A Humble Confidence

Do you have that inner passion to try something new? Come on. Ask for God’s guidance. He will give it!

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Dahil naniniwala ako na ang lahat ng bagay ay natututunan. At lahat ng bagay ay nagmula sa Panginoon, walang bagay ang hindi ko kayang gawin.” 😊


Here’s my second attempt to pencil-sketch a portrait. Truth be told, I thought sketching was not for me. As a child and until I reach the age of maturity, sketching has never crossed my mind. For I had conclusive presumption that this a NATURAL-BORN SKILL. Artists seem to stroke, effortlessly, and maybe, I couldn’t do it.

Summer 2016 🎸. I asked God to teach me guitar. After a boon if giving me one, I learned the basics. So I can now play and sing songs. Honestly, I made a promise that I would dare not try guitar because as they say, “Masakit sa kamay ang gitara. Nakaka-kalyo (Playing guitar is painful to the hand. You can grow calluses).” But I dismissed these comments and tried.

Early 2017 🎨. I became interested with watercolor painting. When I started mixing colors and applied them on the canvas, I just couldn’t stop to taste the goodness of the Lord!

The thing is, all the impossible things I once believed I could not do, I can now. And all these things came from Him. 🙂 It’s just a balance between confidence and humility. As Peter Chin wrote, “I CAN BE CONFIDENT BECAUSE GOD HAS QUALIFIED ME, BUT I REMAIN HUMBLE BECAUSE I KNOW THAT THE WORK FOR HE’S QUALIFIED ME IS NOT MY OWN. IT’S HIS!”

Let us discover more of the talents and skills we can learn!

💌,
SAM

Touch of Culture

Right before the year ends, I figured that I needed to blog 2015’s award-winning photos from the freshest photographers in town! This time, the shoot’s venue was inside Binmaley Museum – formerly a coffee shop, but with change of administration, was turned into a vintage and orderly memorabilia.

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My hair has been growing healthy that month, and so I am, too! KeKeKe.

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Part of out town’s tradition: Street-dancing during on February 1 to pay tribute to every barangay’s products/way of living.

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Collection of photographs of widely known places: seafood restaurants, schools, churches, town hall, etc.

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Yeah, this sort of brings the drama. Me posing and the window blinds behind me.

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Of course, basket weaving!

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We came just in time to shoot these photos and Shiella had me seated here with that look. LOL!

What you see is what you get. These array of photos connotes what our town has to offer. The fiesta is forthcoming next year and we do hope that you join us in the celebration. Feel free to comment! Thank you!

by: Samantha C. De Guzman

(NO PLAGIARISM)

Leaf Yuletide

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The Yuletide season has barely started! As a norm, my sister and I used to photograph bits and pieces of what will serve as seasonal relics or mimics of the authentic Christmas stuffs.

Leaf symbolizes hope for it springs another time for harvest, so is Advent. Advent is a 4-week preparation to Christmas – the coming of Christ. And when Messiah comes, all hopes are up.

For as long as Christ lives, we also will. For as long as there is life, there is hope. For as long as there is hope, there is love. For as long as there is love, there is peace.

Happy Yuletide Season! 🙂

(Photos by: Yours Truly and Ms. Shiella Mae C. De Guzman. NOTE: All photos are subject to copyright.)

by: Samantha C. De Guzman

(NO PLAGIARISM)