Category Archive: Human Spirit

Seize the day

“This is the beginning of a new day. You have been given this day to use as you will. You can waste it or use it for good. What you do today is… Continue reading

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Lady in the forest

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.” ~ Albert Einstein

Beach therapy

“My soul is full of longing For the secret of the sea, And the heart of the great ocean Sends a thrilling pulse through me.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Plant your seeds

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Thank you from the Filipino people

Survival after the storm “Faith is not simply a patience that passively suffers until the storm is past. Rather, it is a spirit that bears things – with resignations, yes, but above all,… Continue reading

What lies within us

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Serenity in the garden

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” ~ Helen Keller

Journey of life

“It’s funny how, in this journey of life, even though we may begin at different times and places, our paths cross with others so that we may share our love, compassion, observations, and hope. This is a design of God that I appreciate and cherish.”
― Steve Maraboli,

Know what you want

“Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed.” ―… Continue reading

Oh the places you will go!

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are… Continue reading

Wake up and smile

“Waking up this morning, I smile.  Twenty-four brand new hours are before me.  I vow to live fully in each moment.” ~ Thích Nhất Hạnh

Light a small world

“No matter how small we are or what color we might be; Like a small candle, we all can produce the same light. Spread light with your thoughts, words and actions. It’s a dark world… and you are here to create light.”

Be tough enough to follow a dream

“If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” ― Rosalynn Carter

Bayugyug: proudly Dabawenyo

“Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice: It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” ~ William Jennings Bryan

Be happy today!

“I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today,… Continue reading

Fear Factor: Palawan’s Tamilok

Perhaps it was the rainy season that drove me crazily to do it, but I felt the revolting prospect was worth the dare. My host brought me to Kinabuch Bar & Grill, a… Continue reading

Here kitty, kitty

“Each of us must confront our own fears, must come face to face with them. How we handle our fears will determine where we go with the rest of our lives. To experience… Continue reading

Fish catch

“Opportunities are everywhere and so you must always let your hook be hanging. When you least expect it, a great fish will swim by.” ~ Og Mandino

Bagobo kids

“Making one person smile can change the world – maybe not the whole world, but their world.” Bagobo Kids Tibolo Tribal Village © Jojie Alcantara Foot of Mount Apo, Barangay Tibolo, Davao del… Continue reading

Wandering Child

“I know not how I may seem to others, but to myself I am but a small child wandering upon the vast shores of knowledge, every now and then finding a small bright… Continue reading

Kids of Hope Photo Exhibit

KIDS OF HOPE A photo exhibit by Jojie Alcantara (with guest photographers) For the benefit of House of Hope, Davao Children’s Cancer Fund Inc. http://www.kidsofhope.org/ To be announced soon. * * * *… Continue reading

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    'Kodaker' was our funny old slang for a photographer back when it was the popular brand. I actually do workshops for Canon. : )

    A proud Filipina from Davao City (Dabawenya) I write a column for two newspapers. I shoot and write for travel magazines, blogs, and companies. My crazy adventures turned me into a photographer. I am also a nutcase artist who paints and draws caricatures.

    As a solo traveler, I have strange habits of hoarding funny signs, Asian horror films, weird artifacts and 80s memorabilia (MJ is my pop idol). This blog is the Scene Stealer, because I quietly capture candid scenes of humanity and surreal visions of nature (living in a magical world).

    As a photojournalist, I love aerial, travel and culture in exploring destinations. Now a semi-retired TV host, I do product endorsements on the side. This blog features my artistic life, with the help of inspirational quotes. My published articles are in another blog.

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