Despite being a non-Christian country, Christmas can still be felt in Japan, especially in Tokyo. From the elaborate illuminations to the Christmas carols playing in the airwaves and Christmas decors displayed in the malls, Japan is indeed embracing the holidays!
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Sunday, December 14, 2014
I was already getting lazy traveling for hours just to be in famous autumn spots here in Japan. But since I considered autumn as my creative muse, I searched "autumn in Tokyo" and found one - the Koishikawa Korakuen Garden.
Saturday, December 6, 2014
I just had my very first business trip in the Philippines. It was a one-week assignment in Bataan to commission and start-up the equipment we supplied to one of the refineries in the Philippines. My work was finished a day earlier so I asked the approval of my superior if I can have a quick vacation to my hometown. He agreed. But that request is being threatened by the incoming super typhoon.
empty bottles were painted, and turned into a creative chandelier
saw this in a local restaurant in the Philippines
Saturday, November 22, 2014
It was simply called self-portrait back then. But because of the social media frenzy, the term selfie was born and became the common term for self-portrait. The word was so popular that it was even picked by Oxford English Dictionary as the "word of the year" in 2013.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
My brother Dorb like animals since we were young. He has cats, dogs, fishes as pets and now he is raising hogs, poultry and freshwater fishes. Lately, he is addicted to small metallic fishes known as guppies. At first, I could not understand his obsession but that changes after he asked me to take photo of his fishes during my vacation since he is not into photography.
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Last September, for about three weeks, I was assigned in one of the Floating Production Storage (FPSO) facilities located in African seas. So far, it was the farthest business trip I had and my very first time in Africa – Angola to be exact. Applying for visa was not a problem but I was required to have a yellow fever vaccination before I can proceed with the application. It was single injection but the pain can be felt for a couple of days. I was also required to pass the survival training which is a must for engineers going off-shore. Though I was kind of hesitant with the assignment at first, especially with the outbreak of the Ebola crisis, I had no choice since I was in charge of this project.