Airese: An afternoon in Megamall

So Airese told me she and her bros are going to this year’s Ozine Fest, which was held in SM Megamall.

Since she lives in the province, I rarely see her, if at all. So, naturally, I tagged along. And so far, Airese and I have shot during all but one time we’ve seen each other.

More photos after the cut~!

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Dian Vera Serranilla: A Decade And Eight

Last night, I witnessed an event that will most definitely stick in my head for a while. Though we treat each other as cousins, Dian Serranilla is actually my mom’s cousin.

Yes. I am here to talk (though not much) about her night, and to share photos from that night.

Held last night, March 28, 2017, in SM MOA Arena, was the very first debut to be held in the 25,000-seater arena. A thousand guests, a dozen performances, and more than a handful of really, really tall stories to tell.

Let’s hear it.

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My Annus Horribilis

[WARNING. LONG AND EMOTIONALLY HEAVY POST.]

As a photographer, I take pride in keeping backups of practically almost every single photo I’ve shot. Great moments. Good times. Unfortunately, tragedies and maladies, as well.

I occasionally scan my archives for excellent shots to remaster, to beautify. Likewise, unfortunately, I stumble upon moments and memories of my life I would most prefer be in remiss.

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Airese Singson: Sunshine

I still can’t believe Jen and I went to Lingayen once more. Of course, aside from the beach trips, stargazing, night drinking, and simply resting our asses off, no trip to Lingayen is complete without a photoshoot with my favourite cousin, Airese.

p1500513-45An all-new aesthetic for me. This feels so right. 

More photos under the cut!

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Christmas 2015

My family has started this little tradition two years ago with personalized gift tags.

FAMILYOnly because we now have Jasmine. Cutie patootie!

And so, this year, with not one, but TWO additions to the family, we decided to re-do it, all over again!

MartinJenYes, yes. I know. We’ll be much slimmer next year. I swear it! 

Now that the gift tags are done and over with, we’ll move on to the gifts! More photos after the cut!

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Why Hike When You Can Bike?

I’ve always wanted a bike for the longest time. It gets me from point A to point B much faster than my usual means, which is walking, plus it helps me get there without worrying about enduring heavy loads due to a. getting there faster, b. having wheels, and c. I have somewhere to put my stuff onto to reduce the burden of carrying the actual things.

Jen helped me out with getting me a brand new bike. For merely PHP 3,000 (USD 67), I am now able to get to places I normally wouldn’t be able to on foot alone.

215-biking1Pardon the colours. It’s a work in progress. Also, yes. Matte black!

More of the story after the cut!

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Jasmine Noelle

DSC_9218-2Who’s that Pokemon baby? 
It’s Jasmine Noelle Callanta!

I know the topic of ‘Accidental Pregnancy’ is a very sensitive issue, but allow me to talk to you guys about this new thing we all discovered -albeit the hard way- called a ‘Cryptic Pregnancy’.

Story goes like this. Early Saturday morning, last December 20th, my sister, Janine, was complaining of menstrual cramps and dysmenorrhea. Of course, being the overly-eager big brother, I volunteered to buy her some medicine to ease her monthly pains.

I got her meds, sure, but this is where it gets interesting. When I got home, I was told they all went out, and I quote, “to go buy medicine”. It came as a shock to me, since my sister could even barely move an inch, and they bring her with my parents to go buy medici– Wait, what? BOTH my parents? My dad almost NEVER leaves the house! Then it dawned on me. They went to the hospital.

My mom and I had a very early appointment that morning, so she rushed home as soon as possible to prepare for our trip. When I asked her what happened, she asked me to guess. I was already thinking of the worst, when she cut me off with “Janine’s pregnant and about to give birth.” I was shocked. ACTUALLY, SHOCKED IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT! Before I could ask “WHY” or “HOW”, her phone rang.

Two minutes later, she tells me “9:05am. Baby girl. Full term. Very healthy.” and at that moment in time, the only thing that popped into my mind was “SHE WENT HOME HALF-DRUNK LAST WEEK! HOW?!?!?!”

Here are the possible arguments:

  • Baby didn’t kick? Intoxicated by alcohol, apparently. 
  • She was having her period! Nope, doctors say it was heavy spotting. 
  • She even did a 30-day sit-up challenge! Good, because she needed that to ease labor. 
  • Her tummy didn’t even grow! That’s why it’s called a CRYPTIC pregnancy. 
  • Who the hell is the father? Can’t tell. Janine doesn’t even want to tell the father that he is what he is. BONUS: It’s not Gelo, if that ever crossed your mind.
  • What name does she take, then? Since no father is available, then she will adopt her mother’s middle and last names, by law. 

That was a hoot, eh? Well, enough with the questions. On with the photos!

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