2020 Q3 Cityscapes Features

Who Am I?

Question begets answer.  But in the midst of a pandemic, it may be an exception.  Not an exception to the rule but exception to reality.  Removed from reality, I am an aberration.  I depart from the usual, normal, typical, and on to obscurity, absurdity, and I dwell headlong as a menace to society.  I am […]

2020 Q3 Editorial Features

Dear Reader

“I do believe in an everyday sort of magic –the inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience with places, people, works of art and the like;  the eerie appropriateness of synchronicity; the whispered voice, the hidden presence, when we think we’re alone.”  ~Charles de Lint On the revival of Epistoliorum, there is one word that comes foremost […]

2018 March The Itinerant Travel Log

Revealing the Best and Worst of Philippine Travel

My excitement erases the rigors of eighteen hours of intercontinental flight from Toronto, Vancouver, and Hongkong as we descend in Terminal 3 of the Ninoy International Airport at 10:45 in the evening on January 10th.  I have been to many airports in North America and most of the Caribbean islands and I could easily deduce […]

2018 March Ready? Click! Travel Log

Portraiture – Discerning Better Poses From Bad Ones

Portrait photography is not only about lighting or composition.  It is the ability of the photographer or photographer assistant to direct a model to strike a pose that looks right and compelling.  As photographer, one of your mandates is to creatively and uniquely get the most out of the model you are photographing. Be prepared.  […]

2017 November One More Thing

What you say matters

The maiden issue of Epistoliorum is finally served.  Like most ambrosial meals, it is only fitting to serve desserts after they are consumed, and it holds true for our first offering of Epistoliorum.  Experience always yields results and in the case of our readers who patiently, and hopefully leisurely, consume contents of this publication we would […]

2017 November Cityscapes Features

Memoirs of the 6th Filii Biennial Reunion in Canada

The month of September heralds the advent of autumn in Canada and for Canadians it means anticipating the onset of leaf fall. As temperature begins to drop gradually to a comfortable level and the end of everything estival and serotinal becomes impending, somewhere in Philippines, California, Texas, Florida, New Jersey and even in the most […]