Yes, it has been quite a LONG while since I last blogged! Been so busy lately that I haven’t gotten the time for myself to do the things I love most: write/blog, shop, eat (okay, so I got a bit puyat due to staying up all night studying — still running for honors!). The most I’ve probably done was to use Instagram and watch series during my free time. (Now that I’ve mentioned about series — I loved how Gossip Girl ended & the very recent How I Met Your Mother ep!!)
So here’s an overview or the highlights of my September-December.
Robyne’s 16th @ EDSA Shangri-la
One of the nights to remember! Need I say more? No one parties like Justice does!
Canon 650D & Instax mini 7s
Waited so long for these! I was supposed to get the 650D way back at May @ HK, but the release date got delayed to July, then there were errors on the cam grip during August so I got it end of September with kit lens 18-135mm. It’s sort of annoying how it would appear grainy when zoomed (on the mac) when it’s not like that on the Tamron 17-50mm which my brother uses on his 550D. I got the cam strap from Quirks Novelties and Curiosities in Rockwell — love how it matched the current trend that people have been styling for months now: aztec!
I think it has been also months wherein I told my friend “okay, I’m going to buy the Instax the next time I go to TriNoMa!!” but I wasn’t able to because I was too busy or that mall’s just not where my family really ends up in during Sundays. It’s a fortunate thing that Robinsons Magnolia opened in the area where I live — when I saw the Instax mini 7s in Digital Walker during the Sunday before I would be going out with my friends (in the weekend after it), I really told myself that now’s the chance to get it! Cheapest that I’ve found so far in the ph and it was the last piece in this branch (felt all the more lucky to get it in time). In Digital Walker, I bought it for 3,500 PHP (there’s a less 200 PHP if paid in cash). Film can be bought in 20’s @ 840 PHP (I think the name of the store is Picturecity).
It’s really ironic that teens my age (or those within the 2-4 years age difference from my age) are “going back to the past” — in modern days, digital cameras are used instead of film-based ones but it has been a popular trend to have a camera that prints pictures in an instant. It may be fun to take pictures using the instax, but I’d advice to use it wisely — film’s so expensive!!
Prod work & promposal
Amidst the workload I have (or every student in my batch has/had), some do prod work, some just get set up (so that doesn’t really have prod work) for prom.
I think that memories like this count a lot and even though some people (I won’t mention who these people are) don’t think it’s necessary to do a promposal since it’s a one night thing, I wanted this to be something that I would go back to when I’m grown up and say “oh! I remember doing that!!”. There was a lot of compromise, but with the help of my class (and to the guys who knew and helped keep it a secret), it was a successful promposal!
I still remember being so praning about everything…
had to hide outside to set up the letters with some of my classmates, run to the back door, plan via text (and know whats going on in the main room while preps were going on as well!)
…and so shaky while asking!
That was one experience that I really considered a challenge. Cheers to the “yes”! :)
I think that this was the most intense intrams as compared to last 2010 & 2011, and a very memorable one too. First time I’ve ever experienced witnessing a quiet start and end: a quiet start because we all prayed for the last game, and a quiet end because of mixed emotions coming from the student body. Nonetheless, I’m proud to say that each batch has shown much potential and cheered until the very end for each other.
Robmag & Moi’s house w/ friends
Finally, a getaway from all the school stress during December: the time of the year wherein everyone’s just stressing about gift giving or not even stressing at all — why stress out during Christmas time? It’s been great spending time with these people!
MIA on 1st picture: Abigs, Earl
MIA on 2nd picture: Shawn
Hoping for more great memories before 2012 ends!