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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Endearing Young Charms

Endearing Young Charms (music click here)

Believe me, if all those endearing young charms
Which I gaze on so fondly today
Were to change by tomorrow and fleet in my arms
Like fairy gifts fading away.
Thou wouldst still be adored as this moment thou art
Let thy loveliness fade as it will
And around the dear ruin each wish of my heart
Would entwine itself verdantly still.
It is not while beauty and youth are thine own
And thy cheeks unprofaned by a tear
That the fervor and faith of a soul can be known
To which time will but make thee more dear.
No, the heart that has truly loved never forgets
But as truly loves on to the closeAs the sunflower turns to her
God when he sets
The same look which she turned when she rose.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006


It is hard to explain when I am out here and meeting new guys because I am not sure if I am ready to open up my heart to another soul again. Although it gives me a nice feeling having new friends, I know am still sad deep within me. ....Anyway, the image above is one of my models whom I am going to introduce (just for fun) to my new friend-GERT.

Friday, November 24, 2006


This is not an original idea but I have made them and, my models like those sunglasses. Maybe I can think of another entry later on.

Just go to Home everytime. thanks.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

second challenge of the week

and you can find it here.

first challenge of the week

You can find them here.

warm days

Picture taken at Laguna Beach, Sentosa, Singapore.

I feel so cold today and not feeling so well and, I miss the warm weather in the Philippines. I don't know why I chose the quote below-maybe because I feel like staying home and yet, I cannot.

"Thank God every day when you get up that you have something to do that day which must be done whether you like it or not. Being forced to work and forced to do your best will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues, which the idle will never know." - Basil Carpenter

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Pure Gold Heart

This is one of the paintings I did while I was away..... I have met a lot of women with marital problems, homeless women with lots of children and some young confused teenagers and mothers.

"The Hiding Place

The most secure place to hide a treasure of gold is in some desolate, unnoticed place.
Why would anyone hide treasure in plain sight?
And so it is said, "Joy is hidden beneath sorrow."

MATHNAWI III, 1133-34"

What is the weather over there?

It has been raining since I got up from bed this morning. I really don't want to get up because I slept so bad last night but, I have to wash some dishes and make some spring rolls that I should prepare and cook before the meat expires.

The picture above is another calla lillies that I have painted in Singapore. I have done 3 paintings actually but, I have messed up the first one and it was so ugly in my opinion. Even Myla did not say anything about it. You might be wondering why I have painted calla lillies. It was because Myla likes it and it was the bouquet she had used during her wedding last May.

The original painting is the little one on the top right. This one I have used some filters in Photoshop.

Sunday, November 19, 2006


This is a combination of two colored pencil drawings that I have mixed using photoshop.

I don't have any stories about thanksgiving day because we don't celebrate it in Philippines. We never had the chance to eat turkey. During birthdays, it was a grilled head's pig we partake and spaghetti or noodles. But, I can send my wishes and thanks to everybody who's celebrating thanksgiving day-that I hope you'll all have a nice celebration and a wonderful exchanging and sharing and, in giving thanks to each other and to the many blessings in your lives.

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Friday, November 17, 2006


The calla lilies is a painting I have painted for my best friend Myla when I was in Singapore. My way of giving thanks for our beautiful friendship.
And here is a picture of all my siblings and their families. Growing up in a big family is really a blessing for me and almost everyday, I give thanks to the Lord for taking care of them. I have a long list actually, and that includes my new friends and all my close friends that are scattered around the world.

Lasstly, today is my eldest sister's birthday. she is the third one on the picture. (Hey Ate Elvs-I hope you like my drawing of you-It's just that I hope to see you in this outfit and yet, I am sure you won't even try it. )

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First entry of the day

You can view my first challenge entry of the day. Kindly click here. and the second challenge over here.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

beautiful day!

The sun is shining today but I don't know how long. I get to enjoy the sun for some minutes nowadays and then the skies will turn gray and then it will rain and then it would be much colder.

I know that I wanted to share a lot of things now that I am finally back but, I am still very tired and have not fully recovered from the shoulder and back pain I have got- from the time I was moving my things. I tell you, I didn't know that moving is really hardwork. I hope that in the days to come I would be able to share with you all the other things around me other than myself, the other people in my life, issues that affecting us all etc. It has made me feel bad at one time that I have thought I have become a narcissist. There are reasons why I have limited my sharing and if some of you are following it up, I guess you would know why.

Anyway, the image above is a digitally manipulated colored pencil sketch of a South African woman I have met along the way. Her name is Arafu.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

a brand new day

Lovely faces of three children that I have met along the way….I hope I can paint them in canvass in the near future. Dorontina, Gerg and Delfina.

Starting a new chapter in my life, I feel so blessed that everything around me looks so positive and colorful. Even the fog and gray skies seems to be telling me that they are not staying so long this year(it seems we have the longest winter ever). I have experienced some time when I have moved in my flat last September, waking up in the light of the rising sun from my bedroom window and, watching the setting of the sun while I was cooking. Even the moon have given me so much light that it has saved me to turn on my lamp. Great view. It is one of the blessings that I have got. The rest are--knowing that my old close friends way back and my best friend-no matter how far they were would send me e-mails or call me to tell me that were there to support me. Friends on line that I have not seen but have been truly honest and helpful in my journey. New friends that have helped and gave me things for my flat, and have even lead me to make the right decisions.

You know-it feels so good to know that I am not really alone in this is so beautiful. There is so much to do, so many things to look forward to and I am just so thankful and happy. God is good all the time.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

clear window glass

I like clear glass windows.

Monday, November 13, 2006

My smoke entry

I wasn't able to submit it on time.