Barcelona Dark – December 17 – 29, 2007


Photos in very dark black and white from our trip to Barcelona 8 years ago. One of the best trips of our lives. We wanted to tour Spain, but decided to spend the whole vacation just in Barcelona. We were hooked since the first day. Oh well. Memories are made of these.

Chicago River East and West of N. Michigan Ave. Bridge – Jan 2, 2015


Pioneer Court Area I did a very long walk yesterday (6 hours!) as I won’t have much time to do more extensive walks in the immediate future. I will start going back to work on Monday! This is part 2 of the walk after freezing my ass off at the Adler Planetarium (see the walk […]

The snow stuck! – January 3, 2015

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Woke up to fog this morning and first significant snow of the winter. After brunch, I decided to walk on the beach. Great beach weather today! I forgot to put on my sunscreen though. In my dreams, right?

It has just been one Annus Horribilis – December 31, 2014


I survived it. Barely. Last sunrise of the year.

Quick Swing By My Favorite Building in Chicago – December 7, 2014


The Chicago Public Library aka the Chicago Cultural Center, with its Carrera marble staircase, Tiffany Dome, Grand Army of the Republic Hall and Dome, art galleries, warming spaces AND MOST ESPECIALLY, iPhone and laptop chargers … remains to be one of my favorite buildings in Chicago of all time. I swung by on December 7, […]

Some of the Last Vestiges of Autumn @ Millenniun Park – November 2, 2014


I have been so lazy lately. I haven’t gone to Miller Beach in Gary, IN where I used to live … to photograph the gorgeous autumn leaves in that area. Then I realized … there are practically no more leaves on the trees anywhere in Chicago. So yesterday, I went out, to photograph whatever is […]

Family Reunion in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California – October 24, 2014


My brother and sister-in-law in front of the Carmel Mission Church In October of 2014, my brother, Jorge and is wife, Amie, came to visit from the Philippines and stayed in California for about three months as their daughter who is a nurse and is based in Fremont, CA recently gave birth to a beautiful […]

Wolf Lake, Hammond, Indiana – October 7, 2014


I drive along this lake every weekday on my way to/from work. There is a lot of wildlife here … and wind surfers. But of course they were nowhere to be seen when I stopped to take pictures.

Hammond Latino Community Resource Fair – October 4, 2014


Yesterday, I had a chance to represent work at the Latino Community Resource Fair in Hammond, IN. It was fun. Met some parents of my students. And the food was incredible.

Edgewater Art Fair – September 28, 2014


The annual Edgewater Art Fair. A photographer friend, Justin, had a booth.

Watching the sunrise – September 21, 2014


… on the eve of the equinox. Hollywood Beach, Edgewater

Kansas City, MO – July 31 – August 6, 2014


I am currently in Kansas City, MO to photograph an event, the annual conference of the Pioneer Network, an organization that advocates for person-directed living in long-term care. This group calls for a radical change in the culture of aging so that when our grandparents, parents — and ultimately ourselves — go to a nursing […]

Whole Day Walk from the Loop to Navy Pier – July 28, 2014


Met up with a Flickr contact and walked from the Millennium Park to the Loop to near northside, then east to the lakefront ending in Navy Pier. The whole day. It was exhausting. But heaps of good photos.

Saturday on the Lake – July 19, 2014


Did a short walk on the beach in the morning and then went home to view what’s happening on the beach and lake from my balcony soon after. The beach was somewhat packed and there were many stand up paddle boarders, then sailboats participating in the Chicago to Mackinac Race and in the evening, the […]

Lurie Garden – July 11, 2014


Having fun with flowers and insects at the Lurie Garden in Millennium Park. Short and sweet.

American English – July 10, 2014


American English, a Chicagoland-based band, is considered to be one of the best, if not the best, Beatles tribute bands in the world. They sound and look like the Beatles and even speak like the Beatles. We went to see their show at the MB Park at Rosemont in Rosemont, IL. It was a blast! […]

At Buck’s Place – July 7, 2014


Night shoot at the Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park two nights ago. I haven’t done a night shoot in a while, so I thought this would be a proper venue for doing one.

Summer Fireworks – July 5, 2014


Summer fireworks at Navy Pier as seen from my balcony, 7 miles away in Chicago’s far northside. The fireworks are held every Wednesdays and Saturdays until the end of August. I didn’t do any walks for this one.

Oak Park, IL Independence Day Fireworks Unplugged – July 4, 2014

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Spectacular fireworks display in Oak Park, IL at the Oak Park River Forest High School sports stadium. It was a long (about 30 minutes), incessant display of beautiful colors imaginable. Thanks to Liam K. for hosting.

US 1, Belgium 2 @ the Viewing Party in Soldier Field, Home of the Chicago Bears – July 1, 2014

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First knock out round for the US against Belgium. They lost but hey, it was a thrilling game. Love the goalie, the best defense secretary of the USA!

Chicago Pride Parade – June 29, 2014


I was on the Lambda Legal float as I was one of the plaintiffs who petitioned the Federal Court to allow same-sex marriage in Illinois before it became legal on June 1, 2014. The petition was granted and the rest, as they say, is history. I am just sad that Ron was not able to […]

Wrigley Field Centennial Seats – June 27, 2014


It’s the home of Chicago Cubs’ 100th year anniversary this year. From the website, “Explore the rich history of one of America’s most iconic ballparks with a walk down Michigan Avenue. See all 50 sets of authentic ballpark seats below, each uniquely and artistically designed by community groups, artists and celebrity fans of the […]

Fog on the beach – June 26, 2014


It has been foggy in Chicago for the past few days. The fog has lifted now but in the past week, we were like San Francisco. Took these pictures at Thorndale and Hollywood Beaches on the 26th of June near my house.

Mixed emotions – US-Germany, 0-1, post-viewing party – June 26, 2014


I was late for the viewing party because I had to go to the eye doctor, but I caught up with stragglers celebrating the US NMT advancing to the next round. It was weird. US NMT lost, but fans rejoiced. Thanks to Portugal and Ghana. Hahahahahah,