Friday, December 11, 2009


portraits of friends I took these past few days

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Nagsasa - HDR

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Pure Sores

Last weekend, I joined my cousin, Mina, on a trip to Anangawin, Zambales with her husband, Jake and a couple of friends. The night before the said trip, I stayed in Jake and Mina's place in paranaque. We left early, I think around 5am, to avoid heavy traffic in North Luzon Expressway.

To reach Anawangin, one must take a 30 minute boat ride from Baranggay Pandaquit to Anawangin beach but if you prefer to experience more adventure, you can choose trekking instead. it'll take approximately 4 hours to get there. The boats there are a bit small. A boat can accomodate 5 persons, including the bangkero and his assistant but since my cousin and her husband have a contact there, we were able to rent a bigger boat which can accomodate 6 to 8 persons.

Anawangin beach has pine trees instead of coconut trees which makes it different from other beaches here in Pinas. There are no hotels and resorts (the loo? just a toilet bowl covered by sawali) and no electricity, just pure outdoor experience. Unfortunately, after a 3 hour drive going to Pandaquit from Paranaque, we've learned from our bangkero (the boat guy who took us to the beach) that a lot of people were going to Anawangin for the weekend so we decided to go to Nagsasa Cove instead. Nagsasa Cove, which is an hour away from the Pandaquit, is much like Anawangin but it has a longer stretch of beach and a waterfall (30 minute hike from the beach).

We did things in Nagsasa any camper group would do in Anangawin... put up tents, cook, swim, trek around the place and of course, take a lot of photos. Being a first time camper, it was kinda hard for me to adjust with the idea of going back to basics (especially their idea of the loo back there), well almost... but i must say that the place is simply divine! Here are some photos and snapshots ...


The size of the boats

Our camp site

Mina and Jake

Jake taking photos

Where the river meets the ocean

Our camp site at night

The girls preparing our dinner

The long walk to Nagsasa falls...

Mang Pepe, guiding us to Nagsasa falls

i enjoyed swimming (practicing things i learned from my SOLAS training... hehe) and taking photos a lot of photos out in the open sun... well... spell sunburn. Now I'm experiencing "pure sores." My skin hurts like hell. But it's worth it naman.

I also took a few shots for HDR processing... will post them as soon as i finish post processing the photos.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Love, Fashion and Everything in Between

' helped Anton in layouting his blog last night... Click here to view full entry...

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been terribly busy these past few weeks. not with work or something but traveling back and forth Manila and Santa Rosa, Laguna, my hometown, catching up and spending more time with my family and photo-hungry close friends. I'm surely gonna miss these camera whores when I leave 'Pinas...

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Tina D. for PFW S/S 2010

'Went to SMX last saturday to watch Tina Daniac's collection for Philippine Fashion Week S/S 2012. 'Was supposed to watch but it was too crowded (congrats Ms. Tina D.!!!) so I just decided to help backstage and stay there. Saw a lot of friends and familiar faces.


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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

@bar0s... where have you been?

I've been very inactive here for a long time...

not just here but also in almost all of my accounts... facebook, twitter, etc etc.

my online social life / identity has suffered a lot... but I guess... it's gonna be worth it =)

A few months ago, I received a text from a company called Magsaysay, asking me for an interview, a job interview. I went to their office a few days after, went to a series of interviews and ta-dah! I got hired as a Cruise Ship Photographer for Costa...

The following months, I must say, was pretty uneasy. I had to complete a lot of requirements and pass a series of medical and dental exams (and I'm damn scared of needles) which required me to have some teeth extracted (ugh... I hate the sight of blood). Going through these, I met new friends... my batchmates and fellow Costa photographers.

After completing the medical and dental requirements, we went to a lot of training in MIHCA (Magsaysay Institute of Hospitality and Culinary Arts) and Magsaysay Training Center. We were taught on the know-hows and know-whats of the Cruise we will be joining, Costa, a refresher course on photography and how we can shoot faster since we will be required to shoot a lot of people and events onboard, and some basic marketing skills since we will also be manning the photo booth of the ship and of course, SOLAS (Safety Of Life At Sea) or BSC (Basic Safety Course) for seafarers.

Now, me and my batchmates are all just waiting for our assignments, which ship we're gonna embark... I'm pretty much excited for this new job... meet a lot of people of different nationalities, experience different cultures and see new places.

So I guess I'm not gonna be online that much when I start working onboard. All my trainers told me that it's terribly crazily uber busy onboard... But one thing's for sure, I will do my best to find time to still post photos here, photos of about everything onboard and the places I will be able to visit... =)

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Brent Chua for Dimitri


Co-photog: Henry Anima II
Styling: Anton Belardo
Grooming: Nanan Villalba
Hair: George Delfin






Dimitri Clothing is available at The Ramp in Glorietta 3, Makati
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