How it all started (My husband and I’s photography journey)

Hello everyone, my name is Raine and I am a photographer’s wife. In the year 2012 my husband took liking on taking pictures on whatever subject he finds interesting or even amusing. It all started out as a hobby and little did we know that photography would become part and parcel of our lives. In my coming blogs hopefully (if I won’t get lazy or preoccupied hehe), I will be explaining to you the feelings of getting involved in the world of photography more specifically my husband as a wedding photographer. But for now, I will be sharing to you my husband’s work since 2012 up to present…

Excerpt from his previous works (Rasul Leonor Photography):


Sidney and Angelica

July 7, 2012

Ryan and Janice

Ryan and Janice

March 4, 2013

Bryan and Ivy

Bryan and Ivy

June 15, 2014

Joseph and Joy

Joseph and Joy (E-session)

August 24, 2015

Popee and Weng

Popee and Weng

December 19,2015

Edward and Derdrei

Edward and Derdrei

June 27, 2016

  These are just very few of his works taken from his  Facebook page @Rasul Leonor Photography, for more pictures just visit his page = P. See yah!



I have now reached that road in my life that seems like a dead end. I feel so so depressed, like I want to shout to the world that I am tired and confused. Actually, I could be wrong you know? Like, this could be just laziness kicking in and consuming the very whole of me. I didn’t know this could be possible, I mean I don’t even want to think or do anything, except for surviving each day I  think. My spirit is low, I don’t know what happiness even means anymore. I feel like a robot doing regular things but not actually thinking or planning or even feeling. I used to be very happy, high spirited to be exact. In fact, if I am to describe my self, number one in my rank is that, I am a HAPPY person. Sadly enough, I don’t know me anymore. There are just too many factors pulling me down, making me sad and now the happy me is completely defeated. No juice, no juice to push my self up.

Hmp, I hate those factors affecting me, they are too personal to shrug off. Why, I even consider them as my fortress, my guide, my happiness. Wow, now this is what it feels like being dropped like a hot potato. Trust, what trust?! Such a waste of emotion, such a waste of time. I hope nobody feels exactly the way I feel right now. I wouldn’t wish this not even to an enemy, whom I don’t have thank God! Otherwise, surviving won’t even be possible for me. Anyway, boohoo life is miserable……….


Photo by Panoramio

Rainy Season

It is rainy season here in the Philippines. I kind of like the cold weather, we do not exactly experience this all the time. We are a tropical country thus, heat and dust is very frequent. What I love about the rainy season is that you can pile up the clothes that you want to wear. I mean I cannot just use a jacket on a sunny day, right?! That will just be absolutely ridiculous. And besides sometimes people here can be rude, I mean if they find your outfit not fitting for the weather they would talk behind your back or even laugh at you. I know, I know I am not supposed to be affected with these kind of criticisms, however, as human as I am I get to be sensitive sometimes. And if I am hurt, I will be having a bad day and we do not want that don’t we? Anyway, let us go back to the rain, I like rainy season because I feel relaxed, the cold air that brushes against my face is just so calming. I can think well when I am cool and relaxed because of the weather.  If the weather is cold, how great it is to stay on your bed hugging your pillow and curled up under your blanket.

Rainy season has its downside as well. The cold weather tends to make you a bit lazy. Because of the cold weather you just want to curl up in bed. And furthermore and most importantly, I do not know how to walk on a wet pavement, aaaarrrrgggghhhh! my pants or legs will get wet and dirty from the wet and muddy streets. Anyway, I will not dwell more on its downside because, if I have to weigh things out I still would love the cold weather. Besides, it does not really last long.

Here is a photo of me donning my boots on a rainy day.Boots

Gotta love ’em Cupcakes

Yesterday was quite an exhausting day.  You know that feeling as if the whole world is closing in on you and that you’re helpless. That was the exact feeling I had. I was tired physically and emotionally. I was sad, upset and angry. I am angry at myself and to the world. I cannot actually explain further the reasons why. But I can vividly share with you my sentiments. You see life is never perfect, and sometimes things does not go the way you planned them to be. It is so frustrating when a good plan is shattered into pieces and it seems that it is no longer reparable.

So, since I was grasping for breath and exasperated, I needed an outlet and clothes nor music do not fit in. I decided to paint. I chose cupcakes as the object of painting because, I love to eat cupcakes, I love to look at them, their colors and designs and I find them  very cute and uplifting, weird but true.Whenever I see cupcakes as I passed by a bakeshop or coffee shop, it makes me smile.

After I finished my painting, I felt good. As if a part of that burden was lifted up from me. I was not completely happy but at least I was calm. And now, I share to you my simple painting = ).cupcakes

Anything Kawaii

I am fascinated with anything kawaii, from cute pens, notebooks and cellphone holders too. And since I love to write, just about anything, well I used to keep diaries before, I now collect cute pens. The colors and designs may vary and even the sizes too. In fact, I took a photo of few of my pen collections without the longs pens because it would not fit in the picture.


I even have this idea, that when there’s a birthday celebration with kawaii themes, you can use pens as cute give aways to your guests. The good thing about cute pens is that you do not need to spend more than your budget because most of these pens are not expensive. In my case, I  am more inspired to write if I’ll be using these kind of pens. Anyways, have a nice day everyone!(“,)


I titled my blog  SELF, not because I am vain, but it is deeper than that. The very reason why I choose SELF as a title of my blog is that, everything, every factor in my life, every individual, every experience sums up as my SELF.

I am made up of many loves and many hurts. This is my SELF. I am not complete without my love ones, my family to be specific. I am not myself if I was not at peace with my past. I am not myself if I ignore reality and I would not be my self, if I will not look forward to a beautiful future.

I always explain to people, whenever I start a blog that I am a  girl, in love with love. This may sound ridiculous, how can you be in love with love?, you might ask. Well, it is simple, I have a tendency to look pass the hurt and the pain. And I am a sucker for true love and romance. So even if my reality is far from perfect, I am always, always in love. Still not convinced?  I am going to give you an example, I am married and I have a beautiful sweet boy for a son. Me and my husband, we fight most of the time. Sometimes, I am depressed and sad, but it does not actually stop me from living my life the way I want it to be. Meaning, I still manage to smile. Even if we fight a lot, I am still here, because despite the fact that my life is not perfect, I have all the reasons in the world to be happy. Simple things, can make me smile. I so much enjoy watching romantic comedies they kind of inspire me. I love adorable stuff, from cute pens to notebooks and even stickers despite of my age. I appreciate beautiful songs, so that whenever I am sad, I just listen to my favorite tunes, somehow it eases the sorrow. I love browsing beautiful pictures of houses in the internet, imagine that, even this makes me smile. And check this I am obsessed with my bed, I consider it as my sanctuary, so it must have a clean sheet and nice smelling pillows. Oh well, this is me, I can be naive, strict, funny, ridiculous, sensitive, sweet and a whole lot more.