Press: Beijing in the Eyes of Foreign Friends 2013

Event: World Photographers Focus on Beijing 2013

May 22nd
Garden Expo Park
Evening Banquet

May 27th

Press: Invitation to Join World Photographers Focus on Beijing

Press: Beijing in the Eyes of Foreign Friends 2012

Press: Mirth of the Islands Soft Opening

Press: POP Beijing Represent!

Excerpts from the informal intervew with CRI.

Maraming salamat Machelle at POP Beijing!


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Nitong Sabado, pinasyalan namin ang Summer Palace. Kasama sa UNESCO World Heitage Site ang Summer Palace. Ito ang isa sa mga sikat na tourist destinations dito sa Beijing. Sa pagpasok ng tag-init, parami ng parami ang mga turista na namamasyal dito. At ito rin ang napiling lugar ng Pinoy Overseas Photographers Beijing o POP Beijing para sa kanilang photowalk.

Nakipag kwentuhan sa amin si Carlo Guina, ang Presidente ng POP Beijing para ipaliwanag ang mga adhikain ng aktibidad na ito. 2008 nabuo ang POP Beijing. Ito'y isang grupo ng mga Filipino Expats na likas na malikhain, pinagbuklod dahil lahat matalas ang mata at may talento para pumitik ng mga larawan na napapa wow ang sinomang titingin. Matibay ang kanilang samahan. At ayon kay Carlo, espesyal at talagang malapit sa kanilang puso ang Great Wall of China.


Mula ng naitatag, ilang sa mga miyembro ang nagkaroon na ng pangalan sa larangan ng potograpiya. Meron na sa kanilang grupo ang award winning at published hindi lamang dito sa Tsina kundi maging sa ibang bansa.


Ano ang masasabi ni Carlo tungkol sa tagumpay ng ka-grupo nya? Kinapanayam ni Machelle si Carlo Guina, Presidente ng POP Beijing Sa kanyang termino maraming mga proyekto ang nakahanda. Ang ilan dito nakatuon sa pagpapalawig ng kaalaman sa potograpiya ng mga miyembro. Meron din nilulutong aktibidad para makatulong sa isang ampunang para sa mga bulag na bata dito sa Beijing.


Exhibit: Blindness Exhibit

Preliminary Images for upcoming "Blindness" Exhibit


(Shot at Doudian, Bethel Foundation)

Exhibit: Mirth of the Islands Exhibit

2 of my images selected for the upcoming "Mirth of the Islands"


This photoexhibit will travel across China in the Years of Friendly Exchanges (YFE) in 2012-2013, which celebrate the centuries-old friendship and goodwill between the two nations.


Thank you Philippine Embassy Beijing and POP Beijing !


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Shot at Anguib Beach, Cagayan Philippines
Shot at Anguib Beach, Cagayan Philippines
Shot at Sagada Philippines
Shot at Sagada Philippines

MIRTH OF THE ISLANDS: : A Photoexhibit on the Philippines


This is a collection of 30 photographs taken by the Pinoy Overseas Photographers (POP) Beijing during a trip to Samar and Leyte, two provinces located in the central part of the Philippines which face the Pacific Ocean.

The photographs reflect the sentiments, pastimes, joys and values of the Filipino people in the whole Philippine archipelago, which has a total coastline of 36,289 kilometers and encompasses over 7,100 islands.   

This photoexhibit will travel across China in the Years of Friendly Exchanges (YFE) in 2012-2013, which celebrate the centuries-old friendship and goodwill between the two nations.

The images convey to the Chinese people the warm, friendly spirit of the Filipino people, and highlight the fact that Filipinos and the Chinese share an important cultural affinity: they both place a high premium on harmony with family, community and nature.  

The theme also dovetails with the new campaign of the Philippines’ Department of Tourism, “It’s More Fun in the Philippines.”







Press: Volkswagen Cafe - B.O.B. Magazine, Korea 089-2011

Feature on Volkswagen Cafe on B.O.B Magazine Korea

Issue 089-2011



Press: Interior Design Magazine China - Top 10 Designers 0911

Interior Design China, Issue 0911 Page 138



Press: Finalist - 2010 Beijing's Eyes of Foreign Friends Photo Contest

with fellow Photographer Renen Viola at The Summer Palace, Beijing China
with fellow Photographer Renen Viola at The Summer Palace, Beijing China

Event: You Can't Take It With You, Beijing Play House Coverage

More Info here.

Press: Volkswagen Cafe - Best of Coffee Shop Design

Upcoming interior design book featuring the Volkswagen Cafe



Book was released Mar 15, 2010

Event: Pinoy Charity Ball 2009

Beijing Pista 2009

The Philippine Community of Beijing, in cooperation with the Philippine Embassy, held its second Philippine Ball, Pista, last Saturday, November 7, 2009. Riding on the success of the first Philippine Ball held in August 2007, celebrating, Filipino style – dining and dancing, raffle prizes and entertainment featuring Filipino musicians and host comedienne Nanette Inventor.

The Filipino Community of Beijing is a network of business, diplomatic and professional leaders who come together for fellowship and friendship.

All proceeds from the ball was to support the following charitable projects: the Beijing International Committee for Chinese Orphans and the University of the Philippines/Philippine General Hospital’s CHILD Foundation.

The cold, foggy weather on Saturday night could not dampen the passion of the 300 guests who gathered together for fun and charity at the Philippine Ball 2009 in true bayanihan spirit.

The Filipino tradition of bayanihan, which means community spirit in Tagalog, encourages coming together to help neighbors in need for common goals. This year the Filipino community in Beijing hoped to raise funds for the Beijing Committee for Chinese Orphans, victims of flooding in the Philippines and the Philippine General Hospital.


Event: Gary Valenciano: Live in Beijing

Gary Valenciano holds Concert in Beijing to celebrate 34 years of RP-China Relations and I was lucky enough to cover the event.