Saturday, November 29, 2014

"Chocolate Pa More!" New French Inspired Flavors from Cadbury!

"Chocolate Pa More!" 

The crowd screamed and cheered minutes before the #CadburySweetEnding screening of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (Movie Review here by the way) I think it was from the sugar rush and I don't think anyone had any chocolate yet but the thought of bringing home boxes of Cadbury chocolate and getting to try out their new Limited Edition French inspired flavors got everyone in the room on a sugar high. 

Wait-What?? New French Inspired flavors from Cadbury?! 

Yes! You read that right! Cadbury is making something good-better by mixing up their signature Dairy Milk Creamy Chocolate with French inspired flavors - French Vanilla and Chocolate Mousse! 

These Limited addition flavors should already be available in your nearest grocery stores and I definitely recommend that you try them! (Only for P180.00! For a quick taste of French culture) My #CadburyBarkada and I are #TeamFrenchVanilla and you could definitely taste that sweet and unique Vanilla taste in your mouth as you discover the vanilla cream nestled within Cadbury's Dairy Milk Chocolate. ^_^ 

My #CadburyBarkada with our Cadbury goodies after the screening of Mockingjay Part 1. :)

Taking a Walk with the Darlings of Technopop MOONWLK

LONG Overdue OPM Spotlight! 

I've always been a punk-rock kind of girl but ever since we've started on this journey of discovery and appreciation of local music I have come to love other genres as well. Case in point is the growing Technopop scene, which I got a good dose of when I saw Techyromantics perform live during Greenlight Music Fest. 

Since then I've been on the hunt for awesome Technopop acts and I'm more than glad to find that in the dynamic duo that is MOONWLK. I've been seeing feature their songs and even some acoustic performances but unfortunately I haven't had the time to check them out but we were lucky enough to catch them perform live during the opening Reese Lansangan's The Gathering Season Solo Exhibit and what can I say I love what I heard and saw! 

Now I know that that was like weeks ago but Paul and I have been busy with other content on the blog (photography, movies) so much so that Paul has dubbed our Saturdays as "Shatter-days" hails from going straight to events right after Friday shift (which is Saturday morning, since we work the night shift). Even if we've been busy with other stuff and have significantly been absent in the local gig scene these past months that doesn't mean that we've stopped supporting local music, on the contrary this absence has me all geared up to continue with our local artist features- hence this post on MOONWLK! ^_^ 

Our first time to catch MOONWLK and we were impressed!

MOONWLK is an up and coming electro pop duo, comprising of Gabbi Buencamino (vocals) and Nicholas Lazaro (synth and vocals) I saw a lot of music from them from but havent't been able to check them out then but when we attended Reese Lansangan's "The Gathering Season" solo exhibit we were fortunate enough to catch them perform live and this was the first time that we were going to listen to any of their songs and Paul and I were both very impressed! 

Our favorite song would be 20Twelve which you can download for FREE on HERE

They really sounded great live - which is always a good indication of the talent of a musical group and MOONWLK definitely had that in the bag. Another thing that impressed me about them is that they actually have a couple of acoustic songs recorded with and they were as beautiful as the original ones. Just goes to show that these guys aren't all synthesizers and effects, that they can strip down and sound as good with the basics as well. You can check out some acoustic covers HERE

Buencamino and Lazaro's interchanging vocals gives their songs a new depth and layers which coupled with their pleasant melodies and use of synthesizers makes their music multi-faceted, catchy and addicting. 

Just can't get over this duo- when I actuall heard "From The Night" by Stars on the radio I actually thought it was them - that's how good they are! They are in the same wavelength as foreign techno pop acts. I'm also loving that Jam 88.3 is playing some of their songs! I can only predict bigger and better things for this two! Can't wait to get my hands on a physical copy of an album or an EP. ^_^ 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

G Movies Feature!

Was happy to be featured as GMovies featured member of the week! ^_^ 

We love GMovies! It's this amazing app which allows you to buy and reserve movie seats online right at the comfort of your homel you can already choose your seats hours before your movie starts! 

Screenshot from my iPad for our Big Hero 6 Movie Tickets - the checked seats are ours!

