A combat photographer

They couldn't arrest Saddam, so they took his picture. AFP photographer Romy Gacad explains the humor behind his picture in a seminar at St. Benilde's.
AFP photographer Romeo Gacad is a great photographer, but nowadays he’s most known for his pictures on war, mainly shot in wars in the Middle East, particularly Iraq and Afghanistan. He gave a lecture recently on war photography at the St. Benilde’s Museum on Contemporary Arts, during which he talked not only about his pictures, but also the stories behind them. Here are my notes on the lecture. Continue reading


Cactus pictures

Full many a gem of purest ray serene
The dark unfathom’d caves of ocean bear;
Full many a flower is born to blush unseen
And waste its sweetness on the desert air.

– Thomas Gray Continue reading

Venus Flytrap

p10403351I saw a Venus Flytrap for sale at the recent flower show at the Quezon City Hall. I was really looking for an organic, bio-friendly way of fighting back against the insects that were pestering my (newly-bought) herbs and other plants, and I was unable to resist the idea of having a carnivorous plant in my garden. Continue reading

More Philippine flowers

p1040257 More flowers from that flower show. Continue reading

Philippine flowers

p1040275 Passed by a flower show recently, and thought I’d take some pictures. Continue reading

Malabon fare


We had a party last Sunday, and I thought I’d share pictures of food from Malabon. Continue reading

Sunday Market at the Lung Center


Orchids for sale at the Sunday market at the Lung Center

Orchids for sale at the Sunday market at the Lung Center

I went to the Sunday market at the Lung Center recently for some marketing chores, and decided to take pictures instead of just shopping. For those who haven’t been there, here are some of the items for sale at the market. Continue reading