project 365 (modified)

5 07 2011

hey!

am back! and so soon! ๐Ÿ˜€

anyway, remember that little project i was telling you about last time? the one where you will see me at least once a day? well, here it is now…

it is called Project 365 (Modified)… this was introduced to me by a friend and i found this website which came up with the most basic idea. basically, this is a photography project where you take 1 photo each day for an entire year… you may have 1 subject all throughout that year, or like me, this can really be anything that fancies you. you may share this with the world, or not, your choice…

anyway, so, why is mine modified? what i will do is take a regular picture (in high resolution), crop and post this, and you’d have to figure out what it is… the original photo will come out the next day… and why would i do this? well…

with the absence of a muse (inspiration) to write with, i can probably find it in photography… well, we’ll see…

that is it for now… i will probably start collecting my photos soon, and upload them either on a daily (if i can) or a weekly (which is more likely to happen) basis. in any case, this blog will be active again, albeit not as before…

ciao… ๐Ÿ˜Ž





picking up pieces of your life

2 07 2011

hey!

i know… 3 years, eh? 3 years since i was last here… and i never missed you… not one bit… you see, with all the new bloggers out there out to prove themselves to their readers, they forgot one thing: putting their hearts to whatever they write. i was the same as them at one time, and that is why i decided to just up and leave blogging altogether.

the commercialism, the hunt for freebies (free donuts from the biggest donut chain even delivered at home, free movie tickets from a Makati mall delivered at the office, free cellphones, and other tech stuff that i never really had a need for), the hunt for fame (the 1st and only Blog Awards, i think), etc etc… i hated it… for me, blogging was supposed to have been a simple journal of my daily grind. but enough about that. now, i am back, and doing what i loved most: talking about what really interest me, without all the fame and money attached to it…

well, where was i the past 3 years?

been working, of course… worked with an international school (no, not the International School, doofus), and then moved on a big BPO-cum-consulting company for about 6 months… jobless since late March this year… also, during those times, played about 2 MMORPGs, renewed my love for coffee with a big coffee house which will remain nameless, made some lifelong friends, got Dagul, my big black Mitsubishi Strada, had another child October of last year, and now, estranged (separated, whatever) with my wife of 5 years… that’s about it…

and now, am still trying to find a job… so, where am i at now?

  • trying my hand again at amateur photography. contacted a photographer-friend from a previous work and asked if i could come along during one of his shoots… unfortunately, his specialty are weddings which isnt really my style… but i’d go along for the experience… another friend and i talked about something that isn’t yet popular here in the PHL but is in other countries. will tell you more once it is off the ground…
  • been (re)teaching myself Linux again, since i went to the dark side during those 3 years… not that i totally distanced myself from it, but i worked using MS more than Linux. now that i am back to consulting (more about that later), i will feel better equipped if i re-learn it once more. i know the learning curve wouldn’t be that steep, so i am immersing myself into it…
  • another colleague from way back has offered me a consulting job with their company on a per-project basis… and he is now currently finalizing talks with a potential client before i come in…

i still have about 2 or 3 more things i’d like to talk about in here, but i feel that if i do, it will just complicate matters more… they are complicated enough as it is… once these 3 are kind of solved already, i will tell you about them… but for now, that is it…

i may not be able to do this on a per-day basis… but tell you what: i have this little project in mind that will let me see you at least once a day… again, i will tell you about that once i got all the kinks out…

what else? nada mรกs (that is ‘nothing else’ in Spanish :D)

oh wait, i will be putting my own bucket list here very soon… watch out for that ๐Ÿ™‚

ciao… ๐Ÿ˜Ž





back to blogging again… i hope…

2 07 2007

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ok, i know i have been too remiss in my posts this past month… i actually have several in my plate right now, and i am having a hard time dealing with them… but slowly and surely, they’re all going away one at a time, and i hope to be back regularly posting in the next week or so…

to give all of you a rundown:

have you ever been fired from the company you were working from?? if you were and you want to get back, then, your bestfriend will be the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC)… if you really have a valid claim, then go to the NLRC along E. Rodriguez Avenue in Quezon City, file a simple form detailing the owner/general manager of the company you are filing a claim against, then have your claim raffled off to an arbiter… the arbiter will then set a date for a conference between you and the company or its representative at a later date…

if, during or after the conference, which is set for 2 days, you or the company representative do not agree on a settlement and decided to bring this to court, you have 2 choices: either 1) you get a lawyer to create and file a position paper for you; or 2) you can drop your claim if you think you don’t have the time or resources to go through with your suit…

me? i decided to go through with it since i know i have a very strong and very valid case… or at least, that’s what my lawyer was telling…. LOL ๐Ÿ˜€

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i will be going to several blogging activities during this month… two of which will be A Taste of Asia at the Mall of Asia [July 3] and a food writing workshop [July 14]… last Tuesday [June 26], we also went to the opening of the Krispy Kreme DriveThrough in Greenhills, the 1st ever in Asia and the Philippines… we got to bring home to big boxes of their very tasty [but very fattening] donuts for free!! weeee….

