Monday, October 24, 2011

Black and White

Last night, i was busy surfing the net just to check on some black and white photos. Actually i am really into photography now and a little bit of modeling. I was checking for some pose to imitate and top photographers around the world. Damn, how i wish i have the gift as well as the cameras they have. I know by the look on there photos, they are using high quality cameras.
By the way, i am dreaming of having the hasselblad camera.
And these are the photos and photographers who caught my eye. 

Toni Frissel

Sally Mann

Rui Palha

Van Shnooken Raggen

Santosh Korthiwada

These are just some and still lots to come.
You can check on there Flickr and websites for more photos.

By the way, it's nice to be back here.
Thank you & have a nice day.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Latest Addiction.


I know it sounds alluring but it's not.
The addiction i'm telling is as simple as it is. Everybody can do this.
It's funny and i know it's weird of me, but i kinda enjoyed doing it.
And this is it, making my own trip slideshow.
By the way i made it yesterday, together.
I told you i am addicted to it.
hahaha.. ^__^

This was December of 2010.
My family and I went to Cotabato City to visit some relative
and of course to have a vacation.
We went to visit my cousins farm and had so much fun.
We've always been in the city,
and wild life has always been new to us.
I love nature though.
An escapade.

 And this was during summer 2011.
I already wrote about it on my earlier blog,
you might want to read it.

Thank You!
Hope you enjoyed watching my not-so-cool video.
Hahahaha :D

Have A Nice Day.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Summer Loving at Bongo Island.

By the way, i am a nurse by profession. I've experienced working as a public health nurse. You might be wondering where, well it's in the province of the most popular Maguindanao. Anyways, i won't talk too much about my experience as a PHN but rather my summer loving last May of this year.

I was assigned particularly in Bongo Island. It's the lone island in illana Bay within the Moro Gulf in the north coast of Cotabato City. Islanders use small ferry to and from Cotabato passing the Pulangi River. Mostly Iranons live there and the main produce is copra, fish and other marine products.

While i was circling around the place for the "Ligtas Tigdas campaign"; a special nationwide door-to-door vaccination for children who are at high risk of getting measles, i took advantage of to see some of the beautiful scenery here. I also went swimming and night fishing with my brother who happens to have the same purpose with me. My cousin and some of his relative served as our tour guide.

The place was beautiful, a never-been-touched island. Texting seems to be the hardest thing to do. No electricity, we only used generators or jeepney batteries to brighten up the night. No water, just rainwater. And the food, not much of veggies but so much of fresh seafoods, of course. My fosters parents deliciously cooks seafoods. For the first time, i ate fishes that i thought was never meant for eating and just meant to be in the aquarium. Although i suffered from diarrhea afterwards, i still enjoyed the meal they served. 

By the way, i only have few photos. My memory card got corrupted so the photos from my first visit was gone with the virus and had a dead battery on the second day. This was all taken during my second visit and during my so-called summer loving.

The first photo is an example of a small ferry, and that's Pulangi River. There still a big ferry to accommodate passengers and products to and from.  By the way, we are riding a pump boat. if you don't want to ride a public ferry, you can rent a pump boat to and from Cotabato. The second is on our way in the middle of the sea, while the third is Kuya Pawi. He went with us, he served as our tour guide since her family lived there.

This is one of my favorite scene. Bongo island is surrounded by this minute island.

That is Bongo, just a small part of it. As you can see, the place is still virgin.

And these are the samples of the fishes i ate. it took me a while to think if i will really eat them.
Because i really pity them being fried.

They are the kids i play with, the sons and daughters of my new found distant relative.
My new found friends, even though i do not understand them. Language barrier, you know.

That's i guess around 6pm. The view is so great, the sky, the sea.

I super love this photo. a brown & green sea urchin, it's really cool. It walks and it dies when smoked.
The color is so amazing. it's not sharp, obviously touching it won't hurt.

The black sea urchin that hurts. I accidentally stepped on it and it pierced through my ipanema.
It really hurts, badly hurts.

