Have you asked yourself, “Where is My Beloved?” In all fairness, I often ask myself this question. And it may seem so hard to give an answer at this moment but I will in God’s perfect time. Just don’t ask me too often (winks). Okay, let us focus on this challenge because I will again do a different take on this one. The photos I will share were taken randomly with no thoughts and no particular angle. I just wanted to focus on the hopes of finding the beloved we are so waiting for quite sometime now (or should I say, for a very long time).
They say, “there is no forever.” Is it just me or that includes you who is in search of your forever, too? The moon and the stars may not be that aligned for us to meet at this time and so the search goes on and on until it lasts forever. That goes for you as well. They say, “try and try until you succeed.” So, off we go and live the same pattern we always do. And guess what? Sometimes, someone shows up and do the things a beloved does and then we ask ourselves, “Is this the one?” We prayed and prayed until the only answer we get is SILENCE.
a man in search of his beloved
As a result, we try to go and find the answers in the places where we can find solitude and tranquility. Most of the time, we have to wait and let the course of time take its action and we just have to see where the waiting will take us.
a woman who seeks solitude and tranquility in the hope of finding her beloved
And where? Maybe, to the one who completes that missing piece in us. Or maybe to the one whom we turned down at first but never walked away from us. Or to the one who augments being in love in all the places we go. I am not talking about the PDA stuff but about someone who respects us both in public and private places.
a couple who augments love to each other as beloveds
We never know where it will take us. We can only hope and pray for the best. Just wait and keep asking, “Where is my beloved?” Who knows that person might just be around the corner and we do not know just yet. For all the love seekers out here and there, let us storm heaven with our prayers so it will be shaken and give us our only BELOVED!
Like in many scenarios of the sunrise, the sunset, the sea, a sleeping animal, a beautiful mountain view and the like express such details of silence in it’s vivid form. Yes, they all do and I cannot disagree with that, however, I will try to take away your silence or mine in a different way.
Sometimes in our lives, we seek for silence we do not know where to find. The moment we face something unwanted, we face the nature where we can find the pleasure of the serenity it gives us. But, it is only for a moment. When we feel tired, where do we go? Of course, we bump our heads to the softest pillow we have and wait until we get ourselves to rest. Then, we achieve silence amidst our rest. Others find them in doing active sports that would really take their breath away. And they feel a sudden rush of peace. I can only imagine because I cannot put myself in such trauma while having fun. For all that matters, have you ever tried finding it on the roads or paths you take? I mean literally.
I am showing photos from different trips I had. The bridge seems narrow but if you have the courage and strength to cross it, you may get to where you wanted to be in the first place. The trail up a hill may take you quite sometime to reach the top but with perseverance you will eventually get there. And a pathway underneath the trees may give you some troubles along the way, like seeing a crossing reptile or an ugly ape. If you don’t mind them, they won’t bother you but do not forget to run whenever it’s needed. Just run for safety. For sure, you’ll get there.
Crossing that bridge with courage and strength, taking that trail with perseverance and going through that pathway needs only one thing – a moment of silence. It is in this point that we stop and listen to our heartbeats and when we’re ready we take that big step we can never imagine. We only need a moment of silence.
The Sunken Temple also called Wat Saam Prasob is found in Sangklaburi. This temple is known for being weathered , old and worn because it has been there sitting on the water for more than 30 years.
This temple was in the heart of a small town that was destroyed when Vajiralongkorn Dam in Thailand was built. These are the only remnants that can be seen until today of what was once a pivot place of the Mon and the Karen tribes. Many people visit this place by boat.
Weathered, old and almost forgotten as it may seem but I still wonder why many people still come to visit this place. It may be because of the unfortunate situation that this place went through and people are curious about it or is it because of the history that were rooted when this place was once on the ground and not under water. Oh well, let the place speak alone for itself!
Textures are everywhere. They can be interpreted with how we see things, how we describe things and how we even feel. All these make up the texture of the things that surround us.
