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This charming little woman reminds me of my grandma who passed away years ago.

The first time I met her is 60km away from my home town. She was wearing her tribal dress and she didn't know how to speak vernacular (Bisaya) but she only spoke her tribal language. I was amazed with her courage to walk all the way from her ancestral place to the main city. I wanted to ask her why she went down to the city, why she left her beautiful place just to be in the chaotic city.

And after nine months, I met her again in the streets of my home town asking for food and coins. Her smile reminds me of my lola (grandma) and coincidentally, it was my lola's birthday when I saw her again. Maybe that's why I feel good about her. 

She can hardly understand every word I say but I was able to ask her some questions. She told us that she lives under the bridge with some people and she came from the Manobo tribe. She also told us that she came from San Fernando, Bukidnon, which one will take hours riding a bus just to get there. But I was AMAZED about her smile, her tattoos and her earrings. Her smile was so charming. Then I forgot asking  her name. haha 

It was just so amazing to meet a real Manobo like a random person in our slightly civilized city.

Her demure smile is precious.
Honestly, I wanted to take care of her. She gave me this feeling that my lola is still here with us and I love taking care of my lola. But I think it is better to leave her on her own. And I know that God will take care of her :)

By the way, I have a Dropr portfolio, you should check out that site. IT'S AWESOME THERE! :)



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Rai-rai @ 18

aren't they cute? hihi looks more like a pre-nup to me :P

one of my favorites
that was a long post, phew!

ze photos ye just devoured are ze pre-debut shoot I just had zis weekend. We had two sets but I just merged it because I just want a looong post haha This was also my first time to have a collaboration shoot with a friend or a colleague who then brought two professional photographers, damn I repeat PROFESSIONAL. haha At first, I was like OMFG I find it hard to move a lot because I was a bit starstruck and I feel pressured knowing that they are professional and I'm one hell of a noob or amateur (comparison, yes hello) HAHA I know that I should not act that way but at the end, instead of being nervous, I used this opportunity to learn from them about this profession. 

After that day, honestly, I regret a few things, I should have acted professionally (to the pro-photographers) and talked more to show who really I am because I was like a wallflower back then. I just watched them do their thing and let them dominate the day. I should have tested the waters more.

Despite everything, it was an awesome experience. I am looking forward for another collaboration soon and I hope that it will turn out better than this :)


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Lysistrata: Sex or War

What would you choose, Sex or War?

I think I already know your answer HAHA 

Well anyway, I think this is my second time to watch a theater play and I am starting to love it! I think it is much more awesome at some point to watch "real" talent perform live than to watch highly post-processed movies. I love watching how perfectly imperfect human beings we are. I love witnessing the impromptu bloopers on stage and watch how the actors cover their mistake. If he/she can cover it smoothly, he/she is an awesome and talented actor. :) From now on, I will watch theater plays more often because I think it's AWESOME! hehe 

Lysistrata: Sex or War is a play by the DC8 (theater something, whatever, it's just has to do with theater) students and this is their final requirement for the course and soon, I will be in the same situation if God permits hehe. 

The plot was about the housewives who missed their husbands, who left for war. Then the housewives wanted to stop the war for they can be with their beloved husbands and make love. The group of housewives was led by Lysistrata.

The play was really fun, full of moaning and whatnots. HAHAH 

The premiere night was a big success! The seats were sold out! and amazingly, they have FREE FOODS! YAY! nothing is better than free and tasty food!

The housewives recites their oath over a bowl of wine.
battle of the sexes. (sorry for the head shadows, unfortunately, there were big people seated in the front, so yea)
muse of the night: the lovely Ezel! :)
I just love their dresses, so elegant and simple. KUDOS to the designer.
awesome Rusty is awesome

Boom! werk it gurl!
le couple and the highlight of the night! haha

love prevails us all

told ya, it was full house!
Actress of the night :)
Muse of the night :)

[left] Remember "Jeren?" back from Cosina and also with Jess :) [right] People lining up for le FREE FOOD weeh!

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