thanks to my sister Lall and my friends Diane and Ken for my flickr pro accounts
I'm a brother to Jack, husband to adlaw and father to Cacing

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    _davidh_ says:

    "Geez, what can one say now that hasn't already been said?! Farl's photostrream is full of brilliant photos and great information. He brings us a unique view of another part of the world and with his detailed narrative, provides an insightful glimpse into different cultures and customs. And wait til you meet Cacing!! Farl's love for his family is reflected in the eyes of his cheeky faced baby daughter!
    Thanks mate, you're an inspiration"

    September 18th, 2008

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    Sayid Budhi says:

    "I know Farl from flickr last year, and his work very artistic.., he was teach me so manything about photograph...., i tell to him everytime upload my new photo, and he always give me some critiques and advice me until my capture better than before.

    Dear My GURU Farl : your work leaves me breathless in a visual wake of by gone times "
    "I only capture what beauty I see.
    You create beauty."
    great work GURU...
    Best REGARD to your wife and my little Cacing also, she's growing up, cute and to be new candidat of Photographer for next feature...

    Doc Budie

    September 14th, 2008

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    katamari says:

    "such a busy man, such a creative man, and such a kind man for someone i have never met, and may never meet, in person. never a sub-par or uninteresting image out of you, and a life that is filled with work and travel and family, yet you find time to make generous comments on my silly snapshots. thank you for showing me the world, and your home, the place where i was born. i am proud, pleased and humbled, all at once, to know that there are people like you in this world."

    April 23rd, 2008

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    theboyfrombluesea says:

    "I haven't met Farl in person yet. I saw his stream here in flickr a year a go and he's the one who inspired me to develop my passion in photography. His works are truly fantastic! No doubt about them!
    And he still is, my mentor, my idol and one of the best friend here in flickr.
    Farl, you are the master!
    Thank you so much for sharing your world with us!

    Maraming salamat!

    March 31st, 2008

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    alvinj88 says:

    "Master Farl, the master lightwriter. I bow to you!"

    March 10th, 2008

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    inquisitive tax says:

    "When I grow up I want to be like Farl. ha ha
    Brilliant artist!"

    December 20th, 2007

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    dynamic eye says:

    "I don't know how I have overlooked writing a testimonial for Farl for so long. He's one of the finest photographers and best contact friends I've known on Flickr for a very long time. Keep shooting Farl!"

    September 30th, 2007

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    inconclusive mind says:

    "God is God, Farl is Farl.

    Farl may not shoot as good as God could, but do view his photos -- for that is as close as you could literally see pictures of heaven while you are still alive...

    Who knows, you might soon end up in hell. BWUAHAHAHA!"

    August 29th, 2007

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    Bill Lollar says:

    "It has been amazing to follow your Flickr stream over the past year! I feel like I have traveled the world, particularly your home country, with the eyes of a Flickr Ninja Master. Thanks for documenting your on-going journey."

    June 19th, 2007

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    Joachim Guanzon says:

    "i admire farl's work with a passion. keep the photos coming! and may the powers from above grant you a longer life se we can all be blessed to partake of your art."

    April 10th, 2007

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    Semmi says:

    "Haven't I dropped several words about Farl? Gee, I have known this man and admired him for much more than a year. Aw, I know the reason - I just stared at his heavenly photos, read his clever words, and learned a lot. Thank you, pal!"

    March 29th, 2007

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    bhisham says:

    ""Not only are his photos beautiful, they are intelligent and educating. Beauties with brains""

    March 26th, 2007

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    betterthanezra says:

    "Flickr in a human package."

    February 27th, 2007

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    Aawara says:

    "Some of the most beautiful and amazing photos are to be seen on his excellent photostream. Everyone will be able to learn to take better photographs after viewing these sets.
    Farl is a super photographer. He got a brilliant talent as you can see that in his great pics. I love his compositions."

    February 16th, 2007

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    Jenroy says:

    "I'm a newbie here in Flickr and 'Kuya Farl' (as I would fondly call him) was the first one I gravitated to. He's very friendly and oh so generous in sharing his knowledge in photography. To me, he is one of the greatest storytellers here in Flickr...that is, through his pictures. His pictures speak to people, and I am entranced...I 'listen' to what his pictures want to impart. I've never looked at life the same way eversince. That's why I love him! Muwaaaah! Love you kuya Farl!"

    January 27th, 2007

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    jeridaking says:

    "It takes a bit of time to find the right words that would appropriately describe the incomparable talent this man from Mactan possess.
    I hope these three will do… FARL IS FLICKR.

