Apple, Inc.’s Prestige Status is Phased Out

I am now starting to boycott Apple products due to its poor battery performance.

WTF!? My mid-2010 MBP and my two phones before, the iPhone 4S and 5 didn’t have battery drain issues at all. WTF has happened to Apple!?

Thank goodness I might switch to a more powerful Windows laptop. I still don’t have enough funds to obtain one, yet I would rather use a Windows laptop instead if ever I will edit photos and send it through E-Mail.

Some pointers: I think Apple started to deteriorate after being dragged into hot issues such as its lawsuits against Korean electronics giant firm Samsung and Philippine mobile phone firm myPhone.

What has happened to premium brands with prestigious reputations!?

Sony and Apple are no longer prestigious (as compared to mid 2000s), though the former has always been a leading brand for innovation in Japan–and the rest of the world.

What are now the most prestigious brands in the world?

Cameras and imaging – Fujifilm, Pentax, Canon, Nikon, Sony
Laptops – Lenovo, HP, Asus, MSI
Mobile phones – Asus, LG, Samsung, HTC

I could no longer see the prestige of Apple anymore. Speaking of Apple, I am quite disgruntled towards battery issues, esp. that MBP mid-2012 has horrible battery issues as opposed to the mid-2010 MBP, which has a consistent 3-hour battery life. The mid-2012 MBP drains faster from a decent 6 hours towards the agitating 2-3 hours.

And speaking of iPhones, the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 drains slower than the iPhone 6 Plus. WTF is this hulabaloo!? I don’t see anymore the prestige of owning an iPhone, or a/n MBP. I might switch to Samsung or Sony Xperia in the near future–prolly an M4 or the higher-end Z collection.

Owning an Apple product before was actually a privilege, but right now it’s a liability. I view Android phones as user-friendlier ever since I used a Samsung Galaxy Grand. I’m also thinkingnof getting a Galaxy Note Pro if I don’t feel like bringing my laptop to work, or a netbook.

And speaking of Apple products, I still have nothing against them; the issue here is the rightful Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who should take the place of the late Steve Jobs. Sad to say, the wrong person was chosen.

BongBong Marcos VP Bid @ Puerto Real













I am not ashamed to show to the world that I’m proud to be part of history.

This is how ROCKSTAR Ka BongBong is. Fondly called as BBM in social media, he is the only hope for the Philippines as vice president. The Philippines needs a leader like him.

People, I am not ashamed of showing my admiration towards the Marcos political family. I believe that political dynasties should be regulated, NOT eradicated.

Before, I was against the concept of political dynasties in the Philippines. However, as time passed by, there are only a few ones who are good in governing the country. We only fail to be part of “that” community is because of that old-school tradition that we should be safe at all times, and our parents value our security and safety more than our freedom to take risks and discover the road less travelled.

Indeed, if you live in Metro Manila.

We need to be part of the solution. We should not let ourselves be affected by the elitists who impose our social norms. We, the common good should challenge the status quo. Now, that’s REAL change.

I believe in BBM’s platform. We simply need to be part of that community, a community that will build a better Philippines.

…and YES to federalism.

Outdoors: Sunlight is King (Behind-the-Scenes)

Here’s the behind-the-scenes video of “Outdoors: Sunlight is King.” Hope you enjoy! LOL

The photos will be out soon. I am procrastinating right now. #fuck

Controversial and Sensitive Topic: Leaving the House for Good

Imagine still living under the roof with your parents. It means, you’re still living under their rules. Now here’s the question: What if you’re really sick and tired of living in a life wherein they will still decide for you, if you only ask for their initial guidance and advice?

People make stupid decisions. That’s life. After all, people learn from their stupidity. Being locked in the house means that they don’t trust you at all.

I think being an overprotective parent is simply a sign of insecurity. While I have made stupid decisions in the past, I made sure that things will never go wrong. Seriously, those who DO NOT understand my situation (yet have the nerve to be self-righteous) should better shut the fuck up and leave me be.

I don’t have any grudges against them. And no, I am not going to be rebellious. I just want to take things step-by-step.

#RealTalk: If they really love me, then they should stop being egocentric. Dati pa ‘yan, they would impose to me things I do not like. Tapos they only let me go later on… (haha, the power of being pasaway!).

I don’t want to live under their rules anymore. I know they’re busy, but can’t they just respect my decisions instead of insisting on theirs? If they still care about their ego than me, then I’d rather leave the house for good, or leave the Philippines for good and instead, look for a job in Japan (of course, if I pass JLPT–but first, I have to enrol in NCF once more).

I could simply live on my own, eh. If I could find a job, then I’ll do it. Kahit rejected pa ako, I will look for another one. To be honest, I’d rather leave the house and ask a friend about looking for a job related to my interests.

