Sunday, August 31, 2014

CHAN LIM Chinese & Western Painting Exhibition

The Chan Lim Family of Artists and Students are showcasing over 200 Chinese and Western paintings on porcelain plates, a teapot set and scrolls at the Atrium, SM Lanang Premier. The exhibition of traditional Chinese arts is being held in celebration of the Chinese-Autumn Festival. It is co-presented by Dynamic Youth, Inc., the Davao-Chinese Cultural Foundation, Park Inn by Radisson and Air 21. The exhibit was launched yesterday and will be running until the 14th of September.

SUBANG SINUGDAN X PANAGTAGBO: Davao River Festival 2014 & Tribal Confluence Celebration

Subang Sinugdan, popularly the Davao River Festival took place last August 15, 2014 in celebration of the 29th Kadayawan Festival. The fluvial parade kicked off from Bankerohan River and ended at the Tiongko Field where Panagtagbo, Tribal Confluence Celebration followed.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

CULTURE X SPORTS: Lumadnong Dula 2014

Big win for the Ata Manobo tribe as they top the first ever Tribal Games (Lumadnong Dula) Davao. They garnered a total of 145 points and proclaimed over-all team champion last August 14, 2014 at the People’s Park in Davao City. The win’s even sweeter for the Ata Monobo tribe as they take home with them a good sum of Php 50, 000 and a trophy. The great triumph also belongs to the Davao City Sports and Development Office which spearheaded the tribal sports festival.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

CULTURE X MUSIC: Tunog Mindanaw 2014

Hello again, everyone! To those following my blog for a while, you’d remember in my last post that I only saw half of the preliminary competition of Sayaw Mindanaw. So, I actually have pretty lame excuses for that. It eventually got a little awkward and lonely at the same time covering the event all by myself and since they had to pause for lunch I opted going back home for it because to eat alone in public is even lonelier!

CULTURE X DANCE: Sayaw Mindanaw 2014

Culture meets dance and vice versa as twenty five (25) participating dance and theatre ensembles converged last August 13, 2014 at Davao City Recreation Center for Sayaw Mindanaw 2014 Preliminary Competition .

“A dance can only be truly called indigenous when not shared to other people, thus the “indigenous-based” term for Sayaw Mindanaw”, said Kadayawan organizer and academician, Ed Acaylar during the event.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

PAGBUKAS: 29th Kadayawan Festival Celebratory Opening Ceremony

A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine who works at the Apo View Hotel requested me to take photos of the events during the 29th Kadayawan Festival. The Kadayawan Festival is an annual festival here in Davao City which name is derived from the friendly greeting "Madayaw", from the Dabawenyo word "dayaw", meaning good, valuable, superior or beautiful. The festival is a celebration of life, a thanksgiving for the gifts of nature, the wealth of culture, the bounties of harvest and serenity of living. (Wikipedia)

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Feast Like a Viking


A few months back, I was commissioned by Vikings Luxury Buffet for their Father’s Day and Independence Day promos. I was asked to start at 3 in the afternoon (buffet lunch is until 2:30 PM) and had to shoot 20 delightfully presented food items within a couple of hours since the restaurant opens again for dinner at 5:30. It was really tough for me especially because it was my first time to accept a “food photography” job. Although, I’d normally take a photo of every pretty looking food my eyes lay on. But food photography on a serious note, requires a great skill. You have to make sure that the lighting is good so the food appears real and freshly made in the photos, and you have to seriously mind about what perspective to use, plus you have to give attention to the details of the food, say the cut of the meat, and so on and so forth.
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