    Thank you for showing us the grandeur of 5th avenue, the amazing lights of times square and the labyrinth of subways in NYC.
    Thank you for letting us ride with you through the deltas of Vietnam and the seaweed farms in Bali.
    Thank you for letting us experience the coldness of winter in Maine, the majesty of France and the rich colors of Denmark and Norway.
    Thank you for reminding us of our rich traditions and customs. For letting us realize how wonderful our country is and how beautiful the Filipino people are.
    And lastly, thank you for amazing us with your beautiful long exposures and for teaching us the art of showing movement through this still and unmoving medium.

    You are such an inspiration to all of us.
    Its really nice to know that wherever you are going, you are taking us with you…..

    Asa naman sad ta sunod Master???"

    January 6th, 2007

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    Woodypix says:

    "Farl is almost Flickr:
    his work - from The Phillipines as from all other places he travels - is of of high quality, very inspired and his comments on other member's work is always very to the point and never standard. To me he is like a Flickr guide."

    January 3rd, 2007

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    SgtRock333 says:

    "Endlessly beautiful imagery from near and far... it fills you with a rewarding wanderlust. Inspiring."

    December 30th, 2006

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    gumbootspearlz creations - June Perkins says:

    "Farl has been very generous to so many people by taking the time to comment on our photographs and when you see the quality of his photos and the amount of flickr traffic you will appreciate what I mean.

    I absolutely love visiting his photostream not just for the photographs but for the thoughful cultural commentary with many of them and the photography tips. Thanks Farl for making flickr such a great place to be."

    December 10th, 2006

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    Olaer / Elmer Anthony says:

    "A friend once said
    "go to Cebu and see the world."

    It is true, it has happen to me
    and to several friends of mine.

    With Farl, its a similar story.
    He is from Cebu.
    But through his lens you can see the world.
    And a BEAUTIFUL WORLD at that.

    Farl, thanks for promoting the Philippines.


    November 22nd, 2006

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    abiding adjustment says:

    "farl, is not only a great southeast asia tourism promoter with his unique vision and indepth storytelling, but he is also a first class world ambassador! the flickrverse would not be where it is today, without "masters" like farley. go ahead and bookmark him as a contact. you will never be disappointed to find an over abundance of wisdom and magic being shared thru his stream!"

    November 17th, 2006

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    thats_so_meta says:

    "Your photos are indeed amazing and fantastic! They're all my favorites and I can't choose just one."

    November 3rd, 2006

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    c.zwerg says:

    "Farl was one of my very first contacts on flickr - and I'm glad to have him as a friend in my (flickr-)life ;-) Not only are his photos so wonderful, excellent and inspiring but he's also always supportive, kind and caring! His passion for life, nature and culture always shines through in his photos and every day I'm looking forward to see something new in his photostream! I learned a lot from Farl about Photography and different cultures and countries and I have to thank him a lot for that - Farl, you're the best!!!"

    October 14th, 2006

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    Invisible Ink Web Designs says:

    "His photography is, quite simply, inspiring. It has reignited my desire to go out and get some absolutely stunning landscapes. I'd got bored with shooting landscapes to be honest and I was concentrating on more depressing industrial stuff and portraits, but Farl has made me realise how much you can actually do with them if you're able to think creatively. Absolutely amazing, I'm so glad I stumbled across his pics. Thank you very much Farl and best of luck!"

    September 20th, 2006

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    sergeant killjoy says:

    "There are simply no words for this man and his talent. I adore his colorful photos and his insightful narratives to go along with his beautiful shots. He is one of the greatest!"

    September 12th, 2006

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    moriza says:

    "I love his picture, his insights and his personality. He is such a smart man with huge artistic talents. I am lucky to have spent time with the man in person, to have seen him in action with his rebel. Farl is my friend."

    September 12th, 2006

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    born19june says:

    "Farl's is a great gem in photography. His work is brilliant and his very own eyes always catured the best. I for one envied his skilled and his style of taking pictures. He's good and his vision is supernatural. Keep up the good work."

    September 12th, 2006

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    IndoRecipe says:

    "am happy our paths crossed, Farl! this way I could get to see more and more beautiful places, interesting places and people, differ world to my own and all those are thanks to your shots!

    good job!!!"

    September 6th, 2006

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    Nutaroonie says:

    "I consider myself to be very lucky that I have Farl as one of my contacts, otherwise all my favourites would be full of his!
    Farl not only captures wonderful images, he also gives a pleasant little description of his photographs so you can properly emerge yourself in them.

    “People without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots” Farls photos represent a tree with roots firmly in the ground!!!

    Its always a pleasure seeing a new upload from Farl in my contacts stream."

