• Forest Walk

    Forest Walk

    August 2017: This pathwalk inside a mangrove forest in the Island Garden City of Samal, in the Philippines, momentarily brought my imaginative mind into a... Read more

    Posted on 26 September 2017 TRAVEL
  • Peace

    The Island Garden City of Samal is a lovely tropical island in the Davao Gulf adjacent to Davao City. It is very popular with its pristine white sand beaches... Read more

    Posted on 24 September 2017 TRAVEL
  • Rice on the Highlands

    Rice is the staple food of Southeast Asia. In Myanmar, the delta and flood plains of Ayeyarwady River, which crosses the whole stretch of the country, provide... Read more

    Posted on 17 September 2017 TRAVEL
  • Fields of Green

    August 2017: It's probably my 5th visit to this region, the Southern Shan State of Myanmar, and yet I was still as excited as the first time I came. There... Read more

    Posted on 12 September 2017 TRAVEL
  • Faces of Kadayawan 2017

    The Kadayawan Festival, the biggest annual festival being celebrated in Davao City, in the Philippines derives its inspiration from the city's rich cultural... Read more

    Posted on 03 September 2017 TRAVEL
  • Davao City’s Kadayawan Festival

    Davao City’s Kadayawan Festival

    Davao City's Kadayawan Festival Davao City is an independent highly-urbanized city on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines, with a population of some... Read more

    Posted on 21 August 2017 TRAVEL
  • The Long-necked Kayan Women – A Surprise Encounter

    Long-necked Kayan Women Surprise Encounter

    The Long-necked Kayan Women - A Surprise Encounter A seemingly unearthly sight of a living human head ethereally suspended, almost separated, from the body by... Read more

    Posted on 18 July 2017 TRAVEL
  • Edible Bird’s Nests and the Swiftlets of Bokpyin

    Edible Bird's Nests and the Swiftlets of Bokpyin The Bokpyin I Knew The Thanintharyi Region is a long, narrow strip of land on the southern section of Myanmar... Read more

    Posted on 11 July 2017 TRAVEL
  • Just Another Day by the Andaman Sea

    April 2017, Bokpyin Township, Thaninthayi Region, Myanmar: On the week before the annual celebration of the "Thingyan" or Water Festival, the equivalent of... Read more

    Posted on 27 May 2017 TRAVEL
  • Life Along the River

    The Pathein River and its tributaries divide the township of Ngaputaw in Myanmar into several splinters of islands and small land masses. Travelling on a... Read more

    Posted on 14 April 2017 TRAVEL
  • Portraits of Ngaputaw

    My photography gear are set for two main purposes: landscapes and portraits. The heavy 300mm lens installed in one of the two cameras I always carry around is... Read more

    Posted on 07 April 2017 TRAVEL
  • Twilight

    Ngaputaw Township, Myanmar; December 2016. There was a festive air in the village. Strangers from foreign lands have arrived and wanted to talk to village... Read more

    Posted on 04 April 2017 TRAVEL
  • The Message of Hpaungdawoo

    Ngaputaw Township, Myanmar, December 2016: I don't know if it was built to mark the spot where the Andaman Sea meets the glorious tides of the Bay of Bengal... Read more

    Posted on 31 March 2017 TRAVEL
  • Morning Scene at the Bay of Bengal

    A village lady with a basket of goods on her head walks on the beach covered with crisscrossing tire tracks in Haigyikyun, Ngaputaw Township, Myanmar. Nearby... Read more

    Posted on 28 March 2017 TRAVEL
  • Combing the Tide

    I wrote of villagers of Haigyikyun and how the village men battle tide to catch a specific bounty from the sea: tiny shrimps (see The Fisherfolks of Haigyikyun)... Read more

    Posted on 24 March 2017 TRAVEL
  • The Fisherfolks of Haigyikyun

    Myanmar, December 2016: Tucked at the southernmost tip of the Ayeyarwady Region of Myanmar, at the point where the mystic currents of the Andaman Sea meet the... Read more

    Posted on 17 March 2017 TRAVEL
  • The Women of Ywangan

    Fate has so decided that they be born in a remote village of an obscure township called Ywangan. Situated in the hilly region of Southern Shan State in... Read more

    Posted on 27 February 2017 TRAVEL
  • Village Boys

    Ngaputaw Township, Ayeyarwady Region, Myanmar / July 2016: Mingling with community members, I couldn't help but wonder what the future lives of the kids would... Read more

    Posted on 21 February 2017 TRAVEL
  • A Cloudy Morning

    Inle Lake, Myanmar / September 2016: Situated almost almost 3,000 feet above sea level in the Shan Hills of Myanmar, Inle Lake receives a lot of rainfall and... Read more

    Posted on 04 February 2017 TRAVEL
  • Loose Line

    Inle Lake, Myanmar / September 2016: Finding this man, armed with a fishing line attached to a bamboo pole and ready with a big basket and a teapot; I asked... Read more

    Posted on 31 January 2017 TRAVEL