Friday, August 17, 2007

I feel guilty. I don't think i have been performing my duties well as a biographer of my son. I don't have as many pictures and videos of Jadon in my possession, esp the recent ones, that it is sometimes almost embarassing to respond to people who are requesting for his updated pics.

So will now seriously save for this.


Imaging and Video

Up to 5 megapixel (2592 x 1944 pixels) camera, Carl Zeiss optics, Tessar™ lens, MPEG-4 VGA video capture of up to 30 fps
Direct connection to compatible TV via Nokia Video Connectivity Cable (CA-75U, included in box) or wireless LAN/UPnP
Front camera, CIF (352 x 288) sensor
Video call and video sharing support (WCDMA network services)
Integrated flash
Digital stereo microphone
Flash modes: on, off, automatic, redeye reduction
Rotating gallery
Online album/blog: photo/video uploading from gallery
Nokia Lifeblog 2.0 support
Video and still image editors
Movie director for automated video production

Mobile Video

Video resolutions: up to VGA (640x480) at 30 fps
Audio recording: AAC mono
Digital video stabilization
Video clip length: limited by available memory
Video file format .mp4 (default), .3gp (for MMS)
White balance: automatic, sunny, cloudy, incandescent, fluorescent
Scene: automatic, night
Color tones: normal, sepia, black & white, negative, vivid
Zoom: Digital up to 10x (VGA up to 4x)

Mobile Photography

Image resolution: up to 5 megapixel: (2592 x 1944 pixels)
Still image file format: JPEG/EXIF
Auto focus
Auto exposure - center weighted
Exposure compensation: +2 ~ -2EV at 0.5 step
White balance: automatic, sunny, cloudy, incandescent, fluorescent
Scene: automatic, user, close-up, portrait, landscape, sports, night, night portrait
Color tone: normal, sepia, black & white, negative, vivid
Zoom: Digital up to 20x (5 megapixel up to 6x)

Camera Specifications

Sensor: CMOS, 5 megapixel (2592 x 1944)
Carl Zeiss Optics: Tessar™ lens
Focal length 5.6 mm
Focus range 10 cm ~ infinity
Macro focus distance 10-50 cm
Shutter speed: Mechanical shutter: 1/1000~1/3 s


Rainy Days and Fridays

Due to inclement weather these past few days, with the late announcements of suspension of work (which ours never did), my brain has made its own proclamation that no part of the body, including the brain itself, will perform any official function. The body must get back to bed and curl under the covers.


Anyway, to prevent brain freeze due to cold weather, i bloghopped and left some footprints. i really enjoyed reading their entries and learning new things about life. Though it's hard to live in the real world, it is much more difficult to live in a fantasy away from the real world.


Some friends and i were discussing family finances. My family believes in tithing and we have been living testaments of its effectiveness. There was a time when Roney and I failed to give our tithes, not because we do not want to but we just could not for we had not attended church for quite sometime. The money was still in the bank and the check was ready. Lo and behold, during the month that followed, we were always out of cash. There are still some to shell out for our basic necessities, but there were no excess money for luxuries until we went back to regular tithing.


Rainy days are here again. Did i mention that government work was suspended twice already this week? First was last wednesday, and the second was today. i just hope that it will not bring us into a state of calamity. I wonder if Buendia will be passable this afternoon.


Students are either celebrating their 6-day vacation (from wednesday afternoon to monday (ninoy aquino day)) or pulling their hair for being bored out of their wits.


Haaay. I just hope that the rain stops this afternoon or evening because i plan to go to the gym tomorrow morning. But if the weather is not good, i might just stay at home and play with my boys.


Oooopppsss! I almost forgot! Baby Jadon has an appointment with his pediatrician tomorrow afternoon. Now that he is more aware of his environment and already has his own mind, i wonder how he will act during his visit.


Now that my mind is medyo alert, i will go back to work...

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Music Trip



MERCY ME lyrics


I don’t know why but when i look in your eyes
I feel something that seems so right
You’ve got yours i’ve got mine
I think i’m loosing my mind
Coz i shouldn’t feel this way
Catch me i’m falling for you
And i don’t know what to do

How can something so wrong?
Feel so right all along
Catch me i’m falling for you

How can time be so wrong
For love to come along?
Catch me i’m falling for you

How can love let it go
When it has no place to go
And i can’t go along pretending
That love isn’t here to stay
Catch me i’m falling for you ooh ooh

If i could just walk away
Without you floating today
I would die just thinking of you
I know we can’t therefore be more friends you and me
But why do i feel this way

Catch me i’m falling for you
And i don’t know what to do

How can something so wrong?
Feel so right all along
Catch me i’m falling for you

How can time be so wrong
For love to come along?
Catch me i’m falling you

Maybe someday i’ll see why love did this to me
And i can’t go along pretending
That love isn’t here to stay
Catch me i’m falling for you
Catch me i’m falling for you

And it’s wrong for me to feel this way
Coz i don’t know what to do without you
I’m falling for you
Catch me i’m falling for you

How can something so wrong?
Feel so right all along
Catch me i’m falling for you

Monday, August 13, 2007

All about the 'Do


ME : Hindi ko na ata kakayanin pang magpunta ng parlor para magpa hot-oil or magpa highlight. Pwede bang pupunta na lang ako sa salon sa Sabado ng umaga para magpa-hair and make-up?

RONEY : Sige. Pero wag kang masyadong magpapaganda ha. Hapon yun at children's party pa!

ME : Syempre naman.

Hindi ako nakapasok kasi bumabagyo

MOTHER-IN-LAW (MIL) : Ah, hindi ka pala aalis. So, hindi pala ako ang magbabantay kay Baby Jadon. Pwedeng-pwede akong magtina ng buhok.

