You have the right to work, but for the work’s sake only. You have no right to the fruits of work. Desire for the fruits of work must never be your motive in working. Never give way to laziness, either.

Perform every action with your heart fixed on the Supreme Lord. Renounce attachment to the fruits. Be even-tempered in success and failure: for it is this evenness of temper which is meant by yoga.

Work done with anxiety about results is far inferior to work done without such anxiety, in the calm of self-surrender. Seek refuge in the knowledge of Brahma. They who work selfishly for results are miserable.

Bhagavad Gita (The Celestial Song)

With the above words always in mind, I welcome any chance passersby. Talaisipan is meant to be an expression of the things we’ve rarely had the chance to do until now — travel, photography, and writing.

Behind the Lens

Mao Del Rosario is that one weird high school friend you have, you know, the one you suddenly marry in the future for little other reason than to keep hanging out. It looked like he’d become some sort of crazy hippie, but slightly surprisingly, he became an accountant instead. To my relief, a few years after college, he has finally decided to give the creative life a 100% go.

He took most of the pictures in this journal. Follow him on Instagram at @maodelrosario.

Behind the Keyboard

Hello. I’m Camille Del Rosario (née Estanislao), designer and writer. Like many other kids before me, I’ve been journaling since childhood. Talaisipan is a project that involves me finally producing personal content that is meant to be read.

I first used this website name on Tumblr — It’s full of slightly embarrassing scraps of poetry and prose.

Thanks for being here. Enjoy the content.