choose a filter


I am writing this while seated by the window in a 12 or 14-seater van. The tinted windows make it dark inside I could not read a book. 

While I am enjoying my view by the window (I love window seats, btw), I notice that because of the tinted windows, everything looks gloomy from the inside of the van when in fact it is bright and sunny outside.

Then I realized that sometimes it is how we see things. Sometimes we see things differently from what it actually is. 

In an iPhone camera, there are 8 filters – Mono, Tonal, Noir, Fade, Chrome, Process, Transfer, Instant. In the Camera360 application, there are even more. 

Seeing things and situations is like taking pictures. There are those that do not need a filter because you can already see beauty in its rawness, that you can already accept it for what it is. And sometimes there those that you need to use filter on – like you have to see the other side, find its sense and beauty by choosing a filter that suits you.

Things don’t always go the way we want it. And during those days, let’s just try to choose a filter by which we look at those things or situations from. Let’s choose the filter that will not worsen the way we see them, but rather help us see things more clearly or in a different color.

Ooops. I’m almost about to get off. Gotta go! ๐Ÿ˜‰


As of today: 32 origamis. 

For the past 31 days since the start of the year, I have been folding origami hearts and butterflies every day. Inside each folded paper, is a note of things I am grateful for, random good deeds I witnessed from random people I don’t even know, quotes that made me smile, or a touching one-liner message from a friend that day. I do that every single day.

It may seem easy for some. For me, there are times it’s not.
This challenge is teaching me to have an eye for things that I should be grateful for – grand or simple, big or small.

I may not look as happy as I sound like, but I really am. :)
Let’s just say that I am just a pessimistic trying to be optimistic one origami a day, one day at a time. And no matter what I am going through, I’m still gonna keep on trying for 334 days more.

Aja to me!

Ganbarimasu pa! ๐Ÿ™ƒโ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ™ƒ

“Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.” ~Unknown

my first vlog!

I’ve been wanting to try doing a video blog, known as vlog. I’m not good at making videos and I do not know how to. I just wanna try something new, other than postingย pictures in an album and uploading videos individually. I find it a nice idea to make them into one “movie”. My friend, Maya (who I fondly call “master”), told me about iMovie. I then downloaded it in my iphone and played with it trying to create my first movie.

Here it is. My first vlog! (please bear with me.. *first timer*)

I hope you enjoyed watching as I did in creating this first “movie”, and as we had fun in Sandbox. :)


2015 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,500 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 42 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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You are ushering in another day, 
untouched and freshly new. 
So here I am to ask you, God, 
if You'll renew me too. 
Forgive the many errors that I made yesterday 
and let me try again dear God 
to walk closer in Your way. 
But Lord, I am well aware, 
I can't make it on my own. 
So take my hand and hold it tight, 
for I cannot walk alone." (from Catholic Online) #morningprayer #thursday

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