May 2018 FMS Photo A Day Challenge Prompt

I have once shared here that I got featured by Little Moments App on their Instagram account as part of the FMS Photo A Day Fab Four, March 14: Clouds prompt. Now, I am sharing the FatMumSlim’s prompt list for May 2018.

Got the image from FatMumSlim’s website. I’m quite excited to share my photos for this month as May brings a lot of memories to me, be it good and the not-so-good ones. May is both my parents’ birth month. Since they are both gone now, we only get to celebrate it by simply offering prayers, candles and flowers. It is also the month of “fiestas” that I really look forward to when I was a child. May 1st is the feast of St. Joseph the Worker and this is celebrated in “Royal” (Barangay Apolonio Samson), where I spent most of my childhood and teenage years. It is a chance for cousins and other relatives to get together and chit-chat over good food. May is also the month where in Buhi (Camarines Sur) town celebrates their fiesta. Buhi is my Mom’s provincial hometown where I studied 3 years of grade school. A number of beautiful cousins also celebrate their birthdays this month. Indeed a lot of celebrating to do, right? Great number of chances to capture a lot of photos that can be shared in Instagram – and include in the Photo A Day challenge.

Join us too and challenge yourself in bringing out creatives juices in you – and photography skills that you may already have but has yet to discover. The hashtags to use for these prompts are also posted in my Instagram account, @stef0930.

Instagram Feature By Little Moments App

I got so hyped when I learned that I have been picked and featured by Jen of @littlemomentsapp  in the theme “clouds” from @fatmumslim ‘s Photo A Day Challenge. The excitement was high I had to share the post by Jen @love_wednesday in my own IG account and in Facebook too. Pardon that excitement I mentioned as it was the first time I got featured. Haha!

Here is the Fab Four for the “clouds” theme last March 14. It would be great if you could also check out and follow the other three Instagrammers featured.

If I recall it correctly, I was a day late in posting my entry for the theme but maybe because the photo of my daughters is quite nice, I got in the Fab Four. I have been on and off in participating in the FMS Photo A Day Challenge in the past years but I am proud that this year, I have not skipped any theme yet… yes! Really hoping I could continue this no-skip streak for the entire year. Thanks to my daughter @iam_k23 as she helped me with a number of themes or prompts with her photos she allowed me to use. She was able to explore Manila during their class field trip and having a better phone camera of course, she took a lot of photos. I really mean a lot. Too many that when she shared it to me through Bluetooth, my phone’s memory got really occupied. I have to really curate all of the photos she shared though and also remembers to give her the credits whenever I use them in Instagram.

Having been able to be part of the Fab Four, I am but inspired to snap more hopefully-beautiful-photos and share it in my Instagram account, not to boast but to express and maybe inspire too.

Image credit: FatMumSlim

Up is the list of prompts and hashtags for the entire month of April. Join us this April in FatMumSlim’s Photo A Day Challenge. See how you can also challenge and express yourself through the photos you share in Instagram.

2017’s Best Nine on IG

Here is my 2017’s Instagram Best Nine. I intentionally forgot to post my Best Nine of 2017 on Instagram.  I get to be forgetful but aside from that, is that I am not quite impressed with the results. Ha!Ha! Kidding aside, I am indeed thankful for all the likes I received on these nine images I shared throughout they year 2017. Cheers to more beautiful captures this new year!

 

In all honesty, I was not really that active the whole of 2017 in IG. There were weeks that I did not even glance on posts of the people I follow. But I am really hoping to get back on track on IG sharing and also in blogging. I missed a lot in here! I am in need of reviewing and relearning… a LOT!

Photo A Day Challenge for June, 3 in 1

I am having difficulty with internet connection so I missed half of May with FatMumSlim’s photo-a-day challenge and the first 2 days of June too. But who said I could not post a catch up? None can stop me now as I decided to join through blog posts…and here’s for the first 3 days of June!

 

B is for BEACH!

My girls and I enjoyed a beach in Batangas mid of May and here’s one of the best (I think) shots I have for something B!

B is for Beach

 

 

A moment…

This moment is priceless for me as my little Roey dear overcome her fear of being in the pool (without me holding her). She has also managed to be brave enough and enjoyed the slides all by herself.

A moment

 

 

And for June 3, theme: On My Table…

Here’s another sweet summer treat which we finished in no time! We love the new flavor – Mantecado!

on my table

 

Please pardon me if I may have to do another catch up post again in the future. Ha ha! And I will ensure to post NEW photos instead of latest ones. =D

Friend For Keeps

Friend For Keeps

“A friend is someone whole reaches for your hand, but touches your heart.”

Kathleen Grove

friendship

 
I have been inspired to try back my love for photography as soon as I got my Cherry mobile Flare phone. Together with my childhood friends, we visited a resort in Bulacan. The kids had so much fun especially Roey who got to play again with Miggy. Miggy is just almost a year older than her and the two get along pretty well. I hope that their friendship, just like their Moms’ last a lifetime.
 

Toddler Photography #4

These are new sets I made out of my toddler’s shots.

See how she’s becoming a little vain? These photos are of hers, taken by her. I often tell her not to do these kind of shots since the flash might cause eye issues. After the many reminders, I found her exploring the camera’s features and has learned to disable flash. Whoooah! So much for a 2 year old kid!

She’s made new shots which are near perfect. Something that makes me proud and will definitely post soon.

Toddler Photography #3

Getting better yet?

These were taken one morning as I was preparing my elder daughter for school.

Notice that Roey took photos while she”s lying in the bed. We unintentionally woke her up because of the noise we made that morning. To my surprise, Roey”s first words that morning – “Where is?” – And she was referring to the digital camera which resulted to these photos. That’s her in White crocheted beanie.

 

Toddler Photography

A Rottweiler, Amber is just almost a year old yet he’s so big.

It’s her bath time.

These first photos were taken with my assistance of course but the last one is all hers. I am referring to my almost 2yo daughter who has liked gadgets at her young age. She’s using a portable DVD player, a GameBoy, an Apple ipod and the latest which I think is what she liked most of all is our digital camera. She kept watching her own video in it for how she learned to turn it ON, I am not sure but most probably by observing. She also knows how to go back and forth to the view and shooting mode. Clever little girl she is! She in fact woke up from her afternoon nap one time and suddenly asked: “Where is?”  I later on found out that she’s referring to the camera. I will definitely have a separate album of her shots for I have found a lot of them to be funny. =)