The Fruition

by : Bacardi Gold
29/july/2021

image by : ramsey tendero – Olango island’s wildlife, Cebu, Philippines


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when i forget the time
i think no more of the past
i live in the current life
doing the things that i must
my future waits somehow
the fruition of good seeds and deeds
what i have planted today
are my pillars of tomorrow
that will secure my being

a picture of yesterday…

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With These hands…

by : Bacardi Gold
24/july/2021

image by: ramsey tendero – Lake Sebu, South Cotabato, Philippines

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With these bare hands that i have
memoirs will take center stage
words coming out from different heads
story lines queue with different threads

sad and happy thoughts of yester years
threads of life sewn with sweat and tears
colors of different hues and various shades
form part of the fabric that these hands made

writing in any form with my worn out hands
from the deepest feels of mind’s silhouette hinterlands
painful cries of tired difficult moments
sweet smiles on great and easy days
they won’t be forgotten, with these hands…

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Monday in Black and White #11- Braving the waves and wind of the sea

by : Bacardi Gold
05/july/2021

Mandaun, Masbate, Philippines – The coming of the storm can’t prevent the poverty-stricken people of Mandaun, Masbate to go fishing despite the bad weather. Coast guard have to stop them from going into the sea to prevent untoward incidents to happen in this time of the rainy season. Warnings have been announced and circulated not to go on sail but some fishermen ignored such warnings.


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Travel Photography – Night falls on the beach of Baybay, Roxas city, Capiz, Philippines…

by : Bacardi Gold
30/june/2021

La Playa de Roxas, or Baybay beach as it is commonly called by the locals, faces the Sibuyan Sea and belongs to the Western Visayas Region, at the northeastern portion of Panay Island which neighbors Aklan, Antique, and Iloilo. Roxas city is the capital of Capiz province which has a population of 167,003 based on the 2015 statistics.

Baybay beach is a favorite tourist spot of local residents on weekends. The beach’s gray sand of 7 kilometers long boasts its charm through the night, setting its shores with ample visitors from nearby towns served by the neighboring restaurants that cater sea foods and other cuisines of reasonable prices which are a come-on for visiting local friends and foreign guests.

Your moments become more appealing, glamorous and romantic as you stroll on the shore at night. It could be made enjoyable seeing various activities in sight, like, fishing and having some lovely conversations with the local gentle people.

A group of fishermen drop their net at the beach before the onset of darkness…


As the catch grows in numbers, these men gather their strength together pulling the net as it slowly nears the sand bed on shore…

Getting their acts together, darkness gets closer as the net of fishes nears the beach's sands...
Getting their acts together, darkness gets closer as the net of fishes nears the beach’s sands…
In addition to the day’s take, a boat with their catch arrives to unload…


Then the night falls in silence…

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Travel Photography – Camotes Islands, Cebu, Philippines

by : Bacardi Gold
28/june/2021




Bakhaw Beach Resort, San Francisco, Camotes Islands
Cebu, Philippines


Paraiso cave, San Francisco, Camotes Islands
Cebu, Philippines
Paraiso Cave, San Francisco, Camotes Islands
Cebu, Philippines
Mangodlong Rock Beach Resort, Heminsulan, San Francisco
Camotes Islands, Cebu, Philippines

Mangodlong Rock Beach Resort, Heminsulan, San Francisco
Camotes Islands, Cebu, Philippines

Santiago Bay Garden and Resort, San Francisco
Camotes Islands, Cebu, Philippines


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Photography – #11 My Monday in Black and White

by : Bacardi Gold
21/june/2021


Fort San Pedro, Iloilo city, Philippines
Coron, Palawan, Philippines
Calle Real, Iloilo city, Philippines
Zambales, Philippines

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i have to start somewhere…

by : Bacardi Gold
11/may/2021




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Mt. Tapias, Coron, Palawan, Philippines
image by: Ramsey Tendero

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i am here
carried by my thoughts
reacting to a dream

i am there
dragged by my hope
talking back to an aim

here, there and everywhere
i have to start somewhere
now, later or never

up, i’ll find some stairs to the heavens,
or build a highway to the stars
can’t make it

if there’s no beginning…


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Let God walk side by side with me…

by : Bacardi Gold
08/may/2021

Image : Binurong Point, Baras, Catanduanes, Philippines

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i didn’t expect it to begin
to creep inside this shell
a recital of notes flipflopping
an old saw with rusty teeth
ready to grind an opening

dusty papers yellowed by time
bullied by the tentacles of blue years
a face of reality now in the running
marching in the open without fears
braver and stronger with a love burning

past love i let slip from memory
consigned to oblivion i let it fly free
a new dawn of love waiting just for me
a new chance to roll the dice and venture again
and let God walk side by side with me…



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