Picture Taker & Reader
Waveboarder, bibliophile and a moving image enthusiast. I'm a big fan of breakfast, nature, surfing and the extremes! I have an online photo portfolio and book review pages where the links are found here.

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I want Sutter Keely and Ricky to be real persons so that we could be close friends. I like the spontaneity of Sutter and how he is friends with everyone. Ricky’s thoughts and ideas are ones that I know I would enjoy hearing and talking about with him and Sutter. They’re witty and their conversations are never boring! One thing of the things I didn’t like about the story is the protagonist’s drinking habit. Yes, I get it that Sutter REALLY likes drinking alcohol so much but it was just kind of irritating that he always has his bottle of 7Up mixed with whiskey. I mean, doesn’t he get tired of drinking that? I can’t even remember him drinking some water or juice or whatever. Haha. I remember him drinking something other than that mix in the later part but it was still 7Up. Come on, dude. Aimee was the kind of girl I wanted to be friends with if she’s in real life. She loves books just like me (mostly sci-fi which is not really my most favorite genre but I read some of it)! I wanted to join her and Sutter when they did her paper route for the first time. I just wish that the story has her pint of view. I adore authors who don’t make his characters fall in love right away and don’t make them say those 3 little words in the first serious romantic scene they get. I will even appreciate it if it will be said at the most unexpected part or at the end of the story. I don’t know if it was a good or bad thing that there was no serious conversation on any of the characters or even an internal monologue by Sutter on the fact that he fell for Aimee even though he said he would not fall for her ever. Maybe because he was SUTTER KEELY. Maybe he didn’t think about it because he doesn’t believe that anyone would love him, and why should he love somebody? But he does. He loves Aimee. It broke my heart when he was able to point it out and then say he should let her go more because of it. Why? Reasons like these just break me. I have read a lot of stories that have characters with similar lines of thoughts as him but he is the Sutterman! He parades on the NOW, the present. So what? I thought he is for the spontaneity of things, that he doesn’t care what others think. But I guess he found someone whose life he “doesn’t want to ruin” because of “his ways”. Aimee loved you for who you were, Sutter. Why not let it flourish? I wish that Mr. Tharp wrote it a little bit longer. I enjoyed this story but I’m quite disappointed that it did not pass the criteria for my favourites list. I really wanted to love it but there’s just something in it that didn’t quite reach my expectations. But I like it nonetheless. I want more stories like this.

I want Sutter Keely and Ricky to be real persons so that we could be close friends.

I like the spontaneity of Sutter and how he is friends with everyone. Ricky’s thoughts and ideas are ones that I know I would enjoy hearing and talking about with him and Sutter. They’re witty and their conversations are never boring!

One thing of the things I didn’t like about the story is the protagonist’s drinking habit. Yes, I get it that Sutter REALLY likes drinking alcohol so much but it was just kind of irritating that he always has his bottle of 7Up mixed with whiskey. I mean, doesn’t he get tired of drinking that? I can’t even remember him drinking some water or juice or whatever. Haha. I remember him drinking something other than that mix in the later part but it was still 7Up. Come on, dude.

Aimee was the kind of girl I wanted to be friends with if she’s in real life. She loves books just like me (mostly sci-fi which is not really my most favorite genre but I read some of it)! I wanted to join her and Sutter when they did her paper route for the first time. I just wish that the story has her pint of view.

I adore authors who don’t make his characters fall in love right away and don’t make them say those 3 little words in the first serious romantic scene they get. I will even appreciate it if it will be said at the most unexpected part or at the end of the story.

I don’t know if it was a good or bad thing that there was no serious conversation on any of the characters or even an internal monologue by Sutter on the fact that he fell for Aimee even though he said he would not fall for her ever. Maybe because he was SUTTER KEELY. Maybe he didn’t think about it because he doesn’t believe that anyone would love him, and why should he love somebody? But he does. He loves Aimee. It broke my heart when he was able to point it out and then say he should let her go more because of it. Why? Reasons like these just break me. I have read a lot of stories that have characters with similar lines of thoughts as him but he is the Sutterman! He parades on the NOW, the present. So what? I thought he is for the spontaneity of things, that he doesn’t care what others think. But I guess he found someone whose life he “doesn’t want to ruin” because of “his ways”. Aimee loved you for who you were, Sutter. Why not let it flourish?

