first try at night sky photography

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Took a couple shots right outside our house. Quite a lot of light coming in from everywhere because this was in a suburb and we had most of our house lights on. Photos like these are supposed to be taken somewhere far far away from civilisation, I kind of like how these turned out, though. Could be because I’m still a beginner and that the more experienced I get with photography the narrower the range of photos I like will get. But for now, I like this and hope you (kind of) like this, too. Anyway, I hope everyone’s having a fantastic holiday season so far!

wandering

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(Albert Park)

I woke up with a plan this morning: finish watching/note-taking for the two accounting lectures I have missed, drop off the stacks and stacks of unwanted clothes at the Recycled Boutique, edit my CV and print copies out to be given to some shops later today or early tomorrow. Done the first. But took me longer than planned because of my incessant “need” to check my phone and facebook notifications (I may be having a problem….anyone willing to study me?). Went to the boutique but they were not taking any items for selling until Monday next week so my huge black bag full of clothes were left in the lockers for safekeeping. And I didn’t do shizz with my CV which ain’t good. Not good at all. Buuuuut while sitting in front of the computer, in and out-of-focus with accounting, I got a call from an Electoral Commission staff telling me I got an interview! Jumped from my seat and power-walked into the printing room then down the stairs (sorry library-folks for my semi-loud voice) to listen and ask more about the deets. Anyway, the job is only for a day but who cares! I’m ecstatic! After my 4-day training at Pita Pit and random writing work for my parents’ research company, this will be the next paid work I will get a chance to put my foot on…Fingers crossed I do good on Thursday for that interview 🙂 Anyway, by around 5pm, when all those stuff have been done and dusted, I planned on heading home but got carried away with taking random photos around the AU campus and surrounding area. 

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(Sky Tower at dusk)

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(in front of the AU School of Music)

The photos above are a few from that mini-excursion I did late this afternoon. Hope you like it. Sorry for the bad lighting but that’s all I can do with my old Minolta camera at that moment. Hope everyone’s having a lovely day. Xx

mid-sem break

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So it’s officially our mid-sem break!!! Buuuuut it’s no time for relaxation because of the piles and piles of work I have due when lectures resume in two weeks. In addition to this, Auckland weather hasn’t been good to it’s inhabitants considering it’s freezing cold and been drizzling (w/ occasional heavy rainfall) these past three days after months of sunlight and more bearable temperature conditions *sighs*. Because of this I’ve just been staying at home, watching tv, hanging out with the fam, browsing the web, listening to random songs I find on Spotify….you know, like, the normal shizz, i.e., doing things other than my actual coursework. Btw, any Aucklanders reading this (or at least have scrolled/skimmed through this), listen to any of Ben Howard’s songs. Because he’s my ultimate favourite and the fact that I find most of his songs (even more so his latest ones) fitting for this kind of cold, drowsy weather when all you just want to do is roll yourself in bed like a toasty-cinnamon-bunned Homer with your warm ass blanket of goodness while drinking coffee or tea and listening to feel good songs. Just a suggestion, though, cause I’m happily warm typing this while wearing my trusted blue, puffy Kathmandu jacket, a coffee on the side, while listening to The Fear 🙂 Anywaaay, sorry for the long ass sentences but that’s how I usually roll in real life. Or it could be because I’ve had 3 cups of coffee already? Hmmm pick a choice. Welp, hope you’re having an awesome Monday wherever in the world you may be. I’m gonna make me some coffee ….  Xx