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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Age Issue

Last term, we had an alternative class outside school. We were required to go to a photo exhibit. Wawi Navarroza's PERHAPS IT WAS POSSIBLY BECAUSE.


(photos below were taken on a different day before the exhibit talk)


During the course of the question & answer part with Ms. Navarroza, a few thoughts struck in my brain. (can't exactly remember how these thoughts came to mind... it had something to do with Wawi and some guy in the audience... anyways.)

Does age really matter when it comes to talent/skill/intellect/and etc.?

Must we really be competing with the younger ones already? Or are they now competing with us?

Does it mean if a young boy can do something just as good as an older guy, the talent of the older guy isn't of much value anymore?
Are we more impressed by the younger boy just because he is able to do it at an earlier age?

In a time when young kids are getting more and more talented, and the world more and more competitive, do we not only have to worry about developing our skills/talent/intellect but also have to start worrying about when we'll be really good at it?

This isn't the first time I have thought about this, just the first time I wrote about it.
What do you think?

**EDIT -  Here's a very interesting read:
A new theory suggests that creativity comes in two distinct types - quick and dramatic, or careful and quiet.
By Daniel H. Pink

Monday, February 22, 2010

A Healthy Reminder

(Quick commercial break from regular programming)


1. No Breakfast 

People who do not take breakfast are going to have a lower blood sugar level. This leads to an insufficient supply of nutrients to the brain causing brain degeneration. 

2 . Overeating
It causes hardening of the brain arteries, leading to a decrease in mental power. 

3. Smoking 
It causes multiple brain shrinkage and may lead to Alzheimer disease. 

4. High Sugar consumption 
Too much sugar will interrupt the absorption of proteins and nutrients causing malnutrition and may interfere with brain development. 

5. Air Pollution 
The brain is the largest oxygen consumer in our 20 body. Inhaling polluted air decreases the supply of oxygen to the brain, bringing about a decrease in brain efficiency.. 

6 . Sleep Deprivation 

Sleep allows our brain to rest.. Long term deprivation from sleep will accelerate the death of brain cells.. 

7. Head covered while sleeping 
Sleeping with the head covered increases the concentration of carbon dioxide and decrease concentration of oxygen that may lead to brain damaging effects. 

8. Working your brain during illness 
Working hard or studying with sickness may lead to a decrease in effectiveness of the brain as well as damage the brain. 

9. Lacking in stimulating thoughts 
Thinking is the best way to train our brain, lacking in brain stimulation thoughts may cause brain shrinkage. 

10. Talking Rarely 

Intellectual conversations will promote the efficiency of the brain 

Keep these in mind and stay healthy, guys!
Don't worry, you're not alone. I'm guilty of some of the above mentioned too.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Light Painting Class

Last week was our University Week, and part of Uni Week is LEAP (LaSallian Enrichment Alternative Program) Day. LEAP Day is a day when we get to choose any alternative class that we would like to enroll for half the day (around 3 hours) instead of having regular classes. The alternative classes they offer range from dancing, to film watching, field trips, to language classes, and many more. Last year I took Bisaya 101 for fun. This year, a friend and I decided to take Light Painting. It was fun and boring at the same time. Hehe :)

Here's a few test shots.
This is the speaker's examples.
Guess which blogger friend drew these. Hehe ;p
Lips & Butterfly
Smiley & The letter D
Dedicated to _________. HAHAHA

Happy Monday, Guys! :)

Washed Out


I've been feeling so washed out lately. Whatever that means.

The Warrior Way

What a superb editorial! The look, location, styling, everything! Looks like everyone got a little inspired by Cameron's AVATAR. And why am I not surprised that the genius Grace Coddington was the brains behind this. WOW. Just WOW.

Model: Daria Werbowy
Photographed by: David Sims
Magazine: US Vogue, March 2010
Editorial: The Warrior Way

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Friend or Foe?

Finally got my "media center". Believe it or not, I was able to survive without TV for almost a year(?). But now that I have it, I kinda regret having it sometimes. I have a love hate relationship with it. I love watching TV but at the same time it takes sooo much of my time that could should have been spent doing school work or getting lotsa rest. TV is both GOOD and EVIL to me.


Cable costs me Php280 a month... therefore I justify watching too much TV by telling myself: "sayang yung 280 binabayad ko" OR "dapat kong sulitin yung 280 binabayad ko". HAHAHA :D

Friday, February 19, 2010

Sandy Skoglund

Got a new book today.
Fascinating collection of photographers. But the one that stuck out to me the most was Sandy Skoglund.

Sandy Skoglund was born in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1946.  Skoglund studied studio art and art history at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts from 1964-68. She went on to graduate school at the University of Iowa in 1969 where she studied filmmaking, intaglio printmaking, and multimedia art, receiving her M.A. in 1971 and her M.F.A. in painting in 1972.
Skoglund moved to New York City in 1972, where she started working as a conceptual artist, dealing with repetitive, process-oriented art production through the techniques of mark-making and photocopying. In the late seventies Skoglund’s desire to document conceptual ideas led her to teach herself photography. This developing interest in photographic technique became fused with her interest in popular culture and commercial picture making strategies, resulting in the directorial tableau work she is known for today. Skoglund currently lives in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Source)

Her works:

WOW. Just WOW!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


(kind of)
This is REALLY OLD NEWS that I just remembered to blog about.
So during the Christmas break, December 31, 2009 to be exact, this was what was waiting for me in my e-mail:

I didn't get to read it til the new year. And I didn't get to blog about it earlier coz well, I was on hiatus then. Hehehe :)  So that's actually one of the regular e-newsletters I get from (which I am a member of) and I was shocked when I saw my photo being used. I was so happy. Happy Happy Joy Joy! Sorry for the lag in posts. I'm still adjusting to "normal/routine" life. I should be back to "normal" again soon.


Movies I've Seen List: Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief

Watched this last Sunday (Chinese New Year) alone (yes! alone!). Will remember not to watch at Robinson's Manila ever again. Guaranteed seating is not the same as reserved seating.


- Visually it was good.
- If you love Greek/Roman mythology then I think you'll enjoy this.
- I know it's fiction but some parts were just soooo unrealistic even for fiction.
- It's nice/weird/refreshing to see Pierce Brosnan as a half man half horse creature and not as James Bond.
- Uma Thurman was perfect as Medusa.
- It was a fun movie overall.

 Rating: 3.75 out of 5 stars

Monday, February 8, 2010

Glass Half Full


You know how they say there will always be someone better than you... well it's very comforting to know that someone will always be worse than you too. -- Andrew Dacay, 2010

Tik Tok

I finally got an old school alarm clock! Wohoo! :) Got it during the Christmas break.

Everybody, meet Lucent. Lucent, meet everybody.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Looking for Love...

... is not what I'm doing. It's the title of my 1st ever short film (if you can even call it that). I guess you could consider this as my pre-valentine post. This is our 2nd exercise for TELPROD. We had to come up with a 5-minuter mood piece. No dialogue, music with no lyrics. It was suppose to test our choice of angles/shots and how effectively we can tell a story. Anyways, I'm no film expert. So yeah... you be the judge if this was a success or failure. As for the story line, you'll just have to watch the video for yourself. The story will depend on how you understand the film.

If you thought this film was crap, forgive me if I made you waste 5 minutes of your time.
But if you enjoyed it then please do let me know!
Your appreciation will be much appreciated.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Somebody Loved

First heard this song on Dirty Sexy Money
I just love this song.

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