Another #RealTalk: I don’t want to be in a corporate/office job setting.

That’s the problem with Asian parents, esp. in the Philippines (paraphrasing queenroxilla). As much as I love my parents, I can’t help but to tell them that I should prove to them that I could be on my own. Remember, I’m a loner, and I did pay the tuition fee and dealt with a lot of irate desk consultants myself. But did I ever complain? No.

Even though the bosses and/or desk consultants are irate and/or snobbish, I would still deal with them without complaining, for as long as I finish my transaction. Period. I don’t care if some office people will not like me, because I don’t think about that. Basta ang mahalaga, mababait ang mga bossing ko.

Another reason why I want to leave the house for good is because I don’t want to deal with self-important people who simply think about themselves over others’ priorities. Look what happened to me–castigated for being late. Yes, my fault to be honest, but that’s because I was fucking trapped with a self-important person who imposes something I am not really interested at the first place.

Speaking of which, I shall leave the house for good. No more parents who will speak against my life decisions. No more fucking rules that will limit me to get out and explore the outside world. And lastly, I’m my own boss. Nothing more, nothing less. No more exposure towards the elitist world.

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Outdoors: Sunlight is King

As promised, this is the behind-the-scenes video I made… even though it does not look like a BTS video.

At last, Annie Lyn Rivas and Julian Sean in just one picture. I’ll post some BTS photos next time. (:

Originally, it should be Annie x Julian, but because it is a GROUP work, it should be something else. Pardon me if the title itself is really misleading. If you want a pure BTS video, just let me know.

Behind the Scenes (BTS): PHOTOCO Fashion Shoot

Well, I may have never done a BTS before (dudes and dudettes, I was too lazy doing those things LOL), but this is my first time doing it.

The model, Allen Sales, is excellent in her job. Her poses are very graceful, at least for someone who is a newbie in the modelling industry (well, I’ll post photos of her here… but I won’t for now because I have technical issues! LOL). We just tell her what she should do, and she follows. YES folks, you’ll really be satisfied with all your shots if I recommend her to you. I ain’t kidding, kahit anong damit ang ipasuot mo sa kanya, the shots will turn out to be good.

I just shot many of the scenes using the Canon EOS 60D, of course! I know, I suck in recording videos, but to the elitist negachey haters, you cannot even do this to save yer lives! Take note of that! (LOL)


JUST IN: Elder Statesman of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew passed away at 91

Rest in Peace, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew

Singapore will never be what it is today, if you weren’t the one who created Singapore as what it is today.

Singapore is a Chinese country located in Southeast Asia, the only Sinosphere that’s in the said region. Now that’s the reason why Malaysia wanted it OUT of their territory–Singapore is mostly Chinese, not Malays. It’s a good thing that Lee Kuan Yew made Singapore have its own identity–from a small port village into one of the wealthiest city-states in the world.

He may have been critical towards Marcos, but he also idolized him at the same time. LKY emulated Marcos’s leadership–only that he has his own, and he knew better.

LKY imposed discipline to the oligarchs–well, to all the elites of Singapore during his time. It’s a good thing that Singapore became progressive simply because the oligarchs and elites bowed down to him and followed his lead. I bet, Marcos did the same, but he exploited the oligarchs who are greedy, therefore the People Power Revolution.

Well, RIP LKY. Totemo Xie Xie for making Singapore my other second home. It was great to visit Singapore, though I never had plans of living there.

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On the Spotlight(s): DOUBLE FEATURE!

Sorry guys… long time no update. Okay, so I don’t think this might be the right time to post some of the latest and hottest news here. However, for me, this is the LATEST and the HOTTEST news in the whole entire world (loljk).

Double Feature

This is a double feature about two awesome guys whom I have met in person. Yes guys, I am talking about TWO dudes who qualify to be in the “Social Media King” category for being… well, I will let you know. HAHA.

Diey Teodoro: Popoyfield’s Frontman

Diey Teodoro (Credits to him for the photo!)

He is a photographer, tattoo artist and at the same time, the vocalist of the band, Popoyfield! It is amazing that I have met him in person, never expected he would be better-looking.

What makes him featured in this blog is two things: 1.) He’s inked; 2.) He looks like Daniel Padilla (lol).

Sorry to the KathNiel fans, he’s already hitched. As much as I am never a fan of Daniel Padilla, I would not expect that he would look like DJ himself. The only difference is that, he has better-looking eyes.

He’s a Bulakenyo, that’s why he made it to Kyusi just to buy something from me. BUT STILL I WON’T TELL YOU THE PRODUCT (evil mode lol).

Here’s the sample video. <3

Hahahah! I hope Popoyfield will be popular worldwide!

Julian Sean Pura: Baguio Ikemen

Credits to Julian himself for the pics. <3 I just edited this with Moldiv (nice teeth, dude).

