Walking the Streets of Baguio City

This was my third time in Baguio City and during my first two visits, I wasn’t able to bring a decent camera with me. This time, it was different.  I was travelling with my family and in-laws so I brought my X100 with me to make sure I take pictures of them during the trip.  On the side, I also tried documenting the things I see on the streets the way I picture them in my head.

Come! Take a peek…

(by Sam Lim)

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Three months ago I thought that life wasn’t supposed to be perfect. Three months ago when she was born. Today, my daughter is now three months old and this is what she looks like.
For me, nothing could possibly be better than this.

Three months ago I thought that life wasn’t supposed to be perfect. Three months ago when she was born. Today, my daughter is now three months old and this is what she looks like.

For me, nothing could possibly be better than this.

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So you’ve all seen my wife’s maternity shoot but came September 14, 2012 at exactly 4:08pm in UST Hospital… a “Star” was born!

I would like you all to meet our 7.1lbs precious princess… Tala Isabelle Santos Lim.

Does her name have a meaning?

Tala" which literally means "Star" in Filipino and is also the name of the Goddess of Stars in Tagalog Mythology.

"Isabelle" which means "My God is a Vow" in Hebrew.

So why Isabelle and not Isabel?

Isabelle is the French version of Isabel, and incorporates the word ‘belle’ - French for beautiful. That’s why!

I guess I really have to buy a new hard drive dedicated for Tala to sustain the amount of photos I’ll be taking of her.  Oh, by the way, I always mentioned that I’m constantly looking for inspiration in what I do and I’m happy to say I found one.

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UP Ikot
Jeepneys are the most popular means of public transportation in the Philippines. They were originally made from US military jeeps left over from World War II and are known for their flamboyant decoration and crowded seating. They have become a ubiquitous symbol of Philippine culture. - MR. WIKIPEDIA
UP Ikot is a jeepney found inside the University of the Philippines. A public means of transportation for students, professors and guests.

UP Ikot

Jeepneys are the most popular means of public transportation in the Philippines. They were originally made from US military jeeps left over from World War II and are known for their flamboyant decoration and crowded seating. They have become a ubiquitous symbol of Philippine culture. - MR. WIKIPEDIA

UP Ikot is a jeepney found inside the University of the Philippines. A public means of transportation for students, professors and guests.

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Photo-Rambling….

A night walk down the park for some fresh air, a little bit of exercise along with my fuji x100.  These are photo ramblings.. Its kind of like talking to yourself without you even noticing but this time while shooting.  A part of my brain tells me that photos aren’t suppose to be perfect.  Its like letting go of rules and just taking pictures. Nothing more. 

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