Just recently, I bought myself a Christmas gift – a Canon EOS100D camera. Another one off of my wish list for this year, and prolly the last one. I can still remember, way back in 2010, when I would ask my sister’s close friend if I could borrow her DSLR. You know the feeling of being passionate about something but you don’t have the tools or the means to pursue it? haha Well, it was like that for me. It has always been like that for me.
When I was little, whenever I would ask my parents to buy me something or take me somewhere, basically, anything that involves money, they would always tell me “Wala tay kwarta gang.”. So, as I grew, I slowly accepted the fact that we didn’t have enough to finance me and my siblings’ wants, thus, stopped asking. However, I promised myself, that by the time I’m able to, I will fulfill my heart’s desire – I will travel, and I will pursue my passion. I know this will not earn me any money at all, but earning isn’t the same as living.
Yesterday, my bf and I, wanted to take a photo of a sunset. We thought we’d be able to catch one at Shrine Hills, Matina, but dang, it was cloudy -_- Epic fail!
The cloudy skies didn’t stop us from enjoying our date tho. I’ve been trying to learn the basics of using DSLR, and tried to apply it. I was amazed at how ISO, aperture and shutter speed affect the shots so much.
I fell in love with the manual mode LOL I realized that I have only been clicking randomly before, and I thought when someone says “manual”, it only meant the focus of the lens. Didn’t know there was so much more to it. Yepp, rookie. Definitely a rookie haha
Across Shrine Hills was Jack’s Ridge – where you can dine with a view + with live acoustic band too (they play songs per table). Or, you can just sit at their benches and just enjoy the view.
After staying for a few minutes, I got really hungry *pats tummy*. I’m not really a huge fan of the food there; too pricey and the taste was just uhmm.. like your regular food. So, we decided to go to Matina Town Square and eat at Jickong’s. MTS is where people usually go out and drink at the south. They have live band, bars, steakhouses, food places, etc.
This was the band last night, and they played old songs. Reminds me of the late 90s when my dad would bring out the microphone and sing karaoke.
We had dinner at Jickong’s. Ordered Sinuglaw and Sisig with Egg. It has been a long time since I drank beer, and having Sinuglaw and Sisig plus the live band, made me want to order one haha Nope April, not tonight.
Ofcourse, since we were already at MTS, which by the way is pretty far from my place, we didn’t forget to stop and have Aling Foping’s famous Halo-Halo and Mais Con Yelo. Not entirely sure, but I think they already have a branch at SM Lanang (?)
All photos here are taken from my canon camera, except for the wide-angled groufie. Was it okay for a rookie like me? Can you give me any tips, advises and suggestions to apply for my next photo walk ? 😉