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Cheiranthus cheiri

It’s funny because I was just thinking that the reason I was one, is because it’s such an effort to excel.

Until I realized, it’s not so bad to shine after all.

From bottom 3 to top 4… how’s that for improvement? 😀

Busy again

I’m doing it again. Doing nothing but work. Today has been extraordinarily and irritatingly busy. And to think it’s a Saturday. I’ve even forgotten to do yesterdays Confession Sessions post (which I specifically do on Fridays, so that I’d be reminded to do at least one post a day). Sigh. Busy busy. Don’t like…

Among other things, I’m extremely irritated. I can go on and on how, but it’s a waste of blog space. My last post was a rant already, and I don’t want to make another. Anyway, just shout outs for now to everyone out there, for now. Next week hopefully this blog is more active. Hehe.

Leaving you with something that made me smile. HEROES is coming back SOON. Very very soon! I’ve told myself not to read into spoilers because it can be quite disappointing watching the actual when you already know so much (kaya nga spoiler eh!). But I just couldn’t help myself. Today, when too many things have gone bad, I need to do get away. So here are a few. Please do not click more if you do not want to read more.


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Half day today

There’s an on going “joke” in the office that when you head for home by 6pm, people will ask you if you’re on “half day”. Sometimes, sarcastically.

Well, whether it was sarcastic or meant as just a joke, I’m half day today… and I’m so happy. 🙂


night lights

Since I came to Singapore, I’ve been trying to get some good shots of the city lights. But I seriously feel that the kit lens of my D40x, doesn’t take very good night shots. Recently a colleague borrowed my kit lens, and in return, lent me his macro lens (exact model to follow, because I don’t know it, hehe). I got to do some test shots with it and had a real good time playing with it. Although I couldn’t seem to use it for everyday shots (like my kit lens) because it was too near, I saw that it was great for product shots instead. I also realized, that it was great for night scenes. Pardon the lack of technical terms of the hows and whys, but these are trial and errors.

The day before Marj left, we brought her to the Singapore Flyer, which is a giant observation wheel similar to the London Eye. It was my second time to ride the Flyer (the first time was when good friend Laine was around to visit). During my first time to ride, I hardly used my camera because the shots weren’t good at all. Laine brought her tripod though, and she was able to take some decent shots, although it had just rained in the afternoon, so you could still see the rain drops when you’d take a shot.

This time around, I didn’t need a tripod. The shutter speed was fast and the aperture was big enough to capture the scene I wanted. Of course with a tripod, it would have taken some better shots, but for a non-photoshoot activity, this would have to do.

Highways amidst the construction jungle

My only comment was the irritating “blue light” and the “exit light” that was reflected from the inside the capsule. I didn’t know how to take it out, and for some reason, most of my scenes, I couldn’t avoid it.

This was one scene where I was able to avoid the blue light. But the scene was better on the other side.

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Hello, Goodbye…

It’s been a series of Hellos and Goodbyes last week. It kinda makes me feel how transient this country is. And how it makes me question if I want to really stay here, long term. But that calls for a different blog entry. I just want to say a few hellos and goodbyes…

Going. Our “ampon” roomate who stayed a little over a month with us left last Saturday. For the past few weeks, its been such a treat to have her there, with her daily uppers, sugar high moments. Now with a week gone, I can truly feel the difference of not having her around. For starters, she’d always remind us to de-stress, and by that she means, let’s go party! So when she was around, we had several bonding moments and night outs, which was uber fun.

Marj… thank you for all the uppers, the sha-lala lingo, the haircut (sayang, hindi na natuloy ang bangs, bangs ever!) the spa and gym moments, the *shake-body-body-dancer-dancing”, the wa-poise laugh, and all the other wacky crazy times. For all that and more. I’m glad to have known you… and I will really miss you. I wish you success wherever you may go! *Bugis*

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