Paris Stopover

This year I’ve decided to spend some more time for myself doing things I like, such as taking photos and updating this blog. I think going into school at nights, weekends, and on holidays burned me out. But such is life in your first year teaching in a new country. Fortunately that part is over, […]

City Guide: How to Shoot Bangkok

Hey everyone! I’ve put up the first of hopefully many city guides here on the site. This one covers the great city of Bangkok: how to shoot, where to shoot, and when. I hope you find it informative. If you have any comments or feedback, please write on the comments section at the bottom. Have […]

Yangon: Stuck in Time

Hey everyone! After poring through a year’s worth of photos, I finalized picking some favourite shots from my time in Myanmar. I call the series “Yangon: Stuck in Time”. I chose this name because much of the country has experienced very little cultural and infrastructure change over the years, and the advancements that stalled in […]

A Short Layover

I’m the kind of guy who just has to make the most out of what I have. At times I don’t sleep at night until I feel I’ve done something productive with my day. Even the way I approach photography comes from this mentality; I have to make the best possible shots while working around […]

Easter(n) Capital

Happy Easter, everyone! I love this time of the year for many reasons: the weather gets warmer, the snow and ice go away, the sun sets later, and the end of the school year gets closer and closer! Which, admittedly, also means report card-writing season is just around the corner. At this time of March […]

Southeast Asia’s Fusion Town

When my sister told me she wanted to go to Luang Prabang in Laos, I have to admit I wasn’t too thrilled about it. I didn’t know much about Laos and didn’t think it was worth the extra effort when there were places that were a lot easier to get to, like Thailand or Singapore. […]

The Ancient Sport of Lethwei

Whenever I travel to an Asian country, I always try to find drop-in kickboxing classes in order to add a different style to my repertoire. Many countries in that part of the world have their own martial arts disciplines, and in Southeast Asia, Muay Thai and its variants are king. Naturally, one of the things […]

Bagan Again

It’s amazing how different things can change in a year. Since my last post, I finished up my teaching duties in Myanmar, moved back to Canada, and am now the proud father of a 6-month old. The time off has also given me some time to pore through my photos from the past two years […]

Buddhist Dusk & Barbeque Dinner

I took a walk around my neighbourhood in Thaketa last week, just as the day was nearing its end. There was a pagoda nearby so I checked it out. It’s amazing how strong the influence Buddhism has on everyday Burmese life and culture. I must have passed by three monasteries in the vicinity of the […]

Daily Yangon

I love photographing Yangon. The street life is as vibrant as the backdrop. When golden hour hits, it’s incredibly enchanting. Very appropriate for Burma, where every business is named “Shwe” something, “shwe” meaning “gold”. I just came back from Japan for my first visa run, and talking to friends who were curious about Burma, I […]

This is Burma

“This is Burma and it is unlike any land you know about.” Rudyard Kipling, Letters from the East (1898) Well, not quite. I know the Philippines. I lived there. It’s a lot like the Philippines. Actually, it’s a lot like many other Southeast Asian countries. It’s as if they all got together and decided that […]

Hit The Kyoto Pavement

Haven’t gotten a chance to update the site much, or to take pictures around Kurume for that matter. It’s been a busy time preparing to leave Japan and move to Myanmar. Good thing I have some photos from my trip to Kyoto in March that I’ve been looking for an excuse to put up! My […]