This is actually a dream come true!
Last July, I opened a new domain on wordpress to give space to my much awaiting comics, which is The Zero Calorie Adventures of Milk and Coffee. It’s a bunch of Filipino (Tagalog) comic strips that focuses on the friendship of the characters Milk and Coffee and friends.
The story line came out of no where, when I kept on wearing my weird shades and I started drawing my mini me. That’s explain why ‘Coffee’ had this bug-eye/heart-shaped shades. While the other characters are based on people I encounter and some friends.
The comics is in Tagalog, so sorry for the English-speaking fellas who are following me. It’s actually a risk because I don’t have an idea how it will go since I’m never familiar with the local SEO and how the new site’s Google ranking will climb up. Plus the fact that it’ll be composed of mostly images, I think it will be a great challenge for me.
But anyway, to my Filipino friends here, please support The Zero Calorie Adventures of Milk and Coffee. I’d appreciate it if you will follow and like our posts both on blogs and Facebook.
Just kindly go to these link and hit like:
Thank you so much!
This blog will never close, by the way. I have plenty of poems to share to you, so please, please stay tuned!
I was browsing my photos on my phone’s album, and I realized that I have so many things I want to share with you. I’ve decided to create a Flickr account for this, because I’m afraid that uploading these photos here at WordPress would eat all my free spaces.
Most of these pictures were taken this January, and I took these because I’m putting quotes on it and posting it on my Instagram account (Don’t forget to follow me). You know, instead buying stock photos, why not just do it my own since I have a good camera phone to capture the moments I want.
Anyways, here they are. Just feel free to click the photos for a larger view and to know their stories via Flickr.
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Some smartphone fans choose the best quality of camera as their primary criteria on choosing the best phone for them. For me, it’s also important because I love taking “Selfie” photos and picture of views outside our condo and, of course, when I’m having a trip. I don’t want to settle for low pixel camera because they are kind of unreliable especially when it’s dark or I’m in a moving vehicle.
Before, it was okay to have VGA — it’s actually because you would just capture and not share it because phones don’t have Instagram during those times. Then 2MP to 13MP came in, making every caption clearer and more high definition. But with Nokia Lumia 1020, 13MP isn’t the ceiling we need to be settled. Indeed, it is the best camera phone you can find in the market these days.
But what will you do with this high pixel camera?
One of the advantages of having 41MP is that you can already desire to zoom the farthest objects a Samsung Galaxy S4 could not reach. You will be able to enjoy high resolution and high sensitivity features and color balance for exposure in photos that you would take. Thus, it enables you to capture the tiniest pores and blemishes of your skin-conscious friends without having pixilated issues.
On the other hand, if you’re already having troubles on storing large file size of pictures from 13MP, well, you should expect more here. Having a good cloud storage app or high memory SD’s with Nokia Lumia 1020 is recommended to store all the captured moments. You might also have uploading issues with Instagram and Facebook, and ended up resizing the photos for you to post them online.
Obviously, 41MP camera is exaggerated compare to what DSLR cameras could offer. Perhaps, Nokia shouldn’t try making overrated difference.
Drawing was my favorite past time when the internet and computer hasn’t reached my home, that’s why I feel like I kid every time I bring back this talent to my routine.
My Grandfather is an artist, that’s why it is in our genes to draw or paint or do some lettering. I remember during Elementary and High School days, when we have art projects, we no longer asked for help from anyone. We do it all ourselves.
Anyways, I made these collections recently, and I bet you’ve seen some of these on my previous posts. But to give a full preview of my sketchpad, feel free to browse this post (and don’t forget to leave your comments).
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All I could think about in my rest day was to eat. And the food I just dug in were the things I missed so much.
This one was a slice of Sansrival cake from Goldilocks – I usually order this on my birthday, but since October is way too far, I gave myself an early treat.
Next is Gummyworms. I’m a big fan of gummy candies. I love it’s fruity, sour taste. It gives me *kilig* every time I eat it. Sugar helps me my brain function, by the way.
