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Life’s Freezing Cold Up Here Eating Yakiniku At Its Best.

OSAKA-SHIOsakaJapan – Now shifting to a more powerful gear as I went up high above freezing cold clouds off to Japan. In fact, I’m the kind of individual who doesn’t mind working during holidays. While everybody else is on Christmas party mode, merrily drinking and sumptuously dining, here I was cooking yet another great something work related, up here in Osaka.

After a successful wedding engagement in Iloilo, I varoom up high to Japan for another yet best thing to come. As a wedding photographer, I have long accepted the fact that this holidays are working days for me (and yes, no time for sweety-cutie-pahootie love life). This is my reality after all, and I embrace it with so much gratefulness. Today, something big is cooking here in Japan and of course with my ever dependable, with my travel body, my partner and my soulmate, my love of my life – Fujifilm XT1 graphite silver. And I am all revved up and just waiting for the best thing to get into real great full swing.

Tomorrow, after the “something” best thing come to its full conformity, I shall drink and dine the whole day! Just like having first dinner in Osaka. Having yakiniku in one of the small restaurant fronting my hotel stay at Swissotel Nankai Osaka and it’s freezing cold out here at 3 degrees. Thanks to my good friend who accompanied me last time, Mr. Allan Ty.

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Anyway, really love eating yakiniku, it’s the “grilled meat“, in Japanese which, in its wide sense, refers to grilled meat dishes. Yakiniku originally referred to the “barbecue” of western food, which was given by Japanese writer, Robun Kanagaki. Nowadays, yakiniku is commonly known in the world as the Japanese style of cooking bite-sized meat usually best with vegetables on grilled over flame of charcoals be it done by dried out distillation or electric grill.

Nevertheless, I enjoy life freezing cold up here in Osaka and really love eating yakiniku at its best, with typical ingredients including beef slices of loin and chuck (rōsu), beef tounge served with crushed onion, salt and lemon juice and beef liver (rebā), also lip smacking  with bell pepper, carrots, shiitake and mushrooms. どうぞお召し上がりください Dōzo omeshi agari-kudasai. Happy yakiniku eating and happy holidays, as well!

And Yes, Definitely It Was A Best 2014 After All!

WRITE it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

AS the new year is fast approaching, as we welcome a new year that will stand before us, once again, like a chapter in any great book waiting to be written and make known, we can help but to bring to mind those wonderful memories we all unintentionally written and told. At the same time, as we are about to face again a new year of challenges, hopes, new questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of happiness and self-discovery and learnings, and yes, of course, our life story setting another new goals and pages of our own chapters.

With all the people and places we come to agreement with so much excitement and delight in every work entrusted before our artistic ability and experiences learned and coveted. Most of all, with all the people whom came and shaped all the goodness this year successfully showered, we owe you a lot of overwhelming gratefulness and for making each and everyone part of my life’s own chapter. To all men and women who were always standing at our sides, together honing and creating more vividness in our own shades and weaknesses, we owe you lots of prayers for always keeping the humility in our own indefatigable journeys of life and its sacrifices.

May the unfolding new year bring us all together again for yet another best of its best year to offer as we all embrace the goodness of what we so-called life. After all 2014 showered the best life for all of us.

May the coming of a new year comes with yet a fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written.  As we carve out a quiet interlude for ourself in which to dream and look back those memories, may all the greatness this year 2015 gives birth not only to a change but a new life to fondle.

And there was life…most celebrated with our own images and words.

One Spectacular Wedding Gala Night

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ABSOLUTELY and definitely not maybe, it was the most spectacular and breathtaking Friday night to wind-up this year’s engagament in wedding photography at Manila Polo Club located at McKinley Road, Forbes Park in Makati City.

Almost close in celebrating the coming new year, Brian and Cheryl decided to vowed each other’s perpetual love beforehand with such amazing fireworks best seen during the celebration of the new year instantly prompting the festive and remarkable merriment the new life brings as the fast approaching new year upholds.

It was really a one astounding wedding engagement so amazing not only to be shared but to remember for the rest of our lives, capturing every great moments using of course my ever reliable Fujifilm XT1 with 10-24mm F4 Fujinon lens, a one momentous wedding ceremony ever. Nevertheless, as we all wait for the coming 2015, let me be the very first to congratulate in best wishes and greet the wonderful couple, a very Happy New Year in advance to the newly weds Brian & Cheryl.

And There Goes The Drama Of The Light

PHOTOGRAPHY is all about the light and its dramatic sensitivity. We all know that photography derived from the Greek words phōtos and graphos, the light and representation of drawing, together meaning drawing with the light.

You have to find the great light first, because the quality and drama of light is so much important and vital in every concept of your subject. Essentially, if the light is great, a great subject follows consequently. But sometimes in creating your images, a nice subject concept pop out in your head, lights are unsatisfactory. Hence, try to innovate and create your own light in a very dramatic ways. In short, it’s all about the light. Once you get on that ideas, everything else falls into places. Thus, photography will never be that far beyond yonder without its light and drama.

Anyway, keep on looking for that great light or perhaps try to experiment more of the given source and the artificial lighting when making a difference in any genre of your photography.

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It was during the Yeo and Dy Wedding at the Marriot’s Manila Hotel , I did captured the best of the lighting and its drama using my Fujifilm cameras, the X-T1 graphite, and I think the best camera ever in capturing great movement and behaviour of the light. Shown here are some of the shining moment of Tim & Hazel wedding coordinated by Eugene & Vangie Go of Wedding Treasures, hair and make up done by Cherry Pacheco, more of it can be viewed at the https://vimeo.com/m/112363577.

Anyway, congratulations to the newest couple and more great lighting moments ahead with my X-T1 Fujifilm.

Thanks to i-Mag Photography Magazine

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“Learn how Lito Sy maintains to be wedding photography’s top dog.”

OUR gratefulness to the editorial staff and management of the photography magazine that features articles written by professionals and conveys upright technical information that are really digestive and useful when it comes to learning digital photography.

Thus, we are so thankful for i-Mag Magazine for their latest issue #46 for featuring us using Fujifilm XT-1.  Friends and everyone who keep on supporting and continue liking all of my works you can grab a copy now.