03.26.16 | hat on. hat off.

I saw this display of a knee high denim shorts from folded and hung store topped with a girly white blouse some days ago and I got something in my mind while on my way home from work yesterday.

I tried to mix and match some old clothes in my wardrobe to get that look.

Now, since I miss wearing caps (credit to my sister Sasha for this one),  I tried the look with the cap. Without the blazer with the all-time fave gold pouch which I bought years back in SM Megamall’s Department Store (I forgot how much). It’s still perfect for formal and semi formal soiree. Necklace credit to my sister, Sasha, again. = )

I posted this look in my facebook and olah! some liked it with hat and some without. Well, I like both.

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Cap : Billabong

Blazer P250 : MNG @ Ukay-Ukay in Pasig

Black Top P200 : Pasig Night Market

Shorts : Perfect Jeans – hand me down

White Shoes : Fiomi (Payless) P1000 (originally P1250 – sale)

Watch : Aldo (a gift from my sister Leoni)

10.16.14 | before the “selfie” there was ME

Selfie: Self-portrait. Do you know who took the first selfie? I did my research and I found Robert Corneius. “He took what is believed to be the world’s first selfie, a self-portrait he snapped one day in October 1839 while standing in the yard behind his family’s lamp store in Philadelphia”.

“And another “unidentified Edwardian woman taking a selfie with a Kodak Brownie box camera around 1900”.  More selfies came from thereon. And it has become well known in this century. Oxford English Dictionary announced the Word of the Year “SELFIE” in November 2013.  It’s evident that trends not only in fashion but also in photography come to life and is enhanced as years pass by.”

Before the rise of “Selfie” (in 2013), there was ME! I have this love of taking pictures of myself at home when I feel my most beautiful. Please don’t argue with me about that! At least it’s a fact for me. When did I first do my selfies? 1999? I guess. I haven’t got my digital camera then, so I used camera with films where I hoard those buy 1 take 1 films.

Ayt! This picture was taken in 2010, after our HBMY Town Hall party. Set my camera timer on as soon as I arrived home and started taking my own pictures. Since my housemate and my sister were already dreaming on their pillows, I was harried capturing myself for about half an hour all by myself.

The reason why I like doing this Photo Shoot alone with my camera and with all the people snoozing is because I can project and do the shams I so want. To be honest, I’m a bit reserved projecting when there are people around so I often do it on my own. The down side? I can’t take picture of ME with fuzzy background! I mean, since I am the subject, I want my background to be hazy so I would be prominent. Well, I suppose the goal of doing that is unattainable with the point and shoot camera I used for this shot. Unlike with the DSLR, you can focus on your subject and would have a great outcome of the photos.

Now, I got less of my selfie since I got my own DSLR 3100 on April 2012. I always get to play “the photographer” which is not bad after all, since I was able to enhance my passion in photography. Well, I got friends whom I can ask to take my photographs! What are friends for, right?

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01.27.14 | a new start

“… the old has gone, the new has come!” 2 Corinthians 5:17

There were many innovative things 2014 has brought into my life. Apart from the fact that I cut my hair from a super long to a pixie one! Yeah. I did cut it soooo short right after I resigned from HSBC-Contact Center last December 2013. It’s something I have to do to alleviate the six years of stress BPO have caused me and I’ve been wanting to have a new look. I got bored with my long hair so here I am again with a pixie hair look.

First was the new job. Hah! Finally out from call center! It was a relief. Though I still think likely of going back after a year or two, I guess.

Second, I got fixed Saturday-Sunday off from work. Yehey! A rest day I’ve been working my heart off for the past 6 years by performing at work so I can have the weekends break. How did I outlive those years with shifting schedules every 3 months? Well, I guess it was all by the grace of God. Without it, I won’t ever make it!

Third, I get to see the sunrise going to work and not going home from work. There’s a big difference, right? I’m not called “vampire” or “zombie” anymore! Or get an advice “Get a Life!”.

Fourth, I can enjoy the holidays! Yehey! Honestly, I can’t even remember which holidays are they. Now I can say, I am a filipino! Hahahah!

Fifth, I can commit to a ministry at the church. I was released from Music Team unofficially due to schedule conflicts during rehearsals and worship services. However, I plan to join another Ministry, though. Since there are teams for Photographers, I intend to concentrate on photography team to enhance this area in preparation to my photo works. Since this will be put up as a business sooner.

Sixth, I get to practice my photography! I can do the photoshoots for my portfolio every Saturday and Sunday!

featured photo credit to sasha belmonte.

03.24.13 | treat yourself something soothing

Our VG (Victory Group) meets at least once a month. We routinely have this session where we impart insights. Talk about victories and skirmishes, love and aspirations. Girl talk, as we call it. Anything that will encourage and bring each one to a chance to pray and seek God’s direction.

All of us just relished the luxurious time schmoozing and cackling our heart’s out on some topics ladies love to talk about – Nails & Spa? Hahaha. The ladies are planning once more where our next stop would be. It’s an advantage when you have girlfriends who love the things you love to do!

But this time, we decided on something tranquil. Something Fun & “girly”. Women need this sometime! After the church service, we headed to Always Spring Nailspa for a nail treat. The place was reserved for an 8-hour nailspa. We had free food and drinks, videoke/movie. Finally found a great delight in this place @ Mc Home Depot Ortigas. Great way to indulge ourselves! Yey!

Compiled mostly of our “pamper day” videos. Enjoy watching!

04.11.12 | dream house

This house just caught my attention! It was the house where the Taiwan TV series I was watching shot most of the scenes – Drunken to Love You. I can’t find a picture of the whole house so I decided to just picture the scene from the video.
I like how the water entwined the whole house where you can get your tan with the open piazza in front. Trees hem in the house, however, gives way for the sun to gleam its sultriness along the waters. The translucent canopy on the left part of the house enthralled my eyes! It would be perfect for pictorials. It’s a perfect townhouse!
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03.14.12 | tune up day

It has become a rest day practice while doing some household chores at the apartment – practicing make up and taking pictures. A simple eye shadow for a morning pictorial. I know my make up is not that great, but who cares? Practice never makes it perfect, practice makes it permanent, at least. Having the courage to post this is not bummer, I guess.

Out laundry area has turned into my favorite spot for pictorials. I don’t have a photographer so I have to set my camera timer whenever I need to (or feel like) take a picture of myself.

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03.24.12 | k-pop attempt

I did not intend to look “K-POP” in this photo. I originally changed my white razor back shirt to this oversized long sleeves shirt I bought from Penshoppe (Trinoma P399. sale). Since we bought bonnet from the Picnic Grove, I used it for the sake of selfie. Borrowed my teammate’s red earphone for this one. K-POP Lorie outcome! Picture credit to Tonia’s samsung phone.

This shot was taken on March 24 during out team building in Taalena Restaurant.