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anya|18|ba behavioral sciences|UP-Manila

The thoughts that run in this head aren't always easy to comprehend.

“In search of something immortal in mortality."

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Saturday Snapshots #8
Saturday, January 12, 2013

Glad to say that I've been keeping up with my photography practice! Other than borrowing my dad's macro lens, I've also been using my camera phone a lot (as evidenced by the above photos). Ever since I got my new phone, I started downloading all kinds of camera and photography apps for it. 
Although it really isn't the same as using a DSLR, the rules are rather the same for composition, framing and the like. You still get to practice with it, plus it's a bit more practical than having to bring a bulky camera around all the time, which I cannot do. It also gives you a different perspective and lets you get more spontaneous shots. 
Funny thing, I've started to appreciate the post processing part of photography even more after all these app experiments. I appreciate the filters, but I'm also learning to better control sharpness, exposures, curves and saturation. Trying to exercise the technical as well. 

By the way, you can now follow me on Instagram: @danecruz! :)

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Happy New Year!
Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year everyone! :) 2012, I believe,was quite a wonderful year for me. So many opportunities, experiences, challenges, and more came into my life, and all have taught me a lot of things. 

But, this post isn't really about me reminiscing about the past year. I'm saving that for the next post. This one is all about photos. :)) So yeah, this is one photo-heavy post.

May you all have a beautiful and wonderful start to 2013!

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Saturday Snapshots #7
Saturday, December 29, 2012

Borrowed my dad's 60mm f2.8 macro lens, since my kit lens is dying and I was up for some practice. I originally intended to borrow a 50mm, but dad recommended that I try this one out. I'm not complaining since I really like it. Although I do plan on getting my own 50mm lens sometime soon. :)

On another note; I just really hate how every time I upload photos, they end up posting in a less than satisfying quality. I have to figure out a solution to this soon. 

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Happy Christmas :)
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Happy Holidays! From me, to you. :)
     Excuse my face. :))

     Christmas, inevitably, doesn't feel the same as it did before. At least for me. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy it's Christmas, I am joyous that we may celebrate it and, of course, the true reason for this season. It just doesn't excite me like it used to. Perhaps it's because we didn't have a block Christmas party like we'd always have a Christmas party when I was still in high school. Maybe it's because I was too stressed when the -ber months started.  I don't really know for sure. But rest assured that I wish you all a happy and festive Christmas! I still love the Christmas season even if I didn't feel the spirit right away. :))

    Sorry if my posts have been short and boring, I've been busy going out, bumming around, hanging out with friends, and the like. I really have to provide more time for my blog though.

     And what's a Christmas post without some Christmas music? I present to you some Death Cab For Cutie, Wavves and Best Coast. :)


Lemme throw in some Weezer too.

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chants and cheers, taunts and jeers
Friday, December 14, 2012
     Most of the time, people never really understand your motive for doing things. They never really stop to think of the reasons why you're doing what you're doing. In fact, they never really care that much, do they?

     In the things I do to try and help, all I've ever wanted was consideration. So often it feels like you're the only one who cares, plus a few others, but that can be discouraging at times. In my few years of existence I've made so many mistakes of being careless and of being, possibly, too selfish and ignorant. I've also made the mistake of caring too much. Realizing these instances in my life, I tried to change things. I'm proud to say I can see that I've improved myself, though mistakes are still made. I still slip up, numerous times even. I still care too much. I still become careless. But I take note, I remind myself.

     Why am I making a post about these things? Well, I don't really know. My Christmas break has just started and I am absolutely happy that I can take a break from all the school-related stress. But a few things still bother me. I know I shouldn't be worried as much or feeling as responsible, but I can't help it that I feel this way. Perhaps I just got so used to taking responsibility, at home,  at my high school before. I'm used to being the ate. I know this part of my life is a completely different ball game, but I genuinely care for people who make me happy, who care for me as I care for them. Sometimes even if they don't care as much back, I still care for them. Nakakabuwiset, nakakatanga, nakakadagdag lang sa problema, pero ganun talaga.

     Perhaps this is too much of a martyr's philosophy. But from what I see, people care much more about the trivial things, with what they want to say, buy and do, that they forget to consider the others around them. I know we can't ask everybody to change this about themselves, but I'm afraid people have forgotten to think and feel for anybody other than themselves. I'm not saying that I've perfected that aspect of myself. I know I have my selfish tendencies, sometimes I forget and actually want to forget to care about others. I hate feeling so responsible, but this is how I am, this is how I act, think, feel and function. Perhaps people will tell me to fuck off for being this way, that it's my problem not theirs. Yeah, I might say I can agree. I do care too much at times, that's always been the disease of my personality. It's been more often than not the root of my problems. I might be going overboard on my observation, I know that my position is not something so unique, but fuck off, I need this outlet.

     And now I've only just wondered, does growing up really mean feeling even more responsible for things, and for your actions and decisions? Is this what's happening? 'Cause it isn't as wonderful as people wish growing up to be at times.

     Or is it just me again?

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