I put up my own blog today. Why just now, you might be wondering, if you’ve been a self-proclaimed writer-photographer-storyteller for the past couple of years now? I don’t know either. It just seemed right.
Call it growing up.
Today signifies the start of something new, a chapter in my life that had always been open but never really explored. I remember sitting in the chapel of Sacred Heart Novitiate in South Bulacan a few years ago. By the flickering light of yellow candles, I’d committed myself to telling what stories this world had hidden away in its most distant corners, a commitment to preserve and share the wonder of this world. Today I fully commit to that.
What can you expect to find in this blog-cum-portfolio? My best work, hopefully, and also the ramblings of a twenty-something year old looking to do his part for the planet. To the far end of this blog are the photographs I found most striking, the scenes and images that caught my eye and moved me the most in my time in the field. A little closer are my favourite articles and photo-essays – the ones I’m most proud of, sure, but also pieces I consider to be very important to the world. Interspersed among it all are my thoughts and beliefs, as well as my own, personal hopes and dreams for a better tomorrow.
Bear with me, dear reader, and I hope this blog so moves you as to take action for the sake of others – the same way this world has been moving me.
To the friends who are reading this, thank you for believing in me.