Today, we challenge you to show us what “express yourself” means to you. It could be the delightful, gummy grin of a baby grand-nephew, a message of love written with a biplane in the sky, the clenched fist of anger and frustration, or even a lunch with an attitude.
Express myself? A rainbow would truly express my personality. I could be a different color each minute. Not that I’m a moody type of a person though. My friends would always tell me that I have a colorful frame of mind and I’m never dull so I think this photo would really express who I am. Plus hubby always tell me that I’m usually sweet so that explains the chocolate. Hihi! 😀
“Be uniquely you. Stand out. Shine. Be colorful.
The world needs your prismatic soul!”
— Amy Leigh Mercree
-the state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled.
Since my off from work falls on Wednesdays and Thursdays, I got to experience the serenity of Bonifacio Global City’s business district during weekends. It’s always been like a ghost town. Few cars, joggers and the occasional film shootings and the likes. Aside from those, nothing. I can’t help thinking that it’s also like walking the streets of The Walking Dead series. Not a single soul in sight and any moment those zombies will chase you. Lol! Oh well. Just me and my infinite imagination. 😀
Low-light photography can be difficult to get right,
but sometimes the absence of light can make for a compelling, dramatic photograph.
Experimenting with shadows can be a fun and rewarding way to push yourself to try something new with your camera and your surroundings, and look beyond the obvious shot. You can choose a literal interpretation and shoot an actual shadow, or you can play with the light and dark, and create a moody scene, or capture your subject in a rich and interesting way.
It’s been raining for the past couple of days now. It made the sky somehow shadowy and the days extra gray. The air has that chilling breeze of melting snow, especially in the morning (Like I know how that feels, I’m from somewhere tropical. Lol). I chose this photo since I’m always fascinated by clouds.
Use your photo this week to show us something new-to-you for 2015.
It could be a photo that tells us something about your dreams: a place you hope to travel.
Something that represents a new goal you’d like to reach — the house you’re saving up for, the gates of a school you’d like to attend, the cover of a magazine you’d love to publish in.
Highlight a new person in your life, and all the possibility that relationships contain.
Or keep things lower-key, with an image of a favorite gift you received,
an inspiring book you just started reading, your new puppy,
or the hiking trail you hope to master.
New year. New opportunities. New adventures.
Let’s inspire one another — show us what’s new.
I want to empty my bookshelf of unread books and that’s my first goal this year. I believe the photo clearly represents it. See the hidden message? Read. Your. Book. Case. That’s pretty awesome! 😀 Other than my goal of reading every unread books I have which is tons, I want to have this bookshelf badly. Stumbled upon it on MoIllusions and I immediately fell in love. This is built by Italian designers Eva Alessandrini and Roberto Saporiti of the Italian furniture design firm Saporiti. I don’t know how much it cost though. Not sure if I can afford it, but I’ll inquire. I really want this! 😀
“A library of mostly unread books is far more inspiring than a library of books already read. There’s nothing more exciting than finishing a book,
and walking over to your shelves to figure out what you’re going to read next.”
— Gabe Habash [The Wonderful and Terrible Habit of Buying Too Many Books,
PWxyz (news blog of Publishers Weekly), February 16th, 2012]
-the quality, state, or sensation of being warm;
moderate and comfortable heat.
-enthusiasm, affection, or kindness.
-vehemence or intensity of emotion.
I’m sorry that you’re disappointed about me not wearing a bikini. I don’t want to risk my friends having nightmares. Lol! The photo was taken at Subic, Zambales which is a place that’s so dear to me. That’s where my Mom’s hometown is and the beaches are divine. I usually just sit there basking in the sun while taking a nap or reading a book. I wish I could go back one of these days. 😉
This holiday season, we’re throwing you a photo challenge color curveball.
Many of us around the world are ensconced in the holiday season.
You may be surrounded with blue and silver if you’re celebrating Hanukkah;
black, red, and green, if you’re celebrating Kwanzaa;
or festooned with reds and greens if Christmas is coming to your house.
With this week’s challenge, show us what yellow means to you.
I know this is so cliche, but for a working mom like me, seeing the yellow sun finally setting with the sky turning orange, vibrant pinks and frosted purples every day is a relief. It actually means that my day would soon come to a wrap. That I could already spend quality time with the family after spending my entire day at the office. That I could sink comfortably in bed, sipping coffee with a book in a hand while cuddling my boy to sleep. What a pleasant thing sunsets are right? 😀
“Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly,
and do every day what should be done,
and every sunset will see you that much nearer the goal.”
— Elbert Hubbard
(of a star or light, or a shiny object) shine with a gleam that
varies repeatedly between bright and faint.
Say hello to my glass of lemonade on the rocks. Definitely my favorite for quenching thirst. See how it twinkles? Like inviting me to refresh my soul? Lol. This always come in handy from my part of the world where the temperature is ovenlike more often than not. CHEERS! 😀
“I believe that if life gives you lemons,
You should make lemonade.
and try to find somebody whose life
has given them vodka and have a party.”
— Ron White
Gone, but not Forgotten
In today’s challenge, show us what “gone, but not forgotten” means to you.
It could be a photo of a faithful canine friend who’s chasing squirrels in a better place,
a spot in your city, town, or village that reminds you of a relationship now over,
a talisman that reminds you of something that you can never get back,
a photo of you in your smashing 70s silver lamé jumpsuit,
or the crumbs that remain from the delicious cheesecake you baked.
I get a little sentimental when I’m staring at my Harry Potter books. I miss the series, the characters and okay.. the movies. The feeling of missing a best friend who moved in a different neighborhood and a couple of years has passed without even sending you a simple text message. Feels. Yeah, I know I have the books and the series is not gone as in gone and I can just read them whenever I want to, but still. I wish the series has continue or some snippets from their present life after everything perhaps. This would never be forgotten and I swear I’ll be forever a Potterhead. 🙂
“No story lives unless someone wants to listen.
The stories we love best do live in us forever.
So whether you come back by page or by the big screen,
Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.”
— J. K. Rowling
(of several people or things) come together from different directions so as eventually to meet.
This was taken at the airport when we need to pick up my Granny when she arrived from Seattle. That’s my Mom and Dad with my son (far left), my nieces and my nephew. This photo is priceless and I titled it The Grannies for some obvious reason. Go figure! 😀
“The best baby-sitters, of course, are the baby’s grandparents.
You feel completely comfortable entrusting your baby to them for long periods,
which is why most grandparents flee to Florida.”
— Dave Barry
(of an object, outline, or shape) having angles or sharp corners.
This is where I stroll every day right after I got out from work. I captured this photo because I thought the place is so Polly Pocket inspired. I wander the shops and restaurants along the curb to ease the stress work has cast upon me. I titled my photo Angle Wanderer since the place is full of beautiful angles waiting for me to capture while I wander. 😀
“All that is Gold does not glitter.
Not all those who wander are lost.”
— J. R. R. Tolkien