It used to be the New Philippines

Trivia:  It used to be called the New Philippines. Named by CEDAM International as “One of the Seven Underwater Wonders of the World”, this country lies 1000km (600 miles) east of  the Philippines… Continue reading

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Reload 013: Love, Peace and Unity

RELOAD,  REFRESH, RESTART  013 -  It’s what we do in our computers. So with life, we take a break.  If all else fails, REFORMAT.  This clip has been reposted and viewed a million… Continue reading

WordPresser goes on brave mission to overcome agoraphobia

Originally posted on WordPress.com News:
For nearly thirty years, ArLynn Presser avoided leaving her neighborhood in Winnetka, Illinois, as she would experience debilitating anxiety and panic attacks when visiting public places and…

Live in a space of thankfulness

“I live in the space of thankfulness – and I have been rewarded a million times over for it. I started out giving thanks for small things, and the more thankful I became,… Continue reading

Use your personal power

“You are innately designed to use your personal power. When you don’t, you experience a sense of helplessness, paralysis, and depression-which is your clue that something is not working as it could. You,… Continue reading

Born unique

“All men and women are born, live suffer and die; what distinguishes us one from another is our dreams, whether they be dreams about worldly or unworldly things, and what we do to… Continue reading

Reload 012: Heejun Han High (Top 24)

Heejun Han, the adorable Korean guy I am smitten with right from his first audition, makes it through (of course, I wasn’t surprised, I had the leakage in my past post, remember). Here’s… Continue reading

Beautiful people do not just happen out of the blue

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation,… Continue reading

My magic lens

“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish,… Continue reading

In the soul of a child

“No one has yet fully realized the wealth of sympathy, kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.” ~… Continue reading

Quiet thoughts

Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent. ~Dalai Lama Sunrise and fisher caught in Baywalk, Times Beach, Matina, Davao City

The one who cares

“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather… Continue reading

Celebrate the differences

“A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.”~ William Shakespeare Even if today is… Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Daddy

Today is your birthday, Dad.  A day away from Valentines’ Day.  And I don’t have a nice picture of you to post here.  They always say I look so much like you.  That’s… Continue reading

A child’s sweet smile

“Children keep us in check. Their laughter prevents our hearts from hardening. Their dreams ensure we never lose our drive to make ours a better world. They are the greatest disciplinarians known to… Continue reading

Reload 011: An explosion of cuteness

RELOAD,  REFRESH, RESTART  011 -  It’s what we do in our computers.  If all else fails, REFORMAT.  I gotta warn you, this videoclip is exploding with cuteness.  Especially when you love baby llamas,… Continue reading

Be curious

“Remember to look up at the stars and not down to your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however… Continue reading

Reload 010: Heejun Han (an audition)

RELOAD,  REFRESH, RESTART  010 -  Only one word.  Heejun Han.  Okay.  Make that TWO words, one name.

Zambo Sur’s Mangrove Boardwalk

“The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.” ~Rachel Carson This is one of the… Continue reading

Before the day begins

 “There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.” ~ Jo Walton I captured this beautiful sunrise in Little Boracay Resort, Sta. Maria,… Continue reading

Have faith

Portrait © Jojie Alcantara Model : Prasoona Nadh, Medical student, soon-to-be doctor “All the religions of the world, while they may differ in other respects, unitedly proclaim that nothing lives in this world… Continue reading

  • THE SCENE STEALER.

    '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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