Family Features: Home, from Badak’s Eyes

Badak loved playing. She would be out with neighbors’ kids for hours at a time, playing any game from any one variety of tag to the different village role plays. She especially liked the scenery at our provincial neighborhood, though, and these are photos of the neighborhood from her short height. Most of the photos…

Monochromatic Throwbacks

Monochromatic, as suggested by WPC. Also known as: a perfectly valid excuse to post pictures I kept and did not care to share. When You Look Closer. Behind every beautiful scene is an invasion waiting to happen. Seriously, beneath those lilies, toads were waiting. Some are even on ready-to-leap positions and when you look closer, they’re…

Family Features: Sofia Jen

Sofia Jen is a 10-year-old niece who lovingly calls me Nanay (a dialect for Mom.) She got a solo hold on the camera (for the first time) for a few hours, and their teacher brought them around the local neighborhood to take pictures for school. Browsing through her pictures, I  noticed that she liked pairs, especially…

The ‘Ber Months Mean Christmastime

In a country like mine, riddled with 26 storms a year and tragedies come more often, we take happiness from whatever source we could. September, the start of the ‘Ber months, means Christmas is coming, and out come the garlands, trees, wreaths, mangers, and what Christmas decorations you may think of. These are in the…