100/365: Tampisaw

A child jumps from a tugboat to swim on murky waters near a community in Baseco, Manila.

63/365: Page ones

march 4

I was really bored so I dug up on my archives and picked some of these chosen favorites from all my published works on Manila Bulletin. I would love to go back to my digital files and write about these memorable stories soon. Even thought of some songs to write about my past subjects too!

41/365: Kung hei fat choi!

chinese new year. candice reyes
Enjoyed the day shooting (and food tripping with friends!) around Binondo, Manila. But this moment is just so special when this man carried the little girl and let the lion dancers chase them first.

It’s a Chinese tradition to give “li shi” or lucky money during a lion dance as a symbol of gratitude and good luck.

Rewind: Just to touch your cross

a face in the crowd

Today is the feast of the Black Nazarene.  Took this image exactly a year ago when I was still working as a staff photographer for Manila Bulletin. Every year, thousands of devotees flock to Manila to join this procession. They believe touching even just the cross will bring them Jesus’ guidance and blessing to ease the “daily crosses” they carry.

This image reminds me of the story about a woman who wanted to touch Jesus’ cloak as he walked through a rushing crowd.