Happy Birthday, Gerry!

22 August 2007


My husband, Gerry celebrates his birthday today! It is his first experience with the mañanita (i.e. It is a Filipino birthday tradition where friends and/or family surprise the celebrator with songs and greetings at either midnight or dawn of his/her birthday.), however uniquely. Also probably his first in having a midnight phone call from extended family well wishers and an e-mail greeting in the Filipino language. Have a beautiful day ahead, sweetheart!



Doug Killgore‘s Fall 2007 Documentary Film Class at Rice University has opened. Thanks for the mention, Doug!

Happy Birthday, Den!

3 August 2007


My greetings are late. Cheers to you Den!!!

ps: My friends — Marj and Den are soon to be married. And this photograph was stolen from their beautiful wedding website with Marj’s consent.


Location: Ocean Palace: Houston, Texas

Date: 16 June 2007

Camera: Canon Powershot A410

Nathan and Gerry.


13 June 2007




Location: Houston Zoo

Date: 10 February 2007

Camera: Canon Powershot A410

Ode To Sadness

by Pablo Neruda

Sadness, scarabwith seven crippled feet,spiderweb egg,scramble-brained rat,bitch’s skeleton.No entry here.Don’t come in.Go away.Go backsouth with your umbrella,go backnorth with your serpent’s teeth.A poet lives here.No sadness maycross this threshold.Through these windowscomes the breath of the world,fresh red roses,flags embroidered withthe victories of the people.No.No entry.Flapyour bat’s wings,I will trample the feathersthat fall from your mantle,I will sweep the bits and piecesof your carcass tothe four corners of the wind,I will wring your neck,I will stitch your eyelids shut,I will sew your shroud,sadness, and bury your rodent bonesbeneath the springtime of an apple tree.


Location: Cheesecake Factory: Houston, Texas

Date: December 2006

Camera: Canon Powershot A410

When “girls” need to know and talk about life, love, and everything, it definitely calls for a night out with mom.

ps: photo by Daisy