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Photos from the Fluvial Parade in Bula, General Santos City

parades. more fun in the philippines

IT’S ONLY on January 15 that you would see over 300 fishing vessels cruising Sarangani Bay in a seemingly choreographed manner. That’s all because of the Feast of Sto. Niño,  the patron saint of the people of Bula, General Santos City.



family bonding. more fun in the philippines

Not your ordinary day out with the kids. This father takes his kids out into the Sarangani Bay where fishing vessels wait for the fluvial parade to start.



hitching a ride. more fun in the philippines

One thing is sure– this man is a Kobe Bryant fan or at least one of his kin is. Devotees usually dress up their Niños during the feast, and this man chose a yellow Lakers jersey.

hitching a ride. more fun in the philippines

Finding a boat to ride during the fluvial parade is a difficult task. You are a chance passenger. No, it’s worse. You are a chance passenger who faces the risk of getting drowned. Your “pakura” (a banca) might just get overturned by the waves or unbalanced distribution of weight. You better be sure you know how to swim. Moreover, should you be lucky enough to find a vessel that will let you in, it might just be as crowded as this.

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Casually Caroline

caroline lim

I ATTENDED a photography workshop last Tuesday under journalist and photographer, Ms Jojie Alcantara. 

ShutterBlog, the title of the workshop, was actually about travel blogging but Ms Jojie also gave a few tips on portraiture.

We were asked to photos of Miss GenSan 2011, Caroline Lim. I was very happy that the photo above, which I took of her was picked by Ms Jojie as one of the top 5 photos. Caroline looks very sunny in this photo. I especially like how genuinely happy she appears.

Here are my other photos of her:

ShutterBlog was organized by GenSan Online News and Project O! Consultants and sponsored by GenSan View Resort, Camerahaus (KCC Mall of GenSan).

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Super Moon

Super Moon


I WAS on a road trip when I heard about the Super Moon phenomenon, when the moon is at its biggest because it is closest to the Earth. I wasn’t able to bring my tripod so I just tinkered with the settings and did some cropping to achieve the image I want given the limitations of my lens (Nikkor 18-55mm) . I also didn’t have the luxury of time to take different shots of the moon, I was only able to take two, and that one above is my best shot. I hope you like it.


ISO 100
1/60 sec

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Wood Gatherers

wood gatherers

THIS IS a photo I took over a year ago at Sinawal, General Santos City. I saw a group of girls gathering sticks, which I guess they will use as firewood. The photo reveals the reaction of typical barrio lasses upon seeing a person with a camera. They scampered in all directions to avoid my lens, but the one in the middle seemed have been left with no choice.

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Musmos (adj) innocent

I HAVE always loved photographing kids because of the honesty of their expressions. You can see it in their eyes. These two girls in a village in Sitio Masasato, Bagacay, Alabel, Sarangani Province caught my attention and I snapped a photo of them, framed by their home’s door.

This is reminiscent of my previous post called, The Future of Kiangkos.

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