Category Archive: Poetry

Lady in the Forest 2

“Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively; unless you can choose a challenge instead of competence.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt About… Continue reading

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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

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

Never stop yourself from living

“Life is painful and messed up. It gets complicated at the worst of times, and sometimes you have no idea where to go or what to do. Lots of times people just let… Continue reading

Heavenly Lilies

“If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full… Continue reading

Lotus at sunrise

“Creativity is essentially a lonely art. An even lonelier struggle. To some a blessing. To others a curse. It is in reality the ability to reach inside yourself and drag forth from your… Continue reading

Promise Yourself

Promise Yourself To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet. To make all your friends feel that there… Continue reading

Transient

*transient. 1. a: passing especially quickly into and out of existence 2. not lasting, enduring, or permanent; transitory. 3. lasting only a short time; existing briefly; temporary: transient authority.

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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, and other commissioned projects. 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 despite hard times).

    As a photojournalist, I love aerial, travel and culture in exploring destinations. Now a semi-retired TV host, I endorse products on the side and do charity works. This blog features my artistic journey, with inspirational quotes. My published articles are in another blog.

    All photos are mine unless otherwise stated. I only wish for respect, permission and courtesy in photo credits. Thank you.

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    The Chapel of St.Joseph the Worker (Chapel of the Angry Christ) was built inside the Victorias Milling Compound by the family to serve the spiritual needs of its employees.  The avante garde at first caused controversy because the artists created a different depiction of Christ and Filipinized the saints with brown skinned colors and costumes. Today it is regarded as a pioneer in Philippine religious icon art. Visit Victorias, Negros Occidental. Casa Mariquit is a 200-year old house surrounded by banyan trees built for Mariquit Javellana Lopez by her father Ramon Javellana when she eloped with Fernando Lopez at 16. Fernando Lopez became a Senator and Vice President of the Philippines. Open for a "look but don't touch" tour inside, look for caretaker Bonbon. From Bacolod to Iloilo food trip... talaba po kayo diyan?? Me and my editor @saestremera and a couple of photobombers in a boat bound for Iloilo