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Nino Carandang

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A former photographer turned GTM and marketing professional. He is currently working as a technology product manager for an Ayala company after working for one of the world's top smartphone brands. He still is traveling and shooting with his Leica Q and M240 whenever the opportunity presents itself.

Lifestyle,

Red Wing Philippines – First Get Together

The Red Wing Philippines 1st Get Together was a recovery meeting, similar to how former addicts meet on a regular basis to sit down and discuss their substance abuse. In this case, no substance was abused but the constant acquisition Red Wing boots. If you can’t stop thinking about it, buy it. That seems to be the mantra of those who attended the third Red Wing Philippines community get together,

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Technology,

Leica Q 3.0 Firmware Update

Leica has released a major firmware update (3.0) for the three year old Leica Q (Type 116). Local Leica Q users will get the following improvements in their Leica Q when they update to the latest version: Favourites Menu: Leica Q users can now enter and save up to 15  favourite settings for faster access in a new Favourites Menu. Power Saving Mode: If required, the camera can now be

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Exploration,

The Romualdez Museum of Tacloban

Tacloban’s Romualdez Museum is one of many rest houses that the late President Ferdinand Marcos had built for his family. It was constructed for his wife, Former First Lady Imelda Marcos, as a summer palace in which the presidential family would spend in. The museum hosts several expensive art pieces, painting collections and intricate ivory carvings; all excesses from the Marcos years. The opportunity to visit the Romualdez Museum came

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Once Strangers,

Gutsy Tuason: Son Of Neptune

Gutsy Tuason refers to himself as the “Eddie Vedder of Underwater Photography”. To us, he’s less rockstar more pornstar (Ron Jeremy) and the rightful son of Neptune. Scott Tuason, or more notoriously known locally as “Gutsy Tuason” is the Philippines best underwater photographer bar none. He and I go way back, probably around eight years of friendship. I’m not his long time friend, like that of Boomie or Rich, but

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Exploration,

The National Museum of the Philippines

The National Museum of the Philippines is a government institution that serves as an educational and cultural institution in preserving the national art collections of the Philippines. Since 1998, the National Museum of the Philippines has deemed as regulatory and enforcement agency of the National Government in the restoring and safeguarding of important cultural properties, sites and reservations throughout the Philippines. The National Museum of Fine Arts, formerly called the

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