I wish that Mr. Tharp wrote it a little bit longer. I enjoyed this story but I’m quite disappointed that it did not pass the criteria for my favourites list. I really wanted to love it but there’s just something in it that didn’t quite reach my expectations. But I like it nonetheless.

I want more stories like this.

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

WORLDWIDE GIVEAWAY!!! An Abundance of Katherines by John Green!

Hi, guys! I decided to give this book since I have another one which was given to me by a friend as a Christmas gift. This giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY. I hope you enjoy reading this!

(My favourite JG book is Looking for Alaska, hands down!)

Contest ends on August 31 and the winner will be announced on September 1, 2014 here.


OR YOU CAN CLICK HERE TO JOIN (if the Rafflecopter widget does not show up)!

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Monday, December 30, 2013
Friday, May 31, 2013
One of my favorite things to do since high school and will always be one of my favorite times with my baby brother.
 
050113 | Springwoods Country Homes

One of my favorite things to do since high school and will always be one of my favorite times with my baby brother.

 

050113 | Springwoods Country Homes

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Trying out frisbee in water.
Bantayan Island, Cebu | 040313

Trying out frisbee in water.

Bantayan Island, Cebu | 040313

Rica flips.
Bantayan Island, Cebu | 040313

Rica flips.

Bantayan Island, Cebu 040313

Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Bench Buddies.
Bantayan Island, Cebu | 040313

Bench Buddies.

Bantayan Island, Cebu | 040313

Sunday, March 31, 2013
Totem pole on Easter Sunday.
Minglanilla, Cebu | 033113

Totem pole on Easter Sunday.

Minglanilla, Cebu | 033113

Thursday, December 20, 2012
Nico & Luwi. Heading home from our island hopping.
 
Lapu-Lapu | 122012

Nico & Luwi. Heading home from our island hopping.

 

Lapu-Lapu | 122012

Friday, November 23, 2012

No More Jean

I just knew that Jean Capotorto from the band Tim & Jean stepped down from it. I’m quite sad. The band is now called The Lazy Calm which has four members including Tim and the three people who were with them throughout their journey.

I’ll still listen to the band though.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Cool Down

I decided to sleep over at Maissie’s place because our house is 1 hour and 30 minutes away from the bus station and the bus will leave at 7:00 a.m.

Upon arriving at almost 8:00 pm in Punta Princessa, she immediately asked me to help her in painting the shirts that we will be using for our shoot.

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My friend mixing textile paints:

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We finished painting the shirts (except one since the two of us were very sleepy and tired) around 3 o’clock in the morning.

We decided to meet with the others at SM City Cebu at 6:30 am but Maissie woke up around 6, so instead, we decided to go directly to the North Bus Terminal. Kean met up with us in Maissie’s house and the three of us rode a taxi bound for the terminal. The bus ride took almost 4 hours before we arrived in Daanbantayan. We purchased our tickets for the barge and it took another hour for us to arrive at Santa Fe, Bantayan Island.

Bigs, our hostess, was already in the pier when we arrived. We used their pick-up truck in going to her uncle’s resort. Food for lunch was so good! There was pork barbecue, crabs (bought by Kean), caldereta, etc. After eating, we then changed to our costumes for the shoot.

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Extra poses after the shoot:

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Before supper, we went to a store a few meters away to buy some drinks. We stayed their for awhile because it started to rain and we did not bring umbrellas with us. We decided to return to the beach house even though it was still raining, but we stopped over at another store because a friend of ours bought some cigs. When the rain stopped, we went directly to the place we were staying.

The house was packed with people because Bigs’s mom was celebrating in advance her birthday. So, we decided to have a boodle fight for supper! The scenario below was taken minutes after we devoured the different foods that were served. It was one of the most palatable and enjoyable suppers that I’ve experienced! The dried and salted fishes, carbonara, lechon, etc. were very delicious!

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After we cleaned the place, we took a bath and changed into our pyjamas.

