Life Update (9/28/16)

Finally some time to squeeze in a quick life update.

We’ve officially surpassed the midpoint of our USA trip. As of the moment, Ralf and I have travelled from Manila to Los Angeles, New York, Virginia, Washington D.C., Orlando and back to LA. All those places in a span of 25 days.

We have visited places like LACMA, the Flatiron building, Madison Square Garden, The Met, Top of the Rock, the US Capitol, Great Falls Park, Disneyworld, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Sta. Monica Pier… just to name a few.

And I finally finished my citizenship papers! After months and months of working with Sandi, making plans and discussing the procedure, I’m finally getting my Filipino passport this November!

Tomorrow we leave for San Francisco to see Ralf’s tita and her daughter via JetBlue and will be coming back to LA after the weekend.

This trip has been incredibly tiring so far but so rewarding. We’ve met old friends and new friends along the way, seen so many new places and heard so many stories. Many things have also happened, to us and to people around us since we left the Philippines. In due time these will all be shared here on the blog.

But ’til then this will have to suffice. Expect tons and tons of photos and videos up on the new Youtube page: Jamie Sees

Lost in Transition

000008When I started doing film photography again, I found a couple of 120 mm rolls that I never got processed back in 2011. I didn’t know what they were at the time and it took forever to find a place that processed and scanned this film format (Thank you, YKL Color Lab Sto. Domingo!). While going through the rolls, I saw a couple of shots from my trip to India that year. So far, India is still one of my most favourite places and to get certified for yoga there is still on my bucket list.

Lunch in Oslo

I went on a Scandinavian cruise last August-September and I can honestly say that I have never been so pleasantly surprised in my life. Never did I think that Scandinavia would be so beautiful nor would I have fallen deeply in love with the culture, climate and cities. Here’s a small collection of photographs I took when we were in Oslo. Though we stayed for a day, I decided then and there that it was my favourite city and if I had to leave home for anywhere, it would be for Oslo.


Of course I don’t remember the name of the restaurant we ate in but it had a nice resto-bar/gastropub feel to it. If anyone knows what the name of the restaurant is, feel free to comment below!

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