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]