Wednesday, July 23, 2008

i am back and i am hawt!

your attention please!

i'm back. it's been ages since i wrote my last entry and it was even a blah entry. i had so many photo shoots lined up, my blog had to take a backseat. all weekends of july, i was doing shoots for my friends and fyi, i'm fully booked until august. i'll share those photos in another entry. i have to say this. while i'm writing this entry, i am almost drooling. i just got my braces adjusted and the wires are so tight, it feels like i have hundred tootache all at the same time. my mouth is producing saliva every 3 seconds (sorry that was gross). enough about that.

meanwhile, i just want you all to know that i am back. i got this lovely lovely welcome back present from fellow bloger and friend kiss the bitch:

it's good to know that i still have my magic as your attention wore. thank y'all!

peace out.

ps: i'm so excited for my next entry but i am not sure if i should post it or not. we'll see.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

for the win

your attention please!

did you ever experience that feeling that you're too dead sure you're going to win at something?

well, this entry is about that. the moment i submitted our entry to the tarpaulin design contest sponsored by my account, i knew we're going to bag the top prize. the theme was power of one. an agent empowerment program geared at stressing the importance of each individual contribution to the over-all team's performance.

so this is the winning entry:

i came up with the concept but i asked a good friend for post processing. this photo was shot at around 6:45 am at a cafe near our building. under the early morning heat, i took the photo at the cafe's rooftop.

this is really special to me because this is my first win involving my photography. i hope this is a start of good things about to come. like they say, the best is yet to come. i certainly hope so. i'm keeping my fingers crossed *toes included*. (",)

Thursday, July 3, 2008

its 200mm baby!

your attention please!

it's a Nikon 55-200mm DX VR baby!

i can't wait to use it. imagine all the photo opportunities!

paparazzi mode, eh?

ps: i'm so lazy to take actual pictures. i'll post photos of me with this new piece of joy very soon!

Monday, June 23, 2008

take me to badian

your attention please!

i know it's already the rainy season. but there's something about badian that makes me wish it's still summer. i, along with my friends and work peers, visited this lovely get away last june 14th. it's such a beautiful place. i insist on taking you all for a quick tour.

please take me back to badian.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

512 and still counting

your attention please!

i'm so excited right now. i didn't believe it myself. but it's really happening. so what am i talking about? i'm talking about this.

last march i got 328 hits for my friendster account. i thought this was going to be my all time high. but like they always say, the best is yet to come.

and poof! just like that, i opened my friendster account today and oh em gee!!! i receive a whopping (drum roll please) 512 hits! impossible? NOT! take a look at this baby:

june hasn't really closed yet, so i'm really excited what will be my final tally for this month. is this exciting or what? i think i'm the only person who's really excited. but i don't care. you know, little things excite me and this is definitely one of them. i should probably run a fund raising of some sort. for every hit i receive, i will be donating something to a charitable institution somewhere. but, that's too much i guess. i prefer to just write about this whole thing and make a big deal about it.

this is such a cool thing. this whole friendster hits things really puts me in a spot and validates me as your attention whore. yey! 512 profile views. imagine that's like 22 hits per day. yes, i know my math. that's like 512 spread over 23 days so far for the month of june.

now, if only i could figure out a way to also increase my hits for my blogspot account... (",)

Monday, June 16, 2008

the checklist of the checklist

your attention please!

i was in a bind last week, i was almost overwhelmed with so many things to do. i had a checklist as a matter of fact. so here's a follow-up entry, a checklist of the checklist.

i'm already done with item # 1. i've already posted the photos in my multiply page. here's a sampler:

those cheekbones are to die for! there's more of them. so, when you have time, visit my multiply page. just click here. there are still some unprocessed photos, but these photos will never end up being posted (sigh) anyway. this was the request of my subject, who i fondly call as the chinese (not the english) patient. so, i'm technically done but not really. i know i'm confusing you. let's leave it that way.

i'm still doing item #2. in fairness to me, you can't expect somebody to stort through 147 songs in just on seating you know. 147 songs @ probably 4 minutes each equals 9 hours and more. i'm midway through the playlist. i already have a few favorites. among them are songs from chico sci (i'm not sure if they're local or not) and some songs from other bands. i still have 60 or 70 more songs to go. so, rock on!

