Current Cartoons and Caricatures

Perhaps we’d be talking about the latest showbiz gossip. Sometimes politicians are their own reality...

I love my Pilot Parallel Pen – it can be quite expressive with its lines. As you can see here...

This is another ‘test’ between Amado and I. The challenge was how to paint the dress and her...

“The powers of a (Philippine) President are overwhelming. He commands an army and a national police....

I think this will be the last time I will ever do a full body painting of a dog on a 9″ x 12″...

I was able to dig up some animation backgrounds that I coloured back in 2009 for a projected under...

Currently Preoccupied by…

When silence no longer feels empty, that’s when I realized I stopped grieving and I’m healing quite well. Still grateful that I have such moments to enjoy. ...

Happy New Year!
Har. Har. Har.
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The lesson I learned decades ago. ...

I love the fact that Brian’s inner-child is still very much alive. Especially on his birthday. ...

I really love this view. One of my wishes is to live in a condo with a view of the cityscape. Who needs TV when you have this beauty before you? Of course that means not being able to open the windows. The city smog can be unbearable during rush hours. ...

Ho. Ho. Ho. ...

The sweetest thoughts can lighten a heavy heart. Thank you @pengsonmarisyll and family. I love you too. ...

Happy Holidays y'all! ...

Loved watching the dawn from my bedroom window. ...

"𝘐 𝘮𝘢𝘺 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘮𝘦, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘐 𝘮𝘢𝘺 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘣𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘐 𝘢𝘭𝘴𝘰 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘨𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘤𝘢𝘯𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘨𝘰𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘯.

𝘛𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘥𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘢𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯, 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘐 𝘮𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘱𝘢𝘪𝘯, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘐’𝘭𝘭 𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘮𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘐’𝘷𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘥.

𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘯, 𝘐’𝘭𝘭 𝘢𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘣𝘦 𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘶𝘱 𝘰𝘯 𝘮𝘺 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘵. 𝘋𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘺 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘮𝘦, 𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘥𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘺 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘮𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦, 𝘐’𝘮 𝘥𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘭.

𝘐 𝘤𝘳𝘺 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘐 𝘴𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘦 𝘮𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘯, 𝘐’𝘮 𝘨𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵. "

“𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘐 𝘞𝘢𝘴 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘔𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘉𝘦𝘢𝘶𝘵𝘪𝘧𝘶𝘭”
𝘕𝘦𝘵𝘧𝘭𝘪𝘹
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People change. Friends leave. Things go wrong. Life goes on. ...

This was the reason why I wrote #MyMemoriesWithBillie. It helps to remember those moments.

From the day I met Billie, till the day she left, our time together was never enough. Our friends would look at us as if we’re joking whenever we’d say, ‘I’ve missed you’ after being separated for an hour or two. Unless it was work, running errands, or spending “me-time” with friends, we didn’t have any reason to be apart.

I once told Billie that I have enough memories of our moments to last a lifetime. I didn’t realize how untrue that was.

Make memories with your love ones. Do it now. In the end, that's all you will have left and it will never be enough.
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Once upon a time, I was watching the sun rise and you were sleeping by my side.

I smiled to myself and thought, so this is what it feels like to dream with eyes wide open.
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After 2 years, my grief has become softer and mourning less frequent. I still find myself reliving her last 48 hours. Each moment. The intensity of the pain remains but it is no longer as debilitating or depressing as it used to be. I learned that one has to go through it.

There's no shortcut, no reset button, no way around that kind of pain.

My chapter with Billie may have ended but I still hold close the things I learned while she lived and the lessons I discovered in her absence. I still feel her with me. Happier memories are coming back and I love the fact that I can talk about it with family and friends again.

I am grateful for the healing. I am grateful for the people who have helped me survive the pain and the friendships that remained.
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In this life, everyone else is just passing through. That’s why we have to make time to spend it with people who treat us right, genuinely care, who make us happy and yes, people who can eat without reservation. Those who can help you notice how food truly tastes and the pleasure it gives. ...

Selfie “on the ground with the laylayan”. I almost forgot to post this. I went here because I wanted to see PRRD and the bloggers that I chat with in person. I left with a feeling of emptiness and sadness. The night ended and I believe there was not a dry eye in that crowd that listened to him sing as they watched the fireworks. The old people were shaking their heads as they sobbed.

I believe I witnessed history in the making. This is the first time this happened - people paying out of their own pockets to show an outgoing President. People from different cities and NGOs, organized themselves and showed up to be represented. Even the wives of the SAF44 flew all the way from Mindanao to show how much this president meant to them. Representatives of our paralympics team came in their wheelchairs just to be able to get a glance and hopefully take a selfie in person with the president.

We will never have another President "Deeeegong". Ever. Maraming salamat po, PRRD.
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Today’s lunch is something I haven’t done for a long time, Braised Beef and Tendon. I love how the iced water brings out the green in blanched bok choy. ...

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