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.
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 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 have so many...
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...
Christmas traditions may vary in every place. However, singing Christmas carols may be common even if the way it's done differs. Caroling in small towns and big cities here in the Philippines, differ.
A photo gallery about the origin and history of the Christmas colors, red, green and gold.
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.
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.
“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 to see in...
An explanation in popular language of how sunset/sunrise colors come about. Accompanied by beautiful photos.
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.
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...
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.
Photos and quotes together make for beautiful, inspiring messages everyday.
What do you do with your tea bags or tea leaves after drinking? Don't just throw them away. You might be surprised at the other uses of tea. Find out in this hub how else you can use them
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.
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.