Stone marks

We visited a park in Vancouver once, and by the coast, we saw an area covered with shells and stones. Upon closer inspection, we saw that the stones actually had writings and drawings on them. There was one, in particular, that caught my attention.

"Miss U dad"

“Miss U dad”

Sunday Morning Photos: Behind the Lens

My friends and I attended a Photography Seminar called “Behind the Lens”. It was interesting to listen to an actual photographer, but the highlights of the day were definitely the “capturing” parts. We met a bunch of kids who were playing by the grass near the venue, and took pictures with them. It was refreshing to see them run around and play, mindless of computer screens and cellphone buttons.

There was a time when we didn't mind taking a little fall

There was a time when we didn’t mind taking a little fall

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No Hobbit like Sam

Don’t you leave him! they said to me. Leave him! I said. I never mean to. I am going with him, if he climbs to the moon; and if any of those Black Riders try to stop him, they’ll have Sam Gamgee to reckon with, I said.

-Sam Gamgee, page 117

Look at that devotion! Plus, these words were also adorable in the movie.

Dumbledore’s Army: Now Adults

ATTENTION TO ALL POTTERHEADS!! J.K. Rowling has just released a short story (written in the words of Rita Skeeter) about the Dumbledore’s Army: who are now adults. Most of the information is not new, but we finally gain snippets into the friends’ life! It’s set years after the Battle of Hogwarts–and they all seem happy. Which is what we wanted, right? The only thing I hated about it is Jo’s statement, that it might very well be her last story about the group.

All you need to open the link is have a Pottermore account! Which, if you’re a true Potterhead, won’t be any worry. 🙂

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“Some who have read the book, or at any rate have reviewed it, have found it boring, absurd or contemptible; and I have no cause to complain, since I have similar opinion of their works, or of the kinds of writing that they evidently prefer.”

-J.R.R. Tolkein 
is the king of I-don’t-give-a-fuck-what-you-think

I have begun to re-read the LOTR series. Firstly because I feel guilty about never getting past page 70 before, and secondly because the last Hobbit movie is coming up and I feel like I owe it to the books. Here’s to the next 475 pages!

Wave the flags!

Wave the star spangled banner! I bet fireworks are cracking in the US as I type. I’ve always wanted to attend an Independence Day celebration of the United States. I can almost imagine the noise and celebrations. I’ve never been to US, but I have been to it’s border (with Canada).

Here’s to the Children of a Common Mother!

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Gifs!

I made my very first gif! *_* I’ve seen loads of these online and always feel like a muggle staring at wizards photos. Now I’ve made my own *pats self proudly. And you’ve got it right! It’s for tumblr. I’m still figuring the place out. So far I haven’t seen anything but reblogs.

Photographing Our Travels: Tips from Infinite Satori

Breathtaking photos, and awesome tips to match!

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When we travel, we’re reminded that everything is connected by a beautifully intricate, invisible thread. We are filled with wanderlust — exploring a foreign country or city, an exotic island, or mountains in the mist. Wherever we are, we indulge in the novelty of each moment.

Each place has its own charm, energy, and ambience that will leave its trace in your soul. A travel photographer’s job is to capture this while it’s still there, available to all of your senses.

Stephanie Dandan is a photographer, travel writer, and founder of Infinite SatoriFor her project called The Wanderers, she’s exploring Asia, photographing travelers and nomads for a book and online community.

When you return home or move to a different country, time passes, and those photographs from your wanderings have the power to mentally teleport you to another time. Photography has the power to make people feel like they are right there with…

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Fifty words

The TV, clothes, toys, and jewelry. All of them gone. She needed money for school, after all. All she had left was the faded guitar. She caressed it. Her father had given it, before he died.

But…

A man walking by slowed as he eyed the instrument. “How much?

END.

So the fifty word stories inspired me to write one of my own. Fitting, I think. Considering the tuition hike that’s happening in the Philippines now.

Tired Teddy

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Teddy needed a drink.
This was taken for the Contrasts Challenge.