Rewind: An early hearts day post

I used to teach at a university near the old downtown Manila where everything–people, jeepneys, and vendors bustle about. These photos were taken after work / after school on Valentine’s day last year. It was kind of “a date with my camera”, an attempt to capture the “hearts day mood” as I walked around for an hour on my way to the bus stop. I was fascinated to see almost everyone rushing, carrying flowers, heart balloons, chocolates, bears, roses… and I love how the mood of a place changes as the sun goes down.

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Things that make me smile

When you miss someone, it doesn’t necessarily make you sad. It also reminds you of those little things  you saw together. These are just some of the simple little things I enjoyed during my visit to Singapore last October. I hope these put a smile on your face too. 🙂

Enjoy the little things neon sign
Creative neon signs
Banyan tree by Candice Reyes
Bowing trees near a body of water
Blackbird by Candice Reyes
Unexpected birds!
Pulau Ubin by Candice Reyes
Bicycles parked next to each other
Flowers at Changi Airport by Candice Reyes
Sudden burst of colors in a place like this
12:32 by Candice Reyes
Clocks in train stations
strange lamp by Candice Reyes
Strange lamps
Chinatown ride by Candice Reyes
Seeing princesses in a busy crowd
Nuns by Candice Reyes
Seeing nuns in the most unlikely places (no pun intended!) 🙂
A spot by Candice Reyes
Finding a special spot in big public places

Things that make me smile

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Sunbursts and blue skies
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Super creative and fun benches
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Mosaic design & song lyrics on those creative fun benches
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Fluffy colored hearts
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Flowers on wooden walls
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That moment when kids go crazy inside an indoor tent
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Looking up different kinds of trees
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Country glass jars
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Strange creatures on bookshelves
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Some beautiful words on one scrabble game. (So beautiful you could make up a story in your mind by just reading it one by one!)
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A random kid in the street carrying a globe.


All pictures were taken of course by me, from different places and recent times.

This series was inspired by one of my favorite bloggers colormekatie. Thank you for the happy vibes. There’s more to come! 🙂