I’m coming home from a day trip to Pampanga, an excursion which involved a lot of eating and taking photos and was organized by Asus. We spent most of the afternoon familiarizing ourselves with the Asus Nexus 7 and the Asus Vivo book, the former being one of the best Android tablets I’ve tried and the latter the first Windows 8 tablet I’ve tried.

I mostly used the Nexus 7, the challenge being to use its camera, a FRONT-FACING 1.2MP number, to take good shots in and around the Prado Farms. How do you do that when either you shoot your photo with your head in the frame, or, you shoot blindly?

The answer? Skills. And a lot of body English.

Here are my shots.

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Up or down, perspective is always relative.

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Some windows are meant to be looked at, rather than looked into.

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Like a magician's trick, the magic of a parol is in the unseen, what lies behind cover.

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Bicycle repair is best when you squeeze in a few yoga stretches in between.

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And some squats.

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Traditions are better if they're made by hand.

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Bespoke is always best.

Not so shabby, methinks! This just proves what superstar photographer Chase Jarvis keeps saying: the best camera is the one that’s with you.

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