    September 5th, 2006

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    dragonhead says:

    reading Farl's photos is like having a journey as you are really there.

    As a great photographer, you must also be a good traveler. so that you could always shoot the respresent culture or scenery for that area or country. Farl's photos tell me he did it well.

    Farl gives me inspiration when i was exausted in shooting. unlike other photoprapher, he got his style- Farl's style."

    August 31st, 2006

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    Ollie girl says:

    "I love the warmth in Farl's photos. Yes, of course! They are always gorgeous photos, well done, technically fine... but what draws me in are the stories, the people, the culture, and the warmth. There is a very wise "old soul" living within this young photographer. Your photos are heart, family, color, and everyday life. I learn things when I visit your photostream. Thank you for letting me visit your world through your eyes."

    August 23rd, 2006

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    spiffy show says:

    "If the average picture can paint a thousand words...
    Farl's photos can do a whole lot more!
    Each shot from his camera is a sure hit!
    Every picture has a potential to be somebody else's fave...
    Keep it up bro..."

    August 22nd, 2006

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    awake breath says:

    "One of the flickr's best..."

    August 17th, 2006

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    Miek37 says:

    "His photo's allways bring a smile on my face because they tell me that besides all the sh*t that's happening on this planet, it still is a beautifull world."

    July 9th, 2006

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    economic angle says:

    "master farl, from the title already farl is a great photographer,
    buotan(good in cebuano), maau ug fotography(good at photography)...master farl saludo ko sa mga works nimo! ^_^"

    June 17th, 2006

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    Cafeman@Twn says:

    "His work needs no introduction. Many before me have left wondeful testimonials already. When browsing through his sets, whether it's the amazingly "Bantayan" or "Favs", you can't help wondering where he got all the inspirations from, the pics are just amazing, particularly the night shots. His work is one of those reasons that you kept on coming back to flickr...."

    June 11th, 2006

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    1stknoell says:

    "Farl is one of the great people on the planet!"

    June 4th, 2006

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    chivalrous smile says:

    "Lots of information, great teacher here in flickr. Superb kodaker! hehe."

    May 30th, 2006

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    sandal light says:

    "Farl is a talented all round photographer and a true gentleman. He has a really good eye for a great subject matter and composition. He is also a friendly and supportive presence in the flickr universe.
    Keep up the excellent work mate! Cheers!"

    May 28th, 2006

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    purring soda says:

    "Farl, youre really are full of informations, and your shots are interesting, very impressive, and I'm enjoying learning your photographs of the different places around the world including its historical background, I'm starting to love history. hehehehe!! More power to you Sr. Farl.."

    May 25th, 2006

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    bingbing says:

    "Genius. Super. Idol."

    May 16th, 2006

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    obtainable holiday says:

    "A really nice person who helps anyone in need. A wonderful and passionate photographer."

    May 13th, 2006

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    giant stitch says:

    "Inspirational and Imformative !

    A QUALITY man taking QUALITY shots !

    please keep sharing your amazing advetures with us
    hugs, kazzie"

    April 18th, 2006

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    FranK!eCa! says:

    "He's the walking Philippine encyclopedia who showed to the world the Philippines that only a few can see."

    April 11th, 2006

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    Pasko. says:

    "Although I don't know you Farl, but Tita has shown me lots of great photos taken by YOU! You got great eyes, I am not a photographer but I can tell which pictures are great or not. Keep shooting and have a nice one. Cheers Pasko."

    April 7th, 2006

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    TheGreenEye says:

    "I don't have to travel around. I don't have to read books about the beauty and culture of Asia. When I look to Farl's pictures and I read his comments I feel happy. He gives to me that I can see some places of our wonderful blue planet through the eyes of a very kind and open hearted man.That's beautiful!That's the spirit of flickr!Thank you!"

    April 5th, 2006

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    nathan_dlreyes says:

    "One of the best photography teachers i have (not) met : )"

    April 4th, 2006

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    Robin Thom says:

    "A man with a perceptive eye. :-)"

    April 3rd, 2006

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    Nav A. says:

    "you are too handsome to be a proffessor.
    you are one of the happiest people i know on flickr.
    i am impressed with our lifestyle... you have shots from everywhere. africa north america europe south asia..

    you are a real motivation and inspiration.
    Flickr is flickr because of farl.
    nice shot."

    March 17th, 2006

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    misty rice says:

    "farl,truly an icon in flickr,he is one multi-talented filipino to ever grace the streams on this side of the shore..
    am proud of you kabayan!
    ..keep up the great werks!"

