July 4th, 2012

Yesterday, we woke up to dark skies and torrential rains. Apparently, it was raining the entire night and I slept through it. To be honest, I even forgot to set my phone’s alarm and if it wasn’t for my kid’s frantic nudging, I would’ve slept even more.

But when I opened my eyes I was surprised to see complete darkness outside my window. As is the usual practice on similar days, I quickly opened the TV to check if classes were suspended.

What I saw was panic. The news was all about flooded streets, stranded vehicles, and heavy downpour. And as is the usual practice of our stupid local officials…no suspensions. I knew that it was up to the mayors (or the school officials) […]  Continue Reading

Wish Papa Was Here

June 17th, 2012

Every Father’s Day I always get nostalgic. Every Father’s Day since 2006, I wish my Papa was still here.

Yes, I admit, I am the epitome of a Papa’s girl. Being the eldest, it was bound to happen.

one of the first pics of me and Papa

To say that I miss him is an understatement. There is not one day that has passed since he left that I don’t think about him. Darn!! I’m getting teary eyed as I write this.

This Father’s Day I have decided to go in another direction. Rather than feeling sad that he is not with me anymore, I want to be thankful for everything that he left behind. […]  Continue Reading

My Photography Tips

May 14th, 2012

A while ago I posted an article about why I won’t give up my DSLR. I thought I would expand upon this now and tell you why I love taking photographs in general. First of all, photography is a great hobby to take up if you are looking for a creative activity to pass the time. It allows you to be as individual as you want and to express your own styles and ideas, while creating something that others can appreciate and enjoy. I love to be spontaneous with my photography and have found that sometimes the old ‘point-and-shoot ‘ method yields the best results, even if you are not expecting it.

However, if you want to be sure that your image will come out great, there are a few things you can  […]  Continue Reading