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

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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

Two faces of India

“There are some parts of the world that, once visited, get into your heart and won’t go. For me, India is such a place. When I first visited, I was stunned by the… Continue reading

Lost in time (Ta Phrom)

“We cannot win this battle to save species and environments without forging an emotional bond between ourselves and nature as well – for we will not fight to save what we do not… Continue reading

My mystery island identified

“I have my books And my poetry to protect me; I am shielded in my armor, Hiding in my room, safe within my womb. I touch no one and no one touches me.… Continue reading

Children of hope

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of… Continue reading

Serendipity

“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go. Things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they go right. You believe lies… Continue reading

Taking chances

“The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are.” ~John Burroughs Skimboarder starts off fresh at sunrise in Dahican Beach, Mati, Davao Oriental.  The long… Continue reading