Touch me not: a resurrection of the Filipino spirit

In the Latin Bible, Jesus Christ said to Mary after His resurrection, “Noli Me tangere...” (John 20:17). Inspired by these words, Dr. Jose Rizal penned a novel about the resurrection of the Filipino people, whose time had come to arise and forge a new destiny without the oppressive grip of Spain and her abusive padres. … Continue reading Touch me not: a resurrection of the Filipino spirit

Batang Batis (Children of the Spring)

Let me just say, as an aspiring photo hobbyist, I am a fan of Humans of New York (HONY). I love the portraits and their stories, reminding us that we are more alike than we are different, no matter where we live. Inspired by this, I thought of taking portraits of the children who attend our church outreaches. I … Continue reading Batang Batis (Children of the Spring)

View from our window

For almost a week, mornings have been grey and wet here in Manila. I woke up one morning to the sound of birds chirping, and a streak of sunlight shining so bright that our little man got excited to go out. "I want to catch some sun for my plants," said he. He couldn't stop … Continue reading View from our window