:: Thursday, December 30, 2004 ::

After the New Year, the next big thing to happen in Cebu will be the Sinulog. Come third Sunday of January, flights to the city will again be jampacked. That's just how it is. Every year, more and more tourists are wanting to see and experience this event. Though as a Cebuano, I think I've stopped watching the live street dancing when I hit high school. The crowd just got nastier and unbearable. Surely, the organizers now had already taken cared of this dilemna. But since then, I had contented myself to watching everything on TV.

The weeks before the actual street dancing is a different thing though. Making the pilgrimage to the Sto. Niņo church has been part of our way of lives. After 7 years, I made my way again to Sto. Niņo...

Waiting To Get Lighted

Three Wishes

Prayers Granted

Gathering of the Faithful

Sinulog Dance

Melting His Heart With Prayers

Side Street Music

Playing and Selling

Prayers for the Family

Magellan's Cross

:: rene 12/30/2004 12:40:00 AM [+] ::
:: Tuesday, December 28, 2004 ::

This greeting welcomed us when we took a 2-day sidetrip to Bohol(*gasp*, again!). Got back yesterday night and of course, pictures abound. Hehe! The rain was on-off but that didn't dampen our enthusiasm to tour Bohol the second time around. My D70 was also equally eager to cover our trip. The cloudy coverage actually served its "diffuser" purpose very well. My shots came out more saturated that they were last year.

Oh and by the way, if you haven't been to Bohol -- GO! You're missing one-half of your lives if you don't. Hehe!

Tommy, the Tarsier

Some crazy guy wanting to eat Tommy the Tarsier or getting angry with him for not facing front when he had his picture taken with him. Freaky dude!

Panaghoy sa Suba... Call of the River... Cesar Montano produced, directed and acted. I don't know if that's something to rave about since I'm not exactly a CM fan. But one thing I know that's good about this movie... it showcases Bohol and mainly, the Loboc River. This will surely open our eyes to how the Boholanos have very well taken cared of their "suba". Impressive!

Bamboo Raft by the Loboc River

Habal-habal amidst Bilar's Man-made Forest

Still Chocolatey!

River Threesome. How romantic!

Peeling My Green Mango. Makes my mouth water just writing this. Damn!

Hanging Bridge: A Lesson in One-point Perspective

With Hope in His Eyes

:: rene 12/28/2004 12:26:00 AM [+] ::
:: Saturday, December 25, 2004 ::

:: rene 12/25/2004 03:51:00 PM [+] ::
:: Monday, December 20, 2004 ::

of La Union... before I fly off to Cebu.

Bangar Sunset

Playing Until Dusk

Kids At Paratong Beach

Lance Elijah

Carl Jacob

:: rene 12/20/2004 07:43:00 AM [+] ::
:: Tuesday, December 14, 2004 ::

So, so busy with work! But while I'm at it, I'd like to squeeze in promoting this new Lastikman comic that my friend, Gerry Alanguilan, is part of.

Quoting the invite for yesterday's launch:
"Mango Comics invites you to the launch of its latest title for 2004, Mars Ravelo's Lastikman!

Just in time to celebrate the 40th year Anniversary of Mars Ravelo's fantastic, elastic creation, Mango Comics is proud to bring Lastikman back to the pages of comics in full color. Created in 1965, Lastikman comes to life through the writing of acclaimed comic book creator and inker Gerry Alanguilan (Wasted, Superman: Birthright), the art of two-time National Book Award winner Arnold Arre (Mythology Class, Trip to Tagaytay), and the brilliant colors of the talented Edgar Tadeo (Wolverine, Silver Surfer).

This special 56-page one shot pays homage to the original story of one of the country's most popular superheroes, and features a cameo from Mango Comics' newest creation. Mango Comics' Mars Ravelo's Lastikman is made possible in part through generous contributions to the Support Filipino Comics Program.

Be there as we celebrate 40 years of walastik superheroism! December 14, Tuesday, 4pm at PowerBooks Live! Greenbelt 4, Makati."

I know, I know... I should have posted this a few days back. Blame my work. Not me. Anyways, go grab a copy and support the resurgence of Filipino comics!

Sample art...

:: rene 12/14/2004 11:16:00 PM [+] ::