Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Kadayawan '08

This was my first Kadayawan sa Davao’s indak-indak sa kadalanan participation and it’s a blast, as a photographer and not as a street dancer of course. The weeklong celebration was a grand array of Davao City’s diversed cultures and showcasing them as the selling point of the festivity. One can expect vivid displays of colors with the red, yellow and blue as it is the indigenous peoples dominant colors.

I joined the photo contest to get a different perspective in enjoying the activities of Kadayawan (and of course the prizes in store), capturing the festival’s sights and people at their astonishing visual splendors.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Paying forward

I am voting for Lagal[og] of his blog for the Philippine Blog Awards 2008’s  - Blogger’s Choice Awards.

Call it envy but really I turned green every time I logged on to lagal[og]. His travels made me wished I tagged along with him and his fellow blogger ironwulf, exploring the corners of the Philippines and Asia in such astonishing perspectives. The guy is such an inspiration. Just after I recuperated from my leg fracture (motorcycle accident), even in cane, I started travel photography and blogging.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Wedding on Freedom’s Day

This was a special day and to your disappointment it’s not my wedding. It’s for a long time used-to-be activist friend in Kidapawan City, Leny who was tying the knot to Oggie. But the afternoon nuptial turned out to be a reunion of sort to known “tibaks” (as we were fondly called) of our progressive days back in college. Yes, I was relatively active in my younger years. I just thought that in an institution like the academe where heavy traffic  of idiosyncrasies and idealism happened, being passive was to be ignorant and barbarian. On the other hand, there was no such thing as being neutral, one should took a side.