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Darren from NYC (plus bonus PhilPost rant)

>> Monday, March 26, 2012

I was supposed to document the actual pick-up, but in my excitement (and the horrible hot weather last Friday), I completely forgot to take a video. Plus, I was pissed with the Philippine Postal Service. lol. I will never understand why I have to pay a fee for a gift.

Anyway... M SENT ME A POSTER (window card?) OF DARREN'S PRETTY FACE FROM HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING (such a long title for a musical haha). I'd like to thank M for being such a crazy friend. Am glad that it made its way safely in my home. Darrreeeeennnnn...

Forgive the mumbling. I was trying to keep a low voice because my parents kept coming in the room. hahaha tell me if you don't understand what I'm saying. Well, the gist of the vlog is in this format: Flail - Rant - Flail.

In the mail from yumi pitargue on Vimeo.

Am still thinking about where to place it. It's safely stored on the bookshelf with the rest of my posters until I claim a wall in the room for hanging.


Cielo Sam caught on Film

>> Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A 50mm lens and a roll of film in a Minolta SLR are my best friends for portrait shots. And the little reader in my life, Cielo Sam, is my favorite subject.

These shots are long overdue because I only got to have them developed a few weeks back. heh.

That's her handwriting. :) (Tumblr)

Now you can put a face to the other doodler in my Moleskine. :P


Vavavoom with VTech

>> Saturday, March 17, 2012

Boy, I felt awesome in the 90s because of THE Power Pad. A dot-matrix screen with only four lines of typing space was enough to make me feel like I was the coolest kid on earth.

My mom found my first "laptop" in the closet, after probably more than decade of sitting inside the closet. With a couple of double-A batteries, I pressed the "on" button and wah-lah! The familiar 5-note welcome tune brought back childhood memories.

It was a gift from ze uncle during the Duty Free days in the 90s. My cousin and I received a unit each and we would battle it out with our supposedly mad English and Math skills. There was also another function that helped me practice with my programming skills for computer class. I got high marks on that, mind you.

This is the precomputer of all computers. I wonder if my cousin's Vtech is still alive.

VTech and the Vaio. The old and the current.

Lol, EBay is selling a unit for $15. 15 Dollars! That's PhP 675. With five Starbucks Frappe Drinks, I can buy a cool gadget that quizzes you on Math and English. Who needs tutors if you have this cool thaaang?


February doodle challenge

>> Thursday, March 01, 2012

Every Sunday, Ian, Trish and I are into this weekly reading habit. We would either agree on a book to read for a month, or have a weekly short story read. Last year, we started during Halloween with "Something Wicked This Way Comes" by Ray Bradbury. Afterwards we joined the creeps with "Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children" by Ransom Riggs. What were the other books we read? LOL, I forget.

For our weekly read, we have the Sherlock Sunday. We'd pick a Sherlock story, then finish it on the day. If it was a bit long, we had a week to finish it. It was a perfect companion for the Sherlock Holmes movie and the BBC Sherlock.

This year, Ian added another to the regular challenges that we have: a sketching/doodling challenge. Sketching for her because she's a better illustrator than I am. I'm sticking with the term doodle challenge because I'm not worthyyyyyy.

WEEK 1: Wish list. Y'all are familiar with this already, having posted this a few weeks back before we started the whole doodle challenge. I had that first week in the bag already so I considered it a free week. haha


Ian's wish: it's coming true!


WEEK 2: Something that makes me happy. I really like looking at the sky. The changing colors in the sky amazes me. It's like going to a painting exhibit every time I direct my attention to the skies above. The sky also reminds me how great my God is, that he is able to paint a different picture for every passing minute. They're as unique as fingermarks and snowflakes!

Drawn on my other notebook. (Tumblr)

Ian's happiness comes from cheesy lyrics. haha

"Done on a notepad. U.U just now. Sneakily. I'm berryberrysneaky." (Source)

WEEK 3: Something on the desk. I copied Ian's sketch and I also drew a bunch of pencils in a pencil holder. Hah. I use mugs and old bottles as my pencil holders. This mug was given to me by Ailen as a Christmas gift. :)


Ian's pens:


And another thing from her desk. Ahehehe kayooot!

"Have a little fun with your magnetic whiteboard today." (Source)

March will bring more doodles. Let's go!


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