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Weekly Photo Challenge: Transient

Maravilla Beach

Maravilla Beach, Tabuelan, Cebu, Philippines
We live in a transient world where nothing lasts forever. Love. Family. Friends. Sadness. Success. Disappointments. Hopelessness. You name it. They come and go as the tide of the ocean.

There are times, however, when we become so attached to a specific moment in our life, such as a relationship, that we lose our perspective. As a result, we become disheartened when it ends.

Wouldn’t it be nice if we can enjoy this kind of moment and be able to let go when the time comes?

In last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, Anthony Hopkins, who turns 80 this year, was asked to share an important life lesson he has learned.

“Keep going,” he told Kimmel without hesitation.

“I like that,” the host said. Me, too. If I may, I want to add holding on to the good memories and leaving the bad ones behind.

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June 23, 2017 at 7:24 am 3 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Out of Focus

A Backyard Squirrel

This picture was taken behind the curtains to avoid detection. It looks grainy and blurry confirming what I already know. That I’m not fit to be a paparazzi and would never make it to the pages of the National Enquirer. If nothing else, I think it’s good enough to show to my neighbor just in case.

For sometime now, I’d been wondering who the hell was leaving a half-eaten orange on top of the backyard fence. Could it be the next door neighbor? I doubt it. He doesn’t seem to be that friendly. At the same time, I shudder at the thought that he might be suspecting me doing it as some kind of prank. Trust me, you would get scared, too, if you see him. He’s one you don’t want to cross. He’s built like a defensive tackle on the football field.

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June 17, 2017 at 9:37 am 7 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Order

Stockholm, Sweden

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Whenever I travel, I make it a point to visit the neighborhood market away from the usual tourist spots. It offers a glimpse of local life and the people living in it.

Above is a picture that I took in Stockholm, Sweden. I marveled at the care and attention that the vendor was giving to his offerings, arranging them in a neat and orderly manner, making them more attractive to prospective buyers.

In a way, it could sum up my impressions of Sweden after visiting it for the first time last summer. The people are well-dressed, polite, modest, and law-abiding with a high sense of order and organization. While they’re open-minded, they also value their privacy and keep to themselves especially in the presence of strangers. As a borderline introvert, these are traits that I find endearing and feel comfortable with. Trust me, I’m going back to this beautiful country again.

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June 9, 2017 at 4:19 pm 4 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend

Two Women in the Park

Location: Plaza Grande, Quito, Ecuador
Although I like taking pictures, I don’t think I’ll pass as a paparazzi. I find pointing the camera at people without their permission as intrusive. In my opinion, even people in public places are entitled to some kind of privacy.

I’m only human, though. Sometimes I have to make an exception.

While roaming around Quito, Ecuador, I saw these two elderly women sitting together in the park and enjoying each other’s company. I couldn’t resist taking their picture. They seemed to exemplify a friendship that has gotten better with age.

The scene made such an impression on me since I consider friendship the coolest thing in the world. As Emily Dickinson said:

To see her is a Picture —
To hear her is a Tune —
To know her an Intemperance
As innocent as June —
To know her not — Affliction —
To own her for a Friend
A warmth as near as if the Sun
Were shining in your Hand.

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June 2, 2017 at 9:33 am 4 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Evanescent

Rio de Janeiro

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Traveling is one of life’s greatest pleasures. It’s liberating. It widens your horizons. It introduces you to exotic food and allow you to experience a culture different than your own.

If there’s a negative, it’s the evanescence of it all. Just like the food and household items that you buy at the grocery store, each trip comes with it an expiration date. You better believe it, the clock starts ticking as soon as you arrive at your destination.

In a way, it’s isn’t really that bad as you tend to appreciate something more when you realize it doesn’t last.

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May 27, 2017 at 3:23 pm 11 comments

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