Sembreak Cheers

Last Friday afternoon, my lovely friends and I bonded over a lunch date at Rustic Mornings, Marikina to end the semester. I was accompanied by a bunch of brilliant and talented people who not only know how to have fun but to also be wise, mature, and encouraging. Words simply couldn’t express how loved I feel for having such an amazing support group–something I’d been wanting to have for so long already. Thank You, Lord. You are truly amazing.

(Speaking of awesome people, if you’re wondering about the person behind the portraits above, it’s THE Elisa Aquino, whom I have the great privilege of sharing wondrous moments with. Check out her Tumblog and her Professional Website!)

Okay, let me skidaddle a bit. It’s been a while since I’ve actually ‘blogged’, and it’s because I haven’t had the time due to a few near-death experiences. (They don’t call it stuDYING for nothing.)

I only have three weeks before the end (a.k.a. the start of 2nd Semester). By that time, I’d be thrown into a slew of stress, deadlines, existentialist questions, and identity crises. Because of that, I want to make the most out of my freedom and focus on the things that REALLY matter, at least for me: art, wisdom, love, and God. Perhaps I would talk about such-and-why in another time, but I encourage you, dear reader–if you happen to be reading this and if you happen to have a break from school as well–to do the same, or at least give more time to what really, really matters to you. 

I’m looking forward to sharing more of my thoughts with you soon. 

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Night Street

Spent a wonderful evening with friends at Fort Bonifacio as I celebrated  my 19th birthday. It was Christmas time when these shots were taken, hence the gorgeous display of lights. Unfortunately, most of my photos were accidentally deleted. Yes, hundreds of them down the drain… (Did I forget to mention how clumsy I am?) Please don’t mind the black spaces in between photos. It’s a long story, really. To cut it short, I’m to lazy to crop each one. (Oh yeah, I tend to be pretty stubborn, too.)

I particularly love this exhibit! The photos look extra dramatic because of the green toning. I took the opportunity to get my artistic director mode on. (The ones I took of my friend were deleted, too, huhu.) Lucky enough, I was able to salvage a few photos of me. Sorry, I didn’t mean to appear too vain. It’s just… the lighting was just… perfect.

…And here are my OOTD shots:

Can I just say, I love my dress. :)

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Indie Spirit

You know how Tumblr seems to be bombarded with hippie-fashion photography, right? One hot summer day, I decided to have my own (completely amateur) spin.

By the way, all photos are courtesy of my little (but very talented) sister. ;)

I absolutely love photos that show art in motion. Although it doesn’t exactly apply in my case, can I just say that I admire artistic photography, and that I want to capture stories through pictures. (I just thought you should know. Lol)

With regards to the fashion: well, I guess it’s pretty simple. I didn’t want to keep it all grunge-y so I went with a cutesy top and bright pants. (Have I mentioned that I love wearing pants?) And of course, one must not underestimate the power of high-cut sneaks. It’s amazing how shoes could give the outfit a completely different edge!

This actually turned out to be one of my favorite shoots, considering the fact that I only did this out of sheer boredom (and the need for new Facebook and Twitter avatars). 

The one above is actually my Instagram avatar. As you can see, the photo on the right sidebar also came from this shoot, as well as my Twitter account’s (hgdt) display photo (yes, it’s one of my pathetic plugging attempts, teehee). 

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