There’s something surreal about stepping onto someone else’s sacred ground; watching them whisper prayers, lighting incense, holding their hearts' silent wishes, trusting that someone out there will hear them and answer. In every country I’ve visited, these temples, mosques, churches are proof of a belief in a higher power; more so, our capacity to trust someone; to believe that someone out there will get us through insurmountable obstacles. Some call this prayer; some, a leap of faith; in my eyes it’s bravery. There’s nothing more courageous than to put your faith in someone, not knowing if He’s listening; just trusting that He’ll be there.
I have not written about my China trip, still struggling with the editing of the thoughts in my head, but here are some of my favorite photos from that trip. For whatever it's worth, I do plan to return. And definitely on better circumstances.
I am definitely planning on writing a series though, called Postcards from China filled with photos and notes in my head – everything I planned to write, and say about Guangzhou, but never got a chance to.
I have yet to write about my first ever Komiket (and comic convention) experience, but long story short: I had a lot of fun, made new friends (and learned a thing or two), and am definitely considering doing this regularly (as long as time and money permit it).
Anyway, I'm happy to announce that we've run out of stocks of the comic and are going to do reprints this Saturday, so if you want a copy, kindly fill out this form my sister made for us and we'll be sure to include your order in the reprints :)
To everyone who has grabbed a copy and told a friend or two about it, thank you very much!! Mr. Hutch and his financier (not to mention) really appreciate all the love and support.
For those who asked, here's a Hutch update: His vets have given him a temporary shot that works like estrogen pills do (for humans) that'll slow down the enlargement of his prostrate. But this is only a temporary fix and will last a couple of months. By November, we hope to be able to get surgical treatment so that the prostrate stops enlarging completely and doesn't bring in anymore unwanted complications.
Mr. Hutch says thanks <3
Lara L. Antonio
93% Stardust. Exploring the world–a camera, pen and notebook in hand–one island at a time.
Note: All photos on this blog are taken by me, unless stated otherwise.
Disclaimer: This blog is not necessarily reflective of my best writing and photographs, just somewhere I need to dump my thoughts. If you want to see some of my art, you can also jump to my tumblr (which is usually more updated): storiesbylara.tumblr.com!