Against American Odds – Weekly Photo Challenge

The Vietnam War is made famous by the American s defeat despite great effort.   It reveals the weakness in the most modern military power: guerilla warfare.   My photos for this week s photo challenge is about what the Liberation Army did to beat the odds against the American military.   Hopefully, it reveals…

See Through Shadow

Its been awhile since my last blog post and I will begin this post as part of this week’s photo challenge ,Shadow, with a promise to be more regular this 2017.    In a way, I have been away or in the shadows of WordPress for a while.   I have been having little adventures…

2016 – A Year with Few Names 

“Tahom” means beautiful in Ilonggo and I received this pouch from my friend who believes my name should be “beautiful”.  I would like to believe she is right. Perhaps that’s why I use it so often.  I like things with letters or names.  For me, some names are art and life and not just proper…

Portrait of Resilience

It has been difficult since my mother passed away.   There seemed no shortage of challenges and opportunities seemed rare.   I feel blessed though that she taught me a great deal about resilience.   So now this weekly photo challenge reflects me, a self portrait of someone who is  Resilient. I am posting new…

Horizon- Past to Present 

It’s a Sunday morning.   This year we are exploring our own country and heritage.  My son is a dual citizen and before he turns 18 and decides on being Filipino or Canadian, I want him to know more about my country.   So while WordPress is looking for New Horizon or the future, we are…

Moon Magic

Last Monday, earth inhabitants were reminded of the wonders of this universe.   I was rushing home and braving infamous Metro Manila traffic during peak hours to catch the Supermoon. I didn’t catch the moon over my house.  I was too late but I captured the moon over Gingham Lane.     It seemed to bless…

Tiny Traces of Christmas-WPC

I live in a tiny townhouse on Gingham Lane. It provides convenient inspiration for this week’s challenge Tiny     Filipinos start anticipating the holidays as soon as the “ber” months begin. Christmas decorations are up in homes as soon as Halloween paraphernalia goes down. (Thanksgiving is for Americans) Rather than have a Christmas tree…

Transmogrify – WPC/Pinatubo

Our first trek up to Pinatubo Crater yesterday is my inspiration for this week’s photo challenge.   Transmogrify The trek begins in Capas, Tarlac.   You need to take an hour ride on a 4×4 vehicle.  It takes you over the site where the lahar passed.    In June 1991, the fifth largest volcanic eruption took place…

Mall Shine – WPC

I found my Shine at the mall. It’s been a very busy week.   The storm threatened any Shine since Thursday.   On the way home, we passed by these Shiny things that are also Pokémon stops.  

Local Food – Weekly Photo Challenge 

For this week’s theme, my contribution is some insight on local food.   For other local themes please see Local Food reveals locality and georgraphic area  in a particular way.  Some fruit are indigenous to certain areas.   I have been selling fruit from my sister s farm for two years.  Paco farms is located in…

H2O Everywhere 

I have not been inspired lately.  I have been sick at home.   But who says I can’t find inspiration for this week s photo challenge H2O. Today, I found inspiration and contribution in my old photos that highlight this week’s theme. Water. The photo above was taken at sunset. H2O in the clouds and sea…