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Take a Leap!

This year, let’s take a leap.

Let’s take a leap out of the dark pits, out of the chains that bind us, out of the sadness in our hearts, out of the things that weigh us down.

Let’s take a leap, set ourselves free.

Let’s take a leap with faith as our harness, the strongest harness there is in the world.

Let us pull ourselves up and hold on to the slivers of light and call them hope, and weave them into tangible beauty.

Let us pull ourselves up and walk with faith in our hearts. Let us love. Let us forgive.

Let us find sunshine in our souls and believe that we are part of something beautiful.

Let us take a leap and have a great year ahead.

(Coin diver, Allen port, Allen, Northern Samar)

Posted 1 year, 9 months ago at 12:02 am.


Beyond the Senses

Go ahead, flip the switch: Find some place quiet. It is always good to sit in silence and listen to that small voice deep inside of you.

(This humble horsetail from my mother’s garden has recently taught me the value of pausing, breathing, and feeling the moment.)

Posted 2 years, 4 months ago at 7:23 pm.


Thatched Hut

I spent many happy childhood years living in a nipa hut, a traditional house in the Philippines. Locally, we call it bahay kubo.

Its roofs and walls are usually made of thatched nipa palm.

Sometimes, its walls are made of flattened bamboo like the one in the picture below.

Along the rivers, these nipa huts stand on stilts.

The nipa hut will always be part of the Filipino culture. Today, many people still live in nipa huts which are usually found in rural communities such as this laid-back and peaceful one near an unspoiled beach.

Posted 4 years, 2 months ago at 4:35 pm.


Pixie Dust

Days unfold before me with such tenderness. I’m embracing each and every day as a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

There is this growing warmth in my heart brought by the thought that days slip by so fast and in few more weeks we will be welcoming summer, my other favorite time of the year.

Happy thoughts. Happy thoughts. I am in this space where I have room to breathe, where I’m being blanketed with such comfort. I’m ready to play. I’m itching to take more photos. Let’s see where my heart and my vision will lead me as I play. My heart is ready to take flight.

Here we go! 🙂

Posted 4 years, 8 months ago at 6:07 pm.


Keeping Them Close to Our Hearts

Posted 4 years, 11 months ago at 5:05 pm.