We love tha app and you would too! You can download it on the Apple Store and Google Play :) 

So they gave me the exciting news that I would be their first Member of the week feature on their website ^_^ When they sent me their list of questions, I answered them as I usually would - with long essay-like answers :p 

Unfortunately they only needed short answers (about 300 characters per answer) since it was going up the site there was some technicalities to consider :p So I edited and shortened my answers for the post but I still wanted to share with you guys my original answers ^_^ 

Here's the link to the feature:

Whole name: Marica (Ica) Hontiveros-Cheng
Facebook Profile:
Instagram: ica_cheng
Twitter: ica_cheng
Blog Link: 

Favorite movie of all time:

It's funny when I say I'm a Movie Buff but I can't say that I have a favorite movie of all time. I'm the type of person who generally anticipates movies that are about to come out, see them then talk a lot about them through Social Media but I can't say I have an all time favorite movie. 

Most of the movies I like to watch though are action, suspense, thrillers, romance, comedy, adaptations -there should be a genre like that, with all the adaptations today. I'm not a big fan of the horror genre though as I already mentioned in my The Walking Dead post but my favorite Zombie movie would definitely be Zombieland (2009) -there's always a work around :) 

It's like there are movies the I can watch over and over again (Forrest Gump (1994), The Italian Job (2003), Speed (1994), Rush Hour (1998), Fight Club (1999), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), while as a book lover I wouldn't miss out on adaptations as well- we're fans of J.R.R Tolkien and the movie adaptations are six movies! 

Paul and I make it a point to watch the extended DVDs and special features to learn all about the magic that goes on in creating awesome movies. For 2014 - my favorites so far are Guardians of the Galaxy and Big Hero 6. ^_^ While I can go on and on and prattle on and on about movies, it really goes back to me not having an all time favorite movie which is frustrating but I guess that's just how I am. ^_^ 

Most memorable quote from your fave movie: 

Not my ultimate favorite but definitely a favorite of Paul and myself:

Brad Pitt as Tyler Durden in Fight Club

"You're not your job. You're not how much money you have in your bank. You're not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You're not your f*cking khakis. You're the all singing, all-dancing cr*p of the world."

-Tyler Durden
Fight Club 

What is your earliest movie memory?

My earliest memory of watching movies; would be the movies that my Dad watched. I'm a big Daddy's girl so I absorbed everything that he admired and being a genuine geek himself, my Dad easily passed that in to me. 

"Luke, I am your Father" 

I remember watching the first Star Wars Trilogy (1977-1983) on VHS Tape (over and over again) some of the scenes that made an impression on me were of course the infamous: "Luke - I am your Father - NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!" exchange and with Luke loosing his arm. As a kid I despised  antagonists like Jabba the Hut and adored critters like the Ewoks. It was awesome to get to watch the special features on the original trilogy all these years later. I'm sure my Dad would have loved that. 

I can never forget the "monkey brain dessert" in Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom (1984) and will always remember Arnold Schwarzenegger in a leather jacket and shades on as The Terminator (1984) before any of his other roles. 

Another early movie memory was the bathroom-scene in Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park (1993) the one with the line that goes: "When you gotta go-you gotta go." If you've seen the movie you would know it's not your typical bathroom scene :P 

When this meme of Sigourney Weaver being chums with the eponymous Alien came out and I was laughing about it, Paul said - "You couldn't have seen that! You weren't born yet!"
Alien came out in 1979. I might not have been born yet but I am my father's daughter after all. ^_^ 

Which movie changed your life and why?

This is a tough one but I would have to say Shawshank Redemption (1994). It changed my life because of the themes of the movie such as hope and maintaining hope in a hopeless situation, which I think is very important. It's a shame that I have yet to read the Stephen King novella on which the movie is based on. (I'll have to put that on my to-read list). 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Mockingjay (Part 1) Movie Review

I have always told people who thought that the whole entire premise of The Hunger Games Trilogy was the "battle to the death- battle Royale" among kids (which they immediately dismissed as simply violent) but this is actually just the tip of the iceburg and everything falls into place, or rather the full "iceburg" is revealed in Mockingjay Part 1. No more Games as we have seen in the first two movies but we are taken in a world torn by war and rebellion. 

Before I go on with this movie review, I think I ought to go and say that I have read The Hunger Games trilogy a few years back and while audiences are ogling at how beautiful Jennifer Lawrence is as (probably her most recognizable role in her career yet) Katniss and rooting for either the hot Liam Hemsworth or the cute Josh Hutcherson. People are forgetting or perhaps the movie has not given enough focus (in my opinion at least) of the many Socio-Political themes in the story.