In the red corner, well, it’s McDonald’s Big ‘N Tasty. I’ve tasted it once and I ordered it again. It is not actually that really big and tasty, but it’s enough to occupy the spaces in my tummy.
On the other hand, Chicken Balls – I rarely see Manong Fishball alongside the streets of Antipolo. I don’t know if people are afraid of Hepatitis or they are just invisible when I’m around. That’s why I bought a couple of packs of these fingerlings.
Finally, Pik-Nik: Shoestrings and Nescafe Sweet and Creamy. You know that I love coffee, while Pik-Nik was my old childhood sweetheart amount all the snacks in the market. I’ve been with this couple since I was a kid.
I just crave for them all of a sudden, but now, *whoalah* crave satisfied.
I’ve lost the last pair of my shutter shades more than 2 years ago. From then, I had a hard time looking for my favourite pairs. I’ve been through a lot of places, fashion dens and malls just to find a new pair; I failed. Luckily, I found one when I recently visited the Tutuban mall in Divisoria, Manila.
FYI, I really love shutter shades at the first time I saw it. It was very fashionable and unique for me. In fact, I mentioned it in my “About Page” that I’m an avid fun of that shades, and I’m ready to spend for it for the sake of fashion.
My colleagues in my new work actually asked me about the logic of wearing partial shades. They were curious why I love wearing such eyewear in normal days when they only see people wearing it in parties. Well, my answer comes from their question itself: I want to be happy every hour of my life and I want to feel like I’m partying all day wherever I go. Aside from that, I wear shutter shades because I feel unique whenever I wear it. And just like the tall women wearing high-heel pumps, it’s not (actually) just about fashion, but it’s about building my personality and confidence. As you know, only a chosen few people can wear such the whole day.
Moreover, beside from the I’m-unique-baby feeling of wearing this kind of eyewear, shutter shades have two purposes for me: one, to cover my eyes from too much light during the day (it still filters light, you know); second, just to cover my eyes at night (Yes, you’ll still see everything at night, unlike wearing the usual shades). But, as I’ve mentioned, it requires skill to wear this. If you think you have vertigo or something like vision problem, it is advised not to wear such. I swear you won’t like it. But if you insist, you can buy it online or drop by at “Mura Dito” shop in Tutuban Mall.
Anyways, always remember that fashion rule is all about confidence. Ask Lady Gaga and Tyra Banks about it. Never let your ego down. If you want to wear something that would define yourself, go for it. This is a free country…you can do what you want! LOLz
That’s all folks!
I was stressed in the past few weeks for finding a new job. I left my previous company because I needed to sustain and I couldn’t wait for them to recall me from being temporarily laid-off for almost a month. Aside from that, I have new plans like to travel to some places in Southeast Asia and to buy new stuff for our house – and I need money to fulfill those.
While I was looking for a job I hanged-out with my friends at Happylemon (SM Megamall Branch). I felt the need for thirst quenchers and to bond with flavoured teas because, as I’ve said, I was really stressed.
Thankfully, our Happylemon day was really a soothing experience, enough for me to say that their featured teas were worth paying for. It was, actually, my first time to taste the most natural blueberry flavoured milk tea in my life, and when you say natural blueberry flavour, that means it was really and awesomely sour.
Tea prices are affordable and really worth it, and that lessen my stress too. If you experience it, you would really say that you have to come back to the store. You have to try it if you haven’t visited the shop.
When I went back to Tondo, I took my time to enjoy the things I usually do before I moved to Antipolo. Numero uno on that is taking photos of myself. And this time, I made a set of scary ones. Disclaimer: I ain’t part of any cult. It is just that I haven’t tried these poses on camera, that’s why I gave it a couple of shots.
Make-up was courtesy by yours truly, so please don’t laugh about it. I did my best. Hehehe!
Here you go: (click images for larger view)
I could not post all these on my Facebook account because it was disturbing. so I decided to put everything here on my blog.
Should you want to know the story of these poses, you can visit this link on my blog. Click here.
I used to have a friend with you.
But when it rains, I feel the sudden change in you.
It seems I lost something I used to have.
When I see you go, I think you’ve chosen to set a side what we had.