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We then proceeded to the beach front to start a bonfire and play some cards. Maissie and Steffi treated us to some drinks for their birthdays. I only drank a couple of shots because I’m really not into this stuff.

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I did not join the game since I was tired and I really wanted to lie down. After a couple of minutes, I went to the bathroom inside the bedroom to pee. I decided to lie down on the bed because I was really very sleepy. I didn’t know how many minutes passed but I suddenly felt someone hitting me with their hands! It was Stacy, asking me to wake up and join them again on the beach. I obliged and joined them again. This happened twice, and it was Steffi this time who woke me up and asked me to join the game of dares. We went together to the beach front but I declined to join the game.

The group woke up at around 7 and all of us except Stacy and I swam in the beach. We then ate breakfast and packed our things. We ate at Bigs’s canteen in Bantayan Proper for our lunch. After which, Kean, Bigs (for Queenie) and I bought dried fish at the market, 1/4 for 110 Pesos. We also visited Bigs’s house which has the “rich vibes” to it. We returned to the beach house to get our things and then headed towards the port. We said our goodbyes and thank-you’s to our sponsors after they dropped us at the pier.

The sea was calm at first but in the middle of the journey, it started to rain and waves were crashing the barge. It was not really that scary for the group (and me because I was already used to travelling on a barge). Fortunately, we arrived safely in San Remegio!

The experience was really great and I am very grateful to Bigs and her family for the hospitality they showed us!

October 21-23, 2012

Sunday, October 21, 2012
My parents had a chat over Facebook and Mama suddenly told me to look at the monitor.
And there was my father holding the camera.
It turns out he bought it last May and they did not tell me about it! Before I was called by my mother, she told Papa to not tell me since they have kept the secret for five months and he was about to come home from his work as a seaman. But Papa can’t hide his excitement, so he finally told me. I was really really happy! Even though I told them before that I prefer Nikon, it still feels really great to be given something that I’ve wanted for so long.
See you real soon, Pa!
(Canon EOS Rebel t2i, EFS 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS, EFS 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS)

My parents had a chat over Facebook and Mama suddenly told me to look at the monitor.

And there was my father holding the camera.

It turns out he bought it last May and they did not tell me about it! Before I was called by my mother, she told Papa to not tell me since they have kept the secret for five months and he was about to come home from his work as a seaman. But Papa can’t hide his excitement, so he finally told me. I was really really happy! Even though I told them before that I prefer Nikon, it still feels really great to be given something that I’ve wanted for so long.

See you real soon, Pa!

(Canon EOS Rebel t2i, EFS 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS, EFS 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS)

I was scanning through vivatregina’s blog and I came across this post.
Wow, just wow! A very cool and unique bookshop in one of the places that I really want to visit someday.
The Atlantis Books is located in Oia, Santorini, Greece.

I was scanning through vivatregina’s blog and I came across this post.

Wow, just wow! A very cool and unique bookshop in one of the places that I really want to visit someday.

The Atlantis Books is located in Oia, Santorini, Greece.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Basic Life Support

We had our BLS Training Seminar on October 16-17, 2012 at Vicento Sotto Memorial Medical Center Auditorium and Southern Islands, respectively.

The first day was basically about the concepts regarding Basic Life Support. The whole day consisted of lectures from different doctors and speakers. It was not only my batchmates that were there but also a couple of workers from VSMMC. The food was served every 2-3 hours, so it was great. The group was divided into three. I was part of the group that will be having the practical exam the day after. The rest was distributed on Thursday and Friday. A written exam was given to us after all the lectures.

On the next day, we had all of the 4 practical exams: Foreign Body Airway Obstruction in Children/Adults, CPR for Children/Adults, Foreign Body Airway Obstruction in Infants and CPR for Infants. The group was divided into 2. Our instructor first taught us FBAO and CPR for infants, the other group got into the children/adults. After finishing it, we did the other category. The food, again, was served every 2-3 hours.

The experience was really great! It feels so good to learn how to help people in cases of emergency.

I got 100 points each for the four exams. We also learned our scores for the written test, and I got 45/50. My over-all score for the whole training was 96%!

 
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