we will now become regulars of the blogger badminton every Thursdays which include the likes of Abe, Gail with husband Marc, Bimbo and wife Des, and others… Abe invited us specifically to challenge the husband and wife teamup of Bimbo and Des… hehehe…

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i am now an avid player of PerfectWorld from LevelUp… you’ll be able to read a very extensive review of the game [at least from my point of view] from my game site

a softlaunch of the game was held July 1 at the Robinson’s in Malate and i was able to get a set of installer CDs for the open beta which will start on the 18th…. but again, that news is not meant for this… watch out for that in my game site…

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it was a very good thing that i wasn’t very active in any activities, if there, where i need to take pictures, since i don’t have my Pentax with me… i have to bring it back to where i bought it from, and they, in turn, have to send it back to Japan, for repairs on the built-in flash… this i did last May 6, and only got my camera back last Friday, June 29, in time for the softlaunch yesterday afternoon…

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and finally, i have a new job… it is a project management job, and the guys i work with are all very good at what they do… as far as relationships go, i still am very new at the company, and will find out about that in the coming weeks and months… but we came off a good start, at least… so i am keeping my fingers crossed…

that’s it?? that’s it!! for now…

Ciao, sweetie… 8)





me and my gadgets

1 05 2007

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a question was posed by Yuga in his blog and he asked “Is technology slowly enslaving us?”

for the longest time ever, i always find myself with one gadget or another that i definitely cannot live without… back in college, all that i ever needed for school was my scientifc calculator… all the calculations that i need to do for my BS in Geodetic Engineering classes can be done by this small calculator, and my notes, if ever i need to jot them down, are in small pieces of paper borrowed/stolen from classmates and can be found in the nook and crannies of that calculator… it’s sort of a personal digital assistant [PDA], or at least, close to it…

then, i also had my taste of my first ever computer… an IBM PC-XT [who can remember those??] which had about 16K of memory, no hard disk, green monitors, and a cluinky [read: very big] keyboard… no mouse, yet, then… and all i used it for was to run Wordstar or Lotus 123 for the work i was doing with my uncle in his brokerage firm… as for communications, i was using those large bulky cellphone-types, much like what the military in the field was using… made my back ache lugging them around that’s why i threw them out the window after some time…

after graduating from college, my needs also graduated to more newer stuff… i basically got to use all kinds of PCs from the AT to the newest model today… as for cellphones, i got my first taste of a *really* portable lightweight cellphone in the late 90’s when then Bayantel offered me a Motorala phone for about P1750 a month, i think… i also graduated from that to Sony Ericsson T-series to newer ones K-series about 2 years ago…

as for other gadgets, i still have my Palm T5 which i cannot live without as it has my personal planner, datebook, hundreds of contacts, and several books in digital format i am reading at the moment… i have a portable USB card reader for my Pentax K100D dSLR camera, a set of rechargeable batteries with charger [opkors], a USB fan, a bluetooth earphone connecting to my SE K700i, several hundred charges and whatnot lying around the house, and a score of others i don’t know [or forgot] the use of… haaayyy…

and no, i am not a slave to my gadgets, though i definitely cannot live without them… ๐Ÿ˜€

Ciao, sweetie… 8)





having penis envy…

26 03 2007

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every male [yes, including me], have at one time or another envied the package of the next man… we sneak a look at that bulge, and wished we have the same… or when we watch porno movies and we loook at the penises of known male porno stars Ron Jeremy, Mr Marcus, or the ever-famous-with-women-who-love-butt-plugs Peter North, men cringe when they do not measure up to these porno stars’ baggages… the length and the width are our main points of comparison…

and yes, yesterday, i suffered penis envy… but not the regular kind… what i really suffered from was camera envy… more to the point, camera lens envy… :$

cameras of all makes, models, and lenses of all sizes were on display at the 1st PinoyPhotography.org Badminton Tournament held at ClubBadminton in Makati City the whole day yesterday… photographers and badminton players, or both, trooped to Makati yesterday to join in the celebrations… some have played badminton till they dropped from exhaustion, some took photos of players and models that were all over the place, including Ms Daisy Reyes and Rachel Lobangco, or did both… and with Epson and Canon printers in attendance, shooters printed their images till they can print no more…

and the cameras??

goodness!! take a look at these babies!!

IMGP5434 IMGP5436 IMGP5439

aren’t they the beauties?? and i was exposed to them the whole day, and it took all effort on my part not to drool… a lot… ๐Ÿ˜€ okay, maybe a bucket or two, but definitely not more than that… there were even lenses which costs way more than 6 of my own Pentax K100D!! sheeessshhh… :S

anyway, one good thing that came out of that yesterday was me and my partner won the Men’s Doubles Level B championship… hehehe… i got a medal and an EPSON R270 Photo Printer out of it…

not bad at all for a typical sunday, eh?? for more of the pictures [you’ll be so glad you looked at this set, believe me] go to my picture gallery

Ciao, sweetie… 8)

[techtags: badminton, penis envy, camera, photography, camera lenses]





14 02 2007

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY, everyone!!

don’t do what i wouldn’t do… ๐Ÿ˜‰





14 02 2007

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY, everyone!!

don’t do what i wouldn’t do… ๐Ÿ˜‰