Metro Manila has been in lockdown since March 17 for almost 6 months in one of the world’s longest lockdowns. Getting holed up mostly in the house, going out only for groceries, and working from home day in and day out, we just had to break the routine. Not to mention it was our anniversary.   Read More …

Ever seen those buttery smooth cinematics on tv/movies/YouTube and then look at the video you shot with your phone and said, “damn my footage is so shaky!” Well a gimbal will do the trick! It will really help you out with your mobile videography, or even if you’re just shooting vlogs! And the Moza Mini-S   Read More …

So, it’s been a few years down the road since my last update on this website. And, quite a lot of things have happened since then! My last couple of posts were back in 2013. I had just bought myself a motorcycle! In that same post, I talked about helping start up Tara Let’s Go! Asia,   Read More …

After an afternoon of just eating and walking around in Tagaytay, we decided to book a room in Club Balai Isabel via Agoda. I’ve heard of this place before, but staying in their nice comfy rooms and experiencing the whole place for myself the next day it was absolutely amazing! It’s too bad that the   Read More …

There is something about the open road that draws me to it. A few months ago, I bought a 2010 Honda CBR 150 motorbike, and I needed to take it out on a moderate-distance ride. Up to this point, I have only used my bike riding around the city. Ron, a friend of mine, and   Read More …

This article also appears in Tara Let’s Go! Asia “Have you been to Chinatown?” No matter where in the world you go and travel to, chances are good that you’ll find a Chinatown nearby. Historically ethnic enclaves of Chinese people (but of course!), Chinatowns all around the world are trading posts of Chinese medicines, food,   Read More …

You may have noticed that there haven’t been any new projects or new pictures in the website, or even new blog posts. So let me start off with a greeting: Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Chinese New Year, Happy Birthday and all of those nice stuff! I’d also like to thank a certain special someone   Read More …

Last time, I taught you how to create a time-lapse video using FFMPEG and the Terminal or (GIMP for animated GIFs) in Ubuntu Linux. But not many people are comfortable using the command line. I for one certainly made that post so that I wouldn’t forget how! This time around, I have a simpler, easier   Read More …

Knowing the shutter actuation count of your camera (or a 2nd-hand camera your buying) is important if you want to know the “age” of the camera based on how much it has been used. The higher the number, the more pictures it has taken in its lifetime. Recently, I was interested to know the shutter   Read More …

I rarely do heavy post-processing on my work. All I usually do when I get my photos from my camera to the computer is convert them from RAW and do a little bit of curve adjustments and white balance tweaking, and that’s it! Take for example the picture on the left. From the camera, the   Read More …