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



Chinese New Year, Binondo, Manila – VLOG Episode 001

I finally mustered enough courage to face the camera and produce my first vlog. Please like and subscribe or let me know what you think through the comments. BTW, I’ve been meaning to make a 10-minute video but as I edited I started cutting out entire parts of my footage as I found it boring. […]

New Year 2017, back to old domain archondigital.com

Yes, I know it’s been weeks too late, but it’s still January and it’s also Chinese New Year now, so this still counts as a New Year’s post. The blog is now fully migrated back to archondigital.com and if you’re wondering why I moved it in the first place, and why I keep moving it around, everything […]

Wooden wares. Juan Luna St., Binondo, Manila.

Walking through the crowded Juan Luna street in Binondo, I found myself smack, right in front of this person pushing a cart full of wooden kitchenwares. I was fortunate to have my 28mm on my camera or else I would’ve had to crouch or probably missed this shot. Choosing the 28mm over the 50mm was a good […]

Sta. Elena St., Binondo, Manila

Two female vendors selling Angpao (little red envelopes), signaling the start of the holiday season in Chinatown. Sta. Elena St., Binondo, Manila. Taken through my usual route, cutting through Lucky Chinatown walk on my way to Juan Luna St. I was still deciding if I would go 50mm or 28mm for my walk yesterday and just quickly snapped […]

Breakfast at Plaza Rueda

A street vendor prepares breakfast for this family of three, with the morning rush hour traffic serving as a backdrop to their daily routine. Plaza Rueda, Ermita, Manila. Breakfast from street food vendors, a cup of instant coffee and the occasional cigarette, seems the practical choice for the everyday, masa commuter, at least in these parts. […]

Plaza Rueda, Taft Ave., Manila

An old woman selling various beverages to people on their way to work in front of Plaza Rueda, Taft Ave., Manila. For the past three days, I’ve been at the hospital attending to a family medical emergency. And every morning, I’d walk into the plaza across the street and would get breakfast while watching people go about the morning […]

Paseo Palisoc Circle, Manila

Life imitates art, in this case old-timer, bikers captured in what, to myself, looked like a Michelangelo painting. These three elderly men were having a lively discussion about biking, their loved ones and other random topics. Today I walked a total of 12,098 steps, a distance covering 7.5 kms from Pedro Gil St. to Paseo […]

Monday morning walk, Brgy. Kapitolyo, Pasig

The breakfast club. Brgy., Kapitolyo, Pasig. I started shooting with the Summicron again on my way to work this Monday morning. It has been a while since I last used this lens so I plan on shelving the Super wide Heliar for the next few weeks. It feels good to shoot at 35mm focal length […]