Coffee Shop Living in Iligan

5

At the crossroads of idealism in Iligan, coffee shop living has started to gain ground.

Iligan is a simple city, but with quite a complicated story. It is a city that is very near conflict areas. And it is not spared by bombings by terrorist groups that plague the southern provinces of the Philippines. In spite of this, it has somehow secured itself picked itself up from every casualty, and continues to give space for conversations.

One such venue is Aruma Coffee Shop. It is within the perimeter of the St. Michaels College and St. Michaels Cathedral in Iligan. What sets it apart is that it is the first coffee shop in Iligan that made use of nice, white and modern furniture to create an ambiance of peace and togetherness. In here, people do not care about heavy idealism that weigh down the Mindanaon. In here, it is a safe and cool place to sip coffee, to share a table and maybe some conversations with old friends. And maybe a venue for thoughts to be poured out, plans to be made. And while we are at it, maybe to chart the common future of the Mindanaon. Well that deserves a good cup of coffee.

written by jerjer on 2009-11-13 in #world #locations #asia-team-1 #63 #coffee-shop #music-and-night-delirium #lca-race

5 Comments

  1. stouf
    stouf ·

    Nice doubles !

  2. sbonkov
    sbonkov ·

    Wow, nice story!

  3. copefan
    copefan ·

    cool.......... i like your style! I've also been to some scary places around the world.... but i've always found a nice little place to have a coffee (i'm an addict) and make a few friends and chat without fear........

  4. zoe191
    zoe191 ·

    nice story and gallery

  5. jerjer
    jerjer ·

    thanks for dropping by stouf, sbonkov, copefan and zoe! how about that for one of my first five locations? mindanao holds a special place in my heart, that is why i made it a point to shoot some locations there. more to come i hope.

More Interesting Articles

  • Transient Living: Getting to Know the Neighborhood in Denver, Colorado

    written by maliha on 2014-11-12 in #world #locations
    Transient Living: Getting to Know the Neighborhood in Denver, Colorado

    <i>Editor's Note: The past several years saw <b><a href="http://www.lomography.com/homes/maliha">Maliha</a></b> frequently moving from one place to another, a sort of nomad who likes the thrill of starting anew and finding her place in every city she stays at. In the last decade she has spent in the USA, Maliha has stayed at six different cities in five different states. Currently, Maliha is based in Denver, Colorado, and "Transient Living," a new series in the Lomography magazine, documents her experiences and the ways that she has come to call this city her home.</i>

  • Music Madness: Santiago Felipe and the Petzval

    written by mindofmyra on 2014-10-27 in #people #lomoamigos
    Music Madness: Santiago Felipe and the Petzval

    Santiago Felipe is a Brooklyn-based music visual artist who found purpose in helping artists gain recognition through his photography. His love of music has driven him to be an active member of the NYC music community. Check out his beautiful photographs of famous musicians taken with the Petzval lens.

  • Cyber Monday Deal: 15% Off for 24 Hours Only!

    written by shhquiet on 2014-12-01 in #news
    Cyber Monday Deal: 15% Off for 24 Hours Only!

    Cyber Monday has arrived, signaling the start of a good week as well as the beginning of the holiday season! Isn’t it a good idea to start shopping for your presents to avoid the rush? We thought so!

    4
  • Shop News

    Shoot recognizable images with the Petzval

    Shoot recognizable images with the Petzval

    You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!

  • Scott Brasher Chases Fashion in the Streets of New York with the Petzval Lens

    written by antoniocastello on 2015-03-09 in #people #lomoamigos
    Scott Brasher Chases Fashion in the Streets of New York with the Petzval Lens

    Scott Brasher is a fashion street photographer based in New York City. His work has been featured on many media outlets while working with brands like Cover Girl, MTV, Reebok, and Target, among many others. But before this, Scott started shooting in the streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, capturing its daily urban fashion. Last month, he took the Petzval Lens to the streets of New York to photograph scenes at the famous New York Fashion Week.

