15 April 2011

10 Photos of Ongpin and Manila

Today, my good friends Francis, Jericho and I went photo walking in Binondo. Since it was their first time to photo walk in Binondo, I toured them around since I was more familiar with the place already. I'm so glad to see them again. It's been a long... long while.

Here are 10 photos of our reunion/photowalk:


A view from the Jones Bridge, Binondo 
Quarantine Boat of Pasig River

What's Up Hose?

Gauge of Picture picture oh.

Volunteer at the wrong time.

Levers

I wonder how these work. Oops someone's looking.

Curry Dimsum! The star of our food trip at President's Restaurant Binondo Manila. Super Sarap. Fresh, crunchy, tangy. A must try.

Condiments with a smile: Vinegar, garlic chili, toyo. 

On our way home. Finding our way back to Legarda Station LRT

Next up, we are planning to ride the PNR to take us to a  Bicol adventure getaway.

Regards,

Rah. :)

11 comments:

khantotantra said...

must try ba yung curry dimsum? san ba matatagpuan yung presidents resto? sana mapadpad ulit ako binondo

rah said...

Khant malapit lang yon sa binodo chuch, everyone knows where it is. Can't miss it. Yup must try. 50 pesos lang. :)

Anonymous said...

Hello po. Tanong ko lang po kung saan mo nabili si Dina, at satisfied ka ba sa performance nya? :)Thanks!

Andrea

rah said...

Hi Anonymous.

Excited ako sagutin ang tanong mo. :)

Si Dina ay nabili po online (TipidPC.com)It was bought for 32K (brand new). Body lang binili ko, because I still have an old lens.

Sa performance naman po, very satisfied po ako. 9 out of 10. I did a lot of research before buying the D90 and came into a conclusion that with the D90, you get the bang for your buck. Highly recommended.

Next step po sa D90 is the D300s which costs TWICE as the D90 for the body only. (I can't afford it.) Almost the same price goes for the new D7000.

Just below D90 in Nikon's hierarchy of cameras is the new D3100. It almost has the same price with the D90.

Bottomline:
For me (opinion ko lang, huwag paniwalaan.)

Kung mayaman ka. Buy the D7000 Kit. It ang pinaka magandang enthusiast cam yet.

Kung gusto mo naka Auto mode palagi, and you just want to use it for general picture taking purposes, get the 3100.

If you are living on an allowance at balak mo maging photography enthusiast, buy the old D90. Sulit ang bawat piso na ibabayad mo.

Hope this helps. :)

Sincerely,

-rah

Anonymous said...

Thanks sa pagsagot ng aking tanong! Hehe!!
Ang problema yata ngayon sa D90 eh mahirap na siya hanapin. Sa hidalgo kaya ay meron pa?

Andrea

rah said...

Hi miss andrea, siyempre pag dating sa cam, excited ulit ako sumagot. hehehe.

Sa tingin ko po, hindi naman mahirap hanapin ang D90 :) We just have to look.

If you are really serious about buying, I think meron sa Henry's or sa Mayers Quiapo (310 Gomez cor Hidalgo Street,) ilang blocks away from LRT 1 Carriedo Station. Well known at trusted ang 2 stores na yon based sa mga kilala ko na nakabili na doon. Meron din sila shop online http://www.henryscameraphoto.com/

Try niyo din po sa http://kimstore.multiply.com/ at sa Tipidpc.com

Pwede din po sa malls pero mas mahal po ng mga 5k+ pesos. Mas mahal dahil merong original CDSC na warranty. If you can afford it (I can't) mas advisable ang bumili ng may original CDSC (distributor) warranty. Para may peace of mind ka if ever may mangyaring factory defect sa cam for a period of 2 years.

Ang cam na hindi binili sa mall or walang original warranty ay tinatawag na "gray unit". Which usually means na ang warranty ay limited lamang sa service for a lesser period of time.

Assuming (pero I doubt it) na walang-wala na talaga D90, next I would buy will be the D3100 (kung wala akong pera) At D7000 naman kung mayaman ako :D Either camera is very very good. Malaki ng ang inadvance ng DSLR technology compared sa mga predecessors nila, sa totoo lang. Puwede kitang samahan dahil malapit lang ako nagaaral sa Quiapo. Kung gusto mo mag window shop. Or kung nakabili ka na kwentohan mo.

Regards,

-rah

Myk said...

Aww, nagutom ako sa curry dimsum.

Anonymous said...

Wow ang bait naman ni Panda at sasamahan mo pa talaga ako.Yey! Thank you sa masipag mong pag sagot. :) Balitaan kita sa aking magiging desisyon! Balak ko din nga sana magtingin sa Canon kaso sabe mo nga, pag dating sa Dslr, mas maganda ang nikon, so I'll take that into account! :) Thank you again. Inform kita, pag may final decision na ko!

Andrea

rah said...

Hi miss Andrea, :) Siyempre pa, sinipag ulit ako sumagot. hehehe Cam eh.

Pagdating naman po sa debate na Nikon vs Canon.. naku po, mahabang mahaba po ang discussion tungkol diyan pati po experts nahihirapan po.

Sakin naman, ang basis ko kung bakit ako nag nikon ay dahil, mas marami akong kaibigan na naka-Nikon. Kung tutuosin, maganda din po ang line up ng Canon, mahirap po icompare ang features ng Canon vs Nikon dahil, nagooverlap po sila ng features.

Ang major difference po ng dalawa ayon narin sa mga forums na nababasa ko ay

Price - it seems mas mahal slightly ang canon camera body. It seems mahal slightly ang Nikon na lens. Mas maganda "daw" ang lens nang Nikon sa low end line, pero mas maganda ang lens ng Canon sa sa high end line .

Orientation - Sa Nikon clockwise ang zoom, sa Canon naman counter clockwise.

Video - mas maganda ang video ng Canon, Pero may nagsasabi na slightly mas lamang ang Nikon sa photo.

Sa LCD mas lamang ang Canon.
Sa controls mas lamang ang Nikon

the list goes on and on and on... walang direct winner. It all boils down sa user. siguro advantage mo kung marami kang kakilala na kapareho ng brand na bibilhin mo para magamit mo yung lens at equipment nila.

Try mo i-feel both brands, para alam mo what fits with you.

Excited na ako na makabili ka. Magkano ba ang budget mo ma'am?

--rah.

Anonymous said...

Thank u po sa analysis. Very informative! Ang budget ko, since mag start pa lang ako- around P40 thou, at wala pa akong lens, and in fact, wala akong alam sa lens! :)

Andrea

cseamus said...

nice shots again bro! ganda ng saturation. ang crispy!

sir RA, ano naman po opinion nyo regarding CMOS sensors vs. CCD sensors? eto na ang bagong war ngayon eh, tapos na ang megapixel race.

good thoughts about Nikon vs. Canon bro.

Nikon- respected talaga sa lens, even NASA uses Nikkor lenses. Canon- yung technology behind, mas daring sila mag-experiment.

Lens wise, Leica vs. Nikkor talaga ang usapan sa quality.

Mas traditional at elegant ang Nikon's approach to photography, mas wholesome and modern naman approach ng Canon.