Bay of Bengal, November 2017: Meanwhile, as a complex humanitarian crisis continues to unfold near the northern sections of the Bay of Bengal, life must go on in this remote fishing village on… Continue reading


Bay of Bengal, November 2017.  My photography always takes the backseat of my priorities when doing field work.  More often than not, I am travelling with a team that operates on very tight… Continue reading

Day of Saints

I know I am at least four days late.  All Saints’ Day is celebrated in most of the Christian world every first of November in honor of all saints, known and unknown.  I… Continue reading

Spiky Beach

Imagine yourself walking barefoot towards the sea for a swim and you encounter this bed of spikes between yourself and the inviting blue waters.  Would you dare cross the thorny obstacle?  And who… Continue reading


“Lonesome”: The cold night has passed and I survived being alone.  Now I wake up to the deafening silence of this cloudy morning.  Waiting.  Yearning for company.  Hoping that somebody would finally notice… Continue reading

Morning Glory

Oh how good it is to wake up into  this glorious morning sunlight, walk barefoot out to the sea on a boardwalk that leads to a hut where the aroma of freshly brewed… Continue reading

Forest Walk

August 2017: This pathwalk inside a mangrove forest in the Island Garden City of Samal, in the Philippines, momentarily brought my imaginative mind into a fantasy world similar to scenes in Maleficient so… Continue reading


The Island Garden City of Samal is a lovely tropical island in the Davao Gulf adjacent to Davao City.  It is very popular with its pristine white sand beaches set amidst the still… Continue reading

Rice on the Highlands

Rice is the staple food of Southeast Asia.  In Myanmar, the delta and flood plains of Ayeyarwady River, which crosses the whole stretch of the country, provide fertile and most suitable zones for… Continue reading

Fields of Green

August 2017:  It’s probably my 5th visit to this region, the Southern Shan State of Myanmar, and yet I was still as excited as the first time I came.  There was something in… Continue reading

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