rise & shine

Where I used to live sunsets are an ordinary, everyday moment of magnificence. We used to drive to our sunset spot in our pick up truck and wait for the sky to turn orange.

Where I live now sunrises greet me everyday as I swing open our window shutters. The colors as magnificent as when the day ends. At the right time, I'm always excited to see the explosion of colors of a new day.

It used to be in front of the sea with feet in the sand. Now, I watch the sun illuminate yet another day with a cup of hot tea in my hand. The same pleasure, different time. Simple joys often neglected.


From Manila to Paris, then to Marseille & to the Côte d'Azur, now in Singapore, clinging to a map of three worlds, where everything becomes all relative.


  1. Simple happiness is given a gift that is indeed precious, so we should all be grateful no matter what ! btw, nice photos, did you use the reflex ???

  2. True, it is a given gift!
    Yes, just borrowing the camera :)
    Thanks, Haze!

  3. Nice photos. what camera did you use?

    1. Thanks Loraine! It's a Canon 7D to which I almost use the automatic mode. Too complicated!

    2. Very good camera...My camera is not that good but good enough. I am looking for a lens-- an uktrawide lens. Kasi yung lens ko ay inexpensive portrait lens. Kailangan lumayo ako nang masyado bago mauhaan ko yung grupo nang tao...

    3. They have really good inexpensive cameras out now. This camera I only borrow from my husband who is more into photography. My needs for a camera is really only the basics tapos masaya na ako!