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Occassional blogger, photography enthusiast, apparel designer, engineer and a big believer of God. In my spare time I love to create DIY projects or chase the bliss of solitude, sipping a cup of nicely brewed coffee, munching some yummy cookies while reading a good book in a new place with a great view.

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Weekly Photo Memes

Sep 30, 2009

The floods have subsided and reality sinks in. The death toll is climbing by the day and the damage to properties and crops have reached to almost 5 billion pesos. Despite all this, the Filipinos remain hopeful, MABUHAY TAYO! Let's get back on our feet and start to rehabilitate our nation. Things can only get better!


Let's keep the Pinoy spirit that despite the adversities, we can still manage to put a smile just like the photo above.

What have I learn from ONDOY?
  • To be more aware of our environment and take care of our trash
  • In the event of heavy rains, cancel all your appointments and remain at home
  • Have a disaster plan ready
  • Keep a stock of ready to eat foods and bottles of mineral water
  • Have a ready flashlight, fresh batteries and transistor radio
  • Keep my cellphone fully charged
  • Invest on life jackets for every member of the family
  • Keep a list of important numbers to call in case of emergency
  • In choosing a place to build your home, stay away from low areas and river banks
  • Material things can perished in a blink of an eye, let us instead invest on things that money cant buy like meaningful relationship with our fellowmen and with GOD
I'm sure everyone has learned a lesson or two. Let's all be prepared as another storm is approaching our shore according to PAGASA.


To Help the victims of ONDOY, you can make online donations by clicking on these links:


Sep 26, 2009

Another exciting Fix it Friday at I Faces. The subject for this week's edits is the under exposed photo of this cute little boy named "Wee Man".


Lightroom is the key for my edits below :


Worked around by increasing the White Balance and the Exposure. Adjust the clarity to make it sharp and adjust the Tone Curve. I cropped the photo focusing on the boy holding on to his Father's hand.



Sep 25, 2009

Kung pamamalengke ang usapan, dyan ako di maasahan, lalo na kung ang bibilhin ko ay karne o kaya naman ay isda, baka ang mabili ko ay bilasa.


Pero pumupunta rin naman ako sa palengke lamang ay sa tuyong parte lang gaya ng bilihan ng prutas at gulay. Pag pauwi galing ng trabaho ay nadadaanan ko ang Farmers Market sa Cubao kaya madalas ay bumibili ako ng prutas dito. Madalas din ako sa SM Supermarket at Shopwise, pero matatawag bang palengke ito?


Bisitahin nyo ang para sa iba pang uri ng Palengkeng pwede nyong matagpuan.

Sep 23, 2009

Heard about Makansutra when K.F. Seetoh was the guest chef at QTV's cooking show, Secrets of the Master. I had fun watching him display his wacky cooking skills. K.F Seetoh is a popular food celebrity, hosting a show called Makansutra at the Asian Food Channel. He founded Makansutra whose aim is to celebrate Asian Food Culture and Lifestyle.

It got me excited when I heard that Makansutra Asian Food Village has already opened here at the 2nd Flr of Manila Ocean Park near Luneta. I've had good memories of eating in a hawker style setting while I was in Singapore and Malaysia. I love Asian food and I've been craving for Roti Prata and Singaporean Laksa ever since. The place has excellent interiors and cozy ambiance, a far cry from the typical hawker setting normally found in Singapore and Malaysia. It's more similar to the one we tried at the indoor theme park of Genting Highlands in Malaysia.

When we got there, it was a holiday, the place was crowded and you have to line up to order at different counters to get what you want. It was really irritating circling around at several counters and lining up and waiting for your number to be called for each individual order. If your really hungry, this is not the best place to be. Go here, when you can count the number of the diners.

Maybe because of these irritants, the food didn't taste the way I expected it to be. The curry sauce of the roti prata is bland and the rest of our orders all taste the same, too sweet!

And the other irritant is that girl holding a plate behind this queue number prohibiting me to take pictures. It was management order to prohibit photographers and videographers. I asked the girl what's the logic behind this order and she said "to avoid people imitating their food and their logo". Oh well, that's my first time to experience and hear such remark and I think that's really dull!!! Your losing customers by implementing this rule.

Its still worth trying though, if you love to try a selection of Asian Food, this is the closest you can get. For some tips, just don't go here
  • during holidays where it can get really crowded
  • when celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, etc where taking pictures matters a lot

Sep 21, 2009

I missed some of my weekly memes due to my colds and my sprained right arm that limited most of my computer activities, the pain is somewhat lessened now and was able to browse for a candid shot to enter for this week's I Faces.
Here, my friends were unaware that I took this shot while they were busy laughing at some of the photos they have taken.

