• Doubles With You - ripsta and zoe191

    written by zoe191 on 2010-01-20 #news
    Doubles With You - ripsta and zoe191

    Double exposures featuring images from Malaysia and the Philippines by ripsta and zoe191

  • Caramoan Peninsula

    written by zoe191 on 2009-09-08 #places
    Caramoan Peninsula

    The Caramoan Peninsula has several beautiful small islands with fine white sand and crystal-clear waters.

  • Puraran Beach

    written by zoe191 on 2009-09-07 #places
    Puraran Beach

    Puraran Beach is known among surfers for its long-barrel waves, but it is also a nice place to just relax.

  • Mt. Malipunyo/Mt. Malarayat

    written by zoe191 on 2009-09-06 #places
    Mt. Malipunyo/Mt. Malarayat

    Mt Malipunyo is a mountain range which is also known as Mt. Malarayat. It has a beautiful tropical forest.

  • Bagasbas Beach Summer Surf Festival

    written by zoe191 on 2009-06-05 #places
    Bagasbas Beach Summer Surf Festival

    Surfing, skim boarding and more at Bagasbas Beach in Daet.

  • Taal Volcano (Batangas City)

    written by zoe191 on 2009-05-13 #places
    Taal Volcano (Batangas City)

    A tiny active volcano on an island within a lake within an island.

  • The Frogeye: A Handsome Frog in a Tuxedo

    written by zoe191 on 2009-03-05 #gear
    The Frogeye: A Handsome Frog in a Tuxedo

    The amphibious camera that looks good either in or out of the water.

  • Aurora

    written by zoe191 on 2008-09-03 #places

    Aurora Province is located on the East-Central side of Luzon Island in the Philippines. Many of its municipalities were once part of Quezon Province. Aurora became an official province in 1979. This is why when I told some friends I went to Aurora, they said, “Oh you went to Quezon.” I had to correct them.

  • Fuji Reala (35mm, 100 iso) user-review

    written by zoe191 on 2008-08-27 #gear
    Fuji Reala (35mm, 100 iso) user-review

    Excellent all around film: I think this film is one of the best negative films ever made.

  • Heritage Park Cemetery (Taguig)

    written by zoe191 on 2008-07-22 #places
    Heritage Park Cemetery (Taguig)

    In the Philippines, Christians celebrate All Souls Day and All Saints Day by visiting the graves of their relatives who have passed away. Families typically spend a few hours or even the whole day at the cemetery so food stalls are usually available to sell pizzas, hamburgers, hotdogs, dimsum, ice cream, and many others. My friends and I went to the Heritage Park to take pictures. It was our first time there.

  • Bonifacio High Street (Taguig)

    written by zoe191 on 2008-07-22 #places
    Bonifacio High Street (Taguig)

    Bonifacio High Street is a modern retail development located within the business and residential district called the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City. Bonifacio High Street consists of low-rise buildings that contain specialty stores, restaurants, and office spaces, including flagship stores of several well-known clothing and shoe brands, and the five-level Fully Booked bookstore.

  • Batanes Province

    written by zoe191 on 2008-07-15 #places
    Batanes Province

    Batanes is one of the most beautiful provinces in the Philippines. It is also the smallest, both in land area and number of people. Located in the northernmost part of the archipelago, Batanes is about 190 kilometers away from Taiwan. For a long time I dreamed of going there but I just couldn't save enough funds for it.

  • Dinagyang Festival (Iloilo)

    written by zoe191 on 2008-07-15 #places
    Dinagyang Festival (Iloilo)

    The Dinagyang festival of Iloilo is one of the biggest and most colorful religious and cultural festivals in the Philippines. The Dinagyang is held on the fourth Sunday of January every year to honor the Santo Nino (the holy child Jesus) through group dance performances accompanied by drums. Various dance groups called tribes compete for awards such as best performance, best choreography, best costume, and best music.

  • Tanay

    written by zoe191 on 2008-05-09 #places

    A place that you can hide after the tiring modern life in the city.

  • Saturday Salcedo Market

    written by zoe191 on 2008-05-09 #places
    Saturday Salcedo Market

    Residents of Makati, particularly those living in the condominiums around in Salcedo Village, have been enjoying the Saturday Salcedo Market since it began in May 2004. The parking lot beside Velasquez Park becomes an outdoor food market from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday.

  • Mount Pinatubo

    written by zoe191 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Mount Pinatubo

    The 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo is known as the second largest terrestrial eruption of the 20th century. The explosion came after almost 500 years of slumber and dumped billions of tones of volcanic debris that buried entire farm communities, killed hundreds of people, and changed the world's climate.

  • Makati Central Business District

    written by zoe191 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Makati Central Business District

    I have been working in the Makati central business district (CBD) for many years. It is known as a major financial and commercial area in Metro Manila. Many international companies have offices there. There are also many hotels, serviced apartments, inns, condominiums, restaurants, and shopping centers.

  • Anawangin Cove

    written by zoe191 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Anawangin Cove

    What I thought to be ubiquitous in Philippine beaches are palm trees, but in Anawangin Cove there are more evergreen trees than palm trees growing on the sand. That's unusual, so my friends and I wanted to see the place. To get there, we took a bus from Manila to San Antonio in Zambales province. Then we took a tricycle to Pundakit beach where we hired a few small boats to take us to Anawangin.

  • Batad Rice Terraces

    written by zoe191 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Batad Rice Terraces

    Rice terraces are common in Asia, but in the Philippines, you can find rice terraces built by the Ifugao tribe over 2000 years ago on steep slopes and at altitudes reaching up to 1500 meters. One of the popular rice terraces that tourists visit is in Batad in Ifugao Province. The Batad rice terraces are beautifully formed in the shape of an ampitheater.

  • Corregidor

    written by zoe191 on 2008-04-27 #places

    For those who remember or are familiar with stories of World War II, the island of Corregidor in the Philippines is a place worth visiting. This tadpole-shaped island, also known as The Rock, because of its rocky landscape, is only 6 kilometres long and about 2.4 kilometers at its widest point.

  • Boracay

    written by zoe191 on 2008-04-27 #places

    Boracay Island is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Philippines. Many foreigners love it so much that they have decided to live on the island. The main attraction is the four-kilometre long White Beach, which has powdery white sand, lined with beachfront establishments.

  • Mount Batulao

    written by zoe191 on 2008-04-27 #places
    Mount Batulao

    The first time I went to Mount Batulao was to celebrate my birthday on a September weekend with some friends. The picturesque jagged ridge of Mount Batulao looks like it has snow-capped peaks but it is actually just covered with cogon grass and its white plume-like flowers. We set up our tents on the first campsite that we saw that has a tree.