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,

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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

Sleeping Dinosaur at Sunrise

When you visit Davao City and have enough time for a sudden road trip, try Mati City (3 hours away by private vehicle), my place of birth. Endowed with one of the longest… Continue reading

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

Travel Foto Expo in SM Lanang Davao

The Travel Foto Expo is traveling to Davao City for a 3-day event held in SM Lanang Premier’s SMX Convention from October 11-13, 2013.

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

Best Toilet Humor in Yuyu Bar

The best and most creative toilet I’ve ever seen or experienced is in Yuyu Dessert Bar and Cafe, Tagum City. You can just stay here and sing along all day long. What wonderful… Continue reading

Enchanting Khai Nai Island

“But I try to steal other moments. Sometimes I get up very early in the morning and enjoy a quiet house and cup of tea before the craziness begins. Other times, I’ll take… Continue reading

Beautiful Kata Beach

 “The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea.” ~… 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 cage harvest

Fish harvest hauling from sea cage Photo shoot for Alsons Aquaculture Corporation Malalag Bay, Davao del Sur © Jojie Alcantara In order to get this shot, I waited for the guys to haul… Continue reading

Ride the waves

“Surfing soothes me, it’s always been a kind of Zen experience for me. The ocean is so magnificent, peaceful, and awesome. The rest of the world disappears for me when I’m on a… 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

  • 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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    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) The Voice: my moments in a one of a kind Taxi Videoke, Davao City