More than a week has passed since my last entry. I know most of you are curious who Tisha is. I got Tisha last February 11 and I’ve just been quite busy dressing her up. She’s been taking most of my time for the past couple of days now because I just want her to be the most beautiful thing I can see everyday (aside from Basti, of course). So here she is…Tisha…my newest ride! 🙂
I welcomed her with widely-open arms because Victoria (my old car) has been giving me a lot of growing old pains for the past couple of months. She’s turning 9 in April and she’s been a sickly car lately. We’re still using her though and of course, I love her so much! She was witness to a lot of good, bad, naughty and nasty things all throughout those years and she’s the one and only thing who never blurted out my darkest secrets! LOL! She’s still a beauty though after all these years. But Tisha came at the right time. We want to give Victoria a little break and I think she did welcome it with open arms too 🙂
Now meet, Sly. Papa woke me up in the morning of February 18th and told me to meet up with him at the mall after his class so we can bring him home. Time was so slow that day as I waited but the smile on my face was pasted all throughout the day with the thought of having Sly in mind, FINALLY! When we met and went to the store, the feeling was just exhilarating! And the thing was on sale and I didn’t even know it! They were offering the 20D but our budget won’t allow it. Besides, I am thinking that Sly’s already overwhelming enough for me so I guess I better stick to this one first and learn the ropes of digital photography with it. Look at him – so sturdy and manly! Ain’t he a dahlin’?!
I also got Steph – a Canon Selphy CP710 photo printer. Papa was just thrilled as to how beautiful the photos were printed out using this small but very cool and powerful machine. We had a trial print from the printer and we were amazed at how the photo came out dry and coated with plastic so even if we poured alcohol on it, the photo didn’t smudge a bit. Cool, eh?! I also got a 1GB compact flash card for Sly and an extra stash of photo cards for printing. Those are enough to keep me busy for maybe 2-3 months at the least! LOL!
I took some photos with Sly in the store to try him out and boy oh boy! The photos are just SO BEAUTIFUL! The photos taken with the Ixus are already beautiful but with Sly, everything was just picture perfect – detailed, vibrant colors, etc! I was very excited to use my new babies and I’m so happy with them. Now I have more reasons to take pictures and scrap even more! YAY! Dreams do come true and I’m so lucky to have a father like my Papa! Thanks Pa! You really love me don’t ya?! LOL!
Pam got mad at me because I didn’t want to blabber about my newest babies. All I was telling her was that she’ll meet them very soon and I’ll be sending photos. Well, she finally met Tisha, Sly and Steph and now she’s not mad at me anymore! I love you my best friend and I’m sorry I had to keep you from meeting them until I took their pictures 🙂 I know you’ll forgive and I really hope you do.
Anyway, I was supposed to meet up with my kumpare for some free basic photography lessons but he had to postpone it the last minute. Hopefully we could have the lessons either tomorrow or on Friday. It would really be great to learn more about my toy and be able to apply the lessons real soon. I’ve been tinkering with Sly’s settings and it’s really fun! However, I have to admit that I still get so stumped with the highly-technical photographer’s terminology but I’m hopeful that I can get past it in no time. I’m really excited!
As agreed upon, Reggie and I met for dinner and coffee at Harbour Square. MH, Basti and me were there at around 7PM and just used up the time taking photos of my precocious Sweetheart. He’s really a darling in front of the camera and although most of his photos were stolen shots from all the running around that he did, he’s still one of my favorite subjects. 🙂
Basti was begging me for ice cream so we went to Icebergs to grab his fix. I got him a strawberry sundae without nuts and look at how much he loved his food fix for the day (aside from the New York Fries that we got him earlier at Shopwise). I took lots of photos while he was eating. It was fun watching him and capturing the moment at the same time.
Reggie arrived a couple of minutes past 8 and then we had our dinner. We had quite a feast and was satisfied. The bill took a while before it got to us. We transferred to Starbucks and I had a grand time taking more photos of Basti and his godmother laughing and playing together. It was a wonderful sight to look at. The laughter of a child is really priceless.
We parted ways around 10:30 since Reggie still has to go to work. I dropped off MH and Basti at the office and then went home. I felt exhausted upon reaching home. Looking back, it wasn’t a bad day after all. It was a fantastic break from the monotonous life I was living. I’m thankful that I still have the chance to enjoy life and be happy. It feels really good.
And before I end, here’s a photo of my brother and my SIL during their wedding last February 11th. I was laughing at the fact that my brother still insisted on having his hair done still a la Allen Iverson. But in the end, I still think that they are a lovely couple – don’t you think so?
‘Til my next entry 🙂