Surviving Day 1

So yesterday was my second Day 1 in Basic Photography.  It was basically a longer version of my actual first day, only with about 21 more people.  It was nice to see everyone, even if I didn’t really come to know everyone.  I guess what I’m saying is, it’s good to be in a roomful of people who share the same enthusiasms as you.

Anyway, I got to listen to Ador go through his lesson again, and it was very very interesting still.  He was right — the jokes are on repeat too!  But yeah, I still laughed at them as if it’s the first time I’m hearing them.


The class was held in this bunker type space.  I completely fell in love with it the moment I stepped in.  I cannot wait to go back next week!  Hopefully, by then, I would know how to commute and navigate through the area.  I’m thinking of coming in earlier than usual, so I can take photos of the Manila Cathedral.  Even though I’m not Catholic, I cannot deny the kilig I get when I see those old structures standing with such magnificence.  It’s aching to be photographed.

I’m quite ecstatic right now because these classes really remind me of what I really love.  It’s not a bad distraction actually from the drama I’ve subjected myself this year.

So after my first Monday class, I went out for lunch and took a couple of practice shots.  No edits, just a watermark.  What do you think?





These photos were taken at Cibo, Greenbelt 5 last Wednesday, June 12.

Did I get you guys hungry? :p


Last Friday Night

I normally don’t go out.  For some that may seem surprising, considering how loud I am, but really I am more of a sisig and beer kind of person.  Relaxing and just talking in a pub/bar/bistro.  I’m good with a buffet dinner, some drinks, in a good table with couches, ambient lighting and soothing music.

So imagine my surprise when I let my St. Scho ladies drag me to Izakaya last night!  It was a completely different scene for me.  I now I’m old, but yeah.  Hahahahaha.  This was something I don’t usually do.  :)

It all started at Baja Mexican Cafe (?) in Greenbelt 3.

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It was almost uneventful if it weren’t for that sudden whim to watch a movie.

 Dylan and I caught RED at Greenbelt 3.  I wanted to take him to Power Plant Mall, but I didn’t want to push him, so we just went to our comfort zone that is Ayala Malls.  :)  We’ve been meaning to catch that movie for quite sometime now, and we finally got around to doing it.

RED stars Oscar winning actors in their, well… senior form.  Bruce Willis, Frank Moses, plays an ex-CIA agent who is not really adjusting well to his retirement.  He constantly flirts with this pension operator Sarah Ross, played by Mary Louise Parker, by tearing up his pension just to talk to her.  Then one night, an elite group raided his house in attempts to kill him.  I say attempts because in true Die Hard factor, Moses escapes unscathed and goes to Ross to rescue her.

Apparently, that’s how they do it.  They kill everyone you’re close to.

Anyway, Moses rounds up his old gang, Joe Boggs (Morgan Freeman), a lunatic laced on LSD for years as part of a government conspiracy aimed at tracking his neurological functions Martin (John Malkovich), the Russian guy who seems to serve fantastic vodka Ivan (Brian Cox) and the foxy Victoria (Helen Mirren). 

It was hilarious.  Malkovich and his fantastic quips managed to whip new age action stars, scolding them and reminding them that action need not be serious.  They can really use a cue if not more from these veteran actors.

Mirren is the sexiest woman on earth, holding a gun like it’s a cellular phone:  casual and normal.  Nuff said.

Too bad, Red is no longer showing in the theatres.  Dylan and I managed to catch the last stretch of it last week, and well, for those who haven’t watched it, there’s always Pirate Bay. :) 

Rate:  3.5 out of 5 stars