Monday, July 25, 2011


Wow, It has been a while since I last posted an IRL entry in this blog. So let's make this the first one this July!

Last Friday was officially the end of the Prelim Semester in our university. So as a tradition, my friends and I decided to have some fun, since there are no studies to worry about, no projects to catch up, etc! And by fun, I mean grab some drinks.

We met up at BattleStation 1, at around 5 in the afternoon, waited for some people to come join us, and arrived at a friend's house at six. As far as I can remember, there were 14 of us who went there, and hell, it was fun, considering this friend of mine is a guitarist / musician, so there is no reason to be bored at all!

Oh and don't you pretend that you don't know what happened next. I'll post some pictures. I know that they'll be pissed if they found out that I posted the pics here. Nah! By the way, these pics are taken at late night, so you won't see all 14 of us here. By the time I decided to document this, There were only like 6 of us left. Enjoy!





Oh and it gets better, after all those mess in the music room, we decided to get ourselves home. But before that, we were called by our friend's cousin to hop to a nearby mini-bar, since he was already there, and the car (ticket way home) is at his disposal. He invited us for some more drinks, so why not?

GG, my friends. xD

Oh, and I arrived home safely and watched some PONIES after that.

Friday, July 22, 2011

[Ownstuff #3] Greenline

Hello interwebs!

This entry is yet about another work of mine in my interest of photography!
Enough with the intro, here it is!

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I call this the Greenline, for the fact that there IS a Santan bush making a line parallel to that wall to the left. This was taken in my quiet neighborhood last week, as I was experimenting on the white balance and camera angles. Hey, as I have said before, I am not a professional, and I'm just doing this because I love to.

As opposed to my last entry, this photo is not that dark and dull. In fact, it is bombarded by red / orange / green colors.

As you can see, it has been manipulated via Photoshop. Still figuring out how to apply those "warm" wallpaper-ish atmosphere to this photo.

Personal Comments / Remarks:
- I think I overdid the manipulation
- Red hue seems to blur those non-focused flowers
- The far right portion of the pic seems off
- Cheesy camera angle

I need some tips and tricks guys. I don't rely on tutorials much as I am better off figuring stuffs out by myself. Just simple and basic techniques will do.

What do you think guys?
Leave a comment below!

EDIT: Since the uploaded photo has reduced in quality due to compression, I am giving you guys a link to download the full quality photo.



Friday, July 15, 2011

[Ownstuff #2] Redness

Hello again, people!

So to all those who haven't known yet, I have created a new format for this blog named Ownstuff. Today's Friday post will be of the same format as the last one which is... Ownstuff of course, you silly twerp.

Okay, enough of those irrelevant chit-chat, and on with the post!

For the information of all, I have this DSLR Camera which I often use when I get bored, or just when I am looking for an output for my pseudo-artistic imagination. It's called the Nikon D3000, a starter-camera I am trying to play with.

Check this shot out. I shot this random plant in our backyard using the D3000 on Manual mode.

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I call this work: "Redness"
As you can see, it's lightly manipulated using Photoshop CS3, and I know, I am doing a very bad job at mixing the colors right. Hey, I just a newbie, and I think it's all good. Besides, "beauty is in the eye of the beholder", they say.

Personal Comments/Remarks:
-I think it's too "green"!
-The credit font is not that good

So what do you think guys?
Don't worry, I'll have lots of similar works in the future. That is, if I am sure that I will have improved by then!

Feel free to share your thoughts!
I accept constructive criticism, because it helps me improve!

Also, please do suggest some fonts if you know that it will look good in photography themed projects.

All images used in the content of the blog belong to the author.

Friday, July 8, 2011

[Ownstuff #1] Scratch03

Hello world!
Today, I introduce to you a new format in addition to my blog. Give it up for Ownstuff!
I'll be taking a short break from doing reviews on my Legit Goodies format.

Ownstuff is basically a new format showcasing my creative works and projects. In other words, it will deal with entries concerning everything I made and will make in the future. Unlike Legit Goodies, everything presented here are of my property, and are affiliated to me.

Ok, I just made a Soundcloud account using the same name as my Blogger account which is D3N00B1F13D. I have done this simply because it will serve as my official host for uploading my music and related works.

So, on with the first entry!
I don't know if this will sound familiar to you. Enjoy! :D

Scratch03 by D3N00B1F13D

I've entitled it as Scratch03 for the meantime, considering it's short, and it's lacking quality mixing and other sound techniques. For the information of all, I have numerous projects prefixed as "Scratch" because I am a big procrastinator, and I never finish them for some reason.

I used Fruity Loops Studio 9 to make the looping EZDrummer sequence, and some cheap equipments to input in my guitar signal. Just added a little Delay on the guitar parts to make it more "Rainbow-ish."

Personal Comments / Remarks:
-Took me 30 minutes to do all this
-Played by memory (meaning, not played simultaneously with original song)
-I know the last part sounds off (realized after listening to the original one)

So what do you think?
Sounds familiar? xD
Just leave a comment below, and thanks for having the time to read all this!

Friday, July 1, 2011

[Legit Goods #4] Battle Station 1

'Sup guys?
As I have promised you like a week ago, I'm going to post some pics of this LAN shop called Battlestation 1. Now, if you have been in our place and have been here for quite a long time, you might notice that there are TONS of LAN shops around. For the information of all, this is the "in" business since the past decade, and will be in the next one.

About LAN shops, as I have said, there are many around here and Battlestation 1 is just one of the best ones to hang out in. And by "one of the best", I mean there are numerous chains of this shop around the city (e.g. Battlestation 7, etc...).

How the system works here (and some protips too!):

1. If you desperately want to use a PC by the time you arrive, you MUST COME EARLY OR COME AT THE TIME THE STORE OPENS SOMETIME AT 8 O'CLOCK.