Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition

Finally had the time to do a weekly photo challenge.

Just to make up for lost months of no post, I am showing three photos of my take on this week’s theme. And I decided to show juxtapositions of random things with different age groups.

The first photo shows my uncle-grandpa photobombing on a photo of a lechon (roasted pig) on his 92nd birthday. This is so ironic because at his age and health, he should not be allowed to eat lechon. But still it is part of the menu of his birthday feast. And yes, he still eats it.
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The next photo is of me juxtaposed with an old portrait of my great grandmother. Creepy. Need I say more?
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The last photo is of my niece. Her expression is such a cute contrast of how a kid her age should be reacting to the things laid out in front of her.
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This post is in response to Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Community

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Taken using iPhone 5s at Hong kong Disneyland’s Festival of the Lion King.

What best describes a community other than the depiction of the circle of life? Am I right?🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh

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Fresh fruits acting as fresh flowers.

**This post is in response to Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh.

A Workday Escape

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An immediate and easy escape from a long workday is a walk to Burgos Circle and a large Wintermelon Milk Tea of 25% sweetness and crystal sinkers from Serenitea. Easy Fix.😉

(Taken using iPhone5 Panorama option @ Bonifacio Global City)

**This is in late response to Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape.

The Sign Says… Survive!

Being a mid-level employee for five years now, I have devised ways to cope up with the 8 hours (sometimes 10 or more) of mindless drudgery I call a workday.

Some are preventive… like eating right and exercising.
Some are corrective… like traveling, karaoke and having a drink or two after work.

On the job site itself, I keep a small board where I put words of encouragement and other stuffs just to keep me motivated and focused.
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With this, I got a little curious about what some of my colleagues have posted in their desks to keep themselves going through a tough week.

This one’s a reminder about “Working smart, not hard” and having a work-life balance.
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Now, this next one’s my favorite.

If all else fails…
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I’m glad no one had to use this last one.
Not yet, anyway.

**This post is in late response to Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says.

Happy Wednesday = Fresh Oysters!

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This, coupled with a bottle of beer and good friends…
Aaaah. Life is good.

(Taken using iPad Mini @ Claw Daddy’s, BGC)

Nature’s Trade Off

20130716-231000.jpg “Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing, it was here first.”
– Mark Twain

As a citizen of a developing country, it is satisfying to see actual “development” happening via massive infrastructures being built around you.

But seeing tiny plants in pots forcefully brought inside to live inside these infrastructures, one also cannot help but think: Are we trading off nature for development?

For the sake of development, shall Mother Nature be forced to be a foreground that’s out of focus?

I hope not.

 (Photo taken by cdasma using Samsung Galaxy S4)
 
**This post is in (late) response to Weekly Photo Challenge: In the Background.

A Hearty Meal!

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@ Stacy’s in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
**Taken using iPad Mini

Keep Out

I don’t keep my blog site a secret. Though, I don’t overly publicize it as well.
But looking at the visitor and viewer stats, I figured that readers of my blog are very few… and mostly from countries other than mine.

So I was a little shocked to know that my mother has known of my blog, as per my sister. And I immediately told her to NOT read my blog (with a “please” of course).

Not that I have something to hide from her or that I’m feeling like a bratty/rebel teen asking for her privacy (because let’s face it, what’s the point of blogging about something if you don’t want others to read it, right?). But because of two reasons:

1. She will think I’m losing my mind.

I hoped that my blog would be an outlet to rant and release all stresses and unnecessary complaints of everyday reality. So I’m afraid my mother will think I’m starting to lose my sanity and will ask me to move back home or let me see a shrink or something. I just don’t want her to worry.
I once posted a very emo Facebook status and guess what? She called me up and told me not to be so negative. blah blah blah. And I told her, “Ma, relax. I’m fine. Uso lang ang emo sa social networking sites. (Being emo on social networking sites is a thing.)”. After that incident, I created a Twitter account.

2. It’s EMBARRASSING!

Okay. Not only will my mother get to know all my mind grimes, she also gets to check my writing and grammar! I know I’m not the greatest writer in the world (She’s not either. HA!) but still… I can’t forget the day she read a draft essay I wrote back in college. And I got only two words from her: “So elementary!”. Talking about crushing the confidence of your child. HAHA. But she was right. Still… I may have cared 6 or 7 years ago… Now? Eh. So what!

Unfortunately, she’s already seen and read my posts. So, ma, if you’re reading this: “Peace! I miss you and I love you. Thanks for dropping by! Kisses. ;)”

 

**This post is in response to Daily Prompt: Keep Out.

End of a Thursday

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“Remember only God can judge us.
Forget the haters cause somebody loves ya!”

Okay. So I’m borrowing words from Miley’s new single “We Can’t Stop”. Just saw her perform on Jimmy Kimmel and got instantly hooked! So I downloaded it in iTunes and it’s been playing non-stop. And I can still hear it playing in my head when I took this picture last night.

Okay. Enough.

Fangirling mode OFF.

(Oh, how I wish it can be switched off that easily… can’t stooooooooop!)

Dreaming of Bangkok (once again)

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It’s a friend’s birthday and she treated us at a Thai themed restaurant for lunch today. The place was called Just Thai and this photo is of their very cool wall display. You know what this depicts? Monks lining up for alms. Super cool.

Getting to eat Thai food plus getting to experience the ambience of the place, I really missed Bangkok more.

The spicy and delicious food.
The super sulit massages.
The rich and vivid culture.

Ugh!
It is torture.

I wanna hear me some “Sawaatdee Ka!”! Pronto!
Anyone wanna come with?

Weekly Photo Challenge: The World Through Your Eyes

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Excuse me for taking this week’s photo challenge theme literally.
To understand my submission, you should know one thing about me– I am nearsighted.
I was born with congenital myopia and now my eyes need corrective lenses with a grade of -9.00.
So, yeah. The photo shows the world through my eyes when I’m wearing eyeglasses. The center is clear but the top and bottom edges are super blurry. Hence, the photo.

This was taken outside the building where I am a corporate slave during lunch break using iPad Mini. And it was edited using Snapseed.

**This photo is in response to Weekly Photo Challenge: The World Through Your Eyes.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves

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SM Aura, Bonifacio Global City
Taguig City, Philippines
Taken using Samsung Galaxy S4.

**This post is in response to Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves.

Holding Hands

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Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
I took this photo last May 2010.

This truly is a sight to behold.
No amount of words or camera technology can really capture the majesty of this man-made structure. To be able to visit and catch a glimpse of the towers is really an experience that does not only marvel the eyes, but also awakens so many emotions. It really is an art.