Category: a woman’s strength

In Case You Missed Them ….

I have been in a deep, dark and murderous place these past weeks – as author and writer, and thoroughly enjoying myself with the latest project of Marie Balustrade. If you didn´t catch the first three short story sets, as they emerged one scheming chapter after the other, you can curl up on your favourite

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The Return of the Prodigal Cam

A photographer’s relationship with the camera is a very intimate one, almost akin to a spouse or at the very least, a lover. In some cases, the camera will even take precedence over the spouse, but that is a topic for another day. Having said that, when the time comes to part ways with the

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Summer 2020: Balconya & HomeStudioVille

This year there will be no blog entry from me on some exciting adventure or wonderful travel experience for holidays. All travel plans have been cancelled this year, not just by me, but by the world and the obnoxious COVID-19. Anyone who has to travel via train, plane, or bus and any other local transportation

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An Apology To My Soul

There are days when I come to a standstill, wondering about the choices I made, the decisions I have had to live with. Have they been the right ones? Should I have chosen the other path? If not, how have I dealt with the consequences. Divesting myself of all the roles that tied me down

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Kinakapatid

We have a term in the Philippines for the relationship between the children of godparents – kinakapatid. It loosely translates into honorary sibling, the operative word being kapatid, which is sibling. My goddaughter is in town for a long overdue visit and it is pure joy to pamper her and enjoy her company. I welcomed

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The Agony of Surrender

When I moved to Berlin in 2017, the intention was never to remain here on a long-term basis. Once I set up my home, however, and things began to happen, I thought I might as well linger a little longer, give it a shot and see where the road takes me. I will spare you

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My Soul Has A Hat

“I counted my years and realized that I have less time to live by, than I have lived so far. I feel like a child who won a pack of candies: at first he ate them with pleasure but when he realized that there was little left, he began to taste them intensely. I have no

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The Jeans of Faith

Eight years ago I wrote a blog entry on religion and blue jeans. I know, I know, it sounds like a bit stretch and you are probably thinking of rebellious priests in the jungles preaching Theology of Liberation and the banishment of oppressive multinational companies. No, this has nothing to do with that. Religion in

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To Studio or Not To Studio

One of these days I am going to run into myself with all the things I have going on a the moment. July has definitely presented itself in my life as the turning point month of 2020 and my life in general. As many of you know, I embarked on the perilous journey of portraiture

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Decluttering (my) Social Media

I have just about had it with Facebook. Two weeks ago I shut down my FB photography page, withdrew from all the photography groups, and felt incredibly lighter, now that I have less to maintain. I am, however, very close to shutting down my entire FB account altogether and began withdrawing in stages. I simply

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