Year: 2011

From The Emirate of Sharjah to Dubai

My second day in UAE is fun and a memorable one. Sharjah isn’t too bad. I find it very clean and peaceful .It has a vast area with big road highways . Buildings standing tall – most are residential areas mixed with offices. Shops are located on every bulilding and all the signs are written in English and Arabic. People living in Sharjah are in mixed nationality including Fililpinos. This gives me a sense of security and comfort knowing I can ask my compatriots for assistance. It’s amazing to know that Filipino uses “kabayan” to address a compatriot, like a term used ages ago as an OFW (Overseas Filipino Worker). Well it will be so weird to use that when you’re in Philippines. I remembered taking a metro and someone asked: “Kabayan?” I was surprised at the expression and term. Maybe because I am a Cebuano – not used to Tagalog dialect. My cousin Richan who is residing in Dubai convinced me to stay with her for a while as I search for a job. …

A Filipino Expat Moving First Time to Dubai – UAE

You probably have wondered and think about the idea of moving to Dubai. Let me share my experience on how I made it through in setting foot in the glamorous emirate which is Dubai. Just a heads up – some confuse Dubai as a country however it is not a country. It is one of the seven emirates that make up the country which is United Arab Emirates. Seven months ago , I made a very important decision which I know would greatly change my life. The plan was to work in Dubai – leaving the comfort zone that I have grown up with. With the support of my dear brother I was able to received my Visit visa quickly as expected which took a month to process. The idea is to come to Dubai under a Visit visa and to find a job while using a months duration. You can also choose for more than a month and may need to pay for extra. Most cases, some will just extend another month and pay …

Chocolate Hills And The Smallest Monkey in Bohol

25th of February 2011, 10:00pm – we were all gathered in Pier uno, Cebu City for our small weekend trip to Bohol. Too bad, we waited for like 1 hour and a half for the departure of our small slow craft boat. Whew! I guess we were meant to get tired before we get to Bohol. Well, everything goes fine as we sailed for almost 5 hours adrift to the sea of – i dont know what its called anyway, as we finally stopped we were having this plan to take note of which foot first stepped on the surface of Bohol, mine is the right. hehe Its like late 4am dawn as we wander around the port heading to the city to finding somewhere to rest and to take a shower until we end up in a tapsilogan station. We waited for the van to pick us up. It was around 7am where we finally settled on our hired van. Taken from the beach resort of Panglao, Bohol. Early in the morning we rush to the resort …

What is LOMOGRAPHY

LOMOGRAPHY is the term refer to photography that emphasizes casual snapshots, sponteneity, ubiquity, randomness, and close-ups, rather than being concerned with the technicalities, aesthetics, and the conventional world of photography. I am so fascinated with how a toy-camera-look-a-like would create much artistry rather than using the ever famous photoshop for creating vivid and vibrant vignette look. Been browsing for lots of different photos with unique colors and found out that some of it are just a product of  – lets say a plastic camera, its actually a LOMO camera. Its just so amazing how you can express your artistry by doing manual shots using films. Heres some photo shot taken from a lomo camera.