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at-home-movie night

weekends are usually date days for hubby and i.  this satisfies my obsessive need to plan and keeps hubby happy because i dont agitate.

because im supposed to lie low for the last time this month, we i thought of an at-home-movie night and bought one of our more favorite snacks to accompany us and our gurgley tummies.


this was actually an impulsive buy when i went to purchase some coffee beans and found a couple of these on their rack.


the sales lady said it just arrived from who knows where, but i didnt need much to convince me to get a bag.

“its for hubby”, i reasoned.

ok now back to our movie night…HBO asia proudly presents…


we were not able to watch this film on the big screen because hubby is less than enthusiastic to watch anything with singing as part of the screenplay.

this thought makes me laugh because it reminds me of the time i finally got him to watch cine europa with me and i chose a french film


which turned out to be a movie with the whole script sung! hahaha!  he was so bored but i loved the film!

and so when i announced that our at-home-movie-night was going to feature Sweeney Todd, he was a little disheartened


but weighing the odds of not tasting these crunchy rinds


he opted to satisfy my fancy … mental note: check BP! (hehehe!)

tim burton has made some very interesting films.

big fish is one my favorite so far, well, because it has a nostalgic memory attached to it, a christmas my sister and i spent with my then future hubby …

charlie and the chocolate factory is another one.  i saw the original 1971 film which i loved.  i kept describing the story line to hubby (he does not read books) until i thought that he was thinking i was cuckoo with my imagination. then finally burton proved i was sane.

most of tim burtons films are products of a great imagination, mostly interestingly odd stories given a brilliant twist and so, i have high expectations of the demon barber of fleet street

and hubby has greater expectations of porky…


time together makes such happy memories!

until our road trip and newly discovered conveyor laden goodies tomorrow… ciao!
..food photos were taken by hubby with my LX3 & his new off camera strobes


March 21, 2009 Posted by | Gastronomic experience, Meandering, Photography | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

a photographer wannabe’s lazy saturday

i woke up today determined not to do anything productive.  and because this rarely happens i allowed myself a little indulgence by being a bum for a day.

hubby was being his supportive self by cooking breakfast for me and giving me a little tutorial on using my LX3’s flash.


i was never really fond of using any camera flash because it makes my photos washed out but after seeing some great pictures taken by photographers using a flash, i wanted to learn.


i learned that the SLR’s flash produces good photos because you can swirl it around so that the light bounces in the direction you want.  but because im not so thrilled about lugging a bulky flash attachment, hubby made me a makeshift diffuser to place on my LX3’s built in flash.


its the white thingy.  and yes, i know what you’re thinking, it looks like a film roll holder.  apparently it is!  he just placed foil on one part right where the flash will be directed at and …



neat!  ok, now if you’ve been shooting pictures for a long time now, you’re probably saying “you just found this out now?!”  sorry, im a newby!

hubby showed me this round flash attachment which i could use on my macro shots which looks interesting but it costs a fortune for a person on a sabbatical.  so for now, the film roll holder will have to suffice!


*apologies for my choice of subjects to shoot, it was whats within reach!!!*

February 7, 2009 Posted by | Gadgets, Photography | Leave a comment