Saturday, March 10, 2007


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posted by Señor Enrique at 9:55 AM


Blogger Sidney said...

Nice pictures (again). My favorite is the last one.

It will be a bumpy road for sure but I still believe the Philippines will prosper in the future. There is so much potential here…

March 10, 2007 6:40 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

With the school year about to come to a close, I thought about our city's young people, and dug up some photos from my previous shootouts.

I, too, remain optimistic, Sidney, that somehow someday soon prosperity will be given a chance by our society's powerful few to be experienced by our country's many.

March 10, 2007 7:05 PM  

Blogger eye said...

dramatically significant pics, my fave is the 3rd one. our pinoy kids/youth are highly intelligent and talented, as evidenced by the thousands of yuppies employed by technical companies worldwide. as more and more multinational companies are investing plants here, i do hope someday these technical people won't need to go abroad.

March 10, 2007 8:14 PM  

Blogger NOYPETES said...

"Pag may kalabasa, may pag-asa!"

You've done your good deed for the week with these photos.

With a little help from us the elder pinoys, these kids will have a guaranteed bright future as well as the country itself.

March 11, 2007 4:07 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

No doubt our youth is blessed with resilience and intelligence, Eye. If given the opportunity, I'm sure each one will excel and become a highly responsible citizen.

March 11, 2007 5:55 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

I agree with you, Noypetes, with continued interest and assistance from our elders, our youth will be even more inspired to apply their best in their every endeavor.

Mabuhay ang ating kabataan!

March 11, 2007 5:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wordless pics, but speak a thousand words.

I like the third photo. Children, even those living in poverty, should never be deprived of play and learn time.

March 11, 2007 7:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a very nice set of monochrome pictures. Especially the 3rd, 2nd and last one. The first one is the least somehow.

Recently I've been researching about the Genereation Y or millenials, age groups who grew up in technology which are now becoming the current workforce. I wonder what they will call the next gen?

March 11, 2007 7:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very nice photos! I especially like the photos of the high school students taking a breather by the bayside. Looks like a couple of barkadas spending some bonding time together. Reminds me of how carefree life was before college and work. :)

I also like the 2nd photo of the children selling sampaguita. What lovely smiles! Kudos for such a great shot.

March 11, 2007 9:53 AM  

Blogger Sebastiane said...

I love the last picture. It shows that friendship can go far and beyond. Also, the ship in the background make a good title for the photo --- of friends and a ship.


March 11, 2007 12:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way." - The greatest love of all.

Sorry, napakanta na naman ako. :)It's what came to mind while looking at the pictures.

My faves are: the one with the girl holding the sampaguita and the last two ones.

March 11, 2007 2:40 PM  

Blogger MJ said...

Indeed, these are what the senator-wannabes and voters should put in mind this May Election.

March 11, 2007 3:18 PM  

Blogger ipanema said...

Your photographs are getting better and better. The last time I commented on it I said you have a good eye. Now, it's different. More depth in them!

By the way, Congratulations! I read your blog is nominated. I'm not surprised at all. Well written and good topics.

Keep blogging!

BTW, where's your photoblog?

March 11, 2007 5:00 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

I agree, Rhoda! If anything, playing and learning assuage these children's dismal outlook in life. They desperately need more guidance to show them their strengths to overcome their shortcomings.

March 11, 2007 10:02 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

I think I was a part of the baby boomer generation, Ferdz. I, too, wonder what the next generation will called and what they will bring into our world.

Thanks! The first one, personally, conveys what may be an even more unattainable goal for our youth to pursue -- stardom.

March 11, 2007 10:05 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Many thanks, Kathy. The picture you like the most somehow predicts what might become of our young people someday soon -- travelling to faraway places in search of better opportunities. I hope and pray that this will not be much of the case in the near future.

March 11, 2007 10:07 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Yes, Kyels -- friendships and the wonder years shared together; that it is indeed a blessing to be surrounded by kindred souls as one travels through early adulthood :)

March 11, 2007 10:09 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

A fitting song to go with the pictures, indeed, Irene.

Incidentally, I was with Sidney on the day I took this photo in front of Santa Cruz Church. Jeff Vergara was with us also.

March 11, 2007 10:11 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Agree a hundred percent Meljohn! I truly hope as well that this will be the case n the very near future.

