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 


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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