Starter Pack for Film Photography First Timers

Time will come that film photography will be known again just like during its times. To make that happen, let me help you and let me provide the minds of the youth today how to start film photography.

Before getting yourself into film photography, I know you thoroughly searched the net where you’re going to get all the stuff you need. Lucky you, because you won’t have pressure at asking Google the whereabouts of the supplies you need. I’d listed it down for you.

First. CAMERA.

Of course, you need a camera. You can’t do this hobby without the main item. I started to love this hobby when I saw a lomo camera in one of the branches of Team Manila.

1. This is where I found Diana.Β This type of film camera is different from the SLR we usually think of. It has different lenses like fish eye, micro, and such. Most of these are small and if you’re really new to this kind of interest, you may think that it’s a toy. On the other hand, if you’re into VSCO filters, this kind provides variety of awesome film effect. Just shoot, no need to edit.

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What happened to me lately | Anniversary

Ngayon, nagdecide akong isulat ito sa Tagalog.
Sobrang daming title ang naiisip ko para sa article na ‘to sa pagsariwa ng nangyari sa’kin isang taon ang nakakalipas – Surviving the Pain 101, Those Faces I Want to Punch, Kill them with Kindness, at kung anu-ano pa. Kaso, minabuti kong simplehan nalang katulad ng ibang title.

Hindi na ‘ko magkukwento nang pinakanangyari. Sasabihin ko na lang kung ano ang nangyari pagkatapos.


Masakit. At masakit dahil ilang araw nalang bago ang kaarawan ng nanay ko. Regalo ko ang isang masamang balita. Kalmado kong sinabi pero alam ko umiiyak na siya. Hindi niya lang pinapakita. Hindi siya sumasabay sa tuwing dadapa nalang ako at hahagulgol. Parang tanga di ba? Parang tanga sa mga hindi nararamdaman ang sakit.

Isang buwan pagkatapos, may desisyon akong pwedeng gawin. Pwede akong bumawi, pwede akong lumaban pero hindi ko ginawa dahil ayokong magdesisyon ng sobrang lungkot o sobrang galit. Basta ang alam ko, bwisit kayo, pupunta akong Baguio.

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Nature friendly coffee shop

Some people know that I am fond of drinking coffee. However, this year, I decided to lie low in drinking because of my health. Still, the universe of coffee is pulling me closer with it’s aroma. I cannot contain.

While I was searching online for places in Manila, I found a photo of this coffee shop named Blocleaf Cafe. It is fascinating because of the calming interior it has. For a first time, I took the chance to visit and work in this Muji inspired cafeteria.


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Time to visit Escolta Manila

Escolta, if you haven’t heard, is an old street in Manila connected with Ongpin, Binondo, Sta Cruz, and Divisoria. I’ve been living in Manila for almost five years now and I have less interest with this area – not just Escolta but the the whole area after crossing Jones Bridge. I don’t like it since it is crowded and bit scary because I grew up hearing bad impressions. Since I was not much interested, I didn’t know where exactly Escolta is.

However, this year, I got a perfect time to know about this place. My experience was way different from what I heard. Thanks to my desperation in finding ways to sell my products and my excitement to use my film camera. I was able to discover about 98B Collaboratory – a place for crafters, and had a chance to enjoy Escolta Block Party.

I took the opportunity to explore the street after our event last Saturday. I called my mom to meet her in Binondo. The weather was gloomy but I love how it gave cool air which was perfect for the walk.

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Found a new hobby | Embroidery

At my age, there are many things to explore and discover and the internet helped me to find those.


Lately, I was searching more ideas for my online shop when I saw cute embroidery patterns on Instagram. I got fascinated with it since it was an old past-time. What I mean is that this hobby was during my grandma’s age and I’m glad that some people are still doing it.

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Paintings made from insecurities

I hope, paintings and sculptures are loved like how most people love music.

Art, I believe is hard to sell, especially if the target market is not art inclined. Artist buy other artists’ design – which for me is the truth of selling this kind of product.

Since I am not very good at painting, I sometimes get insecure with other artists’ work. It made me down because I can’t even create a perfect art. If I enroll myself in an art school, I guess it will frustrate me more because it surely let me know that I am not a real artist.

However, despite my insecurities, the heaven is so gracious that it uses my insecurities to design more. Since I cannot make a realistic design, I used my impotence to design the imperfections.

What will you mostly see in any art gallery? Abstract painting, landscape, portraits, and so on and they are all good. After crying (not literally) with frustration, I decided to paint what some people are insecure about.

I painted three medical conditions.


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They told me I’m beautiful | Guess how

Let me tell you how I look like.

I am a skinny short young lady. My hair is in medium length with very short bangs. They always greet me “annyeong hasaeyo” because my bangs made me look like Korean which in fact I got my hair inspiration from a hipster.

Just in case you imagined that I look like Korean. I’m totally not. My eyebrows don’t look like those you see in K-dramas. Mine is like the eyebrows of the Japanese emperor – thick but messy. I have Asian eyes tho and my lashes are thick and long. I have tiny pimples and open pores. My upper lip is brown while the lower part is pinkish. And oh, my nose is like the angry Tamaraw.

How about my body? This may sound weird and uncomfortable but, okay, let me have you draw it in your mind. As what I’ve said, I am thin but my favorite body part are my collar bones. I don’t have a Kardashian body, by the way.

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I can’t sell these tote bags because I am an introvert

I like making my ideas happen. I can’t sleep until I did it. So, recently, I put my ideas into reality. This idea had actually been thought of since last year but I decided to apply it on the first quarter this year.

I like painting but to tell you honestly, I’m no better in doing it. I get insecure to people who can really draw or paint the exact subject but on the other hand, looking at their artworks makes me think that I can do it too.

I don’t like business. However, this year, I decided to apply the ideas I had last year. I decided to open up an online shop where I can sell my artworks. I both love painting and tote bags which were I started my business with.

My shop is now running for almost five months. Is it getting better? I guess not. Running this shop made me anxious. For months, I have been identifying the problem. My shop is not yet dead but it feels like it’s already close. But despite this malnourished idea, I learned five things in building an online business.Β  Continue reading “I can’t sell these tote bags because I am an introvert”

My first iART FEST: Sticker haul and donation


It has been a long time since I attended an art event. I have been too busy these past few months but I was thankful that a friend invited me to go this event (but ended up going my own since he got a sudden change of schedule).Β 

When my bag met this artwork


Anyway, iARTFEST is obviously an art event conducted at World Trade Manila (it’s my first time to enter this place) last July 19-22 which highlights different masterpiece of local artists. There were photographs, paintings, comics, stickers, and a lot that shows how talented these people are.

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