Sunday, April 17, 2011

Even Cameras Need a Remedy

Camera or Lens Repair? SLR cleaning? I have long looked for shops offering this service, but one service shop put my search into an end. Scanning the streets of Palanca and Hidalgo in Manila, I accidentally came across this shop specializing in camera repair, cleaning and vintage parts inspection. It was a few steps away from the well-renowned Mayer and Henry’s Photo Shop (suppliers of SLRs in the metro).

After some chit-chat with Mr. Karlo (enjoying free photography tutorials as well),I found out that he was one of the privileged 2 Filipino photography experts sent abroad for training. He used to work for Columbia in SM Megamall, and is now using his skills and expertise to work for Shurdun.

For the benefit of photography aficionados, here are the details:

Shurdun Camera Repair Shop

Address: 709 R. Hidalgo St., Quiapo Manila

Landmarks: left side of the street if you exit from SM, beside Megacolors

Karlo – 09224644644 (you may inform him that you got his details in BESS photoblog)

Rates (may vary depending on extent of damage):

• SLR cleaning (including fungus removal) – P1000

• Lens Repair (repair of broken/chipped off lenses plus any damage) – P1000

Rates are negotiable (I was given a P500 discount!).

Please take note that you may have to leave your camera/lens for a few hours or overnight to have it repaired. Grateful I was spared the cost of buying a new SLR/lens. Thanks Shurdun.

Shurdun means sure done!

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Inspire Me, Oh Ants!

In nature, “staying alive is as much about bonding with your neighbors as it is about growing and reproducing.”—“Liaisons of Life.”

Ants are a model of cooperation, industry, and order, often working together to drag home objects much larger than themselves. Some ants will even assist injured or exhausted members of the colony back to their nest. In view of these traits, it is little wonder that Solomon chose ants as a model for us to imitate.

“Go to the ant, you lazy one; see its ways and become wise.”
-Proverbs 6:6

Weekend is about to come an end. Dear ant, let thee be my model when the week starts. ;)

The White Hat

Touted as “Italian frozen yogurt”, White Hat was one of the early players in the local froyo field, and still remains as one of the best. White Hat has a sharp, tart taste that takes some getting used to if you’re not a big fan of frozen yogurt, but is absolutely addictive once you’re hooked. Toppings include a host of fresh fruits and nuts. You may want to try my favorite - a combination of blueberries and kiwi plus a twist of oreo cheesecake. ;) Even on its own, the froyo is excellent. A serving costs around P85, plus P30 for additional toppings.