My photos are stone formations of a Buddhist belief done in a particular area in Thailand. You see the stones as hard and rough. But how do you feel seeing these stones piled like the way they are? Having seen them for the first time drew my attention to getting the reason behind this belief. I, somehow, managed to know the reason but I could go on and on asking many whys. So, I may just conclude that what we make in our lives are textures of how we live that life.
All these are truly satisfaction. I love ice creams and anything that’s cold and melts in my mouth. Taste a thirst-quenching halo-halo, a Filipino dessert. You’ll love it ’till the last drop!
Halo-halo, a Filipino delight
Kuya J’s halo-halo
Crushed ice sprinkled with condensed milk and flavored drink. Experience the taste of different colors only in Thailand.
Thai iced dessert
Cool flavored drinks that makes you click your camera button. Smileys all over you!
Buko pandan juice with smiley faces
A delicious Filipino salad. Sweet! You will forget your name but you still want to eat more.
But, of course! Chocolates are heaven! I can’t live without them (big smile).
all about chocolates
Whenever I get to eat them, I am already satisfied. Some of my favorite things are simple but they’re so sweet. And I am, too! (winks)
Each place has its story to tell. Where I grew up has marked history as one of the strongest cities in world. Surely, there is no place like home but this place survived the strongest typhoon ever recorded in 2013 – Haiyan.
Tacloban is just a small city that’s surrounded by water. One of its remarkable spot is the longest bridge in the Philippines that was built in this place – the city where I grew up. History wrote that this bridge was built out of love. Even if it was slightly damaged by that Monster Haiyan but it still stands beautifully and still serves it’s purpose.
Oftentimes, we forget many things because we hurry up to do so many chores and tasks for the day. We tend to divide many parts of our time just to fit in for the day’s purpose. Sometimes, we fail to notice many simple things and we almost do not see their importance. Time is very inevitable. We cannot change the passing of time but we can always make room for time.
“Delta is an area of low, flat land shaped like a triangle, where a river splits and spreads out into several branches before entering the sea.” At some point, this may show us the variation of time as it slowly evanescent and fades like a flower. My photos may not seem like an area of low, flat land but it sure does show us the inevitable changes of time. Life is very short, let us make something worthy of our Creator’s approval.
Life is transient and temporary. We do not know when’s our time to leave this temporary life. But while we have everything at it’s best, make sure not to waste the only life we have for nothing. Do something worthwhile while time allows us to do the many wonderful things in this world. We do not want to look back where only emptiness reside in our hearts. Life is not black and white.
sunglasses on the beach
We would not want to walk alone with no memories to cherish. As we cross life’s road, collect as many memories as the sand and hold them in the deepest chambers of our hearts. In the end, we will still be happy because we are not empty inside.
flip flops on a rocky sea sand
And while we’re still journeying, try not to forget that the most beautiful things in this life is with the word L-O-V-E. Love the people who makes us happy. Take some time to walk in the seashore. The steps we take may be transient but the memories will always stay.
bay walk couple
Be passionate. Kiss more often. Say ‘I love you’ and mean it. Life is but temporary but love lasts together with the memories we made with the people we love. So, let us spread L-O-V-E!
a love to last
Doing focus at night is really a challenge especially when you’re just a trying hard photographer like me. However, I always have a good feeling when I tried to take that shot and the outcome looks fantastic.
Lights at night, on the other hand, is an extra challenge. My photos for this week are only on a practice basis that turned out okay. I love the Victoria Harbor view at night. It could be a busy night out with family and friends. The doll with a very spectacular beauty shined even more with those dramatic bokeh. But, take a closer look, she’s hiding something inside her. Ohhh…And lamps sold at a night market served its purpose in letting me try out more bokehs. I call it big and small light circles. I also took a photo of a night lamp on a cozy night and an extraordinary firework right on time when it boomed. I thought I could make another beautiful bokeh but it turned out it’s already sleeping time and darkness is soon to arrest me. Happy viewing everyone!
beautiful Hongkong at night..
a doll for a bokeh model
lamps and bokehs