My first attempt to do a self-portrait. No remote trigger but I managed to take a nice photo XD

Feel Good Day

My problem when attending formal occasions, especially wedding, is what I’ll wear.

I’m a jeans and t-shirt girl. I don’t wear heels (and I mean those formal, fancy high heels) and make-up (just cheek tint).  You can count how many formal occasions I’ve attended on your hands including proms LOL!

For the past weeks, Mike and I were on a quest to buy a dress and comfortable heels. Fortunately, I was able to borrow heels and bought a dress the day before. I also managed to book a hair and make-up artist, Chichi Sotomil. She did a great job, at least by how my friends reacted when I posted this photo on my wall. It’s great that we found a great HMUA here at the south.

Feel Good Day

The ceremony was held at Santuario de San Jose. Mike did the second reading and an impromptu Prayer for the Faithful reader (the priest suddenly called him). Reception was at Oasis Manila and received an early bird “item” 😀

Anyow, the heels didn’t worked for me. 🙁 Even if I put those gel thingy on the sole, my feet just couldn’t bear it. I ended up wearing the boots. Good thing I brought them it.

Feel Good Day II

Paul and Joy, our previous client, were also there and shared the table with them. I was also happy that Nina (K by Cunanan) was also there. We’ve had 2 wedding clients where she handled their catering. It was good to see her. Darlene, Mike’s classmate, event’s host and an ex-coordinator was introduced to me. Mike wanted to coordinate our wedding before but she already had a client that time.

Then they have this mini game where guests are encouraged to write wishing message for the couple. I was so surprised when mine won hahahaha!

Newly Weds Wish Message

It reads:

Dear Johanna and JM,

Congrats and best wishes to both of you. Just a piece of advice. Maglagay ng dishwashing liquid sa plato bago maghugas. Maglagay ng gas sa kotse bago mag drive. Mag “I love you” bago matulog at mag “I love you” pag gising. I hope it makes sense but I hope this made you smile 🙂 CHEERS!

~Myla 🙂

After the wedding, we went to Magnum Opus, a coffee shop that’s near our village. We’ve been meaning to go to that place but we usually return from our errands quite late and the place is already close.

We were greeted by the owner Jonathan. He’s very accomodating and very pleasant. Assisted us on what we can try since it’s our first time. I tried Belgian Heartbreaker. It’s a moccha drink that uses Belgian chocolate and Mike their Classic Latte. Gads, it was good. Not your typical famous coffee shop drink.

Magnum Opus: Belgian Heartbreaker

Magnum Opus: Belgian Heartbreaker

Mike and I were bothered on how familiar Jonathan is. So after we paid our bill, we asked him and it turns out that he used to be my player! I felt proud of him. Wow. We both agreed that we will be a regular there and that we need to talk to him on how he can improve the place.

I really felt good that day. I pulled off a semi-formal look (accidentally matched a formal dress and my fave boots), the make-up, won a game, met old client, co-suppliers, met a player, tasted a new coffee…

It was good.

It was really, really good.

…And I’m Back!

Oh yes I’m back!

I’ve partially populated my site mainly uploaded photos. I had to work backwards because I don’t know where to start. x_X

I hope I have uploaded enough that you can “look around”.

Moar stuff coming soon. Drop-by again ok? 🙂

I wish…

Status and State

Status and State

I shot a heart bokeh and thought that it will make a great background for a quote I spotted in Twitter.

Catching Stars

I recently found a liking on the character Danboard – a character in the manga Yotsuba&! I’m dying to have my own figure of it but I can’t afford it as of now. Instead, I made a papercraft out of it and put it as my subject for a photo experiment. On your left is the result.

Hope you like it. ^_^

Cosplay: Hulk Buster

Cosplayer: Pablo Bairan
Event: Level Up! Live 2013

Cosplay: Chibi Sinanju

Cosplayer: Bolen Lareza
Event: Level Up! Live 2013

Dark Alice

Model: Mai Nazareno Moldero
Stylist & Designer: Paloma Moon
HMUA: Oliver Bumatay

Quick Post

Just a quick post while my photos are being batch process at the background.

Been very busy lately because lots of catching up to do at work. I also have 2 websites, and lots of photo to process lined-up. Not to mention 4 draft posts here at my blog 🙁

Hopefully I get to finish all of it when I leave my work… for good.

Yep. I passed my resignation last April 30 because I want to shift my priority to my family and to our business. I gave my company 2 months for the whole search-for-replacement and transition. It’s sad because I’ve been in the company for more than 5 years already and considered them a family. I’ll miss them 🙁

On the other hand, I’m quite excited to do all the things I’ve always wanted to do – aside from post-processing photos. I can now practice baking cupcakes, work on my clays, and learn how to drive perhaps? HAHAHA!

Batch processing done!

See you guys!