items 3 and 4 are a goner. i had so much fun in badian. i'll be posting those photos really soon after i'm done working with the photos i took from the awards night (as mentioned in item #5). as for the photoshoot, it went really well. i've already picked which photos to post. i just need to process them. i'll be able to take care of this once i'm done with our badian photos. see how organized i am? one after the other, awards night photos then badian photos and then lastly the photo set from my most recent photoshoot.

we're down to the last item, item #5: what did i wear last friday?

here's what i wore:

i had to rest my yashmaghs for that night since it was a coat and tie event. i didn't want to wear something really formal so i just threw a cardigan over this black polo that went with a tie. so, it was still a coat and tie number (i think), but very contemporary, not really formal. these photos were taken by my co-team manager inside the office. the composition is perfect don't you agree? she could be a photographer too. i'm so happy my managers and colleagues are supportive (or probably tolerant) of me. as a token of my gratitude, i'd like to give them a first look of their picture together with, no less than, our GM (wearing the violet gown) during the awards night:

aren't they lovely? of course they are. i have fabulous friends you know.

fyi: your attention whore was not in this photo. i was the person behind the lens when this shot was taken. tsk, tsk, one of the downsides of being a photographer. to my dear colleagues, watch out for the complete photo set. i'll be uploading them soon!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

this OC needs some organization

your attention please!

i need some serious organization.

the past few days have been crazy, i've been thrown off balance because i had to change schedules for monday and tuesday to attend an off-site training sponsored and paid by my company (it's the john maxwell leadership summit. sweet!). my body clock has not really reverted to it's normal state and i have had troubles sleeping. i am a normally organized person but i don't get to seem to practice this lately. i'm not sure if it's because i'm sleep deprived, or probably i've become unorganized for the past few days because i've become lazy. thankfully, my office responsibilities are not affected because i still meet my deadlines (kudos to me! you can even ask my boss.). but i have a lot of pending things to do, they are:

1. edit photos from a photo shoot 2 weeks ago. i think i'm midway through the photo set now. but, there's just alot of things to do with the photos, i can't seem to finish it. i've already favorited some photos. actually there's just a few of them, 5 or 8 but it needs some editing primarily because of poor lighting. i plan to complete and finish the editing by sunday so i can post them on monday. the photo on the left is a sneak peek of the shoot. cedric used my ixus to capture the behind the scenes during the shoot.

2. organize my ipod. a good friend recently DL'd songs for me. i have listened to some of the songs but i have not really started moving these songs to my ipod. the selection is really interesting, i have a good feeling i'll enjoy listening to them. but for now, it's still stuck in this small usb stick. i plan to start doing this today just in time for my badian weekend. i plan to listen to the music during the travel to and fro badian, take down mental notes for any song detail that needs correction. i pay attention to the title of the song, the artist's name, whether the spelling is correct or not, categorize each song and attach an an artwork. you know the album cover. quality is also important. when i organize my ipod, i don't simply dump the song in a general playlist, i assign them a particular playlist for ease of finding. i also make sure i don't duplicate songs in my ipod. any duplicate shall be deleted.

3. pack my stuff for the weekend. remember that badian trip that was postponed at the eleventh hour? it's going to push through this saturday. arggh! i haven't even thought of what to bring with me. i'm not even sure if i still have my toiletry kit for the trip. i keep a separate toiletry kit dedicated just for travel purposes. i'm not even sure if the clothes i plan to bring are in my closet. which reminds me, my clothes are still inside a plastic bag. the laundry woman dropped by last monday and wednesday and i haven't took them out from the plastic bags yet. er, this is not happening.

4. conceptualize for the shoot for this weekend. i'll be taking photos of my friend this weekend and i don't have a clear concept yet. it's like my creative juices have been drained. i need inspiration, yet this is so difficult to get when you only get sleep for 3 hours for the past 2 days.

5. decide what outfit to wear for the awards night this friday. yearly, the company i work for recognize outstanding employees for their excellent performance for the previous year. as a team manager, i am invited as a guest, but i'm still not sure what to wear.

that's already 5 and there's more. i also need to do some household chores which include, changing my bedsheet and curtains. so many things to do, so little time.

i'm so sleepy right now but i have to start organizing my ipod. while updating my ipod, i'll browse the internet to get inspiration for the shoot. i'll resume editing the photos when i get back from badian this sunday and i'll pack my stuff for my badian weekend after my friday's shift. there, i think i have it figured it out. i think my organization skills are still with me.

now, what to wear for friday?