Saturday, November 01, 2008
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We had our annual trip to Laguna to visit our dearly departed there.

My dad's ancestral house used to be the hub of activity around this time. But with most of our relatives (paternal) immigrating out of the country, we were actually the last ones coming to the the provinces.

And instead of the feast usually held there, we just ate at a good place nearby.

I tried to let off some shots in the restaurant, but I ran into some condensation problems, coming from a cold SUV into a hot outdoor place. Fortunately, I fixed that in time to take some very good shots.

I'm depending my 50mm standard lens a lot. I think it's the best lens I have. My other two lenses (the 18-55mm kit lens and my 55-250mm telephoto zoom lens) produces good shots but my 50mm lens, with its f/1.8 aperture takes dramatic pictures. And because it's my lightest and shortest lens, it's the one always on the camera. I just change the lens when I need the two for a wider angle or a zoom shot.

Now, I think I have to buy better lenses.

Anyway, we made the rounds there and left for home at a few minutes past 5:00 p.m. I thought I would not make it on time for the 7:00 p.m. mass but fate smiled today. I made it home with about 15 minutes to spare.

Unfortunately, I did not get to warm-up or practice and it showed in my flute playing tonight. But I'm still grateful to have made it to mass on time.

For tomorrow, it will be the day we visit my maternal relatives (those who have departed, of course) and the dear friend we lost last February. Fortunately, they are all just located in Marikina, so there is no out-of-town trip tomorrow.

I have to rest now. I hope you had (or continue to have) a meaningful weekend.

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