Tokyo In Winter with Kids

We were really itching to go traveling one last time before my wife gets too far into her pregnancy to get on a plane. I was so glad that we chose to go to Japan again (we went earlier this year as well) since it’s a relatively short trip from Manila and so easy to … Continue reading

Metro Home & Entertaining: The Road Less Traveled

It’s been awhile. 🙂 Metro Home & Entertaining‘s latest issue has published my trip to Japan with my family. Please pick it up at your nearest bookstore or on Zinio.   The Road Less Traveled There is more to cherry blossom season in Japan words and photographs by jar concengco (Directory of links at the … Continue reading

A Ride Through Ho Chi Minh City

My article and photos of our recent Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam trip was published in Metro Home & Entertaining Magazine. So happy to see some of my travel photos in the magazine and get to write about it too.   A Ride Through Ho Chi Minh City Text and Photography: Jar Concengco I’ve never ridden a motorcycle … Continue reading

Metro Home & Entertaining: Casa San Miguel

It’s 2016! Happy new year! I wanted to start my year by posting a shoot I enjoyed a lot in the later part of 2015. Metro Home & Entertaining Magazine started producing a section called Nesting that I love reading and (when given the opportunity) photographing. Managing Editor Anna Rosete is passionate about producing this … Continue reading

My favorite spots in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

I’ve always loved Vietnamese food and coffee. So I don’t know why it took this long for me to visit the country. The similarities between Saigon (as Ho Chi Minh City is still called) and Manila are comforting and familiar. The thin buildings (which remind me of Singapore shophouses), the marathon of motorbikes on the roads, … Continue reading