A Need to Start Anew

My Instagram feed is just ugly. It’s so cluttered and disorganized; and look at the photos, some are square, some are on landscape and portrait modes.

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I was talking to a friend a few weeks back and I shared with her that I want to start again, like what my online buddy Evan Hilton did. He felt the need to start fresh so he created a new one, informed his followers, and now he’s sporting his new Instagram account. Check it out, his shots are awesome!

I may just rename my current one so I could still use the bobbyjonc username on my new account. I’m just not sure if Instagram would allow it like Tumblr does; not sure if they will temporarily suspend the username.

In relation to the post above, I think I also need a fresh start. Recently, I spent time contemplating if I am on the right track. If I am growing. I may be too emotional or just simply stressed with what’s happening but I don’t feel excited anymore. It’s no longer healthy. It contradicts the tag line. My friends and I am trying to convince myself that it will get better. But it is the same line that we have been saying to each other. Some say that it will change, but the change seems far from reality.

Opinions are my own.

Quick Post: Brand Ambassador

People ask “What do you want to be?”
I answer “I don’t know.” But at the back of my mind, I say “I want to be a brand ambassador.”

I don’t think it will ever happen. Brand ambassadors look good, I don’t. They have thousands or even millions of followers in the social media sites, I don’t. They are famous, I am not. Some of them are celebrities. Dome of them are the masters of their respective fields.

The following are just some of the brands that I trust:
Fujifilm for the X-series camera
Sony for the Xperia phones
– Nokia, now Microsoft for the Lumia phones
Globe Telecom, a service provider

So why do I want to be a brand ambassador? Because BAs get freebies! Haha!

Thank you @enjoyGLOBE!

The long wait is over! And I won!

My friends and I went to Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City, Philippines to witness the #GlobeSlipstream last night. I was there not only to witness the high-velocity concert, but also to wait for the announcement of the #GlobeSlipstream Samsung Galaxy S5 giveaway. See previous post.

Too bad I didn’t bring my powerbank to recharge my phone’s battery and missed taking pictures of the other performers. Here are some photos I took from the GlobeSlipstream party.

Again, thank you so much @enjoyGLOBE for the Samsung Galaxy S5! And as promised, I will be giving away some stuff to give back and share my blessings. Watch out for it soon on my Twitter account.

Awesome night! Good times!

Globe Slipstream

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On August 30th, Pinoy Lotus F1 Junior Team Driver Marlon Stöckinger will conquer the Bonifacio Global City through a Lotus WSR Car Run, and we’ll get to witness a parade of vintage and luxury cars, plus a car exhibition of Karts, Ducatti, DTM, Luxury Cars, MSCC Cars, and celebrity karting are bound to happen on that day!

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Globe Telecom and Huawei are also hosting a high-velocity, outdoor music festival featuring Up Dharma Down, Chk Chk Chk, Dualist Inquiry, Autotelic, Yolanda Moon and DJ Joey Santos.

Last August 16, @enjoyGLOBE selected me as one of the five shortlisted contestants to win a Samsung Galaxy S5!

Of course, I am hoping to win this contest and probably grab 5 VIP tickets to the music fest so I could tag my friends along. Hoping that Globe would also allow me to bring my camera… They could use the pictures. ;)

For more information, you can visit globeslipstream.ph.

Camera Dilemma

[This post has been updated at 8:24 PM GMT+8]

I’ve been so stressed looking for a Sony a6000 camera with 16-55mm kit lens for the past weeks. And now I’m back to watching Canon 70D and 700D reviews and comparison videos. Well, I think I should stop.

It’s clearly Sony Philippines doesn’t have stocks other than in Sony Centre Filinvest, which is too far from where I live and where I work. I tried asking if they could just transfer the unit to Sony Centre Glorietta but Hazel (a Sony representative from Filinvest) told me that I have to deposit the payment to their bank account before they deliver it. Too much hassle coz I have to go to a bank, line up and wait for 3 days for clearance, then wait for 2 days before they deliver. Not to mention that their price is higher than the other distributors. Sony Philippines can’t make an arrangement. I’m a sure buyer but I don’t know their policy. I think I should just let it pass.

Or I could just stick to my first choice, which is the Canon 70D. Also a great camera: better battery, articulating touchscreen, better video. But the weight isn’t ideal for a commuter like me. That makes me think to just purchase a Canon 700D, or even a Canon EOS M2 shipping from Japan which will be available this Friday from an unauthorized Canon Philippines distributor.

Or just simply let it go. Just let this craziness go. I have functional smartphones anyway. The iPhone 5S still takes good photographs. The Lumia 1020 still works perfectly fine and I can use the manual controls easily.

Anyway, I think this blogpost is non-sense. I just want to let it out.

[UPDATE]
After watching some more Youtube videos, I learned that the Canon 700D is just enough for me. Firstly, I am not a professional photographer and videographer therefore there will never be a return of investment. Secondly, the Dual Pixel technology of the Canon 70D is really great but I guess doing manual focusing would make me a better photographer. I would get to think deeper and be more intimate with the camera. Lastly, instead of shelling out extra money for the 70D, I could just simply spend it to buy better lenses.
I’ll wait until Friday. If Sony Philippines or other local distributors will have the Sony a6000, I’ll buy it. Otherwise, I’ll get the Canon 700D with 18-135mm kit lens. I hope I won’t regret my decision. LOL!
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