It troubles me that I might lose you.
That’s why I start singing this Rock and Blue.
I cried so many tears when I sleep at night
Damn these tiny clues you’ve left me, I can’t even see the light.
It’s raining blues, when you cold touches your heart.
It’s raining blues, when you are far from my side.
It’s raining blues, that’s the reason why I cry.
It’s raining blues, and I’m drowning deeply inside.
It’s not my intention to fall for you.
It wasn’t your fault if it wasn’t you intention too.
But if ever you would leave then go
If staying with me wouldn’t make you happy, then I’ll set you free.
I wonder if I ask, “Please stay with me.”
Would you mind a minute to make yourself fall for me?
If it doesn’t work, then I’d believe
That this raining blues was really, really meant for me….yeah.
To be honest, I’m starting to love Instagram. It goes well with my Camer360 shots. I didn’t know the two would be a great combination.
And before I write something about Instagram as a social network site, here are some of my sample shots:
I used Nashville effect in most of the photos; my favorite.
By the way, above is our new puppy, Sanchai. She was a gift from one of our neighbors. I ain’t familiar with her breed, since I wasn’t at home when she was given to us. She’s very cute, though, isn’t she?
On my previous post about the new apps I downloaded for my Galaxy Tab 8.9, I’ve mentioned that I got disappointed on Instagram features and was actually expecting a lot from it. Not to mention again the thought of replacing Camera360 with Instagram was a bad idea.
Just to clarify, this post is not just about Instagram “versus” another camera application or to discourage you to download it. But it’s more like elaborating what it has and what it lacks, and so as its advantages and disadvantages. And since I got Camera360 from the first place, I’ll be doing a bit of comparison for us to know which is the best to download.
Okay, so let’s get started.
Instagram was first exclusively developed for iPhones, and is currently being developed for Blackberry devices and other mobile OS. You might’ve seen lots of iPhone owners synchronizing their social networks with it and posting lots of extravagant images. It was just recently announced that it could be downloaded in Android Market (or now known as Google Play).
On the other hand, Camera360 has been a best friend of Android devices ever since it was developed. Although it wasn’t popular as Instagram, it created dynamic changes on camera effects for Android devices.
Good thing about these applications is that they are both free and ready to be downloaded.
So let’s go now with the features
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I’m beginning to look for more fun, free games and apps at Android Market as well as at the Samsung App market. Recently, they just added NFS, Temple Run and, the famous camera app for iPhones, the Instagram. Of course, I have them all now in my list, plus I downloaded some writing and music stuff for additional entertainment.
Need For Speed Shift, from EA, gives you great racing experience that allows you to drive and drift cars by stirring your device. Graphic is close to perfect. But if you’re easy to get sick with lots of motions, this is not adviceable for you.
Personally, I’m a bit senstive when it comes to movement but this one is jusy fine for me. I spend almost two hours for it everyday but I never got dizzy. I saw this on app on James Younghusband’s tweet. I just went curious when I found this on Samsung App store. Besides, Andrei loves racing games that’s why he plays it more than I do.
While Temple Run gives me a rush of adrenaline. It reminds me of the Playstation game called Pepsiman. This game requires your alertness to perform jumps, turns and slides in order to dodge obstacles and escape from the monkeys. I recommend this to those who want exciting rush.
On the other hand, Instagram. I was expecting a lot from this app. I thought it would replace the camera360 on my Galaxy Tab 8.9 but I was wrong. All it does is too edit your photos into limited effects and share it to different social networks including the the instagrams’ website.
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After the food I ate, I’ll feature some pictures of the places I’ve been. Well, it just around Makati city, the place where my work is at. I chose these spots as my subjects simply because I’ve never been to other places since my last trip in Tondo. (Click the images for larger view)
I still use the Lomo effect of Camera360 for Android, except for the Rainbow photo in which I used the Colorful effect. I took these shots during my break on my Saturday shift — you’d see me snapping shots at Salcedo Park or at our Pantry’s windows.
This guy below here? Well, I don’t know him. I just found it cool to take stolen shots of him while he was walking his dog. To be honest, this became a controversial photo on my facebook account. Nyahaha~!
