Saturday, January 20, 2018

Instant Prints 101

What I'm Listening To: Hall of Fame - The Script ft.
Currently Feeling: 😴 Dreamy
Disclaimer: A little expensive but worth for your scrapbooking

Summary: Quick history of instant Cameras 

Dr. Edwin H. Land conceived the idea of an instant camera in 1943 when his 3-year-old daughter asked why a camera could not instantly produce picture and view it right after it was taken. 

Ahead of its time--the idea of having a camera that would produce photos as soon as its shutters click may seem a crazy idea then. But with years of research and prototypes, the first Polaroid camera was born in 1948. Eventually, Dr. Land's Polaroid products gained wide acceptance all over the world. 

Polaroid Model 95, the company's first instant camera introduced in 1948
After the invention of Polaroid, other different instant cameras where soon developed. Cameras from Keystone, Konica and Minolta used the same Polaroid compatible films. Kodak, on the other hand, created a film that was chemically similar to Polaroid but the "exception that the negative was exposed from the rear and the dye/developers diffused to the front of the photograph. This alleviated the need for a mirror to reverse the image before it struck the negative."

Kodaks attempt for creating an instant camera didn't last long as Polaroid brought a patent-infringement lawsuit against them.  Eventually, Kodak was forced to stop manufacture of both the camera and film.

Later on, Fujifilm, produced several lines of instant films starting early 1980's. This was made possible through an agreement with Polaroid that Fujifilm can only distribute in certain territories until the original Polaroid patents expire in mid 1990s. 

In the late 1990s Fujifilm introduced a new series of cameras using a new film called instax and it was made available in markets outside the US.

2008 - instax system was the only integral instant film system in production
2014 - instax Mini 8 was outselling flagship models
2016 - sales of instax cameras has risen to 5 million units than the previous years. 

WANT SOME instax REAL LIFE ACTION? Visit instax & Crafts exhibit at The Food Circuit, The Block in SM City North EDSA from January 19 - 21. 

Check out awesome instax deals and freebies:

Drop by the photo booth, have fun taking your photo, and decorate your free instax photo at the crafting area. 

Love, now and always,

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Welcome to My Blog

What I'm Listening To: Mariah Carey - Obsessed 
Currently Feeling: Inspired😊
Disclaimer: Mandatory Welcome Speech.

Summary: My Same Old Brand New Blog 

Hey there! Welcome to my blog. I just want to share that I purposely deleted my old blog... just because I CAN. (OMG! WTF! BBQ!)


I guess at 30, I realized that there's too much going on on my old blog. Too much pleasing. Too much drama. Too much "trying to be someone else". When in fact, it's MY BLOG.

So now, I'm not only changing its look and feel but I will also be sharing stories from my own journey... at 30, single by choice, I have lots to share.

I hope every time you visit here and read a paragraph or two, you will feel touched, inspired and give you more reason to look forward to life. 

Life is not so short anyway. Time is.

PS: I will be posting corporate stuff from my writing gigs but it's nothing commercial. #hushhush

Love, now and always,

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

To the young me and you

It's been too long since I posted on this blog and I'm not really sure if anyone is reading this. But if you do, thank you for being there.

A lot has changed about me and about my life. I will share more what happened at work and the path I chose to take soon. But for now, I want to write a blog dedicated to my old, young self. I have been so  focused on what the future will be and didn't even thank the young me.

"It took awhile for the old me to accept and understand that. "

The young me was self-centered, stubborn and always felt she was alone. Yes, maybe because growing up, my parents is not really with me all the time. It took awhile for the old me to accept and understand that. But growing up without parents, taught that little girl to be independent, to stand for decisions, even break some rules and take responsibility for it.
"I don't need the assurance of anyone to make myself better."

I didn't have too many friends even before because my Grandparents protected me too much. I am not allowed to play outside and go with random people which helped me now... Living alone is not that hard to do. I don't depend my happiness on friends. I don't need the assurance of anyone to make myself better. I enjoy the company of the small circle of friends that I truly keep inside my heart but, at the same time, I enjoy me times. I can sit all day dreaming, watching TV series, reading or just bumming around. It's a talent but of course, we have things to do in life so let's keep moving.
" if the stars aligned"

The young and in love me is also the reason why I am still single now. She was heartbroken, reprimanded to entertain boys (which, I now know why I shouldn't), and hoped too much. Young love, sweet love and the kilig I get from side stares at the hallways of the school. The meant to be dance partners as if the stars aligned. I go back, close my eyes to the feelings and it was maybe 2002 again... Those made me believe that true love is on its way, to never lose hope and destiny will find the older me.

"Trying, hard work and positivity that one day, some day I will get it"

And finally, thanks to the young me who tried and tried and tried. I guess I'm the type who never really get it the first time or maybe even the second try but what matters is I get to achieve it at some point. Trying, hard work and positivity that one day, some day I will get it. I guess, we don't really get what we want because when we already got it  there's already a new goal or another dream waiting on the line... These things keep us on the ground to make us keep on trying.

Thanks to the young me for loving to live and who made this life worth living. You deserve where you are now.

Love, now and always,

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Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Why play Ragnarok again? Why Not? Or Why not so much?

Instead of writing this article, I decided to write this first. 
Deadlines are deadlines. 
But, hey, (c’mon it won’t follow with I just met you and this is crazy. @hole!) It’s been writer’s block since 9 in the morning and I’m off to another Starbucks— iced, no whip, venti Caramel Macchiato, yeah. Damn, it’s almost 3.

I played Ragnarok since it first came in PH, when I was in 4th year high school to be exact. Hey, no judgment please, I still fit the Millennial barracks...
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Sunday, April 20, 2014

What if the future is not as good as everyone dreamt it to be?

So what?

That's what's good about dreams, 
we wait-----make it happen. 

And I remember losing everything when I lost you.

Don't you think I cannot lose some more?

Lose this battle? 

Win the war. 

Wait for the sunlight.

Take the last word. The last beat. 

find me."

Love, now and always,

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Chasing Palettes

by land, by sea,
hit the air--waves,
fly to me.

Love, now and always,

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Monday, July 22, 2013

Pulling Myself Back

It’s been years now since that moment. It took everything I had to pull myself back together. I thought this time around I’m so much stronger. Bullet-proof. Ready for the storm, ready for the hurricanes, ready for tsunami, ready for anything that can make World Trade Center down. 

But I’m wrong. I’m not as strong as I think I am. On the contrary, I became fluffier. Softer. Weaker. Oh, What love can do?

Have you ever been to that phase where the one you love isn’t willing to love you back? Have you ever been to that phase when you are willing to give everything or trade anything in this world for God to like work his magic and make you and this certain person meant to be together forever?

STOP. I think this is getting too dramatic and too heavy. I don’t want to continue writing. I might divulge all the information and all my emotions…. All that I can say is that I really like this certain guy and he’s not that into me. 

What do I do? Cry? No. Time to face reality. I guess, I need to work so hard again to put myself back.

Love, now and always,

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