Monday, April 18, 2011


"Know where to find the sunrise and sunset times and note how the sky looks at those times, at least once." - Marilyn vos Savant

I was looking for something that I might use in our magazine and I found a perfect scene for it.  I took this picture with a street sweeper (obviously). He asked me if what I am doing, but before he got close to me, I asked him first to pose that way (as if looking at the sunrise) then later I explained to him and he just laughed.

I love the way colors express their attitude in the morning.


Green is clean.

    At Mar-Mar (Marahan, Marilog)

    Mountains in fancy green made me realize that its good to live out there.
    Simple yet majestic.

The Fifth Mountain

When I look at this picture, I remember The Fifth Mountain cover written by Paulo Coelho and I loved it when he said that.
"There is no tragedy, only the unavoidable. Everything has its reason for being: you only need to distinguish what is temporary from what is lasting.
        What is temporary?... The unavoidable...
        What is lasting?... The lessons of the unavoidable."



Opposites Attract

"The life of plants is based on earth [for their roots grow downward]. Their transition from integration to disintegration depends on the rise and fall of yin and yang." - Chang Tsai


It was 6:30 in the morning when I saw this guy in the culvert (beside the under construction village). It was empty and I can taste the cement like smell when I got there,  but what striked me most is the idea that made him think to spend his morning in a dry and cold drainpipe (I sat beside him and asked a few questions) He was supposed to be in school but he preferred to stay there than to see his younger brother and sister crying and craving for food. He was 13 yrs old and still in 5th grade, the eldest of 7 (whithonly a year's gap), his mother is a laundry woman and his father is a carpenter. He got used to staying there together with his friends who had the same situation or worst.

How would you start your day if you were in his situation?

I want to be a fisher folk

My friend once told me about her student, it was their graduation practice when they asked their students to describe what they want to be in the future. "When I grow up, I want to be a fisher folk" a student answered but their principal demanded to change it, so sad. Children really know everything, because they have no past.

"A child can teach an adult three things:  to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires." - Paulo C.