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And There Was Life All Over The World!

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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.

Treat Me Like A Happy Boss

COME hell high water or up noon shine heat, amidst typhoon signals or delayed come storm, nothing really compares to a great foot massage after hours and hours of standing while engaging into another wedding photography session. This time around was with the Ngosiok and Saldua Wedding at the Grand Sunset Pavillion of Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila located at the CCP Complex in Roxas Boulevard. Though, weather bureau forecasted a super typhoon is coming, we need to attend at the planned wedding engagement previously scheduled.

As we begin the hours from the preparation of the groom and the bride, Fredrich and Natasha, up to the proper wedding ceremony, all the way down to the arrival of the guests and the parade and introduction of the entourage, while others were delighted and contented munching the served US beef tenderloin in red wine sauce, dauphinoise potatoes with bouquet of vegetables and others at their yummiest smile while with their bittersweet royal chocolate truffle with yoghurt ice cream, until the closing remarks from the host at the wedding reception, my happy feet really aching for a sore.

And so, to make my happy feet smile again, a good nursing massage is always at prime command, making my happy feet a well round like a boss, pampering and treating that foot sore away. Thus, I make it appoint always to treat my feet like a happy working boss, ’till my foot aches end.

Words & Images of Lito Sy

“While everybody else is so busy doin’ their thing, I’m busy doing everything with my thing – the Fujifilm XT1 Graphite Silver Edition, an addition to my existing XT1 mirrorless camera. And I’m so pleased with my thing’s nice and easy performances everytime I used it in all of my wedding sessions and other shooting engagement, catching the light in different ways, the sharpest means.“ – Lito Sy, International Award-Winning Wedding Photographer, Fujifilm Ambassador, the WPPI Master Photographer, WPPP Master Photographer, the WPPP (Wedding and Portrait Photographers of the Philippines) 4-Time Photographer of the Year and the WPA Top Wedding Photographer.