Archive for July, 2008

Bought a new camera

Posted in Gadgets, Personal, Photography with tags , on July 25, 2008 by engrlouraine

I have been saving to buy myself a digital camera since shooting with your cellphone camera is not enough especially when in special occasions. Pay day last July 15, 2008 I had my eye again at the store where I unintentionally passed by and saw my wished digicam. The salesman changed the prized tag from PhP **,*** to less PhP5,000 and because I was planning to buy one and my money is just enough to buy the product with new price tag. I bought it. I am so happy that something tangible was from my work pay. Yeba!

Specifications:
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T2

Basic Features

8.1 megapixel Super HAD CCD
3x zoom (38-114mm 35mm equivalent)
6x digital zoom
2.7-inch LCD with 230,400 pixels
ISO sensitivity from 80 to 3,200
Shutter speeds from one second to 1/1,000 second
Max Aperture: f/3.5
MS Duo/MS PRO Duo memory card support
Custom lithium-ion battery

Special Features

4GB internal memory
Super SteadyShot optical image stabilization
Smart Zoom (digital zoom for smaller image sizes)
Flush lens cover
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
1080i HD component video with optional cable or dock
Face detection technology for exposure and focus
Smile Shutter mode for finding smiling faces
Touch screen user interface
Scene modes: Fireworks, High Sensitivity, High Speed Shutter, Landscape, Snow, Soft Snap, Twilight, Twilight Portrait, Smile Shutter, Beach
In-camera editing: Red-eye correction, soft edge filter, cross filter, partial color filter, fish-eye filter, retro, radiation, trimming

In the Box

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T2 ships with the following items in the box:
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T2 body
NP-BD1 lithium-ion battery with case
Compact battery charger BC-CSF with folding prongs
Paint pen
Wrist strap
HD1-C adapter plate for Cyber-shot Station
Long USB cable with proprietary camera connector
Short USB cable with proprietary camera connector
USB adapter for Multi connector
Software CD
Owners manual, registration materials

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Busy Days

Posted in Feasts/Party with tags , on July 25, 2008 by engrlouraine

By August 5, 2008, Zaina will be celebrating her First Birthday, that is why I am quite busy these days. I went looking for venue, clowns/magicians, designed the lay out for her tarpulin (above photo), went out looking for guests tokens, and still preparing for the invitations and so with the balloons.

I am halfway done with the preparations. I have now a venue, still doing with my personalized tokens, clown/magician is okay and others still puzzling. Hay, things are a little drowning but sure to finish before our special day.

Updates, soon.

BIGBY’s Cafe & Restaurant

Posted in Food with tags , on July 16, 2008 by engrlouraine
Melody Anne and I had dinner at Bigby’s Restaurant in SM, Davao City last night. It was fun because before you can actually enter the restaurant and be on your seat, crew overwhelms you with their accomodations and politely gives you their menu and offering you their best sellers.
Two tables away from ours a customer was celebrating its birthday. The crew gave her a warm blessing and a jolly birthday song with a cake and a candle on top of it. We were sort of part of them even as audience.
It tooked us hours hehehe exaggerated rather it tooked us several minutes before we have actually placed our orders. With mine, I had Pork Steak with veggies on the side and it costs me 219 PhP. Real expensive but worth the taste. I Admit to have sinned gluttony, I was full then, but I have to finish my meal. Even Melody Anne was exhausted after finishing hers. As we stand to vacate the place, as if we cannot move due to fullness and were laughing to ourselves.
After then we went to buy some goodies. I bought a box of butterscotch for pasalubong at Goldilocks after paying we left hurriedly. The security guard whistling and saying mam u left the box! hahahhahaha. Hay! silly me. To say, charge it to experience again! Hehehhe

On Bulldozer

Posted in Engineering, Travel with tags , , on July 12, 2008 by engrlouraine

This may seem ironic. I am a Civil Engineer by profession but I just realized the types of heavy equipments. Realized in the sense that I was confused on which is the bulldozer, the grader and the dump truck (kidding a little) I can’t help but giggle to laughter on my mistakes. I was not hesitant to tell you this because I am a neophyte not much of the construction of roads and more on the vertical construction. But surely as time and experience counts I will be better. Hehehehe I hope so!

On the picture, I can proudly say that I am on a bulldozer location was at Cateel, Davao Oriental for road construction.

The Boodle Fight

Posted in Engineering, Feasts/Party, Food with tags , , , on July 4, 2008 by engrlouraine

We went to Laak, Campostela Valley for MinSSAD Sub-Projects Turnover last July 1, 2008. A ride from Davao City is about three hours on a long rough road. My back is a bit aching due to humps of the road but is certainly a real great ride.

One thing that I remember most about the trip is the experience of boodle fighting. The fight isn’t like that of boxing. Boodle fighting is a military style of eating.Three long table were prepared and food are on top of the banana leaves. Viands and rice ready to eat using your bare hands. Of course jugs of water are prepared on the side for us to wash our hands before the combat. With the signal to start the boodle fight everyone had their position. Yeba! Ready get set, go!

Below are the photos as evidences. (Laughing out Loud)

Meriendas served before the Boodle Fight!

(Suman)

(Saging)

(Camote)

And long tablesWith the Big Personalities of DAR XI, Municipal Mayor, and Project Manager of MinSSAD Project




And looking forward for another boodle fight! Heya.. I’m ready (“,) hehehehe