Yearly Archives: 2016

Sending messages now and then

My uncle used to work in a telegraph and telephone company in the late 70’s to early 80’s. I had a vivid recollection of him sorting out pieces of paper with short messages on it and insert them in plastic window envelopes. Their branch office was small and I remember they had this peculiar looking manual typewriter and another electric typewriter.

Holiday season was the busiest period to him and his co-workers. Customers would flock to their office and have their Christmas or love messages sent to their loved ones using inspiring selection of cards.

I’m not so sure if sending flowers through a singing messenger was part of their company’s services then, but they do send lovely roses locally especially during Valentine’s Day. Nowadays, you can record music and messages using virus ti to enhance the sound and send them via the internet.

Today, the company offers various services, apart from providing long distance calls both domestic and international; they also send native specialties from Manila, Cebu and Mindanao all year round.

My uncle spent a good part of his life in that company until he stopped working in mid-80s.

Capturing your Travels through Photographs


Keeping memories of your travels forever is accomplished through photographs and video. Finding the perfect spot to capture a special moment is difficult sometimes. Some of the best travel photos come from candid shots and random captures. When you have the time, actually setup your shot and make sure it’s framed right to have the exact memory saved forever.

When in Motion
Taking photos when you’re in motion and not seeing blur is so difficult. If you don’t have a fancy camera and your cell phone doesn’t have an anti-blur or motion feature, you’ll have to make stops every time you want to take a great photos of Nevada or other locations you’re visiting. It may take more time to get to your destination or scheduled activities, but the perfect photo takes you back to that specific moment every time you view the photo.

Changing Natural Lighting
If you’re taking photos at sunrise or sunset, it can change the way your photo looks. It is important to set your camera or cell phone to take multiple shots to ensure that you have at least one shot that you are happy with as lighting can change quickly as the sun rises and sets. If storms are rolling in, they make dramatic backdrops and you will likely need to use your flash so that you don’t lose any details of the natural landscape.

Picking a Good Backdrop
Natural backdrops are everywhere. It is important, however, to make sure that your photos are centered and that no protrusions of the landscape are coming from your behind your body as those can easily become awkward photos that may be an opportunity for friends and family to poke a little fun at you.

The angle of your photos is beyond important. The wrong angle can completely change the theme of your photo. It can take an innocent candid moment and turn it into an onslaught of inappropriate commentary. Always review your photos and delete those that do not capture a moment as you thought it would to prevent the negative commentary that could arise.

Closing Thoughts
Sometimes the candid, unexpected photos from your travels make the best stories. You’ll remember the exact moment the photo was taken and how the situation came to be. It may have you booking accommodations for your next trip so that you can relive special moments and capture even more special moments. If you ask a stranger to take a photo, make sure you’re close enough to keep an eye on your camera or cell phone.

Seat Sale Again!

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at

I have been quite lazy recently; maybe things are already taking a toll on me. I hardly opened my emails and I know I should have so I will not be so overwhelmed when I finally check my inbox but I was hard-headed. And after a few hours of sorting and marking, I am finally done! Gaa, if only these things can be left cluttered like that, I will just open my email once in a blue moon.

If there is a good things about me opening my email, that would be the seat sale alert! I am checking where we can go next year for a little vacation. I am trying now to check the fares but I get stuck at the online sale option!