The Week That Was

The Week That Was: Sun, Sand, Beaches, Rock shows, Coffee, Food

Hello world! I’m updating from the comforts of my bed right now because I can’t be bothered to get up and do it from my desk. Not feeling well at the moment, and I’d like to think this is from the constant going out in the past weeks. My health has finally taken a toll on me, sadly. This sucks, too, because my birthday is coming up. FML

Getting sick just a few days before my birthday is normal, in my case. I don’t know why. And as always, I never learn. I could say now that I won’t go out weeks before my birthday, in hopes to avoid the same thing happening over again.. but give it a few more months and I would have forgotten about my ~promise~.

Anyhoo, I’ve always wanted to do this thing I see in blogs.. wherein you post 6-9 photos from your IG feed from the previous week and give a description to it. It has a bunch of different names, and I don’t know if this one I’m using is taken or is being used widely or owned already.. But here you go, my “The Week That Was”. Lol. I don’t do this kind of post that often because I don’t have an exciting IG feed like everyone else since I’m mostly at home. However, the last two weeks have been crazy and fun.. and definitely made me busy than the usual.  Read more…

Quick Rundown of the Past Few Weeks

Oh hi there. I haven’t posted anything new for the last couple of weeks. My bad. I’m falling back to my old habits, haha.

Lemme put up a picspam for you in this entry; let you in on a sneak peek of what’s been going on and what I’ve been up to.

Disclaimer: It’s might not THAT exciting. Don’t get your hopes up. But it will be long, as usual. :P

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Teeth: The Reunion Part II at The Piazza at Venice, McKinley Hill

So, apparently, this happened! I knew they just had their reunion show last month, but I was not expecting that there would be a part two. I didn’t go to the first one because I knew it was going to be rowdy and that big of a crowd and myself don’t mix well.

This show drew in a smaller crowd BUT I liked the setlist of this show (better? nah I’ve no idea what was played in the first show so I can’t and won’t compare) and even better — there was a meet and greet after the show. Now I don’t know if there was one at the first show too, but I feel that the one I went to was worth it because it was a free show, semi-intimate audience/crowd, heard all the songs I’ve waited to hear live (Shooting Star!), meet and greet after, got to talk to the members, had some stuff signed. Win-win situation for me. Read more…

Instaxin’ Around Hong Kong

One of the things I brought with me was my new Instax camera. Sure, it’s another added weight and annoyance to my already-heavy bag that I took with me wherever I went; and yes, instant photography at the moment is just another gimmick but I already have thousands of digital photos from my previous visits — I should even that out w/ “old school photographs” of it, too.

I have used it a lot ever since I got it weeks ago. I looove it! Would I spend on films if I didn’t? I’m close to filling up my 240-slot card holder slash Instax album! Hehe. :P I always find ways to use it. Like whenever I meet w/ my friends, for sure there has to be an Instax from that hangout.

Hong Kong in Instax

I was a little worried that I won’t get to use the camera much since I was on my own but much to my relief, I had company over the weekend! Hahaha. Thank you for taking time off your day to hangout with me. ;)

So here are some Instax photos from over the weekend. :)  Read more…

My Unpopular Not Really 7107-Related Night

Everyone has their share of opinions about the recently concluded 7107 music festival last weekend. No, I didn’t go. (#brokeassblogger problems) But would it count for anything that I did go to one of the mall shows w/ a couple of their artists headlining it?

Well I did, and it was ‘nice’. I am not a fan nor do I know a handful of songs from both performers, but it’s still something. At the end of the day I’d have my own story related to 7107 to tell people about. Hahahaha. Not close, not quite, but still somehow connected.

Yeah, keep telling yourself that. 

So what really happened was that I accompanied a friend (who’s already going to the festival itself the next day, w/ tickets and hotel accommodation already set, by the way) to the 2nd mall show featuring The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and The Astroid Galaxy Tour. It was in the Venice Piazza mall in the McKinley Hill, BGC. Far from where I usually go. Show’s venue was at the open area location.

Venice Piazza Mall, McKinley Hill BGC

It was my 2nd time to go to that mall and we even got lost on our way there. That’s what happens when you try to save up money by taking multiple public transports even though you have no concrete idea how to go there instead of saving time (but not money) and getting a cab in the first place that’ll take you there. Luckily when we arrived, the show hasn’t started yet.  Read more…

Of Catching Up With a Friend and Trying a New Resto

Last month, while I was organizing my photos from the MaD show, I suddenly had this idea of having some of them printed. Not my shots from the show itself, but the spontaneous photo-ops w/ the artists after the show. And I also thought of compiling everything, like a small album for my own — that sort of thing. When you have been doing this for a while, it’s kind of hard to keep track, cuz they’re growing in numbers over the years. In the end, I thought that wouldn’t be a bad idea at all.

Shortly after that, I thought about the means of having these photos printed. It would be very costly if I go out every time to have them printed and done professionally at a photo developing studio. Then I remembered those portable Canon Selphy printers. My friend has one of those, and they were fun to use last time I remember. Thought about its practicality and cost of the paper and inks, realized that it’s not that bad.. especially for the quality of the photos which cannot be beat by the regular print quality of home printers (inkjet type).

I texted her and within a few hours, we have agreed to meet up the next day cuz she’ll lend me her printer. T’was the right time because she isn’t using it now because she doesn’t have any photography classes requiring it. :)

I headed to the Mall of Asia maybe two hours earlier than her and while I was waiting to hear from her.. I took these random photos whenever I stopped by a random corner around the mall.

Mall of Asia

Mall of Asia

Nothing special, just paying attention to the geometric shapes they formed. Probably not a big deal to you but I like the contrast of the photos. Read more…