last Thursday (March 21, 2013) T.G.I. Friday's Bonifacio City branch launch their new bar menu and the introduces the star behind the bar plus the red card..

The updated bar list includes a wide array of affordable drinks such as the Ultimate drinks, beer on tap at P60, local bottled beer at P75 and beer by the bucket for only P350. Cocktails will also be available starting from P125, and includes staples such as the Long Island Tea, Bahama Mama, Kamikaze, and 77 Sunset Strip. To cool down for the scorching summer, the Refillable Mojito is also continuing its run as one of bar’s most popular offerings, available everyday at only P295.

The new beverage menu features concoctions to fit every bar personality, whether you’re the life of the party or just winding after work. To entice patrons to let loose and enjoy the distinct T.G.I.Friday’s atmosphere, the T.G.I Friday’s Red Card will be available by first week of April, which is a passport for a buy-one, take-one on cocktails every Thursday. The cards will be distributed free of charge to dining guests.

Here some of my photos during the  T.G.I. Fridays Event.

The very beautiful Maxine Mamba hosted the event

Genrev "The Revolution" Bacasno - one of the stars behind the bars

Soon i will upload the video of the stars behind the bars for now just enjoy the pictures.

The T.G.I.Friday’s Stars Behind the Bar tour is in partnership with Stolichnaya Vodka. Catch the tour at the following dates and locations: Bonifacio High Street on March 21, April 11 and 25, and May 9; Glorietta on March 22, April 12 and 26, and May 10; Mall of Asia on April 4 and May 16; Eastwood on April 5 and May 17; TriNoma on April 14 and May 4; Malate on April 18 and May 23; Alabang Town Center on April 19 and May 24; Tomas Morato on May 2 and 30; Robinsons Galleria on May 3 and 31.
T.G.I.Friday’s is a Bistro Group restaurant, and its latest promo is part of the group-wide Taste the Love campaign.

Thanks Zheyme and T.G.I.Fridays for this wonderful event.

See you guys in T.G.I.Fridays!!

Friday, March 22, 2013

It Takes a Man and a Woman (Blog-Con Photos)

It Takes a Man and a Woman is an upcoming Filipino romantic comedy film and the third and final installment in A Very Special Love franchise. Cathy Garcia-Molina return as the director of the film. Sarah Geronimo and John Lloyd Cruz also reprise their roles as Laida Magtalas and Miggy Montenegro respectively.

  Director Cathy Garcia-Molina and the Writer Carmi Raymundo

Direk  Cathy Garcia-Molina

The film was produced by Star Cinema and Viva Films and to be released in March 30, 2013.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Star Magic Circle 2013

Narito ang mga bagong mukha ng Star Magic Circle 2013, na kamakailan lang ay ipinakilala sa ASAP18 noong March 17,2013


Photograph by Erickson Dela Cruz

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Center of Gravity

CoG (Center of Gravity) - "The point of greatest importance, interest, or activity."

CoG (Center of Gravity) is one of the attraction in the  Eton Centris Walk, Quezon City.

Monday, March 11, 2013

The 18th Philippines International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

Hot Air Balloon Festival ay isa sa mga pinaabangan festival sa Pampanga, Bakit? Dahil ang Hot Air Balloon Festival ay ang nag-iisang air festival sa Pilipinas.

Paano nga ba nakonsepto o nagsimula ang Hot Air Balloon Festival?

According to the organizer, "The Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta is an annual event that occurs between January and February at the Omni Aviation Complex in Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga. It features multicolored hot air balloons with more than a hundred balloon pilots from around the world. This three to four day hot air balloon event is the biggest aviation sports event in the Philippines.

The festival also features a number of events in skydiving, flag jumps, micro light and rocketry demonstrations, small plane fly-bys and fly-ins, remote-control airplane and helicopter flying exhibitions, freestyle aerobatics, precision maneuvers, light airplane balloon bursting, ultra-light flying formation and bomb dropping, kite-making and choreographed kite-flying, hi-start launch gliding, pylon racing, banner towing, aero-modeling symposium and races between ultra lights and motorcycles.An estimated 60,000 visitors locally and from around the world come in to see this event."

Currently, the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Festival continues to be a popular international sports aviation event. The 2006 festival featured 30 multicolored hot air balloons and more than a hundred balloon pilots from Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic, Hungary, the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines. It also drew an approximated 60,000 visitors to the event.

Narito ang ilan sa mga kuhang larawan sa nakaraang The 18th Philippines International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta.

Thanks to Joyrosalfe Pajarillo Nicha for this pictures.

Joyrosalfe Pajarillo Nicha is a member of Powerhouse G5, contributor of Axl Powerhouse Group, member of Heritage Conservation Society - Youth.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Hot Spot : Troy Espiritu

Who is Troy Espiritu?

Troy Espiritu isa sa naging business partner ko way back 2010 i think?, he one of the best person na nakilala ko sa mundo ng photography, first impression ko sa taong to, suplado dahil sa pormal na damit at pananalita ngunit sa tinagal-tagal na pagsasama namin, mas nakilala ko ang ibang Troy.
Kalog, mabait at kritiko sa mga isyung panlipunan maging sa labas o loob man ito ng bansa.

