Saturday, January 23, 2010

Nightmares

Since childhood, I kept on having nightmares or daymares(hihihi pangumaga kc). But they don't happen everyday. Most of the time pag indi ako nakapagpray before going to sleep. Some of them are bombing, ,explosions, a building collapsed and tsunamis.

Tsunamis and building that collapsed are the most common dreams. Most of the time yung place di nagbabago and yung height ng tsunami. Ang nagbabago lang ay yung mga nakakasama ko. Usually closed friends, family and relatives. May 1 time nanaginip ako na si ate at Jho nasa tuktok ng not so high big waves samantala kami ng tita ko tumatakbo palayo. Kadalasang place is smen sa Bikol, not near the beach pero kita ko ung tsunami at the top ng mga puno then we'll start to run. Minsan naman sa skul namen nung elem. Sa likod kc nun seawall at maingay tlga dagat dun.

Most of my dreams, the waves didn't hit me.Or kng abutan man ako hanggang bewang lang. Did I mention na nadudugtungan ko yung naputol na panaginip. Sometimes nagigising ako ng umiiyak or sobrang bilis ng heartbeat or kaya umihi na sa higaan.(ooops! nung bata pa ako nun ha).

However, kanina I slept at 5am and had a dream of tsunami again. Kita ko kung pano nawala yung tubig sa shore at umangat yung waves. For the first time, me and my lola had no time to run sa bilis ng mga pangyayari. I thought malulunod na kami but we survived. Two...three more waves pero this time nakakapit na kami. Next setting nagaayos na kmi ng gamit para lumikas then I saw how the high-rise building collapsed.

Then afterwards, a man walk towards us and said na kelangan na namen umalis kc gagawan ng kalsada dun sa kinatatayuan ng bahay namen. When I say NO, biglang may rocket then sumabog sya sa bahay namen. Wala kami nagawa kundi umalis bitbit ang aming gamit. THE END.

Then tok! tok! tok! Si ate anjan na. Bumili ng paninda bungad sken "di ka naglaba?!" hahaha! Ooops! I didn't mention pala na 3x na nadugtungan ang dream ko, 1st putol nung sabi dimple na papasok na sya, 2nd nung paalis na si ate, 3rd nung nagising ako na sobra bilis ng heartbeat ko.

Till now d ko pa rin alam kng bakit ganun lagi dreams ko. I don't know kng may kinalaman ung experience namen nung nagkatsunami sa bikol when I was 2yrs old. Kc mama and ate are experiencing the same. Kung susumahin cguro lawit na dila ko kakatakbo sa ilang beses na takbu ng takbo sa panaginip. Almost ending naman sa isang place na di mo akalain na nanggaling ka sa pagtakbo para makalayo sa tsunami. Good thing I have stopped peeing in the bed kundi cguro madalas ako naglalaba ng sapin. hahaha!

Monday, January 18, 2010

First Ever Pre-Nup Photoshoot

It's already a late post but I really want to share my first ever experience in Pre-Nuptial Photoshoot.

First of all, whenever I watched Teleserye or asian series, and if there are scenes that amazed me, I sometimes wish I am adirector, photographer or videographer(?) or even a script writer. Maybe this is one of the reasons why I love owning a camera. At first I don't want to take photography seriously since it is one of the expensive hobbies/career. My primary reasons of buying a cam is just to capture memories from the lens. I only ended up with Canon 1000D because Bert and other friends told me to buy it.

Anyways, back to the prenup experience, at first I had asked Olga,
my classmate, if they are really serious. Well of course I know that wedding happens only once in a lifetime(unless there will be an expiration) and photos will be the memories left for reminiscing the moments.
That's why pics should be beautiful, with glow and romantic. I'm not confident enough if I can do that since I have no experience on prenup prior to this one and I will be using only my kit lens. Most of the prenup pics I saw are superb. But then they said it's ok so there it is.


Last Dec 12,2009, we went to La Mesa Eco Park at 9am together with one of the secondary sponsors(Mica) and the flower girl(Hali). And after that a few shots in techno Hub. Only 2 photos were taken there because the guard did not allow us
to take more shots :(. Below are the things we did.










