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Study Notes: Leaves

Posted by Louise L. Hagedorn on March 25, 2014 in musings |

Drawing something well requires understanding it. In order to understand leaves better, I checked on some botany sites and found what I needed. Plants are divided into two main groups, Angiosperms and Gymnosperms. Angiosperms are more commonly known as flowering plants. They include flowers, bushes, shrubs, grasses, and most types of trees. Their seeds will […]

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Welcome Uggo the Hedgehog!

Posted by Louise L. Hagedorn on March 14, 2014 in musings, Photos |

Last night we picked up a new addition to the family, Uggo the Hedgehog.

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Playing in the Streets: Why Manila Needs More Parks

Posted by Louise L. Hagedorn on February 12, 2014 in musings, Photos |

Children playing in the streets, dodging running cars in the midst of play.

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Reunion with Tito Wacky and a Liquor Trade

Posted by Louise L. Hagedorn on February 6, 2014 in musings, Photos |

Tito Wacky had lunch in the house today. Reggie took a picture to commemorate the occasion.

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New Perspectives via a New Lens

Posted by Louise L. Hagedorn on February 5, 2014 in musings, Photos, Technology |

First full day with my Petzval lens. I took some pictures around the house to test how it goes. The lens focal length is 85mm.  You do need to be at least 2 feet away to get the lens to focus. And 3-4 feet away so you can get a good background in. I’m using a […]

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Preparing Bullet Journal for February 2014

Posted by Louise L. Hagedorn on January 28, 2014 in musings, Pens, Photos, Technology |

Earlier this year, I decided to try the Bullet Journal system to see if it would suit my needs. So far, I’m finding it much easier to use than a pre-formatted paper planner. It is better for my tasks, thoughts, and notes. Having something physical seems to help me more than a purely digital system. […]

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The Mirror Project

Posted by Louise L. Hagedorn on January 27, 2014 in musings, Technology |

There are times when you forget you’ve actually done something until something surprises you to remember it. I was doing a Google search on my name, and the top post is something I had totally forgotten I’d done. I had submitted a selfie to the Mirror Project in 2003. In the time when we didn’t […]

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Stargazer Lily

Posted by Louise L. Hagedorn on January 23, 2014 in musings, Photos |

I passed by Cartimar today with Glo to get some plants for the house. After picking various herbs, which I will take a picture of tomorrow, there was a wafting scent I could no longer ignore. When I asked the seller what that was, she said it was a Stargazer, and showed me a row […]

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Top Google Search for Liempo Cebu Recipe

Posted by Louise L. Hagedorn on January 21, 2014 in Food, musings, Technology |

Earlier today, Rica and I were discussing how my ManilaSpeak articles were doing. Turns out that the most viewed article I have at the site is my liempo recipe. Apparently, when you do a search for liempo Cebu recipe, it’s the one on top. I’m tickled! It’s not easy to get a Google search result like […]

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In Site/Insight: A Talk by Ninotchka Rosca

Posted by Louise L. Hagedorn on January 16, 2014 in musings, Photos |

 Reggie and I attended a talk by Ninotchka Rosca at UST’s Tanghalang Teresita Quirino this afternoon. I really enjoyed listening to her. Writing for her, is about the “standing probability of time”. It begins with an image, a face, a scene. Characters are expressions of time. The standing possibilities for each person are endless in every […]

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