Wednesday, November 16, 2011


How the heck did it start anyway?

Just by typing this entry, I've began to wonder when I got interested in travelling, photography and everything else in between. As I have mentioned with my profile, the influence came from the one and only Lakwatserong Tatay™ (Kasalanan mo 'to Bri!! hehe) He told tons of stories from his "tipid" travels and document them on his blog. I asked myself "How come he can do it? we're both Tatays naman although he had more children than me". Actually the answer was just simple: If you really REALLY want it, you can do it. So... okay motivation is key but of course there are other things to consider. At that time I had no good quality camera to begin with (the only camera I had then was an Olympus FILM camera and it doesn't even work). I also limit my time away from home during weekends to spend time with my family and surf the net all day long. Luckily, a friend of his told him there was a bargain of some second hand Digital Cameras somewhere in Makati Cinema Square (the name of the store was Igaya) His friend bought a Panasonic Lumix FZ5 (as far as I can remember) They also had other models of the FZ Family and got interested with the Lumix FZ20 due to good reviews from the net (thanks dpreview!). Brian told me since I'm near the place, why shouldn't I investigate and verify if it is true. (By the way at this point we already went to Caleruega and the shots can be found in Lakwatserong Tatay's site) So there I went with my wife and true enough the cameras were there except from the FZ20. Sayang! I was really interested in checking it but the store had no stock of the cam. It took me at least 2 months, 5,500 Php and my wife's permission (para walang away) to get my first Digital Camera. And since then, I have been taking pictures and studying what can my Camera make. The travelling part was just recent and the latest was the 3 Waterfalls, 2 Churches in 1 day which I will be posting soon.