Week 39/52 : I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on earth … then I ask myself the same question

I meant to post this around Halloween, but I decided to post the other portrait of me holding a skull instead because it seemed more fitting.

I think everyone has wished that they could fly at one point in their life. I dream of it everyday, especially now with the worsening traffic situation here in the Philippines.

(Quote in the title is by Harun Yahya)

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Week 38/52 : We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones

We visited cemeteries today and I brought back a little souvenir. Just kidding! The skull came from HERE. But we really did visit cemeteries today. I know it’s tradition to go on November 1, but we wanted to avoid the rush so we decided to go today. Tomorrow, instead of sitting around in traffic and battling the crowd, we get to stay home and rest, yay!

Happy Halloween everyone!

(Quote in my title is by Stephen King)

Week 34/52 : We sometimes think we want to disappear but all we really want to do is be found

I went through a little bit of an emotional rollercoaster ride this weekend. I had an unwelcome (and unexpected) encounter with someone I haven’t heard from for a while, and the person I did want to hear from went MIA for several days. I felt abandoned and mocked by the universe. This wasn’t helped by the fact that I had been marathoning The Fosters for the past few days, so my emotions were already on edge. I spent my weekend moping around and crying, not knowing if I was crying about Callie (from the show), or myself. But I feel a lot better now, and I was able to use my emotions to come up with a self portrait idea, so at least something good came out of it.

Week 32/52 : Bleed

Shot this self portrait last week. I had this image in my mind for a while now, so I figured I might as well try to execute it. It didn’t turn out exactly how I pictured it, but I do like the final result.

Taking self portraits like this makes me miss my sister even more. In the past it would have been so easy to ask her for help to get this low angle shot. But since she’s thousands of miles away now, I had to resort to using a shoe box and some remote controls we had lying around. And even then I had a hard time framing the shot, about 1/3 of them had my head cut off T__T

Week 13/52 : Happy Easter

I almost wasn’t able to post this in time because PLDT is acting up again. It took me about 15 tries before I was able to log in to Flickr today.  Hopefully they’ll fix that soon.

Anyway, I was trying to come up with an idea for my self portrait yesterday when a delivery man arrived at our house with a box full of eggs. I figured since Easter was coming up, I might as well use them.

Thank you to my sister for helping me with this.  I asked her to hold the eggs at first while I took pictures, but she had a hard time keeping them in place without her hand taking up half the photo, so we switched.  I wasn’t sure how this would turn out while we were shooting, but I really like the final image.

Week 10/52 : Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back, and reasons to stay

Uploading this a little late. Although to be fair I shot this on Saturday and edited it on Sunday. I wasn’t completely satisfied with how I edited it so I kept playing around with it. I’m still not that pleased with it but it will have to do. I do like how my “dress” looks in this shot though. I put “dress” in quotation marks because it’s actually just a white top and a long piece of white fabric. I shot this in front of our house so I would have more space to spread the “skirt” out, but that didn’t turn out too well because it was so windy. In the end I just held the fabric in place and pieced the skirt together in Photoshop. (Aside from the wind, I also had a problem with passersby giving me weird stares while I was shooting this. There was this one guy on a motorcycle who must have driven past me at least 3 times while I was shooting. He probably thought I was crazy.)

The quote I used for my title was by the Dalai Lama XIV, and the lovely birds were from wolverine041269 on deviantArt. They were pre-cut too! :D

Week 6/52 : Happy hearts day

(Belated) Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I hope your day was filled with lots of love, whether it be romantic or not :) I spent my day with family and Ckloy so I know that I was surrounded by people who love and care for me. My aunt and uncle are visiting from California so we took them to Liliw to go tsinelas shopping. The trip was for their benefit but I think I enjoyed myself as much as they did. After all, what girl doesn’t enjoy a good shoe shopping adventure. I ended up buying 3 new pairs of shoes for a great deal. Then, later that evening we had a nice dinner at Palaisdaan, and when we got home, Ckloy and I spent the rest of the night playing Summoners War together. Shoes, good food and video games with the people I love – I can’t ask for anything better than that :D