ME : Sige po. Ako na lang po ang bahala. Baka sa Sabado ako magpunta sa parlor.

MIL : Dun ka na lang sa Ever Mall magpunta. Meron dung ___________. Di ba sikat yun dati?

ME : O sige po. Ita -try ko yun.

Ka-chat ko si I

ME : Uy, pupunta ako ng salon bukas ng umaga.

I : Talaga? Iniisip ko ring magpaayos ng buhok sa birthday party ng aking anak na si E.

ME : Syempre, dapat maganda tayong mga nanay sa birthday ng mga anak natin para hindi nila tayo ikahiya pag pinakita na nila ang pictures sa mga kaibigan nila. Magpapa hair and make-up ako...

I : Papa-make-up ka rin? Ako, baka hindi na. Baka kasi mag-iba ang hitsura ko eh.

ME : Honga no? Sige, baka hindi na rin ako magpapa-make-up. Papadalhan na lang kita ng pics sa Monday.

Sa Salon

STYLIST : Ma'am ano po ang gusto nyong ayos?

ME : (Naku, wala pala silang bading dito. Itong me edad na babae pala ang mag-aayos sa akin!) Kasi po ang event po na aatenan ko eh FIRST birthday party po ng anak ko mamayang HAPON. So, kung pwede pong hindi formal.

STYLIST : Ok po. Sige po. French Twist na lang po ang gagawin ko sa inyo. Maganda po yun.

ME : (Huwat???!!!) Naku, pang-formal yung French Twist, di ba? Pwede po bang nakaladlad yung hair, pero hindi sumasagi sa mukha. Maganda siguro kung itirintas po yung kalahati?

STYLIST : Sige kalahati na lang.

hair-spray. mousse. tease ang aking hair. teka, teka....

ME : Ay, excuse me po. Di ba ititirintas yung buhok ko?

STYLIST : Ah, ititirintas ba? Maganda kasi pag itatali lang natin tas aartehan sa likod.

ME : (Grrrr....) Itirintas na lang po natin.

STYLIST : O sige.

pagkatapos ng ilang minuto, mukhang matatapos na...

ME : (kelangang i-text ko na si Roney para sunduin na ako. Message: Am Finished!)

hinarap ako sa salamin

STYLIST : Oh, okay na ba yan?

ME : (Hmm... hindi pantay!) Ito pong side na ito, baka pwedeng suklayin? (flattening my hair)

STYLIST : Okay. Teka, ulitin natin.

tinanggal ang pagkaka-tirintas ng buhok ko!

ME : (Sana wag dumating agad si Roney.)

STYLIST : Artehan natin sa likod.

ME : Naku, oks lang po kahit tali lang yan. Hindi naman po formal ang event eh.

at nang matapos na...

STYLIST : Make-up, gusto mo?

ME : Hindi. Ok na po ako sa buhok ko. ^_^

Conversations that took place may not have been published in verbatim.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Mother Overdo

My beauteous self seems to be on the verge of anxiety as the first birthday of baby jadon approaches.

why did i waste so much time and effort pondering over, computing, re-computing and thinking of dropping some details so we could spend a certain amount of money? i have never been profligate. but as the day of celebration nears, i am beginning to wonder why i let a simple thing as budget hinder me from availing of so many party needs that could brighten and enliven the party. worse, within this week, i get to read reviews and/or see pictures of the parties with the same theme but with all those trimmings! even if i let my budget go, i still could not get them at this time. argh!

i prayed for rain to prevent drought. i also wanted baby jadon to have it every birthday that he has. wanted baby jadon to celebrate his birthday with rain. just a drizzle. not even a downpour. so, why is the weather forecast showing a scattered t-storm on saturday? it would have been okay had the venue been inside the mall so people would not get wet or would have time to fix before showing up. but the entrance is outside, and without a roof! i really need to pray hard that during ingress and egress, there is not a drop. oh, and i should not forget to pray that the flood would subside so people could commute without hassle. haaay! but friends, don't take me wrong. i don't regret celebrating the birthday in august rather than october as earlier (way much earlier) planned, because it means i get to enjoy baby jadon two more months.

i gotta think positive thoughts. positive thoughts.

oh hey, i am so proud of my invites (patting myself on the back). i have sent it via email to tekkie friends and distributed them to relatives (mostly oldies who do not have emails). and because of limited gigaspace, i have only a few pics to choose from. i had to make do with the available one. i will upgrade either my pc or my celfone (with at least 3.2 megapixel) so i could have as many pics as i want to! soon, i promise myself. but not now, since celebrating a birthday has its price.

so, here's the invite...

<--------- The front page

<--------- The back page

there isn't a party without a banner. so, we would have ordered a tarpaulin. yep, would have. because it will be given to us for free by a generous guy. yey! i will have it in my hands tomorrow, (hoping that we would not have a typhoon, which would prevent me from coming to office and getting the tarp). since this pic was taken two or three weeks ago, it wasn't in the invites. sayang!

here is the tarpaulin

<----- isn't he divine????

i think that baby jadon would someday want to know who his guests were. hence, i made a very special guestbook. (1) instead of address, we put message. we are not really interested where our guests live, but we do want to remember their message to baby jadon. (2) instead of the usual straight lines, the blank spaces are highlighted by jadon's name. (3) we used pictures of baby jadon as a backdrop. and (4) there are pictures of baby jadon from august 2006 to july 2007 in between pages!*** i can't wait to show you the whole album!

this preparation inspires me to start scrapping! with a slow pc and a little creativity, wish me luck!


***I would have uploaded one of the pages, but it wont load and i gotta run.