I’m not a dangling earrings person. I feel awkward wearing those and I’d prefer the simplest and tiniest studs over a pair of dangling earrings. Not until my friend told me to look at Reeds.com for honora pearls and saw these…
Now this black pearl is another story… I love black! And not just black but silver and black! I would like to wear this pair at least once in my lifetime. Isn’t a beaut?
My friend kept talking about this cheap tabla set at musicians friend the other day and I didn’t get the chance to ask him what was it. So, I checked it out and here’s what it is
Looks cool, huh? And I’m sure these drums sound cool, too.
Been fascinated with drums since my high school days but I never got the chance to really try it. My friend taught how to play a very basic beat and that’s it. It is very complicated and I’m not sure if my mind can grasp how to play complicated beats but I’d really love to try playing these tabla drums.
After being being deployed to a typhoon-hit area in the Philippines, what’s next? I attended a post-deployment evaluation and meeting yesterday and it was said that our next phase (after the relief operations) will be rehabilitation.
If I only have the budget, I’d like to donate a couple of CMM kits but they’re too expensive for me and I can’t find them in local stores except for here. These sets will be perfect for the rehab phase, don’t you think?
Anyway, I’m already excited for our next project. I can’t wait to get started!
So… I went on a volunteer work a couple of weeks ago and one dilemma I encountered is how to pack light. I’m used to packing light but my problem was, I had to bring a sleeping bag and a pillow and my backpack is too small to include these. Imagine this, I only have a daypack and I need to pack for 7 days including the sleeping bag and the pillow. I ended up bringing another bag for the sleeping bag, the pillow and my trek boots. Haha.
Anyway, here’s a guide on how to efficiently pack your backpack, credits to “Erik the Black” Asorson of www.blackwoodspress.com/blog. This is very helpful for me especially since I have slipped disk. (Click photo to view large version.)
How to Pack a Backpack
And here’s the link to the blog post for more details http://blackwoodspress.com/blog/9556/how-to-pack-a-backpack/.
I was on board a ship for 8 days. It was a very nice experience but it would have been better if it had a built-in fireplace like the fireplace mantel here. Choosy much? Haha! Just kidding.
I’ll post about my trip next time, with pictures, of course.
This is actually the second time that I made a pinhole camera. The first one was a matchbox one and I guess it would have been successful if only I Googled the correct exposure times before trying it out. All my shots were overexposed. I was pretty disappointed it took me years before giving it another try… and this is it.
This time I decided to build a more sophisticated pinhole camera courtesy of Corbis. Below are some photos I took while building it:
And here is the finished pinhole camera:
I’m planning to join the World Pinhole Photography Day next year and this is just practice. I hope that I’ll get at least one successful shot with this one. I loaded it with an expired 36-shot film, so, good luck, really. Haha!