Wednesday, March 26, 2008

a friend's passing

when a friend dies, everyone becomes hurt...
though no mere words can ever categorize the sorrow
it's good memories fused with time that helps us through tomorrow


Whenever I think of Kwen, I always picture her wearing a smile on her face.
This is how I will remember you Kwen, the astig girl with a sweet smile.We love you!

Nakachat ko si Anjo last night, sabi nya may benefit gig daw for Kwen.
When: April 3, 2008
Where: Mayrics Espana
Entrance fee: 150 (all proceeds will go to Kwen's family)

Bands playing: SILENT SANCTUARY, Itchyworms, Soapdish, Concretesam, Kamikazee, Chicosci, Typecast, Zipcode etc etc

Up in heaven now you can rest Kwen...

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

A letter for an ex-lover

Found this one in the Daily Blabber. Can be pretty useful:) A letter for an ex lover written by John Mayer.

Dear Ex Lover,
Perhaps you didn't understand the last time I told you to stop contacting me, so I'll do my best to spell it out for you. I do not wish to have you in my life anymore. I don't know how much more clear I can be about it. It would serve you best to move on with your life and find someone who can put up with you, because I'm done trying.
I hope this is enough closure for you.

P.S. If you need me, you know how to find me.

Monday, March 10, 2008

I could not ask for more....

This song best explains how i feel about my relationship with my part time lover, full time bestfriend-- Micmac:)

Sunday, March 9, 2008

bubbling my fears away

*** Feb 16-17 @ Dive and Trek
*** My Intro dive
*** Dive Master: BQ Quilala IV
*** Dive buddies: Micmac, Carlo, Glenn and Thomas
*** First Lesson in Diving: ALWAYS REMEMBER TO BREATHE
-- which i forgot to do during my first attempt hahaha!:) HYPERVENTILATION
*** Equalize every now and then
*** Fishes are safe, they don't bite! (I'm still scared of them)
*** Underwater photos make me calm:)
*** I realized that there's more underneath the sea than just merely lying on the sand;)
*** Next Stop: PADI Open Water Diver Certification Course
*** "Money"ger: Michael Peter Macalua
*** Consume BULALO right away before the soup thickens
*** Buko juice is actually 1 liter of H2o haha:)
*** Glenn, we jump after 3!:)
*** Shorefront Garden Variety Divers Association Inc.(Founder: Tita Carlo)

Conquering my fear of deep waters was a liberating experience. FEAR Holds us all back - keeping our lives small and our potential un-reached. After this diving trip, I feel larger than life again. I am confident that I can do more things, I'm no longer confined in the four corners of the "what-if" world. Now I'm excited to explore my life further and be adventurous.

b&w leaves

this shot is from sumulong farm...from my grandma's garden...

Friday, March 7, 2008

name and birthday identity

My friend LJ sent me this link and asked me to try it. Out of boredom, I clicked on the link
and entered my birthday and later on my name. It was a nice breather out of freezing boredom in the office;) Those that are highlighted are the things I agree about myself. It's pretty amazing how your name and birth date can say so much about you. TRY IT TOO:)

23 August 1984

Your date of conception was on or about 1 December 1983 which was a Thursday. ***dad and mom were nasty ha ha!***

You were born on a Thursday
under the astrological sign Leo.
Your Life path number is 8.

Your fortune cookie reads:
Avert m
isunderstanding by calm, poise and balance. ***totally me he he!***

Life Path Compatibility:

You are most compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 2, 4, 8, 11 & 22.
You should get along well with those with the Life Path number 6.

You may or may not get along well with those with the Life Path numbers 1 & 5.
You are least compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 3, 7 & 9.

***quick check: Micmac is 11, my two exes are 3 and 9 go figure!***

The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2445935.5.
(Julian date: The number of days since noon 4713 BC January 1.)
The year 1984 was a leap year.

Your birthday falls into the Chinese year beginning 2/2/1984 and ending 2/19/1985.
You were born in the Chinese year of the Rat.

Your Native American Zodiac sign is Bear; your plant is Violets.

You were born in the Egyptian month of Paopy, the second month of the season of Poret (Emergence - Fertile soil).

Your date of birth on the Hebrew calendar is 25 Av 5744.
Or if you were born after sundown then the date is 26 Av 5744.

Right now I am...
As of 3/6/2008 4:07:32 PM EST
You are 23 years old.
You are 283 months old.

You are 1,228 weeks old.
You are 8,596 days old.
You are 206,320 hours old.
You are 12,379,207 minutes old.
You are 742,752,452 seconds old.

