Posts by John Mateos Ong

Mother of the Bride

There is something special about witnessing mothers watch their daughter take the next milestone in their life.   Yes I have experienced “stage mothers” surface even in weddings.  They can’t stop “mothering” in a good way.  Somehow, I love how they are still there giving every chance to still impart their
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There is something special about witnessing mothers watch their daughter take the next milestone in their life.   Yes I have experienced “stage mothers” surface even in weddings.  They can’t stop “mothering” in a good way.  Somehow, I love how they are still there giving every chance to still impart their
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Look here: a look at the past

Decades ago, there was a kid who loved photography.  He was amazed at how things, memories and faces could be frozen in time in a 2 dimensional medium.  Unfortunately, his parents did not have money to buy him a camera so he set that passion aside and resorted to other things – drawing, selling
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Welcome Batch 9!!!

Its now 12:07 and i’m obviously cramming to get this Batch 9 list on this Blog. Over a hundred people sent their interest, 30 confirmed and now down to 12… I was actually stuck at 16 and taking out those 4 extra people was one of the hardest thing to
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Makeup shoot at CAS

I’m here now in the Center for aesthetic studies with my assistants Kim lim and briana lim. We were hired to shoot the portfolio of 7 students of CAS. I was also an alumni of this school 6 years ago (batch 2). It’s nice to once again practice studio lighting…
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Goodbye Visa

I’m finally saying goodbye to my best friend for almost 17 years Citibank Credit Card… No i’m not in debt (i actually pay the entire balance 99% of the time) but i realized this card has allowed me in more that one occasion to spend more than I’m supposed to,
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