Weekly Photo Challenge: Flowers

Patience is a virtue, they say. So, it took me tons of patience and more than a day to respond to this week’s photo challenge.  After sifting through a thousand flower-photographs,  I finally decided to post the flowers of the orchid called Vanda Madame Rattana x Vanda Rung Roeng. This plant is a testimony of…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Entrance

During the 1990’s, the faculty of Rufo dela Cruz Memorial School (RCMS) solicited funds to put up the gates and concrete fence of this elementary school  from various sources — charity groups, politicians, alumni, etc. To show their gratitude, they engrave the names of the donors. The gate in the photos is at the east side…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mountains

“Only in La Castellana you could get a perfect view of Mount Kanlaon,” declared my hubby Harry. “If you photograph it in other towns, you wouldn’t be able to capture it at its best.” “…and you don’t have to climb it to commune with nature,” he added. “Besides, no one goes up there without a permit.” “Why?” I…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Broken

The other day after school, my nephew and four of his second-grader classmates dropped by at the house to play some of the toys we’ve accumulated throughout the years.  They laughed and made happy noises upstairs as they played with toy robots, cars, green soldiers, Picachu, etc. Most of these were complementary toys from Jollibee and …

Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful

Nothing is more colorful and attractive in the eyes of a child than chocolates encased in colorful metallic foil wrappers. Take a look at Inday, the one year old daughter of my sister-in-law Joy. The child settled down and put her cuddly toy aside as she oriented on the goodies spread before her. Gold, red, blue,…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Hot

I never imagined getting stuck in a sea of sand but it did happen… not once or twice but dozen times. Well, I guess that is inevitable when working in a site office at the outskirts of Manama, Bahrain. Although the weather forecast says that the temperature is 39°C, it feels more like 45°C and…