It would be really nice to be able to go out of the country and volunteer. i know, there are a lot of people who are in need here (Phils.). but it would be different if i'd experience and learn from another culture. *sighs*.... I wish i can go and volunteer in Argentina on January... just for 4 months. it would be sooo awesome! though i doubt that mom and dad would approve of it...
#1. it's expensive
#2. i have no one with me (no other contact)
#3. they wont approve of the idea of me living with foster parents...
this is so frustrating. i like it so badly... if there's a will, there's a way!.... hrmmm ... i should think of a plan to raise money for this so i can eliminate #1. to eliminate #2, i should organize a group (friends) who are willing to join the program. I will have to bring my cousin with me since she has a friend in argentina. that way, i can get rid of #3 (for accomodations, haha)... i shall think of this everyday... it shall materialize someday. yey!
Marami kayang corned beef don? hrmmm. hihi.
I've seen this beverage in Discovery Travel and Living Channel. It's like the Argentinian Starbucks. hehe. I want to taste this! :) It's called Mate.
I went to the ZOO yesterday!!! woohooo!!! i love the animals!!!... i just dislike their stink... i saw an elephant, exotic birds, a hippo(!) and a sleeping tiger. there were nocturnal bears, too... it's really interesting. i've never seen such large snakes ever! looked like they were anacondas (i know, there aren't any in the Phils)... the monkeys, by the way, reminded me of the silly furball that pulled my flowery blue skirt and won't let go when i was 7 years old. haha!
I went to the zoo primarily to take pics of the animals. unfortunately, i left my beloved gear and was not able to get satisfying shots. ohwell. next time, i shall bring the thing with me. always.
Klik is my new photo club family (club na nga, family pa. haha). i am really thankful to have met new and interesting people whom i share the same interest with. Tim, the organizer, was so nice. he even lent me his flash! he also shares tidbits of tips/ techniques on how to go about taking pics. there were after shoot dinners... tsk. i missed those. had to get home early to my lola's house. Cinderella mode. haay.
Ahh. there are a lot to learn in photography. Yes, cameras of today are made to think for us to save time and effort. but to really understand it and get the real essence of photography, you really have to study it.. hone it. so.. what are the basics? you have to learn the ISO, aperture and shutterspeed. once you get the 3 basic "pillars" (?), you can go and do your thing. By the way, i'd like to thank Tim Ignacio for organizing the photoshoot; Midge and Den for posing for us; Bobbit, Erwin, Jun and the other photogs for sharing tidbits about style and technique. Here are some of my photos. :)
these are my new set of photo buddies. friendly people. :) this shot was taken by erwin. see the inscription on the lower right corner? that's his website.
I will take my time learning this. hindi ako magmamadali. :)