What Are The Odds?

FISHING VILLAGE: Cambodian little girl sitting on a piece of wood that supports her house. Shy and does not want to be photographed was her little brother.

How likely is it that I leave? You know the feeling? Too many hands, but no fingers are lifting to help?

I swore I wouldn’t feel this. I swore I’m not going to care if nobody pays attention, but… but… my impatience is now bigger than the even-tempered care I am trying very, very hard to hold on to. It’s madness that I continue to do something that’s taking a lot of my time, and yet…

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Ice Bucket Challenge

Got challenged to do the ALS Ice Bucket… brrrrr… just thinking about the cold water and the ice cubes 🙂 yay!

Man! I accepted, but I’m thinking FLOUR. No way, I’d do the cold water and the ice cubes because I just had cough and colds. And yes, I will donate 🙂

Anyway, here are some more photos from my recent trip in Siem Reap, Cambodia. More photos here https://www.facebook.com/PalawenyaPhotographybyTRFormoso

Baragatan sa Palawan 2014

My province recently celebrated its 112th Civil Government Anniversary through the annual convergence event “BARAGATAN.” In our local dialect, Baragatan means “convergence.”

Every year during the month of June, all 23 local government units (LGUs) journey to the capital Puerto Princesa City to participate in the festivities: the LGU Trade Fair for their “One Town, One Product” (OTOP); culture and arts presentation, such as the Saraotan sa Dalan (street dancing in the Cuyunon dialect), and many others to mention.

Among all activities, my favorite is the Saraotan sa Dalan or street dancing competition because participants wear colorful costumes and head gears, and the beat of the drums is just fantastic — totally different from the usual music we hear all the time.

Too bad I wasn’t able to get a photo of Wak-wak. Weird sounding name — it’s a sand worm — harvested by the locals, dried under the sun, and cooked (fried or ceviche) as food. I swear it’s good!

Here are some photos from the street dancing competition. Love the colors!

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People Are Beautiful…

People as photography subjects are really interesting, particularly if they give out unassuming expressions. Here’s another set of photos from my recent trip in Siem Reap, Cambodia. I also posted landscape and temple photos that are very beautiful.

I edited them in the way paintings would look on bare walls, and I super like the results 🙂

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Cambodia’s Lovely People

Never touch a monk in Cambodia, especially if you’re a woman and you want to photograph him because he’ll leave, and you waste a good opportunity.

Angkor Wat, where sunrise is warmly beautiful, and Ta Phrom, where Lara Croft: Tomb Raider was shot, are not the only things to love about Cambodia. More than the them, I also love the Cambodians or the Khmer people.

Here’s a set of photos capturing the daily lives of the Cambodian people, who are said “to strongly identify their identity with their religious beliefs and practices, which combine the tenets of Theravada Buddhism with elements of indigenous ancestor-spirit worship, animism and shamanism.”

Perhaps the reason why they have almost 4,000 temples; 2,000 discovered, and maybe over a hundred opened to tourists so they too, can appreciate the culture of the ancient Khmers.

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