Thursday, June 28, 2007

Closing Up!

Some Macro shots I've tried in my Nikon D70 with a Nikkor 50mm lens reverse.

fergus' battery- operated toobrush. This is really small.

Since losing weight, Jean's wedding ring has become lose.

Beauty in the most unexpected way

Strands of my body scrubbing net

Tip of an old faucet cap at the back alley

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Monday, June 18, 2007


Yes. That's the name of the webcomic group that is launching this week (with the logo at the left), in which my Webcomics-- TRISTAN(above)-- is a part of. In part of this, i am also officially launching my webcomic in this blog too. What you will see above is always the newest update of the comic, which will be updated every week. If ever you missed an update, you don't have to worry since all you have to do is click on the comics and you will be directed to its host, The WebcomicsNation site, where you can read and see everything from the start to the most current update.

What's more? You can actually put my webcomics in your own blog (if you're too lazy to go here) by postign the snippet code below the comics, and it will update itself from there!

Webcomic Republic is comprised of 6 creators. We are:

The Blurb! Jonas Diego
Delivering your comic book goodness on a daily basis!
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Humor, Adult

Crest Hut Butt Shop Gerry Alanguilan
An online daily diary webcomic by Gerry Alanguilan.
Genre: Humor, Real Life

Class Comics Ariel Atienza

School has never been this good…or this mad!
Genre: Humor

Tristan Rey Villegas
Fantasy, action, and high adventure…the good stuff!
Genre: Fantasy, Action, Adventure

Kathang Isip Laguna Teddy Pavon
The story of a people in search of freedom.
Genre: Fantasy-Adventure, Action, Drama

Life Again Laurento Jovito Fua
An undead’s quest to learn his mysterious past.
Genre: Mystery, Horror, Slight Humor

So after you read my webcomic update here, hop to these other blogs for some more free comicbook goodness in the web.

Webcomic Republic Logo
The rationale about the name of the group and the logo is explained by veteran webcomic guru Jonas Diego as below:

I purposely adopted a non-modern looking design sense for the Webcomic Republic reminiscent of the flag/s our forefathers used during the revolution.

The many rayed sun stands for hope and strength in numbers. The red field stands for passion. The character in the middle of the sun stands for the letter “K” in alibata, the pre-colonial system of writing by ancient Filipinos, which stands for “Kalayaan” or freedom but also means “Komiks”.


To empower Filipino Comic Book Creators by offering webcomics as a viable alternative to print in terms of monetizing and popularizing their comic books and reaching a global audience.


1. Help drive traffic to each member’s sites.
2. Create more opportunities for income generation via online advertising.
3. Provide a united face for Filipino webcomics in the online global community.

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Thursday, June 14, 2007

The Quest for Visual Poetry

Realization is amusing. It's the shift of thought from the present into the more "higher" level of thinking, analyzing from the facts and conditions that has been going on so far, and evaluate them to make an assessment for future references and goals. It's this phenomenon that make brides run away before their weddings, or make someone miss his flight to do something important-- or foolish.

I was in the Esplanade last weekend, and in the 3 pm sun was busy taking snapshots with my camera. But while taking shots after shots after shots, it dawned on me: I wasn't really satisfied with what I do. I was not happy. I mean, not with the pictures I was taking, since I know it's pretty descent even to the trained eye. What I meant is that I woke up to the realization that I was doing what most of the photographers there doing-- taking photographs of the surrounding nice views and the magnificent towering buildings afar. Is this really I wanted to do? I guess it was the artist in me shouting within the deep corners of my brain, or rather more like an awakening from the constant insinuation of the devil (the somewhat opposite to the guardian angel, get me?)in your head.

I stopped. And I looked at the number of people taking snapshots after snapshots, from the one with the most mediocre camera to the one with the most high- end, state-of-the- art equipment. Though the result will differ (there's a dramatic difference), they will still end up taking the same pictures. Like the ones i took. And that made my intentions cold.

I went home--frustrated. I need to find a better focus on what I will do with the lens. I guess I've been too preoccupied by the beautiful and colourful pictures of the magazines and tutorials I read and learned from that I forgot what I really want to do with it.

I know I have to went on with the camera, but it would be different now. And when I post photographs again in here, it's because it is ME and it mirrors my emotions. Not because I wanted it to end up in some magazine covers or travel brochures or on-line photo polls. It would be there because like drawing or painting, it will be just another unique expression of unverbalized feelings. A fresh breath from the soul. A primal manifestation of outlook and mindset that are unexplainable in any given language.

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Monday, June 11, 2007

Caught Time

More shots...

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Monday, June 04, 2007


Some SLR Shots...

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