All posts tagged: flowers

I Have Arrived

Today, I’m very much grateful that I made notes of my teacher’s teachings (the one that passed away last year). As I read through them, I’m happy to see that knowing she was talking to a stubborn 30s me, that I can understand now what she was teaching, amazing me even more at the depth of her knowledge/wisdom. Sometimes I’d accuse her of being too harsh, and she’d say “I have toned down. I have nowhere near given you what I’m capable of.” Hahah, true. I’m grateful that I have ‘arrived’ at where she wanted me to be or see. There is always a repetition of “be” where you are, wherever and whatever I find myself in. And even if for a few minutes I indulged in missing her, acknowledging that she’s really gone, the feeling went away fast when I got distracted by a call and now there is only gratitude for more chances of learning and sharing and living and loving in this life, this body. Much love to you my friends. ♥♥

September

September brings the very particular sensations of fall. The clean, crisp air begins to fill us up with welcome relief from the summer’s heat and thoughts that journey back to days gone by. We reflect upon the past. A melancholy sometimes comes, a longing for people and situations that used to give us such joy. There is nothing unnatural about these thoughts. We let them come and we let them go. Our thoughts are cascades; our moods turn like the leaves. We let nature color our world without succumbing to sadness or depression.We allow nature to run her course through us in peace and understanding. P.S. I welcome me back! ⊂( ・ ̫・)⊃

Fisheye one #1

Finally! I had my first roll of film developed yesterday that were all shot with my lomography fisheye one. Some of them turned out well and others didn’t. I learned a few things though after seeing the results. when shooting with this kind of film – Color Negative ISO 100: 1. shoot it on a bright sunny day – outdoors 2. never forget to advance the film before you shoot again or it will only under-expose the shot 3. use flash always when shooting indoors And for this kind of camera: 1. never go too close to a subject as the lens will give a black effect on the right lower part (see photo of my mailbox) 2. use higher ISO film for indoors 3. don’t use viewfinder as it will only make the fisheye effect off-center or could it be how I loaded the film?(more to the right) Camera: Lomography Fisheye One Film: Lomography CN 100 35mm Flash: built-in Processing: Color Negative C41

official silly day

Happy 1st day of April everyone! Yes, how can it be April already? It’s the only day where being silly is officially recognized. But be gentle with the people you’re going to play prank today 🙂 Sometimes you need to do crazy things to get out of your crazy mood… And also, sometimes you need to just sit still until it passes. 🙂

gratitude walk

Today is Black Saturday in the Lent season of Catholics, a time to fast and abstain from anything you favor in life. So, I was thinking whether to go on my daily walking. I still went ‘coz I call it my “gratitude walk” anyway and I label myself as part Catholic (it’s where I started) and more of a Buddhist these days. I make my daily walk a “gratitude walk” by consciously focusing on all that is right in your world and feeling. The deep inner thankfulness, contentment and peace. I let the gratitude build on gratitude until there is just one seamless flow of ease and openness. ***Photos were taken today using my mobile device and edited on Snapseed.