Sunday, March 28, 2010

Timbaland Shock Value II Concert in Manila

It felt like I was just hanging out in some club/bar and bopping my head to this funky beat all night courtesy of TIMBALAND! Gosh! I believe I can say I'm a fan of him now! haha


Last Saturday, March 27... I trooped to MOA concert grounds...and got ready to stand for hours haha

What amazing stage...what I can see of it from far away in the Bronze section - 2 parking lots away haha - cool background/stage lights!


A sure way for a fundraiser to be a success - turn into a concert highlighted by these fantastic performers!


But one of the reasons I stayed standing all throughout the 5 hours! - (The concert started around 9:45pm after earth hour and ended at 12am!) was because of the bonus of seeing Jojo and Justin Timberlake perform onstage!

Huwow! The body pains were all worth it then haha!


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Sunday, March 21, 2010

from book to gyro to when in rome

if there is such a thing as window shopping...what I experienced last Saturday was
book shopping...and i mean bookstore hopping!

I met up with mJ and EJ to treat them out to a DQ Blizzard which I owe them for the longest time...unfortunately we ended up doing something else...

both voracious readers, ej and mJ kept swapping book recommendations as we trouped from Powerbooks in the 6th level of Shang Plaza (goodness!) and went down to National Bookstore of the same mall... still not satisfied with her purchase, we had to cross over to Edsa Shangri-la hotel to its Fullybooked branch...but still ended up buying our books back in National Bookstore! haha

thanks to these 2, I learned about other books which I could consider for my next readings...

One Day by David Nicholls, about an autistic child
by Mary Ann Shaffer - this is what mJ ended up buying by the way... world war II setting

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame Smith - there's a movie coming out which will star Natalie Portman that's why I heard of this novel...

and even Pinoy books
Para kay B by Ricky Lee - which turned out to be mJ's surprise bday gift to EJ
and a romance from a guy's point of view Vince's Life by Vince O. Teves...

and many others... and I ended up buying Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert which also has a movie coming out this August starring Julia Roberts
I still have a lot of ebooks at home which I'm not even halfway through yet and just added to that Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins - which EJ lent me and mJ borrowed his The Hunger Games...and now Eat Pray Love...

I have the whole summer to squeeze in all my readings and I have nothing else to do anyway? haha


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I am no foodie... and since I don't have the means to travel and I'm usually lazy and my cravings for food is limited to the usual fare of a carnivore anyway ... I don't experiment much on food... so I usually am game whenever my friends string me along to try something new...at least to me that is...

so after our bookstore hopping... we ended up having dinner at CYMA a Greek-inspired restaurant... since both mJ and EJ have been to this resto and recommended this so why not? and since I'm not familiar with the resto or with Greek food - it was a good thing the menu wasn't in Greek kidding! and I just had to order something familiar or maybe not - Lamb Gyro what?! sounds alien for sure! ok they said it was like the Middle Eastern shawarma...so ok let's try that then...and mJ just had to take photos of all our food...

they had to order salad and offered it to me, which I refused of course
though I ate the nuts haha


they ordered the Chicken Gyro (Cyma's Best!) while mine was lamb
a little messy to eat with your hands but delicious nonetheless





and we still had room for dessert though
it seems like something unpalatable...but still it was good

it was melting already! haha


So let me just bring out my two-thumbs for this resto



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days before my getogether with these 2 bookworms, they were suggesting that we watch a movie - Miss you Like Crazy - GAH! I hardly watch any Pinoy movies - my bad! but GAH! I really had to brace myself and go along since both mJ and EJ wants to watch it
GOOD THING! it was no longer showing in the Shang Plaza! wohoo! and since we had too much to eat and had to postpone our DQB to another date we ended up watching - NOT "How to train a Dragon in 3D - that was EJ's earlier suggestion -



huh! seems corny! though this is the first time I'd get to see Josh Duhamel outside Transformers and Kristen Bell, whom I've been hearing much about and just discovered that she is the voice behind Gossip Girl?! - so let's give it a try, right...

and well it was CUTE! that's the only way I can describe this romantic comedy...
something you can watch to kill time haha



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if i have the time, i can be dragged anywhere

I remember one of my friends labeled me as "kaladkarin" because despite me having to commute I still make the effort and go meet up with friends, have dinner dates, spend time watching gigs from QC to Makati to MOA and even have impromptu trips up to Tagaytay
just to have coffee!

Well I had another one last Friday...Cathy just wanted me to go along with her, while her husband attends this meeting with his colleagues... so why not... and as expected the meeting was at Starbucks...in SM! GAH! Oh well I've spent more times in that branch so I guess I'm over my annoyance (I'm quite uncomfortable going to a Starbucks branch in any SM store for some insane reason)

'Twas a good thing at least I had my usual banoffee pie

And as usual, we were the last ones who left that store...and the night was finished, they had to drag me all the way to Nuvali in Sta. Rosa, Laguna to pickup some flyers...
wait! there's more...Yatz had to have his dinner...should be breakfast since it was midnight by that time...all th way back in Jollibee Alabang Town Center (since the other restos were all closed by then and he didn't want to eat in McDo anyway...Chatted for a few more hours and remembered that I have work that morning (it was Saturday by then) and finally brought me home at around 2am?!

Another 3 hours sleep before heading off to work... so what's new?





Monday, March 15, 2010

random lomo shots


I just got back the processed photos from my latest batch of expired 120mm films (for my Holga) and 2 rolls of 35mm films (for my Supersampler)

Since those shots have been pending for so long, it was expected that I can't recall the exact dates the photos were taken...

only of the events or the things I were doing at the time...


Like when I was at a roadtrip down Edsa dor an errand in school...I remember we had to deliver relief goods to Edsa Shrine...so that means this was after Ondoy struck...

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honestly I seldom use my lomo cams because I haven't gone to scenic spots or took a vacation anyway...and whenever I use them on people...the results are quite hmmmm unique I guess haha


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so what i do I usually just end up taking shots of other things...inanimate objects can't complain anyway if the shots turn out blurry or out of focus

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but what I usually end up taking shots of the most is my workplace...
my school...

may it be in Seton South



or in Seton Main...

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and for some reason...I still get different results from
every shot of the same place...

that's what makes these experimental lomo shots FUN!


and what's even weirder...the last few shots I did during the Intrams were so full of color - or maybe not much haha...that I can't tell the difference among the teams! haha

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one thing is for sure...I can't see any GREEN in them...makes me do a double take to check whether that is still Seton haha


so I guess I have to load up on films again for my next random lomo shots

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