Winter White Christmas by SM Ice Skating

Photo by Nicey Arafiles Photography spotted at the Winter White Christmas event by SM Ice Skating. Thank you Verniece and SM Ice Skating!

*Click on the link to view more photos from the album Verniece and Her Pink Skates.

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*photo from Verniece

*photo from Verniece

Photos at the SM MOA Ice Skating Rink

Photos seen at the SM MOA Ice Skating Rink

Photos of the event from my phone. :)

Photos of the event from my phone. 🙂

*Posters and tarpaulins designed and made by SM Ice skating.

Pinkbox: Meet and Greet

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Visit Verniece Enciso’s blog post “Pinkbox Meet&Greet Photos” and

Ms. Liz Lanuzo’s blog post “All is well that ends well” to know more about the event.

Click on the following links for more photos of the event:

Pinkbox Meet & Greet Event for Vern and Verniece Enciso and Pinkbox Meet & Greet Photos (Attendees)

 

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CCSVDPC Weapons Mechanical Training

Field stripping is a training done yearly for the CAT cadets and officers of Saint Vincent de Paul College. This year, it was held at the Naval Reserve Command. I was able to join this year, not as a cadet, but as an alumna of the school. I helped teach a few cadets how to assemble and disassemble the M16.

The cadets had to learn the assembly and disassembly of the weapons assigned to them. They also had to clean and study the parts of the weapons. After learning the basics, they practiced numerous times, tried to beat their own record time and beat the other cadets in the assembly and disassembly of the weapons.

After helping teach the cadets, I also tried to practice with the M16. Many thanks to the younger alumni (former weapons team) who helped me recall the techniques for faster assembly and disassembly! There was not much pressure to do it really fast compared to the time when I was a cadet. But of course, it would be better if you can still finish faster than the cadets. I was also being careful because I did not want to get wounds and bruises but out of the eagerness to field strip again after a several years, I still got some small cuts on my fingers.

Aside from the M16 Armalite, we were also able to work with the M14 Rifle and the M1 Garand. After practicing in the morning and having a quick lunch, some alumni gathered to do a relay game. One person was assigned to disassemble four rifles and then the next was assigned to assemble all four, so on and so forth. I must say that it was a challenge because the alumni who were formerly part of the weapons team are really good at it. Some of them can disassemble a rifle in 7 seconds! For another relay, we used all three (M16, M14 and M1) and each person has to disassemble and assemble right away, without time to arrange the pieces that are all over the place, before the next person can move. There’s so much pressure but it was really fun! I must say that it’s also a great workout. It takes much effort and strength to be able to assemble and disassemble the weapons really fast. 🙂

Eight hours of that Saturday went really fast but I was glad I joined the training this year. I am really looking forward to joining again the next weapons training of the school.

Field Stripping Less Actual Marksmanship held at the Headquarters, Naval Reserve Command

US Rifle Caliber 5.56, M16 Armalite

US Rifle Caliber 7.62, M14 Rifle

US Rifle Caliber .30, M1 Garand

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Unang Yugto: The First AWIT Alumni Concert

When I was invited and asked to take photos of the AWIT Alumni Concert, I did not hesitate. Back when I was in elementary , I used to play classical music too. I played the recorder and the flute. Later on in high school, my brother and I joined the AWIT Youth Orchestra. It feels wonderful to be able to play the classical pieces and play in an orchestra but it requires a lot of practice and discipline.

It was my first time to shoot a classical concert and it was quite difficult to shoot because of the dim lights (I cannot use flash photography). The place was also full so there was little room to move to take photos. Plus I had to be extra quiet because the audience was listening intently to every note of the music.

This was really a challenge but I had a great time watching my friends perform and it was also great to listen to classical music again. I was inspired to listen to classical music again. Perhaps sometime soon, I will pick up my notes and pieces and play my flute again.

      

Unang Yugto: The First AWIT Alumni Concert

Featuring:
John Owen Castro, flute
Geraldine Margaret Padilla, flute
Gabriel Allan Paguirigan, piano
Princess Faith Mariel Priel, soprano
Elaiza Jem Tangalin, violin

With collaborating artist:
Ms. Hannah Valdez-Sariego, piano

University of the Philippines – College of Music Mini Hall

 

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DPP VI The Anniversary Party

After several attempts to attend a DPP event, I was able to attend this year. At first, I just wanted to pass by to check out the event. As the hours go by, and as I attend one lecture after another plus the live shoots, I decided to stay. I ended up staying until the end of the event.

The best photographers in the country in different fields of photography are there to share they knowledge about photography. They talked about techniques, gave photography tips and showed sample photos during the lectures; and they did not mind the strong heat of the sun and the people crowding to take photos during the live shoots.

All I can say is that I learned so much from the whole day event even if I was not able to attend all the lectures and live shoots because some of them are done simultaneously. The people who were able to attend the event saw the photography experts’ work and how they work.

I know I have a long way to go and I have so much to learn. We should never stop learning because even the photography experts, who have been taking photos for many years, say that they are still learning until now.

Speed Light Shooting with Mr. Jiggie Alejandrino and Mr. Ricky Ladia

Mr. Jiggie and Mr. Ricky during the Live Shoot

Mr. Paco Guerrero showing his sample setup for his Travel Portraiture

Mr. Jiggie handling the lights while Ms. Pilar Tuason shoots

Lectures, live shoots, and performances did not stop in spite of the strong heat of the sun.

Body Paint Models

Fast Fashion Photography lecture by Nikko Villegas (20 plus poses in 1 minute)

Time-lapse Photography

Mr. Manny Librodo’s Lecture

Free Magnum Ice Cream

Live Judging

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Kiddo-preneur Summer Bazaar 2012

The Kiddo-preneur Summer Bazaar 2012 is an event where kids could learn and practice their entrepreneurship skills even at a young age. Kids sold different kinds of products such as food, artwork, toys, accessories, books and even services. It is wonderful to see the kids full of life and enthusiasm while promoting and selling their products at their wonderfully decorated booths.

The kids are taught not only to earn money from what they are selling but also to save, invest, donate and spend wisely. The event is supported by certain banks in the Philippines as well as The Philippine Stock Exchange. There are also charities present which are being supported by the event and the kids’ businesses.

The Inviting and Colorful Entrance Booth

Colorful Products in Display

Art by Kids

Cards with a Kid’s Paintings

Exciting Marketing Strategy

Another Promo for a Product

Ms. Maiki Oreta interviewing the kids about their business


The Juantrepreneurs

Towards the end of the event, the kids are still vibrant and energetic while selling their products. They would even approach you, ask you questions and talk to you. Over all, I enjoyed attending the event and I learned so much from the kids. Business is not all about selling. It’s also about having fun, being creative, using your talents and skills, saving, investing and we should not forget, sharing and helping.

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Retreat 2012 (LIFE)

For this year’s school retreat, I am not the official photographer. After several years of being the person who documents the yearly school event, I guess it is really time to pass on the baton. I am glad with this arrangement because it gave me the freedom to shoot at my own pace and to take photos of things that are interesting. I am trying to hone the creative part in me. This year, I told myself that my photos should have a story, a picture that would stay in my mind because there was something interesting about it when I took a photo of it. I hope you enjoy the photos!

Patience and Perseverance

Two Different Pathways

Opposites

Quiet and Peace

Will the lines meet?

Glimmer of Light

God cares no matter how infinitesimal it seems.

The Battle

Waiting

Reflection

Her Smile

Flood

Just Beyond the Lamppost

Up Close

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