Across the street from the Davelopment Academy of the Philippines and just beside the Tierra de Maria in Tagaytay is a Filipino-Japanese Friendship Garden open to the public. While the garden is far from what a true Japanese garden is and its being Filipino was similarly a cause for doubt and deep reflection, the small price to pay to enter it was a consolation. With nothing much to see and explore in that 1200 sq. meters of space, I wasted no time lomographing textures around and doubling my shots with self-portraits against a not-so-blue sky.