The Devil is in the Details

 

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Rise and Fall | Olympus C-5060

I was closing the gate yesterday when I noticed that the flowers in our garden were in full bloom. Just imagine, in a sea of green, there were spots of yellow, purple, lavender, pink, and red in different shapes and sizes. I grabbed my Olympus C-5060 and started taking pictures of the flowers. Determined to highlight the details of each flower, I decided to use my camera’s macro feature.

Here’s the thing: it’s been seven years since I last used that camera so it took a couple of epic fail photos before I managed to capture the photo above. The bud is smaller than my fingernail and I’m just happy that the details are visible.

I guess I also wanted to zero in on seeing beauty in adversity, rising after each fall, bouncing back, or simply… paying attention to the tiny details that we often neglect. The downside of social media is that it’s so quick to react and bash people since we’re given that venue to do so.

I believe it’s still important to take things with a grain of salt, pause, and research before channeling our inner keyboard warrior and saying things that will be screen capped at some point in the future.

No really, I just wanted to take pictures of the flowers.

The Sunday Currently | 04

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“We found a parking lot bench that fit us perfectly” | Canon 550D

It’s a pretty steady Sunday in my part of the world. I’m currently…

Reading
Archives. I’ve been trying to organize files from my laptop and external drives.

Writing
The Sunday Currently vol. 4

Listening
Banana Sundae (we have no cable!)

Thinking
Work-life balance

Smelling
Olay.

Wishing
People would stop being so greedy.

Hoping
For more positive juju.

Wearing
Forty Freakin’ Two shirt and my fave shorts.

Loving
Where I am right now. It’s not perfect, there are problems but I’d rather see these problems as training grounds to prepare me for what’s to come.

Wanting
Moist chocolate cake. Oh yes.

Needing
More hours in a day, or a clone.

Feeling
Despite all adversities, my heart is still happy. ❤

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The Sunday Currently | 03

 

 

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Thumper | Canon 550D

Working on the backlogs. Hopefully I become more consistent with my blog entries this time. Fingers crossed!

 

CURRENTLY 

Reading
UAAP articles. UP won!

Writing
The Sunday Currently vol. 3

Listening
UAAP livestream. Ateneo vs. DLSU.

Thinking
A lot of things, actually. Topmost is me hoping that DLSU will win.

Smelling
I just finished errands so frankly, I kinda stink. Eep. -_-

Wishing
World peace. SERIOUSLY. Social media is supposed to connect people but the reality is, it’s doing the exact opposite.

Hoping
More love, less hate.

Wearing
Rexona singlet.

Loving
Chill Sunday afternoons, and the smell of plants after you water them. It reminds you that there’s more to life than computer screens, hashtags, and Facebook posts.

Wanting
Ice cream.

Needing
More positive juju.

Feeling
Giddy. Happy. ❤

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Linen Petals

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Linen Petals | ASUS Zenfone

One of my high school classmates got married over the weekend. She looked so beautiful in her wedding dress, the setup was lovely, and I didn’t bring my SLR. Trying not to kick myself for leaving it home, I decided to take pictures using my ASUS Zenfone. From the set, I like this one the most. It’s just white linen draping from the ceiling but the folds made it look like flower petals. I was quite fascinated so I took a picture of it and when I was done, it was time for us to have our photo taken with the newlyweds.

While You Were Sleeping

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Siesta | Canon 550D

Third week and the daily grind is starting to affect Project 366!Gah. Backlogs. Anyway, I was in the middle of a product shoot when this was captured. Despite the cozy pillows that we placed on his sleeping area, he prefers this spot near our window.

Flow

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The Accidental Glass Coaster | Canon 550D

You never know what to expect when you’re working with resin. Even if you strictly follow the instructions, sometimes external factors affect your output. Case in point: floral bangles. I tried to work with dried flowers and turn them into bangles, but I ended up with a bigger, and much more colorful coaster from my Alma Mater.

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Doubtful | Canon 550D

Marley is definitely not impressed with the output. Well, so was I but it was so hard to pop out the coaster. I think I spent the whole morning using up most of my upper body strength but to no avail.

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Anticipation | Canon 550D

Of course when things don’t work out, it’s best to proceed to the next task so off I went to the next item on my to-do list: production for Eco Choices. After hours in the work shop, I managed to finish a new set of accessories! I’ll post it tomorrow so stay tuned!

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Downward Dog | Canon 550D

When I finished production, I went outside to shoot. That’s Mordred, our Aspin, trying not to fall asleep during yoga.

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Bloom Forever | Canon 550D 

In case you want to know what happened to the coaster, ta-da! 🙂

Footprints

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Stories | ASUS Zenfone

I believe in happy places, in positive energy and in enjoying every single minute of our lives while we still can. I believe that places have stories and that trees are the best keepers of secrets. I believe in leaving our mark so we’ll be remembered, but I also believe in embracing the imprints of memories that places will leave in our hearts.

My anklets are stories of places I’ve been to, people I’ve met, and moments that I’ll cherish forever. They’ve witnessed my wipe outs, and the countless times I went back on the board to once again try and ride the different waves of life.

Errands

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Something Fishy | ASUS Zenfone

Took some time off yesterday’s errands to admire this. They’re stacked properly, my eyes are happy.

Wordplay

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Keyboard Warrior | ASUS Zenfone

This is about breaking my daily routine. A normal day for me would mean spending six hours at the work shop to produce handmade products for Eco Choices. That has been my routine for two years now.

While my hands were itching to work on handicrafts, I had to ignore my “cravings”. Instead, I sat down, used the laptop and listened to the tapping of the keys as my fingers danced across the keyboard. It felt great. I don’t remember spending that much time working with Microsoft Word because these days, I spend more time with InDesign, Photoshop, and Premiere.

The break was refreshing, it was great to play with words again but I can’t wait to go back to the work shop and get my hands dirty.