Before Humps and I parted ways last Sunday, he gave me a newspaper section called, "Picture Perfect." I have heard this newspaper section for quite some time already, but it was my first time to really see how it looked like. It was an old copy, but it was very informative. Although I don't own a DSLR camera, I will keep that issue, as it has a chart for aperture and shutter speed relationships... and it also featured pictures from two of my Multiply friends - Julles Roberto and Marian Peralta.
"Picture Perfect" is a newspaper snippet included in Manila Bulletin every Tuesday. Yesterday, when I went to the market to buy foods, I also bought the newspaper so I could have a copy of their "Picture Perfect." Very great issue... and I seriously hope someday I could see one of my pictures there, too. =)
Biggest lesson for this issue was the title of the head story, "Making Every Shot Valuable." At this point, I still say I am a newbie who's still learning the ropes, but I am happy to have found this hobby. It was one of the most fulfilling hobbies I have had. Really. For now, most of my shots end up in the Recyle Bin, but soon... I will be able to keep more images than I throw. I will get there.
In relation to the topic, I have just finished backing up all my files. About a month ago, I noticed our Anti-Virus would send some signals, and although the virus were healed, little by little, it's persistence is making its presence felt. I am now using Internet Explorer - as Mozilla Firefox would crash upon start up. The last few days, burning the data into DVD was difficult for me to do - I think I threw up nearly 10 DVDs now as it would fail during burning and I had to abort the whole thing. Thankfully, this morning, I was able to finish burning the May - August 2009 files. I am not hoping for the virus to attack anytime soon, but just in case, I am relieved my files are safe. Have you backed up your files lately?
The week didn't start good okay for me, sanity wise. I am trying to battle issues on self esteem and confidence, and it pained me to know that the people who I thought were friends were one of the first persons who speak ill behind my back. But, I am not going to give in to these negative vibes. I am still a lucky person to have met a few individuals who have embraced me at my worst. Hopefully by the end of the week, I could brush these pains off my shoulders. I don't want to waste my short life on negativity.
*** Jenn ***
ps - We received a call that my "uncle-in-law" has passed away after battling Lung Cancer for three years. The whole family is sending our sincerest condolences. Hope you could whisper a prayer for his soul. Thanks.