One Sunny Afternoon

I was holding a pair of crinkled hands – they were white. These exquisite bougainvilleas were pale in comparison to the beauty that these hands witnessed for almost a decade.

“Why are you holding me all the time?”, she asked.

“‘Cause I don’t want to let you fall, Gran.” I answered.




Bad Run

Some of you might be asking why I titled this, “Bad Run”. Incidentally, the rain poured while we were taking a break from our supposed “afternoon jog” after a warm-up.

The day was perfect to sweat out anything that has been holding me. In the morning we planned to come here, but we were implicated because of errands that must be done, immediately. As usual, my sister, my partner in crime, my side-kick in any journey, was with me. We hit the road at past 3PM to get a glimpse of some sunlight or we’ll be running on a dark alley.

Toe-touch, high knees, consecutive running up and down the stairs for 40 seconds on and off, until we got down from the bleachers to finally get to the real game: jogging! Jogging is a good way to sweat and to be fit. It’s a simple cardio workout, if you’re into it, and it helps you endure hard and/or excessive physical activities. Plus, your heart rate is also trained for normalcy. Just be sure to cool down after the jog and drink water.

So, yeah, of course, journeys are incomplete without photographs! You could get used to me and my sister’s great eye for photography. As of the moment, we’re into macro shots and black and white ones – the latter was mine because she still, yet, has no appreciation for it.

I WAS GUILTY AS CHARGED. For months I have been planning to come here but school activities were eating up most or all of my time for case digest. That’s why I was so thankful for this 3-day semestral break because I was able to do what I want before I delve myself, again, into 3 major exams starting November 5.

There are more photos to come and I decided to divide them into sections as they would visualize more our small journeys in a single afternoon!

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by: Samantha C. De Guzman