Day 14: Eyes

This was a tough one.  Not only is it hard to shoot eyes; it’s also hard to find a person willing to stare at my camera for awhile.

Since we had visitors last night, I decided to make her one of my subjects. :)  Of course for a moment there, I felt like the mean aunt, because in this photo, she just finished crying her eyes out.  I think she was sleepy at the time.

I am planning to redo this soon, prolly when I have more time.

And I know it has been a pretty long period since I last touched on the subject of completing the photography challenge, but I’m still determined to do it all the way through, in spite of the overwhelming amount of paperwork in the office.

Oh, and her name is Madison Sophia. :)


A question and bokeh

I know I have not been writing as much as I should have.  The deadline is just around the corner, and quite frankly, it’s something I cannot ignore anymore.  I have to put in more than what I usually do and do it faster, so I can still have the luxury of having a good enough elbow room to edit, format and unify whatever it is I am required to submit by the end of the month.  Is it exciting?  Somewhat.  Do I feel any pressure right now?  Maybe.

(I just couldn’t help myself.  I had to do a Janina San Miguel question.)

Yesterday, I was browsing through some memos and spotted new information.  According to a new CSC ruling, before any employee can be promoted to an officer grade, he/she must have a Masters degree.  It didn’t state what kind; just have one.  For those who are already officers and still don’t have degrees, they better start getting one then, since they won’t be moving up anytime soon unless that requirement is fulfilled.

I find it quite nonsensical because some people don’t need higher education to perform excellently at their job.  There are tons of successful entrepreneurs who succeeded in their own ventures without even finishing college.  So I don’t understand the reason for this ruling.  Nonetheless, since it’s already there, I would have to comply to it, if I want to move up at all.

Looking at my record, I don’t think an MBA would suit a Journalism graduate.  I am now exploring Creative Writing for my Masters and although it is far from what I am doing now, I don’t think I’d want to take up anything else.  I’m still eager to do my photography classes; maybe when I’ve passed my deadlines, I’ll be more comfortable making plans for a longer period of time.

The only good thing about that CSC ruling?  It forced me to study again.  And I think that’s a good thing.

(Insert nerd theme here.)

How about you?  What do you plan to do to further your education?  Are there any plans at all?  Will you do the same thing to be up for promotion?  Share your thoughts.

Question of the day. And some bokeh for our viewing pleasure. (I wonder if I can pull this off.)

Photo challenge will resume soon!  I promise.  There are very few things that I get to complete in my life — this just has to be one them.

Day 13: Yourself with 13 things

It was a really busy day in the office and in my head, there is no way I will be able to pull off this day’s challenge.  But then I noticed I have so many shit on my desk, it’s impossible for me to not pass this challenge!

When I first started working here, I noticed that there is no way I can put a corkboard.  Everything was cubed and all we had to hold up our most important notes and reminders were magnets.  So, in short, I went on a magnet craze.  I think it was a good month too.  Each time I had free time, I’d drag Anj or Ranna to the nearest National Bookstore and buy magnets.  Anj eventually grew tired of it that when I start to check out magnets, she’ll scream my name.  Like really.  Like a mom saying put that down.  Hahahaha.

So there.  My thirteen magnets.  Actually they’re about 20, but the challenge just asked for 13 so…

Day 12: Sunset

This is the sunset we get at Circle Road.  For a moment, I actually thought that living in the south means it’s a less congested area.  Boy, I thought wrong.

I should re-do this day.  Once I find the opportunity to find a better location.

Day 11: Something blue

Did you have arts and crafts when you were in high school?  We had some in mine, and one project is to make stars.

I made these stars to complete that project.  I still can’t believe it’s still here.  My mother made it part of the decorations of our living room.  I think it’s sweet.

I don’t think she remembers I made them though.  Oh well. :)

I would like to thank my fantastic S95 for having the color accent feature.  I absolutely love this photo.