Today’s concept is all about texture. I must admit that this work is a result of cramming but I like how it turned out anyway. I would like you to meet my tool in recreating a decent face, my Sigma brushes. This was a gift from ze Loverboy two years ago.

I used hubby’s camou shemagh scarf to serve as a contrast on the subject and used my LED lamp to enhance the light. I only did minimal post process on the photo to retain the bokeh.



Camera used: Nikon D7000

Lens used: Nikon 17-35mm

I will see you again next Friday! 
Yesterday my little girl woke up calling “Boboy” instead of the usual “Mama”. Then, I went back to bed because I only got 3 hours of sleep then. But she continuously poked my eyes, which means, I have to get up and get going.

In the afternoon, I decided to give ‘em a little treat since it’s a weekend. We passed by the grocery and grabbed some ice cream. But, I noticed she has colds! Uh oh. An hour after, she’s feverish already and was already bothered by her colds. So I had to tuck her and make her sleep.

When she woke up from her nap, she was completely fine except she has runny nose and still feverish. But she still looks fine and was running around again in the living room. Then after dinner, I decided to give her medicines for her colds. It’s a struggle having to make her drink medicines. So I took out jellies and told her she can have one after drinking the meds. She was able to drink the two but the third one was a struggle. D was holding already the cup and tells her sister, “A, drink it it’s yummy.” But few minutes later, she went sick. I noticed her worrisome face as well as D. “Mama, A sick.” Uh oh. D was continuously convincing her sister to take the medicines to make her feel better. I was tad worried too at that moment but since D was showing compassion to her sister, I felt much better. The worries vanished in an instant.




I have never appreciated the beauty of nature before. I can’t be bothered by sunsets or even sunrise. In fact, I am no nature lover until I started working. Now that I finally opened my eyes and thoughts on how pretty nature is I began to appreciate every single thing.

There was a sudden interest in me watching sunsets. I usually associate it with a bright tomorrow that suggests hope and makes me look forward for another sunrise. It amazes me how the color changes in matter of minutes and how evidently beautiful the sky is with its color gradient.

So here’s my entry for the week, sunset in Manila Bay.


See you again in the next challenge! 

D: Mama! Mama! Help! Hurry Hurry! A!

The kids were playing inside their room while I finish the chores downstairs. I keep them busy by letting them play inside their room for me to finish my chores. But because D’s voice was worried and was really calling for help, I hurriedly went to their room. When I opened the door, A approached me immediately and uttered gibberish language but the only discernible word was “ouch” then points to her eyes. D on the other hand was also worried and told me that his sister has ouch and that her eyes were red and he kept opening A’s mouth. A was quite puzzled as to why her brother is opening her mouth. That was the scenario. Based on my assessment and upon entering their room, A was holding an airplane and her eyes weren’t so red. Probably she accidentally poked her eyes with the toy airplane the reason why it turned irritated.


I am quite surprised how my son grows emotionally because he takes care of his little sister already. I would see him holding her hands while they go down the stairs and get something for her sister when it’s not within her reach. On the other hand, when A sees D got hurt or caught himself a boo-boo, she would pat him on his shoulder and wipe his tears! I love staring at their innocence and how they soothe themselves. I just hope that they would continue it until they grow old.  


I won the lottery! Yehey.

Oops. I’ll hold it right there. I didn’t win the lottery literally; in fact I don’t even buy tickets. I won lottery because I have the feeling of contentment with my life like all I have wished for is right here with me (well, not all).

The valentines day is over but for me, hearts day doesn’t only be the time to be inlove, in fact we should be inlove everyday for it is a commitment with our family/significant others.

I came across a blogpost why marrying a nurse is like winning a lottery last week. Then I decided to make citations as to why we (yes we, not just me) have a win-win situation.

Compassion. Being in my profession, we are entailed to take care of our patients the best way we can without showing them abhorrence despite encountering difficult patients most of the time. Glad that I found a compassionate person too! He takes care of us and provides what we need without complaining.

Hardworking and Dedication. When it comes to call of duty, we should always be available and give our best in whatever we do. I am so happy that I found a counterpart to my being hardworking and dedicated person. He works hard to provide for us and he is always there when we need him.

Multi-tasking. Imagine taking care of five patients, two of whom are category three and the rest is category two and we have to finish medications, sponge bath and procedures in an eight-hour shift. Yeah, we do multi-tasking all the time and I am just glad that I am molded to do multi-tasking. On the other hand, J would also juggle with all his responsibilities of being a father, employee, and a husband.

Bedmaking. Being taught in school and with lots of clinical application, we are the masters of keeping the bed tidy and make our patients comfortable. This time, I found a person who keeps the bed sooo tidy (pun intended) but, as a family it is where our heart is found. Being my favorite place and comfort zone is where we cuddle and play together. Well at least, I have the reason to do the bed properly.



But despite everything, I love because J simply make me tad crazy for some unexplainable reasons;
  • When he asked me why the shampoo he used has no suds, it’s because it was a conditioner not a shampoo.
  • When I asked him to bring me white dress exactly the way I described, instead he brought five white dresses and he almost took out all my dresses in the drawer.
  • When I asked him to give me the milk baby lotion, he gave me Cetaphil lotion instead because he claimed it’s a lotion in a white container too.
  • When I asked him to pick rice from the grocery, he got the most expensive one without an idea how to cook Japanese rice!
  • When he asks me for his misplaced stuff (he kept himself), he would be rattled in an instant without trying to look first.


These are just few things that I have come to accept. After all, I just laugh at it and make me think how crazy I am for having to love him and how lucky he is for winning the lottery. Sounds fair right. Hmm, don’t argue Boboy.

I may not entrust him organizing teeny tiny stuff at home, doing groceries (because he doesn’t read labels), and cleaning the house but I will entrusted him our life and our hearts because I know very well he will handle it with care.








The place where my heart is fulfilled and feels happy is the bed with my sleeping kids that makes it my favorite place. When I look at them sleeping it feels like that I have survived the day and made them happy despite the struggle of discipline.

My kids have vague positions when they sleep; to think that they have a bigger room and two queen-sized beds still I always find them together in one corner.

Took this photo in low light and used LED lamp to serve as a light. Excuse the noise of the photo.

Camera used: Nikon D7000
Lens: Nikon 17-35mm



How about you? What is your favorite place? See you next Friday for the third photo challenge! 


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