A photo essay on why we need friends. Photos are coupled with quotes about friends and friendship.
The heart relic of Saint Camillus recently visited the Philippines. This is a photo essay about Saint Camillus, the Camillians, the heart relic visit to the Philippines, plus a personal story.
The number "3" has played a major role in literature, movies, religion and other aspects of our life. This hub examines fun things to know about this number.
How do you call your mother? Mom? Madre? Nanay? Maman? Discover how mother is said in different languages. Then maybe you would like to call your mom in a different language, just to surprise her.
Explains in layman's language the basics of colors and how complementary colors are derived. Accompanied by a photo gallery of red and green colored items.
The Banaue Rice Terraces are ricefields on top of mountains. Photos only capture the essence but not the grandeur of these fields. You have to see them to experience how awesome they are.
Natural as well as man-made things taken with a macro lens opens up a whole new world of patterns, colors, symmetry. These photos will make you ask, "why didn't I see that before?"
If you travel along city streets here in the Philippines, chances are you have encountered colorful and enterprising street hawkers along the way. They have such an interesting array of goods for sale and they bring...
A tutorial about changing the mood of your photos by using layers and blending options in Photoshop. Accompanied by photos showing the effects of using various blend modes.
The significance of two in nature and in our life. Why is there two of many things in our body, in nature, in our society? Find the answer in this hub.
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A tutorial on how to create "small world" photos
This is a response to the challenge of AustinStar to come up with a hub about "extreme close up of things". Although she already placed some of my photos in her hub, I still am making a new hub. I just...
Since my mom celebrated her 90th birthday last year, she seems to have found a new boost to her long dormant hobby of writing. She has taken a new interest in writing poems/prayers and even short stories. I am once...
Whip, grill, beat, debone – did you do these to your food as you prepared your Christmas dinner or your New Year’s feast or even your regular meals? Has it ever occurred to you that you treat your food so...
A photo gallery about the origin and history of the Christmas colors, red, green and gold.
Do you remember the lament of Juliet (William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet ): "What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet." Would any other name really smell as...
If you long for a beach vacation with some extra sites and activities thrown in, then Bohol, Philippines is a place to consider. You can enjoy a tour of the island even if you only have two days to do it. You just...
Have you ever dreamed of getting away from it all and finding your own island paradise where you can commune with nature all day and yet can have all the amenities of modern life anytime you choose to have them? ...
A poem from my 90-year old mom which is a follow-up of her other poem. She said this is an answer to her first poem. It talks about her spiritual connection with God through flowers and tears.
I depart from my usual hubs and give space to a prayer/poem written by my mother who just turned 90. I planned to write her a tribute but somehow that never materialized for one reason or another. Anyway, we...
Why are most pictures put in frames? Sometimes, frames are even more expensive than the picture itself. This article gives some ideas and beautiful examples or how frames can improve your pictures.
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The Ati-atihan dance festival in the Philippines comes around every 3rd week of January. It has both religious and pagan origins and the rhythm of the drums will make you want to join in.
Do you want to improve your photography? If you do, then come and join me and discover a technique I learned (and am still learning) as I go through my adventures in photography. Lines come in many forms –...
Life is magical like the rainbow. I choose to celebrate my 1st year anniversary here in HubPages by sharing photos of rainbow colors. Let's fill our life with colors and it's going to be magic.
“No, I am not interested in doing a mangrove tour” - I told our tour guide. I even told her (with a bit of pride in my voice) that, “my hometown is near a river so I have seen all the mangroves I need...
The Puerto Princesa Underground River is now officially one of the "New 7 Wonders of Nature in the World"! This hub describes what you can see and how to get to this site. Visit the place, it's worth every...
Ferns are one of the easiest plants to grow. They are also very beautiful and graceful and of course they can really contribute to having a healthy, green environment.
An explanation in popular language of how sunset/sunrise colors come about. Accompanied by beautiful photos.
The rose is always so beautiful and meaningful, it is no wonder that poets and songwriters have countless works about them. This hub talks about a bit of history as well as meaning of the rose.
Purple next to blue appears to be the favorite color of many. This hub explores the meaning and significance of the color purple in many aspects of our life.
Yellow is such a happy color, that's why it's my favorite color. Discover the meaning and importance of the color yellow in our life.
A photo gallery with descriptions and tidbits about the life of common bugs in the garden.
Why do people go to Boracay (Philippines)? What makes them enjoy their stay there? Boracay is a photographer's haven, so ever since I started my photography adventure, I have been going back there. Some will say, but...
Patterns always appear pleasing to the eyes. They give some sense of harmony especially if they are in nature. This is a photo-essay about patterns around us.
An explanation in popular language on how a pearl is made. Also talks about the various kinds of pearls and how to detect true from false pearls.
The many various ways that animals show "love" for their young, their family, their mate. There is nothing "animalistic" about their acts of "love".
Photos and quotes together make for beautiful, inspiring messages everyday.
You might be surprised to discover that the courtship strategies used by animals are so creative and sometimes out of this world. We human beings might be able to learn a thing or two from these animals.
As we grow older we start worrying about memory loss. But there is a simple strategy to prevent memory loss and even Alzheimer's. It is easier than you think. Learn about it in this hub.
Read about the reasons why we all need sleep. What are the activities that take place during sleep? When you know these, then you will understand our need for sleep.
Life begins at 60! I promised myself that when I retire at 60, I will only do things that will make my heart sing! So photography and writing and lately volunteer work are now the songs in my heart.