October 29, 2016

Summer The Lazy Cat

summer and autumn
My brother in-law brought his two cats home because pets are not allowed where they recently moved. They were kittens when they arrive and they seem to be dying! hahaha! And they don't have names! So I named them autumn for the female and summer for the male. Oh well! My dog's name is winter that's why! LOL! 

Summer got so close to me and my husband. He often sleeps with us even if our dog is sleeping with us too! The problem is my dog gets jealous most of the time when I pet summer and she drives him away. Poor summer! 

He seems to be in a hotel bed! :D
When I went on vacation, summer and winter seem to have missed me a lot. They both sleep with me when I take a nap in the afternoon. Winter loves to be cuddled while summer sleeps on my chest. How sweet, ey? The only problem I encounter is that when summer feels so cozy on the bed while I am working. It is so difficult to work when I see him like that. Because of that, I tried to take his pictures while sleeping tight.

October 26, 2016

Uber Thanks to Uber!

screenshot of some of my trips
Every time my husband and I go to Manila, it makes me nervous as I am scared to ride taxis nowadays. This is because of all the bad news I have read online and also some of the bad experience I had with them in the past. Nowadays, we rarely encounter taxi drivers who don't ask for tips which I think is ridiculous considering Philippines is not a tipping country. They often say, "dagdagan nyo na lang,traffic kasi" ( add some amount because of traffic). Come to think of it, if they're time is wasted because of traffic, so the passengers! Riding other public transportation such as jeepneys or buses is not also a good option especially when we carry a long of things with us. 

My friends are Uber users and they have told me how convenient and safe it is. My husband and I tried it once with my friends and yes it was very convenient. The last time we traveled to Manila, we decided to use Uber as we don't know how to get to the place. God knows taxis will roam as around if they know we are not aware of the place! That was the time I can say that it is really convenient and safe!

October 18, 2016

Photography: Long Exposure Shots with Lights

Warning: I am not a pro photographer so please pardon my shots.

Vacationing in the city for two weeks gave me a lot of opportunities to practice photography. I still have a lot of things to learn I know and I am not giving up until I get to learn more. Well, life is all about learning anyway! 

Every time I see long exposure shots of lights, I am so captivated and that's the reason why I tried my best to play on my camera settings and practiced shooting. I didn't bring my tripod with me so I only relied on the terrace's grill of my friend's condo unit. It was difficult because I should hold my breath for a certain period of time. 

With all the shots I made, I only get to like some of it. Hence, I need to practice more. 

I was skeptic to have a longer exposure because I don't have a tripod so I tried it with 3 seconds.  I think it turned out great! But I am still dissatisfied so I set it longer. 

I think this one is a lot better. So I tried taking a photo of a lamp post with the same camera settings, however it turned out creepy. But I love it. LOL!

It seems so Gothic but it feels good when I look at it. I feel like it's a perfect book cover. haha!

I really wanted to produce a long exposure shots of moving cars but I am on the 8th floor and there are trees around the condominium so it was hard to get a good shot. I can't go down because it was drizzling so I patiently waited for a moving car inside the estate. That's when I took the above picture. Still creepy though! LOL