I distinctly remember one scene in the book (and it really stayed with me) during a feast in the Capitol, Katniss and Peeta are offered a liquid concuction that will let them throw up so they can keep on eating the different dishes that were prepared for their honor. This of course takes our heroes aback since back in their home in District 12, times are hard and food scarce and hunger (pun intended) is their constant companion; while the citizens of the Capitol are indulging themselves in food. Funny how this scene is parallel to what is happening to the present and reality don't you think? 

When The Hunger Games first came out, people thought it was just another Battle Royale, where characters are forced to kill each other off in a fight to the death, last man standing tournament but that is just actually the tip of the iceberg and there is more to The Hunger Games Trilogy than just that. 

In the Mockingjay, audiences see, feel and understand the price of war; which our generation has been fortunate not to ever have known, of course the same cannot be said about our brothers and sisters in war-torn countries and many scenes in the movie are reminiscent of the actual horror from war which is actually happening right now; sometimes truth is also stranger than fiction. 

More reasons to look forward to Movkingjay Part 1 would be the actors (aside from Lawrence, Hensworth and Hutcherson) of course we would see critically acclaimed, award winning actor Philip Seymour-Hoffman as Plutarch Heavensbee in one of his last roles due to his tragic and sudden death last February 2014. Hoffman was able to finish filming all of his parts for Mockingjay Part 1. As the movie ended there was a "In Loving Memory of Philip Seymour-Hoffman" that was flashed on the screen, that bought a few tugs at the heart strings. I wonder what they'll do with his role for Part 2 of Mockingjay next year? 

I'm also excited to see Game of Thrones' Margery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer) as badass Cressida - I've always said it before that I didn't like her first when I saw her as Anne Boleyn in The Tudors but I have come to appreciate her acting in her roles as Moriarty/ in Sherlock and of course as Margery on Game Of Thrones, in The Mockingjay, Dormer shaves half of her head to play the role of former Capitol film director Cressida, who is put in Katniss' "propaganda" team. Loved her in the movie and I loved how bad ass she is, she really rocked that half shaven head look ^_^  

I think I can finally say that I have come to fully accept the changes that transpire from book to movie adaptations (or any kind of adaptation actually) and I think that it is not always a bad idea to make changes, the trick is to know when to make that change. Case in point is keeping Elizabeth Banks on as Effie Trinket in The Mockingjay movies. In the book, the role originally belonged to Fluvia. Yet- audiences have come to love Effie Trinket thanks to Elizabeth Bank's spot-on-portrayal of the fish out of water Effie as we find her without her wigs, make up and extravagant Capitol Couture. Her presence is reassuring as she provides the little humor that is in the movie. 

Tamron Goes Wild!

Tamron is a well known 3rd party lens that gives photographers and photo-enthusiasts an option to go for outstanding optics without shelling out loads of cash.  My friends have been shooting with Tamron and all I heard were positive feedback from them.  For more information about their awesome product line and events you can visit and like their FB page, or you can go to their website.

Last September 13, 2014, Tamron had an event were they announced their first image master and held an on the spot photo competition as well.  They've dubbed their 1st  Filipino Image Master- Ricky Ladia.  Me and my wife were planning to go but we were late in registering for the said event, thus it was a no go for the 1st event.  

Ricky Ladia is well know photographer in the industry, he has been using Tamron for 15 years.  Sir Ricky has been shooting for more than 20 years and is a force to be reckoned with.  He's well known for his strobist work, and food photography, he teaches often in different photography seminars.  

November 15, 2014, La Mesa Eco Park -Tamron Goes Wild, held a photo event  (it's a good thing we were able to register early and attend the event) where there was a macro/nature and bird photo race contest.  It rained throughout the day but that didn't dampen any of the spirits of the participants as they went out with shutters clicking.  It was a tough scenario as light was very very low and rain was falling constantly.  

Other than the photo contest there were booths from sponsors namely: Red Ribbon, Digital Walker, Black Rapid, Benro, Hoya, Fuji, and Pentax.  It was quite a surprise as many of the sponsors were dropping their prices for specific products.  

Eco Klienne's winning photo for the macro/nature photo contest
At the end of the day winners for the each photo contest were announced. Macro/nature photo contest the winning photo went to, Eco Klienne.  Eco is now a proud owner of Tamron SP 90mm Macro lens
Bird photo race category, was nabbbed by Anthony Balbin. Another happy Tarmon lens owner, specifically, Tamron 150-600mm. To all winners congratulations! 

Even if I came straight from work I was still able to enjoy and shoot with my fellow shutter bugs and photo-enthusiast!  Really had a blast, even if I forgot my sd card from the organizers.

