Thursday, March 17, 2011

My Kapono!!

I can't really decide what to right at the moment. I guess I will start it about Kapono. When My Son was born last 01/13/11, my world changed. I can see the different colors of life and learned to appreciate what I have. It's the strangest feeling. As the days passes by, my son is showing more and more development and me and my wife are pretty sure he is advance for a 2 month old baby. I am very thankful that God gave us a bouncing, healthy and handsome baby boy.

Seeing him smile even on a picture takes all my worries and stress away. Such a lovely picture.. =)

This picture always remind me to strive hard and to do my best in everything.

Welcome to the world Kapono!!

Very peace.. looking at this makes me wanna sleep also.
Nighty night Kapono!!

lovely.. My wife told me that she was just amazed when she saw this picture.

Truly children are angels sent by God. We are lucky to receive one from Him. I love you Kapono Daniel Bleu Silverio!!

This are just some of the pictures that my wife uploaded and I considered them as my priceless treasure. Soon I will be joining my wife and son.. and I can't wait for that day to come.

That's all for now.. =)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

How I see the world through the lens..

When most of the people owns a DLSR camera or a digital camera in layman's term, I own a toy camera   which is still an analogue. It's really an old school camera which still uses a 35mm film and a 120mm. For me, its really not about the type of camera that you use, but it's more of the idea or concept that you can capture. A click here and there and you'll never know that you have caught a priceless moments of other people. 

There are some culture who believes that when their pictures are taken, it also captures their soul. The only thing that we capture is their smile and that special moments. I consider myself a newbie for this kind of hobby. Nevertheless, I am doing this for my Son and Wife. They are my special subject and models. I can't wait to take pictures of them or a picture of us altogether. Some people may not see the significant or get the idea of my shots but in my heart and mind, I saw something through my lens when I took that shot. 

A group of fellow enthusiast invited me to join them. Being an amateur, I am very honored to join them. Honored and excited.. =) I know for a fact that I would learn a lot from them to improve my skills ( Skills?! Do I really have one? hahaha) I am a frustrated photographer and I love taking picture.

This picture was taken after our lunch in the office. Lunchtime  for us is really a time to joke around, vent out and most importantly share each others point of view.  

This was taken at Robinson's mall. A goofy friend and a very cool mom is an interesting subject.

My Mom.. Talk about tired and hungry.. Thanks to a quick meal at a fast food, it made her smile again.

Peek-a-boo mom.. hahaha!!

After a long day of work.. finally.. homeward bound.. Even though we are all tired, we can still smile in front of the camera.

I am happy and I can say very attached to my camera. I always bring them with me whether going outside for a walk, to the mall to buy something and even when I go to the office. Some say that taking a picture of a person without their permission is considered rude,. For me, it's capturing their moments where they can show their true form.. as we all say the HUMAN inside of us.

That's all for now.. =)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Helping Hands

Let me start my story with a Quote.. " It is better to give than to receive".. A simple sentence that have a deeper meaning. We tend to prefer receiving gifts and money from other people, but when the time comes that it's our turn to reach out, we fold. The most common gesture or behavior that we show to show that we don't have anything to share or give is turning our backs or shaking our heads. A signal that we don't have anything or we have nothing to give out. I am not saying that all people are like this, there are that we can say as exceptional.

There are people willing to give out almost anything, without hesitations and without second thoughts. There's this special person I know that have those traits. I refer to her as my Mother Theresa because for her, helping others doesn't have to be based on color, gender or race. A very strong and hardworking woman whose faith cannot be bent. She helps other people and doesn't expect anything in return. Most people would ask themselves "Why would I help this person? Did they come to my aid when I needed help?". These are just some of the questions that prevents us from reaching out.. helping others..

I am sure that I will teach my son and let him understand the meaning of that quotation. And also to make him realized and understand that we all need to help ourselves first before we can offer our help to others. In that way we can rest assured that we helped them in a way that we are not expecting something in return... Thanks Mom.. You are indeed my Mother Theresa.. =)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Deep thoughts..

