THOUGHT BUBBLE: A YEAR OLDER

My mom's favorite anecdote about my childhood was that I didn't have one. She'd tell friends or relatives that she doesn't remember ever seeing me play games like my younger siblings did and wonders what I did when I as a child. Of course, it's kinda hilarious to hear now that I am an adult... Continue Reading →

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THOUGHT BUBBLE: THE VIEW FROM THE FENCE

Years ago, I would not be so concerned with my words or language. But then again, this would merely be just some note scribbled on a piece of paper that would end up being folded and tucked between the pages of some book to be eventually misplaced and forgotten. Though writing in this virtual space... Continue Reading →

THE SECOND TIME AROUND

When Det and Darrel were expecting their first born (Adam), we were exploring the idea of doing a maternity shoot.  Though portrait photography (in whatever form) always intimidated me and something I reluctantly ventured into unless it involved children or unknowing strangers (that sounds a bit creepy and little more like stalking), I was excited... Continue Reading →

BOOK: SCRAPPY LITTLE NOBODY

Halfway through the introduction of the book Scrappy Little Nobody, the Anna Kendrick writes (or rather says, because I initially have an audio version): "That night, I resolved to keep the crazy inside my head where it belonged. Forever. But here’s the thing about crazy: It. Wants. Out." and I couldn't agree with her more.  There... Continue Reading →

THOUGHT BUBBLE: QUIET TIME

  When I was younger, I welcomed the noise and the chaos of day to day life.  I needed to be constantly surrounded by people and engaged in any activity to fill up all the gaps in a day.  I hated the quiet moments, especially that window between being drowsy and actually falling asleep.  Whatever thought or... Continue Reading →

MOVIE: PITCH PERFECT 3

Took my twelve year old niece to watch Pitch Perfect 3.  She loved the entire movie -- the songs, the jokes, and the Bellas, of course.  She practically grew up with the Pitch Perfect movies and she introduced me to the franchise years ago when she was just half her age now. I didn't hate... Continue Reading →

MOVIE: SIARGAO

Sure, the story of traveling to find one's self has been told too many times.  But it's hard to resist the charm of Siargao as visually depicted by Director Paul Soriano.  I'm a real sucker for good cinematography.  A wonderfully shot film will have have 50% of my vote.  I couldn't put together enough words... Continue Reading →

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM!

Went to the bookstore earlier today to find a birthday card for my mom. I was off somewhere again and won't be spending this day with her and the rest of the family. Maybe a (belated) card delivered thru courier would make me feel less guilty. But I couldn't find one I liked. I wasn't... Continue Reading →

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