  • On my part, I searched for the scenes I previously watched in asian dramas and have them printed so that I have a reference if ever i run out of ideas. I wanted to create a comedy yet romantic feeling on the prenup photos. The couple also printed sample prenup shots from the internet.
  • Bring 1-3 pairs of clothes/costumes. Of course this is a must if you don't want others to see your prenup(almost 100+ photos) wearing the same outfit.
  • Put a foundation and light make-up to match your outfit and so that you'll not look pale in the pictures. There are couples we saw in the park with 3 photographers and 2 make-up artists with them.(whoah! i felt like I am really not fit to do it)
  • Get a permit at the Admin Place near the entrance. I've read from digital photography forums that a permit is a must before you can start prenup photo shoot at Eco Park. Well it's true especially if you will be using a DSLR. The permit is just a form asking for the Studio Name/Company, name of the photographer(s), couple, some listed agreements and then you will be asked to pay the same amount as the entrance fee. If you're living in QC, never forget to bring your ID to avail the discount.
  • The couple and the photographer should be at ease with each other. Hahaha! I felt shy at first to tell them to pose like this or to do something because it's my first time and I don't know the couple too well. Good thing Olga and Mark are friendly and cheerful. We managed to become at ease and just enjoy what we are doing. Plus Hali is there to relieve our stress and tiredness? Actually we just feel it when we were packing and about to leave the park.
Thanks God Olga,Mark and Mica like the outputs of the photoshoot.
They get the original and volunteered to edit their own pics. Since I can't make it on the wedding day, I just created an AVP(just a slideshow with additional text and music) as a gift for them. They gave me a chance as well to get some pre-wedding photos on the hotel.

Overall results are two thumbs-up. Yehey! First Prenup is successful. All I can say is that the aura of the couple contributes a lot on the output of the photos.




Monday, January 4, 2010

Lessons Learned Kagabi

At 2am, katatapos ko lang j****s at sina ate naman ay naglalaro ng Myster Case Files, a fire alarm broke the silence outside. At first akala namen alarm lng ng sasakyan kc d naman namen in-expect na may fire alarm sa katapat na apartment. But the first alarm followed by 2nd...3rd...

Kinabahan na kmi ni dimple kaya lumabas kami(Ewan namen pano kami nakalabas ng bahay na d namen naapakan sina mama sa sahig. Ang kinakatakot ko ng todo is ung magkasunog sa dulo ng iskinita so nung nakalabas kami dun ko agad tiningnan. Kahit papano nakahinga ako ng maluwag nung d dun nanggagaling kundi dun sa tapat namen. Pero since malapit sa poste kaya kinatakutan namen na madamay ung mga wires.

First thing to do is gisingin si mama at papa. As expected cguro dahil nagulat at sadyang nerbyosa si mama nangatog tlga sya. Si ate naman todo panic. Well expected na rin un kc nasunugan na sya sa dati nyang boarding house sa makati na ang natira lang sa kanya is kng ano ang suot nya. We grabbed all important things na makita namen at hinanda namen sa sala.

Pero sa awa ng Diyos d grumabe ung apoy. Don't know kng ano ngyari dun sa kabilang bahay sa likod ng katapat na apartment. All I know was nadamay ung 2 rooms sa apartment na un.

Marami kaming natutunan kagabi.

  1. Know the contact numbers of the nearest fire brigades. Kc kami ni dimple unang nakalabas sa street namen pero d kmi makakontak kc wala kmi numbers. We wanted to help pero wala kmi nagawa.
  2. Don't panic. Yan lagi dapat pero ang hirap pala i-apply. Kc ako mismo nagpanic ako nung bago ako nakalabas ng bahay. Gusto ko malaman agad kng san ung sunog pero mejo panic na utak ko. Si dimple kng anu ano nadampot...mismong alcohol naisilid nya sa bag. First tym kc nya makaencounter ng ganun. Si ate naman sinasabi nya na tumakbo na raw si mama at dimple. May trauma na kc sya sa sunog. Kahit sabhin namen ni papa na wag magpanic nagpanic pa rin sya kaya pinalabas namen sila para makita kng ano tlga sitwasyon.
  3. Keep important documents and things in one bag/box. Kanya kanya kami ng tago ng important documents namen so lahat kami kanya kanya ng kuha. Habang binabalik namen mga gamit, we decided na sa iisang lalagyan lahat ng docs namen.
  4. Dapat laging charge at may load ang cp. Para may pangkontak.
  5. Di dapat natutulog ng maaga. Hahaha! JOke lang. Shifting dapat ang tulog sabi ni Ate.
Dahil dito halos 4am na kami nakatulog. Syempre d ka naman pwede matulog ng mejo kinakabahan ka pa at nag-ayos na rin ng mga gamit. Plus masakit sa ilong ang usok. Buti na lang may natirang mask pa si mama. Bottomline pa rin, thanks God none was hurt.

Saturday, January 2, 2010