Mother’s day may be over but heck, here’s a tribute post for one of the strongest and most beautiful women I know.
I know, this is a post that is long overdue but bear with me since I got the film processed and scanned only recently. I’ve been thinking about a project for the longest time and it occurred to me, “why the heck am I always looking for inspiration when it’s always been in front of me?” So this will be a bit mushy but hey, there’s no harm in trying.
Meet Monalie, the mother of my son Gab. She takes good care of my little soldier day in and day out. And I’m so thankful for her for doing that and more.
We met in college during our sophomore year and all I can remember is the time we’ve spent together up to now. She taught me more than a few tricks and schooled me in being street smart. She’s clever like that.
Also, she’s a loving daughter to her parents and a caring sister to her siblings. Family is one of her strong suits. She’s just a fierce companion.
Also, one of the things that we like doing together is hunting for great finds – be it clothes, shoes, odds and ends, and even cameras. Matter of fact, she was the one who brought me to one of the secret shops where I bought my used Konica C35 AF camera. Again, she’s clever like that. She knows the lay of the land of her hometown and luckily, I get to tag along when she goes out hunting.
This photo project is teeny tiny compared to the bigger, more ambitious projects out there but for me, it’s one of the greatest things I’ve done. Compiling my memories with her and our little one is an achievement. I can’t wait to add more to this work in progress. I just hope she lets me take her pictures more often. She’s kind of camera shy in real life. The only way I got her to smile was because I told her these weren’t going up on the site. She’s quirky like that.
Sorry, honey. Tricked ya.