I am a lover of natural light and photography is an ongoing and consuming passion.
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I may have had some work done while I was in Legoland Malaysia… Do I look beautiful now?

I may have had some work done while I was in Legoland Malaysia… Do I look beautiful now?



The Miniland inside Legoland Malaysia was definitely my favorite part of the theme park. It features all the iconic buildings all over Asia and is made entirely out of Lego blocks! The inner Lego Geek inside me was bursting with joy while inspecting every little detail of the buildings. It was a fun lego-filled geeky day, and I was very happy. 



While we were in Singapore, we decided to visit Johor, Malaysia for a day to go to Legoland Malaysia. As a child, I grew up playing Lego blocks. I really wanted to visit and be kid a again. Plus It was another opportunity enter a whole new different country. However, getting there and figuring out Singaporean and Malaysia public transportation was an adventure in itself. Nonetheless, I had a blast in Legoland.



Basically, this was the only thing we did in Singapore. You know you’re having a lot of fun when you forget to take photos of where you are and what you are doing. Universal Studios was really magical. I get to spend an entire day with my two favorite things in the world, movies and amusement parks.



Wherein I am being a full-on tourist in Hong Kong finding my place in our vast universe. Trying to take in everything that my senses picked up. And I didn’t forget to smile.

Wherein I am being a full-on tourist in Hong Kong finding my place in our vast universe. Trying to take in everything that my senses picked up. And I didn’t forget to smile.



This is what you’ll see when you’re about to land in Bacolod-Silay City International Airport. This was an outtake from my trip to Bacolod last year. On a more personal note, my mom is in Bacolod City right now. And I really want to kick myself for not coming with her. Aside from the amazing food, I really wanted to visit my grandma. I heard she’s not in the pink of health anymore. I hope I can still see her before it’s too late. She was always so proud that she has Mount Kanlaon is her own backyard.

This is what you’ll see when you’re about to land in Bacolod-Silay City International Airport. This was an outtake from my trip to Bacolod last year. On a more personal note, my mom is in Bacolod City right now. And I really want to kick myself for not coming with her. Aside from the amazing food, I really wanted to visit my grandma. I heard she’s not in the pink of health anymore. I hope I can still see her before it’s too late. She was always so proud that she has Mount Kanlaon is her own backyard.



Hello, I’d like to introduce you to my instagram account. I’ve had this account since 2010 and it has around 321 photos and counting. I usually just take photos of what I see, what I like and what I want. Head on over to my instagram account @ryannreyes to make up for my absence here.



This is the only place I’ve ever been to that has something to do with the Olympics. I was lucky enough to see the 2008 Olympic Park this year during my trip to Beijing. Hopefully in the near future, I’ll be able to see the games and the opening ceremony, live. I’m sharing this because I’m very excited for the 2012 London Olympics.

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My Mama back in 1987. She was still 24, almost the same age as me now. I was told that my dad took this photo back when he was still courting her. I was also told that my dad liked her because of her radiant personality. Well fast forward to today, and her radiant personality is still as radiant as ever, even at forty… something. Haha! Happy Birthday Ma, I love you so much!
P.S. This photo was taken to document how excited she was to use her “new” PC in the office. God Bless the 80’s.

My Mama back in 1987. She was still 24, almost the same age as me now. I was told that my dad took this photo back when he was still courting her. I was also told that my dad liked her because of her radiant personality. Well fast forward to today, and her radiant personality is still as radiant as ever, even at forty… something. Haha! Happy Birthday Ma, I love you so much!

P.S. This photo was taken to document how excited she was to use her “new” PC in the office. God Bless the 80’s.



Frank Ocean - Thinkin Bout You

After what he revealed to the world, this song means so much more to me now because I’m able to relate to this song in its truest sense. To know that we’re the same age, and we experienced the pangs of heartache from a boy also at the same age really connected me to him and his music. Opening up about something very personal like unrequited love, let alone his sexuality, speaks a lot about his courage and bravery. And because of that, I am more empowered and proud to be who I really am. I finally have someone my age, and someone who’s like me, to look up to. I have nothing but respect and love for his fearlessness and amazing talent. He is my hero.



Sun Star Live! June 1, 2012 
The outtakes for my BLANC shoot was featured for a story is Sun Star Cebu’s Live section for June 1, 2012. This is very special to me because this is my first newspaper feature. It’s a very surreal feeling to see your photo printed in an entire page of the best newspaper in Cebu for everyone to see. I am extremely grateful that I have this opportunity to share my passion to everyone, especially to the people of Cebu.
A huge shout-out to Stacy Avila Lloren and Cherry Claire Petiluna for making this feature possible.
Read the Entire Story Here: Project Pellon by Cherry Claire Petiluna

Sun Star Live! June 1, 2012 

The outtakes for my BLANC shoot was featured for a story is Sun Star Cebu’s Live section for June 1, 2012. This is very special to me because this is my first newspaper feature. It’s a very surreal feeling to see your photo printed in an entire page of the best newspaper in Cebu for everyone to see. I am extremely grateful that I have this opportunity to share my passion to everyone, especially to the people of Cebu.

A huge shout-out to Stacy Avila Lloren and Cherry Claire Petiluna for making this feature possible.

