Saturday, August 21, 2010

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

precious moments

Every now and then, nature manifests itself as if to remind us that some of the best things in life are still free. It's just so bad that man often forgets to take time to commune with nature. He's being too busy being an adult, unmindful of the beautiful things around him. How many times does Mr. Busy Man affords himself an hour by the sea looking at the sunset? Not many...

I've always loved nature but sadly, I work all the time.. 12 hours a day; 6 days a week. But I never missed looking

at beautiful sunsets.

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Saturday, June 19, 2010

by the way

What would you do when you click on a site but will have to wait minutes until it finally loads? The first time I experienced this, I waited patiently. It took almost five minutes to finish. Really! But I waited because my boss told me to get the contact numbers of that company. But what if you were just surfing, hoping to find something unusual or interesting? Would you wait? No, I don't think so.

I asked a friend (a techie) what causes a website or blogsite to load so slow? Big sized photos. So, what could be done? I asked again. Jpeg it. And if your camera has high resolution, lower it. What's ironic is that many sites are still loading slow. When I got a review on Sally's Musings, I was told that he (the one who reviewed) found my posts engaging and interesting but my site loads very slow. He suggested to have my photos downsized. I did what he suggested right away which took me two hours to do. But it was worth it.

Unless your site is purely a photoblog, uploading photos only as your posts is boring. I sometimes do that especially when I can't find topics to write about (or just being plain lazy!) But of course, if your photo is a work of art that paints a thousand words, now that is really cool.

Monday, April 5, 2010

about my last post

My last post is one year and six days old today.

How fast time flies! thumbnail sketches was my favourite blog supposedly but my other blog sallys musings took most of my blogging time  - - -which is not often : (
I have posted most of my drawings on my other blog which should have been here..well anyway, I'll just transfer some of them here ....where they belong. This one here is my favourite...

and also this:

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

posted again!

I have posted this drawing before in my other blog (sally's musings) but that's not reason enough why I shouldn't do it here. I love this drawing : )

morning ritual

1. wake up at 5:00 A.M.
2. that bathroom thing
3. have coffee (and biscuits if hungry)
4. I haven't thought of this before: I always look at my reflection in the mirror (hand-held, oval) to check if I look O.K...I tend to have eye bags if I spent too much time at the computer. So I'll be sitting on my bed holding the mirror, and turn left. Why left? Because when I turn right, I would be facing the window and the foliage outside would make my face look greenish. I turn left. I would still look like me but at least not like a creature from Mars or from the set of Twilight.
5. breakfast (and more coffee : (
6. dress for office
7. actually, there's no number the office, there's no way of knowing what happens next...what with talented techies and smart ideas bumping like protons gone, just kidding... it's true about the first one though.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Books and bookmarks

You never quit on may stop reading for days or months but you always come back to it. The good part of not reading books for a long time is that you treat each of your favorite as if new..even if you knew exactly how a story ends, reading it from the beginning, chapter after chapter, is like opening doors and finding what's inside and thrill you the second.. third time around. Sometimes you'll find a page with a bookmark which could be anything-a folded table napkin, a bus ticket, a photograph, a feather..anything that marks a page as favorite or where you stopped. And then memories come crawling back.

I found one bookmark as I read Alone by Rod McKuen. It was a poem which I wrote years ago on a notebook page...and (don't laugh at me now) it goes like this:

the hills are calling
i hear it in the wind
and smell it in wafts of ylangylang blooms...
somewhere at the foot of the hills
awaits someone

I didn't write it for someone special..I was just smitten by Rod McKuen's poems and tried to write one...