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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

It's JUNE ... Summer is officially over.

Its officially JUNE.

Summer is over.
Early morning traffic is back again.

Cause I didn't get to hit Boracay this summer, I'm posting my best Bora beach shots from 2009.
ENJOY!!! =p

Boracay Morning 2009
PHOTO w/ Kodak Ektachrome 35mm slide film

Boracay Afternoon 2009
PHOTO w/ Kodak Ektachrome 35mm slide film

Boracay Late Afternoon 2009
PHOTO w/ Fuji Velvia 35mm slide film

Boracay Sunset 2009
PHOTO w/ Fuji Velvia 35mm slide film

Thursday, May 26, 2011

All ready for Singapore!

All packed! Excited to take photos.

Leica d-lux4
Kodak Ektachrome
FUJI Velvia
FUJI Provia

Cameras inside my backpack
PHOTO w/ Instagram app (iPhone)

Be back soon!!
XOXO Lean.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Special Delivery... INSTAX!!

My awesome awesome friend Kiko just came back from the States few days ago and he was kind enough to bring home the films I ordered from

(thank you Kiko!!!! ahhhhlabshuuuu!)

Excited to use the films for my Singapore trip next week!

 Mickey Mouse / Winnie the Pooh / Hello Kitty
Photo w/ Leica d-lux4

Photo w/ Leica d-lux4

Plain & Colored
Photo w/ Leica d-lux4


xoxo LEAN

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

ONLINE FEATURE: The #lomo Daily 04/26/2011

Online feature yesterday at "THE #LOMO DAILY" 04/26/2011

Link to their website:

Here's a more zooooooomed in shot. (excuse the phone photo shot please) 

xx peace out

Monday, April 25, 2011

CHINA's 500% Tourism, THUMBS UP!

Our family trip to Shanghai - Beijing was an adventure and a half.  We definitely gained stories to tell our grandkids one day, from the kid's "Bieber Fever" mode, the WILD crying sumpongs, HOOKER cards with phone numbers, and of course our asshole tour guide "FOX" who NEVER TOOK a bath. HAHAHA!!

15 years since my last visit to Beijing... last time I was there, no one knew how to talk in English... and toilet seats were VERY HARD to find.  Now, amazing architectures fill the skies & colorful LED lights light the bridges.  It's amazing how much China has changed. 

And I actually got to practice my lame / semi non-existent Mandarin skills. HA-HA.

View from 1148ft ++ up, Shanghai, China
PHOTO w/ Leica d-lux4

Going up the Orient Pearl Tower was interesting.  I was never afraid of heights... maybe I'd get nervous for a second, but I can usually shake it off.  But when we reached the top floor, I saw the OUTDOOR observation deck (which had a GLASS FLOOR) .....and I totally CHICKENED MY ASS OUT.

Must be the strong wind... I dunno.  I was CHICKEN SHIT that day. ... Admit ko na! =|

The Oriental Pearl Tower (Chinese: 东方明珠塔; pinyin: Dōngfāng Míngzhūtǎ, official name: 东方明珠电视塔) is a TV tower in Shanghai, China. 
The design of the building is said to be based on a verse of the Tang Dynasty poem Pipa Song by Bai Juyi about the wonderful sprinkling sound of a pipa instrument, like pearls, big and small falling on a jade plate (大珠小珠落玉盘/大珠小珠落玉盤/ zhū xiǎo zhū luò  pán). 
(info from Wikipedia)

The Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai, China (at night)
PHOTO w/ Leica d-lux4

We had to hike down 2 blocks to get to the Expo since our bus can't go in the street.  Too bad that the line going in would take 3 HOURS.... so we all backed out and took pictures outside instead. 

Expo 2010 Shanghai China (simplified Chinese: 中国2010年上海世界博览会; pinyin: Zhōngguó Èrlíngyīlíng Nián Shànghǎi Shìjìe Bólǎnhuì) was held on both banks of the Huangpu River in the city of Shanghai, China, from May 1 to October 31, 2010. It was a major World Expo in the tradition of international fairs and expositions, the first since 1992. The theme of the exposition was "Better City – Better Life" and signifies Shanghai's new status in the 21st century as the "next great world city" The Expo emblem features the Chinese character 世 ('world', Chinese "shì") modified to represent three people together with the 2010 date. It had the largest number of countries participating and was the most expensive Expo in the history of the world's fairs. The Shanghai World Expo was also the largest World's Fair site ever at 5.28 square km. (info from Wikipedia)
China's Pavillion, Shanghai Expo, China
PHOTO w/ Leica d-lux4

Climbing up the Great Wall was definitely an adventure.  There were at least 200 people trying to climb the INTENSELY inclined path.  It was hella crowded... people were pushing, kids were whining, old people were eating apples mid-way & tourists like us were taking pictures which tripled the traffic.

