Scott Kelby's Worldwide Photo Walk 2010

better thank your lucky charms I had my second photowalk with MDPC people (Marikina Digital Photographers Club) last July 24, 2010, but this time, it was a project under Scott Kelby's Worldwide Photo Walk, see http://worldwidephotowalk.com/

We started walking and taking photos at 6am though our original call time was at 5am and I am proud to say that I was not late, I even arrived at SM Marikina under a very dim sky. I enjoyed every step I took and appreciated more and more of my King’s creations. The sunrise was not perfect but still beautiful. The heavens were forgiving and so was Mr. Sun...

21st curly word of 21 (THANKS)

DAY 21.THANKS (11:04PM)
Have you thanked somebody today because they lent you time to listen to your crazy little curly thoughts? Did you ever try to thank whoever hates you? And do you always say thank you to the world for giving you a tough time to achieve happiness?
At last, I am nearly done with my 21st day of my 21-day to a better curly life project. I’ve witnessed my own improvements and appreciated many things. I am wearing a thankful heart today and would not like to remove it until forever. In the world where change is constant, I strive hard to adapt but as a result, I sometimes lose myself. Time will come and many would try poison my easy curly brain but nobody would be allowed by my Creator to do that unless I permit it. A longtime friend had reminded me today that “I am fearfully and wonderfully made” and I should not allow any factors to decide who I am and going to be. No one could run my own life for even I just borrowed it from the Lord. Only my Creator could define me and my path. He knows me well and loves me most. Ever in my life, I will not be able return all the praises He deserve, my cry and my gratitude would not be enough. But that would not stop me on uttering words of honor and tell him, “thanks” for His love endures forever.
I decided to continue this project even if the deadline is today. This is a continuous learning process for me. Life is too big to stop discovering more and more interesting things in existing. May this project inspire more of my shiny happy people and I pray that even without struggles, you’ll find time to have a minute with your Maker and give Him thanks. Nobody would not like to receive a note of thanks… so let us practice giving extra effort in praising our dear friends, officemates, loved ones and even not-so-close people around for their contributions to make our days easier and happier.



6 tiny letters I am going to yell
T-H-A-N-K-S
Heed the word and recognize its use
For a world so busy and cold
As simplicity is acceptable no more
And egoism is constantly observed
Do you still desire to possess a line so broke?
Which separates humankind from robots?

20th curly word of 21 (BETTER)

DAY 20.BETTER (10:57PM)

21st is just few minutes away and I am now a little edgy on getting better as I pledge for myself. There is still an ongoing process of reflecting and weighing things. For sure, the past 20 days became better for me and I tried to live as light as possible, not letting stress eat my curly brain or ever-changing weather conditions to shower me negative vibes. However, I honestly feel like those 21 days are still not enough for a progress I am targeting. But I want to take this minute to thank everyone who became part of this project – my Christian friend and adviser, Aiee… my dear officemates... my college and highschool friends then loved ones and of course my Holy Creator. I learned to number my days and apply my heart unto wisdom (Psalm 90:12). I enjoyed more of my time and be more appreciative than ever for everything I have now. I plan to continue the project even after the 21st day though it might be not a daily dose unlike before but I would definitely write about something that is significant for my growth and inspire others too. This project helped me altered the memories July 7, 21 and hopefully the 27th at most.




I found her watching the stars so blue
Their stardust blinded her from a colorful world
But then some kind words brought her far
Until she found sanctuary behind a door
The same stardust now unlocked her heart
She felt love; she’s in the middle of somewhere
Better now is the rhythm of her heartbeat
Forgive her if she wants to wait a little longer
Patience is her food today
by Madz Madaje

19th curly word of 21 (SILENCE)

DAY 19.SILENCE (10:43PM)
Silence can be valuable; don’t break it unless you can improve on it.

If I talk less, will it feel better? If I talk much, will it make chaos? How do you find me muted and deafening at the same time? I am perplexed, I am sorry.



"But my words, like silent raindrops fell
And echoed in the wells of silence"

18th curly word of 21 (GIRAFFE)

DAY 18.GIRAFFE (11:25PM)

As for today’s photowalk with Marikina Digital Photographers Club members, I found joy upon seeing several giraffes during the stroll. I found colorless wall painting of a giraffe plus a parent and child sculpture. 

Then on my way home, I passed a street vendor selling a very cute ballpen with giraffe image and I failed refusing to get it but I was pleased and curly

Then I just remember few lines from you a long time ago when I told you that I am still keeping more and more of it given by other people and sometimes, purchased by me. 

... I am sorry... 

I just find myself so happy having it and yes of course, it will always remind me of you but please bear with me... I am finding my joy on it. 

Maybe one day I’ll stop buying one but nobody, not even you, could take away the thought of it’s already a part of me.



