Philippines in Paris

Visiting exhibits or in immersion in to the community, a little taste of the Philippines in Paris 9th Gabi ng Awiting Pilipino Philippines singing contest sunday march 27, Espace St Pierre in Neuilly sur Seine organized by the Charismatic Episcopal Church, with the participating singe
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Neil’s kitchen

Going to Alabang for a lunch with friends at Neil’s Kitchen restaurant in the modern and newly developped Filinvest district in Muntinlupa, south of Metro-Manila.
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Alabang, Muntinlupa

Going to Alabang for a lunch with friends at Neil’s Kitchen restaurant in the modern and newly developped Filinvest district in Muntinlupa, south of Metro-Manila.
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Manila Metropolitan Theatre

Urbex, urban exploration : the Manila Metropolitan Theatre, an historic art deco building, abandoned in 1996, is now under renovation A visit into the “Met”. Designed by architect Juan M. Arellano, it was achieved in 1931.
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Philippines, 2016…

2009-2016, enter the long photography journey in the Philippines archipelago, a blog with many visual stories, photos plunging in the heart of the Filipino culture.. Dive into the Philippines cultures with this photo-blog
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Betsy Westendorp, a dynasty of artists

Meeting the most Philippine of the Spanish artist, Betsy Westendorp… whom daughters, grand-daughter are also artists. Betsy Westendorp is a major artist of the Philippines, famous for her monumental paintings of flowers or skys, also for her portraits. From Marcos to Aquino, the
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The Terazi Spa in Discovery Primea

The rare privilege of having a hammam, the traditional Turkish bath session and a massage at the Terazi Spa, managed by Pia Duran in the Discovery Primea building. Very nicely accommodated by Sheila at the hamman, for a full-boy exfoliation in the marble-lined, steam-heated room (room
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It’s all about art

Travels Arts to Arts during exhibitions , concerts, visits, to discover artists and their works in France, Spain, Italy, Philippines …
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Arts in the Philippines

Noell El Farrol, Betsy Westendorp, Gaston Damag, Gus Albor, Cos Zicarelli, among the so many talents that I had the chance to meet in the Philippines…
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Project Pearls in Batia, Bulacan

Visit in Batia, Bulacan, with the Project Pearls NGO of the relocation site of the ancient inhabitants of Ulingan, Tondo.
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The City of Dreams, Manila

Discovering the new City of Dream complex, with a visit of the Nobu hotel’s rooms, including the restaurant, aside the presentation of the last book published by LifeStyle Asia.
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Wallpaper Manila City Guide backstage

A few backstage moments in the places I visited during my mission to shoot around sixty locations for the Wallpaper City Guide on Manila..
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Johnny Jalandoni’s fighting cocks

Having a 1st meeting with Johnny Jalandoni in his field, the cockpit arena, is the best way possible. The man is a recognized breeder of champions in roosters fighting, you can feel it in every minute in such place. He’s also a wise bettor, as the competition, audience side, is
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Smiles

July 24, 2009. Manila. Philippines. Smiles, so many smiles. Young people for the most, don’t know where the plantation is, but there’s a plenty here ! That makes such a contrast with the Manila grey walls, this gives the city a bitter-sweet flavour. Maybe the climate is th
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Aetas and Water

The Aetas is an isolated indigenous people community living mainly in the mountains in Luzon Island, north of the Philippines. Here’s a little story is about their poor life away from the modern cities about their relationship with water. Discover these pictures on philippines.p
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Du VTT aux Philippines

Des courses d’hommes au regard d’enfant. Tagum City, une cité de 250 000 habitants en plein boom économique du sud des Philippines, sur l’île de Mindanao, célèbre pour ses combats contre les indépendantistes musulmans ainsi que pour le massacre “politique”
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The baroque churches of the Philippines

Legacy of 300 years of Spanish occupation, they are witnesses of the deep faith of the only catholic country in Asia. For a one day trip from Manila, you can take the road south to tour the main churches of the Laguna region. The region got its name from the largest lake in the countr
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Bacpat kids

Zuriel, Keeshia, Sierra, Dexter, Franz, 5 kids for 5 stories among millions there in the Philippines. I met some of them 1st in 2010. Coming back almost 2 years after allows to have an idea of how they are growing, how the Bacolod Patenkinder NGO, aka Bacpat,  improves their lives. Le
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Experience : jeepney driver

(Video) Sharing and experimenting during a few loops, the daily work of Joseph, mini-bus driver in the Philippines. These mini-buses are still called jeepneys, even if in Bacolod they are more recent vehicles, although most of the time really used, that replaced the ancestors based on
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Kalayaan (…) Kapatiran

Flashback on the genesis and life of the Kalayaan project (…) Kapatiran, Liberty (…) Fraternity ; an individual, collective, poetic, photographic experience. From its creation during a oloronaise night until its expositon at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Manila
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