Page Twenty Four: Basilica de San Martin de Tours | Heritage

In response to this week’s WordPress Challenge – Heritage For over 300 years, the Spaniards have built thousands of Catholic churches in the Philippines. Among them is The Basilica de San Martin de Tours, which is known as the oldest Catholic church in the Philippines and quite possibly in Asia. Sitting atop a hill, the…

Page Twenty Three: Moon over water | Reflecting

In response to this week’s word challenge – Reflecting. A shot of the moon taken by my best friend of ten years who has mental illness. « Sometimes, we get caught up in the process of trying to find who we are — our purpose and value in life — that we tend to lose sight…

Page Twenty Two: T i m e

  They say time, Heals all wounds, But what they neglect to mention, Is that it turns, Friends into strangers. (c) jodiepages 2017. All Rights Reserved

Page Twenty One: Morning Jog | Danger!

This week’s challenge is the unexpected thrill of danger! During a morning jog with my younger sister, we stumbled upon this 6m pyramid tower at Kennedy Park in Castor Bay, Auckland. Being the sports enthusiast that I am, I climbed up to the very top and took this photo. My sister screamed, « You dangerous girl! »…

Page Seventeen: Makisig 

Makisig (adj) – Dashing, well-dressed, gorgeous I don’t know what day it was but we were on a bus when we first clapped eyes on one another. And the moment our eyes met, everything seemed to stop in motion. You glistened under the blazing sun while my cheeks turned multiple shades of vermilion. Fair-skinned and…

Page Sixteen: Amihan

Amihan (n) – Northeast wind, breeze A breath of wind blows in, And shakes the first honey-coloured leaves, Time is still, Time is frozen, Every moment lasts, As I saunter across the vast, eternal sky, But the sun returns, And melts this dream away, Only a cool reminder of the breeze, On a hot summer’s…

Page Fifteen: Multilingual reporting #NiceAttack #BBC

It was a day to celebrate a country’s independence. A country’s liberté, égalité and fraternité. A day to go out in the blazing sun, sing along to French tunes and get along with the rhythm of the fête as Bastille Day rolls on. A day that was transformed into a nightmare. A day whose scars…

Page Fourteen: This Is My Love For Words And How I Wish I Could Have Few With You.

The Oxford Dictionary defines ‘word’ as a single distinct meaningful element of speech or writing, a unit of language comprising inflected and variant forms. I love words. Words like idiosyncrasies, cantankerous, schlep, philocaly and petrichor. I love words that pique my interest, curiosity and inquisitiveness. We all use words to express our sympathy, empathy and…