Kathy Ponce's Blog (7)

With New Eyes

It's been a while since I have blogged in SNS and it's because I have been trying to push the envelope as to how I can expand my experience in SNS to a more creative direction. My experience in photographing the historic spots featured from HMS Challenger's collection has brought about a lot of realizations that I have always found to be musing about but never really pursued them.

I have always been haunted by old photographs. Old letters. Old journals. I have always been…


Added by Kathy Ponce on December 11, 2010 at 8:45pm — 4 Comments

Looking Deeper into Photo 439

So I happened to Google the keywords "Intramuros 19th century". I don't know why I didn't think about that in the beginning while trying to confirm the photo 439 of HMS Challenger. Anyway, here's what I found.

This photo shows building on the left of the cathedral a little more clearly than the previous clues we…


Added by Kathy Ponce on November 30, 2010 at 11:07pm — 1 Comment

SNS Challenger Manila Photo Trip: Binondo Chronicles

I don't know why I got up at 5:45 this morning. It's a holiday. But something is screaming to be written so I just have to follow the creative flow and see where it leads me.…


Added by Kathy Ponce on November 29, 2010 at 8:23am — 8 Comments

The Mystery of Photo 439 and Photo 441

I learned something new today.

Visual literacy is the ability to interpret, negotiate, and make meaning from…

Added by Kathy Ponce on November 25, 2010 at 8:00am — 12 Comments

The Energy from Collective Thinking

All journeys become interesting when you're able to share it with others who as Gary would say "have the same enthusiasm for it".

I am quite happy to say that since November 19 when I joined the SNS Challenger, 3 friends from Manila, a friend from London and a cousin from Cebu has been enthused by this endeavor and partake in the adventure with me.

Chronicling their responses encourage me and make the adventure more meaningful. It sheds light on…

Added by Kathy Ponce on November 23, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Reading Mosley's Recount of Manila

I'm reading Mosley's recount of Manila and actually find some of the details very amusing. This log will attempt to describe what I think of his recount and my personal reactions to it.

It is only now that I am slowly placing myself in the shoes of the people riding HMS Challenger. They entered the Philippine shores through Zamboanga which is located at the southern provinces of the island. They went up north and passed by Basilan, Iloilo, Camiguin, Cebu and then Manila…

Added by Kathy Ponce on November 22, 2010 at 9:27pm — No Comments

The Closet Artist Hops on Board

I often wondered what it would be like to just hop on board a cruise ship and go wherever the wind blows.

Over breakfast this morning I was telling my Mom about this project and how I imagine that instead of the sea, this voyage happens on the internet. I think it's a brilliant idea.

This is a great opportunity for me. Primarily because I'm a "closet artist". :) I studied music since 4 years old and went to conservatory by highschool. I took up…

Added by Kathy Ponce on November 19, 2010 at 9:49am — 3 Comments

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