Sunday, 25 May 2008

Weekend Bum

I'm about to hit rock bottom. In as much as I wanted to leave the house and enjoy the weekend outdoors, I just can't. So I have no choice but to stay at home and keep myself busy with some other things. So here it goes:

1. I watched two pinoy movies. The first one is Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw, starring Regine Velasquez and Robin Padilla. The other one is A Love Story with Maricel Soriano and Aga Muhlach as lead actors. Well, call me jologs but I really enjoyed watching this flicks. Haha. I can't even recall how many times have I watched KKI. Regine and Robin's chemistry in this movie is so perfect, no wonder the movie became such a big hit way back in 2000 when it was first released in theatres. I remember the year 2000 as the year when Regine's career started to boom until she became a household name. Meanwhile, i also enjoyed ALS. Maricel Soriano, as usual is a great actress. I can still remember a scene in the movie where Ian (played by Aga Muhlach), asked Joanna (Maricel Soriano): "Mahal mo ba ko?", then she replied "Oo, kahit na alam ko minsan hindi na tama.". ***Somehow I can relate...joke!

2. Saturday is laundry day. Whenever I do laundry, I always remember what my mom used to tell me, "Hiwalay ang puti sa de color". So I wash my clothes per batch, first the white ones (white undergarments and shirts), then the colored ones (colored undergarments and shirts), and lastly jeans, pants and shorts. Adding fabric conditioner gives that "fresher and cleaner" scent. It's also easy for the clothes to be pressed and folded when there's fabric conditioner added during the washing.

3. For the first time in recent months, I ironed my clothes! Hurray!

4. Eat whatever that's left in the fridge. After some intensive search, I had 2 slices of wholemeal bread, leftover tuna and milk for breakfast, and then kimchi for lunch.

5. Lastly, as I was browsing my friendster bulletin board, I found this interesting Q&A post. And since it feels like I'm in the mood in answering such, here's my take:

type what comes to your mind first
whenever you hear these 34 words.
Don't think and don't go back and
change. Doesn't matter how random just
type it! Repost it for all of your

1. - no more drinking!
hindi pwede!

2. Food
gusto ko kumain ng gatang puso ng saging...

3. Relationship

4. Your CRUSH
beautiful eyes

6. Life
not fair

7. Color

8. Dream Job

9. The President
Cute sya

10. Yummy
Sans Rival

11. Summer
Walang kamatayang Puerto Galera!

12. Movie
Speed Racer

13. Halloween
Mga mumu

14. Night

15. Religion

16. Myspace
Inaayos pa...

17. Fear
leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering. (boses Yoda)

18. Marriage

19. emo

Islander at Havaianas

need to buy new pair of rubber shoes :(

22. Asia

23. Pizza
I miss Chicago Deep dish

24. Pbb -
Ang show ng mga mamboboso at nagpapaboso

25. Cell Phone

26. TV Show
GMA7 shows!

28. News
24 Oras

PUP sintang paaralan!

30. Highschool Life
Pinakanami-miss ko...

31. huuuuuuuuuwat?
Lapit na mag-end ang contract ko?

32. Stars -
Mahirap abutin

33. Fitness Center-
California Fitness

34. Friends
I miss them so much (iilan lang sila)

Hopefully, since its payday next week, my weekend routine will change. I'll keep my fingers crossed. Haha!

Tuesday, 20 May 2008


Self portrait with T2

One thing that’s keeping me busy these days is photography. Though I don’t have an SLR for now, I’ve been capturing my subjects using my Sony DSC T2, a point and shoot Cybershot. Last Friday night, I was invited by a friend to join a Saturday sunset photo shoot session at Changi Boardwalk. I was quite hesitant at first because I knew that aside from my friend who’s using a Canon 400D, the other participants in the shoot are using DSLR cameras, but since his convincing power is very strong, I ended up saying yes to his invitation. Saturday morning I charged my battery and spare as a preparation for the said shoot. I even brought my mini tripod, though I wasn’t able to use it. I managed to capture more than a hundred pictures, though only a few of made it to my Flickr account.

