Boracay sunset taken just before the pandemic, December 2019
I’ve found that there is always some beauty left—in nature, sunshine, freedom, in yourself; these can all help you.
Sunrise self portrait with timer (Bango Beach, Caraga, Davao Oriental)
“Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you truly love. It will not lead you astray.” ~Rumi
Waning gibbous moon the day after the Super Pink Moon which was a bit fuzzy and hiding behind clouds.
There are hidden spots in paradise, of peace and tranquility, that you crave to visit again.
There is so much healing going on inside of you. Treat yourself kindly. ©Jojie Alcantara, 2019 (Photo shoot for Hotel Soffia Boracay, my model is the head chef )
“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller
This was the last full moon of 2020, captured on December 30. I waited for it through days of rain.
Forever that excited girl who acts like a kid when skies transform into pretty colors and that golden ball dips and winks in the horizon. I forget everything else. 📷 My pic taken by Chef Ann Austria [ Sunset, Boracay 12.13.2019 ]
“Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” ~Prof. Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban)
Not everyone was privileged to see another sunrise like you did, so before you start complaining; remember that the breath of life, is not for sale.
You may know by now my fascination with the full moon. The waning (shrinking) gibbous moon starts just after the full moon. So I grabbed a pen and paper and scribbled my thoughts at that moment.
“If you’re having a bad day, catch a wave.” ~ Frosty Hesson
The Philippine Eagle is a giant bird of prey that can only be seen in 4 islands in the Philippines- Luzon, Samar, Leyte and Mindanao. It is considered to be one of the largest and most powerful among forest raptors.
“The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths it has its pearls too.” Vincent Van Gogh This is my childhood beach, back in our ancestral home where we live so close to the sea, we smell of salt and ocean all day long.. © Jojie Alcantara Ferrando Whitesand Beach, San Ignacio Manay, Davao Oriental In photo swimming : Kuya Meric Yumang * * * *
This Centennial Dao Tree in Brgy. Magdug, Governor Generoso of Davao Oriental stands over 260 feet tall with massive branches — quite an imposing 300-year old character by the highway.
“Rest but never quit. Even the sun has a sinking spell each evening. But it always rises the next morning. At sunrise, every soul is born again.”–Muhammad Ali
“I am a child of the Moon being raised by the Sun in a world walked by stars and a sky drawn with flowers.” ~Zara Ventris
Known for being the City of Parks, Tagum now welcomes the Sunflower Garden as its newest addition to instagram-worthy places in the city.
Farmers in a sugar cane field in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental © Jojie Alcantara