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Instagram that #KindComments!

We’re doing a sit-down instameet (read: sit and sip coffee while talking about social phoneography) for Instagram’s Worldwide Instameet 16 #wwim16ph #wwim16 at Commune in Makati City. As the theme this time is #kindcomments, we thought of bringing back the early days of Instagram meetups, which are usually done in coffee shops or “instagrammable spots” where faceless usernames with the same passion for actually anything mobile app or online-related, meet for the first time and reveal their true identities (and later to become very good friends), and talk, exchange follows and likes, do on-the-spot editing tutorials, and snap lots of selfies and group shots.

Sign up now as seats are very limited, see you!

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Nokia 8 – Share both sides of the story

So far I’ve read so many positive reviews of Nokia 8, supposedly being the first to offer that dual-sight camera mode and that gorgeously polished aluminum unibody in colors that are simply amazing, will this finally revive the Nokia that most of us (at least in my age) have come to love, the brand that gave us our first mobile phone. This is an Android smartphone (not the Windows Phone of previous iterations), so yes this (and possibly the rest of its Android line up) stands a chance to compete with the bigger guns of Apple and Samsung and gives us, and its still loyal following, more options when in the market for a new phone.

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The good morning mentality 

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Please don’t think me rude if I greet you “good morning” even in the afternoon or evening, or at the wrong hour of the day. Not that I have lost the sense of time, but it’s something I picked up from a college friend, a successful real estate broker, whose charisma shines with her infectious laughter and cheerful chatter. When we got together for a video workshop and interview one late afternoon, she started with a “good morning” opening spiel. And as if she knew she’ll be corrected, continued on by saying “it’s because I begin and end my day like it’s always a good morning.”

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Portraiture under pressure

We’re at History Con Philippines 2017 and in the Photo Face-Off Masterclass with Justin Mott, under his eager coaching and cheerful push to be uniquely creative with only 30 seconds, this quick snap won me Top 3 and a prize! As I don’t usually get the chance to join contests, this is really unexpected, what I thought felt like being Miss USA during Pia Wurtzbach’s controversial Miss Universe win!

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Mystery of “The Falling Man”

This haunting 9/11 photo, which came to be known as “The Falling Man” after an Esquire article by Tom Junod, is by photographer Richard Drew of Associated Press. It’s been 15 years and his identity is still unknown and the photo is still difficult to digest to this day. The falling man though reminds me of my graveyard shift days. Continue Reading →

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Foodgasm for #wwim14

Instagram just announced the 14th Worldwide Instameet or #wwim14 to be held over the weekend of September 17 to 18 and this time it’s a call for communities of Instagram’ers around the world to celebrate undeniably everyone’s favorite subject – food. This will not only be food porn (as anything excessive in social media’s tagged with that “p” word), there’s going to be a lot of foodgasm and food orgy! Continue Reading →

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Unseat your solitude

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Three empty chairs in what looks like a deserted area of the La Mesa Ecopark in Quezon City. Depending on who’s looking, one would either think this scene screams of loneliness multiplied three times or a place where there can be an opportune moment for three or more people to start and engage in a conversation. I’d like to believe there’s a chance to get to talk to a total stranger or two so I sat myself quiet but flashing a smile here and there hoping I’d exude that friendly vibe.

It was a Saturday and at the entrance there were a lot of excursionists and busy families mostly carrying plastic bags and containers of food probably for their picnic. Kids excitedly and noisily scurrying and jumping at the sight of a nearby pool, not minding the long walk, hoping to ride a bike or try out the zip line scaling a short but scary stretch of the park. Continue Reading →

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Immortality

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“When fate is left to the miraculous hands of the heavens, you question nothing but your faith.” This is what I captioned the above Instagram post for @iam_mortaleza’s #ISOlatedThoughts, as this week’s #9pmhabit we’ll be featuring this year’s Instagram’ers who joined our collaborators group from our @IGersManila community. It’s a thought I didn’t want to entertain, that is, leaving your mortality tested in the belief that you’ll most likely be saved, but only if you put your trust in it. Continue Reading →

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