Listening to: Forget It - Breaking Benjamin

"How can I believe when this cloud hangs over me,
You're a part of me that I don't wanna see... I can live forever here"

17th curly word of 21 (SMILE)

DAY 17.SMILE (09:56PM)


I always have the tendency to disappear. I usually get out of the circle and box myself again, this is me and sometimes, I am liking it...


Showing off my Mona Lisa smile all over the place
Find me joyful with my eyes sparkling
Or keep me poignant with good monsters around
My heart they might find but failure is at hand
They would never unlock or discern what’s within
For I am too is not able to decode my curly sense

16th curly word of 21 (GOOD)



DAY 16.GOOD (11:25PM)

G-O-O-D is a 4-letter word that could is very easy to hear yet its sense is depicted to many interpretations.



“Good job” – is making you feel happy but it should also mean to be consistent with your performance and improve for the best.

“Good luck” – I do not know, I feel more anxious after hearing this hehe

“Good for you” – then I usually say, YES, THANK YOU! But most of the time, I find this quite cynical and maybe I should change my outlook about this

“Good Lord” – of course, we should always give thanks for His goodness, love and power, not just mentioning it in vain

“Good day” – hahaha I love this especially if I were not able to think of anything to create an e-mail message or some actual conversations

“Goodbye” – is not always related to unhappiness but to being grateful to be with someone and accomplish something


There are more words that would match with G-O-O-D but for now, I appreciate everything I have that is GOOD for me and people who are GOOD to me :)

15th curly word of 21 (CHANGE)

DAY 15.CHANGE

"The only constant thing in this world is CHANGE". ~Anonymous

I am now more comfortable with changes as if there is no thrill without it...

14th curly word of 21 (STOP)

DAY 14.STOP (9:34PM)

I just realized that I also need time to STOP... 

of course, not with the blogging and the ongoing project but with the overloading of clutter inside my curly brain. As I get busier with things I am interested so much, I am behind the time to complete my other commitments. 

Once again, I would like to hear myself breathing the air I borrowed, reading His words I am obliged to follow and get more sleep! Yeah!

13th curly word of 21 (HOPE)

DAY 13.HOPE (11:29PM)

Many claim to have hope, but only those whose hope is Christ can claim it with certainty. Hope comes not from strength, intelligence, or favorable circumstances, but from the Lord. As Maker of heaven and earth, He alone has the right to promise hope and the power to keep the promise.   —Julie Ackerman Link

Victory is impossible without a little hope
Over the impending shadow of death
But anticipate overcoming all catastrophes
For the presence of your Maker is ever-present

Madz Madaje

12th curly word of 21 (DREAM)

DAY 12.DREAM (11:06PM)

This is the product of watching Inception movie. My college friends watched it a while ago and we really enjoyed the superb visual and sound effects, great performance of each actors and a very interesting twist in the story.

And I could not get over the following lines…

Cobb: Dreams feel real while we're in them. It's only when we wake up that we realize something was actually strange.
Eames: You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.
Cobb: I had my time with you. I have to let you go.

The latter line struck me big time. I felt some guilt and loneliness at the same time but with positivity. "This is it", I thought... "these words could contribute to 21-day getting better project". I am evident of holding too much memory my curly brain could ever contain and I put different faces inside the box for a very long time. But I have to free, I have to go on.



I could dream awake as much I would like to
Then have all happy endings work together
But I have no control all through slumber
I wanted to embrace each pieces of memory without end
And this I know would drag me to misery
So help me choose waking up and survive in reality
Because I do not desire to be lost in wonderland anymore

by Madz Madaje

11th curly word of 21 (HISTORY)

DAY 11.HISTORY

History is anything that is past recorded, weather about culture, food or people...(from Greek στορία - historia, meaning "inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation") is the study of the human past (via wikipedia)

I actually involved my imagination, my time and my heart upon studying history, especially if it’s a national account. I love Sibika at Kultura and History subjects back at school. I felt excited whenever we researched about facts in relation to a particular person or any subject. I enjoyed watching BAYANI show at ABS-CBN when I was in grade 5 to 6. I care for our past: the heroes, what they accomplished, and why they died for a country so chaotic until now. It’s really heartbreaking to think of that after all their efforts… the freedom they were fighting for is still what we are trying to dig up again and again.


I and my HS friends: Kat and Cza went to CCP for Cinemalaya a while ago. We watched “Si Techie, Si Teknoboy, At Si Juana B” and then Ang Paglilitis ni Andres Bonifacio”. I enjoyed the latter movie most for it was excellently done by Sir Mario O'Hara with his wonderful set of actors. I liked how the whole story was executed.



I’ve heard some tsismis about what really happened to Supremo before his death but with this movie, most stories were cleared up to me but left me more intrigued and hungry for truth. I felt really sad for this hero; there is no description how painful it’s for him to be punished after fighting hard for his motherland’s freedom. It was all politics. People had different agendas and many were guilty for choosing an easier life as some innocent Filipinos suffered because of these. And I never knew Pedro Giron until this movie. See http://lavidalawyer.blogspot.com/2005/11/part-two-of-famous-trial-of-andres.html for detailed testimony and stories.

