Category: Travel and Culture

Now Onboard: Seair Inflight Oct-Nov 2009

Seair Inclight Oct-Nov Cover
Seair Inclight Oct-Nov Cover

We’re on the last quarter of the year and things have been happening pretty fast. Seair Inflight’s October-November 2009 edition revisits the wonders of Baguio, explored the paranormal places in the Philippines and gives account to first time Open Water diver in Boracay. Again, I was lucky enough to be able to grace and contribute to the pages of the magazine for the Baguio features. Check them out when you fly Seair anytime soon. Check out the editorial note below.

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As a child I sometimes spent holidays with my mother in my aunt’s farmhouse in Antique, on the west coast of Panay Island, just a few hours away from Iloilo and Caticlan.

I remember the house had a huge kitchen, a stone oven, and an equally huge wooden table where my 12 cousins and I had our meals away from the adults, who dined in a separate grown-up room.

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Now Onboard: Jetstar Asia Magazine Oct-Nov 2009

Jetstar Asia Magazine Oct-Nov 2009
Jetstar Asia Mag Oct-Nov 2009

I haven’t really tried flying Jetstar yet but if you are, the October-November 2009 issue of Jetstar Asia Magazine, the airline’s inflight magazine, is already onboard. It has a nice feature on Manila’s Intramuros by Kalesa. I was lucky enough to get a commission shoot for one of the required photos, the food and interiors of the Kuatro Kantos Café. There were other requirements to shoot but the Photo Editor knew it was nearly impossible to shoot in Manila that time due to the heavy rains and the tight requirement so indoor it is.

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Now Onboard: PAL Mabuhay October 2009

Mabuhay Magazine Contributor Page
Mabuhay Magazine Contributor Page

If you’re flying at any Philippine Airlines Flight this time of the month don’t forget to check out the latest issue of Mabuhay Magazine, PAL’s  Inflight Magazine. This month’s features are Los Angeles, Ormoc, Caving in Mulu and Intramuros. Also in this issue is my writing contribution for Camiguin Calling as well as a photo for the Ormoc feature. Check out the pages and spreads below.

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Dispatch: Cool Cameron Highlands and back

Breathing in the morning air at Cameron Highlands
The author breathing in the morning air at Cameron Highlands

Yesterday we finaly checked out of Impiana in Kuala Lumpur which has been our home for the last 5 days. We missed it already. Ivan was on his way back to Manila then while we were on our way to Cameron Highlands but our guide Marie suggested we make a brief stop at the Batu Caves which she said every visitor in Kuala Lumpur should see. We obliged of course but we weren’t really dressed for a 272 stair case climb. Interesting place though.

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Dispatch: Chilling and Chillin’

The Snow World in Genting Highlands
The Snow World in Genting Highlands

Yesterday was a bit packed but extremely fun. Spending most of the day at the cool highlands of Genting. Amazing to have a huge theme park 1700 meters above sea level. An boy did we enjoy some rides. We even got to rub shoulders for a while with people from Sports Unlimited as they do their shoot there. An oh yeah, I get a kick that the Olympus E-3 can still function at the temperature of -4 degrees Centigrade.

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Now Onboard: Cebu Smile Inflight September 2009

Chikka Eat n Drink Page on Cebu Smile Sept 09
Chikka Eat n' Drink Page on Cebu Smile Sept 09

If you’re gonna fly this September at Cebu Pacific, don’t miss flipping on the the pages of this month’s Cebu Smile Inflight Magazine. It got features on Korea’s Busan, Isabela’s Cauayan, and five unspoilt Isles in the Philippines. I aso have a a one page contribution on their regulars, Chikka Eat n’ Drink. Looking to taste some of the best Steaks in Manila, check out this issue as well.

My photo contribution on this page features Fireplace, 22 Prime, Mamou and I am Angus Steakhouse Written by Franco