Author: pavcanada

A Canadian born Filipino who is arguably (to many of his professional colleagues) the most patient, loyal, and easy going IT Infrastructure Guru/Geek/Professional/"Anal"yst you may ever know. Aside from being devoted to his teenaged son and his girlfriend, this guy spends his free time outside the IT pressure cooker as a photographer and videographer (Hmmm...coincides with the initials in his name, PAV??), gamer, and if/when given a chance - dabbles with a few musical instruments (who is named Alvin and is not musical?)

Alvin’s Musical Follies – The Fender F-200

Fender FA-100 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar with Gig Bag – Natural

Despite my better judgement, I decided to restring the Fender F-200 I own. It is one of a pair of guitars

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Alvin’s Musical Follies – My Old Takamine

Well, you can’t really tell from the pic above (before on left, after on right) that my old Takamine G306 needed a bit of help, but you could tell when you

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Alvin’s RPOTD: Dinner Tonight…

Here’s a totally random photo… I cooked myself a quick dinner in 25 mins after I got home somewhat late and everyone had already eaten. Recipe below…
Hard boil an egg (if you prefer).  

While the egg is boiling, coat your pork chop with a 1 egg white and 2 teaspoon lemon juice mixture, then lightly coat top and bottom of Pork chop with a prepared mix of flour, salt, pepper and a bit of baking soda (I don’t know the exact measurements…but approx. 2 tbsp flour, 1 tsp baking soda and salt and pepper to taste) Fry on medium heat in a preheated pan with canola oil, approx 5-6 mins/side. (The oil should be bubbling and surrounding the pork chop to ensure you brown the batter)

When your boiled egg is cooked (approx 15 mins), drain excess water with enough left in your pot to prepare ramen per package directions. The water should still be boiling hot, so you can toss in the noodles right away!  Add greens (bok choy!) If you wish just before the noodles are cooked. 

Place your cooked ramen in a bowl, add a slice of process cheese on top. Add hard boiled egg and your sliced pork chop to complete your dish.

Enjoy!

Snappy Friday – Wedding Bells!

Erika getting prepped for her big day!

Erika getting prepped for her big day!

Hi, everyone!  I spent the day snapping pics of my long time friend, Erika, today!  As you can see, it was her wedding day!  So I was under a semi “media blackout” – haha!

I haven’t forgotten the bicycle race pics – I dropped off my rolls of film yesterday afternoon and I’m hoping they will be scanned and ready for next week. Also, this weekend is chock full of stuff for me to do, so I’ll be posting more pics next week.

In the meantime, please follow our photographic adventures by subscribing here and follow us on instagram (Me – alvin_villanueva and JP – gta86).  Also put a like on our Facebook page!

Alvin’s Digital Follies – The 2016 Thompson Bucks County Classic

"Feeling the heat (in more ways than one...)" 2016 Thompson Bucks County Classic, Doylestown, PA

“Feeling the heat (in more ways than one…)” 2016 Thompson Bucks County Classic, Doylestown, PA

 

I apologize for taking so long to post since the teaser I put up in Snappy Friday.  My son and I had spent the weekend in the state of Pennsylvania to meet up with our friend, JP.  Yes, a road trip!  I do love road trips!  The reason for this road trip?  It was to try my hand at taking some sports photography, namely, the Thompson Bucks County Classic!

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Snappy Fridays – Getting Ready For Another Trip!

Safe to say, I’m ready for this weekend’s road trip!  My son and I are heading over to the beautiful state of Pennsylvania to meet up with Jezza.

You may be asking, “Wait, why all the film? ” and, “Why 1600 Fuji Colour?!?”. To answer, if you’ve seen my earliest posts in this blog, I do shoot film and I haven’t shot film in a LONG time, so I needed a fix. In regards to 1600 – stay tuned to find out!