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Lights and Shadows

hubby has always been into photography and i must say, he’s got talent!

his equipment started with a digital camera upgraded into a DSLR. various lenses were acquired and now, its flash that he’s crazy about.

ive never liked the camera flash because, well, i prefer warm lighting in my photos. but when i saw what strobes, and creativity could do, i was amazed!


i never knew lights and shadows could be so beautiful in photographs



but its all very complicated, the angles and lighting and other technical equipment…

…i think ill stick with my macro shots and let him take care of the strobes



April 24, 2009 Posted by | Gadgets | , , | Leave a comment

Flipping Through Pages

ive always loved books.

infact, my favorite place as a child was the city library (obviously not in manila as i wish they would make libraries here more updated and enjoyable to visit). hubby has always dubbed me as a nerdy bookworm because of this fact but honestly, i’ve never outgrown my love for reading.

now, if it wasnt for Toni of Wifey Steps, i wouldnt have known yesterday was World Book Day!


April 23 has been chosen by UNESCO to promote reading, publishing and the protection of intellectual property. their aim is to encourage everyone, especially young people, to discover the pleasure of reading.

so here are my answers to Wifey Steps’ World Book Day questions:

1. What books are you currently reading?
Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

2. What books are on your to-be-read list?

* Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
* Summer crossing by Truman Capote
* Dust by Martha Grimes
* Your first job by Neslson Dy
* Blue ocean strategy by Kim & Mauborgne

-my outlet for stress, aside from discovering new food finds that is, is hanging out at bookstores. now, during the past month’s stressful event, i had gone crazy book shopping which leaves me with a number of new books on my shelf still untouched!

3. What book/s would you recommend?
*To kill a mockingbird Harper Lee -such a moving novel and is one of my favorite!
*Orange girl by Jostein Gaarder – a book brilliantly composed!
*The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
– it talks about your “personal legend – what you have always wanted to accomplish. whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it’s because it’s your mission on earth”. a wonderful read!

4. What book made you fall in love with reading?
Nancy Drew mysteries: the hidden staircase =)


i got so hooked with nancy drew when i was a kid!

5. Do you have a book collection you’re proud of?
ive been wanting to complete Jostein Gaarder’s novels but i just havent gotten around to doing it. some of his books are so hard to find! i think only 9 of his novels are translated in English but the rest are in Norwegian. So far the 3 books that i’ve read (Orange Girl, Solitaire Mystery, and Christmas Mystery) are really wonderful!  they start out with a classic plot but turn into a story so interesting its hard to put down.

Now its your turn to share…

what books have you been flipping through the pages of lately?

April 24, 2009 Posted by | Meandering | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments