Maleldo. Good Friday Lenten Rites in San Pedro, Cutud

It’s been a while since I was home for Holy Week, so I went to Cutud with my dad for the first time. It’s an easy drive from Manila to San Fernando, about an hour and a half at most. Apologies for the graphic nature of the photos. I personally don’t believe in flagellation and nailing oneself to the cross for blessings, but I believe that people have different ways towards their faith, even though these rites have turned out to be quite the spectacle. 

Seoul, South Korea 2014 

A selection of images from a recent vacation to South Korea with my friends. We departed exactly the day the ferry boat sank which explains the eerie silence we encountered at the airport. 

Nonetheless, Seoul was a pleasure to explore, such a navigable city brimming with art and a vibrant youth culture. We stayed at the Yellow Submarine Guesthouse in Hongdae and spent most of our days eating glorious Korean meat and appreciating the impressive coffee their cafes had to offer. In a word, Seoul is inspiring. We hope to come back soon (also to see our beloved boybands <3 ) 

The next photoset would probably be my photos from our experience at the airport while waiting for the arrival of a KPop boyband. Fan culture is immensely, immensely fascinating, being a fangirl myself. 

tuck4:

© Takashi Yasui 2014 
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Ladies and gentlemen, tuck4. I can only hope to take photographs as good as he does. 

tuck4:

© Takashi Yasui 2014 

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Ladies and gentlemen, tuck4. I can only hope to take photographs as good as he does. 

Feb 16th, 2014 from tuck4 with 838 notes / more

Strangers

Without a doubt, one of my favorite parts of traveling are the photos I take of unsuspecting strangers. Most of the time, I love taking these photos even more than the scenery or the destination, I think it’s a fascinating thing to capture a face that I’ll probably never see again.

When other people browse through my camera, they wonder why I seem to have more pictures of unfamiliar faces than of people that I know. I’m not always sure how to answer them without seeming like a total stalker.

I think we all have a secret voyeur inside of us.   

Chinese New Year 2014

Nothing fancy this year, no chasing of fire-blowers and street performers, I just wanted to spend the afternoon with my dad, eating lumpia and strolling along the crowded streets of Binondo. 

On the sixth photo, there’s an interesting scene of some kids making a makeshift lion with a piece of cloth and a fruit basket :) 

Boracay Sunset 2013

I used to dislike beaches, but not as much anymore upon seeing Boracay’s afternoon glow for the first time :)