The Dreamweaver

In this weaving house built for them, the gentle and colorful T’boli (ti bo lee) women weave the most sought after beautiful t’nalak (woven abaca fibers in radiant colors). The cloth, culled from… Continue reading

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Sunset at Tanjung Rhu

“Never waste any amount of time doing anything important when there is a sunset outside that you should be sitting under!” ~ C. JoyBell C. The 5-star Tanjung Rhu Resort, located at the… 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.

A dip into the blue abyss

This photo, since it was published many years ago, has been the most viewed and commented upon in my Pbase photo gallery, my most popular site which garners more than a thousand views… Continue reading

Do not judge characters

“I’m not crying out for help, but I am sharing my experience in the hopes that readers will get something out of it. I’m not the one who gets to decide what that… Continue reading

Rush Hour

Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, “She doesn’t have what it takes.” They will say, “Women don’t have what it… Continue reading

Soaring over Langkawi

“One of those flash epiphanies of travel, the realization that worlds you’d love vibrantly exist outside your ignorance of them. The vitality of many lives you know nothing about. The breeze lifting a… Continue reading

San Victor Island

San Victor Island is a 3-hectare hidden gem of Barangay San Victor with powdery white sand beaches, rich in marine’s life and coconut grove, located in Baganga, Davao Oriental.  It is run by… Continue reading

You were not born to fail

Welcome every morning with a smile. Look on the new day as another special gift from your Creator, another golden opportunity to complete what you were unable to finish yesterday. Be a self-starter.… Continue reading

Lake Rosario panorama

Best viewed in large image here “It is a pity indeed to travel and not get this essential sense of landscape values. You do not need a sixth sense for it. It is… Continue reading

Reload 015: Heejun Han – A Song for You (and a standing ovation)

  RELOAD,  REFRESH, RESTART  015 –  It’s what we do in our computers.  So with life, we take a break.  If all else fails, reformat. Sit back, relax and enjoy my favorite video… Continue reading

Together in harmony

Signs in a store in Langkawi, Malaysia. Here’s another interesting bit I found on the net: Canon + Nikon: The Camera / Lens that Reveals a Japanese Family Secret In short, they used… Continue reading

Make a meaningful day

“Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend –… Continue reading

Lake Sebu fish cages

The trouble with simple living is that, though it can be joyful, rich, and creative, it isn’t simple. ~ Doris Janzen Longacre Fish cages in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato, captured in 2007 This… Continue reading

Let your mind start a journey

“Let your mind start a journey thru a strange new world. Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before. Let your soul take you where you long to be. Close your eyes,… Continue reading

Passing through

Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that… Continue reading

Colors of life

“Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon.  A happiness weapon.  A beauty bomb.  And every time a crisis developed, we would launch one.  It would explode high in… Continue reading

Sunrise therapy

“Don’t stop yourself from enjoying the now because of an imagined tomorrow or a remembered yesterday. Take a look at how you’re stopping yourself from being happy. It’s all up to you, no… Continue reading

Mystical Lakewood

“Peace is present right here and now, in ourselves and in everything we do and see. Every breath we take, every step we take, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity. The… Continue reading

Nurturing childhood

“Children the world over have a right to a childhood filled with beauty, joy, adventure, and companionship. They will grow toward ecological literacy if the soil they are nurtured in is rich with… Continue reading

Life’s a beach

“When we protect the places where the processes of life can flourish, we strengthen not only the future of medicine, agriculture and industry, but also the essential conditions for peace and prosperity.” ~… 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, 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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    Watching now --This woman hides her strange addiction from people --she eats makeup. Only in My Strange Addiction in SkyCable's FoxCrime channel. Thank you! Repost from @merl515 "Learned alot from @jojie_alcantara 's  lecture about photojournalism :)) thank you po, super galing :D #collaborative #photojournalist" My high school students from participating schools for the Division Training on Campus Journalism held at Davao City High School sponsored by DepEd. Some of my elementary students in the photojournalism workshop sponsored by DepEd for the Division Training for Campus Journalists today. Omg. These are the students from different schools for thw workshops ttoday handled by DECS in Davao City High School venue. Wish me luck on the photojournalism forum. :) Just when you think I've finished...still in the Taxi Videoke. (Davao City)