A lost 30-something-year-old guy's adventures and encounters.

Enchanting Siquijor - A journey to the Island of Fire

April 03, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
This is part of a series of posts that highlights our previous travels around the Philippines and Japan. A look back at our trip to the enchanting island of Siquijor!! It's a small island in Central Visayas known for being home to sorcerers, spirits and individuals practicing black magic. Many are afraid to visit the island due to its reputation,...
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It's Easter Sunday 2016 - Taking a look back at our life the past 2 years

March 26, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Life caught up with us in 2014-2015 and we never had a chance to fully travel like we used to, take photos and write about them. After almost 2 years in Japan, we headed home to the Philippines and together with it, routines and circumstances changed. In effect, we were not able to travel as much as we wanted and had been holed up here in our newly...
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Nokogiriyama (Saw Mountain) - An unusual destination not too far from Tokyo

March 26, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
This is part of a series of posts that highlights some of our memorable trips within Japan. We consider ourselves as weekend warriors, at least previously, so we always try to find something to do during weekends. On one weekend of October 2013, I noticed a little less known attraction in Chiba called Nokogiriyama or Saw Mountain. As you will see...
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My return to Micro 4/3 system

May 10, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
I just want to post a short blog and update today about my return to micro 4/3rd. A while back I wrote about my shift from Fullframe to micro 4/3 system. A lot has happened since that post and I have gone from using the Olympus Kit I had when I wrote that topic to several other Olympus bodies and lenses, a few Panasonics, Ricoh, Fuji and even went...
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Snow Country (Yuzawa, Niigata)

January 07, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
This is actually our first real trip to experience deep snow and skiing so we were pretty excited. The place we chose was Yuzawa in Niigata Prefecture, as it is one of the places in Japan where a lot of snow usually accumulates during winter. It's about 3 hours away by bus from Tokyo and everything is just what I had imagined. All the photos wer...
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First sunrise (初日の出) of 2014 in Inubou-saki Japan

January 01, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
The first sunrise of the year is considered very important in the land of the rising sun. They call it 初日の出 (Hastsuhinode) which literally translates to the first sunrise. We learned that a place called Inubou-saki on the eastern tip of Chiba prefecture is the first place in Honshu, which is the main island of Japan, to see the first sunrise. If yo...
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My Weekend trip to Shimoda Izu Peninsula with the Panasonic GF2 and Fuji X-E1

August 22, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
I just got the Fuji X-E1 2 weeks ago and the Panasonic GF2 a few days ago. I was excited to take both of them for a spin. It's summer here in Japan and I missed the beach so we headed out and took the train for 4.5 hours to the nearest white sand beach from Tokyo that I know, the sleepy town of Shimoda in Izu Peninsula. These first 13 shots were...
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BBK-3 Shoulder Bag (The $40 bag)

May 25, 2013  •  1 Comment
As I have just migrated from Nikon Fullframe to Olympus m4/3, all my accessories (my Tripod, Ballhead, Bags, filters etc etc.) suddenly became a bit too big for my camera. So one of the things I really need is an appropriate shoulder bag for the m4/3 setup, I searched around and found bags that were good for my m4/3 kit such as the Thinktank Retros...
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My move from Nikon Full Frame to Olympus M43

May 24, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
After a few months of living here in Japan, I decided that my photography gear were too heavy to bring along for daily use. I use to shoot with Nikon Full frame gear for 3 years before I came to Japan. Even though I love my Nikon gear very much I had to let it go to make way for my new system of choice, the micro 4/3, specifically the Olympus syste...
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三ツ矢堂製麺 下北沢店 (Mitsuya)

April 30, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
I went to Shimokitazawa (Odakyu line Shimokitazawa Station) about a week ago... The place have lot's of shops but very few people during weekdays. Lot's of small shops and of course there are some ramen shops as well. I decided to try 三ツ矢堂製麺 下北沢店 since it looks empty at that time... When we opened their menu, it was all in Japanese and th...
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