coffee shots & random ramblings

translating my current state of mind into words and pictures, one cup of coffee at a time
Limelight Sketch Book Dotted Notebook

Initial Review: Limelight Sketch Book Dotted Notebook

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Turquoise Pilot Metropolitan Retropop + Diamine Marine

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Intermittent Fasting

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Kokuyo Systemic Refillable Notebook Cover

Review: Kokuyo Systemic Refillable Notebook Cover

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Making money from my passion (reading)

By on August 26, 2010

readbud - get paid to read and rate articles

I just joined this site this morning and I already earned $1.30! It may not seem like much, but the thing is I had fun in the process. After all, I am a voracious reader and my poor myopic eyes are proof of that. Haha. All I had to do was sign up, choose my topics of interest and read and rate articles presented to me. That easy. I would have earned more if there were more available articles. Crossing my fingers that there will be even more articles to read and rate tomorrow. Anywho, here are several screencaps as proof:

Registration is free. The minimum payout is $50 via Paypal. They have a referral system so you could earn more. I will be updating my earnings every few days until I can finally cash out. Can’t wait! =]

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Borrowed Happiness

By on August 8, 2010

Like I said in one of my previous posts, happiness belongs to kids. Growing up, growing older, they take a big toll on our outlooks. We may say we are becoming wiser, more mature, but in reality we’re just getting more cautious, more jaded, more cynical. Sad but true. Pure, unadultered happiness is but a pipe dream. Only snatches are possible. Pieces and fragments like sunshine reflected off the shards of a broken mirror. Only teasing the senses. But never quite filling the hunger.

The only thing that’s real is pain.

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Music | Randomness

Music Therapy (snippets)

By on July 31, 2010

Just some disjointed thoughts here. In no mood to post in complete sentences. And in a bit of a hurry too. Anywho. Some lines from random songs that I gotta put up as my Facebook status sometime:

  • Brainstorm, take me away from the norm. (Amber, 311)
  • They love to tell you “Stay inside the lines”, but something’s better on the other side. (No Such Thing, John Mayer)
  • This is ten percent luck, twenty percent skill, fifteen percent concentrated power of will, five percent pleasure, fifty percent pain and a hundred percent reason to remember the name. (Remember the Name, Fort Minor)

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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.

photo taken from the web

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