WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: Two Subjects [Sun-kissed Tulips]

I found Daily Post’s challenge via WordPress. I am new at WordPress and the latter, to welcome me to its blogs and help me out with blogging, referred me to Daily Post’s page. When I visited, the challenge for the 2 Subject Photograph was up. Since I am learning how to take better photographs and the functions of my new camera – and am taking tons of pictures anyway, I decided to respond to the post. I’ve tried taking pictures of 2 subject photographs, but, so far, this photo is my favorite.  I have been trying to capture that sun in with the tulips.   I am not so sure though if this qualifies for the challenge since light is integral to every photograph. I dare submit anyway to find out :-), and to learn from the many great photographers out there. 🙂

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Bashful and Blush

I took the pictures of the tulips one late afternoon while I was waiting for my family to get ready for Mass.   I was the first one to get out of the house yet somehow managed, again, or as usual – as is usually the case, to be the last one in the car.  My family is used to my ways already though.  So there was no surprise to my being the latecomer.    What would be more surprising  was if I was the first one in.

I can give at least two reasons why I like these tulips:  (1) the lovely delicate pink and cream; and (2) the layers of petals.  If I am not mistaken, this variety is also slightly scented.  I will go check tomorrow and find out for sure.

I took these photos for Photobucket studio waterstone .


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Trifextra: Week Twelve ‘ s

challenge:  For this week’s challenge, you have to write a letter of apology in exactly 33 words. Addresses, salutations, closings, etc. (should you wish to include them) do not count in the 33 words.

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I spun events as only I could. Creativity could only go so far, however. My thread ended when the body was identified. I am sorry I have to quit your defense. Good luck!


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For this week’s challenge, you have to write a letter of apology in exactly 33 words. Addresses, salutations, closings, etc. (should you wish to include them) do not count in the 33 words. 


Trifextra: Week Twelve

Please remember that entries for this post shall be judged by the community.  So, please head over to Trifecta to read great posts from the members and vote for the best. 🙂

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Dear Child,

I wish I can foretell the future. But I can’t. So I decide what’s best given the circumstances. If things don’t work out well, KNOW – I had your best interests at heart.




The following is my response to this week’s Trifecta challenge –

Trifecta: Week Twenty-Two –

which asks us to give a response in 33-333 words to the word  ‘scandal‘ – which for this purpose is defined as 3 a: a circumstance or action that offends propriety or established moral conceptions or disgraces those associated with it
b : a person whose conduct offends propriety or morality

I am also submitting this to Bloggy Moms’ Writers’ Workshop in response to to the prompt –

 Everyone has a favorite quote. This week, I want you to write using your favorite quote as inspiration.

This response follows the life of Teresa/Zoraya, Mother, and Talent Manager in Making a Star.   These stories and the characters  are inspired by Philippine show business.  As such, the language, even if it is in English, may be a tad difficult to understand.  For one, let me explain that in Philippine usage, ‘blind item’ is that sort of ‘news’ – made up or not – that does not name, directly, the people and circumstances involved.  Its main purpose is to excite the listener and alas, to propagate a gossiping culture. 🙂

And before I forget, I am sorry for my failure to respond to comments made to Making a Star.  Gmail failed to tell me about the comments.

Thank you all.



He groaned when he heard the showbiz talk radio host blabbering about his latest ‘blind’ item –

“Guess who this popular young star is who was seen coming out of an OB Gyn clinic. My mole tells me that it was over a much delayed monthly visitor. Uhhmmm Fishy fishy. I am told that the likely father is her much married leading man in a recent blockbuster. Aha! Are you surprised, fellow stargazers? Not me-ee. She’s been hard to handle lately, or so I heard. To think, this young star is, SUPPOSEDLY, closely guarded by her Mommy. Clue? You need another clue? Her name begins with Zzzzzz… yawwwwn… Z?! Zipper? WAHAHAHA She should have kept that zipper up, you say? Zo…zoo …funny! Stay tuned, we’ll be back.”

Soon, he was on the phone with the loquacious host – “You’re making this up.”

“Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, remember?” sassed the host. “Why don’t you talk to your ward?” he added with ill concealed glee.

And that was just what he, the prudent talent manager that he is, did as soon as he managed to get Mother and Zoraya in his office. Mother and daughter listened to his rather loud monologue while they, with much difficulty, tried to follow his mad pacing and gesturing.

“No no no! Don’t you know that you can’t get pregnant? You can’t have a boyfriend, whatever. You….you can make any scandal as you wish. I’ll get you out of it. But please please not this, this pregnant thing. Or years, years of hard work, all your projects, all those endorsements – they will all go down the drain. Wasted….. Wasted!”

Spent and tired at last, he slumped on his seat and fell silent. Then, he lifted his head, looked at Zoraya and asked – “By the way, are you pregnant?”

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