Thursday, November 15, 2012

Lucifer Disko

Taken on September 2012.
I wonder how it feels to be inside this bar. Must be devilish. Taken in Pattaya, Thailand.

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Angkor Wat in Panorama

Of the two times that I've been to Angkor Wat, I realized it's not as picturesque in real life as in the pictures. Though I love the experience of biking from the Old Market going to the temple, one visit to the temple would suffice.

So I tried something different on my second visit there. I took a picture of the temple using my iPhone 4s using the its Panorama feature and here's how it looks. 

This one is the entrance to the main temple, the lake really looks beautiful in the photo.

Taken on September 2012.
This photo of the road along the tail end of Charles de Gaulle going towards the main gate of the temple is a serene place to chill at side of the lake, watching locals fish or children playing. I haven't seen tourists stop by this side of the lake but locals, especially lovers and families, spend time here during late in the afternoon or at dusk.

Taken on September 2012.
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Saturday, November 10, 2012

So I Could Weep

Ever felt the kind of pain upon seeing the one you love so happy being with the one he loves? This is that pain.
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Thursday, November 08, 2012

The World Wakes Up At Night

Taken in Katipunan, Quezon City, Philippines. January 2011.
He didn't know if he was supposed to feel cold. The shivers on his spine were light and reassuring and unlike those who faced the Light before him, he felt so sure of himself. If he had the choice, he wanted to be less happy.

He saw the most breathtaking burst of colors he had seen in a lifetime. It made him wish he was still alive. This must be heaven, a world where they all wake up at night, he thought. And then came the familiar smell that surrounded him, he remembered the love that died with it. A ghost floating towards him, the same as he last remembered him.

"Cold?" the ghost smiled. Had the traces of his accident forced him to maturity, it never occurred to him.

"Am I supposed to feel anything?

He felt cold alright but a coolness he had always felt when he looked at him with piercing eyes. The decades passed by so quickly and though he knew the ghost never waited for him, he was the first sight he got a glimpse on in Limbo. It was like being on earth again, the life they once lived fit the template of chasing in silence. He realized this lifetime, upon learning all the lessons of tragedy from the one they lived preceding to this, is a mirror of what once was because he's willing to live another cycle of silent love once again.

"Did you suffer much from that disease?" The ghost was filled with sympathy.

"I did. But I'm glad I outlived our other friends", his smile was genuine.  He to started laugh and he was startled at himself because there nothing he ever said was funny.

"Go on. We can't die twice."

"I did. I died when I couldn't have you."

 Silence engulfed them. He wished he was more honest in their former lifetime.

"Come on, let's meet the others. I'm sure you'll find this to be a happier place."

The ghost led the way, he followed blindly. He didn't get the answer he wanted but he was sure, this would indeed be a happier place.

Because he finally seized the courage to tell him about the love he kept to himself in their previous life.
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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Neon Heartbeat

Taken in Phat Phong, Bangkok, Thailand. August 2012.
The heavy traffic of tourists in the red district area of Phat Phong in Bangkok is popular for its night market and sex tourism. Men are always on standby outside a club offering passersby bizaare sex shows like the Ping-Pong Show, Lesbian Show, S&M Show and the likes. Most of these clubs have open doors so passersby can get a glimpse of what's going on inside. The one in the photo, the Heart Beat Club, is surely a crowd drawer.
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Sunday, November 04, 2012

Head to Head

Taken on May 2012. Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
I love taking black and white photos of people. Here's one with my friends Ara and Son posing for the camera. No, they're not a couple.

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