Posts Tagged ‘postaday’


Weekly Photo Challenge: Intricate Indian Warli Art

May 2, 2015

An Indian friend and schoolmate brought me once to a rural village located outside Bombay. We traveled some four hours from Pune. It was rainy and the road was quite muddy. It was an unforgettable day because I slide down the slippery road — a la  skating on ice though I have never experienced that. Nevertheless, it was worth the effort because we met the Indian tribal artist, Mr. Mase if I recall his name correctly. I marveled at his intricate art works which he created using only matchsticks and tempera paints. I wonder if he is still using the same tools and materials. His works depicted Indian wedding rituals and community celebrations. His detailed drawings were done on brown paper covered with cow dung.


Tribal Artwork Made Using Matchsticks and White Tempera Paints



(SMS) Super[b] Messages S’akin /S’atin

April 17, 2015

I receive a lot of beautiful text messages that are inspiring, encouraging, and enriching. I note down anything that I find worth reading again and again. Although I know that some are available in the market in book form, receiving individual text messages specifically addressed to us at the right moment may lift our spirit up, lighten our mood, make us smile or laugh, be wary or cautioned, etc. A good one helps in changing our moods, makes a gloomy day brighter and above all makes us feel good just at the thought of being remembered.

Time is gold. For someone to think of us even for just a moment, find the time to send or forward their thoughtful messages to us is something we should be thankful for. For in just a click, Sent Messages S‘atin can make distance—between the receiver and the sender—distant no more!

Though I am not a religious person, I like inspirational text messages—those which tell of God and our relationship with Him.

Scam Messages S‘atin — I particulary abhor!


Quotable Quotes from PSD Students in Support of Filipino Sign Language

April 15, 2015

From my files: Photos grabbed from the Q & A Session after the Showing of Silent Odyssey at the Philippine School for the Deaf last year.
PSD Stude 1 PSD Student 3 PSD Student 4 PSD Student 2

The showing was initiated by the Faculty and Personnel Club of PSD led by Jun Sevilla.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold

April 4, 2015


A threshold is a point of entering; that point just before a New beginning… Once you pass this point at Fort McHenry, a Historic Zone, it will be the beginning of a journey into the Past. [Shot in Baltimore, Maryland]

The fort is best known for its role in the War of 1812, when it successfully defended Baltimore Harbor from an attack by the British navy in Chesapeake Bay September 13–14, 1814. [Wikipedia]


Weekly Photo Challenge: Reward for the Lollipop[?]candy Turkish style

February 28, 2015

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Reward.”

Varied-coloured sticky but delectable and yummy-looking candies are rolled to a stick…

Candy    … by this young Turkish man

… He gets “rewarded” for it by the young lady who looks appreciative of his effort and dexterity in making the lollipop [?]- Turkish style. Sorry! I forgot the name but I did ask the man what he was selling.

Of the photos above,
I love the language of hand transaction — of giving and receiving
conveying an act
of stranger’s two-getherness even just for moments.

Shot on the road leading to Hagia Sophia Mosque in Istanbul.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Symmetry_New York City

February 14, 2015
Remembering Sept 11

Remembering September 11

New York Public Lib

New York Public Library

St Malachy's - The Actor's Chapel

The Actor’s Chapel

Rockefeller Center

The Rockefeller Center


Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow_Catching the Sun

December 22, 2014

Late afternoon. Catching the sun while the car was on the move…



Yellow_3[Shot in Delaware, USA]


Weekly Photo Challenge: Community of Music Lovers

December 13, 2014

In just looking at the drums,

I could hear the sound,

and imagine the sight.


 …when the drums roar!!!


and the Musicians play and beat ’em with gusto!!




The Community of Music Lovers appreciatively listen to the performers.

 [Shot in Hong Kong outside the Cultural Arts Center]


Daily Prompt: The Excitement Never Ends / Fort McHenry

September 9, 2013

The joy and excitement that i had with my relatives in the U.S. shall never end every time I’d look see at this photo taken at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland last July. It isn’t often that our feet gets off the ground. This is one of those rare times. Surely, we all had lots of fun!

Fort McHenry_Maryland

[L to R] Te, Rose, Even, me, Ronnie, Oying and Angel. Photo by Rowell


Daily Prompt: Blogger with a Cause_Focus on Sped Children

September 4, 2013

WordPress Daily Prompt: If your day to day responsibilities were taken care of and you could throw yourself completely behind a cause, what would it be?

My response is: It would be realizing my dream of making one documentary film each on special children and persons with disability for awareness campaign purposes to make our citizens, especially in the rural areas to see these people’s potentials … for the audience to see what they CAN DO, not what they are not capable of doing … for the audience to know and understand their condition so that they can welcome them to the society. I have been working along this line since 2006, sparked by my grandniece with autism. Since then, I continue to advocate for inclusive society for these people through my films. And no matter how long I take to make one because of lack of resources, God provides somehow.

For a while, I have again set aside my work on the Cerebral Palsied to collaborate with my niece on a project focused on Down Syndrome. Since we are working along the same line of thinking, it isn’t difficult for me to align with her own target and objectives. Still in production stage, I have yet to interview a geneticist. Afterall, my working title which keeps on evolving is: “KIDS THREE 21.” It refers to the extra chromosome 21 that causes Down Syndrome.

Grabbed Frame_DS_Sto tomas elem

One of our subjects

DS Shoot 3

Interview with the mother of a child with Down Syndrome


John Mark Yulo. He wasn’t able to go to school but he is functional among all the persons with Down Syndrome that I have so far met. He can communicate and expresses his likes and dislikes clearly. He is, well, like all others with Down Syndrome very affectionate.