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Day 22 to Day 27

Day 22: Favourite Memory

m.a.j.e.


This was a hard theme. Honestly, nothing really popped out immediately after reading the topic. I had a good childhood. I have an endearing family and friends. They make me happy that 95% of the moments I spent with them are part of my fondest memories. (5% for misunderstandings).

I chose a different tactic to arrive to a solution. What is my recent best/happiest/favourite memory? I backtracked to what had happened early this year to last month. 😉 Nice thinking. Good Job.

On the eve of my birthday (I’m a December baby), it was our high school batch’s first Christmas party since graduating, well, high school. Minutes after midnight, we semi-celebrated my birthday with shots for everyone. I didn’t buy those shots, btw. (They were from the actual party. lol) It was my first time celebrating it like that. 🙂 It gave me warm and fuzzy feelings. That night, we (A and I) slept over at J’s house. It was also my first time to celebrate my birthday over at someone else’s house. 😉 We spent the whole day and afternoon just chilling.

The cake was a ‘surprise’ from the CCK siblings (J and her 2 sisters) and A. M was on skype, which was also a surprise. Love you dears~ ♥♥♥

 
Day 23: Any Animal/bird

Peanuts


Erm….. The birds in the neighbourhood don’t really… show themselves after working hours. And, mornings are always a rush here. The rest of the hours, I’m stuck inside the office. So… this is close enough… ^^; Woodstock.

 
Day 24: Random

mason jar and tea light


This photo was supposed to be number 102 photo, but I keep on forgetting to share it here. A few weeks ago I released my stress/irritation by doing some arts&crafts. I spray painted a few mason jars: 2 whites, 1 olive green, and 1 glow-in-the-dark. I didn’t know what to do with them yet minus the glow-in-the-dark one. That is until our house’s fuse box suddenly decided to not receive electricity from the main line anymore.

Good thing I had made the said project! The white ones were perfect. The candle inside the small white jar illuminated the room more than when the candle is outside the jar. Not to mention it is safer. For the tea light to not stick on the jar, I had a few stones and sands left from my modelling kit back in college. I poured all of my scraps inside, which was nothing much (approx. 1cm). I then placed the tea light on it. Ta-da~!

The set was on our porch.

 
Day 25: Purchased

a few items


Monopoly Deal was once a hipster thing. Now it’s mainstream. But, I still like it anyway. I have played this game since early last year, but I have just recently bought my own set (last Saturday to be exact). I’m planning on buying the Sorry! cards. Although, I don’t know anyone else here who is familiar with the Sorry! board game aside from achi and shobe…

The Hooray for Today is from Mcdonalds. I have mentioned this before on Day 7. Technically, I purchased this by completing the breakfast card. XD

Goody’s Spin Pin! I’m still practicing on how to use them on my medium length layered hair. I have tried it on my sister who has longer hair, and it was magic! I plan on buying the bun spin spiral, too! 🙂

 
Day 26: Small Objects


The pieces of jewellery are from mom’s, who gave it to me. I’m a dragon; hence the dragon pendant. My sisters have their’s, too. A tiger and a ram. Amongst the 3 of us, I wear earrings more often than my 2 sisters do. I only wear these for special occasions. But, I do sometimes wear the earrings on family day outs.

The other items are my small object necessities: The mp3 player to kill time; the bobby pins and hair bands for taming my hair; Lipice lipbalm for chapped lips (lol obviously); and Vicks VapoRub for sinusitis attacks.

 
Day 27: Building

around the vicinity of COEX, Seoul, South Korea


This is a photo from late last year, but I don’t think I had ever shared it here yet. This was not the most impressive building in Seoul, but I like the effect of the details when one looks at it from the ground. It’s almost psychedelic or mind-boggling!

 
 
 
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Day 16 to Day 21

Day 16: Something Old

a few hand-me-downs and others


The books were previously owned by my dad: Le Corbusier 1910 – 65, Architectural Graphic Standards 6th edition, and Og Mandino’s The Greatest Salesman in the World.

Some toys I had from when I was a kid: jackstones and glow-in-the-dark T-Rex.

