Sketches from Hanoi

These are five-minute sketches I made during my visit in Hanoi, Vietnam on November 23-25, 2017. I had a wonderful stay in the country and would like to share these with you.

Here’s my sketch of the Hoan Kiem Lake and the Tortoise Pagoda

Hanoi1But the highlight of my visit is the boat ride at Tam Coc river, a two-hour drive from Hanoi.


Another sketch of the river while the others were doing the bike tour.



Sketches from Baguio

Here are another “five-minute sketches” during my stay in Baguio last November 13-15, 2017 and November 27-28, 2017.

Here is a sketch of “Lolo Dad” with her granddaughter after breakfast at Pines and Country Steaks and Waffles.

Baguio1An unfinished sketch of a bridge at the Botanical Garden


A sketch of my colleague-mentor while working at the hotel after breakfast.


Sketches from Tuguegarao

The past two months, I was frequently travelling both for work and leisure. Thus, I could not really draw that much and post a lot. However, I managed to make several five-minute sketches. Most were done whenever I get a lull time from my planned activities. I will call these sketches the “five minute” series. The first one I did was when I was in Seoul last August (see:

Today, I’m sharing with you several five-minute sketches last October when I was at Tuguegarao City, Cagayan for work.


Sitting by the pool during my stay at Las Palmas de San Jose Hotel at Tuguegarao City


Flowers hanging on the wall.

The Fisherman

Four years ago, on this day, I made this editorial cartoon with a caption, ““He who wants to catch a BIG FISH, must ALSO start fishing at his OWN POND”.

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The fisherman is no longer fishing, but it looks like there is a new fisherman in town wanting to catch the “opposition”.