Monday, December 27, 2010

Heaven In Technicolor

LEGO shopping in Singapore is like heaven. Not only because of the much better selection but also, and more importantly, because of the cheaper price. It is great to see sets going at prices close to, or even lower (with discounts) than, their US retail prices. Our local price goes from double to almost triple of retail, which is just plain crazy.

Of course, since we are trying to stay away from themed sets, we picked up mostly Bricks & More and a couple of City impulse sets with minifigs to go with them.

If you are hitting Singapore and plan to pick up a few sets, hop on over to A Modular Life for a fantastic shopping guide maintained by a nice AFFOL Erica.

Monday, December 20, 2010

We Flew

Pooh went with me.

I ♥ SQ.

So comfy even Pooh fell asleep.

Where to next? (",)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Stuff That Makes Up The World

Getting the LEGO digital camera somehow rekindled my love for LEGO bricks and building. Little P. and I plan to amass tons of basic bricks for gazillions of constructing fun. Never mind the themed sets. I think having a brick stock and just grabbing some images off the net would be more fun. Plus, we love multicolor builds, "real" colors are just plain dull.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Whoopass Stew!

We are done saving the world. I swear Mojo Jojo would never return after being mobbed by a hundred or so Powerpuff Girls.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Above is the X-Treme Pix, a camera that is said to be a Blaster hiding behind a differently colored body. The original Nickelodeon Photoblaster has been discontinued years ago. The last batches came out in 1999. This fun camera creates four separate images off a single frame (yes, four clicks).

Today, I got my first Blaster roll, a May 2006 expired Fuji Superia 400, back.

I am one happy film shooter.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010


We got sick. Again. Little P. had to be hospitalized. Then it was my turn. Maybe it was a superbug from Pakistan that did us in. Or maybe, it is the city that is slowly killing us.

We are up now. I am still unable to breathe normally but dreaming of fresh air and some time away from work and school. The bad city has a way of getting in the way of things though. Commitments, meetings. Not even a 6-year old is spared. Exams, activities.

This city is bad, really bad.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Buck Stops Here

I was supposed to post about some "thing" here but it seemed totally inapproriate with the current situation of my right "foot". That original post will come out when I get better. Those who love seeing me get in trouble with the wifey better keep watching this space. Nope, nothing to do with maxing out a Citibank credit card or emptying a bank account. The wifey, though, might say "close enough".

Sunday, August 15, 2010


Got a new toy.

Just like its predecessor the FDC01, aka SQ28M, this baby has a horrible shutter lag. (I was hoping they already worked on that.) Hence, it is not suited for drive-by snapping which is only what my time allows right now. A proper "photowalk" awaits.

I have not paid for this yet. My dear wifey would be glad to know that I did not have to break into our bank account. Yet. Think of it as a credit card purchase without the interest. (Right, 'tol? Hehe.)

Here is a sample capture using the yellow mode:

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Where Is Spongebob?

Kids came, expecting to see the yellow sponge. Only The Chinese hopper showed up. I too, was disappointed.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Those Are Not Roses.

I thought I was done buying diapers.

Yes, it poops. I can smell it. Same odor as burning money.

Saturday, July 24, 2010


Finally got this colorway. A retro, yes, from 2003. I got this since OG ones that I have encountered are not wearable. (Sapatos yan, hindi trophy.)

Joining an old friend.

My dear wife, do not worry. I am staying retired, I just could not pass this one up.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Plastic Fantastic

My flood shoes are here. They join the wifey's Melissas and Little P's Crocs.

Please, leave the Crocs to the toddlers.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Who Needs An LC-A?

I got my second film camera today, a Vivitar Ultra Wide & Slim. My first one I got as a gift when I was in high school more than two decades ago. Somewhere among all the junk we have in the province that camera is waiting.

The UWS is known as the "poor man's LC-A" (that really expensive plastic camera from Lomography). Like the LC-A the UWS can also produce fantastic color saturation and vignetting. I love those effects on my photos. My VQs can do the same. Sometimes though I wish for a viewfinder, hence, the UWS.