 
Day 17: Inspiring


Meet my first few favorite, somewhat cliché, /idol architects: I.M. Pei, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Le Corbusier. Okay… so maybe that little book is not really about Wright… haha. But he was the one who designed the structure on the cover. ^^;

The Little Prince of Antoine de Saint Exupéry also is one of my all time favorite book. The book is simple and easy to read, but the messages are really moving. 🙂

 
Day 18: Black &White

coincidence


This was not on purpose…. But, I wore mostly black and white last Sunday. The only teeny pops of colors were my earrings, anklet, and necklace. In truth, I forgot to consult my notebook for the 18th day challenge ^^;

My everyday clothes are t-shirts and shorts/pants (for work). If I thought my shirt was plain. I would don on a necklace. The usual accessories I wear are a watch, earrings, hair ties, eyeglasses; additional accessories on weekends: a bracelet and anklet. As for footwear, I usually wear ballet flats or sneakers. But, I sometimes wear heels on Sundays. =)

 
Day 19: Clouds

up in the sky


Okay… So this was an old photo….

 
Day 20: Trees

also an old photo


Yongdusan Park, Busan.

 
Day 21: In Motion

again, also an old photo


Cheonggyecheon, Seoul

Intersting fact about Cheonggyechen: The creek was once covered up because of its deteriorating conditions. It was heavily traffic, very much similar to EDSA I think, or even worse. In 2003, they removed the elevated highway which caused several disagreements with the locals. Many protested, but the revival of the stream still proceeded. Now, it serves as a recreation area for the people and a tourist destination. It is also a date destination for couples. Lol. But, what intrigued me the most was that Cheonggyecheon also serve as a catch basin for heavy rain falls! So, Philippines, when will we ‘get one of those?’

 
 
 
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Day 13 to Day 15

Day 13: Technology

Simple ‘Machines’ or what not


When one mentions technology, words like gadgets, video game consoles, personal computers, automobiles, etc. immediately pops up. Well, I thought I’d post something differently.

Some things that we take for granted: fabrics, watches, tapes, glues, lenses, papers, standard measuring materials. =)

 
Day 14: 5 Facts


1) Chinese zodiac sign: Dragon (龍)

2) My initials are E.V.O.L.; L meaning Lim. I reversed it: milove. It sounded like my love, so I removed the V. Hence; miloe 🙂 (fun fact: my 2 sisters’ initials are also e.v.o.l ^^ E from dad’s first name, V from mom’s :))

3) I love unruled notebooks ♥ It’s where I put my schedules, ideas, doodles, etc.

4) I also adore writing materials. Whenever we travel, I can’t leave my notebook and pens/pencils. ♥

5) My family sometimes calls me a camel. This is because I can’t be seen without my water jar/bottle, especially at home. Haha. I love drinking water, but not an aquaholic.I like it lukewarm than cold.

 
Day 15: Sky

sunset funset


Initially, I thought of taking the sky photo from the reflection of a puddle of water. It didn’t rain yesterday; but while walking to the main road, this site greeted me. It was soooo pretty! The vivid colors were like a reverse flame— the bluish hue at the top fading to violet, pink, red orange, yellow. The giant ball of fire, reflecting on glass curtains casting a red orange glow to the city. A rare site in the metro. 🙂

 
 
 
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Day 9 to Day 12

La-la-la-la catching up yet again~~~

DAY 9: Flowers

Origami


My only décor here in my cubicle at work. A few more days left before moving to another office~~~ 🙂

 
Day 9: What I am wearing (more like what I wore)

Saturday chill day


Last Saturday was quite uneventful. Just went to the salon to have my hair trimmed (for the Chinese New Year~~!) and try that hair treatment. Hair treatment seems fine. O_o Might have it treated again after holy week. 🙂

This t-shirt is one of my favorites! The shirt was originally just for guys, but I love the design! I mean, look! It’s the Parthenon! XD Dad bought the Great Wall of China. 😀 ooh~! Couple shirts~! lol =))

 
DAY 10: Faceless Self-Portrait

peek-a-boo!


Okay, so this is obviously not me lol. But I thought it was too cute to ignore. ^^;

 
DAY 12: Scene from a window

embouteillage


This is what I see everyday going home from work: lots of cars. …Do they have a term for a group of cars? ..A pollution of cars?

That tall classical building is actually a funeral home. ^^; The name of the establishment is Sanctuarium. Kind of grand for a funeral home, ey? I don’t know why they put funeral homes along that road. Yes, there are others more.

