Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus

These tiny honey bees are called Stingless bees. So called because unlike their other bigger honey bee counterparts, they do not have stings. However, they do have a mean bite (but tolerable) and are very hyper!

Stingless bee brood with adult stingless bees and larvae.

Stingless bees’ brood with adult stingless bees tending their larvae (white).

Queen bee royally walking on my hand. :)

Her Majesty, the Queen Bee, regally walking on my hand. 🙂

Stingless bees are tiny compared to the other honey bees. They actually look like pesky flies!

Stingless bees are really tiny compared to other honey bees.

This week’s photo challenge involves taking photos demonstrating the concept of focus. Mine, as you can see from the three photos above, have bees in focus against a blurred background. 🙂

I will actually post a separate entry about bees and my experience taking samples for my Thesis. It’s because I still have a lot of photos from that trip and I want to share it to all of you as part of the awareness on the importance of bees and why we should protect them (because there’s a sudden drop in their numbers! 😦 ). I hope you guys read that, too.

For now, I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I’ll enjoy your entries for this week’s photo challenge! 😀

PS. Please don’t mind my dirty hands, lol. Getting my hands dirty is part of the thesis sampling experience. 😀


Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign

It’s been awhile since the last time I’ve participated in the Weekly Photo Challenge. Well, for my “comeback”, here’s my take on this week’s theme. 🙂

A torn heart-shaped balloon I placed on a Physics book.

I once met this guy in Physics class (I was a sophomore in college) with whom I fell in love with and the feeling was foreign because that was the first time I fell in love (Oh such happiness! 😛 ). Later on, he broke my heart when we broke up and the feeling was foreign as well because that was the first time I felt that kind of pain (Geez, it really did hurt I’m telling you, lol).

Coincidentally, my roommate had this heart shaped balloon which she gave to me, however, it blew up. I had my Physics book beside me then so I had this crazy idea of taking this photo of the torn heart-shaped balloon on the Physics book as a symbol of how I had my heart beat and get broken because of that guy in Physics class. 😀

Fixing a broken heart by Kayaking in Lake Balinsasayao 😀

Of course, it’s either I cry in a hole for having my heart broken or get out there and have fun! Since there’s no point in crying over spilled milk, I decided to cry then clean the mess and do something else while moving on. Hence, I traveled alone and visited some of my high school friends who were studying in a different university in another city.

That was the first time I traveled alone for pleasure and sight seeing. My friends accompanied me to different tourist destinations in there place and I even tried kayaking for the first time in one of their famous lakes. The feeling of being able to do all of that was definitely foreign.

From that moment on, I told myself that even if I’m still in college, I’d travel as much as I can and learn to experience a lot of things foreign. 

So far, so gooood. \m/

Weekly Photo Challenge: Together

This is my first time to participate in the Weekly Photo Challenge of The Daily post. For this week’s theme, I’ve chosen this photo of an important time in my life.

Success is sweeter when earned and achieved TOGETHER. 🙂
Photo by: Enoc Malonzo


This photo was taken after it was announced that our dance group won the 2012 National Dance Championship-College Hip Hop Division.

A picture is indeed, worth a thousand words. In this stolen photo, a lot of things have already been said and thought. This photo of us together summarized all the hardships, sacrifices, happiness, sadness, injuries (physical and emotional), moments, and time that we’ve shared together in making the dance routine that won us the Championships.

We danced and we won… TOGETHER. 🙂