Estelea's Blog

French Mum, humanitarian, restless explorer and doer on sabbatical in Cebu (Philippines): one Attila in each arm, I am exploring the “toddlers safe” corners of the region, while trying to keep some room for Me.

“Mabuhay” in my Jeepney !

in the rearview

It’s all in the eyes. For a smile to be genuine, the eyes too must smile .. Every time we ride his jeepney, this driver welcomes us with a warm smile. His English is as (terribly) poor as my Cebuano, but his eyes and smile speak every language.

In response to Weekly Photo Challenge on Eye Spy 

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14 comments on ““Mabuhay” in my Jeepney !

  1. anotherday2paradise
    December 9, 2015

    Oh yes, I so agree with you. Smiling eyes are so welcoming. 🙂

    • estelea
      December 9, 2015

      I think the warm feeling comes from the eyes .. I don’t think they can fake 🙂

  2. lexklein
    December 9, 2015

    Your thoughts about smiling eyes are spot on, but the photo itself is magnificent! Love the colors and layers.

    • estelea
      December 10, 2015

      Thanks a lot! I couldn’t dream of a nicer frame for his beautiful smile 😉

  3. anroworld
    December 9, 2015

    I feel his honesty, eyes are the mirror of our souls…

  4. yhealthy2000
    December 9, 2015

    Such a beautiful photo.

    • estelea
      December 10, 2015

      Thanks a lot! I was lucky to meet such a beautiful model, I just had to click 😉

  5. amommasview
    December 10, 2015

    A great picture of a character face! Beautiful

    • estelea
      December 10, 2015

      THanks so much 🙂 I could have felt in love with him (somehow), he is so very kind and his eyes say it all. You should have seem them the day I surprised him with a print of this pict. I wonder when was the last time he had a pic of himself, he was so proud ! And so was I ! 😉

      • amommasview
        December 10, 2015

        It is a stunning picture. You captured his soul…

      • estelea
        December 11, 2015

  6. Bipasha
    December 10, 2015

    Filipinos are super nice & warm hearted, I felt so much love during my two-year-long stay in Manila. One of the many reasons I long to go back someday…

    • estelea
      December 11, 2015

      I hear you ! We feel totally welcome here, and it is so super easy with the kids.We never met such kind and kind loving people, might sound a bit of a cliché but it is very true! Did you have the chance to do some islands hopping ?

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