Personal, Photography & Digital Art

Key Lessons: January 2018

Constant reflection is an important practice. Here’s some of the reminders I collected in January:

  1. There are inconveniences or even pains we have to endure in order to retrieve or access what’s eternally more important.
  2. Never let go of your hope and vision for the future. It’s the only thing that can keep you going when the process becomes painful or confusing.
  3. There is no breakthrough without the “breaking through.”
  4. Always treasure moments of rest.
  5. Don’t let the rain at the end of the day make you forget the sunshine that woke you up in the morning.
  6. Things take time, relax. The seed doesn’t turn into a tree overnight.
  7. In the same way, what you invest in now may take time to produce its returns. Have faith in your investments. Don’t begrudge it for taking its time to unfold naturally.
  8. Tragic things often happen to cause us trudge away from even more danger.
  9. The world is dynamic, but temporary.
  10. Do not be consumed by the temporal.
Cover photo was taken during my flight to Thailand to attend the Prince Mahidol Award Conference 2018. We were about to land when I took it. πŸ™‚
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Creative Writing, Photography & Digital Art, Travel

Motion and Stillness

I remember the first time I realised why people take so long staring at photos displayed in museums. I can’t remember what I was looking at, but I can still recall the sensation of Β emotions and thoughts mingling. There is something unique and fascinating about looking at the brush strokes and the colors blending together. The particular beauty of focusing on individual sections of the painting, then stepping away from the artwork to appreciate the majesty of the whole. Also, when I look at paintings, my right brain seems to enter a trance of manufacturing words and words and poetry.

There’s also that similar sensation that I get when I look at photos. Maybe it’s why I really got into tumblr in high school. Photos can really capture a thousand words. Just the other day as I was skimming through photos from the past months, I saw this one. I took it while I was in the car and we were passing by these fields, on the way to a resort.

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Photography & Digital Art, Travel

An Escolta + Estero Weekend

A few months ago, my friend and I decided to do something outside the usual Saturday morning routine. After breakfast, we rode a jeepney to Escolta and visited The Hub Make Lab and The Den (Map). Then, we walked through China Town under the heat of the sun to find the sea food place popularly known as Estero, aptly named for its location–right beside a tiny creek.

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