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A repository of my thoughts, what I capture around me, my consciousness in digital form.



Sale! Carriedo, Sta. Cruz, Manila at night.

A vendor selling street food in Carriedo Street, Sta. Cruz, Manila. Taken last September 1, 2017. I haven’t been out much on the streets since getting the Sony RX100 Mark V, but this photo I took at night just blew me away. This image is from a one-inch sensor, a lowly, point-and-shoot camera.

That look though…

A jeepney driver and his partner plying the streets of Ermita, Manila. Taking that late afternoon stroll looking out for Jeepney scenes and I run into this young couple. It was as if the entire scene unfolded in slow motion as they passed me, their eyes in sync looking at the lens. I just had […]

We drafted the framework for an Open Government Licensing Policy into our draft EO on the National Government Digital Service (Committee) back in the previous administration. Too bad it never got signed. But here is the jist of what an Open License is all about and why it is important.

https://blog.okfn.org/2017/06/08/the-state-of-open-licensing-in-2017/

Father & child. Baguio City public market.

A father clutching his child while walking past vendors at the public market in Baguio City. I took this photo while spending time off after a just concluded event where I opted to stay behind for an extra day to relive what used to be my everyday life in Baguio a few years back. Something […]

Sampaguita vendor, Quiapo and the Sony RX100V

A sampaguita vendor takes a moment to relish the sweet, thick fragrance of the fresh flowers that she sells at the plaza right outside of the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo, Manila. * * * I took the plunge and downgraded my gear from full frame to 1-inch sensor. A few months […]

Dagonoy Market. San Andres Bukid, Manila

A child sprints and jumps over an empty crate which doubles as part of an obstacle course put up by children playing just outside Dagonoy Market in San Andres Bukid, Manila. Taken last July 8, 2017. First posted on my Instagram. EXIF is available on Flickr. * * * I’ve recently been going on impromptu […]

Buhay Jeepney: Are we there yet?

A commuter looking out the window of a jeepney bound for San Andres, Manila. Taken last December 17, 2016 near Robinson’s Place Manila in Ermita. * * * I’ll be honest with you. These days I’d mostly take an Uber or GrabCar when getting around the Metro. Only because most of where I need to […]

Buhay Jeepney: Monday na naman bukas.

A jeepney driver resting his head amidst heavy traffic along Pedro Gil St. in Sta. Ana, Manila. Photo taken last year, October 27, 2016. * * * To say that traffic in Metro Manila is beyond redemption is an understatement. Traffic here is so bad, it let’s you cycle through all the five stages of grief, after which […]

passport.gov.ph – Expired SSL certificate on the PH Passport Portal for the past 12 days

A public portal used by citizens for passport applications (passport.gov.ph) suddenly becomes unsecure due to an expired SSL certificate and no one can do anything about it because, bureaucracy. Last May 12, 2017, the SSL certificate of the Passport Portal of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) here in the Philippines expired. I noticed this Thursday […]