Saturday, May 25, 2013

5 Fun (?) Random things About Me

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Once a week, we plan to have a Fun Friday topic, for this 1st week, Melissa suggested we think of 5 fun things we can share to each other and the rest of the blogosphere. 

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So, here are 5 random things about me, though am not sure if they really are funny things about me :)
1. When I was in elementary, I begged my music teacher to include me in school musical program, I wanted badly to be singing in front of big crowd on a stage too. I told her I will do everything just so I have a role also in our musical program. So, she told me, "Okay Elizabeth, I will put you in a group song, but can you promise me that you just open your mouth and pretend you are singing ? Once I get complaint from the group they lost the tune because you confused them, I'll take you OUT!" Well, I made it to the stage, meaning I was so successful in just opening my mouth and pretending I was singing :)
2. I am a picture addict. Whenever I have free time, I become restless and think of where to go, where to walk, where to spend my time so I can take pictures. 

The Joy of Being Out in a Simple Life
I am perhaps a blogger who spends very little time with computer, for I always plan my time being OUT! And blogging helps me a lot release those dreamy thoughts I have about the outdoors. I get to write about them, otherwise, I will just keep on looking at my pictures, and dream and wish I am OUT even if I am indoors. 
All the pictures in this post were taken a day after we got back from our 7 days Grand Circle Trip. When others would probably be resting after an exhausting road and hiking trip,  I still managed to be out and walk several miles.

Cactus in the Field of Gold, Wild Animal Park
3. Related to pictures, my favorite subject in taking picture is myself :) There is no day I do not take a picture of me, only that I always find them not good enough for posting, so they do not pass the quality control :) Maybe it worked to the best that I was not given a face and a body that could launch a thousand ships, otherwise, all the pictures here would be my thousand faces :) 

Me @ Wild Animal Park
**note: this was first published sometime 2009, this random thing no longer holds true. I already had given up my interest on taking picture of myself, haha!**
4. I have fear of heights, yet, I will dare myself hike on trails that meanders on exposed cliffs with major drop-offs all for taking pictures! It is still related to being a picture addict. 
5. Though I love my job and enjoy doing it, but a lot of times I wish I am paid to hike, to enjoy the beach, to take pictures and blog or write about them :) LOL 

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26 comments:

  1. The part about you wanting to sing was funny because when I was a kid they wanted me to sing, but I was afraid to do it. They put me in a group, hoping I could do it that way. I had the same results as you, I only opened my mouth and pretended to sing, just so they would leave me alone.

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  2. Like you, I love photos and photography! :)

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  3. I love to take pictures also. That's funny about singing stuff..

    Beautiful photos!

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  4. Best, you are living my dream! How i love to have my own site, too! You are a great inspiration! Love you, girl... as much as i love your photos!

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  5. so happy i can post a comment now! yehey!

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  6. Very very funny idea suggested by your teacher and you did even accept that. What a crazy little girl by then.

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  7. You put a huge smile on my face with your singing story. My older sister can not carry a tune at all, and I thought of her when I read it. I am a huge fan of your photos. You can definitely see your passion in them.

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  8. Beautiful photos, I look forward to seeing more. As for the singing...hmmm...teachers actually aren't allowed to get away with the kind of thing now. Heck we were so accepting of 'authority' then, sometimes I think it would be nice of our children operated under the same regime that we did.

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  9. I love your photography. I love to hike too and like you I am afraid of heights and it does not keep me away from a rocky outcropping over the edge of a mountain.

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  10. Betchai, I am the same. When I am restless the camera comes out and I'm on a hunt for nature. Butterflies, exquisite photos. The cactus in the wild is really cool :)

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  11. I love the image of the cactus surrounded by wildflowers. The flutterbys are nice but the sight of the cactus in real life must have been awe inspiring.

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  12. That was a dream fulfilled Betchai! :) I like how you really push your limits in getting what you want. :)

    As for the photos, I also have the passion but it needs a little more inspiration for me to give point and shoot photography a try. :)

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  13. hi, betchai!you really have superb skills in photography.sadly i failed to participate in our group's first activity.sigh.it was too late when i checked all your blogs and my email.i'll catch up next time.

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  14. How awful to be told you can participate, but not actually sing. I feel so bad.

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  15. The first one is very funny. I also love to take pictures, but I don't want my picture taken :)

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  16. The red/orange cactus against the yellow flowers is really great! And the singing story was funny!

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  17. Very cute "Fun Friday" . I agree with you on # 5.. that would be so cool to get paid doing the things you love the most and to get paid to have fun.

    That white flower with black butterfly - one of your best! hehehehe I think I've said the same comment on almost all your photos !

    ... KalachuChay

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  18. On your #5.-I also wish that I can work from home anytime soon! I mean I really want to do this especially after our wedding this year so I can also have a baby soon. :)

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  19. Well, i really see that you blog for fun. I saw that in your San Diego and California blogs, and now this one too.

    It's no surprise you ended up being a good photographer than a singer hehehe.

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  20. I have never seen a cactus amongst flowers like that. I have missed stopping by and will not stay away so long again! I will try to join this group but am having problems getting into my blogger account. It is strange b/c I can get on my blog but not account. Anyway, hope you are well!

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  21. I always love being outside if the weather is nice , but since where I live , most days are icky, I can't help but be indoors.
    I love the pictures of course. I never had seen a red cactus.

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  22. Wow, the butterfly macro are so poeticly shot and beautifully captured.

    The colour is mesmerising

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  23. Those are beautiful shots most esp the butterfly!

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  24. Betchai!!!!!! you just gave me my week's dose of laughter! We should have sang together when we met hahahaha, it would have perhaps sent a tsunami to our country or an earthquake hehehehe, love love love how you wrote this! gee I think I was not yet much of a photo addict like you the time you wrote this, not yet into the joys of blogging...thank you so much for inspiring me to love nature and writing and photography oh so much...the joys I get from it are priceless...most especially your unique love and friendship :)

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  25. hahahaha, samasama tayo sa pagkanta hahahaha. baka nga lumindol bigla, naykupo. K always stop me why i try to start singing, lol.
    not much of a photo addict these days, kasi wala na masyadong time but i still love nature photography (your influence) and yes, i do wish too that i get paid for seeking and exploring nature. :)

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  26. the first one must be a classic for you. So cute and so much like a kid. the picture taker one is opposite of me, I like to be with my computer a lot. maybe too much. There is just so much to learn. good to learn these things about you today.

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THANK YOU SO MUCH!!