Jo & Barry

17 04 2008

I have traveled to Manchester to take part in a workshop by BHP. I was there about a half a year ago and it was awesome. Diddo for this time too. I wish I could go to all of their workshops. Anyways here’s some photo’s from the day.


Creative Stuff

3 04 2008


In our efforts to make cool things or make things cool, we all try to be a bit of a designer. Whether we try on flyer’s, brochures, posters or reports, sometimes it just doesn’t have that image that professionals provide. So to check if you have bad graphic design habits check out this website. That’s what happened to me a few years back when I wanted to do things. It just didn’t look that good. But after picking up tips from here and there, I’ve gotten a better idea of what’s considered good work.

Then there are some additional ones if you would like some inspiration or would like to learn more. There are loads of sites out there so list is just a few of them:

So hopefully on your next project, it will have a nicer flare about it and more eye catching than you initially thought.

Good luck in your creativity!

Weekend Getaway

2 04 2008

So here are some photos from our weekend together in Sheffield. They just needed a weekend getaway from the big city. Don’t we all at times? We started off with an English breakfast at Millenium Gardens on Saturday. Around the corner we visited the Winter Gardens that have ca 2,500 specimens of plants from all corners of the earth. Next to it is Peace Gardens. But like England would have it, the rain came down. So we headed to meadowhall, the big mall in town, for a snack named cheesecake and visited my workplace. They were shocked to see me on my day off. We tried to pack so much into a day so we went to Chiquitos for mexican dinner (yum yum), saw 10, 000 BC at the cinema and finished off the evening with ice skating. Pheww. I was informed by an employee that no photography was allowed around the ice rink thus the few images. Odd. All in all, it was an eventful Saturday. Sunday was church followed by a visit to the botanical gardens. It wasn’t so beautiful at this time of year but still decent. I can only imagine what it might be like in a few months time during the summer. Well, it was a good weekend and it’s always fun to have guests over. Thank you!




  • Talking about photos, I wanted to let you know, if you didn’t already since it is a bit of old news now, about Photoshop Express. It’s FREE! Everyone likes free. It’s a program online that you can import your photos, edit, create online albums to share your memories. You can read more about it at Scott Kelby’s or Terry Whites blogs. Here’s a learning center for it that takes you through the whole process from import to the end and it’s also free. 🙂 It’s provided by Kelby training.

Laters, ya’ll.

spring break?

31 03 2008

Did I just have spring break for two weeks? Can’t believe it’s over already. What did I do? Hmmmm. Instead of thinking of stuff I didn’t get done, I thought of stuff that I did do. Let’s see. I did go to work and hosted a workshop. I did travel to London. I did have visitors, Nancy and Shaun for the weekend. I did have 15 pages of assignments that I turned in today. In that light, I did get a good amount done. I’ll show some pictures from this weekend hopefully by tomorrow.

I hope you all have had a good break for those who had a break. Laters.

London Photoshoot

28 03 2008

I traveled down to London last weekend and had no special plans besides eating pumpkin pie. So Monday Nancy, Shaun and I tried to visit Westminister Abbey before the last admission time. By the time we got, they closed early, like five minutes early. Grrrr. St. Pauls Cathedral closed the same time. So it seems we’ll be visiting those places another day.We walked around and took some photos instead. Swung by Giraff for some burgers and off to the London Eye. Snow was swirling and the temperature plummeting. The Eye had some mechanical issues so it closed early. What a day! At least we got some photos from the day. We all took turns taking photos of each other. 🙂20080324photoshoot_08web.jpg20080324photoshoot_10.jpg20080324photoshoot_36.jpg20080324photoshoot_51.jpg20080324photoshoot_52.jpg20080324photoshoot_96.jpg20080324photoshoot_100.jpg20080324photoshoot_102.jpg20080324photoshoot_108.jpg20080324photoshoot_138.jpg20080324photoshoot_144.jpg20080324photoshoot_29.jpg20080324photoshoot_152.jpg 


25 03 2008

Since I titled this post “attitude” the first thing that came to my mind was what I hear from teenagers, “hey, what are you looking at?” or anything along those lines. That wasn’t the type of attitude I was thinking about. The one I had in mind is the one you think of when you meet someone and think to yourself, boy he has such a great attitude. That’s what I wanted to talk about. Someone who gives of themselves, put themselves out on a limb and doesn’t mind at all. When I was in the MTC, a sister came into our class and shared a quote. It was the one that states that as time passes by the more you realize that life is 90% about attitude. We talked about it. No matter what happens to you, what someone says to you and what situation you are placed in, you controll how you will react and respond. Do we try to still have a smile on our face in tough times? Brush off comments made by others? Do people become uplifted when they are around you?

So anyways, attitude is contagious. Is yours worth catching?

Blogless week

23 03 2008

This week has been officially the blogless week. Sorry if I disappointed anyone that have checked in to get in on the latest from yours truly. I wonder since spring break is here I’ve subconscienciously also taken a break from blogging? Hmm. Anyways, I thought to share some wacky news from this past week.

Did you read about the boy who foiled the plans of a school shooting then went and burglerlized the accused suspect for the shooting.

Then there was the lady who was in a boat off the coast of Florida and a huge 7ft sting ray flies up out of the water and lands into the boat. In its path into the boat, stood the lady and got knocked over and died from the collision. A freak accident.

So back to spring break, it’s funny that break is here and still it’s not a break. Some lecturers think, more time, then more time to do homework. But I hope to get some random stuff done.

I came to London to visit the fam and have pumpkin pie. What else I will do? I simply have no idea. Everything is spontaneous.

Anyways, have a good Easter weekend.