Just Good Things

Note: this post is photo-heavy. A month passed since my last post and it seemed like it was a very short period of time but it wasn't, really. I've been meaning to spare some of my time to have this blog updated. I tried, though but nothing came to fruition. Since it's a Friday and this post is long overdue, this better be published! Hahaha. This is very random. Just good things ahead! 

Dreams do come true!
I wanted to have my first ever DSLR ever since. I actually included it in my 2016 Christmas Wishlist. I'm serious about photography and to continuously improving my skill. I had my father's Sony Cybershot T90 with 10 megapixels only. I had it for more than 5 years and I can say it taught me a lot. It taught me how to fully maximize what I have and it really is not about the gear. We've been best friends but I have to make him rest already. Been amazing shooting with you, bud! (I sound weird talking to an object hahahaha)

Below, are some of my favorite photos using the digicam:
This was taken December 25, 2015, at the cemetery. The sunset was amazing. This photo was stolen.

My favorite film spread—I'm Drunk, I Love You.

I love playing with shadows.

I just love this photo so much. 

I mean, who never shot flowers? ayt?
Ahhh this! I like this photo so much. I had a mini shoot with my plants. I had a white cloth as a back drop. The lighting was perfect. I edited a little bit. There you have it.

This was for my photojournalism training. 
You know, shadows.

And this. Another for my photojourn. I'd like to say I'm proud of this photo. 
Tell me what you think of the photos above! :)

First shoot!
Yay! This was taken at the back of our school building. I'm still experimenting with almost everything. But I still like how the photos turned out. Given Carmela and I are amateurs so there's not much to expect. If you're near Cavite, let's shoot! HMU.


It will be our second year this year!!! Cinemalaya starts today, August 4 till August 13! Someone's very excited. My goal this year is to watch all the feature films and the shorts. I'd love to see you there, though! Visit their website or Facebook page for more information. 

Learning Baybayin

It was introduced to us in our Contemporary Arts subject. I didn't know I'll enjoy learning the language. It's an additional skill for me. I've always wanted to learn a new language and honestly, I never thought of learning our own baybayin. I found myself enjoying translating my assignment and from then on, I always try to practice writing and reading. My favorite word is padayon, a bisaya word which means to move forward. 

This list is so random but these are some of the things that made me really happy. Thanks for dropping by! All errors are mine.


  1. Your digicam photos look just as great! But congrats on the new cam <3

    Tienne - www.foregathers.com/blog

  2. I soooo agree with making the most with what you have and that it isn't just about the gear. For the past two months I've been craving for a DSLR because I really wanted to make a short film with a concept I made. I was sulking because I didn't have the right gear nor the perfect software, I was sad. Until later I realized how foolish I was because I already have things I could use, like my phone. Right now I'm trying to keep the mindset of using what I already have , and maybe in the future I could improve my gear or something :) But anyway, that aside, I really love your photos! Especially the one with the coconuts (?) and I really like how you play with the shadows! I can understand bisaya but I don't know how to speak it, I never really realized how beautiful the word padayon is until you mentioned it :)

    yuki, solivagantic

    1. I had the same sentiment before. Like I badly wanted to have a DSLR. So instead of sulking and waiting for miracles to happen, what I did, I used my digicam and explored it's fullest potential. I realized that you just have to make the most out of what you have in hand. I appreciate the compliments, aww. PADAYON!

  3. I am so in love with the coconut photo too! You did very great, I think I am jealous. Haha. Kidding. Photography requires skills and time to master, I must say. I am a photo-hobbyist too but not happy with the photos I capture. I crave for more. I am with you in this journey, Lei!


    1. Aww, thank you! I guess it goes with the quote, "Your first ten thousand photos are your worst!". Same, I always feel like my photos are mediocre and that's what pushes me not to stop capturing and to continue practicing even more. Here's to better photos!

  4. I really love digital cameras. I used to have a Fujifilm and I loved it. Digital cameras are so handy and easy to use. I love how you took the photos :)

    Wannderzel by Hazel Asoy

    1. Thank you! They're compact but limited with features :(