If the World Was Mine


If the world was mine
I’d paint it gold and green
I’d make the oceans orange for a brilliant color scheme
I would color all the mountains, make the sky forever blue

If the world was mine
I’d tell you what I’d do
I’d wrap the world in ribbons and then give it all to you
– Melody Gardot

There are times when we wish the fleeting can last forever.


Romanticizing a Fisherman’s World

With the help of photography…


we can find colors…
create a sense of endless summer…



and be reminded that one’s ordinary life can be another person’s paradise…
and that there is so much to be thankful for everyday…



(A peek into a fishing village on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines.)


Sitting on the Dock Watching the Harbor Lights

I was bound to wander from home
Stranger to whatever I’d awaken to
Spun the wheel, took a shot in the dark
One way ticket and a runaway heart…

Through the neon doorways
Down the stony streets I fell
All hands high side, all eyes erect, I follow
Sailing shadows, reds and blues
– Boz Scaggs


Sittin’ here resting my bones
And this loneliness won’t leave me alone, listen
Two thousand miles I roam
Just to make this dock my home, now

I’m just gon’ sit at the dock of a bay
Watchin’ the tide roll away, ooh
Sittin’ on the dock of the bay
Wastin’ time
– Otis Redding

Manila Bay

Today I Passed the End of Day Test

“Each day is a new canvass to paint upon.
Make sure your picture is full of life and happiness,
and at the end of the day you don’t look at it
and wish you had painted something different.”
– Author Unknown


It’s not perfect, but I’ll take it. And tomorrow I’ll paint another one.

(Pico de Loro Cove, Batangas, Philippines)