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Bought a new Mac at the Singapore Sale!

Dear Phoebe, I bought Mac.

Well, not that Mac. But MAC. Managed to find almost everything you ordered at Robinson’s at Raffles. Pretty interesting too – the collection is called Neo Sci-Fi. I didn’t know how to go about buying makeup so I just handed the lady the entire list and the lady gave me a huge LOL while she went through the list.

For the most part of the Singapore sale, almost all participating outlets let go of the GST and luckily for me, the MAC sale was only during the weekend when I landed!

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Destination home; Rockeoke Night

Siam Reap, Angkor

So we’re flying home in a few hours from the beautiful city of Ho Chi Minh. The vacation was great. Angkor Wat was fabulous as well. I learned a good deal about Cambodia and how, although it is a tourist destination, still doesn’t feel like a tourist trap. All in all, this was a vacation long overdue and I’d recommend the Ho Chi Minh – Siam Reap destination to anyone who wants to explore another nook of Asia.

More photos and experiences, alongside a lens review coming up in the next few days. Oh by the way, if any of you are up for it, ROCKEOKE NIGHT is happening at 10:00 PM. Fresh from our trip, we’ll be dropping by mag:net Serendra at around ten tonight for another chance at 5 minutes of YouTube fame.

Let’s Join Us! 😛

Photo credit from Phoebe Ann.

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Batanes Laffs

No Pyrotechnics

Ladies night every night

May your tribe prosper!

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Saigon Street Snaps (wew! I alliterate!)

Touched base (LOL what a term, this “touched base”) at Ho Chi Minh earlier today. Here are some street snaps of downtown. Trying (very hard) to do this whole street photography bit.

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Marlboro Country, Sabtang

Batanes Marlboro Country

Batanes Marlboro with friends

Marlboro Country

It’s been what … 15 years since my last visit.

Batanes is as beautiful as ever. Although some of the areas have been modernized (read: cemented streets, electricity and w00t — Internet!), the rolling hills, whistling wind and crashing waves still take center stage as the islands’ splendor.

Batanes looks so much more beautiful than my last visit. I’ve gotten so used to city life, I don’t see sprawling hills and cliffs this unbridled. If ever I do, its usually part of some commercial attraction in some residential resort or beach. This is virgin.

Made friends with the cows.

I’ve uploaded the Batanes photoset for everyone to view. Pardon some of the shots that are a little over exposed or grainy – this was a road test for one of the lenses I inherited. The fish eye needs some cleaning and I’ve actually sent it to this convenient place in the south (there’s a guy who sells old cameras in Tropical Hut Grocery, BF Homes). The prime f/2.8 Tamron came out OK but the fish eye needed to be sent back.

This was a special press conference in line with EPSON’s new photo printers. I am covering this for 2BU. To the bloggers and photographers who went on the trip, please send me one or two of your best shots so that we can include it in the article with photo credits. 🙂