Wishing Well

2017

1. Fujifim X-Pro 2

Guess it’s finally time to upgrade my very trusty and much beloved Fujifilm X100. I mean, its output is insane and I’ve been in love with that camera since I picked it up 4 years ago but I could really use a faster focusing one with interchangeable lens for travelling (I only just realized the effects of me handing out most of my Nikon gear to my brother – I had no decent zoom capability when I was in Bagan, Myanmar).

2. Leica D-Lux 6

This looks pretty cute and I was almost sold on buying this when I found out it’s much cheaper than the X-Pro 2 but I found it out it’s basically a Panasonic Lumix LX7 with that red Leica button on it. Still cute though, but not necessary my top priority at this moment.

2012

Woops, it looks like I skipped 2011. I don’t even know why and how that happened. Must be my general laziness and stupid preoccupation with allergies and what-not.

So anyway, in the spirit of, I dunno, the coming New Year, I’m coming up with a new — and almost impossible — list to wish for.

1. Nikon 85mm f/1.4 AI-s. It’s the old one, not the newer release 85mm f/1.4 D AF. I’ll probably have to offer a limb to one of my friends here in Japan so they’ll buy me one when I’m already out there in another country (since it’s probably never going to be sold new so I’ll rely on the awesome used-lens stores in Japan for this). NO NEED, because I dumped all D/SLR stuff over to my brother and focused on my minimal gear: the X100, a GoPro Hero4, and the trusty iPhone camera.

2. Apple 27-inch iMac/2.8GHz (Core i7). That huge display makes me drool really bad. Sana lang me TV Tuner siya di ba? #sideeye DONE

3. Bose QuietComfort® 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones. Ultimate I-want-this-shit-so-bad wish list item. But it’s too expensive and too frivolous a purchase (andami ko mabibili sa 2万 no — Gabby) so, I dunno. I hope I won’t get too impulsive to actually buy this. DONE (But not the noise cancelling one coz it’s still way too expensive and Bose’s sound quality ain’t event that good compared to Shure.)

4. iPhone 4S. Or anything faster than my olats and very uugod-ugod iPhone 3G. I swear, di man lang ako makapag-browse ng tags sa Instagram, dang it. Plus di na ko makapag-Facebook nang maayos since the last time they updated the app huhu. DONE (Updating every two years c/o M1. Yey!)

5. Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM. Because (1) is full-manual and that would kill me, considering how lazy I am. SEE #1

6. Amazon Kindle Fire. I want. Bought an iPad instead.

7. Fuji X100. *Drool*. ME GUSTA! @DPreview. @KenRockwell DONE. DONE. DONE.

2010

Another year. And only a handful items left to tick off in 2009. Might place those items in 2010 since practically more than 50% of my wishlist/todo’s were given/bought/done already.

1. Silmarillion. Very own copy. Won’t matter if it’s battered or new. YES, THANKS TO MY MOTHER WHO PUSHED MY BROTHER TO BUY ME ONE.

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2. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. Got it from the office Christmas Exchange Gift thing. Thanks Paul Yu!

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3. New pair of Chuck Taylor’s. Coz my pair’s very very old (bought around ’05 I think).

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4. Katie Gearlds jersey. Huh.

5. Cajon.

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6. Softbox. Got a mini-softbox from Jeki during the AstraPinoys Christmas party yay!

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2009

Another season (or year) of wishes, to-do’s, and other whatchamacallit’s. 2008’s been pretty kind to me (as opposed to 2007 that very very cruel 2007) and I’m hoping the rest of the Q4 would be as awesome as the rest, if not more.

1. Renew my Flickr account. It’ll expire around my birthday *wink* *wink. Haha. DONE.

2. Pay for the domain (around January). Hmmm maybe I should just pay for a five-year plan. Or maybe get my own hosting account (heehee, currently sponging off space from Moogs). DONE.

3. Another winter jacket — with a hood this time. And probably with the fur around said hood (para suzyal hahaha). And dapat in a different color than the one I had last year para astig sa pictures haha. UPDATE: Haha, o, magwiwinter na naman. Another Jacket.

4. SanSan’s (my Sandisk Sansa player) successor? Hmmmm. Inggit ako kay Vivi ni Vanush eh. Pero saka na yan, buhay naman pa si SanSan. IFONG – DONE!

4.1. Or baka eto na lang.

5. Angas video card — para malaro ko na yang tinginingining na NBA Live 2K9 na yan.

6. Beach! YEAH, PHUKET, YEAH!

7. A Katie Gearlds jersey.

8. SB 600 Flash. OH YEAH!

9. Korea at March. ^_^ NOT POSSIBLE. BOO!

10. Singapore at July. ^_^ DONE!

11. Giant camera bag (coz my first one’s too small for my gear — yehess …). WAHAHAHAHA. ^_^ Got it, but not really (yet). ^_^

12. TBD.

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Kelangan ko na yatang gumawa ng panibagong ganito ^_^ Majority ng nakalista dito eh nakuha ko naman so maraming-maraming salami sa kung sinuman ang nagbigay (thank you, self) ng nasa listahan ko. Aylabeeet!

2008

Kahit na hindi ko ramdam ang Pasko. Kahit na talagang malamig kahit na ano pa mang gawin ko — dahil literal na malamig talaga. Kahit na alam kong karamihan sa mga sumusunod ay hindi naman katupad-tupad. Hala, sige lang.

1. Sana tuluyan na akong gumaling at hindi na maulit pa ang nakakalokang pagpapaospital ko. Hindi nakakatuwa ang manatili nang 2 buwan nang wala kang makausap man lang – wala, kasi lahat sila nagni-Nihongo. Kumusta naman yun di ba? MEDS DONE! Next checkup –> May 2008.

