Weekly Photo Challenge : Juxtaposition




Photos were taken from my brief working stint from a university in Tainan, Taiwan. I chanced upon this beautiful temple. Amidst the historic atmosphere, my attention was diverted to the sudden arrival of Harley Davidson motors. It’s quite unusual to see a sudden fusion of history and the modern times.

Weekly Photo Challenge : Window


I captured this photo two summers ago. This was taken from a quaint restaurant and bakery in my hometown. Situated in a highly residential place, people used to believe that this establishment will soon cease operations. Of all places, why will you construct a restaurant in a place where people are most likely to spend time in the comforts of their own home? People have been proven wrong because this place has been thriving for almost a decade. The bestseller is the bakery that produces the classic and homegrown bread among Filipinos, pandesal.  Aside from this picture perfect brick and rustic structure, the smell of the fresh baked pandesal is so tempting and inviting as soon as you step near this window.

Weekly Photo Challenge : Beginning


This was taken from my recent trip in the Island of Corregidor.  People often equate the place as a mere historical and memorial site. Only a few people realize that Corregidor can be considered as an island of hope and new beginnings. All the lives lost and sacrifices paved the way for freedom and the promise of a better tomorrow.

The site shown in the photo provides a sprawling view of the place and the sea that surrounds it.  Sunrise and sunset are also best observed in this area. If one dreams of a place that represent new beginnings, this area in Corregidor definitely qualifies.

Weekly Photo Challenge : Let there be light!

I grew up with this Christmas tree. It stands in the middle of the a famous shopping centre and venue for important events such as basketball games, concerts and movie premiere in the city.

Over time, neighbouring cities become developed and started their own Christmas traditions. This Christmas tree became less famous especially among kids today. In my case, this tree will always remind me of the priceless and happy memories of Christmas as a kid.

Weekly Photo Challenge : Layers



The photos were taken in Boracay two years ago.  From afar, the bamboo structure appears as a decorative piece. Inside the layers of these tall bamboos are decorative lanterns and a space that can accommodate a small group. The area is very ideal for those who prefer the tranquil side of the beach. This area is perfect for a quiet and relaxing dinner along the beach. In case I have another opportunity to visit Boracay, a dinner here will be included in my list.