On the morning of our second day, we did this seashore hunting thing.
Looking for some shells to eat on a summer sunny day. And guess what we found. Next.

An octopus. My friend over here found it, he's mute actually.
So he was just yelling, i thought he found something deadly, it was just this. And yes, i was really happy.

While they were busy collecting shells to eat, i was busy collecting this, starfish.
I kept it in the sand but in the morning it was gone, gone with the sea. Too bad i wasn't able to bring it home.

We came this far. We almost reached the end of the other side of the island as well as that small island. Unfortunately, the struggle didn't came to success because of the strong wave. Look at them, almost eaten by the huge wave. 

After the long hunting, we took a walk back home and we came to pass by a small cave.
They said that, monkeys live there. 
But unfortunately, we didn't saw some. Only some monkey-look-alike.

By the way, this is the only coral reef i got to take. But they have beautiful reefs, different colors, i guess all kinds was there. You can see  just merely looking at it without even emerging your face to the water. The water is so clear and clean, even in the shore you can see some just like this.

On the next day, we had fishing at noon time.I got maximum sun-kissed skin after this. It was my first time fishing in the sea. They also taught me to swim. Oh yes! It's an irony, i love to beach but don't know how to swim. I've been trying but i just can't. We also had night fishing, that was one hell of an experience. I might not have taken photos of us in the middle of the sea, bet on me i will not forget it. That was an experience worth the talk, not to write. Anyways that's all for it. And here we are, the islanders. 

That's my cousin Tato. This is my brother, his name is Khan, and Black.

And that's my Summer Loving.
Have A Nice Day.

Monday, October 3, 2011

It been 1,950 days, 64 months, 5 years & 4 months..

Taken during our visit to there farm with my family last December  2010.

09.30.11 The days before this date finally came, my boyfriend and I had a serious conversation of taking a little break for a month (no communication mode or what i call love language mode just video post on our FB's). But just three days after the start of the so-called-break, i gave up and asked if we can stop these non-sense or just better break it for real. But on the morning of the 30th, i never expected his reply would be this, "hehe... d ko narin kaya! bati na tayo! sweet chocolates for a sweet morning! i love you soo much! hapi monthsary! pang ilan na ba? hehe... soree! mwah!" . Actually, i forgot that it was the 30th. I was really overwhelmed, he remembered. Tears of joy fell from my eyes as i was smiling.

It was 1,950 days, 64 months, 5 years & 4 mos since i had a roller-coaster, bitter-sweet life with him. Distance has always been a huge part of these. My jealousy, immaturity & stupidity was always a big problem to him but he have learned to manage. We've been together-apart for so long, but these feelings never faltered. No words can explain why i love him, or how come i love him or maybe what's in him that i love. It makes me wonder most of the time but i always end up saying"and so what, i just love him". 

On the other hand, i'm also thinking of the other way around. What is in me that made him hold on for so long, why me or how come it's still me? I really don't know how to describe myself using only few words. Maybe you can check Alanis Morissette's "Everything" , it describes me in someways that's why i dedicated it to him. Even though he saw everything about me, he's still here.

By the way, he love The Beatles so much. I love them too, but loved them more when i met him.
Fortunately we have the same favorite song, I Will.
I was thinking, was it fortune or fate that lead us to this? It's destiny. 
For our 64th month together-apart, we sang this song together.

I WILL by The Beatles.

Who knows how long I've loved you
You know I love you still
Will I wait a lonely lifetime
If you want me to, I will.

For if I ever saw you
I didn't catch your name
But it never really mattered
I will always feel the same.

Love you forever and forever
Love you with all my heart
Love you whenever we're together
Love you when we're apart.

And when at last I find you
Your song will fill the air
Sing it loud so I can hear you
Make it easy to be near you
For the things you do endear you to me
Oh, you know, I will
I will.

The first The Beatles stuff i gave him, a mug.

Let's have a cup of tea.
Thank You Have A Nice Day.