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Sunday, December 26, 2010

simple joys = big blessings

I am thankful.. So thankful that God has destined me to be the person that I am by surrounding me with such great people.

i laughed.  
i cried. 
i gave.  
i received

And most important of all, i learned… and I will continue to grow. 

2010 will be unforgettable. I’ll treasure and bring the learnings and memories with me as I look forward and enter a new season. 


I’m ready for you, 2011... bring it on!



Friday, October 29, 2010

“Terrified”

A friend shared this song to me while we were hanging out last weekend.. and I haven't stopped playing it in my media player (aka "mobile phone") til now... hello LSS!

Btw, Katharine McPhee kinda reminds me of Emma Watson in some parts of this video. It's probably because of her hair / hair color..Anyway, I love Zachary Levi’s singing voice! ♥♥♥


“And I'm in love…
And I'm terrified…
For the first time and the last time,
In my only life…”
Saturday, July 10, 2010

Product Launch: Nestle Heaven

My fierce friend tagged me along for an event a couple of weeks ago in Club Bureau, Makati. It’s the product launch of Nestle Heaven! It was music to my ears: ICE CREAM!!!
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Here is Nestle’s Marketing Executive Manager, Ernie Mascenon, starting up the event.
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At first, it seemed like an ordinary setup -- the crowd enjoying the cocktail drinks under the blue/violet lights while the night is still young. I wondered, when are they gonna serve the ice cream? LOL.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sun, sand, and coffee!

I had my first Boracay trip this month --- thanks to the convincing powers of a dear friend. :) Bora was not really at the top of my list of travel destinations for this year. It’s basically because of two reasons: 1) I think it’s too commercialized 2) it’s crowded.

I badly needed a break too so I decided to go… and I’m glad I did. T’was fun walking in the long stretch of white sand on a weekday!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Sunny day…

 

It’s a sunny Sunday! I just thought of doing something in photoshop before going back to some freelance work stuff… I hope you find this easter egg! LOL.

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Vietnam Lacquerwares

I was looking for something to do one Saturday evening so I grabbed my camera and started taking pictures of random things inside the house. I stumbled upon some “unpacked” stuff from my Vietnam trip last month. Yes, I’ve been busy. :)
I bought some handmade lacquerwares from a shop in Pham Ngu Lao, District 1. It’s called A.M. Lacquerwares. You can view their website here.
Lacquerwares are wooden objects which are decoratively covered with many layers of varnish to make it look shiny. Asian lacquerwares are very popular among art collectors all over the world. I am not an art collector though… I just love the mix of colors and designs so I decided to buy some items as souvenir. :)
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The first item is a photo album.
Yes.
It is.
I guess no one uses photo albums to store printed pictures anymore...
So let me convert this to a scrapbook instead. LOL.

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“Ball” Tealight holder set.
I really really like this one. I had a difficult time choosing for a design. But after much thought, I settled for the “oriental” look.
I bought this for roughly around  Php 800 (Philippine Pesos). Not bad at all!

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Think, think, think… How can I renovate a room full of gadgets to something that is still “techie/modern” but would somehow have that “oriental” feel? I need tips.

so, the google search starts now…

^_^
Monday, March 8, 2010

Can't wait to see this movie...

SHUTTER ISLAND
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio
Directed by Martin Scorsese 

Philippine Screening is set on April 14, 2010. I can't wait!

Friday, March 5, 2010

I’m back in Manila

I just came back from a backpacking trip outside the country. The first thing I checked when the plane landed in Manila is my mobile phone. It was turned off for a couple days so I was a bit excited to check text messages in my inbox.

Surprisingly, most of the messages I got were political campaign ads endorsing candidates for the local/national elections. How did they get my cell phone number?

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Here’s one sample. (Hello.. I’m not residing in Palawan to begin with.)

These campaign materials are everywhere --- Print, TV, Radio, and all over the internet. Now, through text messages? Give me a break.

15th Hot Air Balloon Festival

Feb 14, 2010 - It was a “steamy” valentine’s day. :)

My friends and I went to the 15th Philippine Hot Air Balloon Festival in Clark, Pampanga. We arrived there around 4AM … good thing we arrived early! We waited in line for about 30mins to get tickets at the entrance. Not bad, but next time it would be better to purchase tickets in advance. 

Taking pictures was a challenge since almost everyone wanted to get good angle / view of the balloons taking flight. I think more and more people are getting hooked into photography. From entry-level cameras to high-end DSLRs, tripods, monopods, telephoto lenses… name it, and you’ll get to find someone walking while carrying these gears. There was even a booth selling DSLRs on site. It was crazy!




It would’ve been a great experience to ride one of these. But for now, I’m contented taking pictures from the ground.

More pictures here.

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