Thursday, March 26, 2009

Surprised

A few days ago while I was at my brother's store I found my old Nokia mobile phone in his desk drawer. It was a nostalgic feeling seeing it again because that phone gave me a lot of camwhoretastic memories. I quickly grabbed the charger, plugged it in and switched it on. It still works perfectly.

Compared to much older Nokia phones this N-series model's features can be accessed without inserting a SIM. I browsed it's contents for bit just to learn that every data has been wiped out. It must've been my doing when I handed it over to Jim (which I usually do when disposing electronic stuff). So I ended up playing with it's camera features instead.

I took a lot of pictures using the different preset settings. There were not a lot to go by but I still find it useful. Here are the best ones I've captured.



land phone


numeric keys


handset

I was surprised that a few of the images were captured in fairly good quality and in high depth of field. Compared to images from a Digital-SLR, these are very low quality images but from an old Mobile phone's perspective, it is pretty remarkable. Well, in my opinion at least.

Contrary to general beliefs, it's not the size of megapixel and type of lenses that are the key components to providing good quality images, albeit beneficial. Years back I've learned that to capture a decent quality image using a camera phone the user simply needs sturdy hands and very good lighting. That's basically it.

All these stuff made me want to replace my digital camera. It's been with me for five long years and quite frankly it's features are now way down the dark alley in the world of digital cameras. It still works fine but as a result of a couple of Hidalgo fixes it has become shabby, it's durability totally decrepit and the image quality had turned inferior. To add more insult to injury many mobile phones has surpassed it's megapixel capacity. I'm basically carrying around a mobile phone disguised as a digital camera. Hahaha. Now that's funny! =)

That's why these mobile captured images are a big surprise to me. Not only are they better in quality but it has all these extra functions that my digital camera never had. Maybe it's time for me to upgrade. Not only will it be useful with bigger advantages but it will capture far more delectable memories with it's higher quality images.

Very soon... but first

"Ma! Pa! Pengeng pepe!?" chos

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

To a friend for a friend from a friend











When the rain
Is blowing in your face
And the whole world
Is on your case
I could offer you
A warm embrace
To make you feel my love

When the evening shadows
And the stars appear
And there is no one there
To dry your tears
I could hold you
For a million years
To make you feel my love

I know you
Haven't made
Your mind up yet
But I would never
Do you wrong
I've known it
From the moment
That we met
No doubt in my mind
Where you belong

I'd go hungry
I'd go black and blue
I'd go crawling
Down the avenue
No, there's nothing
That I wouldn't do
To make you feel my love

The storms are raging
On the rolling sea
And on the highway of regret
Though winds of change
Are throwing wild and free
You ain't seen nothing
Like me yet

I could make you happy
Make your dreams come true
Nothing that I wouldn't do
Go to the ends
Of the Earth for you
To make you feel my love


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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Bundle of Joy

On my last entry I talked about my trip being canceled because my sister-in-law, Dette, went into labor a couple of hours before we were supposed to leave. Of course everyone got excited and everything went into halt to assist her in any way we can. She mentioned that she was already bleeding so that same night she was admitted to the hospital and we all anxiously waited.

Never in my life have I brought someone in labor to the hospital. All I know about a woman in labor is that they scream in pain and agony, cursing or even shouting at poeple who assists her. I guess that kind of stuff only happens in movies because Dette was totally the opposite that night. She was very calm and even saying jokingly that the baby probably didn't want us leaving without seeing him first. True enough.

The hospital was not very glamorous but it was very neat. Unlike many hospitals I've been to, theirs doesn't seem to have any clutter. The place was so tidy that even trash bins have their own closets. And besides the furnitures, lamps and TV sets in the waiting room not a piece of hospital paraphernalia was in sight which I think was very nice. I didn't get the feeling that I was really inside a hospital, it was very homey'ish. Although at one point the place kinda creeped me out because there were barely a handful of hospital staff where we were and the long corridors were cold and dark. I think i scared myself that night.

Soon Dette's door opened and out came her Doctor (OB/GYN?). We rushed to her room and flurried her & Jim with just one question. Where's the baby? Jim simply pointed at Dette's belly. Hahaha. Yes, we were that excited we forgot she wasn't having the baby just yet she was just in labor (or is that the same thing?). Fact is, she was only at 4cm and she needs to be at least at 6 or 7cm before she is prep'd for the delivery room.

So what happened then? She was having a false labor of sorts they said. But the bleeding was a sign that she will give birth any moment that night. Or at least that's what we thought. A couple of days past and still no baby. Even though everyone was getting excited as the days past Dette on the other hand was in more and more pain.

The night of the 23rd we visited her again. Now the bright smiled face she had when we admitted her was gone and all that was left was grimace and a lot of grunting. She really was in pain that third night. Her doctor that was there then told us that only Jim, Dette's mom & my mom will stay and for some weird reason we were asked to leave, not the room, but the hospital (I don't know why but we did).

The next day we received word that Dette finally gave birth to a healthy 6.5 pound baby boy. Everyone cheered with joy. We were also very happy and thankful to learn that Dette did a great job delivering the baby whom was now resting and doing well.

Unfortunately for me I didn't get the chance to see them both that day because I was manning the store (because everyone was there)but I was glad to hear that they were going to be discharged the next day.

So here he is finally, my first ever nephew!

Iesous Carlyle David Angeles
(ee-ay-sus car-lile)

We all like to call him Ice. =P

Iesous a couple of hours after delivery

Iesous later that day

Iesous today at 3pm

Welcome home Iesous!

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Friday, March 20, 2009

I'm back

It's been quite a while since I last posted a blog entry. My last entry was posted I think December last year and same for my Livejournal blog. My interest for blogging has been very erratic in the past year which eventually disappeared in the turn of 2009. I just didn't have anything to write, nothing interesting or stuff worth writing about was happening. I guess it comes with the territory. The only thing I kept up-to-date was Twitter because I just love that 140 character limit. LOL

On a more brighter news, I just finished packing and boxing all my stuff. I am gleeful to say that I will be moving back to the big city in a few days. I was supposed to move back tonight but my nephew decided he wanted to be born today so our trip was cancelled. I'm a teeny weeny bit frustrated because my back really hurts after everything I've done today just to be told that I wasn't going anywhere. LOL But then again my nephew being born is the best news ever. I'm so excited!

more news soon...

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