Monday, October 1, 2007

Of Moleskines, Hidalgo and other random ramblings

MAD ABOUT MOLESKINES. Thanks to Benedict (bueno), got na my 2008 edition of Moleskines. After running out of the pocket diary edition last year, resolved to get one very early this time around. The delivery was oh so quick, 1.5 days total. Salamat Benedict. I can get back to my Hemingway mode (naks) again for 2008. 

HIDAL-GO! Went to Hidalgo yesterday to look for a diffuser for my speedlight. Was aghast to find the sidewalk vendors out in full force again. I may not agree with a lot of the ex-Mayor Atienza's policies but he did a good clean-up of Hidalgo last year. Kailangan bang baguhin ni Mayor Lim itong magandang nasimulan? With the vendors back, most of the camera stores are closed on Sundays. Oh well. 

85 DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS.O h, it's two months to go before December. Without meaning to, got started on my holiday gifts. Not that I have a lot of dough (on the contrary, business has been slow this year with little prospect for a bonus) but what the hey, time to spread a little cheer. 

MISSIONARIES OF CHARITY. Passed by my favorite charity yesterday and honestly, the devil really breathes down on my ear even moments prior to giving my share. But you know what? It feels good to share, no matter how little. I always believe in karma and good stewardship.T hings aren't that well-laid out now but help my faith, I believe God will take care of my needs. 

WISHLIST. Ain't bad to dream because only the dead doesn't dream. So here it is -- a Nikkor 18-200 VR lens. so I can just travel around with my 10-20 UWA and this piece. either that or the Sigma 18-200 OS.  I've been a very good boy this year, hahaha.A nyway, let's see.


Anonymous said...

Yeah! Huli ko ring punta sa Hidalgo, balik na naman mga vendors dun.

I have yet to buy a moleskin! Makabili nga minsan, parang sarap mag doodle dyan.

Hayaan mo malay mo may magbigay sayo nyan all around lens na yan :D

lagal[og] said...

hey bro, yeah, medyo nakaka-ilang tuloy ang hidalgo.

re: moleskine, watch out, you just might be in for a surprise, hehehe.

re: all-around lens, pinag-iipunan ko pa. either that or i'm waiting or a miracle :-) wala pa akong rich patron, hahaha

Anonymous said...

85 days na lang ba? wow time flies really fast. here's wishing santa would hear abt your lens wish :)

carlotta1924 said...

me napanalunan akong moleskine reporter's notebook courtesy of :D i love it. =) kaso lammo ba me nakita akong moleskine notebooks na binebenta sa powerbooks greenbelt.

lagal[og] said...

hi lori, yep, lapit na naman ng pasko. naku, i think santa has been absent for the longest time kaya ako na lang mag-iipon, hahaha.

hi carlotta, in any case, getting one for free is such a cool surprise. it's really something else - this moleskine stuff.

Sidney said...

Moleskine Are those pages completely blank or do you have notebooks with lines/rules on it?

Hidalgo: indeed what a shame! I guess the new mayor is not a photographer.
I have nothing against street vendors but some rules should apply. Why do we have markets???
I like to compare those street vendors with pigeons. If you don't check their grow they will take over the whole city!

Christmas Yes, I want to see snow! ;-)

Wishlist I got the 18-200 VR since last August. A very flexible lens but I wouldn't call it a prime or the best quality lens around.

lagal[og] said...

hi sidney,

moleskine - some notebooks are lined. they also have a line of sketch pads for artists and doodlers.

hidalgo - i also can't understand why mayor lim is condoning the sidewalk vendors. it's not conducive to business as far as the camera shops are concerned.

Christmas - i also want to see snow (don't know how)

wishlist - i know the lens has limitations, just want to travel lighter during trips. the VR will come in handy even without a tripod. good for you that you have it in your arsennal :-)

Sidney said...

Thanks for the information. I am really in need of a travel note book. I am not well organized and to top it off I have a bad memory...

lagal[og] said...

thanks sidney! a moleskine is definitely worth it :-) my memory's not as good as it used to be, hahaha


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