Of Fish and Seaweeds

Swimming is now more interesting as we discovered a treasure of edible seaweed near one of my favorite swimming spots in the island.

My father who was from the west coast portion of the Philippines introduced us to this edible seaweed called ar-arusip or lato in Filipino.

This particular seaweed is best served with tomato, onion, shrimp paste (alamang) and mango.

To be continued...


Moods of Bermuda Sun


Highlights other elements,

other aspects,

varying features,

in the scene beside itself.

Will make every eyes wonder,

as it entices imagination

and a remembrance of the gifts of creation....

'Let there be light.'

the moods of the sun.


Friday Night Out

Just a couple of days after posting the previous blog regarding my social life in the island... My roommate and I went for a night out in town.

We hopped from one bar to another. There, we saw old acquaintances and met new friends as well.

Then, there was a photog of the only daily newspaper in the island, the Royal Gazette. He shoots here and there, covering the island's night life. Taking our photos individually and as a group he told us that there is a possibility that the photos will end up in the newspaper and the website bermynet.com.

And alas! Our group's photo became the biggest and the center image of the page in the Lifestyle Section of the paper, entitled Royal Gallery, Friday Night Out.

It also became the banner image for that particular day's FNO of the website bermynet.com. Probably the varying nationalities - British, American, Filipino, Dominican and Lithuanian - in the same photo gets the interest of the people behind the paper and the site. (Plus, of course the happy faces and the two bottles of beers in my hand)

Well, now, that sums up my previous week's lack of social life... not!


I have not been...


I have not been posting anything on my blog for the recent months. Two or three moths to be more a little precise. But things had been busy. Maybe because of the different social functions that I have to go to.

It is now exactly one in the morning of wednesday, May 19th. I just shared a dinner and few drinks with some of my old and new friends in the island. One way of coping up with the stress... brought by work and homesickness.. Living most of our livea away from the family.

Yes, when reality strikes.. and reality bites, I know or and am sure that the reasons why I got a very healthy social network in this island - a vast set of friends of different nationalities, of different cultures...

... is my way of coping up of living away from the most important people of my life... MY FAMILY.

Sometimes, other folks may find it silly. I got too much social events going on. True. To the fact that I cannot attend to its demands most of the time. However, I still am trying to make sure to be there in the very important social occasions. At times, or should I say, most of the time though, what is essential and relevant is subjective. Hence, the differences in our opinions. And in my part, the root of slight arguments over which or who and what is more important than the other.

Well, I still find it more interesting that the various social networks feels that the personal presence is essential. So, if an individual's presence is considered important in a gathering, therefore that individual has a very interesting, or should I say, intriguing and acceptable behavior in that group... be it of the same or of varying cultures.

This post is dedicated to that very healthy social networks that have accepted me as an individual. I feel blessed for having the gift of learning and appreciating our differences and similarities along the way



For my wife, on Valentine's Day


There's a song that's inside of my soul.
It's the one that I've tried to write over and over again
I'm awake in the infinite cold.
But you sing to me over and over and over again.

So, I lay my head back down.
And I lift my hands and pray
To be only yours, I pray, to be only yours
I know now you're my only hope.

Sing to me the song of the stars.
Of your galaxy dancing and laughing and laughing again.
When it feels like my dreams are so far
Sing to me of the plans that you have for me over again.

So I lay my head back down.
And I lift my hands and pray
To be only yours, I pray, to be only yours
I know now, you're my only hope.

I give you my destiny.
I'm giving you all of me.
I want your symphony, singing in all that I am
At the top of my lungs, I'm giving it back.

So I lay my head back down.
And I lift my hands and pray
To be only yours, I pray, to be only yours
I pray, to be only yours
I know now you're my only hope.

hmmmmm, hmmmmm, oooooh.

Thank you for loving me.
And I love you so.




... is difficult

... is exciting

... brings butterflies to my stomach

... sometimes gives me goosebumps

... is what occurred to me when I shoot this photo.

... we wait for a lot of things

... waiting tests our patience

Let's wait and see then.

9 Beaches Resort, Bermuda.

(Instead of butterflies, try to look for the bird in the photo.)