The forever busy Session Road. I happen to like this part of Baguio because it is bustling with life 24/7. You’ll never get lonely there however, you have to watch out for pickpockets.
Because I have a thing for windows.
This be the second installment of this.
One Reminder, An Empty Room
I would like to believe that a couple of years from now, I have already graduated from college and living my life outside Metro Manila in particular, on the algid mountains of Cordillera. I’d be inside coffee shops all over Baguio City by 7 in the morning (hopefully, PNKY’s still existing by then) or I’d be walking leisurely outside my house while enjoying the northern wind.
I would have a place of my own by then, perched on a mountain, surrounded by flowers I planted myself and whose walls are shelves of books. Books that range from Harry Potter to Phillips’ Science of Dental Materials. And now that I’ve mentioned it, if I did graduate, I’d be a dentist. I’ll eventually be one but I’m not sure if I’ll end up practicing it because at the end of the day, I’d rather be a photographer than someone who makes dentures, bridges, braces and does root canals and tooth extractions on a daily basis for a living.
Then, I would have all the time and resources in the world to travel and live life to the fullest.
However, as it is still far from occurring at present, I would have to make do with a small but nevertheless cozy bedroom, a sleeping mat good for two people, a photowall and books stacked on the wooden floor.
And while it is still quite far from what I imagined myself to be years from now, at least there’s free wi-fi.
Anonymous asked: I'm sure you get asked this a lot, buuuut... What camera do you use? And what film?
I do get this question on my ask box frequently but it’s okay. I have yet to make a new FAQ page anyway.
I use a Nikon F55 unless otherwise indicated. As for the film, I’m currently using Kodak Ultima since my uncle bought 15 rolls for me 2 months ago on ebay. Though once I’ve used all 15 rolls, I’ll revert to Kodak Color Plus or Mitsubishi film. I rarely use Fujifilm rolls nowadays because they’re pretty difficult to find. But back when I was still in high school, I’d almost always settle for Fuji.
Places I’ve been to. Well, some of it at least.
I’m also thinking of printing and selling these photos.
This is me, writing.
The day I first held a camera was probably the same day I began losing the ability to set down words on paper and blank spaces. It wasn’t done on purpose but rather something that gradually happened the more photographs I capture. It is as if I no longer see the purpose of written representations when I could easily bring a visual one into existence.
With that being said, I don’t know what urged me to try expressing myself in writing once again. Maybe it is out of a capricious desire or a passing idea to surpass the abilities expected of me, that I could bring something else to the table aside from the usual photographs.
I am honestly lost as to what I am writing right now — like a traveler that had already deviated miles away from his original destination and for the longest time, couldn’t seem to find the way back. However, it’s far from being the awful kind because in exchange of missing the way, I almost always find several things that are worth keeping on my yet another attempt to go back.
Baby steps, baby steps.