Looking forward to more photo events from Tamron! ^_^ 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Team French Vanilla! For Cadbury Sweet Endings

Cadbury has always been one of my favorite chocolates, since I don't eat nuts and fruits with chocolate, Cadbury's creamy chocolate is just perfect! 

Another thing that I love about it is that it's affordable and I can just get it for like p14.00 and I can buy it from any convenient store and since I work the night shift, having this yummy chocolate bar available at any time of the day is a big stress reliever! 

I actually have a funny story about a Cadbury bar which just happened recently, so I bought a bar of Cadbury chocolate and when I went back to the office and my team mates saw me with the Cadbury bar, they collectively thought that I was going to offer them a piece of Cadbury chocolate. They were both surprised and disappointed I guess when I was a bit selfish and finished the entire bar of Cadbury chocolate all by myself. :p They still give me a hard time and make fun of me when they tease me about it. 

Okay - so I kind of feel guilty for not sharing my Cadbury Sweet Ending with my team mates so it's a good thing that Cadbury is coming out with new French inspired flavors to make that Cadbury Sweet Ending extra special! 

I've always admired Japanese culture but there is always something appealing, regal and beautiful with the French culture, most especially their food which has been regarded as the the source of many cooking techniques and this of course means yummy desserts too! 

So I'm more than glad that one of my favorite chocolate bars is incorporating French flavors to it's new line of Chocolate flavors and I'm just excited to share the new French Vanilla Cadbury to my team mates (so they'll forget that I ever was selfish with chocolate :p ) 

That light exquisite taste of Vanilla cream inside the smooth and delicious chocolate of Cadbury is a sure way for my team mates to forgive me :p The exquisite Vanilla taste will surely transport anyone to the beautiful city of Paris and will make you dream of Starry Nights and the beautiful Eifel Tower - now I've never been to Paris but Cadbury French Vanilla will definitely bring me closer to the city of Love and I'll be sure to share this Cadbury Sweet Ending with my Cadbury Barkada! ^_^ 

Let's just say we're a bit excited with Cadbury French Vanilla so we had a little French inspired Photoshoot recently, now I didn't want to just use photoshop and put the Eifel Tower behind us so I thought long and hard and then inspiration struck - why not take a photo in Rue Bourbon?!

Rue Bourbon is Bourbon Street in French, I know this from reading one of the best French novels of all time; Victor Hugo's Les Miserables (which is in my top 10 books). In the novel, the French word "Rue" was used to denote to streets. 

So - hands down this place definitely reminds me a bit of Paris and the French culture; it's a good thing that it's near the office! We even had scarves and a beret to complete our French look! Now to get my teeth into some Cadbury French Vanilla to complete this Cadbury Sweet Ending- French Edition! ^_^

Monday, November 10, 2014

Black and White Challenge

If you guys have Facebook friends that are into photography, rest assured you have encountered 'black and white challenge' on your news feed.  This has been an on going thing in social media sites.  

In case you haven't encountered this challenge yet, social friends poses a challenge to another friend to shoot and post 5 black and white images, 1 image each day on their profiles.  Images can come from a person's archives or may be shot on each day of the 5 day challenge, but the restriction is that the photo or the image has to be taken/captured by you.

So in line with this black and white challenge, I'm already past half way point of project 365, but so back-logged by tons of images saved in my wife's computer.  As I saw the first batch of challenges posted by friends I thought to myself, oh no...  Pretty soon, I'll be challenged next! And then it came true, in a matter of hours, I received a notification and I was challenged and my thoughts were, how in the world can I get this challenge done as I was already swamped with project 365 and pre-nup shoot(the day after challenge was issued)?!

My wife told me to focus on the prenup then I could think all I want after the shoot is done.  So we went on and did the shoot, and as I was getting the photos transferred from the camera to the computer, that's when it hit me. 

I'll just post the next 5 images as black and white. And here they are:

Day 1 -  Father daughter moment
Location shot: Tikling, Taytay, Rizal | Date shot: June 27, 2014 
Description: Stirring mixed emotions.  

My wife told me to stop by at Chowking, Tikling due to hunger pains.  So we went there and she bought us breakfast while I waited in the car.  While waiting, I saw a father and his daughter playing at first and moments later the child was crying so the father carried the kid, squatted and leaned on the wall while he smokes his cigarette.   A very rare moment to capture, due to the fact I rarely go out and shoot street photography.  I guess I got lucky here.

