I must admit, however, that they can get technical. I try to keep them grounded. I tether them to the simple side of things--- away from the quants, corporate insanities and stress.
Scuba diving and mountaineering used to fill my weekends, but my joints now need occasional squirts of WD40. And maybe, I need to replace the lenses of my goggles. Oh well.
|White ballad in Prasat Ankor Wat, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia|
I segued into photography, quite by chance and at first "green rectangle" mode, when I was given a hand-me-down DSLR by my grandfather. Eventually, by choice, I joined photo safaris, workshops, seminars and other exposures in the field with fellow enthusiasts.
I love to photograph mainly people and events. Places, things and other disciplines (art and architecture) also interest me. Anything really. Then, given enough time to ruminate, I cook them in this blog.
Oh, I forget, I still do consultancy work, practice law, help in the family business and other technical stuff---you know, live and work like most.
|Near the Pompidou, Paris, May 2014|
1. Parker pen (a gift) and notebook/pad. Both are analog implements. I'm still old school so I still write mostly long hand and on actual paper.
2. Before my Canon 7D DSLR, I lugged the Canon 350D for several years. The 350D has earned its retirement handsomely.
3. Canon 70-200 mm 1:4 L ultrasonic lens
4. Canon 24-105 mm 1:4 L IS ultrasonic lens
5. Canon EF-S 18-55 mm 1:3.5-5.6 II. My very first kit lens and still useful!
6. Samsung Galaxy Note. For phone, emails, web "research", handy camera, Instagram, MP3 and other portable entertainment.
7. A old pair of Levi's (comfortable and they serve as knee pads), sneakers, a quick-dry tee plus an extra change of shirt.
8. Small backpack (10-15 liters) with rain cover.
9. Swiss army knife and mini LED flashlight both tied to an ID lace. Very handy, but not 127 hours handy, I hope. Note to self, remember to put this in your luggage before checking in for air travel.
10. Wide brimmed hat
12. Toiletries and emergency supplies. One has to be self-sufficient for all acts of God including most bodily needs:
a. Hard candies,
b. Milo in sachets, more stable/less messy than chocolate bars which can melt or crumble,
c. Skyflakes (didn't get Galadriel's ration of lembas, so this will do),
d. Bottled water--- I don't bring my own canister anymore since the disposable ones are lighter and can still be washed and reused up to four-five times. Besides, Sigg or Nalgene are expensive, and they're just additional expensive stuff to worry about.
e. Toothbrush and toothpaste,
g. Tissue paper,
h. Shampoo in sachet (also serves as soap) and deo-cologne.
h. Extra-money in small bills and coins,
i. Plastic bags to waterproof things.
|Bagasbas Beach, Camarines Norte|
|Orpi Ritual in Bangaan, Banaue, Ifugao|
|Ongpin Street, Binondo, Manila|
|MOMA, New York City|
|Valencia home, Quezon City|
Places, Things and Other Thoughts 無常的事物
|Calaguas Island, Vinzons, Camarines Norte|
|Palaui Island, Sta. Ana, Cagayan|
|Shakespeare & Co., Paris, May 2014|
|Valencia backyard, Quezon City|