May Kwento Ako #6 : Detaxe ?

    Why, oh, why do they have to have three DIFFERENT drop boxes for your Value Added Tax/VAT refund ?!!    This process allows a non-EU traveller to get back the VAT on the purchases beyond a certain amount. Note to self, should I have anything to drop, make sure that I have completelyContinue reading “May Kwento Ako #6 : Detaxe ?”

May Kwento Ako #5 : La Porziuncula

In recent years, I have stumbled upon Roman Catholic churches with incredible stories. Upon entry, I immediately saw the sign that photographs are not allowed.  I asked politely and luckily, was granted permission to take these photographs. Below are photos of La Porziuncula  ( meaning a little portion of land ) or La Porziuncola, a chapelContinue reading “May Kwento Ako #5 : La Porziuncula”

May Kwento Ako #4 : La Fontana

I walked passed this fountain or fontana many times.  Initially, it intimidated me.  For someone who is Asian living in a third world country, I thought that this was such a waste of precious water. But it looked nice. After some research and asking around, I gave this a try.  It was cool and tastedContinue reading “May Kwento Ako #4 : La Fontana”

May Kwento Ako #3 : My 1st Indie Film.

One cold morning, in a distant yet mystical land, a beautiful couple wed.  The views were spectacular.  The architecture old but solid. Noticed lots of “tears of joy” shed. I was happy for them.  And happy for the opportunity to capture and create my first short film.

May Kwento Ako #2 : Ariccia

One evening, a friend mentioned Ariccia, a commune south of Rome.  Intrigued, I googled this place.  Looked up how to get to this place.  And discovered that this is a favorite place of retreat of Popes. Meanwhile, the exterior architecture of this Palace seemed spartan.  Void of the usual ornate and colored details that areContinue reading “May Kwento Ako #2 : Ariccia”