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A moment in time

by bigbear6208 on Saturday, September 19, 2009

I was checking my Facebook account today and I stumbled acrross a message in my inbox. I made a quite the impression. I feel as though my pictures are sending a strong message. This message was from a friend of mine and I wanted to share it with you guys....

i was just on your blog spot. ur creative energy is revving. your knowledge is insurmountable. ur vibe is right, the time is now. embark on tht new journey. just wanted to let you know i am breath taken by the perciseness in your pictures. amazed by the stories they tell and the glorious moments you've managed to capture. simply floored. i'm seeing the world thru different eyes and i like what i see. you are amazing.....have a good weekend

Thank you very much for the shout out

This picture brings back vivid memories of Maspeth....

Akil Borneo I think....

by bigbear6208 on Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I am here again, in a familiar place feeling something Ive felt before, wondering why its still here, why I didnt deal with it more fully before. But Im glad I have a second chance at it... and I know that if I need a third chance, I'll get it. I also know that if it comes up again, I'll recognize it sooner and deal with it more readily. This is growth. And, I am happy to be alive. 

Akil Borneo
-"I am the punishment of God... If you had not committed great sins, God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you."
Genghis Khan

Featured Photographer

by bigbear6208 on Friday, September 11, 2009

Elizabeth Fernandez
     Attending CUNY Hunter, this well rounded photographer has been all over. From the controversial city as Amsterdam, to lover's paradise Paris France. Nearly completed with her double major, Ms. Fernandez has eye for the perfect shot. She has an extraordinary ability to capture a vivid story within a photograph. Simple as capturing an umbrella between rain boots... Who would of thought of that? 
     I hear by grace you with some of her work. To see more you can visit her facebook albums here.

     Heres why I think this picture is awesome... at first i thought you were out doors and the green carpet was grass. this is a snapshot of the process of industriaization. demin was thee epitome of working class garb. Plastic is one of the major advances in the textile industry and astroturf the diplacement of grass or triumph of man over nature. its like a concise story of man as god. like industrial man sitting on the throne looking down at creation. looking down at a symbol of the corporation and a simple piece of technology that again shows mans triumph over nature. i think i would also argue for the feminization of mascuinity. i mean its deni in rain boots but the city workers orange hue.

im still staring at it.

-Nick Tejeda 

-Krakow, Poland (Auschwitz and Burkanow)
-Berlin Germany 
The Berlin Wall 

New Layout

by bigbear6208 on Monday, September 07, 2009

Well it me again..

I took a period of 5 months to re evaluate my life and where its heading. So to the new me I am going to create a new layout.


by bigbear6208 on Monday, April 06, 2009

Part Of My Beautiful Family


My other sister Jalisa

I know why families were created with all their imperfections. They humanize you. They are made to make you forget yourself occasionally, so that the beautiful balance of life is not destroyed.

Have a Nice Day!!

Sweet Sweet TnT

by bigbear6208 on Saturday, March 14, 2009

Trinidad and Tobago Carnival 2009

This carnival season was truly a memorable one. The colors were amazing, the people were eccentric, and the food was beyond comprehension.

Here's a little history lesson...

Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago originally had its roots in both West African festivals and French Catholic carnival celebrations, where mask were donned and social visits ensued. When the use of drums and religious practices were prohibited, slaves (and then former slaves) found novel ways to pass on their heritage.

Carnival then grew with African influences from the slaves who added singing, dancing, and music to transform Carnival into what we see today. Carnival is celebrated two days before Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent. In the earliest times, similar celebrations were held at the end of crops being harvested, hence the Crop Over celebrations in some other Caribbean islands.

However, as harvest festivals were reduced, the festival time became co-terminous with French colonists' celebration, the pre-Lenten festival tied to the Roman Catholic carne vale (farewell to the flesh), in preparation for fasting and religious disciplines of Lent.

Have A Nice Day!!!

February 12th, 2009

by bigbear6208 on Friday, March 13, 2009

My Empress

Laila B.F. Borneo

Well let me start of by sorry to those that have been asking for my pictures. I have a great excuse for the delay. As you can see, I have been blessed from above with the most precious gift a man can ask for.

