52Photos Project #8: In the Circle

52 Photos Project

I chose these photos of three boys that slumped on the pavement and appeared to be engrossed in their discussion. Karen, the feline, wanted to be IN THE CIRCLE, too. Wondered what they were talking about this time I captured these photos. I can’t remember anymore. 🙂

si kenneth bumabangka


-sali ako-karen

I will check on what the others have for this week’s theme here.


Complicated Love – Story #4

I give this story the title:  Take Pity on Yourself

These days I had been hearing about how relationships go with the younger generation, or how odd they seem to be.  I am sure that these things are not new and people in my generation will probably utter, “Not new,” or “Heard of it before,”. or even “Been there, done that.”  Complicated love situations is not exclusive to this younger generations.  Thing is, these experiences seem to come earlier these days when children are children those days and children act like adults sooner than parents or guardians expect these days. 😦

The couple in this story were very still very young when they started to have a relationship.  Well, from my point of view it would seem that way, and probably some others in my generation would disagree that they were still very young when they had this relationship.  To continue the story, the boy and the girl became ‘sweethearts’ for more than half a decade so it would seem that the relationship was getting stronger.

One day, the young man decided to call it quits because of the many reasons he had.  The young woman who was very much in love still would not allow it to happen.  In fear of depression on the part of the girl and of pity, the young man agreed that they should probably give the relationship a chance to heal and recover.  However, for the many attempts, the relationship did not prosper as the young man perceived it to be.  He again attempted to end the relationship to which, as expected, the young woman did not agree.  She begged and begged and in fear and in pity, the young man persuaded to agree with what the young woman wants – to give it a chance again and again.  As the days went on, this became a repetition, a lonely cycle for both of them.

My thoughts:

I could not imagine myself begging when the other party rejects me or dumps me.  I know some people will tell me that it is easier said than done, that people in love would do the extreme.  I could agree with that but not to the point of demeaning my self-worth.  No man, or woman, could harm me deliberately or unintentionally by making me beg.  It is not the end of the world when your partner or boyfriend or girlfriend falls out of love for you.  It could be worst to insist on the relationship to go on when it is not working anymore for both of you.  Love is a mutual thing and if the other party cannot afford to give it freely anymore, why go on?  Life does not end when this sh*tty things happen.

The young of today, as I observed, are so obsessed when they get into a relationship.  It happens mostly with the girls or with the young women, who involve themselves so much in a relationship, probably because they are prone to be affected by emotions.  What I have realized in life when it comes to relationships is the truth in what someone said that a young man or woman must first make themselves whole before getting in, and not fill up themselves with the illusion that they are whole because of their partner or loved one.  It is such a pitiful thing to be living only because of the existence of the other.  There must be reservations for one’s self always.  There has to be a larger portion left for the self when break-ups happen to be able to rise up from the situation.

I understand that it is not easy to get over but I believe that anybody can get over a failed relationship.  It has to start from the will to move on.

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52Photos Project #6: Bright

52 Photos Project

When I encounter the word BRIGHT, what comes to mind immediately are bright smiles. Derived from a song, a smile is everlasting and can bring people to you. I have proven this a lot of times, a smile that I wear gives me back another sparkling smile. I believe that it makes the heart warm and it makes other people feel good.

“Being beautiful, doesn’t make you smile, doesn’t make you happy, doesn’t make you nice. Being nice and happy and always smiling makes you beautiful.” –
Levita Charin
“Smiling does not necessarily mean you’re happy. Sometimes it just means you’re strong.” – Nishan Panwar
“I was smiling yesterday,I am smiling today and I will smile tomorrow. Simply because life is too short to cry for anything.” – Ritu Gathourey
“I may smile bright. But that doesn’t mean that I’m not losing this fight. It doesn’t mean there’s no struggle within me. It doesn’t mean I’m everything I seem to be.”- author unknown
“A laugh is a smile that bursts.” – Mary H Waldrip

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Make Noise with Cymbals!

China type clash cymbals
China type clash cymbals (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I was contemplating on the recent corruption cases in the country this moment.  It crossed my mind what if each marcher in the rallies against the pork barrel scam will bring a pair of Wuhan China Cymbal 20 Inch and make noise with it.  That would be perfect to cry for the abolition of the PDAF.

Cymbals are percussion instruments that can be used by marching groups as they create indefinite pitches.  Larger cymbals are known to produce louder sounds.

So let’s make some noise with cymbals! Deafen the deaf!


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Photohunts: Fave and Shadows



One of our favorite restaurants is Banapple. It is not only the big servings but the tasty food, cakes and beverages. The place is actually a cafe restaurant but they also serve food for lunch and dinner. The restaurant’s layout gives you that comfortable feeling. Their service crews are very courteous, too.


Last Saturday night, we had our dinner at Banapple along Katipunan Avenue. The super Caesar salad is a must-try.


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