He is one of the best pagdating sa Photojournalism, no doubt pagdating dun, dahil isa sa mga paborito kung shoot niya ay noong nakaraang State of the nation address ni Pangulong Aquino.

He is one of the people behind the success of the one of independent film entitle Slumber Party in Cinema One Originals.

He is now a new recruit member of Powerhouse G5 (a primer multimedia group).

Full Name and Alias: Troy Espiritu
Website/Blog: To follow.
Twitter: @deviltroy
Location: Manila/ Cavite/ Cainta
Age: 27
Education: BSBA-Marketing Management
Genre of your Photography: Landscape/Travel/Photojourn/Street/Portrait

What is your current state of mind before we continue with the interview?
-Unstable. Bwahahahahaha

How did you get started in photography?
-It started one boring afternoon when I borrowed my sister's D90 to take photos of my mom's orchids. I don't have any idea about the technicals. Primarily, I just want to test my composition. But that rainy afternoon was an epiphany. Perhaps, that moment was a calling for me to try a new dimension of storytelling aside from filmmaking. That's why I consulted my reliable friends, Google and Youtube, for help. Like any starting photographers, I need to know the basic stuff; the relationship between iso, aperture and shutter speed. Then the rest follows.

Did you go to school to study photography?
-Google, Youtube, Practice, Experience and Some Help of my Friends University

What camera did you use?
-Canon 60D

How would you characterize the style of your photography?
-Hard hitting and Real time. For me, story is the primary aestethic.

Who or what influenced you to become a photographer?
-I wasn't planning to be a photographer at first. Photography was only a form of distressing until I saw the works of Nick Ut (Napalm Girl) and Steve McCurry (Afghan Girl) that made me decide to tell stories in one frame.

How did you become a photographer? And When did your career start as a professional photographer?
-At first, I was just fond of taking snapshots of my friends whenever there's a special event or just ordinary day. But they see my photos as captured moments rather than a mundane picture. So they reffered me to their friends who needs an event photographer. That's where I started professionally. But I didn't stop there. Since my passion is telling stories in one frame, I also ventured into photojournalism, covering current events, primarily rallies.

What makes a good photographer in your opinion?
-A photographer should be sincere to his craft. No amount of tuition fee or formal study can define what's a good photographer. It only takes passion and guts.

Do You Have A Favorite Walk Around Lens...If So What Is It?
-It depends on my mood. If I want to think, I go for 50mm. But if I go for more action, 24-105 will do. I seldom use telephoto lenses in street photograpy unless it's really dangerous.

Which one item of equipment would you say is the most important to you?
-My eyes. Lose the camera and the lenses (knock on wood). I can take a photo using my phone. But never lose your vision.

What is the most rewarding part of photography?
-Capturing not just a moment, but a story and sharing it to an audience.

What is your most embarrassing experience as a photographer?
-My speedlite ran out of battery while taking a photo of the President of a Casino Hotel.

How photography change your life?
-I started to think visually. I started to appreciate life as we know it.

I know you been working with some of the famous and influencial people
in the country but may I ask whom do you wish/dream to work with and
-Mr. John Chua. Given a chance, I'd like to be his apprentice. He has so to share on how photography can touch people's lives.

What tips can you give to someone aspiring to be a professional photographer?
-I don't think I'm in the position to give tips and advice to aspiring photographers. But as a fellow artist, I advice them to be sincere in their craft.

What are the best tools for a beginner to learn on (besides the camera)?
- Information. Google and Youtube. And the perceiverance to learn.

What are the pros and cons of being a photographer? Please be specific.
-Pro: you tend to work and play at the same time. Con: Others does not respect what we do. Like they see photograpy as a hobbie.

Here the 5 exclusive pictures of Troy Espiritu

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?
- If you wanna be daring, try EDSA for night photography. If you're brave, try Binondo for street photography. It produces so much stories. For landscape, try to visit Freedom Island in Coastal Road.

What goal are you working towards within your photography and when
will you know you have reached it?
-Currently, I'm broadening my horizons by learning portraits and fashion. Perhaps, it's my prerequisite in doing environmental photography in the future.

What photographic organizations do you belong to?
- None. I feel like I'm in a bubble these days. Can someone adopt me?

Name a photographer you would like to take a portrait of?
If you weren't a photographer or a multimedia artist, what would you
want to be? Why?
- I'd like to take a photo of John Chua and Jason Magbanua. And if i'm not a photographer, then I am probably a politician.

How do you see yourself 20 or 30 yrs from now?
- A business mogul in the area of imaging. Perhaps, a Presidential Photographer. I don't know.

What legacy you will leave on?
- My art. They can take everything from me except my works.

Any final mesage? Its your time to shine..
- The camera is not just an equipment. It's a wepon. It can make or destroy things. The images that it produces influcence people and a photographer's vision is power. Use it responsibly.