I am sure that each individual today could make a difference and have the opportunity to win freedom. I believe that we will not need a hard-core people revolution over and over again. We just need to regain patriotism and learned from our very own history. We were blessed for our brave national heroes and outstanding leaders. We could change our providence, just set aside your personal interests once in a while and value your countrymen.

Anyhow, thank you dear Supremo. I salute your courage and your dear devoted people. Mabuhay ang Katipunan!


Surely, your name’s written in history
And your people celebrate your birthday every year
But your corpse still nowhere to be found
And your shrines were not appreciated


How could you fight for your first love’s liberty?
Was she even worthy for your undying courage?
With so much pain you just endured hard;
As his brothers were self-centered
Would you be disheartened to see your accomplishments?

by Madz Madaje

10th curly word of 21 (DEADMA)

DAY 10.DEADMA

I believe that the art of DEADMA is having the ability to defy a power or maybe just a gravity that might cling to you for so long. This is one art that I should practice a lot.

9th curly word of 21 (SEVEN)

DAY 9.SEVEN (10:48PM)
"At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since." Salvador Dalí (Spanish painter, 1904-1989)
Have you ever loved the number seven? Believed on its luck? I did and maybe I still do since it's one of my favorite numbers. Calendar days with 7 are also significant to me but the number itself could not control my drive, my verve. My 24 hours run 7 times day by day. This means that I could be better in a week. I am given a chance to dream bigger, be wiser and run the race faster. 7 times I am still able to correct some missteps and improve my road to happiness.
I do not believe in astronomy and wishing upon the stars even if I were also guilty of asking now and then that perhaps once in my existence, a wish could be possibly made...


1, 2, 3... … 7 and I am jumping high
Clap your hands out loud then dash
Pick up yourself 7 times until the end of time
The world could not consume you alive
So do not fret, do not waste a goodbye

8th curly word of 21 (BLACK)

DAY 8.BLACK
I am thankful for the 25-hour brownout. It’s very inconvenient yet very serene. I had time to stop, reflect and hear my own breathing. Sometimes, I love times like this when everything tends to pause and just be black.

7th curly word of 21 (RAIN)

DAY 7.RAIN (10:55PM)
No person has the right to rain on your dreams ~ Marian Wright Edelman



drench my body with rain so sweet

here are my tears so barely visible

please wash away my cluttered mind

i hope to start brightly once more

by Madz Madaje

6th curly word of 21 (HUG)

DAY 6.HUG (10:47PM)
A hug delights and warms and charms, that must be why God gave us arms. ~Anonymous
I always wish to belong to a HUG DEPARTMENT so in a day when I do not want anything in this world but just a warm hug; I would feel better right away. I used to be someone avoiding affection but I am still having a hard time staring at people for longer time while chatting, I feel so uneasy. Nevertheless I always want a bear hug whenever I feel down and lost and thank God I have my friends, loved ones and even my dear Tofi to offer me relief and love. Awww… a VERY BIG HUG to all of you --> HUGS <-- extending to Cho Kyuhyun and Lee Minho


A hug department always open to serve
People so weary would find comfort;
Though we could not fix your entire crisis
Be rest assured of a cheerful ending
by Madz Madaje

5th curly word of 21 (EYES)

DAY 5.EYES (10:59 PM)

"Open the eyes of my heart, Lord, I want to see You"
She’s seeing blur, her face is warm, with hands so shaky at a soundless park. She dreams so grand yet she is clueless where to start. She’s at the middle of the branched roads. What to do, where to go?
She is calling some names but not a soul answers. And so the rain falls, she is more unable to see. All waters are blocking her sight until someone covers her with a big umbrella. She is now seeing a little picture, she also stops weeping. She is now unafraid, along with the warmth of that soul who calms the storm inside of her.
She is now opening her eyes wide open to the world. She’s not saying goodbye anymore but greets everyone with a joyful hello. She wants to see her dreams happening as she now stands in front of a single open boulevard to happiness.

4th curly word of 21 (TIME)

DAY 4.TIME (10:45 PM)

Wait for me, Time! I am running swift now.

Seven months more and I’ll be 25 years old. I thought I would be young forever but I am now feeling the pressure I’ve witnessed before from my other friends. Today, I observed people. I noticed that everyone’s speeding up as if the minute-hand is very close to 12 o’clock. I walked slowly… I got bored until I realized that upon using the internet so much to kill time was also stealing the most of my borrowed life. But I still insist that I am out of time. So what to do? I should be wiser in using time and thank God for I learn to enjoy bonding hours with my loved ones especially with my cute little nieces and nephew. I just love that God make every day sweeter than before and the idea to make a change, be something significant to your world.



Time running faster would not worry me again

For I count my existence with pleasure and hope

I believe I could make a great change someday

If only I could finish this race in the long run as the sun sets and up


by Madz Madaje