How I spent my Lenten 2013
March 28, 2013
Alay Lakad. I never, in my life participated this event before. Even though I’m originally from Antipolo City but for the sake of blogging and friendship I tried to walk with a mob of so called believers. It is indeed an oxygen depriving hike and we really had a struggle to walk with a bandwagon of practitioners not to mention that I’m only carrying my camera without any strap.
My original plan was to spend the night at Hiro’s place since he promised that we’ll eat a lot and play X-box but my life is simply grander because of my spontaneous friends. Might be doing it again next year.
Therapeutic chain of events.
March 25, 2013
I was able to meet-up with my friend, Olive, somewhere in Pampanga during my three day stay there. She’s surprisingly tall and I sincerely love her voice! It sounds somehow different on the phone and on Skype where we used to jam late at night annoying our neighbors trying to catch some sleep. We spent our time together singing, playing the guitar in real life and we watched a movie as well.
It’s our first time to meet in person by the way but we feel very comfortable with each other. I believe it’s because we’re both nurses and we have so much in common. Feels good! Life is so much better outside the internet. Seriously.
WB 1771 El Pueblo
March 19, 2013
WB stands for WineBar. It is a perfect place to hangout for young and working professionals. It might look somewhat expensive but it’s not and it’s surprisingly affordable! We were invited for the wine tasting and we were taught about the origin of the wines, its raw ingredients, the right way to handle a wine glass and why wine lovers love to sniff it. There’s a technique to enjoy your wine and one approach is to share it with friends. We tried different wines progressively, from the lowest concentration of alcohol and it gets higher as we go on.
The place feels very high-end since a lot of foreigners and corporate people are in the place but not to worry… It’s also a good place to consider even if you’re on tight budget but you want to impress someone. The food that was served to us tastes ridiculously good like it’s was showered with love potion. Another great thing about this place is that they have this specialized wine distiller that keeps the wine absolutely fresh while you can instantly pour some more in your wine glass.
This wouldn’t be possible if it wasn’t for another invite from Ms. Vannah Santiago who never failed to amuse us and we are indeed planning to set another event for foodies here on Tumblr! Interested? Kindly like this post and send me a message. We’ll be having it after the Holy week.
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By the same stars above you, I swear that I’ll love you.
March 18, 2013
I spent some *quality time* with my ex-girlfriend last night which is really awkward because I have no plans of seeing her considering she already has another boyfriend and I don’t want to be the reason for them to break up or to contribute for such blah blah blah drama. But since I feel so empty and I have no one else to run to, I asked her out on a date, if that’s what you call it and fortunately, she obliged. I told her that I’ll make it up to her since she was the one funding most of our dates back when we were still in high school. It’s embarrassing, I know. Sucks because she deserves better. We were so young and immature that time. We got into our relationship when I was fourteen and she was twelve but I’m pretty sure the next generation could top that.
We decided to meet somewhere in Makati after all she’s attending to Assumption which is located in Makati. She went straight to Glorietta after some school stunt while I was with my friend, Mark at Hidalgo and and I have to take two god forsaken trains before I could again breathe for air and see her. We went window shopping, had our lunch at Max’s. We were sharing our feels with each other over our food. We’re very open. I asked her about her current love status and she did the same to me. She kept on dragging the question “Why are you so attached to a person who you never really met in person? How could that possibly happen?” Which bugs me a lot. At first I really don’t know. I simply tried to brush it off. I had no idea but I was actually trying to figure it out.
Everything was so spontaneous since this is far from what we planned on how to spend the day with ourselves. We went up to the cinema. Wendy’s frosty and biggie iced tea! Craving solved! Decided to watch 21 and Over. It’s hilarious and more than watching the movie, I enjoyed seeing her laugh like there’s no one else in the cinema.
The movie then ended. Viewers approved and clapped. We walked by a flower boutique inside the mall. I decided to buy her a flower since I never gave her one before since I’m not a flower person. I still know her favorite flower! She told me she doesn’t like flowers but I insist that I should buy her something which led me to buy her something very personal as my first ever legitimate gift! I’m glad I made her happy. We went home together after all we both live in Antipolo.
While we were in line waiting for the van she asked me the same question and that time I think I already know the answer… I told her I believe I’m not that attached to her. I’m attached with the idea of the person I want to be just to be with her. I’ve done a lot of sacrifices for her. Tried to be a better person. Planned the things I’ll do with her when we finally meet. Even tried to follow her in Japan. Still trying though but she told me that I must give up and she’s superficially pushing me away. She told me that she doesn’t want to depend her happiness on someone when in fact she could be happy on her own. She told me she wasn’t happy with our relationship and she hated the person she became when we got together while I regret nothing to be honest. I pretended to believe that’s the real score but I’m not as dumb as I look. She’s anxious for her freedom so I gave her that.
I feel bad and really sad on how this has to end but whatever struggle I might encounter and how miserable it might be, I shall not lose hope. We get our hearts broken but it builds our character. She might have given up on me. We may be through but I’m not over yet.
Chillin’ on a Friday.
March 01, 2013
I was on my way to Hidalgo when my good old friends asked me for a photo-shoot and luckily I remembered that another friend was asking for a hands-on photography lesson so here’s some of the photos. A good way to start the month of March.
February 23-25, 2012
It wasn’t my first time to visit the beautiful city of Baguio and heck I’ve been here like about five times or more already but there are still a lot more stuff to take photos of.
So blessed to visit the place during their Baguio Flower Festival, more known as “Panagbenga” festival. Indeed so loud, vivid, and colorful but I decided not to take photos of the floats and the performing bands just because, frankly, I was pissed not to have given the permission to take photos beyond the media/sponsor area which really sucks because I only have 60mm prime lens with me. But yeah, redemption is to be acquired next time soon.
February 21, 2013
Woke up very early today and eagerly rushed my way to Hidalgo to fetch my little princess, Margaret. A Nikon D700.
Here’s some first few photos from my new camera. Shooting with a full frame sensor at last! I apparently sold my old Nikon D300s and most of my crop sensor lenses for this and I’m telling you it is really worth it. Never imagined that I’ll be using a full-frame sensor format any sooner. This is also a surprise for me. Thank you sweet Jesus!
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