Monthly Archives: May 2015
I just wanna share this awesome shot I took of Chachi Gonzales last Friday (May 29, 2015). If you don’t know who Chachi is, she’s the youngest member of a dance crew named IaMmE, which was the champion of America’s Best Dance Crew Season 6. She recently visited the Philippines to hold a 2-day workshop for aspiring dancers and to judge the Jug Thug World Dance Off here in Manila along side actor and choreographer, Misha Gabriel and the founder of Dance 2 Dance in Switzerland Andrew, Veluz.
How did I get that shot? Well I went to where they held the workshop and luckily found a nice spot to shoot since the place was an open area. To be honest, the picture above surprised me. While Chachi went to the side of the stage (where I was standing but like 10 feet away) to take a quick drink, she looked at my direction and smiled like that. I almost didn’t caught that because when she looked and smiled, my heart just jumped, my knees felt weak and my body just wanted to melt! I’m just happy I summoned enough energy to push the button of my camera. It was my first time to use my camera in public since I just got it like a couple of weeks ago. Anyway, I have like a hundred photos of Chachi, Misha and Andrew but I can’t upload them right now. Mainly because we have slow internet connection. So yeah, that’s pretty much it. I just wanna share this even though this is like the third place I put that picture up.
Being a mother is easy but being a mom? That’s another story. Being a mom is a 24-hour job with no pay, no breaks, no day-offs and no holidays. It’s waking up earlier than everyone else to prepare their breakfast and iron clothes for their children and spouses. Being left for by the rest of the day to run some errands or clean the house while taking care of their baby. They are the last ones to sleep at night, and have that same routine until they can’t anymore.
It’s stressful and hard, but they keep on being a mom. Because if they won’t do it, not everyone else will. But we often forget these things and take them for granted, thinking that our lives, as teenagers, are way harder. We don’t realize that maybe they wanted that last piece of cake, or that they just wanted to know what’s happening in our lives.
Every time they see us cry over a boy or girl, their hearts break into a million pieces. Every time we get hurt, they feel the pain a thousand more times. If they could take our place so that we won’t ever get hurt, they would. Even if they seem to be annoying or being a nagger at times, just keep in mind that they just want the best for us.
So to all the moms out there, this is your special day. Take this day to enjoy yourselves and relax. Pamper yourselves and forget that laundry just for today. Happy Mother’s Day super moms! 🙂
The thought of you keeps me awake every night
Your presence haunts me in my dreams
Your smile reminds me of the first day of summer
Your eyes are like the sun’s light during spring
Touch as gentle as the winds of autumn
And hair as dark as winter’s nights
Every feature and every curve of yours is painted in my mind
You’ve vandalized my heart with your name
And sprayed my life with the colors of your laugh
But then again, you’re a mystery waiting to be solved
A puzzle waiting to be whole
And a treasure, waiting to be unearthed