What concerns me now is the "total" cost of owning a film camera. I have checked the net, and the good films go for around 5-7 US dollars. Then we have the cost of film processing and film-to-cd service.

So the UWS remains untouched, waiting for her turn.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

I Stand Alone

Film cameras have crossed my mind a few times since I picked up "snapping pictures" as a hobby. There are a couple of models that I think would suit me. I tried acquiring one but it went beyond my hobby fund. Also holding me back is the cost of films and film processing. Plus, I honestly think my "toidejikames" are better than any toy film cameras out there. A free camera would go a long way in making me think otherwise. Just in time, Ms. Jennifer Young of i art u is giving away a Holga TLR and some other yummy goodies from Fourcornersdark.

Hop on over to i art u. Read the archives as well. Very good read. If you end up winning the Holga, send it over to me. You will be a better person for it. Trust me.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Trouble Is Upon Us

Little Popot is going to a new and bigger school next school term. She hates being called small now. "I am five, turning six."

She tried on her school uniform today. Yup, trouble is just around the corner now. I can see myself waiting on the porch with a double barrel on my lap.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

The Once and Future King

And my big toe is killing me again, exactly a year since our last battle. Must stay away from those nuts. (Man, I love those nuts.) Would not mind now if Little P keeps on finding my stash. This time though, I think it is that "bulalo" that did me in. Somewhere up there a cow is laughing.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

We Love Staring At Blank Walls

I am staying away from the term lomography and lomo when I talk about my photographs. There are elitists out there who think lomo is about the camera and not about the approach and the photograph (haha) and I do not want to deal with these people. So, when it comes to my pictures, I am using the terms lowres (low resolution) and lofi (low fidelity). Funny though, now that I am in Flickr, lomography groups from all over keep on inviting me to join their pools. Weird. Hilarious.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Our Eyes

Like always, this blog has been put on the side for quite some time. Various things occupying my time and my mind. I have had tossed around some blog entries but I ended up not wanting to share them. I am quite selfish that way.

Still into digital lofi photography. I got my third model late March, the FDC01 (SQ28M in Japan). Even Little Popot is getting in on it.

I am finding it harder and harder to be into things that Popot likes. I no longer can sway her taste towards things that "we" like. While we still have Pikachu and Mickey, Barbie and Ariel has taken up most of her time (and our time). So, it is a wonderful occassion when she gets interested in the things that I am into.

We went out for this afternoon, only the VQ and the FD with us.

Little P's shots:

Sunday, February 21, 2010


The RC card edition is finally here.

And it is complete. All the single releases. Took years, but the long hunt is over.

Bonus pic. "The Rookie Card."

Sorry kids. I am not into Mcfarlanes

Friday, February 12, 2010

Yes Or No?

This girl asked me out for Valentine's.


This blog is dead. Do not blame it on my neighbor securing his interwebs. Somehow there is no longer that much of a need for sharing, no matter how little I like to share. We have become crazy with all the sharing. I am thinking a sentence, maybe a photo, would be better if churned out regularly. Like a Tweet or a Facebook status update, only more mysterious (I hope). Maybe I would even throw in some action words and adjectives to make it more fun.

Okay. Do not want to keep you too long. I myself have a lot of FB status to make fun of.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Bad Blood

January is almost over. That means only one thing. I am sick. It is a yearly thing now. When the last week of January comes, the gods start to toy with me, putting my body through some really rough days (and nights).

The nebulizer is on standby now. We got this for the little one. It is me though that is regularly hooked up to it. I have no complaints. Better me than her. It feels worse when she is the one on it.

Since the holidays I have been feeling a need to sweat, to let out poisons I have taken in during the past year and are circulating in me. I do not feel right. More than a physical thing, I know it is a mental thing too. My mind is full of traffic jams. My lungs with bad air.

Anybody up for a getaway?!

Sunday, January 3, 2010