UNESCO world heritage site.

The Great Wall: The most comprehensive archaeological survey, using advanced technologies, has concluded that the entire Great Wall, with all of its branches, stretches for 8,851.8 km (5,500.3 mi). This is made up of 6,259.6 km (3,889.5 mi) sections of actual wall, 359.7 km (223.5 mi) of trenches and 2,232.5 km (1,387.2 mi) of natural defensive barriers such as hills and rivers. (info from Wikipedia)
The Great Wall, Beijing, China
PHOTO w/ Leica d-lux4

This part of the trip was very tiring.  Inside the "Forbidden City", there were literally HUNDREDS of people walking around, taking pictures.  My nieces were crying from exhaustion, the sun was un-usually extra hot & there were only TWO normal toilet seats inside the stinky stinky banyo. .... Plus we had to walk 3km inside listening to more than 30 tour guides talk at the same time.

The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It is located in the middle of Beijing,China, and now houses the Palace Museum. For almost five hundred years, it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well asthe ceremonial and political center of Chinese government. 
(info from Wikipedia)

Forbidden City, Imperial Palace, Beijing, China
PHOTO w/ Leica d-lux4

I was honestly excited to see The Bird's Nest.  Before flying out to China, I just watched NatGeo's episode on the structure.  And it sucks ass that we weren't allowed to enter.  That would've been A-W-E-S-O-M-E.

Beijing National Stadium, also known officially as the National Stadium, or colloquially as the Bird's Nest (鸟巢), is a stadium in Beijing, China. The stadium was designed for use throughout the 2008 Summer Olympics and Paralympics(info from Wikipedia)
Beijing National Stadium (Bird's Nest), Beijing, China
PHOTO w/ Leica d-lux4

Of course your China trip will not be complete without a PANDA photo-op. :)

Panda @ Beijing Zoo, Beijing, China
PHOTO w/ Leica d-lux4

Check out their BOOOOOST in tourism, there were at least hundreds of people in these tourist sites. 85% of the crowd were Chinese people. .... 

So I say that ..... 500% THUMBS UP! Excellent tourism.


Will post LOMO pictures SOON. Finishing my roll this week.

xoxo LEAN

Triumph Inspiration Awards / Johnoy Danao @ Craft

Few weeks ago I attended the Triumph event in Members Only; the fashion show was awesome and the students from SOFA were very much inspired with the pieces that they created.  I wasn't expecting the night to be a photo-op, so I didn't bring my camera with me.... WRONG MOVE.

*Cheers to the winner!! Who scored Php20,000.00 & a trip to BERLIN!! (thumps up!)

Good thing my super blogger friend JL ( is always camera ready.  Love her semi-pro Lumix GF1 camera w/ the giant Canon 580 EX flash. <3 <3 <3

Triumph Freebies
PHOTO w/ INSTAGRAM app (iPhone)

Mazie Po, Pearl Tan, ME, Tricia Leung, Cherry Ermita, Mica Agdamag & JL Ladrido

After the event, we all transferred to Craft Bar in Fort for dinner and to watch Johnoy Danao. .... who's always suuuuper awesome.  Check out my signed CD. :)

Check out Johnoy's website here:

Johnoy Danao's autographed CD
PHOTO w/ INSTAGRAM app (iPhone)

TRUE FANS:  Rockstar Pearl Tan ( holding our "banner" ... & our new fan club recruit .... JL Ladrido. .... and of course Mica Agdamag & Tricia Leung from LDL Marketing

w/ main man Johnoy Danao
(Pearl, Johnoy Danao, Tricia, ME, JL & Mica)
PHOTO w/ Lumix GF1 - Canon 580EXflash (by JL)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Off to LOMO China

6days in China, 6days w/o twitter.
And maybe no Facebook too. o_O
Officially excited to take photos.

Inside my carry on.... I have my...
Instax Wide 210 (30shots)
Instax Mini (50shots)
Leica dlux-4
LCA + (72shots)

Cameras for China trip
PHOTO w/ INSTAGRAM app (iPhone)

I'd be rollin' with a backpack cause of the 4 cameras I'd be carrying around the entire trip. Lolz, for the love of photos! :)

Rollin' w/ my backpack
PHOTO w/ INSTAGRAM app (iPhone)

Be back in 6days to post China adventures with the fam.

Peace out! xxx

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