aegeas (stratum)

 

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she is as massive as the earth

scintillating and carefree

like a sonnet she unwrap herself

sunlight, twilight and midnight layers

she is unforgettable  

seeping through your veins

unknowingly burning

leaving a scar, a reminder 

that once you were stung 

by a beautiful beast

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chasing sunset in Santorini

Sunsets are proof that no matter what happens, every day can end beautifully. 

– Kristen Butler

There is only one sun, and although they may look the same, sunset in different places feels slightly bit dreamier than the other. Such case is the sunset in Santorini.

What else do you do if you only have two nights in this place? Experience the sunset in different perspective. Literally waited for hours for each. In Fira, the capital of the island, I had to order a fairly expensive meal to get a seat with a very good view. In Oia however, had to stand for almost 2 hours as massive crowd of sun worshipers arriving every second. Had I moved a step or two I would have lost my unobstructed spot. Although the photo gives no justice, I promise you the calf muscle pain was worth it.

Sunset in Fira

the sunset in Fira

“The first stab of love is like a sunset, a blaze of color — oranges, pearly pinks, vibrant purples…”
― Anna GodbersenThe Luxe

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the sunset from Oia

 

 

inspiration

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If we were playing flash cards, and you show me inspiration without batting an eyelash I would utter “mom and pop”

though it may sound biased, let us just say i am one grateful daughter who in spite of living in a rather harsh world, i get to experience everyday what love should be like. they are not perfect, just enough kind of cool, not too strict and not too liberated. a perfect combo of lovers slash partners.

closer

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My Best Friend

Black and White
Thick and furry
Fast as the wind
Always in a hurry
Couple of spots
Rub my ears
Always comes his name he hears
Loves his ball it’s his favorite thing
What’s most fun for him? Everything!
Great big tongue that licks my face
Has a crate his very own space
Big brown eyes like moon pies
He’s my friend till the very end!

© Abby Jenkins

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up close and pawsonal

Taken after my pompom’s first haircut… boy that was too short for my liking. I learned to give specific instruction to the groomer since then. This is also one of the rare moments I get to snap a close up, he rarely keeps still and these days he looks away just before I get the shot.

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Thorns may hurt you, men desert you, sunlight turn to fog;
but you’re never friendless ever, if you have a dog.

Douglas Mallock

festival of lights

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I may be feeling in the dark right now. This is simply a reminder that nighttime ain’t too bad and won’t last long, and that it’s not what you have on the outside that glitters in light, it’s what you have on the inside that shines in the dark.

<Wellington LUX is a free public light festival that turns Wellington’s waterfront and laneways into a captivating celebration of light, art, technology and design-http://lux.org.nz>

 

http://www.sylvain-landry.com/sl-week/sl-week-5-lights.html

the happy fallen

I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.” 
― John GreenThe Fault in Our Stars

what better way to describe what befall a human in love. most of us tiptoe our way into the inevitable and once we let our guard down we dive right into without leaving a foot on solid ground. that is why it’s called “falling” in love in the first place. It is not always a happy ending though, whatever “happy ending” means to you. but like what Augustus said in the book, we cannot choose if we get hurt in this world… but we do have some say in who hurts us. so choose someone you will feel privileged to have broken your heart.

 

<photos taken two years ago, a collaboration of friends talent for a couple friend’s engagement shoot>

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from a clownfish’s perspective

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taken from one of the garden collection in Hamilton’s botanical garden, New Zealand

i am not a public figure, but i do get days when i feel the world is one big fishbowl. that feeling you are in the middle of everywhere but absobloodylutely nowhere. and that every turn you make someone will witness,  anyone will know, anybody will pass judgement…

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although you will catch me acting on a ploy, throwing punch line in a whim, utter rather revolting comments, or just ridiculously caught in a spot. i do not purposely allow myself to become the sort of amusement. or at least i do not see it that way. the truth is, inside my fragile-privy-little-fishbowl, i am enjoying watching the missmash of life as one by one they unravel their real colour as the universe conspire.

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