Lighting can make or break you. Apparently.
This was an impromptu “photoshoot” with my brother, Andreo.
Man, I don’t know. But this was interesting.
Also, this was apparently done with low light, and high ISO. Whatever that means.
Original photos by Marcus Rivera and Bob Reyes
I turn twenty-four today. That’s right. I’ve almost reached a quarter of a century basically. And yes I’m feeling kinda old. But honestly, I’ve never felt more mature, more wise, more courageous in my entire life.
And so I thought I’d share with everyone 24 life lessons I have learned–lessons that have helped mould and cultivate my identity as an individual, in my career and personal life. They are also insightful, meaty nuggets that I have learned from the people who matter to me; things that were taught and imparted by the ones I love and have become significant to me. I managed to write them in my own words, and the closest to the way my mind comprehends it.
This post is inspired by the “23 Painfully True Lessons You Learn By Age 23” by Thought Catalog. All the original photos I’ve used are from HD Wallpapers.
The title’s said it. This is not a resto review, or an Urban Spoon entry. I almost did not share this on the Artiste, but because of this place’s “unspeakable wonder”, I thought I’d put something up about it anyway.
Came here on a pretty extraordinary Friday, not to mention it was the first (and maybe the only?) Friday the 13th of the year. I had a very fun and reflective time with a very good friend and Ate, Ate Aileen. We thought we’d call it a “pre-valentines Fri-date”!
You might notice that I did not (or was not able to) take enough photos of the place, simply because I was literally awestruck I was almost gawking the entire time. It’s like everywhere I looked, there’s something flabbergasting to appreciate. Also, I don’t think I can write enough about it so I decided to simply share with you a few photos I took when I was there.
I am so not over this place. I’m definitely coming back.
Just by looking at this signage, I already knew that I was going to enter something special and out of the ordinary.
I’d assume people don’t ride cars here. They just opt for something cooler like vintage-looking bikes. (Photo grabbed from Ate Ai)
Isn’t this fancy?
Here’s the thing. I failed to try their coffee because we came at around lunch time and it was blazing hot outside!
The whole mist thing got me in awe.
Now that is a garden. A real one. (Photo grabbed from Ate Ai)
What a chic outdoor patisserie!
Sweet stuff served/displayed on treasure chests and suitcases. You’ll definitely like it here.
Just appreciating the floor.
That’s their ATM booth. Took me to London for 2 seconds.
Yes that’s their toilet area. I like the whole organic feel, and that hanging bucket drama.
That’s how you become cool. Use euphemism sometimes.
Not a fan of flowers but this got me to think twice.
This I guess captures the very vibrant, calming and aesthetic vibe of the place. (Photo grabbed from Ate Ai)
This is just a mandatory piece that complements the whole artistic design scheme
Still bewildered by this, but anyway.
This part is like a coffee laboratory, but then they decided to turn it into a dining area anyway with all the equipment displayed on the side.
It’s a pretty dark spot to have lunch at. Felt like I was in a winery but with coffee machines and sacks of fresh coffee beans. I don’t know if that makes sense.
Here’s a bestseller: the Ground Burger. You’ll love the special sauce in the burger, which is perhaps their selling point. Didn’t disappoint.
OK, seriously who does this? This is just amazing! I want one like this in my home garden.
Super cool walls
Because selfies are that integral.
And your solo shot.