I’ve been taking photos for as long as I can remember. I was one of those who started out with an old school point-and-shoot film camera. I remember it was by Nikon. That triggered a love affair – which was not anticipated – with photography.
I’ve had a lot of cameras. I remember having a digital camera which I had for almost six years. I so resented that 3.2 megapixel camera, because most of my friends were carrying 8 megapixel ones. Now, to be honest, I miss that camera.
Currently, I shoot primarily with digital SLR cameras and film SLRs. I have SLRs from both mediums, both also from the Canon EOS line.
I don’t now if this is a passing interest, or something I’ll be into until I grow old. But right now, I’m having fun and that’s what matters.
I cannot stress how much I’d like a Direct Satellite TV subscription right now. I’ve seen a lot of other similar services in the market which are available in the Philippines, like Dream, but they’re all too expensive and way out of my budget.
However, if I end up visiting my cousin in the very far-off future, I would love to experience Direct TV in New York.
Direct Satellite TV is interesting, but it’s really something I don’t need. I would love to have it, though.
I’ve been keeping myself busy for the past few days. I’ve been working on setting up the Void Forum for a friend, and also on an e-commerce site for a client.
I’m going to resume my driving lessons this Monday. My mom is thinking of getting me a car, so I need to learn how to drive soon. I never really put much effort into learning how to drive, since I figured I’d always end up commuting. But ever since I got mugged, I’ve had an irrational fear of commuting. So my parents have been entertaining thoughts of getting me a car – thoughts which will only become a reality if I finally get off my ass and actually learn how to drive. I might have to invest in an Oklahoma City lawyer, since I’ll probably end up rear-ending a lot of cars on my first day out on the highway.
The holidays are coming up. I’ve been buying so many books, I could probably help pay off someone’s student loan with what I’ve been spending. Last year, I had a movie list, but since my DVD player is out of whack, I’m spending the holidays with books. Here’s my holiday reading list:
- Atonement by Ian McEwan
- The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
- A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
- The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
I probably have two more titles to add to the list soon. I’m planning to buy two Haruki Murakami titles since Norwegian Wood and After Dark both look like interesting reads. Does anyone have any recommendations?
PS: I changed the theme because: (1) I’ve always wanted to use the unsleepable theme; (2) I was sick of the colorful theme – I can’t believe I actually came up with that and; (3) I was bored.
Ever since I discovered the Selecta Gold Series, I’ve been eating too much ice cream. I treat myself to a tub almost every two weeks.
I already have a favorite flavor: Berry Strawberry. The ice cream has real strawberry pieces! I love it already. I think this is my new comfort food. If I’m not careful, I’ll be needing a slimming pill.
The bathroom dilemma has been solved, by the way. The brothers have been re-banned from the bathroom.
I hate sharing my bathroom with my brothers.
My brothers don’t seem to understand the concept of a clean bathroom. Ever since the storm hit, they’ve gotten used to using my bathroom. My bathroom is located upstairs while theirs is downstairs.
They used my bathroom while I was away for two weeks during Ondoy. The first thing I noticed when I got back was the accumulation of soap scum on my American Standard sinks, and on the tub. Apparently, they couldn’t be bothered to pick up a sponge and scrub it off. I had to do it myself.
And they keep wondering why I ban them from my bathroom.
My mom and I were talking about the possibility of one of us relocating to Davao (our hometown) in the future.
It sounds like an interesting idea, but definitely not one I’m about to act on in the near future. Davao’s a nice place, but I’m not up to packing up and contacting cross country moving companies just yet.
No matter how much I love Davao, life there is much too slow-paced for me. It’s not something I’m ruling out, though.
My parents and grandmother have been asking me what I want this Christmas. I’ve been trying to come up with a list for them to choose from, but when it comes right down to it, the only thing I really want is an LCD TV (check out the prices for LCD tvs) or even better, a plasma TV. My mom is all for the T gift, but my dad isn’t.
Well, if they’re not willing to get that, I just might ask for a Nintendo DSi.