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It has been a long time since I last had a post on any of my blogs nor visited any of my social networking sites. I have been pre-occupied with other things. But yesterday was a good day to get away from the home-office-home routine and have some fun at the beach despite the not-so-great weather. Storm Signal #1 was over Northern Cebu because of Frank. Read about the storm here.

I don’t have a lot of pictures because I did not bring my cam. One, I didn’t want it to get wet. Two, lately, I have been averse to toting my cam anywhere to take pics. But I had my trusted SE k610i so I was able to take some pics. Also grabbed some pics from friends. See album here.

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It may still be the middle of April, but for me it already spells the end of summer. May will pass by in a rush and Hello! school rush traffic and onslaught of rains. I have no more vacation plans until maybe toward the end of the year. But I spent a really cool weekend at Warren’s Beach in San Remigio with some of the officemates.

 

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Stay Tuned

Posted on: April 21, 2007

WordPress > AJR asked me the other day if I was still going to blog here.  Well, to be honest, I have thought about closing the site since two months back.  Between the food blog (EMP), the multiply blog, learning photography and work, I just might run out of words to say.  Oh, not to mention the old-school journal.  (I never did stop writing on paper. 🙂 )  But I guess I will find the time if I really want to keep this site going.  But we will see, considering there will be adjustments I have to make when I start at the new job in a few weeks.

EMP > I was busy writing posts for the food blog today but they won’t be up yet.  Not unless G adds the photos real quick.  I have mixed feelings about the direction we are headed with EMP.  Last week, G was approached by a very good friend who conveyed that the outfit she works for is interested in EMP.  On Tuesday, we had a meeting and they presented their business proposal.  It seems like we both are after the same thing so we may give it a go.  But after we have the paperwork done.  So why the mixed feelings?  Because although an event like this is always an exciting one, being a newbie at this has a drawback.  However, since the people we will be partnering with are pros at this, the excitement part stems from this fact.  So now we wait to read the paperwork.  Until then, I will try to keep this blog going as a means to get the word out for EMP and, hopefully, in the next few months or so, the new food blog.  

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Quotes for the week: 

Promote.  Promote.  Promote.

Content is king.

~Norman

05 April 2007, Maundy Thursday

EJ invited me to go with them – D, her hubby, and G – to Simala, Sibonga, a town south of Cebu City. Road trip! How could I say No? I got my cam ready, comfy sandals, my hat, and lathered the sunblock on really thick. I was ready to go! When we got to the monastery (Surprise! We didn’t think that was what we would find…) I was glad I decided on ditching the short shorts as the place had this sign: Bawal ang seksing damit (rough translation: Sexy clothes are prohibited).

Quote of the day – EJ: I can’t help it if all my clothes make me look sexy. I so agree! :mrgreen:

My three companions did the stations of the cross while I tagged along and snapped away. This is my favorite picture of the place:

monastery
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I was bloghopping and stopped by Kristine‘s nook and chanced upon the link to Jim Paredes’ blog and photography sites. His photography portfolio is quite good. Well, to my untrained eye anyway. But you know a good picture when you see one. I am starting to get my feet wet into this world of f-stops, depth of field, wide angle and telephoto lenses, filters, tripods and noteworthy subjects and the Maestro’s Skins portfolio made me sit back and appreciate. I am more of a landscape photographer, that much I have established. I prefer scenery and nature for subjects, even throw in the occasional wildlife, versus portrait photography. But I guess it depends on what you go for. To be a good photographer, you have to understand the technical side of photography as well as have an eye for aesthetic. The Photoworld Manila 2007 event on Feb 1-6 would be something anyone into photography should not miss but… A girl’s got to make a living. And that living says a week-long leave is a no-no. I browsed through the daily course sked and found that the sessions I am interested in happen only on 2 days but hey, you have to shell out the whole registration caboodle if you want in. But I digress…

Looking at the Skins portfolio made me try my hand at portrait photography. Equipment: digicam, check; tripod, check. Location: living cubicle (it is not an entire room so it does no good to call it such) ready, check. Subject: me, uncheck. Ha. Ha. Well, some photos turned out quite alright. One-hand shooting practice using the digicam and phonecam sure helped! But there is a difference when you are the photographer and photographer-subject at the same time. I may try portrait photography after all, and build my own skin portfolio. Anyone who wants to sign up as model-subject has to pass through strict and rigorous standards, though. Number 1 criteria: you have be someone who takes a bath at least once everyday. Now that isn’t asking for much, is it.

Pinch Me

Posted on: January 4, 2007

I am like a child on Christmas morn, all 105% bouncing ball of energy, google-eyed and on pins and needles. I can’t wait to go somewhere and try these out.

November 23, Thursday | I reported to work carrying my backpack, tripod and sling bag. I couldn’t believe I would be well on my way to Siargao by the next day. At 6pm, I was off to Pier 1 for my 7pm boat ride to Surigao City via Maasin. I had not been on a boat trip for a long time so I was pleasantly surprised at the security checks in place.

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