#WWIM12 Stories #injust6words

I was part of the Philippine leg of @instagram’s #WorldwideInstameet12 #WWIM12 via @IGersManila’s #WWIM12PH #IGMNLforSocialGood.

For the Instameet’s theme of #TodayIMet and #WhoIFollow,  we went our way from Manila to Antipolo to visit Kanlungan ni Maria, a home for the aged institution taking care of 24 elderly citizens.

We spent an afternoon at the Home sharing stories and capturing moments with the residents of Kanlungan ni Maria.

Written #injust6words, check this six #SixWordsStory — my contribution to @IGersManila’s “visual storytelling for the social good”.

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6 Reasons Why I’m Thankful I Attended the 20th Graphic Expo

EDC - 20th Graphic Expo

Taking time off work, I was able to attend a 3-day seminar at the 20th Graphic Expo on June 4-6, 2015 together with my fellow @IGersManila moderator Petim Maminta at SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay City.

Organized by Fiera De Manila, the 20th Graphic Expo is a premier trade show and marketplace for creative and printing professionals.

Thanks to our dear friend Jeoff Solas for inviting us to this awesome event. Here are the 6 reasons why I am thankful I attended the 20th Graphic Expo:

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#DrinksInAction is back with #ShareACoke

When I was starting in Instagram in 2011, I tried sharing visual stories by using softdrinks bottles (and cans, too) as subjects.

In Instagram, I started #DrinksInAction hashtag and it carries my snapshots as a newbie. Here are some of them:

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#Fluid111: How far will you go to get what you want?

How far will you go to get what you want?  
That question printed on a tarp on the theater lobby for #Fluid111’s Press Preview caught my attention.
I was lucky to be invited to the Press Preview of  Fluid, a Palanca Award-winning play,  written and directed by Floy Quintos.
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An IG friend (@mrjalandoni) recommended that I read For One More Day by Mitch Albom.

The bookworm in me got a hold of the book that very day and started reading. The book is all about a mother and a son, and a relationship that covers a lifetime and beyond. The story basically revolves around “What would you do if you could spend one more day with a lost loved one?”

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@IGersManila founder is finalist in #TattAwards2013

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I’m growing up. She’s growing old.

This photo was taken some 3 years back.

And I am asking myself: the phoneographer in me always captures moments, freezes time and frames memories, why don’t I have a photo of me and mom lately?

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Pangkain ko.

Katumbas nitong sako ang pangkain ko.

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Stop loving.

How do we forget someone?

The answer is simple. We cannot forget the people we love. It is only when we don’t love them anymore that we are able to free ourselves from the feeling of affection and attachment.

In fact, we don’t even remember the people we don’t love in the first place.

The key to forgetting is to stop loving.

For as long as we still love a person, time and distance doesn’t mean anything.

We all make choices in life. If loving a person is a preference, then not wanting to love a person can also be an option.

It is just a matter of deciding which one to take and making sure that we don’t look back and regret the choice we made.

– Joe d’Mango

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