BENCH Romances by Shaira Luna

  Few can capture feels like photographer Shaira Luna. From a heartfelt ménage à trois to a dad doting on his daughter, our girl Shaira has summoned many big emotions through her shoots for BENCH BLOG. To celebrate the love month, we asked the gifted photographer to pack even bigger and wilder heart, the only […]

That Day with Dad

  Words by Marga Buenaventura Dads may not always know best. They’re the ones who let us eat too much ice cream, sneak in an extra hour of TV on a school night, or mess up our party clothes at the playground. Our dads may usually be in charge of play, but there are times […]

In the Clutch

As vehicles used for surveillance, escape, or a deathly drive-by, cars in film certainly give us a rush. Inspired by Gosling in Drive and McQueen in The Getaway, certified pilot and erstwhile racer Ernie Miranda turns out top-gear thrills in this series shot by Shaira Luna. A garage becomes the suspenseful setting for a dicey deal […]

The Aquarium

With all the rain we’ve been experiencing lately, we may as well be living underwater. At least our dreary cityscape can be traded for a view more remarkable, as can be seen at the Manila Ocean Park. An escape from flooded streets, the Oceanarium’s clear tubes and tanks reveal manta rays gliding gracefully above schools of […]