Angela and

Hi, I’m Angela. :) I’m a 30-something Filipina who loves books, writing, games, the Internet, and travel. I’ve also formerly been of recently, and before this current domain. (And a few other places, but who’s counting?)

Nagarkot to Dhulikel hike, August 2014

I’ve very recently given up my 9-to-5 to come back to the Philippines and do a bit of traveling locally as well as international. My blog will probably be pretty much about my travels for a while, but that single-psyche life has never been for me ;) so I’m back here where I can blog about not just my travel endeavors but also the various odds and ends I am into while I’m taking my year off.

In Myanmar, May 2016 Colosseum wanderings Patan Durbar Square, Nepal - August 2014 In Nepal, August 2014

Where in the world

2004. Daet, Camarines Norte, Philippines. Matabungkay, Batangas, Philippines.

2006. Daet, Camarines Norte, Philippines.

2007. Davao, Philippines. Singapore.

2008. Bohol, Philippines. Hong Kong. Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

2009. Kuala Lumpure, Malaysia. Jakarta, Indonesia.

2010. Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Hua Hin and Bangkok, Thailand.

2011. Paris, France. Florence and Rome, Italy.

2013. Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Brisbane and Sydney and Melbourne, Australia.

2014. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. San Pablo, Laguna, Philippines. Siem Reap, Cambodia. Phan Thiet, Vietnam. Bintan, Indonesia. Kathmandu and Bhaktapur and Nagarkot, Nepal. Tokyo and Kyoto and Kinosaki, Japan.

2015. London and Chawton and Bath and Haworth, United Kingdom. Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Luang Prabang, Laos. Batam, Indonesia.

2016. Bagan and Inle and Mandalay, Myanmar. Bataan, Philippines. Pampanga, Philippines.

2017. Batanes, Philippines. Penang, Malaysia. Shanghai, China. Hokkaido, Japan.

2018. Cebu, Negros, and Siquijor islands, Philippines. Coming soon: Taiwan, Australia. More soon!

Contact me

I’m an introvert, but I love meeting new people and having interesting conversations. If the comment form doesn’t work, send off an email to ligaw at

  • Hello Angela, i really enjoyed you review for the Kowa lens. I was trying to reply to that blog entry but it seems to have been removed. If you don’t mind i have a question regarding that lens. I am looking into buying this lens and from your review it seems to fit my needs for the purpose of landscapes. however, i would also like to use this lens for star photography and was wondering if you had tested this lens in that capacity, and if so, had you notices any comatic abberrations on the edges of the image?

    • Hello Zenel! Sorry for the delay in replying. I haven’t tried astrophotography so I can’t really comment on how well this lens would perform in that capacity. There’s a bit of purple fringing but this hasn’t bothered me when using this lens; however, I do shoot raw (and fix where needed) and I wouldn’t be aware what level of chromatic aberration is acceptable when doing astrophotography (as I would assume very little aberration is preferred).

  • Hello Angela, I just read your blog about the Kowa 8.5mm for the MFT platform. Which body do you shoot with and can you tell me how much the Kowa lens costs?

    Many thanks and I appreciated reading

    • Hello Brian! My photos here so far are shot with the OMD E-M5, except for any straggling posts on France/Italy (that would be a GF2). The Kowa 8.5mm lens cost me below 95,000 JPY, purchased while I was in Japan.

  • Petra Kober said:

    Hi Angela,

    I love your webside. My name is Petra Kober an I come from Germany / Frankfurt.
    Is teh name of your father Fernando Sabas also called Nanding ?
    I. m searching for him for such a long time already…
    Maybe you can help me ?

    Many greeting s from cold Germany

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