  • The New Petzval Lens Is Now Available For Regular Purchase!

    written by tomas_bates on 2014-08-14 in #news
    The New Petzval Lens Is Now Available For Regular Purchase!

    The day has finally come! We are very excited to tell you that you can now order the Lomography New Petzval Lens for immediate delivery from the Online Shop or purchase it in your hands at Gallery Stores. To put full focus on our favorite portrait lens, soon we will be hosting special launch parties in our Gallery stores all over the globe! So do not miss an opportunity to become part of the sensational New Petzval Lens family today.

    1
  • Doll Up Your Transparent Coffee Table with Used Film Cartridges

    written by nural on 2014-06-25 in #gear #tipster
    Doll Up Your Transparent Coffee Table with Used Film Cartridges

    If you're like me who has a film lab at home, you'll know the feeling of having too much film rolls lying around the house. Instead of throwing them out, you can use them to decorate the way I fill our transparent coffee table with them!

    3
  • Shop News

    Immortalize your best shot on Aluminium!

    Immortalize your best shot on Aluminium!

    Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.

  • Lomography Official Petzval Launch Party in Hong Kong

    written by lomographygallerystorehk on 2014-08-26 in #events
    Lomography Official Petzval Launch Party in Hong Kong

    After a long wait, the Lomography Petzval lens has finally officially landed on our online shop and in our gallery stores. To celebrate and to get a glimpse of this legendary Petzval Lens, which was first conceived of in 1840 and reinvented by Lomography last year, we gathered media personalities and photography lovers at the Hong Kong Gallery Store for this very special evening.

  • December 13th Advent Offer: Take Advantage of our Festive 3 For 2 Film Deals! (Online Code: 3FOR2HOLIDAYFILM)

    written by jacobs on 2014-12-13 in #news
    December 13th Advent Offer: Take Advantage of our Festive 3 For 2 Film Deals!  (Online Code: 3FOR2HOLIDAYFILM)

    Have you been waiting for a good time to load up on films for all your treasured analogue cameras? The time has come with our stunning Advent deal of the day! With our sweet film packs, we make it easy to cache away enough to last the fun and festive parties coming up. Start stashing now by heading over to our Online Shop!

  • Day In A Lomo'Instant: Juan

    written by hembot on 2014-06-17 in #news
    Day In A Lomo'Instant: Juan

    Juan woke up from a deep slumber, scrambled around for coffee and then took to the seas ...all captured by the new Lomo'Instant camera. Take a glimpse of his day in a Lomo'Instant!

    1
  • Shop News

    Colorsplash your World!

    Colorsplash your World!

    At 30% off you can now color your analog images with 12 different color gels. Experiment with 35mm slide film and play with the built-in color flash for the most intense colors!

  • LomoAmigo: Tom Skyrme from Swim Mountain

    written by hannah_brown on 2014-07-14 in #people #lomoamigos
    LomoAmigo: Tom Skyrme from Swim Mountain

    Tom Skyrme is a musician from East London who has been shooting on film since he was a kid. His psych-pop band Swim Mountain will be playing live at the Lomography x Nixon Exhibition in Soho on July 24th. We caught up with Tom ahead of this gig to find out what makes him tick.

  • Gallery Alert: ‘Kodak Camera at 125’

    written by cheeo on 2014-11-23 in #news
    Gallery Alert: ‘Kodak Camera at 125’

    Kodak cameras started a photography revolution that progresses to this day. See its evolution and 125 years of existence in this exhibit at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.

  • Last Chance To Enjoy Our Birthday Blowout - 30% Off Selected Premiums!

    written by shhquiet on 2014-06-14 in #news
    Last Chance To Enjoy Our Birthday Blowout - 30% Off Selected Premiums!

    In case you missed the news, we're celebrating our beloved Lomo LC-A's 30th birthday by way of a fantastic treat! You have until tomorrow to enjoy a 30% discount on selected Premium Cameras in the Online Shop and Gallery Stores worldwide. Grab your carts and start shopping!