He is: 1.) A singer; 2.) A model; 3.) A column writer.

He’s BTW, part of the Mimesis Ensemble. What makes him featured in this article is that, tell me, what comes out from your mind when you see him? That’s right. He has the looks, similar to a local celebrity who passed away for almost four years.

Here are some clips for you to see:

When he sings, it’s like a voice of an angel. So to speak, he sounds like Christian Bautista!

I never get tired of hearing this one. <3 His voice, and his looks REALLY MATCH! Terno, hindi ba!? ((:

This is an interview on him. The way he speaks, it’s very lovely.

So, do you wanna know his look-alike? Get ready!


Now you have it! LOL

Guess what my identity is

Since it’s no secret that I am blogging, guess who I am now. Yes, don’t be shy to tell me your feelings! Thanks!

OPEN FORUM: Camera Film and Developing/Processing Labs in Metro Manila

Could you enlist some processing labs that are still offering and accepting film development?

So far, there are many sources.

LOMOISH – A blog post that informs people about where to process your film/s.

SQ Film Lab – Located in Mandaluyong City

Shutterspace Studios – Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City

If you know any place, just don’t hesitate to comment on this post. Thanks.

After the long wait: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II


SOME THINGS I WOULD LIKE TO TELL TO MY LOVELY FOLLOWERS: I reaaaaaaaally apologize for not posting new blog entries. To be honest, I lost love in blogging and I think that losing my gadgets (all thanks to those… thieves!) and being in law school would make me quit blogging or pursue a photography career, well, I think I should say I am BACK IN ACTION! Yet, I am no longer the same as before, the MSP that you meet online as the bubbly, funny person–I’m not actually that type of person, unless you know me personally. HAHA.

I was broke, really. I would never expect that I would quit blogging because my online friend’s blog was deleted due to an oppressive policy… or maybe the bashers are long waiting to topple down a blog. GAH. WHY DO BAD THINGS HAPPEN, EVEN THOUGH YOU DON’T WISH FOR IT!?

Okay, never mind. Now I have some great news for all of you. Yep, this time I am taking up a short course in photography–this time, it would be photography as my career… hurrah! But remember, this is a much better thing than being in law school. In law school, you only have to be surrounded by books, nothing more, nothing less–but here, I GUESS I HAVE NEVER BEEN THIS HAPPIER! Being in a photog class helped me grow as a person. No kidding. I would say that I have a wider schedule than before. LOL.

Anyways, because of that, I decided to buy a new lens–in exchange of the old lens. Okay, here it is, the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II. Well, that’s all I can afford. Never underestimate the cheapest things–it also has a powerful side. Well, take a look.

Finally… I own a prime lens. With the new cap, though.

See how sharp this lens is!? Pardon for the photo, this time my photos suck. Not fishing for compliments at all, yet this photo shows the SHARPNESS of the nifty fifty!

They say that this lens is used to take portraits… but meh, BTW this is Ma-yeen. ((: Almost perfect photograph ugh. The nifty fifty is too difficult to use! LOL.

Dream lens! Huhuhu… it costs 45,000 pesos! T_T Sa bagay, it’s an L lens.

Check this out, people. The more you worship the Yellow Oligarchs (well, not only PNoy), the more poverty you will feel. Think again. The Yellow Oligarchs are the pestilence, not Marcos or Gloria or Erap, or anyone who are the enemies of the oligarchs. The price tag says it all. It’s up to you to evaluate (LOL photojourn mode).


The nifty fifty is actually a very powerful lens–just imagine the wide opening–at f/1.8, at 115 dollars. Yes, this lens ain’t very cheap (if you’re a full-time student) at all, to think that it’s the most inexpensive lens in the market. It is also difficult to use, since it is macro-incapable. Despite the wide aperture it offers, the 1:3 macro ratio is sacrificed. Boo-hoo.

As a matter of fact, the nifty fifty has taught me that zoom lenses are more flexible yet it won’t offer you a fixed aperture unless you want a costlier lens (the 28-70mm, for instance). Zoom lenses have the widest aperture of f/2.8 since it’s more expensive to create zoom lenses with wider apertures–the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 broke the stereotype. After all, Sigma is known for innovating lenses–they have art lenses + lens dock for updating firmware. Cool, isn’t it?

Time for you to snag a prime

Prime lenses is said to have better optical quality than zoom lenses. Here, primes vary from the extremes to the middle ground. The extremes are waaay costlier than the non-extremes since you’re dealing with distortion and distance. Just imagine having an EF 14mm L lens or the EF 800mm L lens–better get a nifty fifty or a 35mm lens, or an 85mm lens.

Zoom lenses are great, but if you want MORE depth-of-field adventures + more light and blur background, primes are the best option.


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