March 11, 2007 10:12 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Someone had nominated this site as a photoblog, Ipanema. Although I appreciate it very much that someone had thought highly enough of my efforts to nominate it, I just thought my talking much about photography lately made some readers consider this site as a photoblog :)

Many thanks, Ipanema. I really enjoy developing more skills in photography. It's really fun and at the same time very therapeutic.

March 11, 2007 10:16 PM  

Blogger -= dave =- said...

Hmm.. so many things I'd like to say, but not now in this comment. I'd be blogging about it instead. Somehow I can relate with the pics since I just returned from a beach outing/reunion with my college friends.

Congrats Señor E! I'll check your nomination out once I'm well-rested from the outing.

March 11, 2007 11:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice pics eric :) .... ang mga larawan na lang ang magkukwento :)

March 12, 2007 1:22 AM  

Blogger Francesca said...

the photos speaks for itself without need of captions.
I was thinking of some countries, living in abundance, and on another side of the world, poverty is severe...
When will be this suffering ends???
Why there's injustice?
Who is to blame?

March 12, 2007 4:35 AM  

Blogger carlotta1924 said...

black and white makes the pictures more dramatic... the pictures speak for themselves. great ones, as always. ^^

March 12, 2007 5:12 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Looking forward to reading your thoughts on this matter, Dave. As always, I'm sure it'll be interesting.


March 12, 2007 5:55 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Maraming salamat, Melai. Ito ang pinagaaralan ko ngayon - photo essays - na tinuro sa aming ni Ed Santiago who is one of our prolific photojournalism masters. Ipi-feature ko siya sa isa kong entry.

March 12, 2007 5:57 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Hi Francesca! Makes you think sometimes why such divide occurs when in fact we all live in one planet, right? Nonetheless, I think each one can, in his or her own way, contribute a bit of time and effort to better the life of an impoverished child; in spirit would be a good start :)

March 12, 2007 6:00 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Many thanks, Carla! You're right, somehow I find photo essays more effective with black and whites; more telling, it seems.

March 12, 2007 6:02 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

kung uso lang ang photoblogging noon kabataan ko malamang isa ako sa mga pictures na nandyan, hehehe. marami sa mga bata dyan i am sure magtatagumpay sa buhay kung talagang magsusumikap lang sila, ang daming success stories na from rugs to riches, at di ako magtataka kung isa samga batang ito maging sikat na photoblogger :)

March 12, 2007 7:47 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

"... daming success stories na from rags to riches.."

Tama ka, Iskoo! Kaya dapat sa tuwig napakuusapan ang kahirapan ng buhay sa ating bansa ay mabanngit din natin ang ating mga kababayan na nagtagumpay sa kanilang pagsisikap na makadanas ng magandang kabuhayan.


March 12, 2007 8:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The pics tell a story.. I love the last pic - very pretty more so that it is in black and white :)

March 12, 2007 1:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

indeed your photos will make you think!

I just hope the elite few will loosen up control and provide opportunities to these youth

March 12, 2007 4:19 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thanks, BW! I thought the more provocative way to present this photo essay was to convert the pictures to monochrome. The last pic is a personal fave, too :)

March 12, 2007 4:33 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Yes, Sonnie, I agree with you. The elites have to lend a helping hand by creating even more mentorship endeavors, as well as provide more work/study programs for example.

Thanks much!

March 12, 2007 4:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gaano kalalim ang mga litrato? Depende sa kumukuha, depende sa tumitingin. But in these photos, everybody will agree that they tell stories. Great black and white pictures, Eric! Mabuhay ka!

March 13, 2007 8:00 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Maraming salamat, LAR!

March 13, 2007 8:33 AM  

Blogger Nashei said...

oh wow i just love black and white's much more dramatic than really captures the emotion

March 19, 2007 11:56 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

That I agree, Nashel. Photo essays seem to have more of an impact if presented in monochrome.

March 20, 2007 5:12 AM  

Blogger Nashei said...

it's looking forward to more pictures

March 20, 2007 5:34 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Okay, Nashei, I promise not to disappoint you ... hehehe!

March 20, 2007 6:26 PM  

Blogger Nashei said...

thanks for the greetings and for dropping by :)

March 20, 2007 7:19 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

My pleasure, Nashei :)

March 21, 2007 8:44 AM  

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