February 4, 2013

Quotecard: “The Citizens of the Streets”

Walkers are “practitioners of the city,” for the city is made to be walked. A city is a language, a repository of possibilities, and walking is the act of speaking that language, of selecting from those possibilities. Just as language limits what can be said, architecture limits where one can walk, but the walker invents other ways to go.—Rebecca Solnit,
January 8, 2013

Sinulog 2013

 To work in a place where preparations for any city celebrations pulsate with urgency,  I find it rather rewarding to see the diligence of ordinary people that are blurred in the grand celebration itself. Three nights ago, yellow-and-red banderitas  started canopying the whole stretch of Gen Maxilom Avenue.
January 22, 2012
Backpacking with a Book

Photo Essay: Sinulog Faces

P once remarked that I am sometimes rude when taking pictures. I invade the private space of my subject. Is there such? Yes, there is.  But when I’m behind the lens, the private becomes public.  The truth is I  often exhaust the camera’s zoom limit and have to move closer to get the desired details. Here are the portraits I took during Sinulog, devoid of their usual carnival colors. UP 
January 20, 2012
Backpacking with a Book

Sinulog! Isyagit og Kusog!

The streets surrounding Basilica del Sto. Niño were the venues of varied characters.