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translating my thoughts into words and pictures, one cup of coffee at a time

Newly-born Adult

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Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet

Random Gift from the Hubby 🧡

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Dr. Martens Combs Kids

Black Dr. Martens Combat Boots

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040120 Life so far

Life so far

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Borrowed Happiness

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)

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

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

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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Health, Wellness & Beauty | Reality

Am I getting TOO thin?

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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