There are times in our life that we tend to ignore the small things around us. Unknowingly, this small things tends to build up and just burst in front of our face. When things like that happen, we are on the blindside and we have no idea how worst the situation is already is. We all try our best to resolve or at least identify the issue but like a wild fire, it's a little too late to extinguish it. A little too late, but still we can do something about it. We come up with all kinds of tactics and rationalization to solve or at least have an idea whats happening. Some say that Time heals everything.. in most cases it does.. but not to some. Sometimes time suppresses things or situation like a pressurized can thrown into a fire or put inside a microwave oven. Even though time already healed the wounds, the scars remains.  I guess we just need to take extra care to prevent the scar from being opened again.

It never occurred to me that I will be in a situation that I would give up or thinking of giving up. I used to be optimistic but there are times that I don't see the light at the end of the tunnel. All I can see is darkness, slowly consuming me.. Clouding my thoughts and bringing my greatest fears into life. It's like running on a treadmill and there's no slow-down button or stop button. In other words, I would just stop functioning.

It may take some time for us to completely recover from this experiences. If were lucky, a day or two or worst, longer than that. The bottom line is we need to be strong and believe that everything will alright. Believing is the key.. Trust is the keyhole.. and love is the huge door..

A close friend of mine ask me to write something happy or funny. I will definitely write my happy thoughts soon.. Soon my friends.. very soon.. =)

Sunday, December 5, 2010


When I woke up yesterday (probably morning for my friends in the U.S.), I was a little irritated. It's that I remember my wife saying to me "Somebody woke up on the wrong side of the bed..". So, I tried to compose myself while checking for some email from my wife or friends. I opened the window and it was humid outside and I know I'm going to be miserable night.  I grabbed my phone and plugged the speakers and I was playing Jack Johnson while wondrin' what to do. Slowly, my mood began to lighten up and I just noticed that I was already singing along.  I guess that's what other people call getting your groove back.

Music affects majority of my mood, it will either help me or make me worst. So far listening to my favorite artist helps me relax and I bet that my wife would be enjoying the music of Jack Johnson and Ben Harper. I listen to all types and genre of music and I know how to appreciate a good music. For me, you can have the dvd and television just leave me the radio or my phone. I grew up in a family of musicians ( that's on my mom's side of the family) and the 80's music was my first and still favorite. I just wish that the musicians or bands nowadays would still make quality music like back in the 80's. Bands nowadays no longer have that spark and creativity of the 80's bands. I have some handful bands that I can consider buying their records and listening to it but other than that.. ummm... NO WAY!! I'd rather listen to a jackhammer or a roaring ferrari engine than to listen to their gut-tearing screams and ear busting music. If I could turn back the clock, I wouldn't hesitate going back to that wonderful, energetic and colorful era.. the 80's. I have nothing against other genre but I just found out that you can form a band as long as the members can scratch the living hell of a guitar and they can all scream.

Music speaks a billion language and if we just try to listen and understand it, we could learn a lot from it. Where have all the good bands go? Wherever they are now, they will always stay in my heart.. =


Thursday, November 18, 2010

8 weeks..

Some people can wait ages for something important to happen. Me, I have to wait for for 8 weeks.. Yes... 8 more weeks before my son is born. I am happy, proud and thankful that God gave us one of His angels. I know that soon, very very very soon, I will be able to join my wife in the US and another chapter of my life begins.. as a Father.. as a Husband. I am not afraid nor worried because I know I made the right choice marrying the woman I love very much, Mrs. Heather Ann Silverio. 

Me and my wife always wanted a child and we don't care about the gender as long as it is healthy. I ask myself, Am I going to be a good father? I always look up my dad as my role model, but I will need to leave the negative sides of him. I will be a provider for my family, A good partner for my wife and a role model for our child. 

I guess as early as now, I got to start getting a little fit because I know we are going to have a very active, healthy and bright little Kapono on the way. My wife always tells me that they have a HUGE yard.. which will become our child's track-course/ play ground.. a lot of area to cover and with my body right now? Our son would be making fun of me because I will be huffing and puffing running after him. Me and my wife loves nature, specially the beach or water.. Although I don't know how to swim, I am pretty sure my son will be a good swimmer like his mom. Regarding languages, I will teach our son Tagalog which is my native language. I can't wait for him to talk TagLish.. hahaha!! He will be one smart, God-fearing and respectful kid. 

Everyday I pray for the lord to keep my wife, our son, her family and mine, our friends and relative to be safe and to receive countless blessings. In 8 weeks another chapter begins in my life.. And I am Happy about it.. =)