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…

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

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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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Bandida Negra

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My sister Cecil’s cat, Negra, has been meowing and meowing, looking desperately for her. She’s in Manila attending a seminar, and Negra is not used to sleeping without her.

Since three days ago, she’s been sleeping outside the door of her bedroom… and she’s been calling and calling Cecil, not letting me sleep 😦

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Cecil is the only person in the house who can touch her, play with her, cuddle her — she’s so feisty, and that scares even our house-helpers, who are left in charge of her food alternately.

Ay, what to do? What to do?

Dormant State

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I just came from facilitating a team building workshop at the Emerald Playa Nature and Beach Park, and I’m happy that it went well for the staff of the corporation that hired me. Where I am, it’s the biggest that distributes Coca-Cola products.

There is a pressing call to rest; the body is tired, but the mind is still functioning at almost full speed. And denying to be torn between S.W.A.T. and Constantine, which I have seen countless times, I opted to provide with adequate attention my other passion that is recently in dormant state — photography.

Here it is.

The Parable of the Piece of Paper

Like many, I also avoid rumormongers; people who have nothing better to do in their lives so they habitually waste time spreading falsehoods against others.

Avoiding them for me means also staying clear of being an instrument of any spiteful gossip. If people tell me something bad about another, I make sure it ends with me — then the world becomes better.

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I’m on this because I just read something inspiring…

Once upon a time an old man spread rumors that his neighbor was a thief. As a result, the young man was arrested. Days later the young man was proven innocent. After he was released he sued the old man for wrongly accusing him. In court the old man told the Judge: “They were just comments, didn’t harm anyone.”

The judge, before passing sentence on the case, told the old man to: “Write all the things you said about him on a piece of paper. Cut them up and on the way home; throw the pieces of paper out and come tomorrow to hear the sentence.”

The next day, the judge told the old man: “Before receiving the sentence, you will have to go out and gather all the pieces of paper that you threw out yesterday.” The old man said: “I can’t do that. The wind spread them and I won’t know where to find them.”

The judge then replied: “The same way, simple comments may destroy the honor of a man to such an extent that one is not able to fix it. If you can’t speak well of someone, rather don’t say anything wrong…

Let’s all be masters of our mouths, so that we won’t be slaves of our words.

Along with this, I inserted a composite image I just recently edited. It has nothing to do with the article. JUST SHARING 🙂