1, 2, 3, 4… count ’em! =(


It’s been too long. Yesterday was bliss. But will still not count. I’ve never been so… lost in my entire life. =| Prolly ’cause something else is nagging at me. It’s just so frustrating. Haaay.

Some random thoughts:

Have you ever missed someone so badly it makes you fidgety and distracted and you totally lose all semblance of patience?

Have you ever seen someone so annoyingly… wrong, that you just shut your eyes to avoid saying something nasty?

Have you ever wanted something so bad that you just. cannot. wait. And your EQ level just drops, and you want it NOW. NOW. NOW? *sigh*

I cannot wait any longer for my lomo photos. And for Cheeby to get better. =( *sigh*

Gahd. Kills me now.




Don’t tell wordpress, but I’m kinda missing my LJ blog. Hihihihihihi.


Hmmm. Anyway. It’s been a hectic week this week. No wait. It’s been a hectic month. This January, I don’t think we had a weekend without a gathering at home. Our house was the venue for one gathering after another, which ended with Enzo’s 13th (whole-day) bash.

Take note: we don’t have helpers, so daddy and mommy did all the cooking, cleaning and everything! Ate, Enzo and I helped with some of the simple tasks. Hehe. I am really amazed at my mom’s ability to multi-task! Whew!

Work has picked up gradually as the month progressed. I’m really settling into my tasks here. Sometimes, I miss coming up with ad concepts so when I’m asked to do something like that, I get really excited. But I’m generally writing articles, press releases, updates, while scheduling my own interviews, trips, etc. An AE and writer’s job rolled into one. In a weird way, I’m actually enjoying it.

My lomo love has reached new heights! Thanks to Mike’s contacts from work, I get to HOARD film and discover new techniques in taking photos. Woohoo. =) Happy. =)

I can’t wait to go out of town for a photo shoot. I’m terribly disappointed that the Barx didn’t go through with our scheduled Hot Air Balloon Fiesta Trip to Clark. =( Would have been really fun. Oh well, beach nalang tayo, guys!

Found a really cheap underwater camera for Mike. We’re so psyched to use it! 😀

Toy Camera Scoreboard: Mike = 3; Tanya = 2. Hehe. 😀

<sidenote rant>     I hate people who sneer at Lomo and say, “Oh, the Lomo Thing? That’s so uso now, everybody’s doing it na. Why don’t you just use digicam and Photoshop?” Eh. Yes, it’s popular. No, you can’t. Cause the unexpected results of film is part of the fun. And I also hate the Kewl Lomo Guyz who think they’re the shitness n’ stuff just ’cause they carry around a plastic camera. Honestly, some guys just do it for porma and pa-cute. D-U-H. That is so not it.     <end of sidenote rant which didn’t turn out to be a sidenote after all.>

Watched P.S. I Love You last weekend. Gerard Butler is such a hot Irishman! Hihi. I can’t get over his voice. I always expect him to go 300 on us. Haha.

I can’t believe Federer lost to Djokovic and I didn’t even write an entry about it. When I heard the news from daddy, it felt like Heath Ledger all over again. Really. I was that incredulous. Hmm. Good thing Djokovic won the title, and that I like him because of his silly and spot-on impressions of Rafa, Sharapova, and Roddick. Hehe. And, yeah, YEY for Sharapova! I loved watching her match against Ivanovic. Parang beauty pageant. Hahahaha. But seriously, they’re both good. =) Can’t wait for Ivanovic to develop her skills. =)

Notice how I ramble when I’m trying to escape writing a boring real estate news article? *sigh*

Back to work!


Woohoo. Saturday was the bestest Saturday EVAR.

– Enzo’s 13th birfday partaay — food, food, and more food (plus, FRUIT SALAD. beh. =p)
– Sharkboy texted me in the morning that doggie DJ was missing since the night before, and we got really worried and sad. =( Then he came back by lunch time!!! Weeeee! Silly dog was just out looking for chicks. Heehee. Give Dijong a giant hug for me, Sharkboy!
– relatives came over to visit. Gifts galore for Enzo!
– Sharkboy visited by afternoon, bearing Stikfas tidings for Enzo. Hehe.
– After heavy merienda (with FRUIT SALAD. beh =p), Enzo, Sharkboy and I assembled Enzo’s toy loot (which included a Stikfas vehicle, and alpha males that Sharkboy gave). Needless to say, we enjoyed it as much as the birthday boy did. HAH.
– dinner with another set of relatives (and tessa’s boylaloo hehe)
– back to the toy factory, this time with Enzo’s auto kit. It’s a really cool Toyota Celsior which you can spiff up with a new spoiler, wheels, skirts, practically new everything! COOLNEZZ. again, we enjoyed the toy as much as Enzo did.
– And finally, I’m saving this for last, ’cause I’ve got pichures to show for it. My first published photo. Woohoo. =)

January 26, 2008. Saturday


Huwaw. All those lomo photos…

… and one of them is mine! 😀

*happy dancing*

Sharkboy’s too! (with better placement pa, ’cause he’s right there at the top)
Congrats Sharkboy!
Thanks for informing me of this, and for the extra Inquirer copy. =)



Houston, we have a problem…

And her name is Diana F+.

Just when I thought I’d gotten over my fixation over the Diana+, or in buying another lomo camera, the Diana F+ is born. Oh my.

Just to give you an idea of how much I want this, let me tell you a secret: I really originally wanted to get a Diana+ as my first lomo camera (NOT Holga the Horrible, but don’t tell her that!). Alas, the Diana+ was not available and so I ended up getting the Holga. And then I got the Fisheye 2, and I thought I was already taking a break from my lomo madness.

But now, THIS! *sigh* I think I’m in love. And not even the romantic kind, it’s like seeing your baby for the first-time after you’ve given birth to her and you can’t help but smile and get teary-eyed with the sheer joy of seeing her.


Just check her out. She reminds me of glamorous old Hollywood. *drools*


Would you check out that flash? So purdy!
And a built-in colorsplash, too!
How adorable is that itty-bitty hotshoe adaptor?
GRABE. I sooo want a Diana F+.