Photos of My Life No. 7: My Gadgets
Posted on: 16th of December 2010
| Under: Life & Love
Taking some time off wedding planning, here’s an overdue post on my seventh Photos of My Life: My Gadgets, as requested by Vince (duhdoctor) on Twitter.
Productivity and Gaming:
- iPhone 3GS: This was the hubby’s old iPhone, before he upgraded to an iPhone 4. I don’t plan on upgrading, until they release the white iPhone! :)
- Blackberry Curve 8320: I had a short love affair with Blackberries before I switched to the iPhone. I gave up on it when it started slowing down and dying unexpectedly. I use it as an extra phone now.
- Motorola V3 in hot pink: This phone is almost 5 years old and should really retire soon, but I still use it as an extra phone when traveling.
- iPod Touch: This is actually the hubby’s, but he passed it on to me when he got his first iPhone. I used it mainly as a gaming device. =P
- iPod Nano: The hubby got this for me several Christmases ago. :)
- Nintendo Game Boy Micro: I only play Mario Brothers on this =D
- 13″ Macbook Pro: Replaced my old White Macbook for this last year.
- iPad: This makes browsing on the internet easier and more convenient while in bed. Great for reading e-books, and an awesome gaming device too. I’m currently addicted to Jenga HD. =P We’re also using this for our wedding reception. :)
- Fisheye 2: I’ve had this since last year, but I haven’t had time to use it. :(
- Vivitar PN2011: I used to use this a lot. Makes pretty panoramic photos.
- Fujifilm Instax Mini 7S: I bought this to replace my polaroid when they stopped making films. This develops smaller prints than the real polaroid, but I love it just the same.
- Canon Ixus 80 IS: My trusty point and shoot. It’s two years old, but it still takes pretty photos. :)
- Holga 120 CFN: I love Lomography and the pretty photos it develops. Haven’t used this in ages, because thanks to iPhone apps, I get to digitally process my photos looking like lomo shots now.
- Polaroid Spirit 600. This is love! I still have one unused film, which I’m saving to use on a special occasion. I have a Polaroid i-Zone too, but I left that in Manila.
- What I use most of the time: Canon 350 D and extra 50mm lens. This still works like a charm, but we really should upgrade soon! :)
What about you guys, what gadgets do you use?
** For more photo requests, please comment in my Photos of My Life post. **
Photos of My Life No. 6: My Favorite Non-Fiction Book
Posted on: 20th of July 2010
| Under: Geek Talk
For my sixth Photos of My Life, Faye requested a photo of my favorite non-fiction book.
If you don’t already know, I am a bit of a bookworm. For the past couple of months, I have set aside shopping for clothes, shoes and makeup, and replaced it with trips to the bookstore instead. Every single week I buy about two to three new books to add to my reading pile. It’s such an expensive hobby (which is why I love book sales and coupons!), but something I just can’t seem to live without. My goal of books to read this year is fifty, and I’m glad to say that I am already on my thirty-first book. That’s already past my twenty-seven books for the whole of 2009. :)
Most of my reads are fiction, but I do pick up several non-fictions from time to time. My current favorite is Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love.
Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
I read Eat Pray Love two years ago, and it was one exciting book that I just couldn’t put down. It was a delight to experience the author’s path to self-discovery through her adventures of food, travel, love and inner peace. A book filled with both humor and positive life realizations. It made me itch to pack my bags and go on a year-long travel around the world.
The movie adaptation of the book coming in August is definitely something that I’m looking forward to. I normally find movie versions of my favorite books a letdown, but I think experiencing Eat Pray Love visually would still be a nice treat for a travel junkie like me.
What about you guys? What’s your favorite non-fiction book? :)
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Photos of My Life No. 5: My Favorite Outfit
Posted on: 10th of July 2010
| Under: Fashion & Beauty
For my fifth set of Photos of My Life, Ate Janz requested a photo of my favorite outfit.
My fashion style is mostly on the safe side. I prefer buying classic pieces that won’t go out of style, so about eighty percent of my wardrobe consists of plains and basics. I don’t have a lot of printed stuff. However, I do have one printed dress that I really really like.
My leopard print bubble dress:
Leopard print bubble dress (SM Department Store), paired with my comfy brown flats (Rubi/Cotton On) and necklace (which I made).
It’s such a comfy and versatile dress. I can wear it on a casual stroll at the mall with a pair of flats, or for a night out of drinks and dancing paired with killer heels. Even my sister likes it. She has one too, which she wore during our ROM. :)
I love SM! They’re always stocked with gorgeous clothes and accessories at affordable prices. I grabbed this dress as soon as I laid my eyes on them. I just knew it was a keeper! =P
Anyway, because of this photo project, I ended up having a mini photo shoot with the husband earlier. =D
Photo by: scrufus.
Photos of My Life No. 4: Living Room Tour
Posted on: 17th of June 2010
| Under: Artsy Fartsy
, Life & Love
The disadvantage of not owning your own house/apartment is the restriction of designing your space as you please. Renting means no renovation or any major changes to the structure of the unit. You just have to make use of what you have.
The husband and I are quite lucky, because our rented flat is pretty well designed. All we needed to do was to add several accessories and decorations, and we were all set.
For my fourth Photos of My Life, an anonymous reader requested a room tour. But since that person’s request didn’t indicate any particular room, I’ll just show you the first thing you’ll see as you enter our flat–The Living Room.
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Our small living room, composed of two leather armchairs, a coffee table, a built-in entertainment console/ledge against three glass walls, bulit-in shelves, floor pillows, and a small bookshelf. All the built-in fixtures (shelves, entertainment console, glass walls) together with the armchairs and coffee table, were already in the flat when we moved in. Everything else is ours.
Towards the left are the doors leading to the two rooms, while the door to the far wall slides to the kitchen and the extra bathroom. Behind the glass wall with shelves is the storeroom.