Kung kami, kami - Vina Morales

Sunday, February 18, 2007

At eto pa...

Click na click!

I’m no professional but toting a camera to a place that is at the same time vibrant and decadent like Ongpin in Binondo can give you a real high. All of a sudden you notice everything, you are sensitive to everything. Better yet, you are constantly in search of a good shot—and in that sense your dormant senses come alive. And that’s a good thing. Anyway, here was the outcome of my first date with the lens.

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Maxi in Ongpin

I played the Sartorialist during the Chinese New Year Celebration in Ongpin and this was my best shot.


Sunday, February 04, 2007

Chill lang

You wonder if it’s got something to do with the dangerously erratic climate change the past few years but it was too damn cold for me to give the sudden weather change in our province some thought. The cold—19 degrees (in a normally 30-degree weather)—was something I haven’t experienced in years. It was literally freezing in good ol’ Bayombong last February 1 and 2. I haven’t experience this in such a looong time. When we were young, fog literally came out of our mouths—and that was the closest we came to a taste of the US then. Hahaha. Now the chill is back and I had to enjoy it while it lasted. My daughter and I went to the park and the cold was just creeping from everywhere—open hems, nose, ears – and that was 3 pm, when the sun was supposed to be at its hottest. Snow na lang talaga! In the picture above, my daughter’s cheeks were starting to get rosy like those bundled-up Chinese babies you see on magazines (teka, halata ba?). It felt like being in a different place,–and it felt great (and nostalgic na rin cause we used to have the same weather for an entire month as kids!) At night we wore leggings beneath our PJs, socks and super thick blankets. Best part is snuggling under the covers with my baby just to get warmth from each other. In the morning we have to deal with the same thing all over—literally afraid to take a pee because the toilet seat will freeze our butts off. The experience seemed surreal.

Now, where the hell are those Uggs? Chathows!