Langyaw March 2009

Langyaw March 2009 issue

E-magazine? Maybe or maybe not but, do check this downloadable PDF out!

E-magazine? Maybe or maybe not but, do check this downloadable PDF out!

Summer is here and it’s vacation time for must of us Filipinos. Beaches, trips out of town, Batanes, Sagada… Sometimes, we’re just hardpressed on what to do during this hot and humid months.

Following my two part post on 10 things to do this summer, this downloadable PDF version, an e-magazine, if you like to call it, is now available.

It’s FREE!!!

I’ve always thought of making an e-magazine version of select themes or posts of this blog and, while I’m not sure if this can be called as such, this might be a start in that direction. Preparing this was exciting and I have labored nights for the last few days, selecting and post processing images, edited the text as well as layout using Adobe InDesign CS3.

Some Q & A:

Is this download different from the two part posts? No, it’s just the same list but I’ve used additional images that you would want to see. I’ve also edited some parts of the text to make it more readable and concise. What’s more, as this is a downloadable PDF file, you can browse it offline with your tablet/Ipad or smartphone.

Why is this free? Is there a catch? Well, I want to distribute it to as many people as possible, even those who are not subscribed to my blogs. No, there’s no catch. Just click on the link below and download away.

Can readers distribute it too other than downloading it here? Yes, of course. The more people who can benefit from this, the better and I do encourage readers who have downloaded this one to send it to their friends and family. Or they can also link to this post in their blog.

How many images and what places are covered? The e-magazine consists of 25 beautiful images from 19 places in 11 provinces plus Singapore and Hongkong. If you have downloaded this one, please do drop me a line by filling in the comment form below or sending me an email via the contact form. I would want to hear your feedback and suggestions.

Sample page 1

Sample page 1

Sample page 2

Sample page 2

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Estan Cabigas is freelance photographer, blogger and writer based in Makati City, the Philippines. A true blue Cebuano, he makes stunning images and meaningful photo stories. His work has been published in local and international publications including National Geographic Magazine, Geo (Germany), Sunday Times Magazine (London) and other publications. He is also a peripatetic traveler and has traveled to all 81 Philippines provinces. I'm open for work, collaborations and inquiries, including hotel, restaurant and site features and reviews.


  1. Langyaw March 2009 issue | Binary Silver
    March 19, 2009 @ 17:44

    […] on the heels of my blogpost at, I am making available this downloadable PDF for readers of my various blogs. Entitled 10 Things to […]

  2. The Islander
    March 19, 2009 @ 18:20

    wow! for absolutely free???

    ill have my download… thanks.

  3. estan
    March 19, 2009 @ 18:28

    o bai, libre jud kaayo. hehehe

  4. nina
    March 19, 2009 @ 23:53

    Lovely magazine, Estan! Comment lang, some of the text over the photos are hard to read. Maybe you can put a solid background under the text, and just lower the opacity, para at least kita pa rin yun photo sa likod πŸ˜€

  5. Farl
    March 20, 2009 @ 8:19

    just downloaded my copy. thanks! can’t wait to read it.

  6. estan
    March 20, 2009 @ 8:25

    Nina, I’ll keep that in mind. Thanx for the suggestion πŸ™‚

  7. dong ho
    March 20, 2009 @ 11:34

    astig to!

  8. Nomadic Pinoy
    March 22, 2009 @ 1:01

    What a great work! Anyone in the Philippines ought to follow at least one of your top 10 things to do this summer. BTW, is that Bomod-ok Falls in your cover?

  9. estan
    March 22, 2009 @ 23:00

    Nomadic Pinoy, thanx for the visit. Hope you enjoy this one. The cover is Bomod-ok Falls in Sagada. There’s a note at the second page πŸ™‚

  10. Marnie
    March 24, 2009 @ 10:03

    Wow! Ang galing mo talaga, Estan! πŸ™‚

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  12. J
    March 25, 2009 @ 16:20

    Looks good Stan! Congratulations! πŸ™‚

  13. ellesig
    March 25, 2009 @ 21:07

    πŸ™ im not on my laptop,.

    πŸ™‚ salamat nga pala sa comment!

  14. Greza
    March 26, 2009 @ 1:05

    Wow! Learning InDesign ha. πŸ™‚
    Got a few comments though.
    I’ll email it to you na lang.

    Will be doing #s 4 to 7 starting this Saturday.
    Food-tripping my way to Ilocos. πŸ™‚

  15. estan
    March 26, 2009 @ 14:53

    @Marnie, @J maraming salamat πŸ™‚

    @Greza, yep, learning. Paki email na lang. I really would like to improve this one. You’re comment will be very much helpful πŸ™‚ O kabalo ko nga magilocos mo. ayo ayo na lang πŸ™‚

  16. Toni
    April 8, 2009 @ 12:38


    Nice work. Great “viral” way to show your portfolio.


  17. estan
    April 9, 2009 @ 13:19

    toni, thanx πŸ™‚

  18. Gomi
    April 18, 2009 @ 10:05

    Hehe, great idea! Maybe I’ll try this out one time.

  19. estan
    April 20, 2009 @ 22:50

    gomi, you should. I know you’ll do it better than me. I just love your designs πŸ™‚

  20. jun.anteola
    April 21, 2009 @ 0:24

    i’ve downloaded this, Estan. thank you! this is inspiring. i’m sharing this to friends and family. πŸ™‚

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  22. lakwatsera de primera
    February 5, 2010 @ 12:31

    Ang ganda! I just downloaded it, thank u po, very timely now that summer is fast approaching.

  23. Suroy Pilipinas
    September 15, 2010 @ 13:24

    i discovered this wonderful blog only recently. i wish i could visit the places you featured here…salamat ani bai!

  24. estan
    September 16, 2010 @ 0:14

    @suroy, thanx bai πŸ™‚

  25. Ada
    December 10, 2010 @ 21:53

    Downloading πŸ˜€ pala yung isang blog na nakita kong blogspot hehe. Nalito ako LELs.

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