Philippines


Kyo Ritu Art Cosplay Photostudio

There was a time when Web publishing was the exclusive province of only the geekiest of geeks, those who could write code and set up servers. Now anyone with an Internet connection can blog. There was a time when broadcasting was the exclusive province of only the wealthiest of media moguls, those who could hire actors and set up studios. Now anyone with a webcam can broadcast themselves on YouTube.

In the Philippines, there was a time when cosplay was the exclusive province of only the most hardcore of otaku, those who could craft costumes and set up photoshoots. That time has come to an end. This week saw the opening of Kyo Ritu Art Digital Photography and Cosplay Photostudio, the first cosplay photostudio in the Philippines. That’s right, folks: now anyone can unleash their inner otaku and become a cosplayer for a day. Click here to continue reading “Kyo Ritu Art Cosplay Photostudio”…

Google Helps Hurricane Ketsana Victims in the Philippines

Google Maps shows the aftermath of Hurricane Ketsana in the Philippines.

Google Maps shows the aftermath of Hurricane Ketsana in the Philippines.

For a Silicon Valley giant, Google demonstrates a remarkably worldwide viewpoint. The Mountain View powerhouse has set up a landing page compiling information for anyone who wants to help the victims of Hurricane Ketsana in the Philippines (known as Typhoon Ondoy in that country). Click here to continue reading “Google Helps Hurricane Ketsana Victims in the Philippines”…