Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I have been dreaming to have an Instax from Fujifilm for the past few months now. Until I was searching the internet then found this Instax Bundle for only P 4, 300 on Revamp’s page! I got excited! Before seeing it, I was browsing Lazada, unfortunately the color blue was out of stock at that time. However, I am thankful with Revamp for the bundle that includes film, close up lens, strap and colorful stickers. Wooohooo! Jackpot! I saved a few bucks compared to buying on the mall that cost P 4, 100 for just for the Instax and without the freebies. So I contacted Justine, confirmed my order and finally paid it that weekend. After 2-3 days, I got the package already! It was absolutely easy and fast transaction. 

Here's the freebies with Instax Mini 8 bundle: Instax Mini Film (cost P300-500), colorful stickers (cost P100+) and close up lens (cost P300). Included for free!!!! I am so happy with my purchase.

What's inside the box? The camera, 2 AA batteries, manuals and strap

Moreover, let’s talk more about the Instax Mini 8. To those who are not aware of this camera, let me give you an idea. Back in the days, it was famously called Polaroid. But Fujifilm revived it and made a mini version of the wide film that Polaroid usually used. The Fujifilm mini film version is as small as the credit card. They made it cute and colorful. Here are the specs for the Instax Mini 8 (from Photojojo)
  • Use with colorful and vibrant Fuji Instax Mini film (ISO 800) 
  • High resolution lens 
  • Manually Set Exposure Control 
  • Built in light meter with LED indicator to suggest the best setting 
  • Constant firing flash with automatic brightness adjustment 
  • Film dimensions - 2 1/18" x 3 1/4" (compared to Polaroid 600 film which is 3 1/2" x 4 1/4" and     Instax Wide film which is 4 1/4" x 3 1/4") 
  • Focus range: far range 2' - Infinity (.6m - Infinity) 
  • Powered by two AA batteries (included) 
  • Weighs less than 1 lb 
  • 4.6 x 4.7 X 2.7 inches 
  • Strap included 
  • Available colors: black, pink, yellow, blue, white

We used it during my mom's birthday celebration with my la familia. My mom sponsored the films too. We got lucky because there was a promo. If you buy 2 films (20 sheets) it will only cost P600, so without any hesitation we bought it somewhere in Mall of Asia. In other stores they were selling 1 film for P 500. Expensive.

Pros: Instant photos no need for a printer. Easy to use.
Cons: Expensive film. You only have one shot on everything.

I love taking photos. I will just used it wisely and during special occasions. hihi I am wanting to have a photo wall ever since I started taking photos using my Instax. If it push thru, I will blog about it, of course!

The Verdict: 

4.5 stars out of 5 stars (Just because of the expensive film)

For more information about Revamp:
Contact No.: 0906 604 4009

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Time for a movie review! When I saw this movie on my facebook feeds, I got curious. I searched it on google and watched the trailer. I was convinced to give it a try. Well, I just got a copy from my colleague. So what can I say about the movie Her?

It was a movie about a guy Theodore Twombly, he works at a letter company. He writes some personal letters to their clients. He is good at it. One day, he got a new operating system and it has a name. It was Samantha. It was a newly developed OS that has feelings and can interact to its owner like a human being. She is smart (of course, she’s a computer), funny and caring for an OS. Samantha was played by the voice of Scarlett Johansson. Because Theodore was in a process of moving on from a long relationship, he and Samantha became friends. Then, their relationship became deeper and blooms into- not-your-typical-love-story.

For me, it was a little weird. It if will happen in the near future, gosh! I think people will be scared to have a real relationship. The climax of the story was not that exciting. (Spoiler Alert) This was the twist of the story, Theodore realized and Samantha admitted that she is also inlove with other users of the OS. Samantha was not that loyal because she can multitask. Even technology can’t be trusted.hehe But it has a unique storyline that you want to try watching it. You should watch this movie to know the other details.

Main Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde more…

Awards: Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Screenplay, ADG Excellence in Production Design Awards - Contemporary Film

Here's the trailer. Watch it. 

The Verdict: 4 stars out of 5 stars 

 Theodore Twombly without the mustache. Is he hot? He is Joaquin Phoenix in real life.

What do you think? 

Disclaimer: photos posted are not mine. grabbed it randomly on google.

