Scenario (Talking to le mum)
Me: “Naka-chat ko nga pala si Tieds kagabi.”
Mum: “Ay talaga? Kamusta naman daw cya?”
Me: “Okay naman daw cya.”
Suddenly stumbles upon this picture on the internet.
Me: “Tignan mo to momi, ang ganda nun top.”
Momi: “Ongaa ang ganda ng shorts.”
So yun shorts pala ang bet nya. XD Kakalokaaa.
- Scene. About to leave the house to see Chuwey.
- Momi: "O. Ingat ka. Text ka kung dito ka kaen sa bahay ng hapunan."
- Me: "Okay cge."
- (My brother notices my bushy eyebrows and the dark shade of eyebrow pencil I used to define it)
- Jon: "Ang kapal ng kilay mo. Para kang si Bakekang!"
- * all burst into laughter. Even myself. : ))))
- Oh, the randomness of my brother.
Farewell Party for Jane, Faith and Ces @ Music 21 and EY’S Shabu - Shabu Midnight Treat (not in picture)
Ill just explain in my own words why I love this camera so please bear anything I have to say about it since I’m a non-professional photographer myself. And yes, this is not a review post. Leica X2 is the probably the nicest camera I’ve seen as of today.
Looking at the sample pictures (above) I know you can all tell how amazing this cam is. I am a photo-lover person (have you checked my Instagram? Lol) I almost take anything and everything under the sun and I’m not even familiar with the stuff in SLRs like the ISOs, Aperture, Shutter and everything else. I know them by name but I don’t know how each one works. I don’t have any standards in shooting pictures or rules where I follow. Basically, the thing is to experiment. I love grainy and vintage-filtered photos and I’m not the type of person to splurge on new lenses and cam just to get my own set of pictures (Thank God for camera apps) . Before I was really shipping the Instax Polaroid Camera but I did research and found out I will be spending a lot of money with the film paper. So the camera apps are the next best thing for now since I can afford to buy film paper every now and then. Heehee. Then I stumbled upon this over the net and wow, I fell in love in an instant.
I love how Leica X2 pictures are able to tell a story just by its quality and effect. One very good factor that Leica X2 has is the portability, which in ny case, is very important cause I don’t like going around carrying a bulky SLR or another camera as such maybe because I’m a short person and I think an SLR won’t look good on me. I’ll just look like I’m someone who tries very hard to look like a photographer. Haha. So there. I also like the fact on how this camera looks like, it’s so vintage-y. Just the way I want my pictures to turn out. :) Maybe someday, I’ll finally be able to splurge my money on a baby like this because this is one hella bomb! Heehee.
Pocketlint.com ( http://www.pocket-lint.com/ )
Leica Website ( http://en.leica-camera.com/photography/compact_cameras/x2/)
Birthday in a nutshell.
I admit. I spoke too soon in my last post. It’s kinda weird how things can suddenly turn around in an instant. It was my birthday yesterday. Nothing much special to boast about really but it was my very first time to attend church and give thanks for another year. (‘Cause I usually go to church every Tuesday ,well before, but now , in every Tuesday I can and no other special occasion to give thanks about) . Simply because, I do not believe in giving thanks just for a special occasion like ny birthday. I believe we should do it everyday. So yeah, as I was saying, I went to church since I woke up early that day (could you believe that? Lol). Victory Alabang was quite far from our place so I decided to just attend a regular Catholic mass nearby our place. I was actually feeling not excited about the day. I’m feeling gloomy as ever and no plans to go out so I decided to spend the day inside the house. After a quiet moment of thanksgiving and prayer, I just received the most amazing gift from God— His word through the priest’s homily. It went something like this “It’s up to us if we do things for God’s sake or for our own sake. And oftentimes, people become broken because they want things happen on their own way and own time..not really thinking that whatever happens, God is in control..” I used to be a stick -with-the-plan person but as I move on with life, I slowly understand the meaning of “God is in control.” And “Seek ye first thy kingdom of God and all these things shall be added unto you.” The first feeling I got was anxiety and fear at the same time. It is my very weakness to surrender to someone my plans and dreams because I am afraid of failure. Of not being able to fulfill every single hope I had aspired for myself but as I attend Church, the biggest battle I am facing right now is right in front of my face — myself. This decision to surrender to God is very difficult for a person like me which in all these years of existence, did nothing but to be careful, planned, secured bu God is calling me to be risky, trustworthy and be still to Him in every ways that I can. I cannot say that I have surrendered to Him already cause it is a long process. I started to going to Victory service to help me with my dilemma but until now, I can seem to perfect that surrendering issue. Maybe in some areas of my life but there are still few which remain very hard to hand over. I pray that I may be able to surrender these things to Him because He knows exactly what I’m going through, what is making me anxious and fearful and what will make my heart sing. So in my silver year, I’m praying for Wisdom from the Lord that He may provide me this so I won’t be anxious anymore. Going to Church is like a sanctuary for me, a release, a breather everything associated to rest. My anxiety is still there but it’s not bothering me the whole day. So after Church, my mom cooked the food pictured above. I suddenly loved home-cooked meals. Maybe because Ive been eating processed food 5 days a week. They also bought me this tall,truffle cake (looks good to eat eh?) Yes it’s good it’s not too sweet either. So we just ate all of these and they had their aftornoon siesta already while me, I tried not to fall asleep but I failed. I was waiting for Manu to arrive since he has his own family day out so he just had to come later to make it here in the house. We did nothing special but eat, eat and eat. And until now, I’m feeling like I’m in a food coma. And later, we’ll be having out dinner outside so it’s another coma I guess. Heehee. My cousin, Ella, is also celebrating her birthday tomorrow so we’re dining out later. In times like these, although feeling empty is really something I linger, the thought of family, friends ,and love ones who are always there for you makes it a lot better. Sometimes, there are just things that you cannot share to them cause they won’t really understand but I guess the very mere presence of them is just the.right fix. :)
Honestly, the most unfulfilling birthday I will have in a few hours time. I’m feeling shitty for months now. It’s my silver anniversary existence on the earth yet still not being truly happy about it. I just know deep inside this is not what’s meant for me. I have lots of dreams in mind and things to do for others but everytime I feel I lose a part of myself in the process. I seriously need to get out from the usual circle maybe travel alone. Or start anew. I dunno. I think I need to experience that Eat, Pray, Love adventure that others say but unfortunately, some people win holding me back. I have been a prisoner of others’ criticism sometimes I just wish I cared for nothing others would say but I keep looking at my reflection through everyone’s words. I would like to travel, get married, live a happy and simple life, do charity work, cook and eat, swim, sky dive, bungee jump, learn air and pole dancing, watch a concert, sleep on a mountain, collect pictures of myself doing a handstand to all the places I’ve been through, write a good book, sleep all day and the list goes on… Sometimes, I get anxious trying these things because I know I’ll fail eventually but I guess there’s no other way but to try. Regret would ba a horrible ghost inside me if I keep myself from growing and exploring. I wish I could tell straightforwardly that they have to let me go so I can grow because holding me back won’t do any better for me. Anyway, I thank God for another year and a not-so-happy birthday , maybe this time , I can do better.
"God will never ever leave you with nothing. But more than that, He will never leave you."
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"Progress is impossible without change. And those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything."
George Bernard Shaw