When Sunshine Makes…

.. an offer you can’t refuse.

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My take on this week’s The Daily Post photo challenge, shine.

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Theory in Practice

In my opinion, the most effective way to learn geometry is not just by reading books but by studying our surroundings. We can find geometry in almost everything.

For today’s challenge, I chose a photo that I took in a cabin trip last weekend. I’m always fascinated by details especially by parallel lines and circles and symmetry.

This post by the way is my take on Cee’s Compose Yourself a Photo Challenge: #19 Geometry in Photography.

 

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No, it’s not what you think it is. 🙂

 

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Parallel lines, squares and right angles. How many can you find?

 

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A cute wall lamp. It compliments the wall.

 

Emptiness

Since the bf and the dog is out this weekend, I have the whole flat for myself. So it means the whole place is tidy and clean (which is not kept when the boys are home). You know the dog shed its fur and the bf does not put his glasses and/or plates in the dishwasher.

But I am not happy right now. I miss them. I feel empty without them. I cannot wait till they come back from the trip. I promise that I am not going to complain again.

This post is my response to The Daily Post Photo Challenge, State of Mind.

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Our humble living room.

Cosplay (Updated)

This is my take on this week’s The Daily Post photo challenge, Life Imitates Art. Cosplay in my opinion is one of the living proofs of the theme this week. This shot of  my friend cosplaying Kikyo (From Inuyasha) was taken in 2014 in Manila during my four week vacation. I myself is a big fan of Japanese animation since I was small. I also cosplayed some anime characters.

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Shot by me.

 

Here are the shots from the same cosplay shoot. I dressed up as Kagome.

 

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Pets

For the first time, I am joining Cee’s Black and White photo challenge. I have been following Cee here on WordPress for quite a while now and I always get tempted to do some of the photo challenges. The reason why I am only doing this now is because I am doing photo challenges already from The Daily Post and I did not want to fill my blog with just photo challenges. But then I realized that I am already posting a lot of photos here so why not join other photo challenges as well and besides it is fun.

Anyway, this is my entry for this week’s Black and White challenge which is pets. This is my pet Zorro. A 5 year old dachshund.

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Letter T(ea)

Drinking tea is a part of my lifestyle and my diet. In fact, I drink at least a pot of tea everyday. My favorite tea is Sencha (green tea from Japan) followed by Genmaicha (green tea with roasted rice) and then Oolong tea  (from China). I love teas because of its health benefits and because they bring back some childhood memories.

When I was younger, I used to drink those teas in teabags like for example Lipton and Twinings. Those teas are good but when I was introduced to Japanese loose tea, I fell in love with it instantly. From that moment, I knew that I have to order Japanese tea right away.

My partner introduced Oolong tea to me. Oolong’s aroma and taste has captivated my senses too and some memories from my past came back (I got a bit sentimental then.), like when I was sick my mom or grandma used to give me this kind of tea to me. I am not Chinese but I grew up with some Chinese culture in me because first I was surrounded by Chinese friends. Second, my great grandfather (according to my grandpa) was 1/4 or 1/2 Chinese. Then last, my grandfather’s business establishment was just a couple of blocks away from Manila’s China Town so he had lots of Chinese customers and made friends from that community too. So every year I got lots of Chinese stuff/gifts like moon cakes, hongbao (red envelope) and li hing mui (red salty dried plum) from my grandpa’s friends. I learned some Chinese words and characters/alphabets as well but too bad I cannot remember them anymore.

 

I cannot read what the tea packet says here. Well, some of the packets has the Latin alphabet translations but not this pack in the picture. How I wish we had Chinese at school! I thought that it was Oolong tea but when I opened the packet it was not Oolong leaves inside but red tea. At first I did not know what kind of tea it was but thanks to Mr. Wikipedia I found the answer. Here it is:

In Chinese and the languages of neighboring countries, black tea is known as “red tea” (Japanese 紅茶 kōcha; Korean 홍차 hongcha, Bengali লাল চা Lal cha, Assamese ৰঙা চাহ Ronga chah), a description of the colour of the liquid; the Western term “black tea” refers to the colour of the oxidized leaves. In Chinese, “black tea” is a commonly used classification for post-fermented teas, such as Pu-erh tea; outside of China and its neighbouring countries, “red tea” more commonly refers to rooibos, a South African herbal tea.

 

 

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Chinese characters/symbols.Too bad I cannot understand what it says. Can someone translate to English? Thanks!
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Still Chinese symbols. What are you telling me?
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You are not my good fried Oolong, but I like you. You smell nice! 🙂

 

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Ooh.. You got one sexy color. 😛

Moving on, this post is by the way my take on this week’s The Daily Post’s challenge, Alphabet.

I’ll be watching you

This is my take on last weekend’s The Daily Post photo challenge, Eye Spy. We’ve all been there. Sometimes we get that feeling that someone is watching us. Sometimes it’s just the mind playing tricks on us. However there are times that it’s the instincts that try to warn us.

 

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The f! What you doin’ there bird?