All posts tagged: Samal

Through a child’s eyes

“Through the eyes of a child you will see the world just as it ought to be.”

Sunset selfie in La Isla Bonita Talikud © Jojie Alcantara

Be confident

“Be confident. Too many days are wasted comparing ourselves to others and wishing to be something we aren’t. Everybody has their own strengths and weaknesses, and it is only when you accept everything you are – and aren’t – that you will truly succeed.” ~ Anon

You are you-nique

“Did you know that you have big things to accomplish in life? And did you know that those big things are getting rather dusty while you pour yourself another cup of coffee, and decide to mull things over rather than do them? We were all born with a gift to give in life, one which informs all of our desires, interests, passions and curiosities. This gift is, in fact, our purpose. And you don’t need permission to decide your own purpose. No boss, teacher, parent, priest or other authority can decide this for you. Just find that unique purpose.” ~ Steve Jobs * * * * (Excerpt) 25 Years Ago Today, Steve Jobs Bought Pixar On February 3rd, 1986 Steve Jobs acquired the computer graphics division of Lucasfilm. Jobs, who was forced to resign from Apple, renamed the group “Pixar”. After some years of initial business struggle, the rest is history: Pixar is now the most successful animation studio in the world with masterpieces such as Toy Story, Up and Wall-E in their portfolio. The …

Vanishing Island in Samal waters on a high tide

Touchdown on a vanishing island

I used to drop by the Vanishing Island (Salipaan Shoal) every time I was headed for Samal Island (and City). It was nothing much but a piece of white sandbar and a cottage where the owner’s caretaker lives. Young mangrove trees are lined up in the middle of the area, caught between currents where two cities sit across from each other. It was a spot we seldom take notice of.