Monday, July 28, 2014

Firsts


I did a lot of firsts the past few days. The kind of "firsts" that is extraordinary and I will treasure in this lifetime. All for the books! Petrifying but enlivening at the same time.
·  I tried surfing (that involves the sea and the waves. Ha.). I failed once on my first attempt to stand on the longboard but I was able to stand many times after that fall. Walked out from that experience uttering the word STOKED.
·  I visited the BENCAB museum in Benguet Mountain Province. Very inspiring place, cried inside (joy and excitement) while staring at the artworks.
·  I made lots of graphic designs (I managed the contents ONLY before) for our weeklong anniversary event at the office (presented to our bosses and partner companies). The event was very successful. 

It’s really empowering knowing that YOU CAN DO what you believed you COULD NOT. Learning something new, going to some place new and experiencing all things NEW are always, always, always INTIMIDATING (at first) but FULFILLING afterwards.
(some photos I shared in SOCMED the past weeks - @rizalenio on instagram. I'm active here too - rizalenio.tumblr.com).

...and to all my friends who greeted me on my birthday this month, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!


55 comments:

  1. talent - you got it!

    enjoyed the photos as always.

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    1. Maraming salamat po, Photo Cache! Always a joy reading your comments!

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  2. Those who think that water and sky are only blue just have to look at your photos - nice work!

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    1. Thanks a lot, RuneE! Always take care!

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  3. beautiful pictures, as always, Rizalenio, I am glad you conquered surfing, keep on pursuing what you think you can't and keep amazed at finding out how much you actually can do. love love your pictures.

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    1. Salamat ng marami, Ate Betchai! Will follow your advice. Ingat lagi.

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  4. amazing! congratulations!!! Wanda

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    1. Thanks a lot, Wanda! Enjoy your day! :)

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  5. congratulations on your new adventures! the surfing shots are marvelous. :)

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    1. Thank you very much, TexWisGirl! Glad to read your comments.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Bazza! Have a nice day ahead. Welcome to my site! :)

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  7. Wow. wow. wow!!! Rizalenio, I am so happy for you my friend, may you always learn something new each and every new moment of your life. You are inspirational and your works - a piece of your heart. Best wishes for a great journey!!

    PS: Which graphic software/font did you use to write 'thank you + smiley' in that last picture or is it something more than just that? Could you please tell me; I am very curious and interested to know.

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    1. Thank you very much for your wonderful comments, Arti! You are an inspiration too. Stay safe in all your travels.

      Btw, I used adobe illustrator (sometimes photoshop) for that. I have a digipen for those handwriting fonts. :)

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  8. Beautiful captures and images and I love what you say about how new things are always intimidating at first but fulfilling afterwords. We CAN do many things we believe we can't. It's often just about making the first step. Easier said than done, of course. :)

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    1. Thanks a lot, Petra! Indeed true, it's just about making the first step! Always take care! :)

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  9. I'm amazed it only took you two tries to be able to stand up on the board. You must have a super sense of balance.

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    1. Thank you. I guess I was too scared to fall again hence I tried hard to stand on the surfboard. :)

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  10. I love your wonderful wordl !

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    1. Thank you very much! Have a nice day ahead! :)

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  11. love ur photos ^__^ great and powerful

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    1. Welcome to my site. Thanks for dropping by and commenting! :)

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  12. Hola, Rizalenio!!!...muchas gracias por visitar mi blog, es un gran honor para mí, y por darme la oportunidad de conocer tu trabajo...muy buenas fotografías!!!

    Saludos!!! ;)

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    1. Muchas gracias for your comments. Feliz fin de semana!

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  13. I love your quote, "never let your mind tell your heart not to wander".

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    1. This will be one of my principles in life. Happy weekend!

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  14. Kind friend, thought I should surf over to your site. What a marvellous post with marvellous photos. Firsts and challenges. You are a free spirit and you embrace the positive possibilities on offer. Most inspiring.

    Thank you for your thoughtful comment on my site A peaceful weekend to you.

    Gary :)

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    1. Thanks a lot, Gary. Enjoyed looking at your photos. Enjoy the weekend!

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  15. Those are such great firsts Rizalenio! Don't tell anyone but I have a crush on the surfer in the yellow shorts hihi :)

    Surfing is great, if only the nearest surfing spot isn't hours away from where we live no? So we can get "Stoked!" whenever we want to :)

    I know you get this a lot, but i need to say this - you always take the nicest pictures. I could just print them, frame them and it'll make even the barest wall - lovely :)

    Have more great firsts to come! :)

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    1. Maraming salamat, Zai. The surfer in yellow is a junior division champion from the last surfing competition. Galing 'no? Kaya ok na ok syang subject kasi the best mga styles nya kapag sumasalubong sa alon. :)

      Thanks a lot again for the kind words. I love your HHK posts!!!

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  16. Wow. At both that stunning list of firsts - and at the aweinspiring photos. Stupendous - and thank you.

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    1. Thanks a lot! Have a great new week ahead! :)

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  17. Beautiful and creative photos!! :)

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    1. Thank you very much! Have a nice day!

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  18. we could never forget our first time(s) :)

    amazing creativity rizalenio.

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    1. Thank you very much, Atty! Ingat sa mga travels. :)

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  19. Wonderful images. Glad to see your firsts are successful.

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    1. Thanks a lot! Happy weekend! :)

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  20. Is that you in the photos? Awesome. I live far from the sea and even if we had surfing here, I guess I'm too old for it...plus I do not have the shape and size. Muahahahahaha!!!

    P.S. Nice blog, nice snapshots.

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    1. Hi, Suituapui. Not me. Lots of great surfers there showing style and control. Great subject too!

      Thanks a lot for your comments. Happy weekend!

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  21. Very nice photos !

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    1. Thank you very much! :)

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  22. Amazing colours and textures in your work here. Pleased to hear that your career is going well and learning new things that merge into your photography. I'm disappointed that you ... err raid the bar haha ... & let the tree branch take the photos for you ;-)

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    1. Haha. Thanks a lot, J. Great to learn new things. Happy weekend! :)

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  23. Gracias por tu comentario, felicidades por tu blog. Un saludo

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    1. Gracias! Happy weekend!

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  24. I am lost for words here. You are so talented. It's been a long time. Please continue posting. Cheers!

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    1. So happy to hear from you, Pinoy Boy! I enjoy looking at your travel photos in facebook! Thanks a lot for your comments! :)

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  25. Beautiful pictures! Awesome! I wish I took those images! :) I didn't know you were a July birthday celebrant, too! :) And as for your newfound endeavor, design on!

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  26. You have not written for such a long time, Rizalenio! I hope you are well.

    I wish you wonderful seasons' time and a Happy New Year!

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  27. Wonderful season and Happy New Year, Rizalenio!

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  28. Ampopge ng surfers! LOLs. Sir?! Photoshop ka ng lalagay ng lettering?

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    1. Hahaha yes, photoshop for those quotes.

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