Thursday Coffee

15 February 2007

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Location: Clear Lake City: Houston, TexasDate: 15 February 2007Camera: Canon Powershot A410After a warm filling bowl of Pho at an almost always packed place aptly called Pho 21, while my favorite lunchmate a.k.a. my husband, his work friend, and another friend got their Bubble tea ritual picked up at Bubble Island, I headed on to a drive-thru Starbucks to get a cup of Soy Latte on my way back to the library for my afternoon leg of study.And this wonderful thought was written on my coffee cup: “ Many people search blindly for the ‘meaning of life.’ What they don’t seem to understand is that life does not have meaning through mere existence or acquisition or fun. The meaning of life is inherent in the connections we make to others through honor and obligation.” by Dr. Laura Schlessinger

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Chasing Freedom

10 February 2007

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Location: Aurora Theater: Houston, TexasDate: 9 February 2007Camera: Canon Powershot A410This photo is a copy of a literature provided by Amnesty International Houston who sponsored a free screening of Chasing Freedom. Juliette Lewis and Layla Alizada played the roles wonderfully. The movie was both provocative and heart wrenching.

Manila Revisited

6 February 2007

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Location: facade, Manila Cathedral                 Intramuros, Manila, PhilippinesDate: 2006Camera: Canon Powershot A410This has become one of my many favorite photographs of Gerry taking pictures.

Breathless

17 January 2007

Location: Lake Yagumyum, Mt. Talinis, Negros Oriental, PhilippinesDate: September 2004Camera: HP 2.1 MPThis is our first lake stop of two. A friend and I joined a university mountaineering group on an open climb to Mt. Talinis and camp by Lake Nailig. Dead toenails, muddy foot wear , and at least 14 hours of total hiking is so little a price for the breathtaking experience

Aftermath

12 January 2007

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Location: Uptown, Cebu City. PhilippinesDate: December 2005Camera: Canon Powershot A410The most wondrous Christmas present I have received during the holidays of this year was a pocket camera. A few days later, I went out and enjoyed it. This is the corner of where I used to live. Manong likes this corner to sit himself. Off and on, I would see him over the years that I lived here. And I thought what a way to test a new camera by capturing my “neighbors”.