Day 2 - Day break
Location shot: 37th flr Unionbank Plaza,  Merlaco Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City

Date shot: June 28, 2014

Description: Literally capturing the light breaking through the sky. Not an ideal subject for a black and white photo but I thought of trying it out.

Last post I mentioned that I shoot during the mornings.  One of the many times that I've waited for the sun to come out.  In all the years that I've worked in the said building, I've watched and seen different sunrises.  This is the only time that I actually caught the rays of the sun going through the clouds.  I can really say that I got lucky with this shot. 

I just wish that I had a camera with higher dynamic range to capture more highlights and shadows without compromising the image.  I really think that I would've done more to get better results.  I'm not sure how or what, but eventually I'll discover it(if it is truth or fiction). For now I'll keep shooting with my old camera.

Day 3 - Dried fish
Location shot: At home, Antipolo, Rizal | Date shot: June 30, 2014 

Description: Dried fish AKA Tuyo is a one of the local delicacies here in the Philippines. I love going back to basics with simple and cheap subjects.

My 2nd favorite black and white shot to date, even if I'm not a fan of 'tuyo'.  I'm quite critical of this shot because the fact that I used the broken down kit lens (Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ISII - AF not working and IS maybe broken as well),  but it came out sharp enough for me. Originally shot in color but converting the image in black and white adds more texture and drama.  Who would've thought that black and white simplifies this shot and makes it better.

Day 4 - Relentless
Location shot: Home, Antipolo, Rizal
Date shot: June 29, 2014

Description: My wife mercilessly working on blog posts and other stuff.
Whenever we come home from work one of the things that my wife wife does is check for any blog traffic and activities, checks personal email, log in to social media sites, and write new content for our blog.  

I admire her passion in writing and blogging.  The blog wouldn't have become what it is without her.  I just give the viewers images, I write(sometimes), fix some layout issues, but she does it regularly.  She is the driving force between the blog and photography business.

I couldn't imagine managing this blog, writing and shooting all at the same time.
Maybe in the future, but for now I'll just write about the stuff that I know about.  Let's see if I'll be able to write and blog more. 

Notice that the day 3 and day 4 dates?  They were not posted in the correct order so this mix up was completely a product of confusion, lack of sleep 

Day 5 - Shadow play
Location shot: Ever Gotesco, Ortigas Extension, Pasig
Date shot: July 1, 2014.

Description:  Shot this while waiting for my wife in Ever Gotesco Ortigas. People jogging around the mall as the sun rises...  I guess hard shadows, textures and contrast are the best way to go when shooting black and white.  

Other than these 5 shots that I've posted, I shot many other black and white images from the camera during the 5 day challenge(except for the prenup shoot).  I learned a few tricks along the way, so in hind sight I'd like to thank the person that started this black and white challenge and Enan Catalan for challenging me.  It was fun and very educational(for me) shooting and post processing black and white images.  

Hopefully, I'll be able to print these images and have them framed.  We'll have to wait and see if this comes to fruition. 

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Big Hero 6 Movie Review

Would have come out with this movie review sooner but have been so tired from work lately, I immediately hit the sack after coming home from work. 

When anticipation for Disney's Big Hero 6 started appearing on different social media sites, my interest was immediately caught and Big Hero 6 became part of my to-watch movies list. I mean how can I resist the Japanese themes and influences and the super Kawaii Baymax? 

A few weeks before the film was set to be released, news that one of my favorite bands, Fall Out Boy will have a song in the movie had me even more excited, especially when I got to hear the song "Immortals" which is just awesome! I was so happy when the song played in the movie. I had to stop myself from getting up and dancing! 

Recently images for the movie's OST came out - look at that super cute Vinyl! Got to have it! 

There's just too much cuteness overload in this movie. 

As the weekend approached, the question actually came, where we going to watch Interstellar or Big Hero 6 (well this review makes the answer obvious doesn't it?) just confirming that there was that decision that had to be made. 

I asked fellow bloggers who have already seen both which movie to watch first and the recommendation was for the huggable robot (obviously) there were other factors that helped me decide and those were well, Interstellar was a 3 hour long movie and it was going to be one of those movies that would require you to have your thinking cap on and after a week of hard work, it would be nice to just relax for the weekend. Existential questions and scientific theories can wait as we decided to visit San Fransokyo instead of Christopher Nolan's universe. 

Friday, November 7, 2014

NESCAFÉ Cappuccino is the most indulgent coffee I’ve ever had!

