My life in Moving Photos

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I instantly fell in love with these amusing, playful and funny-looking moving pictures when I first saw a couple on Corinth‘s blog a few months back. Apparently, She made them using this app called PHHHOTO. I wanted to get one so bad, and I knew right then and there that once I do, I’d take a million moving photos myself, unfortunately, it was only available for ios users.

When my father handed me his old phone a week ago, I was a “bit” ecstatic as I have never downloaded anything on my old phone. I merely used it for texting and for uploading stuff on Instagram.

So, it has been a while now since I discovered PHHHOTO, so while looking through the Google Play Store, I suddenly thought of getting it on my new phone, forgetting it wasn’t available for Android users. Good thing I did though, because if it wasn’t for that, I wouldn’t have known they’re currently making it available for Android users too! I was more than happy to sign up for their updates on this and now I can’t wait to get an email from them saying that FINALLY, YOU, YES YOU ANDROID USER!!! GET THIS BRILLIANT APP ON YOUR PHONE AS WELL!

For now, I downloaded a similar app called Gif Me! Camera, which I have to say, isn’t bad at all! It’s what I used to take and make these cute gif photos here, and mind you, they turned out pretty cute and as amusing as those that were created using its ios counterpart.

I can’t wait to create more especially now that Christmas is almost here!

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how i made your necklace :P

As promised, I’d make a short entry for how I made Bri’s necklace!

Days before I gave this to him, my training partner/co-trainee forever and I went to SM Taytay. She had to have photos of her and her boyfriend printed out for the scrapbook she was making for him (for their anniversary). Then we went to National Bookstore (my favorite store in the world :P) to buy new ballpens (panda ballpens in particular coz the retractable faber castle ballpens were so overrated! ahaha!). As usual, I had to make my rounds (hospital?) and look for interesting finds and true enough, I found this!

It was this pottery clay which hardens into a real clay pot-like finished product when air-dried! This D.I.Y. stuff had other variations. The other two had wood and stone finish(es). Right then and there, the idea of making a batman pendant came into my mind. I’m not sure if I saw this picture first before buying this stuff or vice versa:

POTTERY CLAY + PAINTS!

Anyway, here’s the finished product! It looks like a grade school-level project (or a preschool project even!), but I was so happy it came out pretty foooyyn! I bought the lace from the Bead Shop in trinoma with bestie and here’s how it looked after!!! (again)

please don’t mind my awesome face here! 😛

other D.I.Y. gifts I made for him:

1) this iron on batman logo pillow case I designed myself! (+pillow)

2) the personalized felt phone case (which he barely uses!) 

3) the custom-made couple necklace (which unlike the phone case, he loves using)

4) this one was given by my tita (who owns a general merchandise store). She sells these stuff because her store is just beside a school and kids love making these small personalized bracelets. I gave mine to him! 🙂

p.s. i just realized how much i love CREATING gifts instead of BUYING ready made stuff…………..it’s much more appreciated (I guess!) plus it’s more fun to do!

the chicken rice shop

We discovered this newly opened hainanese resto and boy I’m glad we did because I can tell that this one’s much better than hainanese delights! *guilty laugh* SORRY!!! I don’t mean to compare. I’ve only tried the latter once so……:P

Anyway, the first time we went there Bri ordered the roast chicken noodles soup (not sure of the exact name) while I ordered the hainanese chicken rice meal (ANO PA BA?!?!). We also got the spring rolls (which Bri liked so much, unlike me) and the pechay dish (shall ask bri what it’s real name is). Everything tasted good especially the rice; and even though I wasn’t able to taste Bri’s noodles, I was craving for it the day after because it sure looked good especially on days like this (soooooooooper gloooomy).

minutes later……I already know what it’s called: PAK CHOY (the pechay dish hahaha! thanks babe!)

Of course we had to take a picture of the storm aftermath and here’s our rating!!

I brought 2 different clothes for that day (i forgot why), but when I saw him wearing his striped tee, I did not hesitate to wear my striped top too! HAHA! Masabi lang eh! Even though it wasn’t a coincidence at all, still we have this knack for “coincidentally” wearing terno clothes just like during our 1st, 2nd, 4th (?) dates, the cardigan date, plus this one too!

It was also during this date when he proposed to me…..CHOS!!!! ahahaha when he finally gave me my long-awaited trodat!! Yes, I knew he had one made for me and I was anticipating this day more than a couple waiting for their first born, or a drug addict drooling for his MJ or whatever drug there is! (BAD analogy, sorry! but you get what i mean! I’m sooooper exaggerating here because I was the only trainee left without a trodat in our hospital hahaha).

2nd time we ate here, we ordered from the very same waiter and sat at the very same spot so I guess everyone recognized us. It was very humiliating but I had a great time still!

This time around, we were on a tight-budget so it was good that we were craving for the same dish and got the barbecue chicken (ata?) and their sooooooooper yummy, not to mention, addicting CHICKEN RICE!

I doubt that it took us 10 minutes to eat all that. I’m guessing it was around 9.8 minutes hahahha. Kidding aside, I think it was more like around 5-7 minutes, tops!

Last time we were here, he got me a trodat, this time, I got him something too! I wouldn’t dare compare prices with him since mine wasn’t as expensive as the one he gave me, nor would i compare the effort to have our presents for each other made since I didn’t have to leave our room to make my gift for him, but one thing’s for sure: it was made out of love *ehem* *ehem* and creativity! I always thought that personalized or personally-made (those are 2 different things! haha) gifts are the most special ones, so it doesn’t matter how much it costs or where you got them, as long as they’re given time, thought and tralalala (wala na ko maisip sorry! :P)

P.S. shall blog how i made this necklace! haha!

In fairness, it looked good with Bri’s pink top! haha! Proud potter!!

***photos taken by boyfriend***