First Post About My Photos

I’ve had the chance of covering 2 kid’s birthday parties this year. I am thankful to two of my highschool friends who have been recognizing my talent on photography and trusted me to capture the moments during these occasions.

I’ve always loved how simple kids’ happiness are. How they flash those innocent smiles and their reactions to things that surprise them.

In the following photos, I tried to capture the kids’ facial expressions through my photos. I know I still have a lot to learn and your comments will be greatly appreciated.

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Day 7: Cruise Phase

Finally, the scale budged. Ha ha ha! I lost 2 lbs after cheating my way to day 7 of this phase. I think I am still within schedule, though.

For some odd reasons, I get hungry faster than usual during my PV days. So, I had to grab anything that can fill me up. I had a few almonds and a piece of extra dark Lindor chocolate whenever I felt that I need to eat something. I am thankful that I still lost weight after eating a few foods that are not allowed during this phase. And yeah, I am a very bad person and should not be followed.

Will update again soon. For now, I need to hit the sack. Good night folks!

An Appeal To Help The Victims of Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines

It has been a sad day for the entire Philippines since the other day because of the tragic sight after the super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) hit a few provinces in our country.

We only received news about the aftermath of the typhoon yesterday because communication lines from the affected areas were down until now. It was heart breaking watching the news. Seeing how destructed Tacloban City is as well as the other provinces that were terribly hit while the death toll is still rising. Imagine an entire city being wiped out with dead bodies lying around. It is indeed a depressing sight.

In connection with this, I would like to appeal to everyone for help. If you would like to send any help, please click on the links below. Any help will be greatly appreciated. God Bless us all.

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Day 1: Cruise Phase

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So, I have successfully finished my Attack phase. Today is my day 1 for my Cruise phase. I’ve lost 2 lbs after the first phase which is exactly my target weight loss. I am starting with my PV day today and prepared salad for lunch. Looking forward to more weight loss in the next few days. Will update you guys from time to time. 🙂

On Day 3: Attack Phase [Updated]

I am almost done with my attack phase today. During the end of my day 1, I weighed myself and found out that I am 133 lbs. My starting weight was 138 lbs, which I am starting to doubt. I might have weighed myself just right after eating. Thus, the reason I am so heavy. I am only supposed to lose 2 lbs max by the end of my attack phase. This morning, I weighed again and I am at 132 lbs. I am assuming that my starting weight should be 134 lbs and not 138. Yeah I know it’s not good to assume but I can’t afford to start over again because the Holiday season is nearing and too bad, I can’t cheat.

So, let me just tell you a little bit more on my observation this third time I am starting over the Dukan diet. My meals for the entire day are mainly composed of eggs and chicken. Well, you are right, I love chicken so much that I can live with it every single day. 🙂

Day 1 was just a breeze. It just felt like my ordinary pure protein day. I didn’t feel anything weird. I didn’t even feel hungry in the morning after breakfast which I usually do just after 2 hours. I snacked on 2 boiled eggs at about 10AM and was still full by lunch time. That is why, I wasn’t able to finish my entire packed lunch for the day and had to eat it later as an afternoon snack. I was able to do a little walking because I had to run a few errands to the grocery store before heading home.

Day 2 was still the same. I didn’t feel hungry at all. I didn’t have appetite to eat a lot during dinner, though.

On Day 3 (today), I felt hungry just after a few hours upon arriving at work. Let’s see if there will still be other notable things that I will observe after the day is done.

[Update]

I had a major boo boo today. I craved for nuts and thought that almonds are allowed. After eating a few pieces, I’ve decided to check and voila! it was not allowed during the attack phase. hahaha! I am crossing my fingers that it will not affect my weight loss. Til the next post. 🙂

Dukan Diet: Back To Square One

I’ve been in this high protein, low carb diet since June 2011. This was the only diet I’ve tried that really gave me results. I’ve lost 26 lbs. after my first round but never got to hit my ideal weight. I’ve ditched eating rice and consuming sweets since then and never turned back. I just love how light I am.

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The photo above was my before and after the diet photo.

Due to a lot of stress lately and a little indulgence, I’m back to 138 lbs which is not good. So, here I am back to square one.

Tomorrow’s going to be the first day of my attack phase. That will be 3 days of pure protein and the most difficult phase in this diet. I just hope I’ll be able to successfully hit my ideal weight after 61 days. Wish me luck kids.

Empress Ki: First Impression

Empress-Ki-Poster2I just finished watching the first episode of the Korean drama Empress Ki starring my favorite Korean actress Ha Ji Won.

Man! I love it. She was really gorgeous during the first few minutes of the drama on that red traditional dress. The next moment, she’s so amazing in those action scenes. It’s like I am seeing a cross between Chae Ok and Gil Ra Im in Sung Nyang’s character.  She is just simply daebak. Man, I can’t wait for the rest of the episodes and how Sung Nyang’s character will develop. I just hope it won’t be that dragging because the series is 50 episodes long and this is the first time I am going to watch a historical drama that long. I am really hoping that they will be able to sustain how awesome this first episode is.

Will blog about the entire drama once it is done. Til then.