    February 24th, 2006

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    Brian Catacutan says:

    "Always a consumate professional. His photostream always reveals something great about his travels and his personality. I'm glad to have added you as a friend and look forward to seeing more of your world class photographs. Plus....Farl writes the best captions : D"

    February 23rd, 2006

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    Jen Murray (tollerSCREAM) says:

    "A trip to his photostream is a sort of mini-vacation. I actually like to hold off looking during the week until I am able to make my way through, reading, learning, and absorbing what he has shared through his photos and their stories. Until Farl, it had been several years since I had traveled. For this traveler, Farl is a a gift."

    February 20th, 2006

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    bLooPhynix says:

    "what he sees and captures through the camera lens, i could feel them coming straight from his heart. *bLoo's heart melting*

    hooray for humanity and brotherhood!

    farl, i said it before and i shall say it again: when i grow up i want to be just like you..."

    January 28th, 2006

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    primarita says:

    "I have to agree that Farl is inspiring, but he also makes me want to put my camera down because he's so good..haha! His comments are always lovely, make me want to go out and check if my eyes were as good as his. He appreciates people who comment on his photos as much as he appreciates their photos. So yeah, people love his photos, and they love his incredible observation of cultures, places and peoples that I'm sure has opened many eyes.
    And of course, he managed to be the first person I ever gave a testimonial to in flickr!

    Maligayang Pasko, Farl!"

    December 15th, 2005

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    Eric Setiawan says:

    "I love all his photos. Farl have a pair of good eyes for good colors, seeing unbelievable people's expression, have a sense of perfect timing, good places and plenty of lucks every photographer need :) Farl is also a good friend to talk to (on Flickr, I've never met him). I learn so much from him. Thanks a lot Farl!"

    December 14th, 2005

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    estan says:

    "Inveterate world traveller with a keen eye for color, people and places. His photos are always rich in prose, descriptions that makes one understand and appreciate it better. A full bloodied Cebuano!"

    November 30th, 2005

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    amazing protest says:

    "I'd rather say his photographs as his joy rather than his work. He's taking a shot like a doing some joy in our finite world. Enjoying his joy, like we're enjoying the song's from Jimmy Cliff called "I can see clearly now".

    So, that's Farl for me. He brings the clearly mind and feel to take everything as clear as the joy itself. Unbelievable."

    November 29th, 2005

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    Gerald Yuvallos says:

    "An artist and a historian, this guy is the perfect photographer. His stories are enough reasons to visit his stream, but his photos makes it more exciting."

    November 29th, 2005

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    full lace says:

    "Farl produces such beautiful pictures taken with great observation. I also love that he gives honest yet encouraging comments to other potential photographers *coughs*. He's such a fantastic photographer. Keep it coming Farl!"

    November 19th, 2005

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    richardr says:

    "Farl's photos are a fascinating window into details of life in places like Indonesia and the Philippines. Much as travel does, his photos can be said to educate and broaden the mind. This is one of the most colourful, informative and varied photostreams that I know of."

    November 15th, 2005

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    manu_antigua says:

    "hey..i like yur fotos..haha thanks for leaving me comments..and i hope 2 travel as much as you one day..hehe"

    November 14th, 2005

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    MaryamSaqer says:

    "Hmmm what can i say ~ the best thing about u is ur lovely and honest comments =)

    and i really really like ur photos Man!
    they are so nice.. keep it up ~

    Green~ aYomy"

    October 31st, 2005

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    Pinklaine says:

    "Farl_ is a person with an enormous and amazing talent. A man with such great passion for arts in the field of photography, a traveller that recounts various cultures from accoss the world and thus leads you to places right infront of our very own eyes...through his outstanding masterpieces with such excellent captions. On the other side of Farl, he is a generous person, thoughtful, inspiring with such great word power...and has a kind heart...a heart as pure as a precious gem...he is a precious friend indeed, and a friend to be treasured for a lifetime. :o)"

    October 20th, 2005

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    delicious silver says:

    "I am so glad that I met Farl over flickr. His energy and passion for life is inspirational and contagious. In a world far from being perfect, it is refreshing to see someone who truly lives to see, explore, and communicate.

    Thank you, Farl. Take your wings and fly."

    October 19th, 2005

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    hokulea says:

    "farl is a friendly filipino flickr aficionado whose phenomenal photos can force the faint-of-heart to fawn, flutter, even fervently self-flaggelate. his fantastic knack for felicitous flattery is by no means false, sometimes florid, yet always full of flair.

    i’ve followed farl from fatima to fresno since the first flickr’d photo, and have found a photog who’s simply impossible to forget."

    October 15th, 2005

April 2005
the Island of Mactan, Cebu, Philippines
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