Cagayan De Oro: Day 1, Part 1 of 3 – Arrival

After a very exciting 1st day in Camiguin, we headed back to Cagayan De Oro (CDO). Since the Paras Sea Cat only has one return trip from Camiguin to CDO at 4:00PM, we had to make other arrangements to be able to maximize our time.

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ROSTARR: Graphysics

I first became aware of Rostarr (AKA Romon Yang) back in 2006(iirc). I saw his work at Surrender in Singapore. I was caught by the almost-mesmerizing pattern of his work.

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How To Do Camiguin In One Day

Last week, I was able to sneak away from work to go on a 3 day trip to Cagayan De Oro & Camiguin. It was one of the most amazing experiences in my life. Cagayan De Oro & Camiguin are both incredibly beautiful places with lots of exciting things to do and see! The DOT (Department Of Tourism) should really help these places out with better infrastructure and marketing support.

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So while browsing through my Twitter feed during the 2nd day of the new year, I came across this tweet by Jean Snow. A film by Sofia Coppola, I was definitely intrigued as I enjoyed Lost In Translation immensely and consider it as one of my most favorites movies ever, so I went looking and managed to “get hold” of a copy.

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“Meri Kurisumasu”

Just like that, the holidays have come and gone. Time to catch up for the things that happened during the past holidays. Kicking off with the Christmas meals.

The past few years I’ve been experiencing a decline in what we term as “Christmas Spirit”. This year’s “Spirit” level was probably the lowest ever. Even with all the festivities, parties, decorations and songs playing in the radios and malls, I didn’t feel that it was the holiday season. The only thing that really stuck with me throughout the holiday season was the horrible traffic everywhere.
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Test Shots

I recently (read: today) acquired a camera, the Canon S95. It’s partly due to a desire to have a better understanding of how to use a proper camera and from what I’ve read and heard, the Canon S95 seems to be a good starter camera with a lot of flexibility when it comes to the functions.

The other part of it is to document glimpses of my life. Let’s see how that goes.

Please bear with me as I try to learn how to compose my shots better and to fully learn/understand how this camera works. For now, the first few shots below .

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