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Category Archives: Journal


Last Monday in Tagaytay. When I stepped out of the van that morning for Jon and Rica’s wedding, the fog was so thick, I could barely see two meters ahead of me. But here’s a little>>

Love and Stories

“Tell me a story.” During our freshman year in college, we’d often find ourselves lying down on his bedroom floor, listening to his mix tapes. I’d ask him to tell me stories>>


I have this fascination with how people hold hands that I picked up from Jeff. We used to write each other letters during our senior year of high school, and he once told me you know you’ve>>

Things We Love

The things you love greatly influence how you see the world. We use the word “things” loosely. We don’t necessarily mean just material things, but the ideas, feelings, and>>

Sundays and Road Trips

I took some photos on a drive to Subic fairly recently. I needed to get away and clear my head then, so we hit the road. We drive south of Manila often, to Tagaytay and Batangas for work, so we went>>

Photographs as Proof

I shared an old black and white photo on Instagram earlier, and it’s been at the back of my mind all day since. I first saw this photograph 2-3 years ago. My heart still breaks each time I see>>

What We’ve Been Up To Lately

The past couple of months have been all sorts of amazing for me and Jeff. We’ve been all around Manila and Tagaytay, and flew to Singapore, Cebu, and Amanpulo for some shoots. We’ll also>>

The Things You Love, The Things You Are, The Things You Never Want to Lose

“Memory is a way of holding on to the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.” – The Wonder Years They say we remember the world in still images. And your>>

Moving In

For the past five years, our office has always been our spare bedroom and the nearest Starbucks. We shoot weddings and engagement sessions on location, and have never had any need for a studio, so we>>

Long Overdue

There’s a box full of long, handwritten letters and printed out emails that I’ve been keeping for a long time now. So much of us was built on those first months when all we had were>>

Sharing A Little Bit More

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser. The thing about>>

Life on Instagram

Jeff and I worked on a personal project called Portraits of a Marriage back in 2007, as I mentioned last year. It was a photoblog of diptychs of our daily married life. I’ve always wanted to>>

Learning How to Pack for Three

I’m packing for our trip to Japan right now, and the suitcase that used to be enough for both my clothes and his suddenly isn’t enough. Our son’s things have completely taken it>>


This is our son. His name is Corwin Ethan Lim Llarena. He was born last November 8, 2011. It was a rough delivery, and Corwin was born with transient tachypnea of the newborn and pneumonia. He spent>>

Quiet Afternoons

Music and fresh focaccia bread on a quiet afternoon as it rains outside. Jeff is stretched out on the couch as I sit cross-legged on the floor. The smell of coffee brewing fills the room. I look up>>