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1. Dew Drops, 2. The Mansion House Garden, 3. The Cross, 4. Slippers, 5. Christmas Lights, 6. Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere. – Blaise Pascal, 7. “Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.” – Norman Vincent Peale, 8. Nature’s Bow, 9. Hibiscus, 10. Laced Christmas Lights, 11. Ginisa, 12. Ha! Ha!, 13. The Doll of ’82, 14. Continue the rhyme, 15. After the fight, 16. Mga Ipit (Cloth Clips), 17. Lines and Haiku, 18. The View from our House, 19. Illuminate, 20. Give me some of that…

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First Explore

24Nov06

Laced Christmas Lights

Surprisingly, this image made it to explore in flickr. My favorite was the first “Christmas Light Experiment” I posted in another entry.

Anyway, to achieve this effect, I got lucky! 🙂 Well, I started by setting the camera to shutter speed priority. Then I set it to 10 secs. After releasing the shutter button, I moved the camera diagonally, making sure I keep my hand steady throughout the exposure.

Advance Merry Christmas everyone =)


True Love

22Nov06

True love shall see through the dark
We shall seek each others hand
In the emptiness darkness brings
I know you are the light
– By Imnas

True Love

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte is one of the most famous British novels of all time.

Quotes from the book:

“It seemed as if my tongue pronounced words without my will consenting to their utterance: something spoke out of me over which I had no control. – Jane Eyre (Chapter 4)

Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last.

“It is not violence that best overcomes hate — nor vengeance that most certainly heals injury.” – Chapter 6

“What a singularly deep impression her injustice seems to have made on your heart… Would you not be happier if you tried to forget her severity, together with the passionate emotions it excited? Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity, or registering wrongs.” – Helen to Jane Chapter 6

And my favorite…

“I don’t think, sir, that you have a right to command me, merely because you are older than I, or because you have seen more of the world than I have; your claim to superiority depends on the use you have made of your time and experience.” – Jane to Mr. Rochester


Lines and Haiku

The line of nature
Feeds the eye and mind with awe
A natural flow
– By Imnas Sainita

Haiku s a mode of Japanese poetry, the late 19th century revision by Masaoka Shiki of the older hokku, the opening verse of a linked verse form, haikai no renga. The traditional hokku consisted of a pattern of approximately 5, 7, and 5 morae, phonetic units which only partially correspond to the syllables of languages such as English. It also contains a special season word (the kigo) representative of the season in which the renga is set, or a reference to the natural world.

Hokku usually combine two (or rarely, three) different phrases, with a distinct grammatical break (kireji) usually at the end of either the first five or second seven morae. These elements of the older hokku are considered by many to be essential to haiku as well, although they are not always included by modern writers of Japanese “free-form haiku” and of non-Japanese haiku.

Senryu is a similar poetry form that emphasizes humor and human foibles instead of seasons, and which may not have kigo or kireji. – Source: Wikipedia


Please Don't Eat Me_Color

 And the black and white version… (Attempting image post processing hi-hi-hi)

Please Don't Eat Me_B/W

An M n M dispenser my mother bought in duty free. It’s a nifty one. We had to pull the golf club that was held by the yellow mnm to get the chocolates =)

I was tempted to take a shot of the whole thing but I was more ‘captivated’ with the expression of the red one. It’s positioned as if it was scared to be eaten =)


Ha! Ha!

21Nov06

Christmas Lights

Experimenting with my camera. I took a shot of the Christmas lights in the house. Set the shutter speed to 10 seconds and moved the camera diagonally like so. This was my first shot and I got lucky. In my other attempts, I did not obtain the same results. Advance Merry Christmas everyone =)

When I posted these images in flickr, some were surprised that we had Christmas lights set up already. Here in the Philippines, when the “-er” months (September, October, etc.) starts, so does the “Christmas Spirit”. Back in Manila, Christmas songs were already playing in the malls before October! And right now, we have carolers almost everyday. Yes, that’s Christmas in the Philippines =) Usually, my mother would decorate for Christmas on the second week of November.

For the other images, kindly click on the links below: Or to see my photostream, click here

1. Laced Christmas Lights, 2. motion,3. Playing with Christmas Lights, 4. flow – Christmas Lights

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