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TO NO ONE, FROM NO ONE  01.

"You woke up on the wrong side of the bed. You feel nothing but crap. It’s just one of those days; that’s what you want to believe. You sulk over something that is void. You swim deeper and settled for naught. And you liked it. You sat there and embraced all the emotional bullying you’re giving yourself." 

July 30, 2014 at 07:57pm

CAMP JOHN HAY — 2nd Anniversary.

Baguio is not a new place to me. I’ve been there quite a few times; it is not that far from where I live, I mean if you consider a 5-6 hr drive not too far. It holds the memories of one of the best Christmases of my life. Despite the familiarity with the city, I actually never got to know it. After Nikk and I went there together for the first time last year—for a family shoot we did for a friend—I began to see the city in a new light. The place became special to us since then. That is why we decided to celebrate our 2nd anniversary there. Second reason was because the cold climate from where I live was starting to go back to normal and we wanted more of that sweater weather. 

Camp John Hay used to be the R&R facility of the U.S. Armed Forces in the Philippines. Now, it is owned by a private developer and only a portion by the government. The place have vacation houses, hotels, shopping center, golf course, and many more. We didn’t get to do all the other fun activities there. We just had a scrumptious baby back ribs for lunch and coffee after with friends. This is my most favorite part of the city; mainly because there are lesser people here—which is probably just because we went there on a Monday—and, well, trees. I love trees! 

Canon AE-1P // Schlecker-Fotoland AS 200

July 29, 2014 at 11:18pm

PIZZA VOLANTE — 2nd Anniversary

Nikk and I celebrated our 2nd anniversary last February 2! Way overdue post for it. We went to Baguio to celebrate; we couldn’t get enough of the cold weather in Antipolo that time. Haha! 

We ate at Volante on our first day. Our staple order in any restaurant we haven’t tried yet, that is if they have it in their menu, is Pesto Pasta and a Chef’s choice pizza. 

Food was OK. The service is very slow! Haha! Nonetheless, we liked it. Not sure if we were just hungry. :p

Canon AE-1P // Tudorcolor XLX 200

July 28, 2014 at 09:00pm

RANDOM SUNDAYS — 2.

TV shows that are currently eating my time:

  • The Newsroom - Thought I wouldn’t like this show when my cousin was introducing it to me. Absolutely love it now! 
  • Shameless US - I am in no way stigmatizing Brit teens, but are they really this fucked up? Shameless, Skins?
  • The Mindy Project - I totally love Chris Messina here and totally hate him on The Newsroom! Confusing.
  • Vikings - Ragnar is a real eye candy.
  • Orange Is The New Black - Still not sure if I’m going to continue this one. The first episode was meh. I might still give it another try though. A lot of people I know love this show. 

What are the shows you’re currently watching?

Canon AE-1P // Kodak Ektar 100

July 27, 2014 at 10:46pm

MISSION TO UNDERSTAND.

I’ve always wanted to be an ant if I’m given a chance to be anything for a day. They’re small. They have real families. They work in communities. They even have a caste system. Very complex life for very tiny creatures. 

Will McAvoy, if you watch The Newsroom you’d know him, is on this “mission to civilize” other people — at least on the show. I am, on the other hand, on the mission to understand. I guess we are all on that mission. I want to understand how others live their lives, how they feel, how they react. I want to understand what life is for them. I don’t know, may be in some ways those understandings will give me an idea how to live my own life. Or it can also be that I’m just one curious cat.

That’s what The Big Blog Exchange is all about. I realized when I read my previous post that I didn’t really get to introduce what it is I am asking you to vote for. I just assumed everyone is familiar with it. What is the purpose of it? Why do I need to win? Why should I win? 

The Big Blog Exchange is run by Hostelling International. Their project is to have 16 passionate bloggers swap blogs and countries for 10 days.

I really can’t think of anything that sets me apart from all the hopeful bloggers who joined the contest as well. We all want to travel. We all want to have — and share — that experience of a lifetime. I cannot say I want this badly more than them. We all want this badly. Idk. I guess you guys can be the judge of that? 

I am still asking for your support. You can use all your active email address to vote for me. May be you can also ask your siblings and other family members. Hahaha! Nah, I was just kidding. But if you want to and they’re willing, I would very muh appreciate it. Hihi! :3

Click ‘vote for me’ here. Enter your email address and they will send a confirmation email for your vote.:) Very simple. Thank you so much for all the people who’ve already voted for me.

P.S. First photo was taken by my lover. 

Canon AE-1P // Ilford XP2 Super 400 // PaRodinal

July 26, 2014 at 08:02pm


 
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