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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Top 10 Irrational Fears.

Some of these are not irrational at all.
Random brain puke.

10. Going home late and riding a cab with a sleepy driver. Once, I called on a driver for closing his eyes while driving (2am). Turns out, he just had chinky eyes. To add, I fear crashing to that road island in the middle of EDSA by the bridge in Guadalupe. I always worry that the driver will drive right into it, so I always check if he is awake by talking about the weirdest things.

9. Not bringing my laptop when on vacation. I always worry that people will need something from me at work while I’m away. I will need to learn to let go. I’ve done it thrice this year on my trip to Boracay, Tacloban and Cebu.

8. Rats eating me while asleep. In my old apartment, we had these huge rats. One in particular, we called Master Splinter (from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), because he was soooo big! Like a cat! He ate my waveboards (which were hard as eff).

7. Pissing my bed. I always panic when I’m dreaming about urinating. I feel like I have to slap my face into opening my eyes just to make sure I didn’t wet my sheets. Imagine my worry when sleeping in other people’s houses.

6. Phone calls from home. I got used to receiving just bad news when someone from the family calls. I get irritated when I miss the call and no one answers my SMS or calls, when I call back. Once my mom did this and I totally freaked out when I found out that she was just calling to let me know they were eating Sinigang (my favorite). I was so upset, I think I cried.

5. Crocodiles. Always been my special guests in my nightmares (Thanks to the movie, Lake Placid). I’ve held a baby gator in Palawan though. It didn't eat me.

4. Locked jaw. Instant fear when that happens.

3. Throwback Thursdays. I hate that hashtag. Mini heart attack everytime someone would tag me in an old photo. I just wanna block those people! And hulk smash them.

2. Flying cockroaches. No city insect can scare me more. Esp when I imagine it flying to my mouth while I’m screaming in fear. Recently, I just saw the most horrifying cockroach video I’ve seen. Vomit inducing, really. It’s HERE if you think you can stomach it.

1. Farting in my Yoga class. While my butt is in some person’s face. While a celebrity is in the class.

No photos.
I'd be amazed if anyone read through this.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Back in Tacloban! (March 2013)

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So in 2010, I went to Tacloban with Charm. We had an awesome time food tripping! I never really finished blogging about that trip though. Blame it on my turtle slow internet connection.

This year, I decided to take Ethel. She was so jealous of all the resto hopping that Charm and I did, so we did just that, when we went there. Originally the plan was, to go to Biri in Samar to see those magnificent rock formations. This is part of the reason why the trip was 4 days. Upon preparing the itinerary though, I found out that from Tacloban, Biri is an 8 hour trip with at least 3-4 stops. I imagined totally freaking out from stress of hopping from van to boat to a habal habal motorbike (that I totally do not ever want to do again after my Davao trip a couple of years ago). Not to mention that the place had no electricity from 6pm to 6am. Ethel would totally die. Haha! I might as well kill her.

So to avoid the unnecessary stress, we decided to just stay in Tacloban and just go around the city.

More Isaw Please!

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Location : Boracay, PH.
Date : February 2013
Camera : Nikon D3100

Craving for isaw. On the beach!
I'm going away again this weekend (writing this on 3.6.13 after my Yoga class). I'll seek the water and hope to find some calm. I need to go away.
Thank you Lord for giving me everything I need just when I need it.
I hope I can do the same for all my loved ones.
Random brain puke. Sorry.
See you soon isaw!


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

My 2 Year Old Snapshot is Calendar Worthy! (March 2013)

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So I got a nice surprise yesterday when a colleague called me and asked me about which photo I took for our company calendar. I totally had no idea the first few seconds, what she was talking about, but then I remembered I joined a photo contest last October 2012. Winners will get a chance to get a GE camera and their photos published in the company calendar. It was so long ago, I thought, maybe I just didn't make the cut. Turns out, I made it. Yey! I got the October page of the company's ASEAN 2013 calendar. Photo entries came from all over ASEAN and I got lucky enough to be chosen. I'm just not sure if everyone chosen will be getting the free camera.

