Tag Archive: South Cotabato

Field of lily dreams

“A lake is a landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.” – Henry David Thoreau About these ads

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A view of paradise

“The love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyond reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth, the earth which bore us and sustains us,… Continue reading

A lifetime’s worth

“It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest.  It is the greatest source of so… Continue reading

Your dream is waiting

“Your dream is a reality that is waiting for you to materialize. Today is a new day! Don’t let your history interfere with your destiny! Learn from your past so that it can… Continue reading

Nature speaks

“There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story.” ~ Linda Hogan Floating house… Continue reading

Close to nature

“If you will stay close to nature, to its simplicity, to the small things hardly noticeable, those things can unexpectedly become great and immeasurable.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet… Continue reading

Sun-kissed

“Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher, Life Thoughts Mountain Lake Eco Resort Lake Sebu in South Cotabato © Jojie Alcantara… Continue reading

Lake Sebu at daybreak

“That time of day when the sun hasn’t come up yet, but you can already feel it coming. It’s an elusive warmth, like a subtle promise whispered in your ear and you can… Continue reading

Sunrise in Lake Sebu

Lake Sebu at sunrise from my cottage balcony © Jojie Alcantara 2013 For 3 days, I was blessed with evenings of full moon and glorious sunrises from my cottage by the lake in… 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

Keeping your balance

“The major work of the world is not done by geniuses. It is done by ordinary people, with balance in their lives, who have learned to work in an extraordinary manner.” ~ Gordon… Continue reading

Nature’s palette

“Landscapes of great wonder and beauty lie under our feet and all around us. They are discovered in tunnels in the ground, the heart of flowers, the hollows of trees, fresh-water ponds, seaweed… Continue reading

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

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

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

Framing sunsets

“Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer the goal.” ― Elbert Hubbard

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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.

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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