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translating my current state of mind into words and pictures, one cup of coffee at a time
June bullet journal update

Bullet Journal June Update

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Limelight sketch book

Review: Limelight Sketch Book

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Bullet Journal May Update

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Pilot Juice dark red gel pen

Pilot Juice Dark Red Gel Pen

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Randomness | Reality

On the other side of the camera

By on July 24, 2010

I love photography. I mostly love portrait photography. Or to put it broadly, I love taking pictures of people more than sceneries or inanimate objects. There’s something I find magical in being able to capture a fleeting moment: of beauty, or stark emotion, or visual translation of an abstract idea. Something so easily lost in the blink of an eye…

It just follows that I gotta have some gear to pursue it. That’s why I bought a DSLR in the first place, my much beloved Canon EOS 450D.

Canon EOS 450D
Canon EOS 450D

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Health, Wellness & Beauty | Reality

I stand corrected

By on July 23, 2010

It seems I made a mistake in my earlier post. Shiseido Pure White EX is a whitening supplement, but not a glutathione supplement. No wonder it whitens faster than PH338 (a sure-ball glutathione supplement)! Haha. My bad, my bad.

PH338 is actually quite a bit cheaper than Shiseido Pure White EX. So. This means that I shaved several hundred bucks off what I’m saving up for. Imagine, I haven’t even bought anything and I already saved moolah! Haha. So yeah, this means I’ll be getting PH338 instead of Shiseido Pure White EX. I just don’t know when, hopefully in a couple weeks or so.

PH338
photo taken from the web

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Health, Wellness & Beauty | Reality

Am I getting TOO thin?

By on July 11, 2010

Just a few moments ago, I was in the middle of reading a book I bought on sale the other day when Mama blurted out “Ikaw ga are?” while pointing to the TV. Startled as you could expect, I glanced at the TV to see what she’s talking about. It was tuned to NBN and the woman on the screen was discussing, of all things, anorexia nervosa. Yes, that anorexia nervosa, the eating disorder. Still don’t know what I’m talking about? Let Wikipedia enlighten you:

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by refusal to maintain a healthy body weight, and an obsessive fear of gaining weight due to a distorted self image which may be maintained by various cognitive biases that alter how the affected individual evaluates and thinks about their body, food and eating. AN is a serious mental illness with a high incidence of comorbidity and also the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric disorder.

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Health, Wellness & Beauty

Jumping on the BB Cream bandwagon

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A brief overview of BB creams. The “BB” in BB creams stands for Blemish Balm. Supposedly they came or were developed in Germany as after-laser surgery treatment for some celebrities. However, it is the Korean celebrities who made BB creams popular what with their enviably flawless complexions. BB creams are considered more as makeup than skin care products, but unlike traditional makeup they contain certain ingredients for any or all of the following functions: whitening, anti-aging, SPF protection, anti-acne or anti-blemish, skin tone correction, and can act as makeup primer or foundation. I have no interest in it as makeup per se, but the other functions sound pretty good especially for just one product.

So. After reading quite a bit about BB creams on GT forum, I got carried away by the hype (yet again) and decided to try it out for myself. I got four samplers from eBay: Skin79 VIP GoldSkin79 Hot Pink, Missha M Perfect Cover in shade no. 23 and SkinFood Mushroom Multi-Care in shade no. 2.

bb cream samples
BB cream samples

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Health, Wellness & Beauty | Reality

I Commit To Change!

By on July 10, 2010

i commit to change

My Daily Commitment:

I commit to put away P10 or more each day everyday. It is a small change, but I know it would have a big impact someday.

I commit to change my spendthrift ways. Differentiating wants from needs is a big step. I will spend now, if I need it. Those I want, will be for later if or when I’ve saved up some for them. So help me God.

piggy_bank
I commit to do this everyday (substitute a tin can for the piggy bank though)!

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Reality

Shoot!

By on July 7, 2010
Gloomy Sunday shoot
some shots from our Gloomy Sunday shoot

I miss shooting. My work schedule has been pretty tight these last few months and so I have not had any time to organize even a simple photo shoot. The last time I was able to enjoy using my camera was during our company outing, and I was mostly just capturing the beautiful scenery and fun moments with friends. It still gives a different kind of rush photographing a model: looking for good angles, right lighting and striking poses, tweaking the camera settings to get the effect just right, and finally capturing that elusive moment of beauty that makes all the effort well worth it.

I was lucky that despite my limited experience in photographing (amateur but very pretty) models, I produced some pretty decent images. I was able to qualify (yes, there was a screening) for membership at Model Mayhem. However, I have not had the pleasure of working with anyone (except for Robert who is one of my friends) from the site yet because of time constraints. Someday, I hope.

So. Who wants to be my model? Anyone up for a shoot? Email me and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. ^_^

Have a great day everyone!

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