A veggie lunch

There comes a time of the week when you repeatedly open your refrigerator hoping additional ingredients would pop out magically and nothing changes.Yesterday, I was so busy editing some images and I did not notice that midday has arrived.

With only two bundles of Okra and a few heads of bokchoy (Taiwanese variety) left inside the ref, I try to find one more item to go with it and i discover a packet of crab and corn soup hiding inside the crisper.
First, I boil a half kettle of water in a pan and blanch the bokchoy and the Okra succesively for 30 seconds each batch..I then reuse the boiled water for the soup and in the last minute of cooking, drop an egg and some more fresh bokchoy into the thickened soup.
The dipping sauce for the Okra is a mixture of soy sauce and calamansi and for the bokchoy, I mix oyster sauce, chili bean sauce and a dash of calamansi.
Served with hot steamed rice….yum!

Blanched Taiwanese Pechay and Okra plus Bokchoy cream soup

Ringo’s Zipline


Ringo and I try to walk almost everyday…except during rainy days and at times when I have early shoots and of course whenever I am stricken with the “lazy fever”.
Worried about Ringo’ss loss of exercise, I decided to convert our clothesline as a zipline for Ringo to use since I can’t give him total freedom inside our rented place, a duplex residential house. With a carabiner and two dog leashes connected together…me and Ringo play around with his only prized possesion, a mini orange football just small enough to fit and catch with his jaws.GAME ON RINGO!!!

Anti-Cybercrime Law suspended for 120 days

A new blog is born and this is my first post.I have old blogs and web pages and they usually become just parking lots of my images…a manifestations of the things that I do.

Being a photographer for more than three decades now…my imagery has been my only way of expressing my own voice and my inner journeys. I will continue to share the moments that unfold before me and those that i have captured with a camera… as some of people may have known my now, I am a V.I.P. (Visually Impaired Photographer) and I am afflicted with fullblown galucoma for almost 6 years now and although the world turns slowly turns darker each day  like an stepless aperture ring of a lens, I find that things just start to become clearer to me. I am quite a stubborn person and I refuse to let any affliction,misfortunes or a series of  unfortunate events stop me from finishing my lifelong visual journey and education.

I firmly  believe in free will and freedom of expression and I believe that the only way to live a decent purposeful life is for every human being to be free to exercise these rights without anybody hampering them…not even the government and  I am ecstatic of the Supreme Court’s issuance Tuesday, October 9, 2012 of a TRO suspending implementation of the Cybercrime Law.

Petitioners against R.A.10175 otherwise known as the Cybercrime law carry a large protest banner in front of the Supreme Court in offices Manila.
Supreme Court Manila, Oct. 9, 2012