Cornered

Another meaning of corner is a force where people or animals are placed in a situation that’s difficult to escape. My take this week focuses on animals being cornered and placed in large farms that would make people happy. Even though, they make us laugh and happy for a little while yet in that instance they wanted to shout and say, “Hey, I have feelings, too” won’t they?

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In the corner of their eyes, you’ll find a tiny speck of mote! Would that mote mean another thing such as sadness? IMG_6300

And even the beauty of those amazing stripes embrace loneliness or is it just me? (haha)

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Is that a grin or a smile? Look at how the corner of it’s eye and it’s mouth! Don’t they coincide?

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Oh, hush, precious ones! Don’t worry too much, you are loved by many.

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Sweet Distractions

As we get older, we want things done immediately. We don’t like to waste our time. We rush things to up to get them done right away. But, whether we like it or not, we always get distracted with the many little things around us.

Some things just cannot escape our vivid minds. They like to stay especially when we are up to something important. They always choose to remain. And they always win. Yes? Of course, who wouldn’t want to think of these sweet little distractions? They make us look shiny, bubbly and feeling light.

When I’m too down, too tired and very exhausted in everything, I take all these sweet little distractions with me. I always take myself down memory lane and reminisce sweet, good, happy and even sad memories. Then, if my mind wanders too much, I will need some ice cream to put me back to focus. But where would I usually end? I will always find myself eating something really good and delicious. And from there, I’ll be able to wrap things up for the day. Oh, shiny!

 

Texture

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.

Satisfaction

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!

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Halo-halo, a Filipino delight

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Kuya J’s halo-halo

Crushed ice sprinkled with condensed milk and flavored drink. Experience the taste of different colors only in Thailand.

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Thai iced dessert

Cool flavored drinks that makes you click your camera button. Smileys all over you!

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Buko pandan juice with smiley faces

A delicious Filipino salad. Sweet! You will forget your name but you still want to eat more.

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Filipino salad

But, of course! Chocolates are heaven! I can’t live without them (big smile).

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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)

Unusual

River Kwai (pronounced as Kw-ey) is an unusual exciting place to visit while in the Western part of Thailand. The best time to visit this river is first thing after sunshine. I can guarantee an awesome and unusual experience when you get up close as an inch away from a passing train. People stand on the railways to take photos and selfies as the train approaches. We do not get this kind of experience in other places. If ever you find your way in this place, do not miss the chance to take a selfie on the passing train along the River Kwai bridge.

Lights in Focus

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!

My Angel Friend

“And there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.” Prov. 17:17 is a famous bible verse for friendship and I am highlighting a very common feature of the theme Friend. But, I wonder how many people would feature their best friends? I guess not so many except if they went up for that heavenly trip up there.

In our lives, people come and go. They say, you met them for a very certain reason. Reasons that sometimes we cannot understand or worse we cannot accept. But, whatever and wherever your friendship ends, they will always remain a part of you.

God called my best friend home about 8 months ago and the situation turned me upside down. Things have changed and they will never be the same again. However, these are all temporary. I am looking forward to that blessed hope when I will meet her again in that sweet Beulah Land. One thing that I would always be thankful for was that I was able to sat with her, laughed with her, prayed with her, supported her and took care of her during those times of her pain and agony. Those were the times that won’t be replaced by anything. I am blessed for having such a wonderful friend. I miss her so much.

Evanescent

I will be showing different tones and colors of the sun as it paints the empty sky in the breaking of dawn and eventually fades away at dusk after it does an awesome work. Just a perfect example of showing Evanescent.

Every color depicts memories, whether it is happy, sad or extra sad. Memories that only one (you) can decide whether to let it fade together with the sun or to let it stay until it shows another majestic sky artwork the next day.

There’s always a new beginning and it always start the moment the sun shows it’s sparkle. We can always let these memories stay but do not forget to live. We can also choose to let it go and still live. Whichever way we choose, there’s always a choice. Make a good one, people!

Culture Heritage

Exposing the beautiful artifacts of The Land of Smiles – Thailand.  These are few of my photo collections from many years ago.

Thai culture has so far been untouched.  No matter how much people are exposed to the modernity of this world, they were able to keep their culture just as how it was planted to them by their forefathers.  They have kept this heritage for more than 100 years.  Just as it is.  Amazing Thailand!