Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Laptop Repair
Just this morning, Rain and I went to Tricom (Toshiba's Service Center) in Jupiter, Makati to have our laptop fix. Two weeks ago, we already called and told them the problem. Due to our busy schedule, hindi namin napupuntahan. No major sira naman. The only problem is there's a crack in the LCD Bezel. Siguro kaka-open and close. Too bad because 1year lang ang warranty sa parts but the service is good for 3 years. Buti nalang cover pa ng service warranty. They have the available parts so we don't have to wait for 2-3months because they have to order it from Singapore (ang tagal ha?). Pero ang mahal ng parts! Close to $100. Nyaks! Parang ayaw ko na gamitin tuloy! hehehe!


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Yesterday we went to Tagaytay just to unwind from all the stress (work). We left Manila around 7am and hoping to arrive there at 8am for breakfast. However, due to SUPER TRAFFIC on SLEX, My Goodness! Dumating na kami ng Tagaytay around 930am. Sobrang nangawit ang legs ko with the traffic. Imagine, from Alabang all the way to Santa Rosa exit traffic pa din. After reaching Santa Rosa medyo malapit na din sa Tagaytay proper, hindi ko na matiis, I asked Rain to drive na. We had our quick breakfast at Mcdonalds sa sobrang gutom. After breakfast, we went to Tagaytay Highlands (sa labas lang ha? hehehe) to take some shots. After Highlands, we went to Good Shepherd to buy pasalubong (my favorite UBE Dimples). Then we went to Picnic Grove. We just stay there for a few minutes (less than an hour) while waiting for lunch time. We left around 11am and had our buffet lunch at Josephine's. Too bad I wasn't able to take some shots of the buffet (our food). Rain's favorite was grilled steak. As in career talaga. Sayang I wasn't able to try their desserts because of the "kabusugan". Right after lunch, I took some shots and just around 1pm we left Tagaytay. Buti nalang at wala ng traffic going home. Kakabitin! We have to be home early because of F1 (fanatic si Rain dun e).

Here are some of the shots I took. You can see more at my multiply account.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Wordless Wednesday (9)
Haven't post anything for the past few weeks for this meme. Well, here's my entry, HALO-HALO. Who can't resist? It's summer! =p

Halo-halo (from Tagalog halo, "mix") is a popular Filipino dessert that is a mixture of shaved ice and milk to which are added various boiled sweet beans and fruits, and served cold in a tall glass or bowl.

Wordless Wednesday

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Project 52 - Week 16
I know I'm late. This is my entry for Project 52, week 16.

I took this shot just before going home from Mall of Asia. We didn't even have any idea that there's a regular fireworks display every sat at SM By The Bay (at the back of Mall of Asia). Just about to take some pics from my family (mama and joshua) at the bridge while waiting for Rain to get the car, (ayaw na namin pumunta sa parking ang layo e.) Bigla nalang nagsigawan ang mga tao. Good thing I brought my camera. I was having a hard time taking shots kase naguluhan ako kung mag-manual ba ako o mag-automatic. hehehe! I got a few shots. See more shots HERE.

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Photobucket Tag
Tagged by Cheche from my other blog. Thanks sis. =p

Here’s how it works:

1. Go to http://www.photobucket.com/
2. Type in your answer to the question in the “search” box.
3. Use only the first page.
4. Insert the picture into your Blog

1) What is your Relationship Status?
Getting Married

2) What is your current mood?

3) Who is your Favorite Band / Artist?

4) What is your Favorite Movie?
wicker park

5) What kind of pet do you have?

6) Where do you live?

7) Where do you work?
customer service

8) What do you look like?
long hair

9) What do you drive?

10) What did you do last night?
Me at work

11) What is your Favorite TV Show?

12) Describe yourself:
Not mine.

13) What are you doing today?

14) What is your name?
kaye tag 1a.jpg

15) What is your favorite candy?
Gummy bears !

Now, I'm tagging Agnes, Thet & Alpha!


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Sunday, April 20, 2008
Happy Birthday
Saturday was Rain’s Birthday. I didn’t even have any surprises for him. Kaya pag uwi ko from a friday shift, I decided to drop by Goldilocks (un lang kase ang open that time ~ 7am). Rain took a birthday leave last friday kaya nasa house lang siya. I’m thinking of surprising him of the birthday cake with candles. Para naman meron siyang i-blow that day.

