Nuffnang 5th Birthday Party - Borough, The Podium

Last Feb. 23, 2012, I received an email from Nuffnang's Community Manager inviting me (+ 1) to a party celebrating their 5th Birthday. Prior to that email, I posted a birthday greeting for them, hoping I could be included in the first 50 people and luckily got a slot. Yay!

Meeting new people and seeing new faces is on my list this 2012, I'm aiming to build a network of contacts for the project that I'm currently working on - "trying" being an operative word. ;p 

Anyway, I attended the event and was surprised to see and meet a few of the famous bloggers that I really admire. Not so much of their photos here because I was busy on something else, but the event - I honestly enjoyed it with the unlimited iced tea, buffalo wings, finger food, and take home cupcake. :)

Off note: Most of the photos are not mine, all of them are from Kuya. I let him hold my baby Cancan and take pictures but I did post processing so pardon with the watermark that says j(c)sd. It's always nice to have him around. :)

Venue: Borough NY Comfort Food (The Podium)





Borough has this strange  mix of  finger foods. They are always surprisingly yummy. ^__^




Everybody's in blue. Yay!






Sharing a table with Allen and Vanessa (not her real name I believe) , Nuffnangers and bloggers. :)

Yay! She just got a gift from Jack TV!


And of course, a photo at the photobooth (copy from Pose and Print ).

xOxO

Food Thrift Trip: Kainan Au Gusto

Kainan Au Gusto reminds me of my childhood days staying at my grandparent's house in Bolinao, Pangasinan. The ambiance of this place is rare and different compared to other diners I've visited - the surrounding is full of interesting antique pieces but they are branded as a Class A Carinderia. The area is naturally ventilated (although they have a few pieces of electric fans that you can use if you feel a little hot). Add the set of the classic Filipino music playing in the background, mostly contemporary and folk songs.




I first visited this place a few years ago, I actually thought it's an old antique shop. The moment you set foot on their hallway, you will see different kinds of vintage items for sale. There are some porcelain bowls, drawers, lamps, even old and rare paintings and capiz windows hanging on their wall. Who would have thought that these century -old pieces are just accessories to give way to their food specials?




Kainan Au Gusto serves their food the "turo-turo" way (point as you order says Jane Chua)  in a classy style. You will have the chance to take a sneak peak of the food they serve. Varieties of Filipino dishes are readily available. And the price? Turo-turo price and affordable too!

Spareribs Tausi | Kainan Au Gusto also serve snacks.

Pica-pica (Finger Foods)

Good food is great with Del Monte Pineapple Juice!

My all time favorite Pork Adobo
I regularly eat here, as this place is just a few steps away from my apartment. Waiters and cashiers know me already. They say that Kainan Au Gusto was built by the Dr. Boy Vazquez, owner and founder the famous Cafe Juanita, to serve and cater food to the construction workers working nearby for low prices. 

Kainan Au Gusto is just one of the few hole-in-the-walls here in Kapitolyo Pasig. Definitely a must go food place if you are looking for real value for your money. 

Off - note: They have a clean comfort room by the way. ;p



Outtake: 2011 Prenup and Wedding - Ranier and Jhoy

I fell in love with weddings and pre-nup photography when I started to go out with Love and Arts Studio team. My first ever practice with them was when they asked me to join their destination engagement shoot for couples Ranier and Jhoy Lacsamana at San Antonio, Zambales. I was tasked to cover behind the scene footage of the e-session.

Styling and taking photos at the same time is fun especially if you're working with people of the same age with similar passion and almost similar souls. It's just like spending a weekend vacation somewhere else with your all time favorite buddies. UBERLY exciting.

I haven't really posted the ones I took last year, I had a very busy schedule just before the year ended. And I still don't have an official watermark that I can put on my photos. To tell you honestly, no one's really happy seeing their photos on other web pages without giving proper credits to those who own/took them - I learned this from the team and with all of the photographers I'm looking up to.

Just before I went to bed earlier, which happens all the time, my creative juices just suddenly went to a burst and THE mind is saying "Snapshots N Edits". So I finally made my watermark that says Snapshots N Edits by Joy Caasi. Hohoho. I have new Photoshop Brushes that I customized recently and there.

The following photos are the best from my practice shoot. Enjoy the show! ;p

All photos (c) Joy Caasi and Love And Arts Studio. If you intend to copy or use them, please give proper credits to the owners.


Destination Engagement Shoot 
(Cove Anawangin - San Antonio, Zambales)

Wedding Photography - Joy Caasi
Ranier and Jhoy are so far the sweetest newly weds I've ever known.
Wedding Photography - Joy Caasi


Wedding Photography - Joy Caasi

Wedding Photography - Joy Caasi
You know that high school - like feeling when you're in love? They are just like that. 


Wedding Photography - Joy Caasi

Wedding Photography - Joy Caasi

Wedding Photography - Joy Caasi

Wedding Photography - Joy Caasi

Wedding Photography - Joy Caasi

Wedding Photography - Joy Caasi

Wedding Photography - Joy Caasi


Wedding Photography - Joy Caasi

Wedding Photography - Joy Caasi
My attempt to capture the splashing waters. Fail.

Wedding Photography - Joy Caasi


Wedding Photography - Joy Caasi

Wedding Photography - Joy Caasi
Now this is my favorite, my "Chamba" shot. Lol.

Ranier and Jhoy Wedding - 12.14.11

Wedding Photography - Joy Caasi

Wedding Photography - Joy Caasi

Wedding Photography - Joy Caasi

Wedding Photography - Joy Caasi

Wedding Photography - Joy Caasi

Wedding Photography - Joy Caasi

Wedding Photography - Joy Caasi


How would you rate these photos on a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being the highest? ;p

xOxO