 
 
 
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Day 8: Chocolate

Choc*Nut

 

One of the country’s local chocolate. The size of one choc*nut is approxiamtely 2.54cm x 7.62cm (1″x3″).

I have been eating this since I was a kid, and it still is my number one fave local chocolate. =) It has a nutty taste; hence the name choc*nut I guess. (Chocolate and nut lol). Choc*Nut is usually included in my Christmas bag of goodies. 😀

Thank you to officemate who gave me 4 of these ^^. Nice timing for day 8~~

 
 
 
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Day 6 and Day 7

Day 6: From a Distance

Quezon City Circle

 

One of the highest points in Quezon City. If Quezon City Circle is flooded, the water would be at the second floor of our house. Or worse: the roof. o_o

 
Day 7: Sunset

doodle

 

I have done this sketch a long time ago. If I rememberer correctly, this was in high school, since my signature here was different. ^^; I was not able to capture a real sunset because today was cloudy. The sky/colors weren’t pretty.

Mcdonalds also has this breakfast promo wherein you have to complete the card’s ‘breakfast menu.’ Once you complete it, you get this cute post-its to ‘share positivity’ to anyone. I think it is quirky. 🙂

 
Oh yeah~! I’m on schedule once again. ^^ tomorrow is Day 8: Chocolate. =)

Cheers! ^^

 
 
 
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Day 2 to Day 5

DAY 2: Outdoor

The Ruins

 

This classical structure is a tourist attraction in Bacolod called The Ruins. The structure was built n the mid 1800s and then ‘burned down’ during the WWII. After more than 100 years, it is still standing proudly on the estate looking as if it is just under construction.

Imagine what it would have looked like when it was complete. The structure’s building materials and technologies used were top-notched: A-grade concrete, long-span 2-inch thick wooden floors (approx 1m x 20.5m), etc. They were also already using pipes for electrical wires. The septic tank used back then, is still being used right now. Inside the structure, there is a still well-kept interior garden. I can go on forever gushing about The Ruins, but I might bore you ;). All I can say is, THIS IS A MUST VISIT!!!

My sister went to Bacolod to attend a relative’s wedding. I was browsing through her photos and found this. I love the reflection of the structure. It looked as if the estate has a large pond when in fact, it doesn’t. It does have a fountain though ^^; I love the illusion of the photo.

Short history of the Ruins click here 🙂

 
DAY 3: Shadow of anything

site photo

 

This structure is actually one of my current job’s government project. I like how the sun was cast on the marble accent wall from the louvers. The shadow added drama to the structure. The second floor windows you see here are supposed to have horizontal louvers. Yeah… you just can’t not have problems in construction, especially when it is a government project.

 
DAY 4: Favorite Color

绿色

 

Well, obviously my fave color is green. Haha. These are the green-colored stuffs inside my bag today. I used to have more green stuffs. =)

 
DAY 5: What I ate

food from Bacolod

 

This is my lunch for today! Achi, dad, and grandma came home last night from Bacolod. One of the few things that must be brought home to enter the home is Aida’s Chicken Inasal! No other Chicken Inasal can be compared to this (…or maybe JT Manukan’s can).

My dessert/snacks: caramel boat tarts and butter scotches from Virgie’s, also from Bacolod. =)

 
 
 
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Day 1: Name

蔣玉卿

 

Yes, that is my actual Chinese name. The pinyin is Jiǎng Yù Qīng.

From my last trip to Shanghai, I bought this Chinese stone hand-carved stamp. I was so fascinated by it that I stamp it on all of my notebooks! The stamp was inexpensive, because the stone I picked was cheap. I wanted a jade one, but obviously it was very expensive. (o_o)

 
Today is the 366th day since starting this photo blog. 😀 I thought it is the perfect date to start the photo challenge. ^^

 
 
 
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THE 30 day photo challenge — soon.

I had mentioned before of trying a photo challenge… I surfed the net for ideas/lists, but this so far had caught my attention. Not only is it fun, but also quite recent! =)) Most were from 2010 or early 2011. :)) So… good luck to me! oh when shall I start… hmm… maybe mid this month or at least until I had done some of my self projects. My mind is in a bit clutter right now. wtg to start a new year. Shall update soooooooon!

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