Thursday, August 27, 2009



William Ernest Henley.

OUT of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

finding my stride with my Holga

I do think I know what style I'd like to experiment with my Holga...


and here is my 1st shot at using 35mm film with my Holga 120

end result? OVEREXPOSED!

so all the photos I had to edit thru adobe photoshop

I really have to learn to tape the batteries haha
better luck on my next try!

to view more of the photos go to lomoismypastime
or check out my flickr photostream

Monday, August 24, 2009

food never looked this good

Thanks to Katek for showing me this website
where you can play around with your flickr photos and
do almost about anything haha...

and since I'm having fun with it...
let me show just one photo

balay indang food


click here to go to my flickr photostream

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

there are losing games still worth watching

One thing I discovered while watching last weekend's ball game
between La Salle & Ateneo is that there are games that are so BORING!
that it would be more fun just to take pictures of each other!

The earlier match up between La Salle & Ateneo was MORE EXCITING than this recent game...
it was so HO-HUM! Gosh!

Even if we lost that day - yet again - there are games worth watching...especially in the company of good friends!

to view more of the photos that day click on the image above

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

lomography as a pastime

After seeing my test shots using my new Holga Starter Kit
here are the lessons I've learned so far:

In taking indoor shots...

use bulb setting as much as possible to add more light to dark shots

avoid taking photos of moving objects...
either you don't move
or make them stop moving haha

don't use a white background when taking a photo of someone
in a dark place
and at the same time using your white flash

result: overexposure!

and finally I'm learning to love making multiple exposures!

I'm ready to have fun with another set of films!

To view more of the photos click any of the photo above
or go to my
flickr photostream

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

a former student of mine is spotted in Jollibee TV ad

I just had a former student of mine visit me this afternoon...
He came home early from his prelim exams and decided to dropby my office and complain about how hard it is in college...yada yada and all that stuff!
And basically he admitted that he just wanted someone to talk to haha
I guess I'd be seeing more unexpected visits from him in the future...

And if you want to know who I'm referring to...then try spotting him in this TV ad from Jollibee

Dugtong Buhay 5 @ ESS Main Campus

Here's the link to a few photos
I took during the bloodletting event
at Seton Main Campus
last July 31 & August 1, 2009.
(click on the photo above)

Also check out this facebook photo album
to see more photos during this event.
Photos courtesy of Doc Che.
(click on the photo above)

You can also view more photos taken by a former student of mine
who was one of those Seton alumni who were Red Cross volunteers too
Photos from Jonathan

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Former President Cory Aquino was awarded the Elizabeth Seton Medal

The HS students of Elizabeth Seton School main campus in Las PiƱas City (will) visit the grave of Former President Cory Aquino at Manila Memorial Park today and tomorrow.

I accompanied my first year HS students this morning and we said a prayer for her...And we also discovered that Tita Cory was awarded the Elizabeth Seton Medal by the College of Mount Saint Vincent.
The College of Mount Saint Vincent was founded by the Sisters of Charity of New York, the same congregation founded by St. Elizabeth Seton. The college is actually inspired by the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Cory Aquino graduated from this college in 1953 and when she returned to the US as president, she received the College's highest honor - The Elizabeth Seton Medal. (Incidentally, the Elizabeth Seton Medal is also given as the highest honor to a graduating HS student in ESS)

And together with the whole nation and the rest of world, the College of Mount Saint Vincent mourns the death of the former president.


College of Mount Saint Vincent Mourns the Death of the Hon. Corazon Cojuangco Aquino, Former President of the Philippines

8/3/2009 - The College of Mount Saint Vincent mourns the death and celebrates the life of our alumna, the Hon. Corazon Cojuangco Aquino, former President of the Philippines.

Corazon Aquino graduated from the College of Mount Saint Vincent in 1953. She earned a major in French and a minor in Mathematics and later studied law at Far Eastern University in Manila. She was the first female President of the Philippines and Asia’s first female President, serving from 1986 to 1992...

...There are heroic figures in history. Corazon Aquino is one of them. The College of Mount Saint Vincent is very proud to have been an influence in her life, and she was unwavering in her affection for the College. She returned to Mount Saint Vincent to receive the Doctor of Humane Letters honoris causa, to be honored with the College’s Saint Vincent de Paul Award at the annual Scholarship Tribute Dinner, and to receive the College’s highest honor, The Elizabeth Seton Medal.

Corazon Aquino will be rightly memorialized in many ways, but we know that, in her humility, she would be most honored by those who seek to emulate her virtues.

Charles L. Flynn, Jr.

to read the rest of the article click here

when La Salle and Ateneo wore one color

We all know that for the past week, a prominent citizen of our country passed on to meet her Maker - the one we all know as Tita Cory...and what better way to commemorate her is to wear her color - yellow!

And I could not have thought that the day would come that Lasallistas and Atenistas will put down their rivalry even for one game and as one honor the icon of democracy and wear yellow!

Goodness! You can hardly see who were Lasallians and who were from The Ateneo when the cameras panned out in the crowd...Gosh! Such overwhelming show of support for Tita Cory and her family...and her grandchildren who were watching the UAAP game last Sunday, August 9 (9th day of Tita Cory) I bet highly appreciated this gesture ... you can't tell where they were seated, I would not have known if I did not read the twitter updates of @jiggycruz who I believe were seated at the Archers' side of the court ...but hey! you can't hardly tell which side is which except for some sprinkling of blue and green shirts

Huwow! and that was one AWESOME and stressful game! I shouted myself hoarse when the final buzzer for the 4th quarter sounded! but hey! That was a good game Ateneo! Congrats!

To see more photos of us watching the DLSU-ADMU game at National Sports Grill, Greenbelt 3 click here

Thursday, August 6, 2009

my charming new charms

I was expecting this package I ordered for days...
And finally I got it!
This surely made my day! wohoo!

As you can see what really attracted me to this particular Harry Potter charm
(is not the book, book 3 is my fave book)
is because it was GREEN!!!!
and had a cat as a charm with it!
Crooshanks right? oops! sorry I forgot the name haha

And I just can not NOT include an order of another Starbucks item!
It has my fave banoffee! wohoo!

To see more of her items go to

Monday, August 3, 2009

let it rain by Julianne

It's been raining again... so this fan made video seems apt for the weather these days...

Let it Rain
music and lyrics by Julianne