It was a very interesting photo shoot. As we roam around the place, each one of us took snapshots of everything we considered as probably an interesting subject. We saw professional photographers who also had a photo shoot for a pre-nuptial, my friend even took a stolen shot of the soon to be newlyweds. There are some very interesting objects that could be found on the seashore, too. I saw an old boat filled with fishing net, a bouquet of dried flowers, and a large log covered with barnacles. I also noticed that the shore was full of seashells colored pebbles. The boardwalk is also a fishing hub; fishermen can be found setting up their fishing rods in hopes of having a good catch. But one thing that really caught my attention was the setting of the sun. It was just magnificent to look at, as the sun’s radiance reflected on the sea, and the sky was filled with sunset hues of blue, orange and yellow. That feat reminds me of the Manila Bay sunset, which in my opinion is one of the best sunsets in the world. I told myself, soon I’ll go back Manila with an SLR camera, witness the sunset, and I’ll be borrowing its beauty.

When I reached home, I uploaded the photos to my laptop and started editing using Photoshop. I just tweaked and played with the colours, experimented on how to produce an HDR image, and tried different kinds of filters. Then one by one I uploaded the pictures to my Flickr and to my surprise, some of the pictures received good commentaries from other Flickr users. I was even invited to share the photos to the group’s pool. To return the favour, I also peeked at other user’s photo stream and commented on the photos that I considered amazing and beautiful. Now I had a collection of ‘favourite’d photos and a listing of groups that I joined.

Obviously and to be honest, I’m not a pro, but I wanted to learn photography. For now, I’ll just keep on clicking using my T2 and I’ll try to capture the inconspicuous. Soon I’ll have enough resources to invest on a DSLR.

Thursday, 15 May 2008

Nothing's worrying me

My current LSS. A song written by B.J. Thomas.

My favorite line in this song? "It won't be long till happiness steps up to greet me"

Raindrops keep fallin' on my head
And just like the guy whose feet are too big for his bed
Nothin' seems to fit
Those raindrops are fallin' on my head, they keep fallin'

So I just did me some talkin' to the sun
And I said I didn't like the way he got things done
Sleepin' on the job
Those raindrops are fallin' on my head, they keep fallin'

But there's one thing I know
The blues they send to meet me won't defeat me
It won't be long till happiness steps up to greet me

Raindrops keep fallin' on my head
But that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turnin' red
Cryin's not for me
'Cause I'm never gonna stop the rain by complainin'
Because I'm free
Nothin's worryin' me

It won't be long till happiness steps up to greet me

Raindrops keep fallin' on my head
But that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turnin' red
Cryin's not for me
'Cause I'm never gonna stop the rain by complainin'
Because I'm free
Nothin's worryin' me

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Bliss, so mabilis

When asked of the question, “Are you happy?” sometimes you ran out of words to say.

Either you are happy that no word can measure it all, or you just don’t know what to say because you are uncertain of your current state. With false conviction, you might answer the question with a “Yes” point-blank. You may even answer the question by equating happiness with contentment. But in my opinion, it is hard to answer that question if we’re talking about life as a whole because of one factor that has the greatest bearing, and that is change. As your surroundings change, it also affects you in the process. It is inevitable. Therefore happiness cannot be certain; it is a state of mind.

There are chapters in your lives where you might have experienced something so good you hoped it would not end. A moment you felt so bright and shiny, when everything seems to be in the right place at the right time. It’s like a seized moment of extreme happiness. You wished for the clock to stop ticking. Now for me, that’s what I called “real happiness”.

But like a line that started with a dot or a story that began with a word, there comes a time when it has to reach the ending. What’s that song again? “Some good things never last”.

I believe that there is an ultimate bliss. I have felt it a few times. Although those moments lasted for just a few minutes or hours, it feels like I can die tomorrow because I knew I am happy at the moment and that chances are it will never happen again. Most of you might have also experienced this, and there are also some who haven’t. That’s why we’re all in pursuit, longing and at the lookout. It is the reason to wake up in the morning, hoping, expecting.

Anyway, I lost track of time and it’s now 2 o’ clock in the morning! I’m just a sleepy head (*yawn*) here trying to make sense (If there’s any U_U).

Good night! Good morning!