It’s become a tradition for me to head over to Los Baños every October for Angela’s birthday. Last year was the first time that my high school friends (minus Louise, Mae Ann and Pauline) reunited for the said trip. We planned months ahead and on Angela’s birthday weekend, piled into Anna’s van and traveled to Laguna.
We only stayed over night but we’re definitely thinking of going back in the future. The farm of Tita Kim was so picturesque, it was hard to put down the Zenit. This photo set doesn’t include alot of events but it captures exactly how the weekend went: a quiet and much needed getaway from busy Manila.
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I love people watching. A few years back, I used to do this thing where I make commentary on whatever I see at the airport and make snarky posts about it on Twitter. That was when the system of NAIA was extra shitty (but as if that’s gotten any better today) and there wasn’t much to do except post tweets on my airport adventures.
Lately, I don’t do that anymore because I decided that I should be a respectable adult (lol) that does adult things like read a book or take a nap while waiting for my flight. 2015 was not a travel-themed year and so I only left Manila twice
(new world record). The first of the two being when I had to go home for my great grandmother’s 100th birthday celebration (mid-July 2015).
I call this “Adult things to do at NAIA 2”
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I first heard about Kamameshi House from Val a couple of years back. He and his parents used to travel all the way to Manila from Quezon City just to eat there. It’s funny because I have lived in Taft for 6 years and I’ve never eaten there ’til recently. Good thing my trusty sidekick is always ready to try new restaurants even without consulting Google or Looloo for ratings.
It was a lot better than I expected. Since it was situated along Zobel Roxas, I didn’t think much of it except that it had that typical Japanese restaurant look for its exterior. Inside was a whole different story! The place could easily be mistaken for one of those fancy shmancy ones in Little Tokyo and the food was two thumbs up.
Ralf asked me if he could smoke after we ate and since I brought my Zenit (loaded with ISO 400 film!), I decided to take some photos of the place
and of him smoking.
So far, I’m really satisfied with my Zenit 122. Even if it feels like a million pounds in my hand bag, it definitely yields amazing results. I know I still have to practice with my night photography but hey, neon lights always makes everything so much more interesting.
When I started doing film photography again, I found a couple of 120 mm rolls that I never got processed back in 2011. I didn’t know what they were at the time and it took forever to find a place that processed and scanned this film format (Thank you, YKL Color Lab Sto. Domingo!). While going through the rolls, I saw a couple of shots from my trip to India that year. So far, India is still one of my most favourite places and to get certified for yoga there is still on my bucket list.