Into Lacoste and Crocs

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  • Vhincci Subia
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  • In search of something-new-subjects for photography.


    Early afternoon, I saw a scorpion. I was hesitant to kill or preserve it. Choose to be safe or risk myself and improve my subjects in photography. After a minute, I pressed my foot on it. Why? It’s simple. I love my life.

    But after doing this, I feel sorry to myself for not having the courage. How I wish I could have one like Kuya Kim (Refer to his Matanglawin show) who is not afraid of cobra, the scorpions, in other words, dealing with the dangerous wildlife. Frustration, it was.

    Late afternoon, I arrived in my room. In a dormitory. As usual, scraps are around. Wastes. Spiders web at the ceiling. Stained tiles. Soiled clothes scattered. And an unpleasant smell. But one would get used to it. Tolerable.

    It was so hot. Took my shirt off, my pants, then. Nude. Semi. I was craving for tea. Iced, of course. So, I put back my apparels. And went downstairs. Then back at my room. Now, really nude. Hmmm. No, just kidding! My room was so transparent. There's this portion of my wall, near the door heading to the terrace, that is made of clear glass.


    They say, I am rich. Because I afforded to have my own room (solo) in a dormitory. But I’m not. I just have my father, my mother, my grandparents, who were there to support me! Actually. We are only in the middle class. This is not being humble. Am just presenting reality.


    For four years, these had been a routine. After school. Was relaxation time. Some food. Then sleep. Again, food. Really haven’t cleaned my room. Either, I will call my mom to visit. Or just have a simple picking of garbages. But never wiped those dusty surfaces. I have an allergy. Rhinitis. It’s serious. I can continuously sneeze 15 times. I can't manipulate those dust. It would make me more sick and sneeze. It's like I had touched a sleeping snake. Then angrily hit me after. Or tapped a silent, busy eating dog. Then bite me straight away.

    Oh! Then, suddenly. After an approximation of 3,600 sneezes. It’s graduation time! And my college life is about to end. Surely, I will miss it.

    It was past four o’clock in the afternoon when I needed some of it - fresh air. I opened the windows. Seeing around. Looking. Finding new things.

    Then. Wow! I found this skeleton, this fossil, this brittle spines and bones of a lizard. Where the sliding window runs. Then I remembered, I had a photo of a lizard months ago in the same window. I took it at night with flash so it came as an outline. Indeed, it is interesting to know its history. And what it had undergone.


    Sometimes we don't have to take the risk. We don't have to endanger ourselves. Just for the big step, the big break. 'Cause there are a lot more that will come on our way. Nicer things; wider smiles - at the end of the day. We don't have to be greedy in every chance. Chances are of different kind. They are not always healthy. Sometimes, they are good as devil. Let's just think, success will chase after us. In God's will. :)

    22 comments:

    youth_in_asia said...

    Great new post. It think most people can sympathize with you on choosing to kill the scorpion. They can be dangerous (very painful at the very least. I got stung outside of Chennai, India once).

    The first photo is neat. Eerie, evocative, but neat. Great job.

    LV said...

    I agree with you young man on your words of wisdom. However, you need to dust more, and you would not sneeze as much. It is nice you have a family to support you, but at this point in your life, take control and begin making your on way. Just think how you would make it without them. You should visit "Indrani" at http://isharethese.blogspot.com. She is from your part of the world and had memes all the time. However, you are doing just fine on your own. Keep your cloths on too. Glad my blog made you smile today.

    Vhincci Subia said...

    Thank you Jon for the comment... :)

    Only sad I don't have my camera on hand that time I saw the scorpion.

    Vhincci Subia said...

    LV, your so kind... I'll visit Indrani now...

    I mean, if I manipulate those dust, it would make me more sick and sneeze. It's like I had touch a sleeping snake. Then it will bite me afterwards. :)

    emmanuelmateo said...

    all of the succes that we are having right now is not because we made them with our might but God gave us wisdom to do so.smile and view life in a positive way..

    Elisabeth Hirsch said...

    What a cool story! It's amazing what we can see if we just take the time.

    As always--awesome pictures.

    Vhincci Subia said...

    That was a nice message from you Emman! :) You rock! :)

    Vhincci Subia said...

    Thank you Elisa... always thank you... :)

    LS Geekster Online said...

    Hello there, thanks for the visit in my personal blog. Wow you have cool stuff here. I love your reads. Kudos to you.

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    Robert Cascayan said...

    Sa akin naman, ayaw na ayaw ko ung magulo at maduming room/apt/dorm.

    I take time to organize my stuffs or clean my room.

    At pareho tayo sa nasabi mo na, ayaw mong may kasama ka sa isang kuwarto sa dorm.

    My bro and I decided to rent an apt before para solo namin. Mahal pero, ok lang.

    Vhincci Subia said...

    Thank you for visiting back LS Geekster Online... :)

    Vhincci Subia said...

    @rob - ayaw ko rin nman ng madumi, pero no choice! haha! Kasi talaga pag busy na ako, hindi na ako nkakapaglinis at nkakapg-ayos ng gamit... tapos un nga... super nanghihina na ako after cleaning... bcoz of that allergic rhinitis... halos 1 day yan na di titigil sa kakasneeze...

    oh ano bro? tuloy ba uwi mo sa pinas this may?

    Si Inong ay ako said...

    im learning with your thoughts bro.. keep it up.... and your photos rocks......

    Vhincci Subia said...

    @Inong - Thank you for visiting bro! Love your photos too... :)

    Jacob and Lois Anne said...

    Hi Vhincci! Thank you for stopping by The Villages DP blog...much appreciated.

    I've been scrolling down through your posts here and am quite impressed. Your photos are excellent, too.

    We had little scorpions in Arizona many years ago...very deadly! I had no problem killing them!

    Vhincci Subia said...

    Thank you for the comment Jacob and Lois Anne!

    Yes, I have to kill it or else i will got stung and that would be more painful than what I have experienced with a bee before.

    Diamond R said...

    Hala ka. napagsabihan ka tuloy maglinis ni tita LV. Naintindihan ko ang health condition mo pero wag mong patagaliin yong mga dust. Ask ka ng tulong to clean it. sayang naman ang ganda ng room mo.Solo ka pa naman. Ang ganda ng mga lesson na share mo dito. Keep it up dude you are a lucky man to have awesome family around who gave this comfort of life.

    Diamond R said...

    Hala ka. napagsabihan ka tuloy maglinis ni tita LV. Naintindihan ko ang health condition mo pero wag mong patagaliin yong mga dust. Ask ka ng tulong to clean it. sayang naman ang ganda ng room mo.Solo ka pa naman. Ang ganda ng mga lesson na share mo dito. Keep it up dude you are a lucky man to have awesome family around who gave this comfort of life.

    Vhincci Subia said...

    Sige. I'll be cleaning na po. :)

    Christian | Lakad Pilipinas said...

    wow ang lalim ah!

    Vhincci Subia said...

    @Christian: Hehe! Speechless. :)

    Avni Deshmukh said...

    Thanks for sharing this extremely informative article on allergic rhinitis. I recently read about allergic rhinitis on website called breathefree.com. I found it extremely helpful.

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