Thursday, September 30, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
(An amateur's take on why photography is an art)
I was invited to speak on digital photography as part of a former room mate's report on contemporary art. I was in panic mode for a couple of days as 1) I do not have extensive knowledge and experience yet to be a good resource speaker. 2) I have developed stage fright over the years so I tend to have panic attacks before, during and after speaking which is really bad.
Anyway, I prepared this to "save me" when I am no longer making sense during the talk.hehe.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Goodness, it's Sunday again! The week surely knows how to fly.
I got up at 4am, incredibly without difficulty compared to working days when I really need to wake up that early. Ha! Maybe I should try thinking it's always a weekend.:)
Planned to post another sunrise image but ended up with this one instead. :)
I was walking along the market area on my way to the La Trinidad jeepney terminal when I heard shouts of glee. As I turned, I saw two kids were jumping excitedly as a man (most likely their father) was re-arranging the sacks in his cart. Then, I saw the kids boarding the cart, laughing their hearts out. They'll be getting a joy ride today! Yay!
Happy Sunday ! :)
Saturday, September 11, 2010
The quote may not be the perfect fit for the photo but it's something I stumbled upon which made me smile because it's true for me. I often complain first before counting my blessings. This should serve as a reminder to reverse my practice and start being more thankful to daily gifts from this universe.
Friday, September 10, 2010
It is a non-working holiday for most (except for the ones in call centers like me...oh, not self pitying here at all, wah!).
Anyway, I didn't catch the ceremony where the Islam faithful were gathered in prayer at the Melvin Jones Grandstand. What I witnessed instead was festive Burnham Park.
The usually empty bikers' lane was filled with kids and adults alike. The picnic grounds were graced by lovely and colorful Abayahs.
*Happy Eid ul-Fitr! :)
**This wasn't the shot I was aiming for but the heat a while ago was quite unbearable for me.hehe, excuses. Also, I couldn't decide yet whether to post the colored one for a more celebratory mood. I'm such a big monochrome fan though that my judgement is impaired.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Managed to get up by 4am despite the cold.
It was still dark when I went out but there were already several people in the street.
Two people mistook me for a Korean again. It's always funny every time especially when they try talking to me in English and start offering me cheap hotels to stay at.hehe.
I walked until Burnham Park which was just about a kilometer from my boarding house. I met several joggers who were having coffee at the Park. I met Lolo Joe who even bought me a cup.haha. I love Sunday people. Most are refreshed and energized from the Saturday off and there are a lot of people smiling just because. :)
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Also, I met Manong Erme by chance. It was a nice coincidence since I was also planning to stop by his spot at Malcolm Square to give him a copy of his photo. Here's a big smile from him today.
Lastly, I'd like you to meet another lovely street vendor, Inol.