Friday, July 24, 2009

100,000+ flickrin' Views

100,000+ views after 3 years of flickr.

27 photos Explored.

94 shooting friends and 229 contacts.

Two exhibits.

That amazing journey that was Lagalag.

49 photos known to be published plus a number requested with no proof of publication coming back.

Two photos sold for 1,500 each

And just recently, 5 photos published in National Artist for Literature Rio Alma’s modern epic “Huling Hudhud ng Sanlibong Pagbabalik at Paglimot sa Filipinas Kong Mahal”.

Thank you very much for the visits, the kind comments and the faves, the adds, the advice and pat on the back, the gentle admonition, and the cherished friendship.

PHOTOS EXPLAINED (top to bottom): According to flickr world, my most interesting photo (Strawberries) followed by my most viewed (The White House) and my most faved and commented (Petronas Twin Towers).

Friday, July 17, 2009


The Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement celebrate its 57th year today and I have never seen such wide array of pansit dishes in my life (top to bottom): (1) the Seafood Marinara who I suspect made me pooh, (2) the Vegetarian Pasta recipe prepared by my boss , (3) a bilao of Pansit Malabon brought in by a former colleague, (4) and more pansit during the night’s party.

Friday, July 10, 2009


…I will take a moment of meditation so I could hear the counsel of the winds, discern the phantoms hiding in the shadows of the castle, and smell the fragrance of flowers grown by weary Lords from the distant frontiers.

…I will carry on the task from which the Kingdom was born, learn from the shattered monuments of the previous two Kings’ suicidal judgements, and promise never again to deviate from the Kingdom’s charter under the penalty of a most painful death.

…I will trim down my army to those who are relevant to the task at hand and have the courage move on, and banish those who pretend to be such but were not.

…I will strengthen the fortresses in the Outer Kingdom and provide the Lords with the arms to fight their battles because it is the villages and farms outside the walls of the castle where the Kingdom draws its strength.

…I will never betray my Kingdom and its people even to allies who gather at my courtyard under the guise of friendship.

…I am the King of my people and the general of my army; I will be decisive, and I will be strong.