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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Trying out frisbee in water.
Bantayan Island, Cebu | 040313

Trying out frisbee in water.

Bantayan Island, Cebu | 040313

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.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

We had our evaluation for our RLE in Ward II-PPA today.

According to our clinical instructor, I got her attention because I know how to manage my time in the area and I know how to organize things. I was speechless for a second because I really didn’t know that what I did was worth a complement.

It was really unexpected. Thank you so much, Miss Esmas!!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

I’m always losing control with that

This isn’t even about romantic love or cheating on exams or whatnot. I’m not going to state here on what I’m losing control on. It is personal and doesn’t involve offending anyone.

It’s just that I keep on doing this thing and I greatly regret doing it every single time I’m done doing it. I always say that it’s the last time I will succumb to the act but then I do it again and again.

I have prayed many times to ask help from Him. And I will continue doing it. I know that I need to exert extra effort this time.

I hope that yesterday was the last. It’s getting very, very, frustrating.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

"Sour graping"

I do not understand why one should pretend to not care for something he aspires just because he cannot have it or he did not get it. I even prefer it if one pours what he feels over the unfortunate circumstance rather than showing the opposite of what one feels. Feeling bad about the situation is not a sign of weakness. Just let it out.

After which, you can laugh it off. You can even sour grape jokingly at this time.

I’m not hitting on anybody, this is just what I think. And quite frankly, this act irks the life out of me.

Friday, June 8, 2012
One of my favorite tv shows ever!
I’m watching season 2 of this now.
Gif is mine.

One of my favorite tv shows ever!

I’m watching season 2 of this now.

Gif is mine.

Thursday, May 31, 2012
Why? Click the photo to know the story.
I first knew about The Oatmeal when Bo’s Coffee posted 15(ish) Things Worth Knowing About Coffee in their Facebook page. I was really amused by it so I also shared it in my account. My friend who is a coffee addict happened to see it and told me she likes the website because it’s cool and fun. She was even grateful because she discovered a new website through me. I assume she further explored the webpage since she shared to me the link to Nikola Tesla’s story which is also featured in the website. I clicked on it but the page didn’t show up so I did not bother with it.
Minutes later, I went to the Oatmeal website again because I wanted to see the other articles.
I saw the piece about Tesla on top of the page. I clicked on it.
His life story really hit me to the core. Maybe I’m overreacting but it was what I felt after reading it. It’s just very frustrating to know that someone’s efforts were not acknowledged when he lived.
Mr. Tesla, I wish you had invented a time machine so one of us in this time or maybe even me (I would really do it!) can go back and show the people how your inventions are of great use to us today or even then. Even then, right? Yep! Even. Then.
And Mr. Edison, really? Really?
I was hoping that what I was reading was a hoax but it was not. I’m quite sad, to be honest.
P.S. I’m really going to punch someone or anything if the article isn’t true.

Why? Click the photo to know the story.

I first knew about The Oatmeal when Bo’s Coffee posted 15(ish) Things Worth Knowing About Coffee in their Facebook page. I was really amused by it so I also shared it in my account. My friend who is a coffee addict happened to see it and told me she likes the website because it’s cool and fun. She was even grateful because she discovered a new website through me. I assume she further explored the webpage since she shared to me the link to Nikola Tesla’s story which is also featured in the website. I clicked on it but the page didn’t show up so I did not bother with it.

Minutes later, I went to the Oatmeal website again because I wanted to see the other articles.

I saw the piece about Tesla on top of the page. I clicked on it.

His life story really hit me to the core. Maybe I’m overreacting but it was what I felt after reading it. It’s just very frustrating to know that someone’s efforts were not acknowledged when he lived.

Mr. Tesla, I wish you had invented a time machine so one of us in this time or maybe even me (I would really do it!) can go back and show the people how your inventions are of great use to us today or even then. Even then, right? Yep! Even. Then.

And Mr. Edison, really? Really?

I was hoping that what I was reading was a hoax but it was not. I’m quite sad, to be honest.

P.S. I’m really going to punch someone or anything if the article isn’t true.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012
No matter what happens, I know that there would be those people who will always be there with me and for me. No matter how I offended or will offend them, I know that they will still be around, waiting and caring. I may not verbalize how thankful I am, but I really really appreciate it.
Don’t worry guys, I’m stuck with you too.
Gif is mine. Modern Family 2x6: Halloween.

No matter what happens, I know that there would be those people who will always be there with me and for me. No matter how I offended or will offend them, I know that they will still be around, waiting and caring. I may not verbalize how thankful I am, but I really really appreciate it.

Don’t worry guys, I’m stuck with you too.

Gif is mine. Modern Family 2x6: Halloween.

Monday, May 28, 2012

I plunged in one of Bohol’s cliffs. May 26, 2012.

I was supposed to do this last December 2010 but lack of money prompted me from doing it. As much as I wanted to borrow money from my friends, they were also short of it.

One of the best trips with my peers! Thank you, Bes, for hosting us in your home town! 

May 24-27, 2012.

I am that person who doesn’t really like talking about my problems to anybody. When I get hurt, I don’t tell it to anyone. I keep it to myself because I’m not ready yet to be that person whose predicaments are being talked about. I prefer being the one that people tell their problems to, not the other way around.
I don’t have trust issues, it’s just that I’m afraid that when I tell someone about my problem and later on we’ll have a misunderstanding, she’ll spill the beans.
I’m not being a pessimist here, I’m just keeping my guard up. I mean, who wants to be betrayed, right?
Gif is mine. Modern Family 2x5: Unplugged.

I am that person who doesn’t really like talking about my problems to anybody. When I get hurt, I don’t tell it to anyone. I keep it to myself because I’m not ready yet to be that person whose predicaments are being talked about. I prefer being the one that people tell their problems to, not the other way around.

I don’t have trust issues, it’s just that I’m afraid that when I tell someone about my problem and later on we’ll have a misunderstanding, she’ll spill the beans.

I’m not being a pessimist here, I’m just keeping my guard up. I mean, who wants to be betrayed, right?

Gif is mine. Modern Family 2x5: Unplugged.

 
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