Good thing Rain was still asleep nang dumating ako so I still have time to prepare for a breakfast and also to surprise him with a birthday cake. I just kiss him good morning and then I kept the cake muna inside my nephew’s room. I cooked bacon, fried rice and spaghetti for breakfast. Corny noh? hehehe! I don’t have enough time na kase e. He woke up around 30mins after ako dumating. When Rain was already seated, little did he know Joshua’s yaya where inside Joshua’s room. I was giving her signs for when and where to bring the cake out of the room. Ayun, he have no idea na I’ll be surprising him a cake. Surprise! hehehe!

All smiles to his face. Happy! Happy Birthday Lab.

Made by our two “kasambahay” (inipit sa ref!)

his cake! sana daw wala na daw 33 hehehe! =p

ayaw pa nyan magpa-picture kase kakagising lang nya… hehehe!

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

You're a Window Shopper!

You know that shopping's a blast, but you prefer to save your money

You hardly ever give into an impulse buy, unless it's a total steal

You've always got the most money of your friends - and you never have to borrow

And you've got a nice wardrobe too ... of classic pieces that last years!

Do You Shop More Than Most Women?

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Sunday, April 13, 2008
Tags. Tags. Tags
I've been bad because sobrang tagal na and ang dami ko ng utang na mga tags. From Agnes & Sheryll (Quirky Things About Me), Arlene (Why I love him) & Maane (Life is full of gratitude). Pasensya na mga sis. I promise to do this. It will just take me time ha?


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Basic Gadgets
During our [photo] training, our instructor, Jun Miranda did gave us some advise in getting the basic gadgets that we should have in our camera. My gosh. Ang dami ha? Sabi nga nya. Nde naman daw masyado magastos tong hobby na to. (being sarcastic) hehehe!

He first suggested to us to buy a blower, brush for cleaning purposes. We should clean our camera every after use. Mahirap na daw ang mapasukan ang dirt. He also suggested us to buy a container where we can keep store our camera against fungus. Dami noh?

I'm also planning to buy a camera bag where I can put also my tripod. Nahirapan kase ako the last time we had our photoshoot. Parang tanga lang ako hawak ko lang ang tripod ko. Tapos iwan ko lang sa tabi everytime I shoot. Jologs! hahaha! Gastos nga... =p
Lens? Naku... I'm still thinking of what type of lens I should get. though he gave us a list of lens we should have na nde ung palit ng palit kami. Something like All-in-one. Budget? Bahala na si batman. I have to save!save!save!

blower and brush to clean the lens

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Litratong Pinoy
I joined another photo meme last week. Join HERE. I only register my photoBlog. Had my 1st and 2nd entries there.

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Project 52 - Week 15
This is my entry for the week 15. I took this shot from our photography class (photoshoot) @ Baywalk, Roxas Boulevard.

Have a great weekend!

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Photography 101
It's been a tiring week for me. As in ngayon ko lang na-experience ang sobrang puyat and walang tulog. A minimum of 30minutes-2hours lang ang sleep ko per day. Whew! I only did file a 1 day leave kaya I was so sleepy pagdating sa work. I did take more than 1 cup of coffee para panlaban sa antok.

It was a great training for me. As in basic talaga. Now I know the difference bet aperture, shutter, underexposed, overexposed etc. Our group (batch) plan to have an e-group.

Our first day (wed), we just stayed in a classroom. All lectures. The classroom is very clean and conducive for learning. There's coffee, tea, water, snack bar inside the room. The lunch is also FREE. And its not just like a typical packed lunch because they have a canteen inside the building and cooks great food. Mind you sarap ng luto with desert pa. As if we're eating in a restaurant nga. Our lunch were buttered tanige, ribs, vegies, beef steak, chicken, shrimps etc. With dessert pa un ha? =p Hindi lang ako sanay kase mag-lunch kase I usually take my breakfast as my dinner na. But I did enjoy the lunch. Siguro panlaban ko na din sa puyat.