They wanted a photo telling a story of why I love working for GE. I submitted 3-4 photos and I guess they liked the photo of the street children above. Here's what I wrote about the photo, it wasn't shared in the calendar :

"I work in Finance and sometimes I don’t feel how exactly I’m helping the world by working for GE. I just know that somehow, I’m making a difference by doing my job to the best of my abilities. So when we have GEV activities, my heart swells with pride when I see immediate effects on the people we are helping. Take for example these kids, they were so happy to see us because they know that for that one day during that week, they will have a free meal and time to play with some adults (some of them do not have parents and most are abused). For a day, they will feel safe and loved. These GEV activities make me appreciate what I have and realize that I have more to give."

That photo is over 2 years old. I took it during an outreach activity in Pasig last October 2010. I wonder how the kids are doing. They don't even know their faces got published in our calendar. Hope they are doing better these days. 

For more info, please check out the REAL LIFE FOUNDATION website.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Intramuros (Circa 2008)

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Location : Intramuros, Manila. Philippines.
Date : July 2008
Photo Walkers : Promding Chamimay, Gagay and Kris.
Camera : I can't remember.

Back when we had all the time to shoot every other weekend (and me to edit my photos and post them!). These days, I have over 3 years worth of photos that I have not published yet. I need to get me a faster internet connection so I'll be inspired to blog more. I'm doing this on my lunch break and this is my second post. I blog when I need something to make me happy.

I miss you guys! Charm, see you soon!

Quiapo. (Circa 2008)

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Location : Fort + Quiapo
Date : July 2008

This was in one of my photo walks with Promding Chamimay. I can't even remember what camera I used (maybe the purple one? My first ever camera). I still look for that old lady when I go to Quiapo, I promised to give her a copy of her photo. I never did see her again.

I wish I could do photo walks every weekend. I'm just so happy when I'm taking photos. It's so weird.

I need inspiration.


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Date : February 2013
Camera : Nikon D3100

Days like this, I wish I could come back to this kind of serenity.

- Ezra

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Midnight Bingeing at Banchetto Pioneer! (Boni, Mandaluyong. January 2013)

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BINGE : a period or bout, usually brief, of excessive indulgence, as in eating, drinking alcoholic beverages, etc.; spree.

The atmosphere at work was very toxic thick that you could almost raise your finger in the air and write, KILL ME! Haha. So we decided to binge and go to Banchetto at 2am after we logged off from work. Of course we ate a cow and stuffed ourselves until we were happy from all the cholesterol rush!

I used to go to Banchetto Ortigas but when I saw that there’s a nearer venue in Pioneer Boni, I chose to patronize the nearer location (from Fort).

Here are some of the food available in Banchetto Pioneer.

Free Rudy Project Suitcase and Mango Tree at the Fort! (Taguig. 08 2012)

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Had lunch in Mango Tree (Fort Branch) after we claimed my free Rudy Project suitcase courtesy of my Citibank Cebu Pacific VISA Platinum Card.

This Mango Tree Branch is way bigger than their Greenbelt 5 branch. The interior looks more extravagant too. It was quite cozy. I loved the uniformed waters too, they looked like hotel staff.

Red Rice Day! (February 3, 2013)

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They say 3 cups of red rice = 1 cup of white rice. Is that true?

I'm starting to eat rice again after 2 years of avoiding it. I promised my baby sister that I'm going to start eating rice again on her birthday (that was last week), so I did.

Been having stomach anxieties every time I eat rice though. And I don't like eating it anymore (YEY!).

Friday, February 8, 2013

Google Ezra Montemayor Photography.

So this is what comes out when I image Google "Ezra Montemayor Photography".

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I miss taking photos! Will blog this weekend!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Wear Red Day at Work! (February 1, 2013)

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GE is big on health. This first day of the month, we were asked to wear red to remind everyone to take care of our hearts.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Coffee and Ma Maison (Greenbelt 2, Makati. May 2012)

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We got these tiny free chocolatey coffee from Starbucks in Glorietta 4. I love freebies! We had coffee at Starbucks to keep us awake all night because we had to work.

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