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Candid

If there’s one thing I like taking photos of the most it’d be candid shots of my friends or random strangers.

There’s something about unrehearsed photos that I find appealing; the vulnerability of it. The genuineness of the photo. A true moment stolen and immortalized.

If a picture is worth a thousand words. Candid ones is worth more. 

Think of it as an art. A bare one; a photo stripped of all its pretensions.

It is and will always be my favorite kind of photo.

 

Best,

Ardent Wayfarer

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Little Kid Meets his Hero

Remember when we were young, when we used to look up to the characters we grew up watching, mimicking their pose/s, saying their line/s as if it was our own – wasn’t it everyone’s dream to be or just meet their childhood hero?

I don’t know about you but I’ve always wanted to meet mine in person. I had this fantasy of bringing all my favorite heroes to life and be able to bond with them – or save the world – even for just a day, or a few minutes. Wouldn’t that be cool?

Guess what, I did meet some of them. Kind of. You know all those people at theme parks or malls or restaurants dressing up with costumes and all that to look like some of the characters we’ve read in the books or shown on television and movies – thanks to them, it felt like I met my heroes in real life.

I don’t actually remember how I felt really. Maybe I was ecstatic, overjoyed, scared? Who knows?! But as an adult now, seeing kids meet their heroes like the one on the video on this post – It’s Heartwarming! I was in awe the whole time. The moment in itself was magical and Adorable. I can just imagine how the kid (Xander) felt while taking to his Hero. He even have this Optimus-Prime-like helmet on. He must’ve been on Cloud 9 that day. I wish all kids in this world would get the chance to meet their heroes in the flesh one day! Sharing with you this amazing moment I caught on tape.

 

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This season, to the next

Is it true that when you grow up, you feel a little less Christmassy?

I am a 22 year old professional living with my brother in a small condominium in the middle of the busy business district. For this particular year, Christmas seems a little bit less happier. Don’t get me wrong! We went home in the province and got to spend this holiday with our relatives. We had quite a night. A small feast, a few beers, and lots of games.

But yes – despite all the smiles and laughter, there’s a small voice inside of me saying things could’ve been better. Well yeah, if I think it through, we may have a small family problem that got in the way of celebrating this season. However, I know deep inside that this is not the only reason as to why this season feels a little less brighter.

I have been seeing memes on Social Media discussing this very same topic. Among the post I saw are the ones depicting that I am feeling this way because I got a bit older. Heck with that argument!

The spirit of this season, in my opinion, should be celebrated joyously throughout our lives whether it be that in a stage wherein we’re a toddler, a tween, or even an old crippled man.

The season of giving is ageless and so should the people celebrating it. We should still all get giddy when receiving gifts, we should all be ecstatic on the eve of this season and the feast that we’ll be having. We should put effort in giving out gifts for our loved ones. We should all together celebrate Christmas with smiles in our hearts.

Writing this, maybe it is just really because I am a bit frustrated in life as I am going through some personal dilemma and that my family’s going through a bit of a tough patch but nevertheless I promise to celebrate next year’s Christmas with a thankful heart and a happier soul!

Happy Holidays!

Cheers,

Ardent Wayfarer