josefegwaras asked: Your blog is very lovely and so are you

Aaaw thanks, lovely. :*

schmaltzyteenager asked: Hi ate lea! saw you at cmyk today hihih can I ask where I can buy film cameras here in cebu? You have the best pictures

Hello! :) You can buy at Cergen’s (not sure of the spelling) beside the pink dormitory in USC Main. :)

I miss taking pictures.

I miss taking pictures.

legato-pepperoni asked: Are you single?

Haha! Yes.

thenameisyckz asked: haha yeah.. and everytime i pass by cmyk i stare intently at the shop as the car passes by just to see if i can find the silhouette of a skinny girl haha :3 and there was this one time mt friends and i passed by to head back to the office.. and as we turned the corner.. the little yellow car comes into the corner.. noooooo.. i soo wanted to get off and buy a mugcake :3 hahaha damn.. sooo lame.. im a fan-girl haha

Hahaha! This is so cute! Would love to meet you! I’d be happy to see you! :)

Bali, Indonesia - Away From the Waves

"Where are you from?"

"I’m from the Philippines."

"Are you sure? Are you just pure Filipina-Filipina? Not Filipina something? And if you’re from the Philippines, why are you in Bali? You have better beaches there."

"Exactly."

A few months back, I found myself in the living room of my parents’ house watching Eat, Pray, Love. I thought I needed some love. So, I booked a ticket to Bali.

I came just in time for the Hindu New Year. The following day, I got to experience Nyepi. Everyone, including tourists were obliged to stay indoors, avoid making noises and fast. Glad that I was with good company turned new friends from different corners of the world on that day. They also happen to be the reason to the comment most of them had told me. “So brave of you to travel alone. I have never met a solo Filipina traveler before.”

Bali wasn’t so disappointing. I didn’t find the same kind of love that was shown in the movie. Because in the first place, it’s not something one should look for. I found a unique kind of love though. I have learned to love my own country even more.

thenameisyckz asked: did you know that i fan-girl you? (or is fan-boy a word?) yeah there was this one time you passed me by in Ayala and i fan-girled real hard haha but would not turn around cause i was afraid id do something even more stupid.. haha lol

Haha. I had no idea. You sound so cute! Say hi next time! I don’t bite. :) 

theyoungfotograf asked: Hello. I would just like to ask what camera do you use when taking photos underwater? the ones you posted on instagram?

Hi! I use a gopro! :)

trakcpi asked: Hey Ms. Lea. Isa akong aspiring, quote and unquote, or should I say frustrated photographer. Saw your posts, grabe. Sobrang hands down po ako sainyo. Ano tip niyo para sa mga gustong maging magaling na photographer tulad niyo? :)

Hello! Thank you so much for your kind words. Sorry, my Tagalog isn’t that good. I wish I can respond the same way you wrote your message. Anyway, just keep practicing! Take lots and lots of photos. Experiment. Shoot in manual. Never think that having a more expensive camera will make you better. Remember, it’s not the camera. It’s the photographer. Hugs from Singapore! :)

One of the photos for my mini exhibit in Rockwell in Team Manila store. To those who are in Manila, the photos are up until next month! Yay! Thank you Lomography Embassy Manila for this opportunity! Film all the way! #35mm

One of the photos for my mini exhibit in Rockwell in Team Manila store. To those who are in Manila, the photos are up until next month! Yay! Thank you Lomography Embassy Manila for this opportunity! Film all the way! #35mm