It’s Better if you Don’t Understand βœ‹πŸ»


One person asked me, “How’s your day?”

I answered, “Good.”

Then, I gave a supporting answer, “If I tell you, you will not understand how beautiful this day was for me. We have different views. You can’t see the kind of beauty I see through my vision because we’re in different phases of technicolor: You see a single color, I see ombre. Because it’s the One giving color to my life that you can’t see. Unfortunately, it’s better if you don’t understand.”

He replied, “Tell me.”

“Sorry. How can I explain? It’s like describing a rainbow to a blind.”



#SAMMYFACES101: Finesse

Lately, I’ve been posting my faces here ’cause it’s symbolic for me. In every mood or circumstance, there’s one part of you that can’t hide the whole: face.

Whether you can strike a poker’s or the face of a theater artist, it doesn’t change anything. You are, still, you.

Now, this is the face of someone who’s about to pass through a narrow hole to see the intricacy of summer falls. Finesse. Just like that.

By the way, pardon me for the “uncombed” hair. I like it just like that. Yeah, just like that.


13th of June: THOUGHTS ON LABOR πŸ“βš“️

“Let me not be understood as saying that there are no bad laws, or that grievances may not arise for the redress of which no legal provisions have been made. I mean to say no such thing. But I do mean to say that although bad laws, if they exist, should be repealed as soon as possible, still, while they continue in force, for the sake of example they should be religiously observed.” – ABRAHAM LINCOLN, Address at Springfield, Illinois (1837)

I found myself re-opening C.A. Azucena, Jr.’s annotation on the Labor Code, 2013 Edition. Truth be told, I am not a fan of reviewers (although I’m on my fourth year now because our subjects are, mainly, reviews). I find consolation with my good, old annotated-books, no matter how sacredly thick they were. It’s where I can both dream and plan with the author, and learn and decide the logic or reality. For reviewers are, usually, excerpts of stories. You’re barely providing yourself the full consumption you need. In short, you’re not getting what you’re paying for – learning and experience. Experience, because discussions are displayed in a clear context in annotations, whereas in reviewers, they are not.

The abovequoted line from Lincoln shot me by the heart. I, really, like perusing pages of Azucena’s work before the preliminary title of the Code. They were outsourced from both life and law. Sometimes, these two interchange, eh?

Hello, senior Law school! Please be guided with these kinds of quotations. They’re, outrageously, informative! πŸ’‘πŸ‘‹πŸ»


Sky is the Limit

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Figuratively, colors of the sky and trees form the best work of aesthetics.

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The wind blows, perfectly, just as for the leaves dance with the rhythm.

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No one ever knew I took this photo because it looked like a photo from ages ago.

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Just half a landscape of our municipal hall, a breathtaking view.

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Have you also mistaken this to be a twilight photo?

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Oh! A busy street of people.

There was a time when the lanes were piled up by a number of people for a certain cause. Everyone buckled up for an event soon to come. But while they were putting their hands off for some reasons I know, I grabbed the camera and captured moments of what will be coined as “forever.” It all started before, I can’t remember when…I fell in love with Sky Photography. The natural colors and the vividness of the subject took me by surprise. This was the kind of art that I laid my eyes onto. No more artificial, just the right shot, then, that’s all. I sort of considered it as nature’s own painting – the blue sky is the canvas, and I used to put some colors by appropriating trees and the like to produce a masterpiece. Until the day came that I found myself unstopped by few clicks and uploads, I attempted to write this down here, but as usual, odds were never in my favor. Anyway, I want to thank my sister, for her smartphone that I used in this photo. She was in a screening this time and so handed me her device like I’m a Ziplock sister. πŸ˜€

(Photos are subject to copyright.)

by: Samantha C. De Guzman