About Me


Hi! Many thanks for taking the time to visit my site and enjoying hopefully what I’m sharing to the world. 🙂

My name is “Ompong”, which is a nickname usually used in the Philippines to those whose real name is Rodolfo.  In “Bahasa” (language of Indonesia), I understand that “Ompong” means “toothless”… But I still have a good set of teeth, so far. LOL!

I’m also called “Jojo” since I’m a “Junior (Jr.)” of my Dad considering that I have his name. You may call me “Ompong” or “Jojo”… 🙂

By the way, did you know that our local dialect, “Tagalog”, has lots of words similar to Indonesian’s “Bahasa”?  That’s why most Filipinos can easily learn “Bahasa”.

I live in the National Capital Region (NCR) of the Philippines where more than 25% of the country’s population are living and working, translating to approximately more than 25 Million Filipinos out of about 100 Million living in a region with an area of 640 square miles.



My interest is taking photos of what is happening on the streets. I like taking candid shots of people, buildings, roads, and other subjects, mostly in the city.  I take photos, sometimes, while driving… The traffic is so slow during rush hours here in the Metro of the Philippines that you can do snap shots while on the road because you’re in a complete stop most of the times.  I take photos wherever I am… As long as there is something that interests me. 🙂

Please do visit my Facebook page: http://facebook.com/photoniompong

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  1. I did not know there is a similarity between Philipinian Tagalog” and Indonesian’s “Bahasa”.

    I try to write some blogposts about the Philipines.
    I had some pupils from there.
    And some of my blogfriends have a connection with the Philipines.

    Kind regards,

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    1. Filipinos, prior to the invasion of Spaniards in the 15th century, were mostly of indo-malay descent. I believe more than 50% of Tagalog had its roots from Bahasa. 🙂


  2. Hi Ompong! Thank you for checking out my blog! I am happy to meet you here. And I am truly looking forward to seeing photos of my motherland! : ) Great photos by the way!!!! Thank you : )

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      1. my pleasure, and you are most welcome.
        i like the idea of you doing photography from your car and capture whatever you observe there and then while waiting for the manila traffic to clear, so raw and fresh. have a good weekend.
        thank you for following my blog.

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  3. Hello there Ompong, kumusta na ang ating Pilipinas? Maraming salamat sa mga likes at comment na iniwan mo…you made my day! Thank you for following my blog and I’m also looking forward to seeing more post from you! Regards….

    ~ mary jane

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    1. Hi Mary Jane.. Ganun pa rin ang Pilipinas, deep in a system that makes corruption a way of life in our government. Though we are slowly rising, the unemployment rate is still high at about 25% as of year ending 2014. Marami pa rin ang mga walang trabaho.
      It’s great to meet you here… Looking forward as well to your posts. 🙂

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  4. About my last coment: I said it ’cause I don’t know if you are interested in a blog about books and writing in spanish. Maybe it was confuse the fact the blog linked in my user name (when I post a comment) is useenbooks instead of naialmah.

    Well, I don’t know if it’s make sense hahaha. Hope you understand my poor english :p
    And like I said, nice to meet you 🙂 (and sorry for all these comments)

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    1. That’s okay… And no worries about your comments and English. I’m a Filipino and we had Spanish as one of our subjects in highschool. Though I forgot most of what I learned… 🙂
      It’s great to meet you here… 🙂

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      1. By the way, the blog where I post pictures is naialmah.wordpress.com (the world trough my eyes). The other one (unseenbooks) is about books, but I write it in spanish.

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