I always stumble upon this quote on Tumblr & Twitter and it goes like: "If your mom can’t find it, it’s lost forever." Imagine a world without mothers. In the most practical sense, it’s impossible since the act of conceiving can’t happen. But even if you set that aside, I still have this profound thought that mothers are the most important persons we get in life.
As teenagers, we often think we’re already independent. It’s the stage where we feel like we can conquer the world, that we can do whatever we want & we can get away with it. But truth is: life is harsh. We stutter, we choke, we fail. And that’s when our mothers come in.
It may seem cliche or overrated; but screw anyone who thinks that. Who cares when you have someone who wakes up early for you every freakin’ morning, makes sure you’re taken care of all the time, cooks the most amazing dishes thrice a day & still manage to make you smile through it all? If you’re reading this Mom, I know you already know this; but I’ll say it anyway. I LOVE YOU MOM!
An obligatory wacky pose to break the seriousness. Hahaha! I was doubting whether to really post this!
The Lowdown: Adidas baseball shirt; 7 For All Mankind pants; Adidas sneakers; Rebel Gear beanie
I’m having melancholic summer feels while post-processing these photos. We shot this last April when we went to Tagaytay for a roadtrip which was really special due to the fact that I came with the whole family. To be frank, moments like these are medium rare since we all have a hard time making our personal scheds meet. Add the fact that our locations vary ranging from Doha, Qatar to Manila to Bulacan. I actually took lots of pictures from the trip & I’m still thinking if I should make a blog post-slash-photo diary out of it or not. Pag sinipag siguro, why not!
I bet tons from my generation love it more when they spend time with their friends rather than with the family. I’m not gonna be a hypocrite; I know being with your peers is a blast but don’t deny it— blood is thicker than water!
Me? I feel the most secure when I’m at home. Regardless of the situation, I know everything’s gonna be fine. Nothing’s more genuine than family love. I may not like them at times but through it all, I LOVE them to the nth power.
And no, hindi po ako sumisipsip.
The Lowdown: Dad’s leather jacket; Supreme snapback; Pull & Bear top; Penshoppe shorts; Nike shoes
Taking a break from social media may seem like a juggernaut of a task but frankly, it isn’t as awful as you think it’d be. My experience taught me tons & it has allowed me to refresh my mind, to be grounded on things that really matter.
Most of the time, we teens tend to get stuck in this virtual world where we feel very fantastical but realistically speaking, it’s really not. Now I know what it feels. When we get crazy obsessed with something, it’s a brilliant idea to sometimes step back & see the whole scenario from another perspective. In that way, we could get a deeper understanding.
And oh! Let me just clarify something. A lot have been asking me why I look different post by post. Well to tell you the honest truth, when I actually took a half-year hiatus I was still doing shoots in between. Basically, my photos range from a 6-month period which explains why I look fatter/ thinner or my hair looks shorter/ longer in some posts than others.
© Jeremy Cañasa 2013