Theme

Innocence

21st Century Manila

Burning city of Makati

View from the 34th Floor of Makati Executive Tower I.

My lovely dog, Jethro. <3

My lovely dog, Jethro. <3

Playing with lights.

ELEGANCE

*not proportional hehe

No one appreciates my existence. Even if I’m not around for a long time none would notice for sure. I am no one’s favourite person.

A flower&#8217;s pollen grains.

A flower’s pollen grains.

NSTP Fieldwork. C-CFAD-5. Bustos, Bulacan.

So this is how my day went…

I arrived late at school. Our call time is 7AM but I arrived at around 7:10AM and it seems like I, together with Bas and Jenine were the only ones they’re waiting for before we leave UST. Kinda embarrassing but it went well.

When we arrived at the Resettlement Area, they assigned each group in every rooms that they got. The kids started to go in as well the moment we accessed the classroom.image

 We really don’t have an idea what to do because we didn’t have any orientation before they let us start the session with the kids. Luckily, we managed to entertain them.

Only 10-15 kids were expected to be assigned in our group but we got surprised when we had a headcount they’re already 24!

So, we provided colouring books and materials for them because it was supposed to be an “Art Workshop and Feeding Program” but we aren’t prepared for the so-called workshop so instead of teaching them we let them colour in the colouring books.

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As far as I can see, they enjoyed doing the colouring stuff because most of them asked for more pages to doodle on. I can tell that some of them are really good in art. I swear! There’s this girl that coloured her work (but I think’s she’s shy to show her work because when I tried to take a picture of her doing the deed, she covered it with her hands) so well and also there’s another kid that knows about smudging and such. I am so proud of these kids!

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We are told to get the children’s body mass and height too but i wasn’t able to take photos because of the stress. I don’t have patience with kids and I easily get stressed with them. I know, that’s sad.

After hours of bonding with the, we are told to get their food to the kitchen and feed them already.

When they’re done eating they are already allowed to go home but there are some kids who stayed and talked to us more.

There’s also this one little girl who braided my hair and I let her do it because I’m enjoying too. Anyway her name is Monique.image

There are also little girls who used the paintbrushes that Nina brought as a make-up brush. They’re so cute and adorable. Didn’t know little kids these days already know how to use make-up. They tried to put us some imaginary make-up while playing with them.

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One last thing, my favourite photo that I took during the session is a photo of this kid that pointing his finger at me. I don’t know if he got mad that I took a photo of him because his eyes looked angry but there’s still innocence in it.

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Coffee plus good music keeps me awake during cram nights.

I want to put God’s beautiful creations in a photograph. Embracing every memory of places and people in a frame where time stand still forever. Nothing stays the same as days go by and I want to capture everything before it undergo a drastic change.

Photo credits to Bradd Maesa

Stop motion shot // 

Stop motion shot // 

Long exposure // @ Ayala Fairview Terraces

Long exposure // @ Ayala Fairview Terraces