Celebrities who share your birthday: *** Kobe Bryant is the only one I know in this list tee-hee***
Kobe Bryant (1978)Nicole Bobek (1977)River Phoenix (1970)
Shelley Long (1949)Rick Springfield (1949)Barbara Eden (1934)
Mark Russell (1932)Vera Miles (1930)Gene Kelly (1912)

Top songs of 1984 ***I'm actually mind-singing the tune of every song while reading this***
Like a Virgin by MadonnaWhen Doves Cry by Prince
Jump by Van HalenFootloose by Kenny Loggins
What's Love Got to Do with It by Tina TurnerAgainst All Odds by Phil Collins
I Just Called to Say I Love You by Stevie WonderGhostbusters by Ray Parker Jr.
Karma Chameleon by Culture ClubWake Me Up Before You Go-Go by Wham!

Your age is the equivalent of a dog that is 3.36438356164384 years old. (Life's just a big chewy bone for you!) ***arf arf**

Your lucky day is Sunday.

Your lucky number is 1 & 4.
Your ruling planet(s) is Sun.
Your lucky dates are 1st, 10th, 19th, 28th.
Your opposition sign is Aquarious.
Your opposition number(s) is 8.

Today is not one of your lucky days! :( i know

There are 170 days till your next birthday on which your cake will have 24 candles.

Your birthstone is Peridot : The Mystical properties of Peridot

Peridot is used to help dreams become a reality.

Some lists consider these stones to be your birthstone. (Birthstone lists come from Jewelers, Tibet, Ayurvedic Indian medicine, and other sources)
Sardonyx, Diamond, Jade

Your birth tree is :
Cedar, the Confidence ***clap clap i'm so feeling!***

Of rare beauty, knows how to adapt, likes luxury, of good health not in the least shy, tends to look down on others, self-confident, determined, impatient, wants to impress others, many talents, industrious, healthy, optimism, waiting for the one true love, able to make quick decisions.

The moon's phase on the day you were

born was waning crescent.

Thursday, August 23, 1984

Moon's age (days): 26
Distance (Earth radii): 58.40
Percent Illumination 11.75%
Ecliptic latitude (degrees): 3.87
Ecliptic longitude (degrees): 104.52

Candice Aquino

There are 13 letters in your name.
Those 13 letters total to 62
There are 7 vowels and 6 consonants in your name.

What your first name means:

***Candice Bergen:)***

HebrewFemaleFamous bearer: American actress Candice Bergen. ***I'm really named after her. She's my Dad's crush***
EnglishFemaleVariant of Candace: ancient hereditary title used by Ethiopian queens.

Your number is: 8 ***same as my life path number***

The characteristics of #8 are: Practical endeavors, status oriented, power-seeking, high-material goals.

Your Soul Urge number is: 7

A Soul Urge number of 7 means:
With a number 7 Soul Urge you are very fond of reading, and retreating to periods of being alone and away from the disruptions of the outer world. You like to dream and develop you idealistic understandings, to study and analyze, to gain knowledge and wisdom. You may be too laid back and withdrawn to really succeed in the business world, and you will be much more comfortable in circumstances that are tolerant of your reserve, your analytical approach, and your desire to use your mind rather than your physical being.

You are very timid around people that you don't know very well, so much so at times that casual conversation and social situations can be strained. You tend to repress your emotions to the extend that some people have a good bit of difficult understanding you. You tend to be very selective with friends and you don't easily adapt to new environments or to new people very quickly.

The negative traits of the 7 include becoming too much the introvert and isolated from others.

Your Inner Dream number is: 1

An Inner Dream number of 1 means:
You dream of being a leader and one who is in charge. You want to be known for your courage, daring, and original ideas. You seek unconquered heights. People may get a first impression that you are very aggressive and sure of yourself.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

simplicity = power

What if all you can see is in black and white? Some people may say that it's dull and boring. That's not surprising since we now live in a world of bright lights and colors.

I find black and white photos beautiful and dramatic. When I see black and white photos in galleries and web blogs, it never fail to give me a strong impression. I love the simplicity, the drama and the focus on the subject. No colors that will distract you from the details.

I've been taking a couple of photos in black and white this week and did a couple of readings about black and white photography. Being able to see past the color is a critical skill in black and white photography. Scenes that work especially well in black and white photography are those that have strong patterns, textures, angles, tones, shadows and light perspectives. Tried this few pointers I got and took a couple of snaps.

Looking at this photos I took this week, it kinda gives me a sense of power to be able to create this dramatic pictures, with so little.. just black and white.