Friday, April 4, 2014

a cup of peppermint tea

Another foodie adventure for me and my family, after we ate at Bi Won Korean Restaurant, we headed to Larcy’s Cupcakery Café for dessert. Yes, I know you might think, “Grabe naman ‘to mga ‘to ang sisiba!”. Hahaha That’s okay, we were born this way. Love us or hate us food is still our obsession. Hahahaha Who doesn’t like eating, right? Especially if you will see the delectable cupcakes from Larcy’s. Just like the last post about Bi Won, we also went here because of Kris TV and curiosity of my grandma. Well, I think this isn’t my first time. We also went here for the little kiddo on the last photo of this post. Hehe Anyways, Larcy’s have a nice vibe and interior. It is girly and cute. Most of the interiors of cupcake shops has feminine and cozy aura. I think a person who visits those places feels more relax. The cupcakes tasted good, perfect for a cup of tea. 

pastels colors surrounds Larcy's Cupcakery Cafe

You can see how the cupcakes are prepared.

My mom is ordering. She's the one wearing white. hehe

They sell different cupcakes and cheesecakes.

The famous logo of Larcy's

Chocolate Salted Caramel

Tobleron Cheesecake

Carrot Cupcake

 and the little girl I have been telling you a while ago! My little cousin slash goddaughter

Overall rate: 4 stars out of 5

For more details:
Address: 178 Aguirre Street, Aguirre Ave, Parañaque City
Phone: (02) 478 2849
Hours: Open today · 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Heyaaa! I am so happy that I have posted something on my blog after two days. Uraurada! As in agad agad, post na! (This is it! Hahaha) I am hoping to be consistent on my schedule of blogging. My goal is 2 or 3 times a week, I can post something on my blog. So just in case I am busy, I am creating some of my post in advance. For today, I prepared an #OOTD post. I wore my outfit on the event of “The Great British Festival”. The event was held on the open grounds so I decided to wear something casual and comfy. It ended around 7pm, there was no daylight until I saw the spotlight. Yey! Perfect spot!

My CUTE shirt from Zara.

The shirt was too low for a V-neck and I don't want my boobs saying "Hi" to everyone so I wore a tube (the orange one) from Terranova. I bought in during a sale for around 60php to 95php, I can't remember the exact amount. It was so cheap, right?

Watch from Charles Jordan

Thanks for the spotlight!

Sling bag from Mango

Extra photos. Crossing to the street pose.

My sister doing her thing in the middle of the street. haha

My last post of #OOTD was look # 18 (Let it go). I was wrong, it should me look # 32. I got confused. haha Sorry for  a little bit confusion I made, just in case you have noticed it. hehe Tee-hee!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

The Great British Festival was held at Bonifacio High Street in Taguig City, last March 7-9, 2014. It was a festival that featured the best of British culture and everything about United Kingdom such as automotive, fashion, sports and education. My sister with her ballet school participated on the event. They danced ballet. Her school is accredited in Royal Academy of Dance in London, the owner of her ballet school also teaches ballet in British School Manila. I think that is why they participated. Haha Anyways, check out the photos I took on the event. 

She is a member of Philippine Ballet Theater.

Another member of Philippine Ballet Theater

That's my sister on the right! She is all grown up. She is actually taller than me. Gosh! Kids these days grew up fast. Hehe

Ayan sila nagpapasexy. Hahahaaha char! (This is it! Hahahaa)

Curtain call! All of the participants.. 

My sister goofing around with her false eyelashes turned into a mustache. (Well, I made her do that! hehehe)

The booths

Close up of the booths: Jaguar (top left), Racing booth (top right), Lee Cooper (lower left), River Island (lower right)

Rolls Royce Motors (What a handsome ride!!!)

Dune and TM Lewin

Oldie but goodie! Our ride for the night hahaha! char! Just took a photo from this wonderful vehicle.

It was an exciting event. A lot of booths to visit and take a photo with. I did not included other photos because it is too many already.hihi camwhore! :)) Next post will be an #OOTD post. Weee! Moreover, who doesn't like British. I love their accent. It is so hot. I can listen to it all day all. After the performance of my sister the next performer was the Bloomfields, we were so hungry that we did not wait for it anymore. How I wish I got the chance to see the Younghusband brothers, I heard they visited on the event but on a different day. Bummer!

How about you? What do you like about the Great Britain?


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