Living By Water

Ferdz, a fellow pinoy travel blogger, an awesome photographer, and a non-high maintenance hiker (at least not that I know of, heehee), invites everybody to his first solo photo exhibit at the Alcove Perspective, Filipinas Heritage Library on May 12-27, 2008.

Living by Water, Ferdinand Decena's first solo exhibit at the Alcove Perspective, Filipinas Heritage Library

From time immemorial, civilizations have thrived and lived near bodies of water. The reason is crystal-clear: water is vital to man’s existence. It is the reason why this exhibition pays homage to water and its significance to how and why people live by the water. Featuring photos that tell stories about the coastal Filipinos’ living conditions, reveal their culture, and relate their stories of survival.

The exhibit will carry a raft of striking images from across our archipelago. The Badjao Stilt Villages of Basilan. The Muslim Stilt Village of Rio Hondo in Zamboanga. The fishermen of Siquijor. The T’bolis of Lake Sebu. The rugged shores of Itbayat in Batanes. And the tranquil coasts of Iloilo.

Ferdinand is a travel photographer and award-winning blogger. A graduate of Fine Arts, Major in Advertising at the Far Eastern University, he got started on film photography during his college years. He worked as a graphic artist and web designer for three years, pursuing photography as a hobby.

Landing his first publication job as an Art Director enabled him to embark on a new career as a professional travel photographer. Getting his fair share of freelance jobs and assignments, his works eventually got published in a number of travel magazines both here and overseas.

His website En Route at, is the chronicle of his many travels and insightful photography. It has received recognition from the both local and international media.

I’ve long been a fan of Ferdz’s work (both his blog and his photos) , and I was so happy that I was able to meet and travel with him three weeks ago. His photos, from what I’ve seen in his blog and his flickr are simply breathtaking. I’m looking forward to seeing what he’ll put up for the exhibit.

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For more information about this exhibit or just to read about Ferdz’s travels, head on to

Article by Nina Fuentes

Nina doesn't aim to travel to every country in the world -- she just wants to travel to the places that means the most to her. She started traveling in 2006, and hopes to travel for as long as she can. Her travel blog, Just Wandering won the Best Travel Blog in the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards and in the 2011 Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards.

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  1. Tahn says:

    Hi nina! FGD did not push through last week due to conflicting schedules. However we are sure to push through next week. Tentative Dates would be May 5 (monday) or May 6 (Tuesday). This is to be conducted by a team from dot ph domain( FGD will be about the trend of blogging now. We would be discussing what it means to blog in these times and what motivates us as Filipinos to blog. FGD is to be held at Jollibee Plaza, Emerald Avenue, Ortigas at Dot ph domain office. FGD would be after office hours, approximately starting around 630-7pm. Snacks will be provided. Please do email me preferable date so we can finally set it :) We need 12 people for the FGD so please do email me as soon as possible if you can make it. Email address is Thanks :)

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