Author: Jojie Alcantara

Hallo, Halong!

Witerary by Jojie Alcantara (column name in SunStar Davao) Ha Long City in Quang Ninh Province of Vietnam is a quiet but blossoming town right in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Halong Bay. Quite laid back from other touristy cities, the roads are wide and without traffic (maybe peak season is different). Apart from Ha Long Bay cruises which is the major attraction, it also offers beach activities, nature treks, local food and night markets. Divided into two main areas, there is Hon Gai on the other side of the bridge where local life, culture and food can be experienced. Bai Chay is the central tourist area on the other side where Ha Long Bay is dotted with luxury cruises or replicas of Chinese junk boat tours. An artificial beach, restaurants, cafes and varying structures from high end resorts to boutique hotels are lined along the bay. Many building constructions are on the way, preparing Ha Long to become the next busy destination. Ha Long Bay (Vietnamese: Vịnh Hạ Long) is a …

X-T100 and X-T3: Fujifilm launches next level cameras in Davao for 2 days

X-T100 and X-T3: Fujifilm launches next level cameras in Davao for 2 days Now officially in Davao, the latest models of the Fujifilm X-Series of mirrorless digital cameras aim to capture the hearts of Dabawenyos and Mindanaoans with exceptional quality photography and videos. In a two-day event which I hosted and helped organize for Fujifilm Philippines in Seda Hotel Abreeza and in GAP Farming Resort, the media and photographers were treated to a demo launch of mighty newcomers Fujifilm X-T100 and X-T3. The X-T100 is a favorite companion in my travel and video blogging adventures. Compact yet chock-full of cool features, this retro and sleek looking unit is a powerhouse that boasts of a 24.2 megapixel APS-C size sensor, horizontal tilting rear LCD screen, a high magnification electronic viewfinder and an extended battery life of up to 430 frames or 100 minutes of video shooting. For serious photographers aiming for that artistic and professional journey, the Fujifilm X-T3 packs a wallop with the latest innovations in camera technology and a significant jump in upgrade from …