Sep 17, 2009

Noong galing kami ng Sagada ay sumaglit kami ng ilang oras sa Bontoc para bisitahin ang kanilang Museo bago kami pumunta ng Banawe. Maraming interesanteng mga tradisyon at kaugalian ng mga ninuno nating Igorot ang matatagpuan dito.

Mababasa mo sa karatula na ito'y kaugalian ng paglilibing ng mga taga Bontoc.....

Ang larawan naman sa ibaba ay tinatawag na "ULOG", ang tulugan ng mga dalaga habang ang tawag naman sa tulugan ng mga binata ay "ATO". Pinapakita rito ang sosyal na dibisyon at kaugalian sa pagliligawan.

ULOG
ATO

Sep 15, 2009

Oh well, if you're eager to find out who are the men of my dreams, check out this fun and cool video I prepared courtesy of JIBJAB Sendables. You've got to watch these gorgeous guys perform the Chippendale dance ....
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Now you know why I'm still single, LOL!!!

Why so serious?
Just having a contemplative moment thanking GOD for all His Wonders.



Sep 12, 2009

It's Saturday so its photohunting day :D .......


A huge electric chandelier beautifully hanging from the ceiling of the lobby of Nikko Hotel in Jakarta.


It's Fix it Friday once again, missed the last one because of my busy sched lately. Anyway here's the adorable subject for our edits this week.

Original Photo

My Edits :


Fix #1

Lightroom 2.4 / PS 7





Fix #2

Lightroom 2.4/ PS 7



Got a MEME Award from a fellow Girltalk Blogger, Nicquee. Thanks for the thought sis :)


What does meme mean? In the context of web logs / 'blogs / blogging and other kinds of personal web sites it's some kind of list of questions that you saw somewhere else and you decided to answer the questions. Then someone else sees them and does them and so on and so on.*
Here are the rules of acceptance:
  1. Acknowledge the person who sent you the award.
  2. Nominate 7 other blogs.
  3. Share your 7 personality traits so we can get to know you better.
Let me break the rules here and start answering number 3 first.
  • I am single by choice and loving it.
  • I have an equally balanced mental faculties which explains why I'm a jill of all trades, master of none
  • I hate watching tearjerker moments coz it will easily make me cry.
  • I dont talk much coz it drains my energy, I'm more into listening, reading and writing.
  • Loud people and nonstop talking irritates me a lot.
  • Travelling and immersing myself into other people's culture are sure ways to lift my spirit.
  • I'm tough in the outside but soft in the inside.
That's it, short and sweet :). I'm passing this tag to this beautiful people in my blogroll.

YAMI
SUPERMUNCHEE
U.PINK
BLENDA
YUUKI

I've been tagged by SUPERMUNCHEE so I'm passing it to my friends in the blogosphere...

The Rules:
1. Try to make a post just like this one and mention this process.
2. From the list of blog sites below remove the number 1 and move the rest in the list 1 step higher (i. e number 2 becomes number 1, and so on). Add your blog name in the 5th position. Don't forget to copy the links. (Here's my list-my site added in the end).

1. Moments to Remember
2. A Mom's Life and Loves
3. Simple pero Rock
4. Eternal Rambling of My Schizo Mind
5. Shie's Asylum

3. List at most five of your friends blogsite here with link and inform them of this post and ask them to do the same.

I'm tagging my blogroll friends below ....

YAMI
NIQUEE
U.PINK
BLENDA
YUUKI

Sep 6, 2009

While green makes me feel relaxed and at peace, orange on the other hand stirs my creative side. I always look forward to sunset whenever I'm on a trip.


We were hurrying up to catch the sunset at Mt Ampacao after spending some time at Lake Danum in SAGADA. Very evident is how the orange hue dominates the sky ...and how the color reflects on us while the sun is going down ...


Visit to check more photos that conveys the theme ORANGE.


Sep 2, 2009

Larawang may temang "LAKAD" ang tampok ngayong Hwebes sa Litratong Pinoy.


Ang sayang pagmasdan ng mga estudyante ng St Mary's School of SAGADA na naglalakad pauwi pagkatapos ng kanilang klase.


Eto naman ay ang kapatid ko at ang aso naming si samsoon habang naglalakad papasok sa Caleruega sa may Nasugbu, Batangas.

Bisitahin ang para sa iba pang may lakad na larawan!

Magandang Huwebes mga ka LP!