👋 Oi, mga repapips, Brian Dys here! I love music, photography, and creative stuff like UX design and art. This is a place where I collect my thoughts and works. Apart all these, I’m Jaycelle’s better half and Bryce’s dad. 🥰
It’s harder and harder to get up at six in the morning. It’s already cold minus the rainy weather.
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Where did these flowerpot decorations come from?
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The rain fell big drops that could hurt heads. It’s a relief when you’re already inside a vehicle unlike when you’re still waiting to commute by the roadside wearing a cotton jacket and holding an umbrella for one.
The company umbrella Christmas giveaway has a purpose after all.
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In some building vicinities they put spikes around their flowerpots or anywhere people could sit and take a nap all day.
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I’m travelling back in time when a security guard catches someone testing different variants of deodorants before going to work. He waits for the mall to open at ten, walks by the cologne section and purposely catches the attention of a salesman to let him try that new Polo scent.
June 29, 2005
It’s like near Christmas or having a field trip to Nayong Pilipino, I am brushing my eyes while yawning.
“Cocks are not crowing yet.”
I sat down by the foot of the bed to stare into space. After a while I began to scratch my head so I would fully awaken.
In these hours come topics only yourself could understand. Unlike those which are forced, this one flows smoothly.
“If you’re going to say something, say it now.”
“I’ll say it next year…”
That’s why it’s good to wake up in the wee hours of the morning.
Original Text (Filipino)
Parang magpa-Pasko o kaya may field trip sa Nayong Pilipino, kinukusut-kusot pa ang mata sabay hikab.
“Wala pa ang tilaok ng mga manok.”
Umupo ako sa paanan ng papag para tumunganga. Kaunting saglit pa ay nagkamot na ako ng ulo para naman magising nang tuluyan.
Dito sa mga oras na ‘to lumalabas ang mga usaping sarili mo lang ang nakakaintindi. Hindi katulad ng napipiga, heto ay swabe lang ang daloy.
“Kung may sasabihin ka, ngayon na.”
“Next year na lang…”
Kaya masarap simulan ang paggising sa madaling araw.
Sa Madaling Araw Second Edition
I first saw this picture by Ansel Adams from Shorpy and thought of colorizing it in Photoshop. The colors, of course, are far from accurate; I only wanted to have a hand in coloring a black and white photograph and this one interested me.
Loading bus, leaving Manzanar for relocation, Manzanar Relocation Center, California / Photograph by Ansel Adams
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Ansel Adams, photographer, [reproduction number, e.g., LC-DIG-ppprs-00257]