Second day, we had our photoshoot early in the morning (7am) at Greenbelt. Sobrang aga. Good thing, nag-leave ako a day before so I can attend the session. We learned about the proper lighting (sunlight). Kakapagod! We stayed there from 7-1oam. Then after we went back to PCCI to criticize our shots. Kakahiya at first. We had lunch then muna. And around 4pm, we went to Baywalk for the sunset. Love this activity. I was able to tried "panning" as well. We also witness bride and groom having their pictorials in front of Malate Church. Para kaming mga "paparazzi" na sumugod sa kanila. hehehe! =p I only took 2 shots. Most of our shot we're like snapshots sabi ng instructor namin (Jun Miranda) because we didn't even think of the aperture, shutter speed etc in taking the shots. Siyempre we're all excited to take shots of them. hahaha! Understandable naman daw un. hehehe! The session ended around 630pm and I was able to go home around 7pm na. Waah! I only got 1 hour sleep that night. =(

Third day, we just criticize our shots from Baywalk and some lectures as well. It was tiring for me because galing pa rin ako sa work that night. Good thing last day na! We had our group studio pictorial (scan ko muna ha? ~ I'll post it soon).

I'm planning to take a Photshop CS3 workshop or Lightroom next time. Ayusin ko muna sked ko. Hirap nung ginawa ko na walang tulog at sobrang puyat. Buti nalang since we're already included in their alumni, we have discount na. Yey! I was all worth it. Now, I just need to apply what I've learned. =p

Here are some of the shots I took during our training. Click HERE for the entire album.

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Saturday, April 12, 2008
PhotoHunt: Twist[ed]
This is my (late) entry for the week, Twist(ed). Took this shot from our Basic Photography photoshoot last April 10 at Baywalk, Roxas Boulevard. You'll see the water is twisting from the fountain.


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Sunday, April 06, 2008
MOA Pictures
Here’s a few shots I took from Mall of Asia. I’m having hard time posting the pics… baka bahain ang blog ko ng pics hehehe! See more pics HERE.


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Yesterday, we went to Mall of Asia. Wala lang. Nag-ikot ikot! As I’ve said, this was just one of our quality time for each other. I took some shots buti nalang I did brought my cam. It was so hot that time. Summer na nga talaga. Of course, Rain’s day won’t be complete without stopping at Toy Kingdom. He didn’t know I took this shot from him. (magagalit un!) =p

The whole day, I’m convincing him to whatt gift he wants for his birthday. Hindi ko talaga mapiga! Cash nalang daw. Kaya ko nga siya niyaya mag-mall is also for me to find him a gift. ‘Cash nalang daw!’ hahaha! Sa kakaikot namin, ayun ako tuloy ang nakabili. Yep. Bumili na naman ako ng shoes. Good thing I got it on sale. hehe! Sa laki ng mall, napagod kami and we decided to have lunch at Don Henrico’s. Rain was craving for Buffalo Wings, kaya I suggested na dun kami maglunch bec of their famous Buffalo Wings. We just ordered it with their classic pizza. Since Rain’s first time to dine in at Don Henrico’s, he was shocked with how big the chicken wings!

After we had lunch, I said to myself na hahanap talaga ako ng gift for him. Kaya kinulit ko na naman siya. Then, we saw Adidas and sabi ko pasok tayo. Naku ON SALE! As in all items. Tapos I saw one na 50% discount and for sure Rain will love it. Pinakita ko sa kanya and he like it. Sabi ko you should try it. Bad trip because he’s not wearing any socks. Naka-sandals lang kami that time. Urggh! Kaya sabi ko, let’s buy socks nalang muna. Kuripot kase un e pagdating sa gamit nya! Good thing, nung lumabas kami ng store, meron nagbebenta ng socks On SALE as well! Ay walang tanong-tanong bumili ako and tinignan muna siya kung malambot or makapal. Medyo particular kase siya sa socks e. Kaya ayun, bumili ako and we went back to Adidas to try his size. I was crossing my fingers na sana meron silang size. Hay! Rain’s size was 9. The size they only have is 9.5! Nyaks… but when he tried it. Buti nalang kasya lang. Hehehe! Ayun, sa kakakulit ko binili na rin nya. hehehe! =p

We end up with a few shopping bags for ourselves. Waaaahhh! good thing there’s a credit card. It’s definitely for emergency! hahaha!

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Saturday, April 05, 2008
PhotoHunt: Glass
Here's my entry for this week's theme, GLASS. Took this shot just this afternoon. Rain & I went to Mall of Asia. I'll be posting more pics and kwentos later. I'm tired already! =p Happy weekend!


you can see my reflection through the glass! =p

a glass window from the ceiling

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