Since being part of the Work Force, I've come to know and understand the value and importance of getting the most out of your money. Life is not as easy as it once was and it seems that every bit of pleasure or indulgence out there costs money - you can blame consumerism for that. 
It's a good thing though that there are still those affordable indulgences that bring simple pleasure in our lives and help make the every day a little bearable.

As someone who works the night shift, I depend on coffee like it is a life force. It's not a joke to be awake while the whole world sleeps (so to speak) and also focus and work at the same time. 

There are those moments when sleep overcomes you - no matter how hard you try to fight it, we are only human after all. Which is why a big thank you goes out to the most indulgent coffee I've ever had - and at an affordable price too! (no need to spend P200.00 just for a cup of coffee) and that is none other than NESCAFÉ Cappuccino! 

I just love how the coffee foam and Choco sprinkles make the experience even more special since it gives that indulgent feeling, especially when the foam kisses your lips. ^_^ I also personally enjoy opening the pack of chocolate sprinkles and adding them on the coffee it just completes that indulgent experience only NESCAFÉ Cappuccino can give! 

Care for a cup of Indulgent Coffee? :)

Project 365: May 2014

The continuation of Project 365: 

Technology makes life easier, better and faster.  Complex tasks becomes equivalent to a press of a button. Technology and advancement is just awesome, but sometimes I just find it so hard to focus with this project...

Technology has given us so many things, beneficial, nonsensical, trivial, and down-right useless stuff.  I thank ingenious people for creating the world as it is, but this world is just full of distractions that it often leads me to do stuff that only feeds my laziness and sends this project further back into the 'to-do list'.  I hate to say it but the world now, is just full of distractions!

Project365|2014 Day
Day 121 - One Corporate Center Ortigas
Day 122 - Tinkering around
Day 123 -  Books and artwork
Day 124 - Shadows
Day 125 - Make-up mayhem
Day 126 - Monday morning leadership with Marky
Day 127 - Black flowers
Day 128 - Evening work
Day 129 - Fresh from the tree

Its a real struggle to focus on whatever project that I want to take on with the world today.  Anywhere I look I see a distraction.  So how do we deal with these 'distractions'?  Here are some tips:

1. Set a specified time to do your project.  -  Decide when will be the best to work on any project, and give it a minimum duration.  

2. Stick with your set time - Regularity and  habits will get you through.  Once you get used to shooting at the time you set to work on the project, you'll get used to it.

Day 130 - Attack on Ems
Day 131 - Taking the crowd to church
Day 132 - Learning how to chop
Day 133 - In transit
Day 134 -Driving and shooting 2
Day 135 - The lone tree
Day 136 - Breakfast/dinner
Day 137 - WF team
Day 138 - Side light

3. Enable Silent mode on your mobile phone or if possible, turn on Airplane Mode - whether we admit it or not, we spend more time staring into our mobile or smart phones.  Putting your smart phone on silent eliminates or minimizes any distractions.

4. Continue to work on the project - even if the people around you find it pointless.  This is true, unless you surround yourself with people who has common interest in your project.  People will not see the reason why your doing this, but keep reminding yourself that this is for you, not for them.

Day 139 - Shades of Autumn in summer
Day 140 - Portraits and reflections
Day 141 - Idle state
Day 142 - Night scape
Day 143 -  Baby powder
Day 144 - Posing
Day 145 - Timing
Day 146 - 1970's Road Runner
Day 147 - No fill light

I usually shoot in the morning after work and set my mind to doing it. Often times my wife gets irritated by this morning ritual.  I got used to shooting in the morning unless I'm too tired from work.  

Another battle that I face is my daily uploads for project 365(flickr, g+, facebook and instagram).  My daily challenges are slow PC issue, slow to no internet connection, tired from work. 

Day 148 - The view in between
Day 149 - Reflecting rivals
Day 150 - Designated lift
Day 151 - Midnight in the afternoon

I guess the best tip that I can give, is to persevere.  If your mind is set to doing a project, even if all other forces(external and internal) are conspiring against you, you'd always have an output for your project whether its good or bad.  

Whether it's good or bad you'd see changes and improvement on your project.  It may not be evident but improvements will definitely show, eventually. 

So far, I've shot 151 days of 2014, most days I get lame and nonsensical images, but when I evaluate my shots from then to now, I could see improvements. Stick with it and you'll see what I mean. 

For everyone/anyone that shoots project 365, keep on shooting and good luck.