Read the Entire Story Here: Project Pellon by Cherry Claire Petiluna



REYES, RN, MAN
The photo above says a lot. No need for a long photo post about my graduation. Just that one photo. It encompasses everything I achieved in that very moment of my life. Last Sunday, I finally finished graduate school and graduated with a degree of Masters of Arts in Nursing, Major in Medical-Surgical Nursing. And my thesis, A Comparative Analysis between Orem’s Theory and Roy’s Model in the Care of a Patient with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, received an award for Research Excellence. All my hard work, the years spent at school, all the time and effort working my butt off, was finally paid off at that very moment.
While we were going home, Miuccia Prada's words was suddenly ringing in my head… “I think that you have to do your job, and who cares about the title.” Yes, who cares about the title. I can be two, three or four things all at once. I just have to do my job. And do it well. Now, I'm more convinced than ever that I should not just be one thing. I am a sum of so many parts. I am more than what I think I am. At the end of the day, I am still and will be a nurse. And I should not let my nursing career get in the way of my passion, which is photography and vice versa. I'm very grateful that despite my age, I already have achieved so much, academically. I can't wait to see what my future will be now that I have this degree.
(Photo by Raphael Andrew Reyes)

REYES, RN, MAN

The photo above says a lot. No need for a long photo post about my graduation. Just that one photo. It encompasses everything I achieved in that very moment of my life. Last Sunday, I finally finished graduate school and graduated with a degree of Masters of Arts in Nursing, Major in Medical-Surgical Nursing. And my thesis, A Comparative Analysis between Orem’s Theory and Roy’s Model in the Care of a Patient with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, received an award for Research Excellence. All my hard work, the years spent at school, all the time and effort working my butt off, was finally paid off at that very moment.

While we were going home, Miuccia Prada's words was suddenly ringing in my head… “I think that you have to do your job, and who cares about the title.” Yes, who cares about the title. I can be two, three or four things all at once. I just have to do my job. And do it well. Now, I'm more convinced than ever that I should not just be one thing. I am a sum of so many parts. I am more than what I think I am. At the end of the day, I am still and will be a nurse. And I should not let my nursing career get in the way of my passion, which is photography and vice versa. I'm very grateful that despite my age, I already have achieved so much, academically. I can't wait to see what my future will be now that I have this degree.

(Photo by Raphael Andrew Reyes)



Coasting Along
The thing with this blog is I don’t write about other things. I’m not even a specific kind of “blogger.” I just write about myself. And lately, I’ve ran out of words to say. I’ve just been coasting along, watching everyone else share about their oh so wonderful lives. I’m not motivated enough to do anything besides working on my thesis. All this downtime is alarming. And I’m starting to think that I’m in the middle of a quarter life crisis. I feel like I have thrown away so much time just to do one thing. But I know this is all for the best. I’m just thankful that I still have him in my life (11 months and counting) because I don’t know how I’ll “coast along” without him. I know this will all turn around very soon, once I’m done with grad school. I have so much plans for summer and I want to be creative and productive again. But I know everything has its own time.

Coasting Along

The thing with this blog is I don’t write about other things. I’m not even a specific kind of “blogger.” I just write about myself. And lately, I’ve ran out of words to say. I’ve just been coasting along, watching everyone else share about their oh so wonderful lives. I’m not motivated enough to do anything besides working on my thesis. All this downtime is alarming. And I’m starting to think that I’m in the middle of a quarter life crisis. I feel like I have thrown away so much time just to do one thing. But I know this is all for the best. I’m just thankful that I still have him in my life (11 months and counting) because I don’t know how I’ll “coast along” without him. I know this will all turn around very soon, once I’m done with grad school. I have so much plans for summer and I want to be creative and productive again. But I know everything has its own time.



Out for a Stroll
Lately, the weather permitted me to walk around in pretentious Fall/Winter wear here in the tropical island of Cebu. I needed a little inhalation of fresh damp air to clear my very clouded mind. I was too caught up in the rain and wind to even think of getting an outfit shot. Plus I didn’t want to get my camera wet. I got the sweater at the same place where I got my shoes. So that’s that. Sharing little mundane details of my life can be therapeutic, especially on a time like this.

Out for a Stroll

Lately, the weather permitted me to walk around in pretentious Fall/Winter wear here in the tropical island of Cebu. I needed a little inhalation of fresh damp air to clear my very clouded mind. I was too caught up in the rain and wind to even think of getting an outfit shot. Plus I didn’t want to get my camera wet. I got the sweater at the same place where I got my shoes. So that’s that. Sharing little mundane details of my life can be therapeutic, especially on a time like this.



Better Than a Photograph
Also, I finally received the actual illustration that Nicky Roa made for me months ago. It’s small but it’s so beautiful in real life. It was done on Japanese paper so holding made it feel a lot more delicate, and made it so much special. And it’s now sitting quitely in my shelf, with a frame of course. 

Better Than a Photograph

Also, I finally received the actual illustration that Nicky Roa made for me months ago. It’s small but it’s so beautiful in real life. It was done on Japanese paper so holding made it feel a lot more delicate, and made it so much special. And it’s now sitting quitely in my shelf, with a frame of course.