Enter the rain

Summer is out.

Enter the rain.

Manila [2015]


Manila Flower Market

Manila Flower Center or Dangwa

Manila [2017]

Good Morning, Manila

“Good morning Manila”

“A floating AMERICA”

Photos and captions by artist Daisuke Takeya,

taken during his 2017 Manila artist-residency.

Poetry: Imperial Manila

Imperial Manila


How straw hat to name a cross a

cross. Is there a manuscript?


My bereavement swells

at your breath,


the morning itself is at a loss.

The word ‘critical’ has been wanting


a piece of you,

its heart whispering of halts.


Dennis Aguinaldo

Published in the Sunday Times, April 2014.

From The Pasig River Cruise

Museo Pambata

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Helicopter slide.  Walk-in replica of an iconic church. The comedian Dolphy’s monument. Etc.

Manila [2015]

Morning after Habagat

The sun comes out and we try to pick up where we left off.

Habagat = fierce winds + incessant rains

Outsourcing culture


The ad at one of the underpasses of the Makati CBD [2012].

Marathon Fever

Snaps from a Kenny Rogers night run at The Fort CBD

The holidays have come and gone.

But not the excesses of holiday bingeing.

The marathon fever is on again.

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