2. Isang pares ng nagsusumigaw na Audio Technica na headphones. Yung puti. Kung pwede i-level up, yung Bose o di kaya Sennheiser na lang. Bakit – libre naman mangarap ah.

3. Yung dinadasalan kong Nike winter jacket sa Nike Outlet Store sa Minami-Osawa. Kaunting pangugulit pa sa sarili, bibigay na ko. Pero hindi pwede. Isang lapad din yun. Ahaha, hindi rin ako nakatiis at binili rin.

4. Iba-ibang kulay ng mga turtleneck sa Uniqlo. Di ko na kelangan ng turtlenecks. Spring na eh.

5. Friendship. Easy friendship. Yung tipong hindi na nag-aalangan pang humirit dahil hindi na matatakot pang makasakit ng damdamin. Isang friendship na walang halong ampalaya. Nawa. Pero maaga pa para hilingin iyan. Hinay, hinay lang, Tina. Thank you, kilala mo kung sino ka 🙂

6. Ma-fast forward dun sa binabalak kong gawin. Yun bang tipong hindi na ko dadaan dun sa mga kung anu-anong papansin. Anak ng ewan naman kasi. Hindi ko naman ginagawa to dati bakit ba ako nagsisimula ngayon? Bakit ba ako masyadong interesado? Pwede bang pansinin na lang niya nang hindi na kailangang magpapansin? Haaay.

7. Makaalis na ako sa kinalalagyan kong limbo.

8. Ang pinakamimithing Nikon D40. Bakit D40 lang at hindi D40X or Canon EOS? Basahin ang susunod na wish. CHECK na ito — meet NOODLES.

9. Magkaroon na ng sosyal na kapalit si Chippy. Ibig sabihin, sana makabili na ako ng hindi 2nd-hand na laptop sa May. Sana nandito pa rin si Kaye para makatulong sa akin ma-avail ang one day Lenovo sale na yun. Di na Lenovo yun nabili ko. Buhay na si Suzie Derkins — ang twin sister ni Chippy. Intel Quad-Core 2GHz, 4GB DDR-800, 500GB HDD, 22″ LCD Monitor and so on and so forth. Wooohoo!

10. Maibalik ang mga dating pagkakaibigang nasira ko dahil sa kakaibang freak out reactions sa mga hindi inaasahang pangyayari. Pasensiya na talaga. Hindi ko talaga kayang i-handle ang pagbabago ng status quo. Unti-unti nang naaayos. Sana magtuloy-tuloy na ito.

11. Malaman ko na at makapagdesisyon na kung ano ba talaga ang gusto kong mangyari sa buhay ko. Pero hindi ko naman sinasabing alam ko na dapat ang plano ko next year, at next 5 years, at next 10 years. Kuntento pa rin ako sa next week. Pero sana magkaroon naman ako ng direksyon.

12. Ikaw. Oo, ikaw. Baka ikaw na kasi yung hinihintay ko. O baka rin sa ‘yo ako nagpapapansin pero hindi mo lang alam (kasi guni-guni ko pa lang ‘to, as of the moment). Baka, di ba? :) Isa lang masasabi ko –> ^_^

13) Flickr Pro Account – yes, *wink**wink* at Joey. Umoo ka na ha? Tenchu Meemax and Kayiii!

14) UP Centennial Blue Book – UP 2008 Planner yata ito. *wink* *wink* at Athan and Madam. Sige na sige na sige na. Yehess, okay na ito. Shipping na lang ang problema. Maraming-maraming salamat, Yebah! :D

15) Pinag-iisipan ko pa kung isang Les Paul na gitara — pwede na ring Ibanez, o bass na lang dahil walang bass sa bahay. Nang makumpleto na ang aming bandang Asian Girls Next Door 305 (hehehe).

15) Black with pink accents Nike Triax Roar na wristwatch. May URL ako nung product sa rakuten. Hehe. Thanks Granmader Khen! Aylabsit!

16) Checkered drapes. Yung isang window na lang! Malapit na matapos ito.

17) Ang buwan – pakisungkit nga ng buwan. Nang-iindyan ng photoshoot eh. With the help of Varvara, my 55-200mm VR zoom lens, eto ang resulta.

One thought on “Wishing Well

  1. “Friendship. Easy friendship. Yung tipong hindi na nag-aalangan pang humirit dahil hindi na matatakot pang makasakit ng damdamin. Isang friendship na walang halong ampalaya. Nawa. Pero maaga pa para hilingin iyan. Hinay, hinay lang, Tina.”

    –> mula sa isa ring prankahista. mahirap ito. pero eventually may masasanay din at matatanggap nilang ikaw talaga ay ganyan. may mga nasasaktan din siguro pero nagget over dahil ganun ka talaga. ang mga friendships na malalim ay malalim din mag-away. pero kahit anumang sitwasyon nyo ay lalakarin ang anong layo kung ikaw ay may suliranin.

    sensya na malalim. emo mode ako ngayon hehehe. shit still happens. marami na akong friends na akala ko friends talaga. Nagbabagang uling tayong lahat. Madaling mapaso, madaling makapaso. Kung ayaw mong makapaso, patayin mo na lang ang iyong sindi pero nawalan ka rin ng silbi sa buhay. kekelanganin mong makihalubilo ulit sa ibang uling para sumindo kahit mapaso ka man ulit sa proseso.

    nuvayan. pakshet ha! hehehe. pinagtripan ko ang blog mo. wahahaha. o sya goodnight na nga. nasobrahan ata ako sa worker bees kaya nakagawa pa ako ng sariling analogy wehehe. tulog ka na rin, uling!

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