Thursday, July 26, 2012

Day 4: Leaves


If I had written this entry within the past 12 years up until March this year, I could have posted the day 4 challenge as this:

The LEAVE as defined in my CAREER BIBLE.  By virtue of responsibility, this came to be my top of mind recall of the word LEAVE. :)

Not that it is a problem, I strongly believe that the science of managing Human Capital is the thing I do best. 

Now, here's my real entry for day 4.

With some little rays from mother sunshine, this showcase my day 4 subject.

Can't help but sing...

I see trees of green........ red roses too
I see ‘em bloom..... for me and for you
And I think to myself.... what a wonderful world.

I see skies of blue..... clouds of white
Bright blessed days....dark sacred nights
And I think to myself .....what a wonderful world.

The colors of a pretty the sky
Are also on the faces.....of people ..going by
I see friends shaking hands.....saying.. how do you do
They're really saying......i love you.

I hear babies cry...... I watch them grow
They'll learn much more.....than I'll never know
And I think to myself .....what a wonderful world

Day 4 brought to an appreciation of a wonderful world.  Check.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Day 3: Happiness

For people like us who are apart from family and living in a far away land...

Happiness tops when you see people you care most about,

And HAPPIEST when you see how happy they are seeing you too!

A fresh skype call from my folks on this gloomy rainy day in Surrey

I have regular chats and skype dates with my first loves above.  Thanks to Skype and unli-text, they just seem to be living right across the street!!!

One good thing about this migration thing is that my folks learned to embrace technology! Hahaha! Dati hanggang cellphone na QWERTY lang, now Mommy tinkers inside FB and has added touch screen phone in her vocabulary! :)

I have silly grins whenever I think about her that way.  Make way, Lola Techie! My mom's coming yah-way! :) Hahaha!

True happiness is in the simplest of things, and indeed are PRICELESS.
Love you Mom & Pops! 

Day 3 photo challenge graced by 2 moving & talking happy people in a square box from across the seas.Check.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Day 2: Smile

Got my right brain working fast for day 2, because its always easy to catch a happy moment.

Would there be anything best than capturing the smile of a child?

My husband and I couldn't get enough of this sweet-cheeky baby!

Isn't she so charming?  She got bottomless versions of that, and I could post tons!  I'd do that in a separate blog debuting her! We're very happy that while waiting for our own little one, this lovely little earthling gives us a joyful company.   

This little bug is fondly called Mumai. And her real name is Emma Paige.
She is the bunso of our good friends, Allan & Lindsay Vergara.

Her smile captivates mushy people like me!  Wouldn't you just want to hug and cuddle this kind of sugar bug?!! 

Day 2 photo challenge from sweet cheeky little Mumai. Check.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Day 1 Photo Challenge: Food (Crave..not Fave)

Since I've been having dreams of Jollibee the past days, I decided to put my hallucinations to an end.

This I did by making pinoy style spaghetti.  The sweetest-ala-jollibee!

The closest I can be to the taste of it.

Here it is...

Not my fave, but my top crave!

Day 1 photo challenge straight from the stove.   Check.

Using my Right Side of the Brain for 30 days

Sharing pictures has gained worldwide dominion over most of Facebook pages, and to most of us these snapshots are somehow the fastest way of sharing experiences - beyond words and illustration. We take pictures of almost anything to share with family and friends. To us Filipinos, picture taking has evolved from merely documenting special occasions or "Kodakan", to a more informal day-to-day "Pichur...Pichur!" :)  And now, picture taking has taken over our daily runabout with the convenience of our smart phones and digicams... taking pictures are now easy as counting from 1 to 3!
But have you ever wondered why pictures somehow always appeal more than any other information exchange?  Well, according to some studies, looking at pictures pushes someone to think beyond what they see. It is called Picture Thinking, some books coined it as visual-spatial thinking or learning.  When we look at pictures, the processing of the images passes through our right side of the brain, which is the part that is emotional and creative. That is also why creative people are called "right brainers". These are the people who are intuitive, expressive, emotional, music lovers and are fund of colors. (Left brainers on the other hand are those very good in linguistics, analysis, numbers & reasoning). Personal note to self: I wonder where I fall? Parang wala. Hahaha! In psych, this theory is based on what is known as the lateralization of brain functions. Where one part of the brain dominantly controls some specific function/s over the other.

 Brain in Colors
(grabbed from tumblr)
And since I have been in a profession where 'creative AHAs' are mostly restrained and where creative writing were limited to developing company guidelines and preparing employee infraction memos, I'd like to wiggle my brain a bit and challenge myself to do the visual kind of creatives.

For 30 days, I'll try to defy the use of my right brain to post as a blog entry. (Or an excuse to do blogging rather easier?) I'll try to organize info and be creative through pictures simultaneously and candidly! :)

I am challenging myself to this 'one-word' photo challenge instruction.

Hmm, it seems really brain stimulating!

Image grabbed from Pinterest

Am not a pro though, so my pictures wouldn't be 'Photography-mala-SLR' ang dating. :) Images taken really just for the fun of it at malaman if I have even a-little-itsy-bitsy-teenie-weenie creativity in my brain! Hala, parang wala! Hahaha! 

 Ahmhexcited!! Hope you and I will have fun picture thinking!

To follow will be my posting for Day 1.

Ok, Grace ..... Right Brain, Stare!!!  (i love care bears!)

Friday, July 13, 2012

Mr. Dreamboy

The cliche turned out to be bitterly true. 

You'll never get to know somebody's worth until you've lost them.  

He was just there each day, I pass by him every single day. 

I remember the many times his eyes searched mine while he waved his hands and invited me for lunch, patiently waiting each day at that same spot.

And yet, I just deliberately ignored him. 

Now I miss him terribly!

I miss you JOLLIBEEEE! My Mister Dream boy!

I can't get over this longinggggg!!

Here's how close I can be with him, at papatulan ko na.

..Sa chicken joy manok at yum burger bilog..

One day, we'll see each other again, and I promise you my sweetest bubuyog,
hindi na kita iisnabin!

Panlasang Pilipino, At home sa Jollibee!