Well, that’s all folks. Next time, I’ll try to make it more of a masterpiece. Hopefully, someone could teach me.
Got addicted to the lomo effect of Android’s Camera360. I ain’t professional but every shot made became almost like one. It already became my hobby in the past few weeks. But I ain’t going to do this to earn money. Let’s start with the food and drinks I recently had: (click to make the images larger)
Those are Cherry-Kiwi Soda, Pesto macaroni and chicken pesto spaghetti with garlic bread from Pizzahut. Superb although the pasta are bit oily.
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Using the Camera360, an android app, I found the effect that I want for my photos. Take a look at these: (click images to see actual size)
You know how I love striking a pose in front of the camera. The Camera360 effects make me love my picture more. And you’ll see more of these pictures on my previous post and my future ones.
Camera is one of the most useful functionalities on phone for me, because with that feature I can express my artistic side and the way I want to see myself and our world. That’s why quality is very important every time I click the shot. Thankfully, Galaxy Tab 8.9 has 3.15 mega pixel, enough to have quality photos and videos on the roll.
I explore more effects using Camera360, and the tool that captures my photo tastebud is the combination of Lomo and frame effect. Check this out:
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I still don’t have a job right now, and I’m not planning to look for one until March. I just want to spend my time just relaxing and going to different places here in Luzon, but not too far from Metro Manila and Rizal.
Just like this January 14th and 15th, I started my adventure when I went home in Manila with Drei and Lorein (Drei’s cousin).
First, we went to Quaipo, the place where the Black Nazarene is, to pray and wish for some things.
After that, we went to my birth place, Tondo. We had some party-party there and celebrated the Sto. Nino de Tondo Festival.
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I just woke up kiddies, so I ain’t going to say anything…
I’ll let you judge!
I mean, what is she doing?
Born This Way nailed it again! Congratulations to the Mother Monster!
Anyways, check this picture. I guess there’s something wrong.
Is this Lady Gaga?
Now, tell me, is this Lady Gaga?
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Sigh! It’s really hard if you don’t have your laptop on hand. I could not log-in to my blog to anywhere I want to keep you guys posted; because, recently, I went to Baguio City, the coldest city here in the Philippines, with my officemates for some recreation stuff.
I wasn’t to suppose to go with them because I have to review Flyff, but my “Bhie” asked me to…who could say “No”?
And of course, when we got there in Baguio City, I took the opportunity to take lots of pictures using, no other than, but my camera phone. And guess who are my objects , of course – who else? – my officemates.
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After my face turned into a…a…a…whatever, I started eating my all time favourite sweet “again”.
Here here you go…
But that’s not what I want to talk about on this blog.
I just want to share these photos I took when my folks and I were eating at Starbucks.
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Here are some pictures I took a few months ago with the use of my Motorokr E6 2MP phone.
I like Motorokr E6 because it has macro set-up. This enabled me to take the small details of subjects.
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I think I’m getting too much attached to Intramuros, Manila. I love going there just like during my college days.
I brought my co-Christians there to have a short Bible discussion. Well, I’m glad they loved and enjoyed the place a lot.
Aside from singing praises to the Lord and exchanging thoughts about the topic we discussed, we had some walk and, of course, picture takings.
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As I’ve mentioned on the part 1 of this post, I was with my brother Arck when I took a little tour around Intramuros, Manila. And, of course, we were there for our walk-a-thon.
Fortunately, our walk-a-thon ended up to a photo-shoot, that’s why I really had fun.
Yeah, that’s Arck… my brother next to me. Just like me, he likes posing to camera’s too.
In line of our walk-a-thon and tour at Intramuros, my brother and I took some pictures using my incredible Corbytxt. I was mesmerized to the out come of our photos because, as you all know, the Samsung Corbytxt has 2 Mega Pixel only. They say that the quality of the pictures won’t be as good as the SLR’s 9 to 12 Mega Pixel.
Well, we’re here to break that myth. Who said these photos are taken by a 2 Mega Pixel Camera.
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