When I first laid on on her she was crying of course. New world, new noise and nothing to swim in. I would also be worried if I'm placed into a new environment. When I went up to her, I said "hi my love", she stopped crying and opened her eyes to see who was talking to her while she was in her mothers womb. Now she can connect a face with a voice. That was the greatest feeling in my entire life.

Like always, I tend to share some knowledge...

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.”

-Charles R. Swindoll

Have a Nice Day!

December 14th, 2008

by bigbear6208 on Thursday, December 18, 2008

TCL Skiffle Bunch Steel Orchestra
Photos By Akil Borneo

Today, the National Steel Pan Orchestra as well as The TCL Skiffle Bunch Steel Orchester played tonight at the Skiffle Bunch pan yard tonight.
Here is a brief history on the group. (Feel free to check there website as well.)

Since 1977, The TCL Skiffle Bunch Steel Orchestra has been the leader among Traditional or 'Pan Around the Neck' groups in Trinidad and Tobago. In 1993, having matured through this rewarding and illustrious apprenticeship,they donned Conventional Band Status and have since challenged the very best in that category. As a prelude to this status and broadening their cultural horizons into Indian Music categories as well; they entered as a Convention band and placed 6th in the first ever Pan Ramajay Competition in 1989 and came 2nd in the Hindi Nidhi Competition of 1990.
Tonight was just amazing. The blissful melody of of every beat joining together to create such delicate sound. It is something you have to experience for yourself.
Don't worry you will find me playing for panorama next year.

December 4th, 2008

by bigbear6208

A Christmas Show
Photos by Akil Borneo
Tonight, I went to a Christmas show which was performed by
a group of talented young ladies and gentleman.


by bigbear6208 on Tuesday, December 09, 2008

I want to thank all of the viewers that contributes to creation of such great traffic.

Now it is time to for me to give back. I would the like opinion from my viewers on what picture they would love to see me take.
I am open to any suggestions, and I love challenges. So please do not be bashful is selecting a choice.

Photo By. Akil S. Borneo
The Mall, Central Park

Cultural Explosion

by bigbear6208 on Tuesday, December 02, 2008

-A Cultural Explosion-

I had an eventful weekend, went to all types of events and shows.

The man caught my attention, most people can't play two flutes at once. He is part of a parang group.
Parang is a type of music with Caribbean and Latin American cultural influences. The word is derived from the Spanish word parranda, meaning 'merry-making' or 'a group of serenaders'. Parang is a popular folk music of Trinidad and Tobago, it is part of the Island's Hispanic heritage that originated from over 400 years ago during Spanish rule in Venezuela.

-Moko Jumbies-

Moko Jumbies are stilt walkers or dancers. The origin of the term may come from "Moko" (a possible reference to an African god) and "jumbi", a west Indian term for a ghost or spirit that may have been derived from the Kongo language word zumbi. The Moko Jumbies are thought to originate from West African tradition brought to the Caribbean. Thanks

Dont worry more pictures to come

Have a Nice Day

The Beginning

by bigbear6208 on Friday, November 28, 2008


-Trinidad Sunrise-

Today I woke up at exactly 6:05 am and saw a spark of yellow forcing its way into my room. I was sharp as an razors edge. So I went outside on my step and saw one of the most beautiful sunrises in a long time.

I took this picture to signify the beginning of a new chapter in my life. How cliche? New chapter, new book, new page.... how many times are you going to hear those terms. Well, Akil Stephon Borneo is waking up to a new sunrise.

Let's hope that the next picture of a sunset will be my last.

-Have a Good Day-

Greetings from Trinidad

by bigbear6208 on Monday, November 24, 2008

I know its been a while since I graced my viewers with my work. I moved back to Trinidad and I am in the process of setting up a structured foundation. (Internet, cable, networking, etc.)

But do not worry my fellow viewers, moments frozen in time will shared very shortly.

Have a Nice day!!

Lorena K.C. Clark

by bigbear6208 on Friday, November 14, 2008

Lorena K.C. Clark