project 365 (modified)

5 07 2011

hey!

am back! and so soon! πŸ˜€

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… 😎





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 mΓ‘s (that is ‘nothing else’ in Spanish :D)

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

ciao… 😎





iBlog3’s 1st day

13 04 2007

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IMGP6132so, i was in UP School of Economics early today [the wife and i actually arrived around 7:30 simply because we don’t know the state of traffic in QC during Fridays] to talk about “Blogging101: setting up your 1st blog”, and it was kinda successful… kinda…

this was because most of my audience early in the morning were already bloggers themselves… you can count on your hands those who don’t have blogs yet, and they are those kids at the back of the auditorium where the event was held… if Janet Toral is reading this, maybe we can create a separate track specifically for those who don’t have blogs yet, and only for them… sayang kse yung opportunity to advocate kanina

anyway, i got to hear Lauren‘s and her mom Noemi‘s presentations, as well as Marcelle‘s magic tricks… i left around 1pm [after lunch… hehehe… eat and run] because i still have something to do that afternoon…

and so, a rundown of the people/bloggers i met today:

and many others… whew!! i guess i’d see you guys again tomorrow, eh? you can find pictures of the 1st day here

Ciao, sweetie… 8)

[techtags: iBlog3]





new offerings from Krispy Kreme

29 03 2007

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crossposted in Kubiertos

was mildly surprised early this morning [about 8:30am] when a messenger came to the house looking specifically for me… when i went to the door to see what it was about, krispy_kreme-747709.jpgi was further surprised when the guy was reaching into a plastic bag for 2 boxes of Krispy Kreme‘s… i thought that the wife wanted to surprise me and decided to buy me donuts [why? donuts, though? i don’t like sweet eats] and have it delivered to the house… and then, the messenger pulled out a piece of paper out of an envelope and handed it to me along with the boxes of donuts… it turned out to be a letter from Krispy Kreme’s PR Blooey Singson… part of the letter says:

Krispy Kreme, America’s most loved doughnut, offers egg-shaped doughnuts in the spirit of Easter. We’d like to give you first bite of these doughnuts, that come in five designs and two flavors — chocolate and cream cheese. The Easter doughnuts are great for Easter egg hunts, too!

imgp5535.jpgi was eating one of the donuts as i was writing this, and it actually was good!! the usual sweetness and that melts-in-your-mouth features are a welcome change in my usual food…

here’s some additional info from Blooey sent via email:

Enjoy great value with Krispy Kreme’s Sweet Easter Treat when you purchase 1 dozen Assorted with Egg Shaped Doughnut and a medium Frozen Blend or Iced Espresso for just P379. Hurry! This offer is until April 15, 2007 only.

Plus! It’s our 1st Easter in the Philippines . So join us on April 8 as Krispy Kreme celebrates Easter with fun-filled activities for the entire family.

Visit us at Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City , Taguig City and Ground Floor, Bldg. B, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City .

Share some Egg Shaped Doughnuts today!

anyway, it will be Easter soon, so head on over to a Krispy Kreme store nearest you [The Fort and SM Megamall] and get your usual donuts plus their new Easger egg-shaped donuts to satisfy your sweet tooth…

i am also reminding myself to try their coffee out…

tsalap!! πŸ˜€

Ciao, sweetie… 8)

[techtags: Krispy Kreme, donuts]





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!!

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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… πŸ˜€ 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]





IWD badminton tournament

24 02 2007

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bakit kaya puro babae lang ang naglalaro sa all women badminton tournament?? πŸ˜€

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iwd_4.gifon March 8, 2007, women from all over the world will celebrate the International Women’s Day 2007, but Accenture Philippines decided to celebrate it earlier with a badminton tournament over at Yonex Badminton Court…

all kinds and types of women came, not necessarily for the tournament or to vie for the trophies and medals at stake, but more so to celebrate their womenhood… there were short and tall, fat and thin women, married and singles, all kinds, really… and since i love women capturing images of people on camera [and the fact that my wife was playing], i went to celebrate with them…

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beautiful women came in droves to the All Women Badminton Tournament like they just came from a Miami plastic surgery [of course, they didn’t] and played their hearts out, and when all the games have been played and all the trophies and medals awarded, they went home with smiles on their faces…

the International Women’s Day started in 1908, and since then, more and more countries are acknowledging it as an official holiday…

The new millennium has witnessed a significant change and attitudinal shift in both women’s and society’s thoughts about women’s equality and emancipation. Many from a younger generation feel that ‘all the battles have been won for women’ while many feminists from the 1970’s know only too well the longevity and ingrained complexity of patriarchy. With more women in the boardroom, greater equality in legislative rights, and an increased critical mass of women’s visibility as impressive role models in every aspect of life, one could think that women have gained true equality. The unfortunate fact is that women are still not paid equally to that of their male counterparts, women still are not present in equal numbers in business or politics, and globally women’s education, health and the violence against them is worse than that of men.

let us all, male and female together, celebrate March 8…

Ciao, sweetie… 8)





sailing seems so much fun

23 02 2007

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i stumbled on this gallery where a photo of the sailboat Adela, probably owned by George Lindemann Jr, and taken by Kurt Arrigo, was presented in all its glory…

the sweep of the sails, the angle the photo was taken, the foam around the boat, and the intensity of her sailors all contributed to one very nice photo…

i wish i can take photos like this… i wish i can experience sailing!! πŸ˜€

i wish…

Ciao, sweetie… 8)