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June 30, 2007

On Silent Mode

For a while, I'll be leaving and taking off myself from blogging to attend to something else. Well, I'll not be totally leaving the blogging bug, but as of the moment I am attending to some project. No, it's not something like secretive sector 7 project. It's not office work, mind you.

Hint: something regarding moving out from one place to another. Cryptic as it may be, I'll let you all know once I finish it and figure things out. But you might all stumble upon it if you search it out there.

June 24, 2007

Jellyfishes + Lazy Sunday Day

I keep on looking at these videos of Jellyfishes to waste my Sunday or simply rest for awhile (while listening to Cambio's Divisoria on my iPod). Really, the slow wriggling and mindless motions of these jellyfishes do mesmerize me and soothe me(minus the background noise in the videos, but that can be muted out). Well now, this can be a therapy if I need to relax a bit from a hard day's work. Hehehe.

Pair of jellyfish videos (from Sentosa Underwater world).

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On the subject of being lazy on a Sunday, napping would be a very good activity, as suggested in the fifth post in 13 Bodacious Ways to be Nice to Yourself. I already have an established body clock in which between 530AM to 630AM I would be awake without even the aid of an alarm clock (alarmed cell phone to be exact). And yet, even on a weekend, I still wake up very early in the morning while most are still sleeping. I want to lie still in my bed and snuggle a bit, hoping I could get a very short snooze for a few more minutes but that won't happen. I'm already wide awake by that time. Only if I had a night of heavy drinking will I be knocked out fully and surely wake up very late the next morning. But sometimes, I would still wake up early, though drowsy and with a headache.

Ah, a little nap will do this morning. I'll take one after this post.

June 16, 2007

Posting On A Rainy Day + Home Brewed Images

Currently, I'm nursing myself inside the flat, with a headache and some colds and fever. Also, it's raining outside since this morning. Look's like the weather today emphatize with my sickness.

But anyways... hard rain or not, nothing would deter me from blogging now.

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I love designing, especially creating graphics and images. I also love drawing. For now (or even years), I've lost some motivation to draw again. Nowadays, using my laptop and Photoshop, I churn out graphics for this blog or even create new ones for creating a spanking new blog layout for my friend Jerry's blog - Maripipi Online.

MaripipiOnline - the new blog layout

What and where is Maripipi? It's a small island in the Philippines with some great beach resorts and where my friend originally came from. I actually envy fellow Filipinos who came from provinces because they've got the chance to grew up in such places where there is no pollution, no heavy traffic, and no chaotic city life. I grew up all my life in the heart of the Philippines - Metro Manila (or Manila to the outside world).

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Besides the Maripipi Online layout, I also had the chance to create a graphic image for a fellow officemate here in Singapore. He has a band called Launchbox, and they're slowly making a name for themselves along with other amateur Filipino bands residing in Singapore. I'm an avid supporter of their band.

Launchbox Filipino band

Check them out also at my previous post.

June 10, 2007

Goodbye Rico Blanco! Long Live Rivermaya!

Dang! I stumbled across this post from Rebel Pixel about Rico Blanco leaving Rivermaya (the news is official). It's big news alright back at my country where the rock music industry is so vibrant. If I hadn't visited the link to Rebel Pixel from this massive list of links at freelanceswitch (enormous list indeed of good, informative websites) I wouldn't know about the news. It was only last April that they had a fantastic concert here in Singapore. I never knew this would happen to a (already) legendary Philippine band.

Yeah, first it was Bamboo. Now Rico is gone from the band. Who will be the new leader of Rivermaya?

Whatever the reasons of Rico, may he succeed. Same goes to his ex-bandmates.

To remember them, here's a short clip from the Singapore concert of Rivermaya at Downtown East, Pasir Ris.

Long live Rivermaya!

June 09, 2007

A Visit To The Zoo

Wow. That was quite a period off from blogging. Now I'm back again to sharing pictures and trips lately. Starting this month - a visit (back) to the zoo, Singapore Zoo, with a couple of friends (one of which came from the US).

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At Singapore Zoo Entrance
We enter the Singapore Zoo

Stuffed Toy Snakes
You will see these stuffed snake toys being sold in the souvenir shop inside

Animal Wall Pattern
You'll find this intricate animal wall pattern atop the souvenir shop

Macaw Birds For Photography
Colorful Macaw birds for photography

Siamang Rising
A siamang. A type of monkey. He (or she) is looking at a trainer nearby.

Real Otters
Cute otters waiting for food from spectators

Fake Otters
Now these are fake otters on display nearby

The Tapir
An unusual tapir animal, with its long snout for a nose

Pinkish Blossom
Singapore zoo has also lots of different flora species like this one

White Tigers
White tigers (tiger, tiger burning bright)

The map we have says its a babirusa (a pig or boar type of animal). It could also be a warthog.

Australian Kangaroos
Lots of kangaroos in the Australian Outback area of the zoo

FHM Singapore Zoo Kangaroo Model
And this one doesn't mind to pose for the edition of FHM or Maxim Singapore Zoo

Riding the Elephant Trunk
Ok, this is not the way to ride an elephant

Elephant Finale Show
A wondrous finale show from the playful elephants

Looking Suspiciously
I was taking some pictures of penguins when I noticed this bird perched silently on a glass wall

Lots of penguins, looking like robots in their synchronized movements

A very old turtle (how old is this one?)

Madagasca Hissing Cockroaches
How about some fear factor style hissing cockroaches?

Lemur Closeup
Somehow I'm nervous while taking a closeup picture of this lemur even though it seem so (somewhat) cute and gentle

African Lions
African lions (thanks to my camera's excellent zooming)

Zebras eating their afternoon meal

Crash of Rhinos
A crash of rhinoceros quietly moving around their den

Sleeping Kitsune
I thought this was a fox sleeping, but our map said this is a maned wolf

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If you ever go around this zoo, I suggest you bring along some big bottle of water (though drinks here are sold but are too expensive) as walking around could be very tiresome. Add to that the humid weather of Singapore that makes walking one sweating activity. Good thing there are air-conditioned shelters strategically placed around the zoo for visitors who needs some rest.

The zoo is located at 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore.

Have fun in this zoo. I had a blast here along with my friends.

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